Animated discussions going cheap to marketers


AnimfxNZ, the world’s leading conference for animation, visual effects, games and digital film, is offering Marketing Association members a two-day pass for only $450, a discount of $140 off the standard price of $590.

A two-day pass gives you entry into the keynote conference at Te Papa’s Soundings Theatre in Wellington on Friday 6 November and allows you to attend up to four workshops on Saturday 7 November. Morning, afternoon tea and lunch are included on both days, as is the Friday night Grow Wellington cocktail party and Sidhe Big Night party on Saturday night.

Under the theme, ‘Connecting Digital Entertainment’, this year’s conference is bringing together leaders from the four major creative digital mediums to share ideas and further the creation of digital entertainment and also includes master classes and workshops featuring some of the brightest minds in digital media.

2009 also sees the introduction of workshops for students and children to help inspire and motivate our burgeoning young animators and film producers.

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“AnimfxNZ is becoming even more focused on bringing knowledge and skills to the digital media community,” said Jos Ruffell, Chairman of the New Zealand Games, Animation and Visual Effects Trust (NZGAV), the organizing body behind AnimfxNZ. “Leveraging the success of last year’s event, we will have more discussion of the trends in the creative industries and how they all exist in the digital ecosystem.”

Jeffrey A. Okun, Chair of the Visual Effects Society (VES) and partner of AnimfxNZ says: “I have visited New Zealand many times now. I have filmed there and worked there. And it gives me great joy to watch how AnimfxNZ brings to the world stage such great talent, integrity and artistry. The VES is extremely supportive and proud of our association with all the artists of New Zealand and I look forward to many more great conferences in your future.”

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AnimfxNZ was founded in 2006 to provide a global platform for the creative content community to exchange ideas across the various disciplines of digital media.

Since its inception, the conference has presented leading speakers on the topics of animation, digital entertainment, digital effects and games, and has served as the crossroads of collaboration for creative media convergence.

If you’re interested in attending (in case you were wandering, it’s aimed at interactive and digital marketers, writers, those involved in DVD production, web managers, producers, directors, game developers, creative leads, animators, vfx supervisors, digital artists, teachers and fans of digital media and film) email [email protected] and indicate you are a Marketing Association member and want to register for the two-day pass at the special rate of $450.

You will then receive a confirmation email and invoice. You will need to be at Soundings Theatre for registration between 7.45 – 8.30am on Friday 6 November.

Full details on the presenters and programme can be found on the AnimfxNZ website.

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