Bradford Animation Festival

Bradford Animation Festival - November 17 - 22 2014

What's on

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Special Guests and Events

ASIFA 2014 Prize Award and Screening

We're delighted to be announcing the winner of ASIFA 2014 prize and featuring a selection of their work.

BAF 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award: Claire Jennings

We’re delighted that award-winning producer Claire Jennings is the recipient of BAF 2014 award and will take to the stage to talk with Professor Paul Wells.

BAF Celebration Evening - The Adventures of Prince Achmed + live musical accompaniment

Join us to celebrate the opening of BAF 2014 with a drinks reception followed by a special screening of Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed.

Bradford Animation Festival 2014 Awards Ceremony

Find out who goes home with a coveted BAF Award at the BAF 2014 Awards ceremony, hosted by stop motion legend Barry Purves.

Bradford Animation Festival 2014 Awards Reception

Find out the result of the juries’ decision and discover which films from our official selection go home with a much-coveted BAF Award with the prestigious Bradford Animation Awards Ceremony.

Bradford Animation Festival 2014 Closing Night Party

It ain't over 'til it's over...

Bradford City of Film Illustrated Talk - Women in Animation with Jez Stewart

Jez Stewart unlocks the history of British Animation from 1930s to 1980s using the careers of women who worked in the industry to bring to life key events and developments.

Charles Cecil – Broken Sword 5

Charles’ presentation looks at crowd-funding and the way that changed the animation/art in Broken Sword 5 plus give a general overview of the style in his latest game.

Double Negative - Chris McLaughlin

We are delighted to welcome Chris McLaughlin from award-winning visual effects studio Double Negative.

Fee Stewart – Formerdroid

Fee Stewart will be looking at how to make things fun and iconic for mobile games plus offer an invaluable insight into how to get into the games industry.

Independent Irish Animation Panel

Gary Timpson, Paul O’Flanagan and Mark Cumberton from leading animation studios will talk about how independent companies are formed as well as the pleasures and pitfalls of production.

Joanna Quinn Life Drawing Workshop

Joanna joins us at BAF 2014 to lead this adults-only life drawing workshop.

Joe Noble with David Cleveland

Leading archivist and historian, David Cleveland, will introduce a showing of ‘Orace’ who claims this is ‘the first talking cartoon in the world’, and talk about its preservation process.

Joy Batchelor - Centenary Celebration and Screening

Joy Batchelor’s daughter, Vivien Halas will introduce a retrospective screening and take part in an on-stage discussion of her mother’s work and career.

Kaye Elling – 100 Things Every Games Student Should Know

100 Things Every Game Student Should Know is a light-hearted, frank and informative missive on the pitfalls of industry ignorance among the student population.

Mark Shapiro – Behind the Scenes of the Hand-Crafted Animated Feature The Boxtrolls

Mark Shapiro gives you a unique opportunity to learn about the film-making process, take part in a question and answer session and see the production puppets fromt The Boxtrolls up close.

Meet the Speakers

Our new Meet the Speakers sessions give you the opportunity to discuss the burning issues of the day with these guests and your fellow delegates.

Official Selection: Films by Young Animators

These films are playing in competition for the Best Film by Young Animators Award.

Official Selection: Films by Young Animators + Award Presentation

The winner of the Best Film by Young Animators Award will be announced at this special screening.

Peter Lord - Aardman Animations

Peter Lord joins us at BAF for this exclusive screentalk to present a portrait of award winning studio Aardman Animations.

Screentalk with Michel Ocelot

French Director Michel Ocelot will talk about his career, influences and his creative process and with screening of a selection of his work.

Simon Smith – thumbfood Ltd

Simon will discuss his recent games developments for Manchester City, his earlier career and offer invaluable advice for those who are looking at making the first steps into the Games industry.

Skwigly Animation Quiz

Join Steve and Ben from Skwigly Online Animation Magazine as they invite you to pit your wits and test your animation knowledge in their fiendishly fun Animation Quiz.

Strange Hill High

The developers of the Strange Hill High series take us through the creative process from script through to character/puppet design and game development.

The Track is My Canvas, My Car is my Pencil – McLaren Animation and ‘Tooned’

Professor Paul Wells hosts an on-stage discussion with Framestore’s Henry Trotter director of the Tooned series made for the McLaren Formula One motor-racing

Watch Dogs - Colin Graham

Colin Graham, animation director at Ubisoft Montreal will talk about the joys and challenges of developing and directing the sequences in this best-selling open world game Watch Dogs.