[Worldkings] Top 50 annual creative events in the world (P. 07) Manchester Animation Festival (UK): The UK's largest Animation Festival


(Kyluc.vn - Worldkings.org) Manchester Animation Festival is the UK’s largest Animation Festival dedicated celebration of the animated art form.

Manchester Animation Festival is an annual animation festival based in Manchester, England. It takes place in November and describes itself as "the UK’s largest Animation Festival". There, people from all over the world join excitedly to enjoy everything that comes from animation.


The event is hosted at HOME, Manchester’s centre for international contemporary art, theatre, film and books, which opened in May 2015. HOME was designed by Dutch architects Mecanoo, and includes two theatres, a gallery space; five screens; broadcast facilities; and a café bar and restaurant. The festival director is Steve Henderson.

Animation is everywhere, from the smallest smart phone screen to the largest cinematic projection. 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.


The Festival was born out of the Bradford Animation Festival that was set up by Bill Lawrence in 1994 whilst working at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television. When the Museum decided not to continue the Festival 2014, Bill Lawrence, Jennifer Hall and Steve Henderson approached HOME to see if they would host. With support from the British Film Institute, the first event was launched 17 November 2015.

If you’re an animation insider or just want to see something unique, you don’t have to be an animation boffin to join the Festival 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.


Manchester Animation Festival is a member of the Alliance of British Animation Exhibitors, promoting UK talent through curated screenings at home and overseas to increase the visibility and recognition of UK animation talent.


According to Wikipedia & manchesteranimationfestival.co.uk

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