Anim18: A Celebration of British Animation
Anim18: A Celebration of British Animation

Anim18: A Celebration of British Animation

Season

Please note: this season finished in Oct 2018

This year, 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.

In October we welcome back Bristol favourites Wallace and Gromit for a brand new Scratch ‘n Sniff cinema event featuring Aardman’s The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. From Stinking Bishop to Bunny Burps, immerse your senses in the duo’s first feature-length film, complete with giant vegetables, ‘Anti-Pesto’, and a mysterious beast on the loose, promising olfactory amusement for audiences of all ages.

We are hosting free hands on creative workshops inspired by the films where and we will provide all the materials and guidance. Families can come and join up animators and artists - all you need to do is drop by!

Head to the Café & Bar throughout the holidays 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 some of 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.

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Previous screenings & events in this season

Scratch & Sniff The Curse of the Were Rabbit  U   Anim18

Scratch & Sniff The Curse of the Were Rabbit
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2018
Film
Join us during October half term for Wallace & Gromit’s spookiest offering - a glorious adventure about a mysterious creature threatening the village’s annual giant vegetable growing contest, now enhanced with scratch ‘n’ sniff cards!

Spooky Animation Workshop Anim18

Spooky Animation Workshop
Please note: This event took place in Oct 2018
Workshop
As part of our Anim18 season, we’re inviting families to make their own spooky mini stop motion animations in our drop-in workshop.

Bring Your Own Animation Anim18

Bring Your Own Animation
Please note: This event took place in Sept 2018
Event
Bring Your Own Animation is a free screening and networking event for adults interested in animation, design and the wider animation industry. It is an opportunity to bring and showcase your own work, get valuable feedback and get to know others in and around the community.

Song Of The Sea  PG   Anim18

Song Of The Sea
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2018
Film
A gorgeous hand-drawn animation inspired by Celtic magic and folklore - this time inspired by the ancient Irish legend of the Selkies, magical beings who live as seals in the water and as humans on land.

Sea Creatures Making Workshop Anim18

Mini Animation Making Workshop
Please note: This event took place in Aug 2018
Workshop
To celebrate the breathtakingly illustrated Song of The Sea we’re inviting families to a morning of making mini stop motion animations at this free drop-in workshop.

Mary and The Witches Flower  U  D Anim18

Mary and The Witches Flower
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2018
Film
A magical anime - the first from Studio Ponoc, which is largely made up of ex-Studio Ghibli filmmakers - that will absolutely charm young and old alike.

Yellow Submarine + Singalong  U   Anim18

Yellow Submarine + Singalong
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2018
Film
Music fans of all ages can enjoy this newly restored riotous ode to psychedelic music, fashion, art and animation – and with this special singalong version, each generation of the family can enjoy!

Psychedelic Pattern Making Workshop Anim18

Psychedelic Pattern Making Workshop
Please note: This event took place in Aug 2018
Workshop
Join us for a free hands on workshop for families as we get inspired by the imaginative psychedelic imagery and patterns of The Beatles’ movie Yellow Submarine.

Aardman Triple Bill  U   Anim18

The Wrong Trousers
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2018
Film
A rare chance to see award-winning films A Grand Day Out (1989), The Wrong Trousers (1993) and A Close Shave (1995) back to back and on the cinema screen - thumb prints and all!

Who Framed Roger Rabbit  PG   Anim18

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2018
Film
This technically ground-breaking film is 30 years old and we’re inviting audiences of all ages to join us to celebrate Roger Rabbit.

Cartoon Illustration Workshop Anim18

Cartoon Illustration Workshop
Please note: This event took place in Aug 2018
Workshop
To celebrate our special 30th anniversary screenings of Who Framed Roger Rabbit we invite cartoon fans of all ages to join us for a free hands on drawing workshop.

Bring Your Own Animation Event Anim18

Bring Your Own Animation Event
Please note: This event took place in Aug 2018
Event
This a free screening and networking event for adults interested in animation and design - an opportunity to bring and showcase your own work, get valuable feedback and get to know others in the industry.

Big Bad Fox and Other Tales  U  D Anim18

Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2018
Film
From the makers of Ernest and Celestine comes a new trio of joyful animations featuring some of the wisest cracking animals that you could ever hope to meet.