Manchester Animation Festival, Nov 2019 (Dates TBC)

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
13 November 2019 - 15 November 2019
Manchester, UK
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2019 Call For Entries To Follow


2018 Festival Coverage (13-15/11/18)

  • Industry Excellence Awards  celebrate those scripting, storyboarding, designing and animating some of our favourite television programmes and commercial work. Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony on Thu 15 Nov, 20:00. THE 2018 INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE AWARD NOMINEES ARE:

Oriol Vidal for Danger Mouse: A Fear to Remember
Krystal Georgiou for Luo Bao Bei: Footsteps of Others
Vince James for 70 MPH Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk

Evgenia Golubeva and Myles McLeod for Becca’s Bunch: Cute Lil’ Bug
Alex Collier for Danger Mouse: Grand Stressed Auto
Daniel Postgate for The Clangers: The Block

Character Animation
Duncan Rudd for Buy Any Part: Farmer
Mark Kilkelly for Danger Mouse
Rachel Thorn for Simon’s Cat: DIY
Fabrice Pieton for The Clangers

Character Design
Eimhin McNamara for The Western Spring
Valentina Ventimiglia for Labuntina
Aoífe Doyle for Aurora
Leigh Hodgkinson for Olobob Top

The winner will be announced during the MAF 2018: Awards Ceremony and the winner will receive one of MAF awards designed by Beth Jupe at Mackinnon and Saunders.

Archive: Call for entries:

This is an award for a film, it can be a Short Film, Student Film, Commissioned Film or Immersive Film. You may submit your film to one category only. Films must be under 30 minutes in length.

  • Short Films: Films not made by a student or person under the age of 16.
  • Student Films: Films created by undergraduate and post-graduate students.
  • Commissioned Films: Can be educational or scientific films, music videos or for advertising or promotional purposes. Commissioned films must have the permission of the rights owner before submission.
  • Immersive Films: Films that abandon traditional screening conditions and opt for an immersive format, this could be VR (interactive and non interactive), AR or 360° films.
    All films must have been completed after 29 July 2017 and must be submitted and received by Friday 27 July 2018. All animation techniques are eligible.
  • Festival regulations and submission form
  • Deadline: 27 July 2018

Event Dates

  • From 13 November 2019 to 15 November 2019


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