Anim18: A Celebration of British Animation
This summer, we’re inviting animation lovers of all ages to join us for a very special season exploring the innovative, imaginative world of British (and Bristolian!) animation.
Our packed season includes nostalgia trips from the 1960s, a showcase of fresh animation and artist talent in Bristol today, and an opportunity to introduce a generation who’ve grown up on Peppa Pig and Sarah and Duck to even more great homegrown animated film and television on the big screen.
We kick off with new French comedy The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales and a Bristol special - in honour of the Gromit Unleashed 2 Trail we’re screening a trio of short film classics from Aardman, Bristol’s very own globally renowned animation studio.
We’re also very excited to be celebrating another award-winning Bristol based talent, Richard Williams whose inventiveness in animation (he convincingly combined 2D and 3D characters for a feature film for the first time) brought us Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Over the Bank Holiday, don't miss colourful 60s psychedelic cult classic Yellow Submarine. Now in its 50th anniversary year, fully restored and brought to you with a special sing along feature!
We are hosting free hands on creative workshops inspired by the films and we will provide all the materials and guidance. Families can come and join up animators and artists on Friday mornings - all you need to do is drop by before the film.
Head to the Café & Bar throughout the summer for children’s programme notes, colouring in, and activities. Online with the BFI Player, you can explore an animated portrait of Britain, watching short animated films for free. We’ll also be celebrating the power of super short filmmaking from the UK with 90 second films from our DepicT! archives playing before our main features.
Part of Anim18: A Celebration of British Animation. For activities and events across the UK see anim18.co.uk.
Led by Film Hub Wales and Chapter (Cardiff) working with the BFI Film Audience Network and project partners, with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.