Category: Gateways / Events

pixelACHE2004, the determinedly uncompromising and uncommercial electronic arts festival is just about to start a second leg in Helsinki, after warming up in Stockholm. Following from last years focus on VJing, 2004 sees moving image environments and architectures in the spotlight.

PixelACHE 2004 festival: Stockholm, 26-28 March 2004 / Helsinki, 1-4 April 2004


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March 19 saw the awards highlight an eclectic range of work and some notable new UK directing talent emerging in the last few months. Particularly impressive was Dad’s Dead by Chris Shepherd.

dads dead

Much delayed [entry lost in Ecto] here’s the full information:

Selected winners:

Best Film at the Cutting Edge – Sponsored by UK Film Council New Cinema Fund
Dad’s Dead
Director: Chris Shepherd
Slinky Pictures Ltd for Channel4, Arts Council England & Animate!

Best Comedy – Sponsored by Tell-Tale Productions Ltd.
Monkey Dust
Creators: Harry Thompson & Shaun Pye
Produced by Talkback Thames for BBC3

Best Short Film – Sponsored by the Charactershop
Dad’s Dead
Director: Chris Shepherd
Produced by Slinky Pictures Ltd for Channel4, Arts Council of Great Britain & Animate!

Best Film/TV Graphics
Catch Me if You Can: Main Title
Director’s: Kuntzel & Deygas
Produced by Nexus Productions

Best Music Video – Sponsored by Passion Pictures
Blur: Good Song
Director’s: David Shrigley & Shynola
Produced by Oil Factory Films

Best Music Award – Sponsored by British Academy of Composers & Songwriters
Extn. 21
Composer: Johannes Konecny
Director: Lizzie Oxby
A Finetake Production for Channel4

Public Choice voted by audiences across the UK

Favourite Music Video
Four Tet: My Angel Rocks Back & Forth
Director: Woof Wan Bau
Produced by Nexus
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While it still has quite an old-school veneer, the vanguard of digital animation talent is starting to become increasingly represented in the shortlists for the British Animation Awards 2004. With artists such as Shynola, Chris Shepherd, Airside and assorted Nexus directors represented, the category shortlists showcase a wealth of breakthough talent.

The award night in London, taking place on March 19, is sold out, but the Website promises award results and DVD will be available.

Full finalists details follow:
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