Animation Collaboration – 1000 Errors Visual Arts

Realtime 3D projection collaboration with A ThousandErrors VisualArts. A beautiful merging of realtime artistry with my film “Cosmic Flower Unfolding”

Ben Ridgway animation 1000errors collab

Animation Collaboration – Chris Dyer

Ben Ridgway Chris Dyer Animation I recently made an animated GIF based on one of Chris Dyer’s famous Fishbomb paintings. More animation to come!!! :)

Cosmic Flower Unfolding – ANIMA MUNDI, Brazil


Cosmic flower Unfolding will be featured at the 22nd International Animation Festival of Brazil, ANIMA MUNDI 2014 as part of their Gallery selection.

ANIMA MUNDI, the biggest Animation event in Latin America aims to inform, educate and entertain by bringing the newest works and trends in the language of animation, with films and artists from all over the world.

The first edition of Anima Mundi happened in 1993, in Rio de Janeiro. The festival was created by a group of animators and filmmakers who wanted to raise awareness about animated productions and films in Brazil.

The Anima Mundi crew is responsible for several other activities including Anima Escola which teaches animation in several public schools in Brasil and the Anima Mundi Intinerante that shows selected films in several other cities in Brazil.

There is a contest of web and cellular phone animation that runs concurrently with the festival named Anima Mundi Web and Anima Mundi Cell. The participant animations are chosen by the public on the internet (a registration is required to vote) and the winner has their movie shown in the festival sessions.

In the main area of the festival there are several mini-workshops that teach the public how to animate in several styles (pixilation, stop motion, hand drawn).


Tribocycle and Cosmic Flower Unfolding at Currents 2014 New Media Festival

My Films Tribocycle and Cosmic Flower Unfolding will be featured at the Currents 2014 New Media Festival June 13 – June 29, 2014

Cosmic Flower Unfolding will be on display as a video installation at the El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe.

Tribocycle is going to play on the Digital Dome at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Digital Dome is a unique space to learn new applications for creative expression, scientific and technical exploration, and the merging of art and technology. It is also unique in the world as the only articulating dome which can move 90 degrees and be positioned in multiple locations for different viewing experiences. IAIA has joined the international fulldome consortium to link our programming and knowledge formation with others across the country and the world experimenting in ways in this immersive environment.


Ben Ridgway at the dome John Hagen Photography

Ben Ridgway at the dome John Hagen Photography 01



Cosmic Flower Unfolding at San Francisco International Film Festival

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Cosmic Flower Unfolding has been selected to play at the San Francisco International Film Festival!

SHORTS 3: ANIMATION program in the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 24 – May 8, 2014):
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 9:45 PM – Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
Monday, May 5, 2014 at 9:15 PM – Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
ALSO, the festival youth education program, Schools at the Festival will be showing my work on April 8.
The San Francisco International Film Festival (April 24–May 8, 2014) is the longest-running film festival in the Americas and a beloved showcase of cinematic discovery. An essential stop on the international film festival circuit, SFIFF is well regarded as a significant celebration of world cinema in one of the country’s most beautiful cities. SFIFF56 featured 263 screenings of 158 films from 51 countries, which were attended by over 210 filmmakers and industry guests from over 21 countries around the globe. The Film Society’s additional year-round initiatives in film exhibition include a robust Fall Season of specialized film series and countless individual public and members’ screenings and events with special guests in person.

New Work – Stainless Steel Karma

Ben Ridgway sculpture 3D printing animation

Animafest Zagreb – 24th World Festival of Animated Film | Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb


Ben_Ridgway_AnimafestMy recent films Tribocycle, Cosmic Flower Unfolding, and Continuum Infinitum have been selected to be projected at Animafest Zagreb. The projections will be displayed on the media facade at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb (MSU) May 23  to June 8  2014 and during the 24th World Festival of Animated Film, taking place June 3 – 8 in Zagreb, Croatia.

The World Festival of Animated Film in Zagreb is traditionally the second oldest festival in Europe. In the course of its forty-year-old history it has systematically been following world animation production through a number of films in competition and out of competition. Built on the tradition of the Zagreb School of Animation, Animafest, the festival oriented towards auteur film, has made a reputation of being one of the most significant events in the domain of animated film.

Approved by ASIFA (International Animated Film Association) and founded by the City of Zagreb and the production studio Zagreb Film the first World Festival of Animated Film was held in June 1972. Animafest was a biennual festival until 2005, when Animafest introduced the programme of animated feature film and turned into an annual event – each odd-numbered year is devoted to feature film and even-numbered one to short film.
By decision of the Festival Council, made in 2007, Animafest is under a new art and organisation leadership that aims at continuing the festival tradition by developing programmes that would enable authors and professionals a more active participation at the festival. With new initiatives, such as the founding of Regional Pitching Forum for projects in Development and Animafest Fund, Animafest aspires to become an active participant in encouraging the production and distribution of animated film.



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