We’ve evolved. Norwich International Animation Festival is now AURORA.

Why? Because we want to go further and look at animation from the perspective of the wider moving image.

In dropping the ‘animation festival’ label, we’re by no means leaving animation behind… ironically, we think we’ll be even better able to focus on animation – on what it really is – without being constrained by arguments about definition. So, whilst we’re as keen as ever to receive ‘traditional’ animated work, we’re widening the remit to include treated live-action, artists’ film and installation work. You can find out more about the new name on our website.

Call for entries
We’re open for submissions for 2007. There are three categories available for submission to this year’s competition – Short Films, Student Films and Music Videos, with a UKP 1000 prize for the best film in each category.

Festival 2007
This year’s festival will take place from 7 – 10 November in the new Cinema City, a state-of-the-art three-screen venue in the centre of Norwich. Early programme details will be released in spring.

Website
We’re working on an extensive new website at http://www.aurora.org.uk , which will feature a searchable film database and downloadable resources, including transcripts of festival events. The full site will be online in late April.

animate! Extending the Moving Image 2
If you’re in or near Norwich, join us for a special animate! screening and Q&A session on Thursday 12 April. Find out more about applying for an animate! commission from animate! editor Gareth Evans and get to see films by Andrew Kotting, AL+AL, Tim Macmillan, Matt Hulse and Run Wrake. From 18.00 at Norwich Arts Centre. Free entry + free drink.

Contact us
Our e-mail addresses have changed. You can now contact us at info@aurora.org.uk or by phoning +44 (0)1603 756280.