EVENT: Move Summit – Scotland’s largest dedicated commercial animation event


Move Summit 23 February 2017

Move Summit Showcases Strength of Scottish Animation

Edinburgh is getting ready to play host to some of the UK’s biggest animation studios, as part of Scotland’s largest commercial animation event. Move Summit 2017 takes place on February 23rd, and features appearances from 59 Productions, Red Knuckles, and a host of other big name talent. The event will be a rare opportunity to glimpse behind the scenes on some of the most exciting animation work of the last few years.


Richard Slaney of Tony Award-winning 59 Productions will be offering an exclusive insight into the epic Deep Time project, which opened 2016’s Edinburgh International Festival. On top of that, Mario Ucci and Rick Thiele of Red Knuckles will talk us through their amazing work on commercials and shorts. More keynote speakers are set to join the bill soon.


Move Summit is also a chance to celebrate the talent of tomorrow: the students and recent graduates who are building their career in the animation industry. An exclusive Emerging Talent workshop forms a central strand to the event, with a chance to interact with industry mentors and make valuable connections for the future. Award-winning Scottish studios Axis Animation, Whitespace, Interference Pattern, Once Were Farmers and Werewolf will be joined by talent incubator Animation Centrifuge, to offer insight and know how.


In addition to the top-notch lineup of speakers, attendees can look forward to hands-on technology previews, a live animation project, and a chance to network with fellow animation professionals at an evening event in Edinburgh’s bustling Old Town.


Event Co-ordinator Jayne Coulthard says “We wanted to shed light on the fantastic animation industry we have here in Scotland, particularly within the commercial sector. We aim to bring creatives together from film, television, advertising, games, and visual arts to celebrate the joy of making things move.”


Move Summit will be hosted by Whitespace, just off Edinburgh’s Princes St. Tickets are available now https://ti.to/move-summit/move-summit-2017 

Please visit www.movesummit.co.uk to find out more. You can also follow Move Summit on Twitter @Move_Summit, and join the discussion at www.facebook.com/movesummit/.


Denis Mallon, Communications Director: (+44)7876521984 – me@denismallon.com

Brian Baglow, Marketing Manager: (+44)7747792247 – brian.baglow@gmail.com