The British Animation Awards (BAA) has announced the nomination categories for its 2014 awards.
The 2014 awards will include standard categories: Best Student Film, Best Short Film, Best Children’s Pre School Series, Best Children’s Series, Best Mixed Media Children’s Series, Best Commercial: 2D, Best Commercial: 3D, Best Film/TV Graphics, Best Animation: Long form and Best Commissioned Animation. The newly returned Best Voice Performance and brand new categories include Best Animation in VFX and Best Motion Graphics.
Also making a return for 2014 are the hugely popular BAA Stings competition (Student and professional), where applicants can showcase their talents to the cream of the industry at the awards ceremony itself. Fans will also have a chance to have their say in the Public Choice awards for Favorite Short Film, Music Video and Commercial.
BAA director Jayne Pilling said, “With the dramatic upsurge in production following the recent tax-break changes, and various other new initiatives to develop production potential, infra-structure and training within the U.K., we plan to make BAA 2014 a truly celebratory occasion!”
The BAA’s are billed as the only awards to recognize all forms of animation and reward the work of both new and established animators for short films, animated graphics for film and television, children’s series, music videos and commercials.
Applicants can apply for the awards by downloading an entry form from the BAA website www.britishanimationawards.com and the BAA Facebook Page. The closing date for entries is Saturday 30th November, 2013.
The biennial BAA ceremony will be held on London’s Southbank on March 7th 2014 attended by British animation luminaries. Previous winners include Tim Burton, Nick Park, Simon Tofield, Harry Potter and the Gorillaz.