Affairs of the Art Wins AUDIENCE prize at NEW YORK CITY SHORTS!!(October 2021)

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Oh my goodness how exciting to win the Audience prize at New York City Short Film Festival. We are over the moon so a massive thank you to the audience – WE LOVE YOU!

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Joanna visits ANIMEST in Romania and wins Audience Prize (17 October 2021)

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

In October Joanna went to Animest animation festival in Bucharest, Romania. Her first time in Romania and she had a wonderful time. The festival staff and volunteers were all incredibly friendly and hospitable.

photo : Adi Tudose

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Affairs of the Art is Dubbed into Welsh & becomes Y CYTHRAUL CELF (15 October 2021)

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021
Here are some photos from the Welsh Language Dub of Affairs of the Art at Tinopolis Cymru sound studios in Llanelli.
Steffan Rhodri did a great job on all the male voices
 
 
 
 
and Rhian Morgan did a great Beryl and
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Affairs wins GRAND PRIX at ANIMASYROS in Greece (September 2021)

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Affairs of the Art has won the GRAND PRIX at the ANIMASYROS International Animation Festival in Greece and we are over the moon!!

It’s the first Animation Festival that we have visited in person with our film and the first … [read more]

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Hurrah! Affairs of the Art wins AUDIENCE PRIZE in Fantoche Festival (Sept 2021)

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

 

We were extremely delighted to receive the Audience Award for ‘Affairs of the Art‘ at the Fantoche Animation Festival in Baden Switzerland. We were especially pleased because we’ve still never seen the film in front of a … [read more]

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Affairs of the Art wins an award at INSOMNIA Festival in Moscow!

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

A million thanks to Pavel Shvedov and all the Jury members at the 9th Insomnia Festival 2021 in Russia for awarding our film “Affairs of the Art” the Profnastil Prize for the Best Animation of the International Competition [read more]

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Joanna receives ‘The Crystal Pegasus – Lifetime Achievement Award’

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Last week in the ANIMATOR Festival Poznań Poland Joanna was very honoured to have been presented with ‘The Crystal Pegasus – Lifetime Achievement Award‘ for her body of work. Previous recipients of this award have included Raoul Servais, George … [read more]

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Affairs of the Art gets Jury Distinction ‘Special Distinction for Direction’ at Annecy Festival 2021.

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021

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Affairs of the Art wins BEST COMEDY at ASPEN SHORTSFEST!

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

At the weekend we were enormously happy to hear that Affairs of the Art won the Jury Award for the Best Comedy Short Film at the Aspen ShortsFest Film Festival in Colorado USA. Our heartfelt thanks to the Jury: Meryam … [read more]

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Thank you KABOOM Animation Festival!

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
 
YIPPEE!! Affairs of the Art won the Best Short International Film Award at the Kaboom Animation Festival in Amsterdam. We are over the moon about this because there were so many wonderful short films by young extremely talented filmmakers in
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Joanna receives 2021 Animac Honorary Award in Lleida Catalonia.

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

We are over the moon to announce that Joanna has won the 2021 Animac Honorary Award in Lleida, Catalonia. She’s profoundly grateful to receive this award in recognition of her achievements in animation. A special thank you to Carolina López [read more]

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Affairs of the Art has won the Best International Animation Award 2021 at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France!

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

Hallelujah!!! We have just heard that our latest film Affairs of the Art has won the Best International Animation Award at the Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival in France. Phew!! We would like to give a huge thank … [read more]

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Affairs of the Art World Premiere at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

At last Joanna and I are extremely relieved and pleased to announce the World Premiere of our new film Affairs of the Art. A co-production between our company Beryl Productions International and the National Film Board of Canada. It will … [read more]

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Our new Beryl film ‘AFFAIRS OF THE ART’ due to be released in January 2021

Friday, October 16th, 2020

After a long period of absence from our website we are very pleased to announce that our new Film Affairs of the Art – a 16 minute co production with NFB (National Film Board of Canada) will be released in … [read more]

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Teaching at the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema Torino, Italy, September 16 -21

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

 

Joanna and I occasionally do some teaching in various colleges in the UK, Europe and the US. Mostly they’re presentations with a screening and maybe a short workshop, but now and then we do bigger project based teaching over … [read more]

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Animateka 3 – 9 December 2012 – Ljubljana, Slovenia

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

 

Joanna and I were invited to Animateka by Festival director Igor Prassel, who I first met on the jury at Stuttgart a couple of years ago.

