Adam Elliot to Speak at Bradford Animation Festival
Acclaimed Australian stop-motion animation writer and director Adam Elliot, creator of Oscar-winning short Harvie Krumpet and hit animated feature Mary & Max, will attend this year’s Bradford Animation Festival to take part in a screentalk with fellow stop motion animator Barry Purves. The festival runs November 12-16 at The National Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Elliot‘s five films have collectively participated in over 700 film festivals, receiving more than 100 awards. His screentalk will focus on his career, influences and inspirations, featuring screenings of his Oscar-winning short film Harvie Krumpet, a rare opportunity to see his triology Brother, Uncle and Cousin, back to back, followed by his feature film Mary and Max, which was awarded top industry honor, the Annecy Cristal in 2009.
Comedian, writer and actor Adam Buxton returns to the National Media Museum to host an exclusive festival edition of his acclaimed show BUG at BAF 2013 on Thursday 14th November. Tickets are on sale starting September 4 for this brand new presentation of the BFI’s stand-out live comedy and music video show, following a sell-out performance at the Bradford International Film Festival 2013 in April. BUG promises a set of awe-inspiring animated music videos and astounding online nuggets. This unique show for BAF 2013 will also feature a live interview with British animation superstar, Cyriak Harris. Cyriak began spreading his surreal animations across the internet in 2004. Commissions have included music videos, viral campaigns, TV adverts, titles and channel idents, with clients ranging from Coca Cola to the BBC.
Additional headline guests announced include world renowned comic book artist, illustrator, graphic designer, filmmaker and animator Dave McKean, conceptual artist on two Harry Potter films and leading contemporary female animator Michaela Pavlatova, winner of the Golden Bear in Berlin for her film Repete and OSCAR nominee for Words, Words, Words.
Watch Harvie Krumpet, below:
‘’We’re delighted to be celebrating our 20th BAF birthday this November with such a fantastic & varied line up of screenings and guests, including globally renowned animators from as far away as Australia and the US,” said Bradford Animation Festival director Deb Singleton. “We will be delving into all aspects of the creative process at this year’s festival, revealing the very latest cutting edge techniques in masterclasses suitable for professional animators and students, along with retrospectives and practical workshops aimed at younger animation fans. We’ll also be screening 124 short films in competition and panorama from 29 different countries, along with some of the most acclaimed feature animations to delight audiences of all ages.’’