Bradford Animation Festival

Once the Aesthetica Short Film Festival is over there will still be plenty of film to enjoy in Yorkshire. From 12-16 November the Bradford Animation Festival runs at the National Media Museum. The event takes place each Autumn and is the UK’s longest running animation festival, featuring screentalks, retrospectives, workshops and a competition strand which recognises the very best in new animation from around the world.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Bradford Animation Festival presents a variety of guests, events and screenings from the worlds of animation and gaming. Guests can expect to spend time with animators, game designers, producers, illustrators, film-makers and other festival attendees. Several short films from ASFF will also appear in Bradford, including But Milk is Important and Pipkin.

The special speakers for BAF 2013 include; Oscar winning filmmaker Adam Elliot, (Harvie Krumpet, Mary & Max); comedian, writer and actor Adam Buxton (presenting an exclusive BAF edition of BUG); Lifetime Achievement Award winners Mackinnon & Saunders (Bob the Builder, Frankenweenie, Fantastic Mr Fox); BAFTA award winning animator Joanna Quinn; Europe’s largest provider of visual effects for Film, Double Negative’s Nathan Ortiz (Rush, Harry Potter, Dark Knight Rises); world renowned artist & filmmaker Dave McKean; leading contemporary female animator Michaela Pavlatova, (Repete, Words, Words, Words); Leeds’ independent animation hero Lee Hardcastle (Pingu’s The Thing, Claycat’s The Raid) and Guardian Cartoonist Steve Bell who will take part in a panel discussing the career of the late, world renowned animator Bob Godfrey.

Bradford Animation Festival, 12-16 November, National Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NQ.

1. But Milk is Important, Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen, Anna Mantzaris.