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Simon Mackintosh retirement

We would like to announce the retirement of Simon Mackintosh as Trustee of the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation.  Simon spent his professional career as a solicitor, first at W&J Burness and latterly at Turcan Connell, where he served as the firm’s first Chairman of the Partnership.  He has had a long-standing involvement with the […]

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Submissions to Harryhausen Awards open

Submissions to the inaugural Harryhausen Awards begin on 1st January 2022. Entrants can submit under the following categories: ⭐️Best Feature Film Animation⭐️ ⭐️Best Short Film Animation⭐️ ⭐️Best Student Film Animation⭐️ ⭐️Best Commercial Film Animation⭐️ ⭐️Best Online Film Animation⭐️ ⭐️Best Television Animation⭐️​ An Entry Fee must be paid via PayPal to rayharryhausenfoundation@gmail.com before each film is submitted. The Entry […]

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‘Acting with Harryhausen: Martine Beswick and Caroline Munro’

Make a date in your diary for the next National Galleries of Scotland Harryhausen Virtual Exhibition Experience event! ‘Acting with Harryhausen: Martine Beswick and Caroline Munro’ will be hosted by Foundation trustee John Walsh, and take place on Tuesday 9 November, 6-7pm (BST). https://www.nationalgalleries.org/event/harryhausen-virtual-exhibition-experience-live-3-acting-harryhausen-martine-beswick-and ‘…The third of four exclusive live-streamed interactive events in which Hollywood […]

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Harryhausen Season, Filmhouse Edinburgh

We are delighted to share news of the Edinburgh Filmhouse’s ‘Ray Harryhausen Season’. Throughout the coming months, each of Ray’s films will be screened alongside a short film from the Foundation. For more information and to book tickets, see https://www.filmhousecinema.com/season/ray-harryhausen ‘A selection of films featuring pioneering special effects by filmmaking legend Ray Harryhausen. Known for his iconic […]

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‘Ray Harryhausen: Celebrating the Legacy of a Titan’- ComicCon@Home 2021

We are happy to announce our panel at this year’s Comic-Con International! Our presentation, ‘Ray Harryhausen: Celebrating the Legacy of a Titan‘, will be released online as part of #ComicConAtHome on July 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm Pacific Time. https://www.eventeny.com/events/comicconhome-1456/?action=schedule-item&action_ops[item_id]=7061 ‘Legendary stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen kept an incredible archive of some 50,000 items gathered throughout […]

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Ray Harryhausen Awards

The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation are delighted to announce new film awards programme, established in honour of the legendary master of stop-motion animation on what would have been his 101st birthday. Beginning on January 1st 2022, we will be accepting entries under the following categories: ⭐️Best Feature Film Animation⭐️ ⭐️Best Short Film Animation⭐️ ⭐️Best […]

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Harryhausen nominations in Rondo Awards 2021

Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema book nominated in The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards 2021. We are delighted that Vanessa Harryhausen’s book has been nominated in this year’s Rondo Awards, alongside a number of our other projects from Ray’s centenary year. Please cast your vote within the following four categories by emailing taraco@aol.com by Sunday April […]

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Harryhausen: The Lost Movies poll

Which of Ray Harryhausen’s unmade films would you love to have seen? Vote for your top three, and win a signed copy of Harryhausen The Lost Movies.  Access the poll at  https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/pzE1sp John Walsh‘s book detailed the many unrealised projects and unfilmed sequences that Ray Harryhausen had planned for. Now fans worldwide have the chance to […]

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Anifest 2021: Ray Harryhausen: Preserving the legacy of a Titan

Don’t miss a panel from Foundation collections manager Connor Heaney at this year’s Canterbury Anifest on Saturday 27th February at 11:30am. Connor will share behind-the-scenes imagery of the Foundation’s ongoing efforts to preserve & display Ray’s collection as we mark his centenary year, and our ongoing plans to share his incredible legacy worldwide over the coming decade. For tickets […]

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