The collaborative community animations event in Saltburn last Thursday, (Animex Saltburn), was a resounding success. The matinee for schools was standing room only and the evening event presided over by the mayor of Redcar & Cleveland, Councillor Ray Goddard was close to capacity too.
Building up to the event a visiting arts group from Finland had provided workshops in Saltburn, Carling How & County Durham and then on the evening presented their own animated film. The Finnish visitors had participated in the filming of one of the Teesside films and had met many of the cast in second life but now were able to meet them in real life.
The event was web streamed and picked up by people across the UK and Europe, and you can watch all of the films presented and see images from the event at www.tvcm.co.uk/animex2011
There was a fourth visitor from Finland namely a coat who sadly did not make it home with his compatriots. You can read about the adventures of the Finnish coat by clicking here.Author Steve Thompson, IDI