Bradford Animation Festival

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Special Guests and Events

"State of the Art” panel discussion – presented by Game Republic

A special panel discussing the current state of art and animation in games featuring BAF Game guests from the day’s sessions

6 Degrees of Bob Godfrey an Imaginative Life

We take an opportunity to discover some of the unknown aspects of Bob Godfrey's career with a special screening of rarely seen films.

Adam Elliot in Conversation with Barry Purves

Independent Australian stop-motion animation writer and director Adam Elliot will be taking part in a screentalk with fellow animator Barry Purves.

Alan Gilbey - Scriptwriting Workshop

Join award winning animation writer Alan Gilbey for some animated exercise which will squash and stretch your mental muscles so they make better movies.

Andy Hodgetts - The Indie Stone

Andy Hodgetts will explain how an immersive apocalypse can be created with a budget of zero, two dimensions and an isometric view on life.

Animate Projects Screening + Q & A

Introduced by Abigail Addison, Animate Projects producer, this is a compilation screening of 15 animated films produced for Channel 4's Random Acts.

BAF 2013 Opening Night Reception

Join us to celebrate the opening of Bradford Animation Festival 2013 with a drinks reception.

BAFter Hours 2013

BAFter Hours is the place to be for all your animation and gaming networking, mingling and socialising!

BAFter Hours: Networking – BAF Game

Come along to the Games Lounge and play your way through classic games whilst networking with other BAF Game delegates.

BAFter Hours: Networking - Meet the Indies

An opportunity for new small games companies, artists and designers to show their work and gain valuable feedback from industry experts.

BAFter Hours: Networking Evening

Catch up with other fans before and after the events to share your experiences.

Bradford Animation Festival 2013 Awards Ceremony

Find out who goes home with a coveted BAF Award at the BAF 2013 Awards ceremony, hosted by stop motion legend Barry Purves.

Bradford Animation Festival 2013 Awards Reception

Join us at our drinks reception to celebrate the closing of the Bradford Animation Festival 2013.

Bradford Animation Festival 2013 Closing Night Party

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

Brian Horton - Crystal Dynamics

In his talk, ‘Creating a Believable Hero’, Horton will describe how everything from personality, to anatomy, to gameplay, to complex behavior expressed through movement comes together to create a character that is compelling, relatable and above all believable.

Curtis Jobling - Breaking into Animation Armed with a Crayon

Curtis will look back upon his career, specifically what it takes to get that all important break in the animation industry.

Dave McKean Masterclass

McKean is a genuine renaissance artist for the contemporary era and during his masterclass he will discuss his work and creative achievement.

Double Negative – Nathan Ortiz

Award-winning visual effects studio, Double Negative joins us for a behind the scenes look at one of their recent film projects.

Farnham Retrospective

This screening celebrates Bob's contribution to British animation education and '40 very odd years of Farnham'.

Flatpack Festival Presents ‘Uncapturable Ideas’

Our friends down in Birmingham, Flatpack Festival, have put together a programme which explores the very best in playful, avant-garde, obscure, and surreal animation.

Futurlab – The Power of 2D

Futurlab will discuss ‘The Power Of 2D”, demonstrating their approach to making a desirable PlayStation 4 game, Velocity 2X, with a tiny team

Joanna Quinn: Life Drawing Workshop

Joanna joins us once again to lead this adults-only life drawing workshop.

Kevin Carthew - Team 17 Digital

Team 17's Creative Manager Kevin Carthew will deliver a talk about Team 17's popular games and the changing animation and art styles needed for modern games development on multiple platforms.

Lee Hardcastle Masterclass

Lee will offer a candid insight into the life of a truly independent film maker and include a screening of his soon to be completed short film.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Mackinnon & Saunders

We're hosting a special screentalk with the company’s founders Ian Mackinnon and Peter Saunders, premiering a unique documentary recounting their history.

Martin Binfield – Mode 7

In the talk "Frozen Endzone : Creating an animation system from scratch", Martin Binfield will cover how the team developed a many-layered animation system.

Michaela Pavlatova Masterclass

Widely recognised as one of the leading contemporary women animators, Czech director Michaela Pavlatova joins BAF 2013 for a masterclass and selective retrospective.

Mike Bithell

Mike Bithell is the developer of the critically-acclaimed indie platform game Thomas Was Alone and will deliver a talk about his current project Volume.

Motion Capture - Capturing Interaction between Human & Animal

This exciting project shows the possibility of using motion capture with animals and how we can use this technology to capture a true performance.

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.

Phil Gray – TT Games

Senior Story/Animation Director Phil Gray will give a special behind-the-scenes tour of the animation and art in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Skwigly Animation Quiz

Join Steve and Ben from Skwigly Online Animation Magazine and the Skwigly Animation Podcast as they invite you to pit your wits and test your animation knowledge.

Skwigly Animation Showcase

This screening will feature a selection of innovative and exceptional animated shorts hand-picked by the Skwigly team

Steve Lycett - Sumo Digital

In this special talk, Lycett will discuss his latest project and the development challenges that comes with working on the world-conquering Moshi Monsters brand.

The Best of BUG: Animation Special with Special Guest, Cyriak

Adam Buxton returns with an animation special of BUG for BAF 2013 and is joined by special guest Cyriak Harris.

The Imaginarium Studios – Mo-cap Workshop

This workshop will demonstrate the motion capture techniques that are used on major productions and there’ll be a chance to see the latest facial motion capture system ‘Cara’ from Vicon.

Viktor Antonov - ZeniMax Media

Viktor will discuss his 16 years in art and design, focusing on his experience and approach in creating sci-fi worlds, with examples from his extensive art and design portfolio.

Warren Spector

Warren will talk about his love of animation, including his obsession from an early age with Disney, and how the great animation studios have inspired him to create classic videogames.