Our friends in Manchester

Manchester Animation Film Festival

Last year we were visited by two lovely people from Manchester – Jennifer Hall and Steve Henderson – the co-Producer and co-Director of the new Manchester Animation Film Festival! Jen and Steve are visiting us again this year and are looking forward to meeting members of the Irish animation community and viewing the short films produced by the Irish animation studios and students!

Manchester Animation Film Festival will be taking place on 15-17 November 2017! The closing date for entering films is Friday, 28th July – click MAF to take a look at their website!

Jen is the producer of Manchester Animation Festival. Before setting up and running MAF, she worked for the Bradford Animation Festival (BAF) for 7 years.  She is also the Film Programme Producer at HOME, Manchester’s independent cinema and arts venue.

To find out more about Manchester Animation Festival and book tickets to their events go to: www.manchesteranimationfestival.co.uk
You can follow Manchester Animation Festival on twitter: @mcranimation

Steve is the Director of Manchester Animation Festival. He is also the editor and co-owner of skwigly.com, the UK’s biggest online animation magazine and community.

When he isn’t doing this, he is a lecturer in Animation at Leeds College of Art and Manchester Metropolitan University. Steve has just completed a PhD in Animation at Loughborough University.

Check out Skwigly at www.skwigly.co.uk