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14 March - 7 April 2022

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Made possible with the support of Ffilm Cymru Wales & BFI NETWORK with funding from the National Lottery.

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We've teamed up with Biggerhouse Film to offer an online mentoring opportunity for six Wales-based new or aspiring neurodivergent animators. The project will run over four weeks in March–April 2022.


The project is open to those who are:

  • new and aspiring animators 

  • aged 18 and over

  • residing in Wales

  • who self-identify as neurodivergent. 


The online mentoring sessions will be led by Biggerhouse Film using zoom. 


Biggerhouse Film have been producing award-winning animations and films for 20 years, and are nominated for a British Animation Award this year. Working with them on this project is longtime collaborator Joff Winterhart, a graphic novelist and BAFTA Cymru-winning animator. 


Over the course of the project, you'll have the chance to develop an idea and get it to animatic stage. 


The mentoring sessions will culminate in:

  • a Different Voices Showcase at Chapter Cinema in Cardiff on Thursday 7 April as part of Cardiff Animation Festival 2022

  • a Different Voices Workshop led by Biggerhouse Film's Stephen Clarke and Hijinx's Dan McGowan, addressing the question: “how can the creative industries benefit from welcoming in neurodiverse talent?”


To apply, please complete a short application form and email it to


The deadline for sending your application back to us is Thursday 10th March at 5pm.


If you need any help completing your application, please contact Stephen at



To apply, you need to be able to use zoom and be available for the following workshop dates:


Monday 14th March (zoom)

10:00 – 11:30 | First group session


Monday 21st March (zoom)

2 hour slot during the day (to be arranged) | First one-to-one mentoring session


Monday 28th March (zoom)

10:00 – 11:30 | Second group session


Monday 4th April (zoom)

2 hour slot during the day (to be arranged) | Second one-to-one mentoring session 


Thursday 7th April (at Chapter, Cardiff):

  • 10:30–12:30 | Different Voices Showcase – a chance to share your work in person and see it on the big screen at Cardiff Animation Festival.

  • 1:30–3:30 | Different Voices Workshop – a creative discussion about how we can break down barriers currently facing neurodivergent animators.

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