ONE CAN. THREE CATEGORIES. FIVE JUDGES.
We're looking for supremely talented animators to show us what they can do. Red Bull Canimation is a nationwide hunt for creative talent, and it's open to anyone who’s passionate about animation, regardless of experience. The only rule is that our blue and silver can needs to take centre stage. After that, you're free to be as imaginative and adventurous as you like! Plus, the best animations will get the chance to be featured on Channel 4 and in cinemas nationwide. Get involved and see how Red Bull can give your creativity wings.
Are you the next Nick Park? This is your category
Passion for CGI? Submit your work here
Traditionalists can make their mark in this category
Student / CGI
Win a two month internship at The Mill
Taking up a position at the London office of The Mill you will be guided by Jimmy Farringdon, an animator with over 26 years of experience who has worked on everything from Who Framed Roger Rabbit to Where the Wild Things Are. This a fantastic opportunity to gain experience at the studio behind some of the world's finest CGI productions.
OPEN / CGI
Win a top of the range laptop and Autodesk® Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2012
The winner of the CGI Open category will win a top of the range laptop and access to advanced specialised toolsets and 3D content creation software with the Autodesk® Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2012
Student / STOP-MOTION
Win a month long internship at Aardman
The winner of the Stop Motion student category will receive a month long internship at the Bristol home of the legendary Aardman Animations. You will be placed under the tutorship of Merlin Crossingham, the Creative Director of Wallace & Gromit, and will be give the time, studio facilities and freedom to tailor the internship to meet your creative growth needs. There will also be the opportunity to work on ongoing Aardman productions.
OPEN / STOP-MOTION
Win a top of the range laptop and Stop Motion Pro Studio HD
Winners will receive a top of the range laptop and a copy of Stop Motion Pro HD, a professional animator toolset which has been designed in conjunction with Aardman studios.
Student / DRAWN
Win a two month internship at cutting edge, 2D studio 12foot6
The winner will receive a two month internship at 12foot6, a London-based cutting edge 2D studio, and the home of Dog Judo and Modern Toss. Dave Anderson, Creative Director and co-owner of the studio will guide you through a placement that will see you working across 12foot6's many commercial projects and short films, leaving you equipped to take your first step into a professional career in animation.
OPEN / DRAWN
Win a top of the range laptop and DigiCel Flipbook Pro HD6
The winner of the Drawn category will win a top of the range laptop and the only 2D animation software that is designed entirely from the ground up to do 2D animation professionally, Digicel Flipbook Pro HD6.
Lead 3D animator for The Mill Film and TV, James has worked on a number of TV productions including Doctor Who, Merlin and Primeval and was part of the Oscar and BAFTA winning VFX team on The Golden Compass.
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Not only Creative Director for Wallace and Gromit at Aardman Animations, Merlin has also received an Emmy nomination for his work on the Creature Comforts USA series for CBS
Dave wrote the seminal Future Shocks series for 2000AD magazine and also created the infamous Bastard Bunny cartoon character.
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Jayne is director of the British Animation Awards. An animation specialist, she has also published several books on animation and lectures on the subject worldwide.
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Tom oversees all of Channel 4's 4Creative department producing content for on air, off air and online. He has won a number of awards in TV and is a celebrated short film maker.