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Another year, another exciting line-up!

This year’s Bradford Animation Festival, our 21st, runs from 17 – 22 November 2014 and we can’t wait for you to join us.

Over the course of 6 days, we will present the best guests, events and screenings from the worlds of animation, gaming and visual effects. You’ll be in the esteemed company of animators, game designers, producers, illustrators and film-makers too. BAF presents a valuable opportunity to hear from and meet industry experts.

Guests appearing at this year’s BAF

At BAF 2014, we’re pleased to announce that we will be joined by:

  • Charles Cecil MBE
  • Mark Shapiro
  • Fee Stewart
  • Vivien Halas
  • Colin Graham
  • Jez Stewart
  • Michel Ocelot and many more!

Some other highlights we’ve got in store

Monday 17 November


Broken Sword – The Serpents Curse

Keynote speaker and ‘industry legend’ Charles Cecil MBE kicks off proceedings.

A trailblazer in gaming for more than 30 years, Cecil will shed light on his far-reaching experience, from founding York-based adventure game company ‘Revolution’ to the company’s success with game-changing Broken Sword 5, completed using crowdsourced funding.

Tuesday 18 November


The Boxtrolls

From LAIKA, the Oregon-based studio that made the critically acclaimed stop-motion animated features Coraline and ParaNorman comes new release The Boxtrolls which will be screened during the festival.

LAIKA’s Head of Entertainment Brand Marketing Mark Shapiro will give delegates a personal, behind-the-scenes insight into the animated film-making process and a chance to see some of the puppets, followed by Q&A.

Wednesday 19 November

Animal Farm

Huddersfield-based Fee Stewart – Managing Director for multi award-winning studio Formerdroid amd creator of critically acclaimed platformer Splemy – will bring her personal insight into making fun and iconic mobile gaming to the Festival.

Joy Batchelor who, along with her husband and partner John Halas, produced Britain’s first animated feature Animal Farm. Joy’s daughter Vivien Halas will shed light on her mother’s remarkable life and work.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed is the world’s oldest-surviving animated feature. Created in 1926 by Lotte Reiniger, a pioneer of silhouette animation, the film will be screened at BAF with an accompanying live music score.

Thursday 20 November

Colin Graham

Colin Graham

Ubisoft Montreal’s Watch Dogs broke sales records on the day of its release in May. Animation Director Colin Graham will be in Bradford to reveal the secrets behind the game’s phenomenal appeal.

Jez Stewart , Curator at the BFI National Archive, will be tracing the issues surrounding the careers of women in animation from the 1930s – 1980s.

Animation and sport will be the subject of discussion between Professor Paul Wells, Director of the Animation Academy at Loughborough University and Henry Trotter, award winning director, writer and producer of the McLaren F1 animated series ‘Tooned’ that features Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.

Friday 21 November

Michel Ocelot

Michel Ocelot

Celebrated French director and writer Michel Ocelot will be in conversation with Professor Paul Wells. Best known for his award winning films Azur and Asmar:The Princes’ Quest, Tales of the Night and Kirikou and the Sorceress, Ocelot will talk about his career, influences and creative process.

The BAF 2014 Awards event will take place in the presence of VIPs, industry stalwarts and rising talent, recognising the best new animation from around the world.

Saturday 22 November – BAF Kids



The fun continues on Saturday with a day packed full of special family screenings and free animation workshops. Join us for a sing-a-long screening of Disney’s Frozen and a presentation of Michel Ocelot’s Kirikou and the Sorceress.

We look forward to seeing you here!

Written by Kieron Casey

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  1. Richard

    How come there are no tickets for Saturday 22nd @ http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/BradfordAnimationFestival/Tickets? In previous years there was much more activities on the Saturday and Sunday, but the vast majority of this year’s seem to be during the week, making it harder for those working to get to the events or take our children. A real pity as my son and I had enjoyed the weekend events together.

  2. Kieron J Casey

    Hi Richard,

    If you scroll down to the bottom of the tickets page there are tickets available for “BAF Kids”.

    This takes place on the 22nd and is especially for families and includes a whole host of famil friendly screenings and activities.

    For more information, please click here:

    Kind regards,

    1. Richard


      if you scroll down to the bottom, sure it tells you about the tickets for BAF Kids, but, unlike the other days above, there is no link to actually buy them, as there is with the Full and Day Passes above.

      If you click on the Diary on the top right of the page and then select Sat 22, it then shows you the 4 screenings/events on the 22nd, however when I click on Buy Ticket, I cannot chose a child ticket (only adult 17-60) or I get the message “Any error occurred in the booking process, please try again later”.

      I get similar errors if I try to go via the BAF Kids link at the top of the original page (http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/BradfordAnimationFestival/BAFKids.aspx).

      Please advise…


  3. Richard

    Apologies Kieron, for misspelling your name.

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