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Visibly Animated

Thursday 24 March - Wednesday 6 April 2022

Warwick Arts Centre and the ICO Present The Cinema of Ideas.

The ICO’s Cinema of Ideas is an innovative new platform for amplifying different stories through collaboration, discussion and film. A series of online events that will run throughout 2022 and beyond, the Cinema of Ideas will bring underappreciated strands of film culture and heritage directly to audiences nationwide and create a welcoming public forum for vibrant critical discussion.

All these events take place online and will be booked through Cinema of Ideas streaming platform, Eventive, using the links below. Make sure to select Support Warwick Arts Centre from the drop-down menu when you book your ticket. 

Visibly Animated

A programme of short films & talks on disability representation in animation

If animation is a medium in which the only limit is your imagination, why is there still such a limited range of disabled stories and characters? Visibly Animated is a film season aiming to shine a light on animation amidst the growing recognition for the need of greater disabled representation in cinema, as well as highlighting the importance of making animation accessible for disabled audiences.

Tickets are £5 and give you access to all elements of Visibly Animated. Book now and select Warwick Arts Centre at checkout to support us with your purchase:

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About the programme

The curated short film programme showcases a range of animated shorts from the UK, Australia and Taiwan, all centred around disabled characters. The programme is accompanied by a pre-recorded talk by disability rights activist and campaigner Dr Amy Kavanagh on the importance of including Audio Description tracks in animation, a pre-recorded Q&A with featured filmmaker Jemima Hughes (Imagination and Technology for Talking) and a live talk by season curator Louise M. Milsom on the history of disability representation in animation.

The programme includes:

• The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim (dir. Tom Rourke)

• Stitch (dir. Siobhán Smith)

• All For Claire (dir. Simon McKeown)

• The Present (dir. Jacob Frey)

• Cousin (dir. Adam Elliot)

• Out of Sight (dir. Yu Ya-Ting)

• Imagination (dir. Jemima Hughes)

• Technology For Talking (dir. Jemima Hughes)

• A pre-recorded Q&A with Jemima Hughes

• A pre-recorded talk by Dr Amy Kavanagh


All the films and pre-recorded content will be available to stream from 24 March – 6 April.


Live Q&A, The History of Disability Representation in Animation

Join us from 6:30pm-7:30pm on Wednesday 30 March for a live talk by season curator Louise Milsom, serving as an introduction to the history of disabled representation in animation, both on- and off-screen.

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