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BFI, Film Hub North West & Skwigly Launch ‘This Is Not A Cartoon’

Curated series of short film screenings alongside live director interviews and workshops includes Don Hertzfeldt’s ‘World of Tomorrow,’ Danny Madden’s ‘Confusion Through The Sand' and the Oscar-nominated ‘A Single Life’ by Job, Joris and Marieke.

Don Hertzfeldt’s ‘World of Tomorrow’ Manchester, UK -- After months of behind the scenes work, Skwigly Online Animation Magazine announced that it is curating a series of short film screenings alongside live director interviews and workshops.

Working in partnership with the British Film Institute and Film Hub North West Central, This Is Not A Cartoon launches and will present quarterly screenings of the best international animated short films on the festival circuit followed by interviews with directors ensuring a behind the scenes look at the craft that goes into these films, as well as young audience screenings that also offer workshops to help introduce children to the wonderful world of animation and show them the skills needed to kickstart the next generation of talent.

Jen Hall, program director of This Is Not A Cartoon had this to say about the project.

“Animations such as these are rarely seen outside of festivals and, with only a handful of festivals still showing animation in the UK, screenings such as these are more important than ever to introduce the work of these directors to new audiences and for die hard animation fans to indulge their favourite art form.”

The first screening will take place at Stoke-on-Trent and will feature a live Q&A with BAFTA award-winning Ainslie Henderson, director of I Am Tom Moody and Monkey Love Experiments. Upcoming screenings at The Dukes in Lancaster, Derby QUAD and HOME in Manchester will also feature live director interviews that will be announced at a later date.

Source: Skwigly Online Animation Magazine

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.