Manchester Animation Festival 2019

Manchester Animation Festival returns for its fifth edition with UK previews and premieres of animated films from across the globe along with masterclasses, talks, workshops and an international competition of short films.

Some films screening at the festival are listed below, please see website for times. Why not join us to see something different?

For tickets and the fullline-up of events and screenings go to: manchesteranimationfestival.co.uk

Previously in this Festival

VR: Creative Challenges

In recent years producing work in VR has re-entered the mainstream by becoming a cost effective and accessible platform for creative and users alike.

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Making of Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon

Will Becher takes us behind the scenes at Aardman and share with us the classified secrets of this stellar stop motion sequel

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MAF: Commissioned Films

Demonstrating the power and scope of animation our selection of commissioned films is thought provoking, informative and entertaining in equal measure. 

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MAF Student Films Panorama

This selection showcases the versatility and scope of contemporary animation from students around the world.

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MAF Short Films Panorama

MAF’s Panorama selections showcase the versatility and scope of contemporary animation. A mixture of techniques, storytelling and platforms, this panorama represents the breadth of animation.

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Jacob, Mimmi and The Talking Dogs

The local park is about to be transformed into new skyscrapers by a greedy businessman, but not if Jacob, his cousin Mimmi and a pack…

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Making it in Manchester

A look at what makes Manchester one of the nation’s premier animation hotspots.

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What makes the perfect showreel?

Find out how to put together a package of work that will make you stand out as the ideal candidate.

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The A-Z of an Animation Department

Our panel will uncover the roles and responsibilities of the art department of an animation studio.

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In The Frame: Diversity in Animation

In The Frame is a yearly opportunity to tackle some of the most prominent issues and challenges facing the animation industry.

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MAF Short Films: Programme Three

From nearly 1,400 submissions, MAF selected the best animated short films from around the world to play in competition at Manchester Animation Festival 2019.

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Setting up Shop, making an animation studio

Come along armed with questions and put them to our panel of experts from the creative community.

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Masterclass: Michael Dudok de Wit

Michael will talk about the geneses of his films The Red Turtle, Father and Daughter and The Monk and the Fish

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Masterclass: Golden Wolf

A masterclass with Thomas and Henry Purrington from Golden Wolf studio

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Making of Klaus

Animation Supervisor Sergio Martins will give us an inside look into the making of Netflix’s Klaus

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Ruben Brandt, Collector

Famous psychotherapist, Ruben Brandt, is forced to steal thirteen renowned paintings to prevent his suffering from terrible nightmares left from the subliminal messaging he received…

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MAF: Lego Stop Motion Workshop

Want to bring LEGO to life and create your own movie?

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MAF: Short Films for Children

A collection of the best in contemporary animated children’s short film from around the world!

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MAF: Student Films

These films are screening in competition for the coveted MAF Student Film Award and show some of the themes relevant to today’s students, from gender,…

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MAF Short Films: Programme Two

From nearly 1,400 submissions, MAF selected the best animated short films from around the world to play in competition at Manchester Animation Festival 2019.

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Best of Manchester Animation Festival: Programme Two

More award-winning animation from the Manchester Animation Festival.

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How to Develop an Animated TV Series

Discover how to develop, produce and create new animated TV shows from scratch.

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Best of Manchester Animation Festival: Programme One

The first of two programmes of award-winning animation from the Manchester Animation Festival.

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ToonBoom Harmony: A professional overview for artists and animators

Adam Oliver's informative talk will give you tips for working with ToonBoom Harmony, the world's leading animation tool for 2D productions, as well as useful…

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MAF: Immersive Films

A selection of the best in immersive animated content submitted to Manchester Animation Festival from around the world. VR and 360 films showcase brave new…

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Getting Animated with the Young Audiences Content Fund

The Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF) was launched by the BFI in April to support the creation of distinctive, high-quality content for audiences up to…

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Klaus

Animated holiday comedy directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos, starring Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones and JK Simmons.

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Steven Universe: The Movie

Steven Universe: The Movie is the epic, music-filled, animated adventure for Steven and his friends, overflowing with collaborations with an all-star line-up of multiple award-winning…

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Farmageddon + Introduction

The screening on Tue, Nov 12 will be introduced by Peter Lord, co-founder of Aardman Animations.

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Ruben Brandt, Collector + Q&A

Levente Sipos, technical director on Ruben Brandt, Collector, will join us for a Q&A

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IEA Storyboarding

Join Cartoon Network storyboard artist Bianca Ansems as she takes you through the process of storyboarding.

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MAF Short Films: Programme One

From nearly 1,400 submissions, MAF selected the best animated short films from around the world to play in competition at Manchester Animation Festival 2019.

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IEA Scriptwriting

Scriptwriter Andrew Burrell will give an overview of what’s he’s learned in his ten years of producing, script editing and writing for TV animation.

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The Happiness Machine – Q&A

A Tricky Women Q&A with directors Samantha Moore & Elizabeth Hobbs,

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Manchester Animation Festival Family Day

A day of animated fun, screenings and events especially suited to families

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Animated Answers: Five Years and Counting, Making the Most of Your Early Career

A panel of experts share the wit and wisdom that they've learned in their first five years working in the animation industry.

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Gag Reels: Animation Special

Join us for a special animation edition of Matt & Hal’s monthly film-themed comedy panel show, Gag Reels. Which team of two will be crowned…

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Tricky Women – Introduction

An introduction from Tricky Women Festival directress Waltraud Grausgruber.

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Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Showcase

Tricky Women/Tricky Realities is the first and only festival of animated film that is dedicated exclusively to animation by women* filmmakers.

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The Happiness Machine

An innovative, Pan European project that connects women animators and composers in the crafting of new work.

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IEA Character Design

Bring some pens for this informal session with Rumpus Animation's Seb Burnett as he talks about his character design process, be it for illustration, animation…

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