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Categories Announced for 2014 British Animation Awards

The British Animation Awards announce the nomination categories for the 2014 awards, including Best Student Film, Best Short Film, Best Children’s Pre-School Series, and Best Children’s Series.

London, UK -- The British Animation Awards (BAA), the only ceremony in the UK to reward all forms of animation, has announced the nomination categories for its 2014 awards.

The 2014 awards will include standard categories: Best Student Film, Best Short Film,
Best Children’s Pre School Series,
Best Children’s Series,
Best Mixed Media Children’s Series,
Best Commercial: 2D,
Best Commercial: 3D, Best Film/TV Graphics,
Best Animation: Long form and Best Commissioned Animation.  The newly returned Best Voice Performance and brand new categories include Best Animation in VFX and Best Motion Graphics.

Also making a return for 2014 are the hugely popular BAA Stings competition (Student and professional), where applicants can showcase their talents to the cream of the industry at the awards ceremony itself.
 And the animation-loving public will also have a chance to have their say in the Public Choice awards for Favourite Short Film, Music Video and Commercial.

BAA Director, Jayne Pilling says: “With the dramatic upsurge in production following the recent tax-break changes, and various other new initiatives to develop production potential, infra-structure and training within the UK, we plan to make   BAA 2014 a truly celebratory occasion!”

The BAA’s are the only awards to recognise all forms of animation and reward the work of both new and established animators for short films, animated graphics for film and television, children’s series, music videos and commercials. 

Applicants can apply for the awards by downloading an entry form from the BAA and the BAA Facebook Page.  The closing date for entries is Saturday 30th November, 2013.

The prestigious, humour-filled biennial BAA ceremony will be held on London’s Southbank on March 7th 2014 attended by the great and the good of British Animation.  Previous winners at the awards include Tim Burton, Nick Park, Simon Tofield, Harry Potter and the Gorillaz.

Source: British Animation Awards

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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.