Adapting to new online platforms - a focus on independent animation project development, distribution, and professional training.

Indie Online 2020

Professions / Indie Online 2020

The research presents interviews with filmmakers, both established and freshly graduated; a summery of conversations with festival directors, distributors, and finally, some insight into ‘digital media strategy’ and building a communication toolkit.

Indie Online 2020

  • About

    Adapting to new online platforms - a focus on independent animation project development, distribution, and professional training.

    With a focus on independent animation, our research team have looked into how the shift to online and hybrid film festivals has impacted the distribution of independent work and the pathways we take to develop (and finance) new work: considering both academic and professional readership – the paper aims to share some conclusions and personal experiences we have been collecting as part of the research.

    Recently, due to the restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, all public events including film festivals have been either cancelled, offered online, or reimagined as hybrid events. This is having a huge impact on the animation industry, particularly independent animation creators, artists, producers, and filmmakers.

    Project participants

    Emilie Bujès,
    Shane Smith,
    Cíntia Gil,
    Orwa Nyrabia,
    Arnaud Miquel,
    Ulrich Wegenast,
    Annette Schindler,
    Gabriele Brunnenmeyer,
    Sophie St Pierre,
    Luce Grosjean,
    Simon Rouby,
    Anca Damian,
    Julie Baltzer,
    Flóra Anna Buda,
    Ana Nedeljković,
    Nikola Majdak jr.,
    Philip Piaget,
    Rikke Planeta,
    Joseph Wallace,
    Nikita Diakur.

    Website: https://www.zippyframes.com/index.php/interviews/indie-online-2020-project-interviews

     

    Project start date: 1 June 2020
    Project end date: 31 December 2020

  • Authors and Co- author

    Authors: Michelle Kranot, Center for Animation, Visualization and Digital Storytelling Research and Development, The Animation Workshop /VIA UC. 

    Co-author: Uri Kranot, Adjunct, Bachelor Department, The Animation Workshop / VIA UC

    Co-author: Ellie Land, Filmmaker and Senior Lecturer in Animation at Northumbria University, UK.

    Co-author: Vassilis Kroustallis, writer and editor Zippy Frames Animation online magazine. PhD Cand. Ionian University, Corfu.

    Co-author: Clémence Bragard, Artistic Director of the French Festival of Animation Film, AFCA – French Association for Animated Cinema, France.

  • Contact

    Michelle Kranot

    Anidox Lab producer

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