Call for Entries 2015

Sun dir. Paul Hill, GB, 2013

Animated Exeter 2015 is all about PLAY, film submissions can develop this theme or work through other themes.

Submissions open 28 July 2014

Deadline 1 Nov 2014

Films made by international animators for under 12s

Films made by international animators for over 15s

UK 2014 graduates

Film from around the world made by young people. ages 7-12, 12-15, 16-25 (individuals or groups)

Films made by local (UK, south west, independent filmmakers and community groups

To register and submit films please use our online submission site festhome

Cost per entry 5€

Short films no longer than 10 mins

For film competition pages

Illustrating The Exeter Riddles

The Exeter Riddles drawing by Sarah MacIntyre

An exciting offer to schools for the Autumn term. Animated Exeter is teaming up with Exetreme Imagination, Exeter's festival of writing for and by young people, to run illustration workshops with Storytellers to fire the imagination - with the best illustrations being exhibited at Exeter Picturehouse in October

The Exeter Riddles by best-selling author Philip Reeve,was specially commissioned for Animated Exeter in 2013 and recounts how Exeter’s timeline has been mysteriously fractured. The past is mixed up with the present, with pterodactyls, stone-age characters and bombs creating chaos in the city and it is up to young Ed Riddle to sort it out!

A professional storyteller will work with your class, to interpret this brilliant short story and inspire your students to create illustrations for The Exeter Riddles. The illustrations will then be selected for an exhibition from October 21st to November 10th at Exeter Picturehouse.

The storytellers are: David Heathfield and Dan Metcalfe. For details of the workshops – and to register your interest in this project, please email before the end of the summer term.

Download an information sheet here

The Exeter Riddles is available for £7.99. Email


Animated Exeter 2015

Monday 16 February - Saturday 21 February

School's week Monday 9 February - Friday 13 February

Animated Exeter 2014 Showcase Now Touring

365 dir. The Brothers McLeod UK 2014

Available NOW to show at a screen near you for a limited period only.

The very best animation screened at the festival, including 2014 award winners is now on DVD or hard drive and available for hire. Click below for the flyer and the full programme:

Animated Exeter 2014 Showcase suitable for over 15s, running time 75 mins

Download the programme notes here

Animated Exeter 2014 Children's Showcase suitable for 5 - 12s, running time 72 mins

Download the programme notes here

Both programmes are approx 75 mins in length and contain a kaleidoscope of animation styles from around the World. To book contact Susannah Shaw

£30 for Adult Showcase / £25 Children's Showcase

Buy "The Exeter Riddles"

The Exeter Riddles by Philip Reeve. photo Helen Lisk Photography

The Exeter Riddles is a unique and exclusive short story by Philip Reeve, commissioned for Animated Exeter. It has been printed beautifully by the Exeter based Short Run Press in a high quality hard back green fabric cover with gold foil print.The story centres on the ‘history leaks’ in sites and streets of Exeter that spark great adventures.

The book serves not only as an exciting story for 8-12 year olds, but a wonderful gift and keepsake for anyone interested in Exeter’s History.

To order a copy for £7.99 + £1.10 UK 01392 270253 or email

or for our excellent Audio CD on sale for £6.50, email

Your workshops on Vimeo

Falimation workshop photo  S Shaw

Most of the animation workshop films are on our Vimeo site now, have a look and see if you can spot yours! If you haven't already - please let us know what you thought of the festival on our feedback survey.

Contact Us

Animated Exeter
c/o Exeter City Council
Civic Centre
Paris Street
Exeter EX1 1JN

Tel: +44 (0)1392 270253