Manchester Animation Festival returns to HOME from 13 to 15 November 2018!


Manchester Animation Festival (MAF), a three-day festival celebrating animation in all its forms, will return to HOME, Manchester, for a fourth year from 13 to 15 November 2018.

The Manchester Animation Festival is now the largest animation festival in the UK, and its packed programme includes animated short competitions, feature films, retrospective screenings, workshops, networking events, panel discussions, masterclasses and screen talks from some of the brightest and best talent in the industry. 

Barry Purves Retrospective 

This year’s festival will feature the UK premieres of A Man is Dead, Funan and Virus Tropical, as well as a preview screening of This Magnificent Cake!, followed by an exclusive director Q&A.

Other screenings include a Barry Purves Retrospectiv– celebrating 40 years of one of the UK’s most innovative and best-loved animators – Small Films on the Big Screen and Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs.

Smallfilms Stories will also be conducting a panel celebrating the wonderful work of Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate.

For those who missed out on tickets for the now sold out screening of Mike Mort‘s Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires, Meet The Trampires will be a chance to see the puppets in person and pose your questions to the experts in this unique meet and greet opportunity.

Aardman co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton will be signing their brand new autobiography, Aardman: An Epic Journey – Published by Simon & Schuster – on the day of its release as part of the MAF Market.

For more information on the programme, and to book tickets, please Click Here.

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