View Full Version : AWN: s’Cool: European Student Films Raise the Bar

03 March 2006, 03:20 PM

"European animation schools are turning out such good student films these days that not only are many more winning international festivals; they are raising the bar for professionals worldwide.

It’s no secret that shorts are an odd fit for broadcasters, who often either ignore the format or have little/no budget for one-offs or little/no place in their schedules. And there are fewer champions of the art form like Channel 4 (U.K.) in the ‘80s and ‘90s, although Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and MTV have made and continue to make commendable efforts to keep the short alive in one form or another (i.e., shorts, music videos, commercials, station IDs, etc.) As a result, fewer professionals are dedicating the time, budget and resources to them, especially in Europe. Unlike U.S. studios, most European studios often don’t have funding for R&D, a role the animation schools have traditionally filled. A model not unlike that for — surprise! — the high-technology sector."

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03 March 2006, 03:43 PM
I find it interesting that the article lists these cool looking animations and shows a couple screens from them but doeesnt provide a link to the media....whats the point of promoting them if they arent gonna let people watch the clips..?

03 March 2006, 03:52 PM
Well, they probably still send their films to festivals, sell them on DVD, etc., it's not that easy.

But it's good to hear that europe gains a reputation in the animation world through shorts and good education!

03 March 2006, 05:48 PM
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