The Manchester Animation Festival is a celebration of the animated art form.
Hosted at HOME in Manchester’s First Street complex, the festival brings one of the UK’s biggest animation hubs together and invites the international community to join us to delight in all things animated.
Animation is everywhere, from the smallest smart phone screen to the largest cinematic projection. The Manchester Animation Festival unites artists, practitioners, students and enthusiasts and all those in between to savour the many and varied achievements of the animated form.
If you’re an animation insider or just want to see something unique, you don’t have to be an animation boffin to join us for animated short competitions, feature films, retrospective screenings, workshops, networking events, panel discussions, masterclasses and screen talks from the industry’s finest over three packed days.
The Festival Team
Steve is an animation researcher with the animation academy at Loughborough University and is the editor of Skwigly.com the UK’s largest online animation magazine and community.
Deb joined the film team at the National Media Museum in 2003 and became Festival director of BAF, a position she held for 8 years. Over that time the festival developed from a 3 day to a 5 day one.
Jen works on the film team at HOME, previously she worked for the Bradford Animation Festival (BAF) for 7 years. She is also the founder and programmer of This Is Not A Cartoon, a touring programme of animated short films and director interviews that tours the north west of England.
Bill Lawrence is the CEO of Reel Solutions and founder of the Bradford Animation Festival (BAF) and the Bradford Film Festival (BIFF)