This is an award for a film, it can be a Short Film, Student Film, Commissioned Film or Immersive Film. You may submit your film to one category only. Films must be under 30 minutes in length.
All films must have been completed after 28 July 2018. All animation techniques are eligible.
INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE AWARDS
This award is for an individual person for their work in the fields of:
Only work on one project can be submitted per nomination.All collaborations will require a little clarification in the form. International nominations are accepted.
Nominations MUST have the permission of the rights holder of the project and the nominee to enter into this award. Supporting documentation will be requested in the submission process, ideally a copy of the storyboard, animatic or script, design work or a clip/showreel of clips of the nominees work on character animation.
MAF team has commissioned artist Frida Ramirez, from MAF’s industry partner Brown Bag Films, to create a bespoke artwork to celebrate the Festival. Her work embodies the ambition at MAF’s heart to celebrate the talent in the city, and as an international festival, share it with the world.
Animation brought me to Manchester and Manchester brought me to good people, great friends, lovely sights and a lot of inspiration. I made this design as a tribute to a city that is so special that it deserves a huge celebration! - Frida Ramirez
When we launched our search for an artist to create artwork for the MAF poster we knew we wanted someone who had a unique view of Manchester to share with the world. In Frida we have found someone who sees Manchester through a vibrant, colourful lens and we couldn't be more delighted to have her playful artwork lead the parade towards this year’s festival in November - Steve Henderson, Festival Director
2018 Festival Coverage (13-15/11/18)
Oriol Vidal for Danger Mouse: A Fear to Remember
Krystal Georgiou for Luo Bao Bei: Footsteps of Others
Vince James for 70 MPH Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk
Evgenia Golubeva and Myles McLeod for Becca’s Bunch: Cute Lil’ Bug
Alex Collier for Danger Mouse: Grand Stressed Auto
Daniel Postgate for The Clangers: The Block
Duncan Rudd for Buy Any Part: Farmer
Mark Kilkelly for Danger Mouse
Rachel Thorn for Simon’s Cat: DIY
Fabrice Pieton for The Clangers
Eimhin McNamara for The Western Spring
Valentina Ventimiglia for Labuntina
Aoífe Doyle for Aurora
Leigh Hodgkinson for Olobob Top
The winner will be announced during the MAF 2018: Awards Ceremony and the winner will receive one of MAF awards designed by Beth Jupe at Mackinnon and Saunders.