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University’s world-famous animation festival returns

University’s world-famous animation festival returns for fourteenth year

19 May 2017

The University of Hertfordshire’s world-famous animation festival, celebration and exhibition, Animation Exposé, will take place on Thursday 25 May.

Now in its fourteenth year, the ever-popular event is streamed live around the world, featuring inspirational talks from industry leaders about the latest blockbusters, as well as showcasing the very best work from the University’s degree courses in 3D and 2D animation, Games Art and Visual Effects.

In the morning guests will be treated to a great line up of industry speakers from leading visual effects, games and animation industries, such as Frontier Developments, Outpost VFX, Karrot Animation and MPC.

The afternoon will see the prestigious animation film showcase, containing the very best 3D, Games, VFX and 2D animated movies from the graduating class of talented students.

Films will be in stiff competition with each other to win top prizes decided upon by a distinguished panel of industry judges including staff from Disney, Blue Zoo, Burrows CGI, Foster and Partners, Darkside Studios, Rewind, Random 42 and many more.

“This year our popular animation festival is shaping up to be our best ever. We run an internationally renowned and award-winning animation course and this event is the culmination of months of work for our students, providing them with the chance to showcase their huge range of talents,” commented Martin Bowman and Daniel Goodbrey, Joint Programme Leaders, School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire.

“We believe that the combination of exceptional technical and art skills, coupled with high level industry links, will open doors for an artist, and the University works exceptionally hard to help graduates attain successful careers in the industry.

“Our graduates have worked on Hollywood blockbusters such as Star Wars: Rogue One, Avatar, Inception, Gravity and Prometheus, and the Digital Animation Programme is now ranked #1 in the world for Next Gen Gaming and #4 in the world for Animation and Visual Effects by the prestigious CG Rookies Awards.”

This year the whole day will be streamed for free in HD around the world and organisers will also be able to take questions and responses from internet viewers.

Find out more about Animation Expose

Source: Univeristy of Hertfordshire