We are extremely grateful to have the support of the following organisations and individuals:

The BFI exists to promote greater understanding and appreciation of, and access to, film and moving image culture in the UK.     www.bfi.org.uk

Film Hub Wales (FHW) aims to bring more films, to more people, in more places.    www.filmhubwales.org

Chapter is an ambitious, multi-artform cultural space based in Cardiff, Wales that presents and produces international art, performance and film alongside a dynamic social space.   www.chapter.org

Arts Council England champion, develop and invest in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.    www.artcouncil.org.uk

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.   www.britishcouncil.org

Only Motion create animation and motion graphics born for social.    www.onlymotion.co.uk

Advisory Group

 

Jayne Pilling

Jayne Pilling

British Animation Awards (Former Director)

The British Animation Awards (BAA) covers all aspects of the UK Animation scene, from student work to commercials, children’s entertainment, short and experiential films, music videos and new technologies.
Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall

HOME Manchester (Film Programme Producer)

Home work with international and UK artists to produce extraordinary experiences, creating an exciting mix of thought-provoking drama, dance, film and contemporary visual art with a strong focus on international work, new commissions and talent development.
Hannah Raybould

Hannah Raybould

BAFTA Cymru (Director)

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, BAFTA Cymru was set up as a branch of BAFTA in 1987 and had its official launch in January 1988 and established to ensure that the values and reach of BAFTA and its operations extended to creative communities throughout the UK. The first Cymru Awards ceremony was held in 1992.
Rich Warren

Rich Warren

Encounters (Director)

Encounters is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival, presenting an annual International Competition and Industry Forum for filmmakers and creative industry professionals alongside a Festival Celebration of and screenings and events for everyone to enjoy. Taking place in Bristol, UK every September.

Justin Johnson

Justin Johnson

BFI (Programme Team - BFI Southbank)

The BFI exists to promote greater understanding and appreciation of, and access to, film and moving image culture in the UK. Throughout 2018 they will be showcasing the craft and creativity of animation in all its forms and genres, from cut outs, puppetry and stop-motion to anime and CGI.
Moira McVean

Moira McVean

Into Film (Senior Film Curator)

IntoFilm support teachers and educators to achieve a wide range of effective learning outcomes in their use of film. Our programme includes a network of extra-curricular film clubs, resources for use in clubs and in the classroom, training opportunities, a cinema-based film festival and our annual Awards.

Kish Hirani (Chair)

Kish Hirani (Chair)

BAME in Games

BAME in Games is an advocacy or special interest group that exists to encourage more diverse talent to work in the games and the wider entertainment industry. The group will manage a professional network to encourage discussion and collaboration on diversity and make available speakers for conferences and events.
Helen BrunsdOn

Helen BrunsdOn

UK Screen Alliance / Animation UK (Former Director) / British Animation Awards (Director)

The UK Screen Alliance in partnership with Animation UK is the trade association that represents companies involved in animation, post-production, VFX, physical special effects, audio, camera and lighting hire, freelance talent agencies and TV & film studios.
Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas

British Council (Film Programme Manager)

British Council Film is the link between UK films and filmmakers and new international audiences. Together with the British Council’s global network overseas we work to profile the innovation, diversity, creativity and excellence of British films around the world, and work to find opportunities for creative exchange between UK filmmakers and international counterparts.
Lauren Orme

Lauren Orme

Lauren Orme Films / Winding Snake Productions (Creative Director) / Cardiff Animation Festival (Director)

Lauren Orme is an award-winning director and animator based in Cardiff, UK. She is also the Creative Director at Winding Snake Productions, and the Director of Cardiff Animation Festival.
Iain Gardner

Iain Gardner

Animator / EIFF (Animation Programmer) / CMI

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is an annual fortnight of cinema screenings and related events taking place each June. Established in 1947, it is the world’s oldest continually running film festival.
Steve Henderson

Steve Henderson

Manchester Animation Festival (Co-Director) / Skwigly (Editor)

Manchester Animation Festival is the UK’s largest Animation Festival dedicated celebration of the animated art form. Hosted at HOME in Manchester, 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.

Skwigly Animation is an online animation magazine that provides the latest animation news, reviews, interviews and videos from the UK and worldwide.

Jez Stewart

Jez Stewart

BFI (UFH Archive Animation)

The BFI exists to promote greater understanding and appreciation of, and access to, film and moving image culture in the UK. Throughout 2018 they will be showcasing the craft and creativity of animation in all its forms and genres, from cut outs, puppetry and stop-motion to anime and CGI.
Robert Bradbrook

Robert Bradbrook

NFTS (Head of Animation)

The National Film and Television School is one of the top film, television and new media schools in the world.
Gerald Conn

Gerald Conn

Gritty Realism (Managing Director)

Sand animation is the key aspect and focus of the company’s work, and the development of this into new areas including animated feature films, interactive media and factual programmes as well as using sand animation as an educational tool with young people through our partner organisation Gritty Films Ltd.
Martin Melarkey

Martin Melarkey

Nerve Centre, Derry (Director)

The Nerve Centre is Northern Ireland’s leading creative media arts centre. More than 120,000 people a year benefit from the Nerve Centre’s wide-ranging programme of arts events, cutting edge projects, creative learning centres, training opportunities, and state-of-the-art production facilities.