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NEXT EVENT · MAY 10TH, 2024
THE BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON

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The thirteenth annual British Animation Film Festival was held at The British Museum in the heart of London with an amazing selection of animated films.

The BAFF aims to highlight the best in British and International animated entertainment and is an incredible opportunity to meet some of the brightest up and coming animators in the world and see the work they are producing. The awards have been announced so feel free to check out the winners below!

SHORT FILM SCREENING 1

The exterior of the British Museum at sunset

In a new instructional video from Luc. Industries, we join our faceless protagonist, Morris along with our Narrator as they demonstrate to us the steps required to obtain a perfect night's sleep. But as Morris falls deeper into his slumber he learns that there may be something sinister lurking in the shadows of unconsciousness…

HOW TO: SLEEP

5m | Eli Thompson & George Tucker

Through gorgeous, painterly animation and perfectly-timed humour, the film, titled OMW, tells an ill-fated tale of a young woman whose day goes from bad to worse in an instant.

OMW

3m | Emmanuelle Walker

One man's obsession with crisps becomes unhealthy - and not because he's eating them. Tom's quest for the truth takes him on a journey into the unknown in this animated comedy about nostalgia, corporate conspiracy and bear-shaped snacks.

SPECTRE OF THE BEAR

11m | Josh Hicks

When a brief comes along that allows us to push the boundaries and unleash the gloomy and the weird, we’re all in! DeathByRomy’s dark and compelling aesthetic and Adult Swim’s appetite for uncompromising content allowed us to do just that…

LATE NIGHTS (DEATHBYROMY & ADULT SWIM)

3m | Golden Wolf

Through an unreliable timeline of events, 'Araf Ddeffro' (Slowly Waking) is a film about loneliness and a dark take on the difficulty of maintaining friendships in an ever changing world. The story is told through the perspective of a hairless creature who reflects on how they have arrived at the point of complete isolation.

SLOWLY WALKING

7m | Sara Schiavone

TENNIS, ORANGES

11m | Sean Pecknold

A robotic vacuum suffering from burnout quits its job at a hospital and sets out to find community and a greater purpose on a quiet street where two lonely rabbits are stuck in perpetual loops.

THE WINTER OF 1999 WHEN I STARTED A JOURNEY

3m | Jiusi Li

This film is about a bewildering fantasy journey of a person and a frog.

A poetic ode to the flawed but compelling English seaside, where childhood memories of endless days of play are nostalgically rekindled if you look beyond the noise and take in the beauty of where sea meets land.

WISH I WERE THERE

2m | Neil Baker

An accident interrupted Lee’s dinner with his colleagues. The dark truth of the Tomato Kitchen along with Lee’s hidden past were revealed by this unexpected incident…

TOMATO KITCHEN

9m | Junyi Xiao

SHORT FILM SCREENING 2

On an ordinary night in rural Wales, Sarah's life takes an unexpected turn when she is visited by an extra-terrestrial being. Tasked with observing an average member of the human species, the being chooses Sarah as their subject. Offended by being labelled as 'average' and indifferent to the being's task, Sarah carries on with her ordinary life. Meanwhile, the extra-terrestrial being closely observes her every move. 

BEYOND AVERAGES

6m | Charlie Miller

A grizzly bear escapes from the city zoo. A man works late on his wedding anniversary.

GRIZZLY BUSINESS

4m | Kyle Nelson 

The story of individuals being forced by groups during the process of belonging to a group.

NALSUM

5m | Soeun Jeon

After being diagnosed with endometriosis, Alma struggles to come to terms with the disease and struggles to gain acceptance and control over her body and reality.

DIAGNOSIS

4m | Melanie Gerber

We follow a search through the Australian wilderness, and the price we pay to find what we seek.

Night and day, he marches on. But from the dark gullies below, the silhouettes return. In pursuit. In shadow

LOVE & MERCY - ANDRE WARHURST

3m | Leigh Young

SUPERNOVA

8m | Katy Wang & Gabriel Greenough

Wanderers sift through discarded remnants of a society in turmoil, collecting trinkets as their daily offerings to the sun. The surroundings echo the struggles of our contemporary world, mirroring the notion of sorting through fragments of what remains—metaphorically representing the constant effort to find value and meaning amidst the chaos.

TEMPORARILY REMOVED

14m | Dotan Goldwaser & Yoav Brill

Deep inside a municipal art museum, a single guard is the sole queen of a small exhibition. When being forced to leave the room, her exile becomes a journey in search of a new home.

A fish gets washed up onto the beach where a group of hungry seagulls await...

WASHED UP

3m | Liam J. M. Wilson

Set in Hong Kong during the late 80s, a temperamental girl tries to destroy the sun and stop it from melting her city using toys and whatever she has.

THE SUN IS BAD

3m | Sum Yee Rachel Mow

The British Animation Film Festival Lottie Reiniger List is for screenplays of outstanding quality. These projects are up for the title of Best Unproduced Screenplay.

THE LOTTIE LIST

BEST 2D ANIMATION

BEYOND AVERAGES

HOW TO: SLEEP

LATE NIGHTS - DEATHBYROMY & ADULT SWIM

LOVE & MERCY - ANDRE WARHURST

NALSUM

OMW

SUPERNOVA

THE SUN IS BAD

THE WINTER OF 1999 WHEN I STARTED A JOURNEY

TOMATO KITCHEN

BEST 3D ANIMATION

TENNIS, ORANGES

WASHED UP

THE LOTTIE REINIGER AWARD FOR INNOVATION

SLOWLY WAKING

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

LATE NIGHTS - DEATHBYROMY & ADULT SWIM

BEST STUDENT ANIMATION

HOW TO: SLEEP

THE WINTER OF 1999 WHEN I STARTED A JOURNEY

WINNERS ARE NOTED WITH AN UNDERLINE

THE AWARDS

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