DIFFERENT VOICES: ANIMATION MENTORING PROJECT
14 March - 7 April 2022
Made possible with the support of Ffilm Cymru Wales & BFI NETWORK with funding from the National Lottery.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.