RAY HARRYHAUSEN DIES, AGED 92
Canterbury Anifest was saddened to learn that visionary special effects creator Ray Harryhausen has died at the age of 92. Ray was responsible for some of the most iconic creatures and pioneering animated effects in film history and will be remembered for his fantastic work on films such as The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and Jason and the Argonauts.
We are proud to have opened our 2012 festival with a showcase of Ray Harryhausen’s work and legacy, led by Ray’s biographer Tony Dalton. Tony gave a fantastic 90 minute talk about Ray’s life and career in animation, with clips, imagery and actual models which intrigued the audience made up of animation lovers of all ages.
“Like the rest of the animation world, we were sad to hear of Ray’s passing. He has been a massive influence on many animators’ careers including my own. I sent my first animated film, The Windmill Boy, to Ray and he was kind enough to write me a personal letter with a critique of the film. I still have the letter and this is something I will always remember fondly.” – Festival Director, Dan Richards
Canterbury Anifest would like to pass on our condolences to Ray’s family and friends.
CANTERBURY ANIFEST 2013 SHORT FILM COMPETITION CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW OPEN!
Animations under 10 minutes in length which were completed after 1st January 2011 are eligible.
Any queries regarding submission should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
CANTERBURY ANIFEST: THE ANIMATION FESTIVAL FOR THE SOUTH EAST
The festival offers a fantastic weekend of talks, screenings and master classes with industry experts from prestigious animation studios around the UK and abroad. The festival also includes a short film competition for British and international animators. This year’s Anifest involves talks from Pixar, Dreamworks, Double Negative, Aardman, and Ray Harryhausen’s autobiography co-writer Tony Dalton. Anifest caters for the entire community and is an event to be enjoyed by animation enthusiasts young and old as well as animation students and professionals.