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The British Animation Awards Prize Showcase!

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Tonight’s the night! Every two years some of the very best artists, animators and assorted industry insiders of the UK animation industry gather at the BFI for a celebration of the achievements that have recently bedazzled audiences for the British Animation Awards. Of course it can be said that awards are not everything and the trinkets and trophies gathered during a film’s festival circuit run are no match for the elation of its initial completion or the warm, cozy feeling of having an audience enjoy and appreciate your hard work and dedication but, to be honest, the awards given away at the BAA’s are pretty flipping amazing. What makes the BAA’s prizes so unique is that they are works of art in of themselves created by past winners, industry legends and up and coming artists with each prize being a sheep-themed treasure.

Past artists to create awards include Nick Park, Tim Burton, Caroline Leaf, Chuck Jones, Richard Williams, Brian Cosgrove, Bill Plympton & Joanna Quinn to name but a few. This year’s flock include awards created by BAFTA winners, internet sensations and renowned illustrators. The open brief means that each award is as varied and creative as the last with this year’s prizes consisting of glass, prints, cardboard sculptures, window panes, ceramics, wooden & soft toys and even a board game! To find out more about each artist click on any of the images below.

The award take place tonight at the BFI. Keep your eyes on Skwigly for updates.

Derek Hayes Dir.Binky and Boo

Derek Hayes, Dir. Binky and Boo

David Prosser Dir. Matter Fisher

David Prosser, Dir. Matter Fisher

Chris Gavin - Tandem

Chris Gavin – Tandem

Ange Palethorpe Dir. Altered Ego

Ange Palethorpe, Dir. Altered Ego

Tony Comley - Sherbet

Tony Comley – Sherbet

Steve Smith - Beakus

Steve Smith – Beakus

Simon Tolfield - Simon's Cat / Tandem

Simon Tolfield, Dir. Simon’s Cat

Rebecca Manley Dir. The Girl and the Horse

Rebecca Manley, Dir. The Girl and the Horse

Pete Williamson, Illustrator

Pete Williamson, Illustrator

Nick Butterworth Illustrator

Nick Butterworth, Illustrator

Mikey Please Dir. The Eagleman Stag, Marilyn Myller

Mikey Please, Dir. The Eagleman Stag, Marilyn Myller

Leigh Hodgkinson Illustrator

Leigh Hodgkinson, Illustrator

Kath & Mo Ceramics

Kath & Mo Ceramics

Katerina Athanasopoulou Dir. Apodemy

Katerina Athanasopoulou, Dir. Apodemy

Phil Vallentin - Espresso Animation

Phil Vallentin – Espresso Animation

Eamonn O'Neill Dir. Left

Eamonn O’Neill, Dir. Left

Laura Weston, Artist

Laura Weston, Artist

Michael Schlingmann - Felix Sputnik

Michael Schlingmann – Felix Sputnik

Phoebe Boswell, Artist

Phoebe Boswell, Artist

Chris Shepard Dir. Dad's Dead

Chris Shepard Dir. Dad’s Dead

Robin Shaw, Assistant Dir. The Snowman and the Snowdog

Robin Shaw, Assistant Dir. The Snowman and the Snowdog

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Lewis Heriz
@themooks @skwigly Yeah! That's when it becomes << actual magic >>
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James Howard
@lewisheriz @skwigly That first time you see it move is such a buzz and then you add sound and it just enters a whole new stratosphere.
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Lewis Heriz
@themooks @skwigly I know it's kind of obvious, but I used to see it as 'important but secondary'. I don't see it as secondary any more.
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James Howard
@lewisheriz @skwigly Sound does bring it to life.
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