The Manchester Animation Festival is back for it’s third edition this month (14-16 November 2018), and we are pleased to be up for two awards!
Two films from the educational animations that we produced for Royal Observatory Greenwich this year – Story of Stars and What Makes the Universe Colourful? – have been selected for the Commissioned Films competition and the Storyboard Industry Excellence Award, respectively.
Story of Stars will feature alongside 24 other films that demonstrate the power and scope of commissioned animation being provoking, informative and entertaining in equal measure. The Commissioned Films screening will take place on Tuesday 14 Nov (12:10pm) and will be repeated on Wednesday 15 Nov (3:40pm).
We are enormously proud of long time Slurpy animator, Fern Bailey, who has been shortlisted for a Storyboarding Industry Excellence Award. Fern storyboarded (and animated) the film What Makes the Universe Colourful? The other Storyboard nominees are:
- Valentina Ventimiglia for Sarah & Duck: Planetarium Aquarium
- Fern Bailey for What Makes the Universe Colourful?
- Catherine Salkeld for Digby Dragon: Wonder Wings
The Industry Excellence Awards celebrate the talent of individuals working in the fields of Scriptwriting, Character Design, Storyboarding and Character Animation.
Well done to everyone who has been nominated! We look forward to seeing our films on the big screen, the award ceremony, and joining the rest of the MAF 2017 celebrations!