The 50th Anniversary release of the iconic album will continue to be celebrated as Pink Floyd invite a new generation of animators to enter a competition, curated by Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell of Hipgnosis, to create music videos for any of the 10 songs on the iconic 1973 album. Pink Floyd have a rich history of collaborating with animators from the beginnings of the band (Ian Emes, Gerald Scarfe, etc.), and in some cases the visuals that accompany the songs have become synonymous with the music itself. The band would like to give all animators an opportunity to present a fresh take on these timeless aural works. Animators can enter up to 10 videos, one per song on the album. A winner will be selected from a panel of experts which will include Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, renowned directors Terry Gilliam, Anton Corbijn, Sarah Smith, Kyle Alba, Daisy Jacobs, illustrator and Floyd collaborator Gerald Scarfe and UK Chairman of design company Pentagram, Harry Pearce. The deadline for submissions is Decmber 31st 2023.
Only animation entries will be eligible for entry.
Up to £100,000 cash prize. Read rules for details.
ANIMATION COMPETITION JUDGING PANEL:
One of the original Monty Python team who created all their animation sequences. He has directed 13 features including Brazil, Time Bandits, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Fisher King and 12 Monkeys. Animator, Actor, Director, Writer and BAFTA Award winner for his outstanding contribution to cinema.
Dutch Photographer, film director and music video director famed for his work with U2 and Depeche Mode. Movies include Control (2007 about Ian Curtis and Joy Division), The American (2010) with George Clooney and A Most Wanted Man (2014) with Philip Seymour Hoffman.
An English cartoonist, illustrator and animator famed for his editorial work at The Sunday Times and The New Yorker. His animations include The Wall for Pink Floyd, work on Disney’s Hercules, and many set designs in theatre and operatic productions.
An English film director, broadcaster, screenwriter and animator. She became Creative Director at Aardman (Wallace and Gromit) and co-produced the animation feature The Pirates! An Adventure with Scientists (2012). She directed her own animation film, Arthur’s Christmas (2011) followed by Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021).
The drummer with Pink Floyd, a producer, songwriter and book writer who currently has his own band ‘Nick Mason’s A Saucerful of Secrets’ with whom he tours and records. He wrote a much-lauded autobiography on his life with Pink Floyd called ‘Inside Out’.
An American features film director and animator who co-directed with Chris Renaud The Lorax (2012), followed by Minions (2015) with Pierre Coffin, a co direction on Despicable Me 3 (2017), and then directed Minions – The Rise of the Gru (2022)
An English animator, director, writer, and BAFTA winner and Academy Nominee for the best short animation film for The Big Picture (2014) followed by The Full Story (2017).
Harry Pearce is the current UK Chairman, Creative Director and a partner in the global graphic design company Pentagram.