ICE Event: 14th – 18th July 2014

About

 Creative Animation Knowledge Exchange (C.A.K.E.)

Edge Hill University 14th – 18th July 2014

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The C.A.K.E. 2014 event has been developed as a part of an ongoing British Council initiative linked to CICAF, where the objective is to nurture long-term relationships between UK and Chinese animation industry and education sectors.  Specific focus has been on developing links within the Hangzhou region, the centre of animation production and education in China, and this event continues to support the ambition to form new collaborations, commissions and enterprise.

The event will take the form of a five-day festival and conference where the central aim will be to discuss creativity within animation. We wish to examine what it means to be creative in animation, how various understandings of creativity are shaping the industry, which tools do we use to create animation, and how cultural collaborations between UK and China might lead to new forms of creativity, new practice, new opportunities for enterprise and research.

Recently opened Creative Edge Building will be the home of CAKE 2014

Recently opened Creative Edge Building will be the home of CAKE 2014

To help us to explore these questions we are inviting scholars, key industry partners and students to take part in a combined festival of animation films and subject related discourse. Throughout the event we will be screening the very best of animation works from across the UK and China and creating opportunities to discuss the technologies and processes used to create them. We are anticipating that over 300 students and scholars from leading Chinese and UK Animation institutions as well as key animators and producers from the UK will join us in a forum to debate and engage in a creative exchange around the subject of animation.

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Organised by the Media Department, and sponsored by ICE, this event will take place at the Ormskirk Campus.  For More information about CAKE please click HERE.


Date: 14th – 18th July 2014

Programme: The Conference Programme is available to download. (schedule is subject to change)

Venue: Creative Edge (building 25 on the Map) at Edge Hill University (Directions)

Registration: closed.


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Call for Papers

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Keynote Speakers: Paul Ward, Paul Wells, Li Jiajia, Aylish Wood and Yu Jin
C.A.K.E aims to provide a forum where Keynote speaks Paul Ward and Paul Wells and industry specialists Mackinnon & Saunders and Cubic Motion, as well as key speakers from CICAF will provide exciting opportunities for practice and theory.

The conference represents a core strand within the Creative Animation Knowledge Exchange (C.A.K.E.) event that celebrates a growing relationship between the UK and Chinese animation industry and education sector.The objective of C.A.K.E. is to nurture a long-term cultural partnership with the ambition to form new collaborations, commissions and enterprise relating to creative animation practice, industry, academic research and knowledge exchange.ebates to take place.

CAKE LogoThe event will take the form of a five-day festival and three-day conference where the central aim will be to discuss research around creativity and animation. We wish to examine what it means to be creative in animation, how various understandings of creativity are shaping the industry, which tools do we use to create animation, and how cultural collaborations between UK and China might lead to new forms of creativity, new practice, new opportunities for enterprise and research.

* Keynote addresses and lectures will be accompanied by consecutive translation however workshops will be delivered in English.
alex.jukes@edgehill.ac.uk
01695 584847
We are interested in papers, posters or discussions relating to any of the following strands:

  • Creative Processes
  • Defining Creativity in Animation
  • Influences of Technology on Animation Practice
  • Collaboration and Creativity in Factual and Scientific Animation
  • Education, Policy and Partnerships
  • Constraints and creativity
  • Animation Practice as Research
  • Cross-cultural Approaches to Animation Practice and Theory
  • Innovative Animation and Processes
  • Animation Industries
  • Critical Production studies of Animation
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Animation and Animation Studies
  • Pervasive Animation

We would also like to receive proposals from creative practitioners working within animation, or related areas, who are interested in any of the following topics:

  • Action Research
  • Creative Research
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Performance-led Research
  • Performative Research
  • Practice-based Research
  • Practice-led Research
  • Praxis
  • Qualitative Research
  • Reflexive Practice

Programme

Programme: The Conference Programme is available to download. (schedule is subject to change)

C.A.K.E has three exciting animation related strands (1) Festival where leading industry specialists will be talking about their work, the processes that they use to create animation and current trends within the sector, (2) Conference where top academics will present new ideas, debate issues concerning animation and be holding in-depth discussions around animation and its place a research subject area. (3) Workshops: There will be a series of incredible workshops where top animation related practitioners will provide hands-on experience and teach you the tricks of the trade. Finally there will also be a series of screening events giving you the opportunity to see the best and the latest animation films from the UK and China.

Information about these events can be found below:

C.A.K.E – Festival – Draft schedule: Cake Schedule Final
C.A.K.E – Conference – Draft schedule: Academic_Schedule_Final
C.A.K.E – Workshop – Draft schedule: Cake workshop Schedule
C.A.K.E – Screening events – Festival Screening Programme
CICAF – Animation forum and open discussion – CICAF schedule_Final

(A series of social events and entertainment, details to follow)

There will also be fantastic FREE evening events such as animation screenings:

Undergraduate Films: Monday 14th July 5.00pm, CE Lecture Theatre. Running time: Two 45 minute screenings with a 15 minute break.

Professional Films: Wednesday 16th July 4:45 pm, CE Lecture Theatre. Running time: 60 mins
Postgraduate Films: Thursday 17th July 5.00pm, CE Multi-Purpose Studio. Running time: 50 mins
Best of Festival Awards.: Friday 18th 2:30pm, CE Lecture Theatre. Running time: 1 Hr 15 mins

Tuesday 15th July – 6:30pm: Premiere ‘Violet City

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Thursday 17th July – 6:00pm: Roger Shannon and Karl Magee will discuss the McLaren archive based in Stirling

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