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Harrogate kids to make animation to be screened in Europe

Harrogate kids to make animation to be screened in Europe

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 6:51am 8th March 2020.

The Harrogate Film Festival needs young people from the town to help them create a piece to be premiered in Lisbon.

  • Workshops are taking place this month (March) to allow kids aged 8-14 to get involved
  • The theme is 'Cooking - Food from your Country'
  • The finished two-minute piece will go to Belgium to go in the finished film, which will premiere in Lisbon

Harrogate Film Festival is giving young people the chance to learn all about how to make animations.

Workshops will be held this month, with the aim of creating a two-minute animation which will be screened in Europe.

They're happening on Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th and Saturday 14th March at Everyman Cinema.



This year’s theme is 'Cooking – Food from your Country’ and they’re going to make two minute drawn animated sequence over two days.

The aim is to bring together the very best of Harrogate’s fine cuisine.

There is a strict age range, where you must be between 8 – 14 years of age to take part.

Each year, children around the world, in 23 countries and on 4 continents create animations based on a common theme and this year Harrogate Film Festival is taking part.

Led by local resident, expert animator and storyboard artist, David Bunting, (Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed!, The Tigger Movie) on the animation days.

Local sound effects artist, David Dunn-Birch, will also be on hand to give the animation some audio life - this workshop is a first for Harrogate.

Everyman Hub
Everyman cinema in Harrogate

Once completed, premiere of the animation film takes place in Lisbon!

David Bunting said:

“I'm really looking forward to bring the ASIFA children's animation workshop to my hometown courtesy of the Harrogate Film Festival. 

"Harrogate has such a rich culinary scene, so what better town to celebrate the foods we love and we think of as home!

"For children and young people who love food, love drawing, and would like to see their art come alive on a big screen as part of a global filmmaking workshop - this is for you!"