Igor Prassel

 

Joanna joined the jury with Michaela Pavlátová, Otto Alder,
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BAF – Bradford Animation Festival November 2012

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

 

We spent another exhilarating 4 days at the Bradford Animation Festival, which true to form was it’s usually extremely friendly and  diverse festival, screening interesting and diverse programmes of films. We made new friends and met many old friends … [read more]

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Off to Animateka in Slovenia

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Les and Joanna are off to Animateka 2012 in Ljubljana 3-9 December, where Joanna has a retrospective and an exhibition of artwork from the films. There are also retrospectives of animation goddesses Caroline Leaf and Michaela Pavlátová

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LIfe Drawing At BAF

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

It’s time for the Bradford Animation Festival again (13 -17 November). I will be running a Life Drawing session aimed at animators on Friday 16th November @ 4pm. For tickets and info click here

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BFI Character Animation Documentary

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

I was sent a link today to a new BFI documentary called Character Animation, which I took part in late last year. It was made by Susanna Wallin and is really informative and interesting. Here is the link

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British Animation Awards 15 March 2012

Monday, March 5th, 2012

It’s time for the British Animation Awards again! This year Beryl Productions is proud to be sponsoring the event and Joanna has also done one of the BAA awards this year. Winners receive original pieces of Art created by animators … [read more]

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Bradford Animation Festival – November 2011

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Les and I had a great time at BAF this year – as usual. Great films, great company and great curry!

I was invited back this year to take a life drawing class. It was a full house and everyone … [read more]

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MOSCOW VISIT Oct/Nov 2011

Monday, November 7th, 2011

We spent an exhilarating 4 days in Moscow as guests of the Big Cartoon Festival. Special thanks to Masha Tereschenko, Dina Goder, Natasha Reysner and of course Sergey Shikalov for his impeccable translation during Joanna’s screening. Our minder during … [read more]

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW SITE!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

LOOK AT THE LOVELY NEW SITE!!!
We’d like to thank the patient and inspirational David Smith of Waxfrog.com and creator of the wonderful www.skwigly.co.uk (UK’s answer to AWN), for doing a fantastic job. Thanks so much David.

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Animated Exeter 18 – 26 Feb 2011

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Animated Exeter is taking place 18 – 26 Feb and Les and I are going to be there from Friday the 18th to Sunday 20th.

Were doing a number of things….Friday the 18th at 11.45 – 1pm we’re both be … [read more]

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Scuola Nazionale di Cinema in Torino

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

I will be off to Anifest in Teplice the Czech Republic towards the end of the month. I’ve been invited onto the jury and doing a few screenings and a workshop. I will also have an exhibition there, which is … [read more]

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Anifest 26 April-1 May 2011

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

I will be off to Anifest in Teplice the Czech Republic towards the end of the month. I’ve been invited onto the jury and doing a few screenings and a workshop. I will also have an exhibition there, which is … [read more]

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Teaching in Italy 11-14 April 2011

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Les and I have been invited to Italy by Chiara Magri who runs the animation department at the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema in Torino. We are doing a workshop about scriptwriting and will be covering storyboarding, creating animatics and characterisation. … [read more]

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Animated Exeter 18 – 26 Feb 2011

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Animated Exeter is taking place 18 – 26 Feb and Les and I are going to be there from Friday the 18th to Sunday 20th.

Were doing a number of things….Friday the 18th at 11.45 – 1pm we’re both be … [read more]

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Exhibition in Valencia and prize at the 25th Cinema Jove International Film Festival in Valencia, Spain.

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

The Vicerectorado de Cultura, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain is hosting a major retrospective exhibition of Joanna’s films, drawings and Artwork entitled ‘Joanna Quinn: Arte Vs. Animación’, which was originally curated and exhibited at the National Media Museum in Bradford … [read more]

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September 10th 2009

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Retrospective Exhibition: 

‘Drawings that Move – The Art of Joanna Quinn’

National Media Museum, Bradford, England

16 October 2009 – February 28th 2010.

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MARCH 2007

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

London Calling 2007
British BAFTAS
(les reporting)

Took off optimistically for London for the BAFTA Awards, staying with writer/cinematographer Roland Denning. He’s finishing his first novel which, from initial readings is really cougat- we’re all looking forward to the … [read more]

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February 2007

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Sorry we’ve not posted here lately but here’s the latest update …in reverse order!

Just to let you know that we’ll be off to….

Brussels Film festival, Belgium (16-25 Feb)
Lleida film festival, Spain
(1-4 March)
Lectures in National Film
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December 2006

Friday, December 8th, 2006

This is what’s been going on since our last post…in reverse order!

BRISTOL ENCOUNTERS FESTIVAL 21 – 26 November (www.encounters-festival.org.uk)
Les and Joanna did a presentation about our company Beryl Productions, in particular the storyboarding and scripting aspects, as part … [read more]

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WELCOME TO THE NEW NEWS PAGE – OCTOBER 2006!

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Phew!…..After a long haul and up hill struggle we finally finished our latest Beryl film ‘Dreams and Desires- Family Ties’ in late May this year (2006). It’s doing the festival cicuit right now and we’ve been incredibly lucky to have … [read more]

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Wife of Bath Test

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

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