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Manchester Animation Fest Industry Excellence Nominees Announced


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Manchester Animation Fest Industry Excellence Nominees Announced

With just a week to go until the 2018 Manchester Animation Festival in the U.K. (Nov. 13-15), the nominees for the Industry Excellence Awards have been revealed in the categories of Storyboarding, Scriptwriting, Character Animation and Character Design.

The fest kicks off on Sunday with “Family Day,” with fun all-ages activities such as the LEGO Stop Motion Workshop and Colour Me MAF, the Short Films for Children program, and Scratch ‘n Sniff Cinema Presents: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (in case you wondered what the popular Aardman heroes smell like).

Full festival passes are sold out, but individual tickets are still available. Learn more and purchase tickets at

The 2018 MAF Industry Excellence Award nominees are:

Oriol Vidal for Danger Mouse: A Fear to Remember
Krystal Georgiou for Luo Bao Bei: Footsteps of Others
Vince James for 70 MPH Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk

Evgenia Golubeva and Myles McLeod for Becca’s Bunch: Cute Lil’ Bug
Alex Collier for Danger Mouse: Grand Stressed Auto
Daniel Postgate for The Clangers: The Block

Character Animation
Duncan Rudd for Buy Any Part: Farmer
Mark Kilkelly for Danger Mouse
Rachel Thorn for Simon’s Cat: DIY
Fabrice Pieton for The Clangers

Character Design
Eimhin McNamara for The Western Spring
Valentina Ventimiglia for Labuntina
Aoffe Doyle for Aurora
Leigh Hodgkinson for Olobob Top

The winners will be announced during the MAF 2018 Awards Ceremony and each will receive one of our awards designed by Beth Jupe at Mackinnon and Saunders.


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