Animation Workshops and Educational Events

We help budding animators in Scotland to connect with animation industry professionals from the UK and Japan.

Each year Scotland Loves Anime includes an education day, where animation students and graduates can kickstart their careers with vital insight from established industry professionals.

We believe that all animation students and graduates should have this opportunity, regardless of whether they’ve got anything left in the bank. That’s why all of our educational events have been – and will stay – free to attend.


Screening: Pigtails with Yoshimi Itazu
Saturday, October 15th at 16:15
Glasgow Film Theatre

We’re thrilled to welcome Yoshimi Itazu to Glasgow to present a Q+A with staff

As a part of his visit to Glasgow we’re hosting a mixed audience screening with a Q+A session afterwards.  Please contact us via andrew AT^ lovesanimation DOT^ com (replace the AT and DOT appropriately) if you’re a current student in the arts or film studies that wants to attend as we can arrange complementary tickets.  Please mail us with the below and we’ll try to sort a ticket out for you:

Year of Study:


Education Day 2016
October 21st, 11:00 – 17:00
Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF
Main Lecture Theatre (E22)

Scotland Loves Animation is excited to announce the 2016 education day – we’re just polishing off the line-up so stay tune for more!

Thanks to FunimationNow for sponsoring the education day to make it possible!

FRIDAY 21ST OCTOBER @ Edinburgh College of Art, Main Lecture Theatre (E22)

11.00 – 11.30 – Registration

11:30 – 12:30 – Kohei Kawase – Warner International

Kohei Kawase is a producer from Warner Entertainment in Japan. He was the Executive Producer of the Accel World television series and has also been producer on a number of anime including Shirobako, A Certain Scientific Railgun & A Certain Magical Index and Food Wars!  Come hear more about how anime is put together and the importance of producers for animation across the world…

12:30 – 13:45 – LUNCH

13:45 – 14:45 – Nuria Gonzalez-Blanco – Puffin Rock television series

Nuria is an allumni of the ECA Animation degree and has had a bright career since graduation.  Most recently she’s found herself working on the Puffin Rock television series.  Come find out what life is like after graduating and just what is necessary to stay in the animation industry today for graduates.

15:00 – 16:00 – Miles Thomas – Crunchyroll 

Miles will be joining us all the way from San Francisco to talk about the impact of piracy on the Japanese animation space especially.  Ever wondered what the actual impact is of watching something illegally or what the impact on your own work one day could be?  Don’t miss this talk if so!

16:15 – 17:30 – Shelley Page, – Dreamworks

Professional biography:

Shelley Page trained as an illustrator and she has been working in the field of animation since joining the Richard Williams studio in London is 1982. From 1986 she served as Head of Backgrounds on ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ (Walt Disney 1988) then joined Steven Spielberg’s UK animation studio Amblimation as Backgrounds Supervisor on ‘An American Tail 2’ (Universal Pictures 1991)

In early 1995 Shelley was one of the first group of artists hired to establish DreamWorks Animation in Los Angeles where she took the position of Co-Head of Artistic Development.

Her credits, on over 35 feature films to date, include “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” (Disney) and all the DWA hits, including: “Shrek”, “Shark Tale”, “Madagascar”, “Kung Fu Panda”, “The Croods” and “How to Train Your Dragon” series.

Her present responsibilities at Dreamworks Animation include building relationships with schools and events worldwide and sourcing new talent for future projects.

She has a particular interest in student animation and is a member of the graduation juries and advisory boards of leading animation schools and festivals worldwide. At many events worldwide she also screens a selection of her favourite new student and professional short film in her popular ‘Eye Candy Show’ – showcasing the best new international talents.

Since 2006 Shelley has been involved with the creation of new DreamWorks Animation teams in India and China.

Most recently Shelley has been closely involved with the creation of the Oriental DreamWorks studio in Shanghai. She has also become associated with several of the leading academic institutions and festivals in China.

The Eye Candy Show

Shelley Page, Head of International Outreach for DreamWorks Animation, presents her popular showcase of some of the best recent international short films and TV commercials. In this session she will screen some of her favourite films and commercials discovered at studios, schools and festivals around the world. Among her latest ‘Eye Candy’ selections are the awesome mini-epic ‘Castle of Sand’ from ESMA Montpellier, the tense and atmospheric ‘Wildfire’ from Gobelins, Paris and the moving short ‘Tsunami’ from The Animation Workshop, Denmark.

NB the 16:30 talk may start slightly late due to travel arrangements – but will last an hour and will conclude at 18:00 latest.