Red Bull Canimation competition

Red Bull’s Canimation competition offers UK animation students the chance to win internships at Aardman, The Mill and 12footsix

Red Bull’s Canimation competition offers UK animation students the chance to win internships at Aardman, The Mill and 12footsix

There are separate categories for stop-motion, CGI and Drawn animation. The winner of the stop-motion category will get a month-long internship at Aardman. The CGI winner will be at The Mill for two months and the Drawn winner will be at 12footsix for the same period. The films may also be broadcast on Channel 4 and run at cinemas. You have to be in full or part-time education in the UK and over 16 to enter. The films should be no more than two minutes in length and feature the Red Bull can in some way (assets can be downloaded here).

Submitted films will be subject to a public vote via the Canimation website with the most popular going before a panel of judges including Merlin Crossingham from Aardman, Dave Anderson from 12foot6 and James Farrington from The Mill. The winners will be announced at the Red Bull Canimation Awards Ceremony at the Empire Theatre in Leicester Square on December 15. Red Bull will pay for accommodation and travel costs for finalists (plus one) to attend. It will also pay for students’ accommodation during their internships.

There is also a parallel Open competition aimed at non-professionals who can win kit including Stop Motion Pro, Digicel Flipbook Pro and Autodesk® Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2012.

The deadline is November 15. Full details here

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