Animation director Peter Dodd gives a talk on animating Ethel and Ernest at Animex 2017.

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Experts who have worked on best-selling computer games and hit animated films will share their experiences with enthusiasts and industry professionals from across the globe at this year’s Animex Festival.

Animex takes place at Teesside University in Middlesbrough over five days, from Monday 22 May to Friday 26 May. Among the speakers will be Ethel and Ernest animation director Peter Dodd, on the 22nd May at 11am.

http://animex.tees.ac.uk/speakerProfile.cfm?speaker_id=612

Below: Peter Dodd with Raymond Briggs at Raymond’s Sussex home, and working on Ethel and Ernest at Lupus films’ north London studio (2016).

Ethel and Ernest in Turkey

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Ethel and Ernest is showing this week in Turkey as part of the Eskisehir Film Festival. Held at the Anadolu University the festival is now in its 19th year.

(screening times, 12th May at 15:00 hrs, and 13th May at 12:00 hrs)

Two other animated feature films are being shown at the festival. Michael Dudok de Wit’s ‘The Red Turtle’, and ‘Window Horses’ directed by Ann Marie Fleming.

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Ethel and Ernest are going to Seattle

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Ethel and Ernest has been selected for the Seattle International Film Festival (May 18th to June 11th).

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SIFF is the largest film festival in the United States, and will be presentimg more than 450 films from 90 countries. Feature films, documentaries and short films are shown to an audience of over 150,000 each year. Now in its 43rd year SIFF is consistently ranked as one of the top festivals in North America.
Ethel & Ernest will have two screenings in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the festival. They will be on Friday May 19th at 13:30 in the Pacific Place Cinemas
and on Sunday May 21st at 12:00 PM in the SIFF Cinema Uptown Theater.
Seattle International Film Festival

Ethel and Ernest selected for Annecy International Animated Film Festival

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‘Ethel and Ernest’ is heading to France and the world’s premier animated film festival. The film has been selected for this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival (12th to 17th June) and will be shown in competition with nine other films in the Animated Feature Film category.

Annecy Official Selection

The festival received a record 2,850 films (short and feature films, TV and commissioned films and graduation films), and from those more than 200 films have been shortlisted to take part in the official selections.

The Annecy festival is held in a stunning location surrounded by the French Alps. It was a favourite haunt of the late producer John Coates, who got the ball rolling on Ethel and Ernest back in 2007. At that year’s festival John celebrated 50 years at the helm of the TVC animation studio by throwing a memorable party for colleagues and friends at a hotel in Talloires, on the shore of Lake Annecy.  The TVC studio made the film adaptations of Raymond Briggs’ books ‘The Snowman’, ‘Father Christmas’, ‘The Bear’ and ‘When the Wind Blows’. For more on John please see https://ethelandernestmovie.wordpress.com/john-coates-1927-2012/ .

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John Coates with his sister, Academy Award winning film editor Anne V Coates, at the Annecy International Film Festival in 2007. ( photo:Loraine Marshall )

Annecy 2017 line-up:

FEATURE FILMS IN COMPETITION

  • In This Corner of the World, Sunao Katabuchi (Japan)
  • Ethel and Ernest, Roger Mainwood (UK)
  • Big Fish & Begonia, Xuan Liang, Chun Zhang (China)
  • Have a Nice Day, Jian Liu (China)
  • Loving Vincent, Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman (Poland, UK)
  • A Silent Voice, Naoko Yamada (Japan)
  • Lu Over the Wall, Masaaki Yuasa (Japan)
  • Zombillenium, Arthur de Pins, Alexis Ducord (Belgium, France)
  • Animal Crackers, Tony Bancroft, Scott Christian Sava, Jaime Maestro (US)
  • Tehran Taboo, Ali Soozandeh (Germany)

Ethel and Ernest in Azerbaijan

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The next stop on Ethel and Ernest’s world tour is in Azerbaijan’s capital city, Baku.

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Ethel and Ernest will be shown at the Nizami Cinema Centre in Baku as part of the British Film Spring festival organised by The British Council.

The Third British Film Spring – organised in cooperation with the British Embassy Azerbaijan and Nizami Cinema Centre – will bring the best and brightest new UK films to an Azerbaijan audience between 28 April and 4 May 2017

The film will be shown with Russian subtitles.

http://film.britishcouncil.org/calendar/2017-current/british-film-spring

Ethel and Ernest win at Cartoons on the Bay, Turin.

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The winners of the Cartoons on the Bay animated film festival 2017 have been announced. This is the first year that animated feature films have been in competition.

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The Italian/French co-production  Iqbal: bambini senza paura won the category.

Ethel and Ernest won Best Animation and Best Score in the category.

The Japanese film Your Name won Best Screenplay.

http://www.afnews.info/wordpress/2017/04/09/cartoons-on-the-bay-ecco-chi-ha-vinto/

More festival appearances for Ethel and Ernest

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Ethel and Ernest will be featured in these upcoming festivals:

Cartoons on the Bay, Turin, Italy. 6 th – 8 th April 2017. Ethel and Ernest is in the category for Best Animated Feature Film 2017.http://www.cartoonsbay.rai.it/en/movie-category/best-animated-feature-film-2017-en/

The Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival: April 13 – 29Ethel & Ernest  page is here  http://bit.ly/2nPSYSR . MSPIFF is Minnesota’s largest film event and one of the longest running film festivals in the country. Each year, the festival presents more than 350 bold, exciting, and moving works from new and veteran filmmakers from around the globe.

Trebon, Czech Republic: 2nd to 7th May 2017. “Ethel and Ernest” will be screened in the official competition of the International Festival of Animated Films ANIFILM.  http://www.anifilm.cz/en/festival/films-in-competition/#list1

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Films: 2nd to 7th May 2017. http://www.itfs.de/event/animovie-1-ethel-ernest-3/

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