Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (3-8 May 2011)

The Grand Easter Egg Hunt was selected for screening in the Best of British category at Stuttgart this year. I’ve heard a lot about this festival and have been unsuccessful with previous submissions,  so I decided to go.  My  flight was delayed, I  missed the connection, and arrived at Stuttgart  5 hours late having missed the afternoon and evenings’ screenings, but was delighted to bump into my pal Wendy Chandler from Australia…see below.  So we went for some food and good German beer instead.

There were still some great  programmes on offer over the last two days, in fact far too much choice.   So I managed a couple of International programmes and  Studio AKA presentation.  Industrial Light & Magic had an entertaining presentation on the making of Rango ‘ Down and Dirty’.  An interesting event was the One o’clock  ‘Meet the Directors’ discussions. And Ron Diamond enlightened us on How to Get Into the Oscars.

Not to mention the British Shorts.

The festival garden outdoor screen was in operation all day and was a great way of including local families and sunbathers (27°C).  It was a lovely festival, well run and friendly.

Apart from the films, it was just great to see old friends and meet new ones…

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