COMPETITION: GIF this City! Futures of Newcastle

The annual Newcastle International Animation Festival Competition is back again! Each year Newcastle and the Hunter deliver the animation goods with a diverse display of creative genius. This year’s competition is set to do the same!

Newcastle – your challenge for this year has been set – FUTURES OF NEWCASTLE!

Use your creative powers to show us what the future of Newcastle will be in 100 years. Will we become the smart city we hope to be or will things have swung into another direction completely? Has our cityscape grown or shrunk? And who the heck lives here?

We want to celebrate animation big and small and prove anyone and everyone can create it. It’s quick and dirty animation. You don’t need to be able make a feature film, just an awesome futuristic Newie-inspired GIF! You can be a student, animator, creative, bum, business man, hack, whatever. Just get GIFing!

And win sweet prizes!

What’s in it for you? Big props! If selected, you’ll get your work screened not only at Tower Cinemas on opening night, it will also projected in all its GIFFY glory at a soon to be revealed location in the Newcastle CBD. We will also be promoting the competition to various social, local and national media. Plus…there are killer prizes to be won for the most creative Newie GIFs including amazing workshops at Pumphouse School of Design and original poster artwork from Look Hear…keep watching for more info!

To judge the comp we have recruited a panel of Newcastle’s top creative agencies. To be revealed closer to the date.

The Brief

Show us your all-time talent by creating an animated GIF of your Newcastle in 100 years. Think about what our city might look like then, who might be living here, and what kinds of things people might be getting up to. Will our skyline look the same? What awesome ‘smart’ additions will the city have? Or will things have gone somewhere else all together? Make your GIF fun, interesting, beautiful, crazy, clever or ironic. Surprise us! Just make it yourself, make it animated and make it sharable.

For inspiration, check out of some of last years entries HERE

How to enter

Step 1. Create your kick-ass Futures of Newcastle GIF. It must be your original work created from scratch. It’s super easy to do via Giphy.

Step 2.  Once you’ve completed your GIF, copy your Giphy link and download your GIF (download source file with no edits).

Step 3.  Complete the entry form below and submit your giphy link as well as upload your GIF file by midnight on Tuesday 22nd August 2017.

THEN… share it via your Facebook and Instagram with #futuresofnewcastle and #niaf2017. Make sure your share settings are set to public so we can see!

If selected it’ll go out our social channels, be projected in the Newcastle CBD the night before the festival, and hit the big screen on opening night. Get your tix and be there at Tower Cinemas on Friday 25 August 6pm when we will award the lucky duck winners


Need help? Ask on the Gif This City! Facebook group. We’re here to help you GIF This City!

Category: News
Region: Newcastle
Artform: Visual Arts New Media And Design,

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