Category: Nothing to Declare

Nothing to Declare – World Tour Update

Nothing to Declare’s world tour is still rolling on, over a year since release back in June of 2017! Over the summer we screened at the prestigious Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Films. Upcoming screenings include the 13th Anim’est International Animation Film Festival in Bucharest, Romania, which runs from September the 28th until October 7th.

  • 2018 Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Films 
  • 2018 13th Anim’est International Animation festival

Nothing to Declare – World Tour Update

Nothing to Declare’s world tour so far!

A very quick update on Nothing to Declare’s world tour! Hopefully you have managed to catch it at one of it’s stops, if not don’t worry there is still time.

  • 2017 Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • 2017 Encounters Short Film festival
  • 2017 Manchester Animation Festival
  • 2017  Uppsala International Film Festival
  • 2017 Inverness Film Festival
  • 2017 Fredrikstad Animation Festival
  • 2017 Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival
  • 2018  Berlin Lichtspieklub Short Film festival
  • 2018 Glasgow Short Film Festival

European Animation Awards…close but no cigar…

Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners of the 2017 European Animation Awards (EMILE Awards). Whilst we did not win we are incredibly proud that our short film collaboration, Nothing to Declare was selected by the UK’s ambassadors to represent the UK as it’s short film entry to the competition. Unfortunately we didn’t quite make the cut for the final shortlist of 3 films but we think making it to the longlist is pretty special. You can check out some of the work on the film here, but it’s just a peek as we don’t want to spoil the surprise until you get a chance to see the film on it’s current festival world-tour!


It was great to spend a couple of days at Manchester Animation Festival last month. I was down there for the screening of our short film, Nothing to Declare but also caught up with friends and saw some beautiful animation and excellent talks. Nothing to Declare was screening in the shots program and I’m proud to say that it was part of a really strong line up. I particularly liked Evan DeRushie’s witty Birdlime and had to wipe away tears after seeing Michael Cusack’s incredibly poignant After All. The student films were also outstanding. Garden Party, by a team from MoPA, is technically astounding with production values that any professional studio would be incredibly proud of. Florian Maubach took a much more lo-fi approach with his Cops and Robbers, but absolutely captured what it is like to be straddling the line between childhood and teens. Between the animation screenings there were some great speakers. I was brought up short during the Brexit panel when Jellyfish Pictures’ Phil Dobree quoted the number of non-brits currently working in animation in the UK (50% of animators and 85% of creature TDs if memory serves me). There was talk of more outsourcing and of opening European outposts but it’s hard to see how these things will fill such a big hole. At the moment British universities are not spitting out enough production-ready graduates so will we see a cull of UK animation studios as work follows talent abroad after Brexit? On a much more positive note it was lovely to get lost in the interactive worlds presented by Nexus’ Clair Spencer Cook. After the success of Nothing to Declare we are looking to develop our next IP as a VR project so I was taking copious notes as Claire described how they’d planned the storyline to Rain or Shine in both time and 360° space, and used ingenious sound design to direct the viewer to the action. Manchester itself was fantastic, it’s a city with a real buzz and incredibly friendly people – I’ll definitely be back next year.

Lucy T – Producer @ Interference Pattern

Manchester Animation Festival

Incredibly excited to announce that our short film collaboration, Nothing to Declare, has been selected for screening as part of the official selection at the 2017 Manchester Animation Festival,  running from the 14th until the 16th of November. The  film is screening as part of the Short Films 2 selection, showing at Tue, 14 Nov at 19:15 and  Wed, 15 Nov at 10:15. We will be attending the festival in Manchester to represent our work on the film, and if you would like to have a chat please look out for us at the screenings and other events during the festival.

Close Encounters

We are delighted to announce that our short film collaboration, Nothing to Declare, has been selected for screening in competition at the 23rd Encounters Short Film Festival,  in Bristol from the 19th until the 24th of September. The  film is part of the Sci-Fi: Other Worlds selection, showing at 8pm on Wednesday 20th September. We are looking forwards to attending the festival in Bristol to represent our work on the film.

Nothing to Declare at the 71st Edinburgh International Film festival

As the 71st  Edinburgh International Film Festival has drawn to a close we reflect on our short film, Nothing to Declare‘s presence at the festival and breath a collective sigh of relief as the dust and mania of production settle and we have been able to start to appreciate the film outwith the sharp focus of production. Audiences at both of the screenings appear to love the film, which has been in competition at the festival for both “The Award for Best Short Film” and also “The McLaren Award for Best New British Animation”.

Nothing to Declare’s art director and CGI supervisor, Tom Bryant alongside producer, Mal Young.

The film’s premiere screening was as part of the McLaren Best New British Animation  screenings, which the Interference Pattern crew attended en masse. It was the first time that some of the artists have seen their work as part of the final film and the response from the audiences and filmmakers alike has been very positive.

As well as screening as part of the McLaren awards the film was screened as part of the Shorts: from Scotland which showcased all six of the SFTN funded short films from 2017. As proud as I am of our work on Nothing to declare it was fantastic to see all of the other films that were produced as part of the SFTN shorts programme. An amazing showcase for the filmmaking talent here in Scotland.