Premiere of the 'Metamorphosis' project was held in Leeds. David Bunting has written a short text about the screening.
It was an honour to host the World Premiere of AWGs new film, Metamorphosis at Animation Central, in Leeds, UK last Easter weekend on April 17th. The premiere was held at Carriage Works Theatre as the closing film for Animation Central’s Easter Weekend celebration of animation for children and families in the UK. As well as welcoming back our young animators who took part in making the film during last year’s festival, we broke new ground by connecting with groups at the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies in Yerevan and Dilijan for a live Q&A. We also live streamed the premiere on the festivals Facebook page. d Bunting
Workshop leader Gary Schwartz also skyed in from America to the obvious delight of his Tumo students, and we all shared our filmmaking processes and accomplishments. Their film, Exquisite Dilivan is a short is a fast-paced interpretation of Armenian identity and history as seen through the student's eyes. Ours was a stream of consciousness. Starting from a dot, the students progressively evolved the line in personality and detail, finally resting in the city it was created in – Leeds in Northern England.
Connecting young people together in celebration of their collaborative filmmaking endeavour though technology was not only fun. It enabled us to further heart of the founding value of ASIFA, promoting peace and mutual understanding through the unified interest of the art of animation.
They are values that we share at Leeds Young Film, and I thank everyone who took part and made the Premiere so special and enabled it to happen.
About Leeds Young Film Festival
As a publicly funded/not for profit organisation Leeds Young Film Festival develops creativity and education through the exploration of the moving image. It showcases the work of young filmmakers and animators, offers career development and signposting. It works with local and national partners who share a passion for enabling young people to access film and media.
Part of Leeds City Council’s City Development directorate, the festival is in its 18th year and attracts over 11,000 young people and their families annually from Leeds and the surrounding region. With support from the BFI and Arts Council England the festival is now the largest of its kind in the UK and continues to expand and break new ground.