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Move Summit, the largest animation event in Scotland, has announced the line-up for its fourth edition. The conference will be held once again in Edinburgh’s Pleasance Courtyard complex, between February 19–21.

The event will be held over three days, with the first focused on students and the other two covering the industry at large. Make that “industries”: speakers come from sectors ranging from animation and vfx to gaming, virtual and augmented reality, and education. The event this year will present 25 speakers, including:

  • James Baxter, animator and director of character animation at Netflix
  • Emma Fernando, freelance animation producer and consultant; has worked with Nickelodeon, Disney, Cartoon Network

  • Craig Foster, graphic art director, Pixar (Up, Inside Out, Coco)
  • Sean Greenhorn, screen officer, Screen Scotland; works across development, production, and audience development for film in Scotland
  • Michael Lum, animation supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic (Avengers: Endgame)
  • Sarah LaPenna Onheiber, senior face animator, Rockstar Games (Grand Theft Auto IV, Max Payne 3)
  • Bruce Wright, effects animator, Walt Disney Animation Studios; he will speak about the A Kite’s Tale, the vr short he directed at Disney

The line-up covers the international scene, albeit with an emphasis on the Scottish and British industries. For the first time, the summit will also host a dedicated business strand, featuring one-to-one meetings attended by the likes of Netflix and the BBC, and panels and talks on subjects such as long-format development funding.

Finally, Move’s portfolio reviews will return, this time with sessions held across all three days. Students and recent graduates with a ticket can apply, and will be matched with a suitable industry professional.

For more information, including the full line-up of speakers, head to the official website.