Sight & Sound’s Indie Animation Picks 2016

By 9th January 2017News

We are delighted that the BFI’s Best Indie Animation round up for 2016 flags our Wellcome Trust supported Silent Signal project:  ‘Honourable mention should definitely go to Animate Projects’ Silent Signal project which came to fruition this year with six experimental animations produced by collaboration between artists and scientists, immaculately documented on the project’s website’.

BFI National Archive Curator Jez Stewart’s picks include Alan Warburton’s Soft Crash, Elizabeth Hobbs’ G-AAAH and Chris Shepherd’s follow up to his acclaimed Animate commission, Dad’s Dead – the LIAF Best British Film Award winning Johnno’s Dead (on which Animate’s Abigail Addison was a producer). We are very proud that Jez says he’s been a fan of Alan’s since the Animate commissioned Z and to be working with Elizabeth on her new film, I’m OK. Jez’s other great selections are Roger Ballen’s Theatre of Apparitions by Emma Calder and Ged Haney (‘as delightful as it is rude’), and Moth Collectives film for The Guardian, The Last Job on Earth, (‘intelligent and inspired design work’).