Anim18: A Celebration of British Animation

At Venues Across the UK | April to November 2018


Anim18 is a UK-wide celebration of British animation, taking place from April to November 2018.  Led by Film Hub Wales and Chapter (Cardiff) working with the BFI Film Audience Network and project partners, Anim18 will showcase the best of British talent – past, present and future – through a programme of screenings, activities and events across the UK.

We’re bringing together a newly developed network of industry expertise, exhibition partners, and community-focused organisations to generate renewed interest in British animation, bring classic titles back into the spotlight, celebrate British talent in new releases, and unveil brand new

If you’d like to take part in Anim18, explore this site for details and get in touch for more info.


Politics & Persuasion

Propaganda, Campaigns, Political messages

Young at Heart

Childhood favourites, Youthful spirit, Intergeneration

Breaking Boundaries

Experimentation, Innovation, New technologies

Connections ___

Tracing British stories in international animation


Screenings & Events

Key titles from British animation, selected international animations with a British connection, and a whole host of events across the UK.  The programme will include links to new technologies including gaming and VR.

Engagement & Participation

Opportunities to participate and interact including; anijams, gamejams, pop-up animation stations, multi-sensory experiences, and a bank of resources for programming and creating animation.

Digital Hub

This website will be the portal for Anim18, with new content throughout the season.  If you’d like to contribute, please get in touch. We’re also on social media @Anim18UK / #Anim18.

Future Development

Anim18 will feed into the future development of British Animation, through audience development, profile raising, talent development, panel discussions, advocacy and funding.
Trailer: Only Motion | Music: Jon Dix