Bitesized Animation Events & Socials


Apologies for the recent radio silence, we've been super busy washing our hands and mastering the elbow bump.

As you may have guessed, our plans for live events have been somewhat scuppered for now, can't believe it's been 7 months since we last saw everyone at the Synth Social back in February!

We think it's about time we had another microMorsels animation challenge, and with December around the corner we're going to try an Animated Advent calendar!

Pick a date, email us and get animating! Full details below...


"Animated Advent"

Want to take part? Of course you do!


Amazingly we've filled all 24 windows with animators! So that nobody misses out we're doubling up all the windows.

Please pick a date with just one name in it.

Just email us with your choice of date (best to include a 2nd choice date as well), if it’s free we’ll reply with a Christmas object (bell, star, cracker, Christmas pud etc.) to base your animation around, then we'll add your name to the grid below so there's no escaping.

Full instructions below the calendar!

Please make your animation loop, any style or technique, animate in a square format this time (it is an advent calendar after all) and keep it between 1 and 10 seconds.

Get your animation to us the morning before your date at the latest. So if you're the 8th December, send it to us by the morning of the 7th please, you get the gist.

We’ll post each day’s animation to our social channels and promote them far and wide. Towards the end we'll compile all the animations into a monster Christmas animation!

Send entries to hello@animorsels.co.uk preferably as a password protected / private Vimeo link (remember to enable downloads) or via WeTransfer / Dropbox etc. Please don't send us any video files as email attachments as it will make smoke come out of our computers. Don't forget to include your full name so we can give you a credit!

Some more boring rules...

  • No overly obscene content please, anything questionable will only be included at our discretion.

  • Submissions from individuals only, no logos or advertisements.

  • Your animation should be under 10 seconds.

  • Ratio should be square please,  1080 x 1080 pixels or larger.

  • No unauthorised use of copyrighted material! If we're not sure about any music, images, footage etc. we'll ask for proof of ownership or that it's public domain etc. Nobody wants to get sued, especially not at Christmas.

  • Please don't upload animations to any social media channels until after the date, don't want to ruin the surprise!

  • Closing date for submissions - The morning before your date.


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About Us

At Animorsels we run animation evenings, events and socials, bringing together the local animation community to watch animation, make animation, learn new techniques, chat, drink, catch up, meet new people and generally have a bit of fun.


We alternate our main animation evenings which feature a guest speaker and selection of short films alongside our socials which are more of a general get together. At each event we run our short animation challenge, microMorsels, each with a different theme, which we screen just after the short films. We’ve had some great entries at past events!


Animorsels is run by Bottletop, a Nottingham animation studio, with support from RTS Midlands & Antenna. Past events have also had sponsorship from the lovely folk at Juno and Patchworks with regular support for our socials from Das Kino and Penny Lane.


If you haven’t been along to Animorsels yet then pop along to our next event, we’d love to have you there!


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