Launching at festival Onedotzero in September, the site – to be called Engine – has been conceived and designed by Animate Projects, an Arts Council-funded group that commissions work exploring art and animation for broadcast, gallery, cinema and digital exhibition.
Abigail Addison, manager of Animate Projects, says, ‘We want it to be provocative, get people talking about what’s happening in moving image, help profile the film-makers and look at how people work.’
Video interviews, written interviews and trailers of moving image work will be shown on the site. Contributions will be made by: Liz Rosenthal, founder of Earthly Delights Films, which develops independent media projects; filmmaker Matt Hanson; producer Keith Griffiths and film-maker Gareth Evans.
A panel event, Ignition, will take place on 10 September at Onedotzero for the site’s launch. The panel will include Tal Rosner – the creator of the Bafta Award-winning title sequence for Skins – and the visual artist and film-maker Quayola.