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16th April – Brighton International Animation Festival - 2023

Brighton International Animation Festival

Doors 10.30am // Latest Music Bar // Tickets

Brighton International Animation Festival is set to take place at Latest Music Bar on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April.  Taking place for the second year running, the festival is a fantastic celebration of iconic animation and showcases the best in the next generation of filmmakers – UK and International. As well as an impressive programme, this year the festival will include an exciting AR exhibit and the One Bum Cinema Club will be making an appearance. All films are subtitled with BSL interpreters at all events, making it fully accessible for deaf & hard of hearing.

2023 judge’s prestige panel includes Emmy and Oscar-nominated director Joanna Quinn, who will also be hosting her first UK retrospective at the festival for the first time in years. Barry Purves – whose work ranges from the stop motion 80s Wind in the Willows to feature films like Mars Attacks! And King Kong – will be giving a masterclass on the Sunday, and Hannah Lau Walker – a pioneer of women in the animation industry.

You can book tickets online now for the jam-packed two-day programme, including:

To Be Human – focusing on the human condition. Living with Alzheimer’s, child soldiers, body image and men’s knitting groups are just some of the topics explored in this collection of films from countries including Australia, Egypt through to UK.

The (un)Natural World – Science, the environment and creatures of the earth are the focus of this programme. Expect sea creatures, insect specialists and hot-blooded flowers in the programme from countries including Taiwan, Iran and Sri Lanka.

Wild Characters – Use of personification and exaggeration are some of the joys of designing and working with character within animation. Clocks, clowns, huge sausage dogs and Elton John all feature in this collection of films that all have a character-based focus.

This festival is also one of firsts, featuring Queer As F**K: a special curated programme of Queer Animation not seen in other animation festivals, that explores an array of contemporary queer culture from terfs and gender identity to sex positivity. BIAF will also feature No Planet B – an Augmented Reality exhibition which will be on site to explore between the schedules.

Visit the Brighton International Animation Festival website for more information and keep updated by following @brightonanimation on Instagram.

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