i went to bradford animation festival in november it was pritty good, the best films i saw ther were a short called The cat piano http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj4RBmU-PIo .
this film was great in my opinon i thought it was very well animated and the colour useage to show mood was brilliant.
the other is a beatuful film by studio aka Lost and found ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaOqMuOTsOc )based on the childrens book by oliver jeffers, this film was very touching story about a boy and a penguin that become friends, it was a awsome film and i loved the colouring and animation ( and this is cgi people, i dont normaly go for cg, but its one of the best cgi animations ever!) the penguin was adorable and every movement it made was appealing, i also think that they maneged to translate Oliver jeffers illustrations well into cg characters i need to buy the dvd of this film.
i would also mention the film (not so) Fantastic mr fox, which was a strange film and i cannot understand why it got so much attention, 90 percent of the film the characters are bang in the center of the screen, and the characters are ugly and unappealing they look like stuffed animals with matchstick bodies, i dident even think the jokes were funny, and the typface looked like it came of microsoft words clipart it was terrible http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2igjYFojUo
another upside to bradford animation festival was that they had a event on where prople coluld show there work, so i took along my portfolio and got some good feed back on my work mainly finnish more stuff haa i am guilty of leaving tomany drawings unfinished i was given alot of good advice and one of the animators i spoke to, spoke to me later his name was zane whittingham he gave me his contact details and his blog http://zanewhittingham.blogspot.com/2008/12/my-showreel.html he was awsome and very helpful. ( thanks zane!)
i also met a student form bradofrd uni called tordor he was cool and we swapped Deviant art adresses and also keep intouch through facebook. http://blurymind.deviantart.com/
overall bradoford was pritty good this time and i hope that they will carry on doing the portfolio workshops in the futer.