The Centre for Galician Studies of the University of Birmingham is pleased to invite you to an interactive talk on animation with the Galician filmmaker and animator Peque Varela. During this event we will watch a selection of her short films and then create a dialogue through which Peque will help us to discover all about the creative process and the thought-provoking topics addressed in her works.
Peque Varela is a London based Galician filmmaker who graduated from the National Film and Television School in Animation Direction. Her graduation film, “1977”, has been awarded all around the world and has participated in the official competitions of prestigious festivals such as Sundance Film Festival and Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival.
In 2009 Peque and the Argentinian producer Silvina Cornillón founded the production company Argallando, which is devoted to create independent projects. Their first film, "Gato Encerrado", was awarded the 2010 Mestre Mateo to the Best Animated Shortfilm by the Galician Audiovisual Academy.
As well as making independent short films Peque works in advertisement as a freelance animator and compositor.
When? Wednesday, 29th of October, at 3.15 pm
Where? Learning Centre, room UG05, Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham
The activity will be conducted in Galician, but it's open to all. We encourage you to come along and give it a try... it can be the perfect occasion to discover Galician culture!
If you are interested in taking part in this activity, please drop a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.