It was such a blast to attend Festival X and Newcastle International Animation Festival (in their 2nd and 5th years respectively) over the weekend. I wasn’t directly involved this year, but it was incredible seeing my uni cohort show off their art and products at the opening night and Olive Tree Market stall the following day.
The opening Animation Festival screen was awesome too, with some great local talent shining through (congrats Tara! Seeing your film always amazes me) and talks from Alex Weight and Simon Ashton. Extra thank you to those two for answering my question about the uncanny valley too!
I still have another screening at the Festival to attend tonight, but I’m expecting it to be just as good!