OFFline Film Festival Announces New Animation Residency 2018

OFFline Film Festival has announced a 6 month Animation Residency which will kick off in May, culminating in a showcase of the work created, at OFFline Film Festival in October 2018.

If you’re an ambitious Animator, who is ready to take the next step, but you need the headspace, work space and support to work on your passion project, or even to kick start your own animation studio, then this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

More info & application link here: The Irish Film Television Network

Very weird things banned from music festivals – BBC Newsbeat

Organisers haven’t confirmed why but it could be down to Glass Animals, whose fans like to bring the spiky fruit along to their shows.

The band’s drummer called the move “fruitist” saying “watermelons are fine, but not pineapples?”Here are some other outlawed items you were unlikely to be packing in the first place.

Full Story: Very weird things banned from music festivals – BBC Newsbeat

Game of Thrones-inspired festival coming to Ontario town | CBC Books

The creators behind the Festival of Wizardry, a weekend celebrating the world of Harry Potter, are bringing a Game of Thrones-inspired festival to Blyth, Ont. in Huron County.

The Festival of Thrones is for fans of medieval fantasy, like George R.R. Martin’s series-turned-television show Game of Thrones and Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind.

Full Story: Game of Thrones-inspired festival coming to Ontario town | CBC Books