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Anim18: A Celebration of British Animation

Fri 3 Aug - Sun 28 Oct
Anim18: A Celebration of British Animation

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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Upcoming screenings & events in this Season

Spooky Animation Workshop

Workshop Spooky Animation Workshop

Sat 27 Oct 10:30

To celebrate Wallace and Gromit’s first feature-length film from Aardman, complete with seriously giant vegetables and a mysterious beast on the loose, we’re inviting families to make their own spooky mini stop motion animations in our drop-in workshop.

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Scratch & Sniff The Curse of the Were Rabbit U

Film Scratch & Sniff The Curse of the Were Rabbit

Sat 27 - Sun 28 Oct

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!

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Previous screenings & events in this Season

Bring Your Own Animation

Event Bring Your Own Animation

Mon 3 Sept 19:30

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.

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Song Of The Sea PG

Film Song Of The Sea

Fri 31 Aug - Sun 2 Sept

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.

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Sea Creatures Making Workshop

Workshop Mini Animation Making Workshop

Fri 31 Aug 10:00

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.

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Mary and The Witches Flower U (D)

Film Mary and The Witches Flower

Tue 28 - Thu 30 Aug

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.

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Yellow Submarine + Singalong U

Film Yellow Submarine + Singalong

Fri 24 - Mon 27 Aug

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!

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Psychedelic Pattern Making Workshop

Workshop Psychedelic Pattern Making Workshop

Fri 24 Aug 10:00

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.

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Aardman Triple Bill U

Film The Wrong Trousers

Mon 20 - Thu 23 Aug

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!

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit PG

Film Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Fri 17 - Sun 19 Aug

This technically ground-breaking film is 30 years old and we’re inviting audiences of all ages to join us to celebrate Roger Rabbit.

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Cartoon Illustration Workshop

Workshop Cartoon Illustration Workshop

Fri 17 Aug 10:00

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.

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Bring Your Own Animation Event

Event Bring Your Own Animation Event

Mon 6 Aug 19:30

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.

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Big Bad Fox and Other Tales U (D)

Film Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Fri 3 - Tue 21 Aug

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.

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