Press Release from British Animation Awards
London 12th October 2009: The British Animation Awards has today launched a call for entries to the UK’s most prestigious awards in animation production - the British Animation Awards 2010. Held every two years, the BAAs celebrate and recognise British animation talent, with past winners including Nick Park, Tim Burton and David Shrigley.
The categories for the 2010 awards include Best Animated Special, Best Children’s Pre School Series, Best Children’s Series, Best Music Video, Best Commercial Craft, Best Commercial: Director, Best Film/TV Graphics, Best Short Film, Best European Feature, Best Sound Design and New Media: Best Commissioned Animation. In addition there will be a Children’s Choice Award (chosen by a panel of children from finalists in the children’s category) and a Public Choice (voted for by cinema-goers across the country).
The 2010 awards will be held in London on April 8th 2010, with the closing date for entries the 30th November 2009.
“The UK is a hot-bed of animation talent and we can’t wait for the 2010 entries to flood in and make our judging job one of the most difficult but enjoyable around,” said BAA director Jayne Pilling. “The last two years have been another successful and innovative period for British animation and we’re looking forward to once again celebrating and recognising the best the industry has to offer”.
Voted by peer-group juries, with additional Awards voted for by the public, the British Animation Awards is the only ceremony in Britain to recognise all forms of animation. They reward the work of students and established animators, feature and short films, animated graphics for film and television, children’s and adult television series and specials, music videos and commercials.
To download an entry form, or for more information on the 2010 British Animation Awards, go to www.britishanimationawards.com .