Anifest 2013 a success!

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The sixth annual Anifest, South East’s only annual animation festival was a great success with over 1,000 people visiting the Canterbury festival to enjoy talks, screenings and workshops from some of the biggest names in animation. 

Anifest invites people of all ages to come and experience the magic of animation and 2013 was the longest festival yet.

Jim Parkyn's Making Shaun the Sheep workshop © Canterbury Anifest

Jim Parkyn’s Making Shaun the Sheep workshop © Canterbury Anifest

Highlights included guest masterclasses and talks from Jim Parkyn at Aardman Animations about Making Shaun the Sheep, Double Negative’s Robin Konieczny (Man of Steel) about Matte Painting, Benedict Lewis (Horrid Henry) about Storyboarding For Animation as well as a comedy evening. 

Dan Richards, Festival Director said:This year Anifest expanded its programme out into Canterbury. It started with a two week exhibit in The Beaney, then continued with a week of screenings at the Gulbenkian and finally a weekend programme including animated comedy and music. It was great to see the people of Canterbury and it’s visitors making, watching and learning about animation from some of the biggest names including Oscar winning Visual Effects Supervisor Mike Fink.”

Here is some of the feedback from the visitors:

‘A great interactive fun event – has inspired us to go home and animate!’ Janet, Canterbury

‘Loved it. Loved the talks. The masterclasses were great. I learnt so much. Inspiring!’ Stephanie, London

‘The best festival I’ve ever been to” Max, aged 7, Canterbury

‘Amazing insight into the world of animation’ Robert, Margate

For more information about Anifest please visit: http://www.canterburyanifest.com/