Get Animated Opens

Get Animated ! opens it doors

Cornwall Film Festival are delighted to announce the opening of a exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery on Saturday 30th June from 12-2pm featuring a history of British animation as part of the Get Animated project running in 2018. The exhibition will feature work by Mackinnon Saunders ,British Animation Classics, Spider Eye studios, workshops, children’s activities and much more.

Where AddressMunicipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth TR11 2RT

When Opens Saturday 30th until 8th September | Monday – Saturday 10-5pm


Britain is a world-leader in the field of animation. Animation and Visual Effects are one the UK’s major contributions to the moving image industry, it’s creative talents are recognised globally with leadership in advances in visual effects is also highly regarded.  From the earliest films, British-based animators have harnessed the power of pictures to tell stories, sell products and share ideas generating some of the most challenging, thought provoking and often quirky animations. For over a century animation has given us much more than just entertainment with films reflecting the political, economic and social circumstances of their time.

Cornwall Film Festival with the support of the academic staff at the internationally renowned Animation & Visual Effects course at Falmouth University is delighted to be able to share this rich melting pot of inventiveness with a wider audience and a celebration of animation situated here in Cornwall.

“We hope this exhibition will reach out from Falmouth and across the region and beyond with a clear emphasis on building an enviable international reputation for excellence, it will bring people together through schools, communities and industry support and will showcase the very best of animation from across the globe.  The exhibition and opportunities for young people to experience films they would never have encountered before, enriching their cultural lexicon. Similarly the exhibition will offer opportunities for people from all walks of life to be playful, to have a go and to experience animation for real through workshops and masterclasses with practitioners that are recognised as leaders in their field”  Andy Joule

Get Animated is part of the Cabaret of Mechanical Movement exhibition celebrating Falmouth’s tradition of automata making and generally enjoying all things that move. From Peter Markey, Ron Fuller and the original Cabaret Mechanical Theatre to the finest and most recent local and contemporary automata makers. In association with Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

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