There are plenty of online tutorials on How to Create an Animated GIF–just do a Google search.
Animations are being sought for a new program called STOP & GO: Made From Scratch. Animations using stop-motion techniques with subject matter of gardens, food play, kitchens as laboratories, cooking or crafting will all be considered. This program will tour for two years starting in 2014.
STOP & GO is a program of innovative stop-motion animations by contemporary visual artists and filmmakers that has been touring and screening internationally since 2008. The program showcases animations that use stop-motion techniques to explore visual language, tell stories and make poignant social commentaries.
Submission guidelines: http://www.stopandgoshow.com/call_submissions.html
Deadline: Fri Nov 15th, 2013