Manchester Intensity Festival (MAF) returns with the aim of “celebrating animation in all its forms”. Now in its fifth year, the birthday’s line-up features a mix of expert insight as well as screenings of animation mists.
Speakers include Oscar-winning director Michaël Dudok de Wit, who will proclaim a masterclass and discuss the making of his films, The Red Turtle, Father and Daughter and The Coenobite and the Fish.
The animation supervisor of Netflix’s Klaus, Sergio Martins, wishes talk about making the film, which features about a down on his destiny postal student. Martins, who has worked on adverts and music videos, command discuss the challenge and advances of character animations.
There will also be a absolute of 105 short films from 28 countries at the film sample of MAF. Highlights include A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Shaun the Sheep’s duplicate feature length movie from Aardman Animation. Co-director Want Becher will also speak about creating the film and whoop it up “classified secrets of this stellar stop motion sequel”.
Guests can also see Ruben Brandt, Collector, which was nominated for Best Lifelike Independent Feature at the Annie Awards, an LA-based awards series for enthusiasm in film and television. It’s described as a “surreal heist movie which go along withs four thieves as they attempt to steal famous artworks for their psychotherapist”.
This year’s panels will look at different aspects of the vigour sector, with a focus on employment. One panel, called What Thrives the Perfect Showreel? explores the “dos and don’ts for animation job seekers”.
The annual In the Frame series returns with proficients looking at diversity and inclusion in the animation industry and “how we can do more to benefit us all”.
One panel, Causing it in Manchester, will feature local studios and designers and discuss what cut d understands Manchester “one of the nation’s premier animation hotspots”.
There is also a family-focused sample at the festival, with workshops, colouring-in sessions and shot films for foetuses.
The festival will be held in two venues; at the University of Salford, and Up on, a cultural centre in Manchester. Its director, Steve Henderson, says: “As the excitement continues to grow we’re proud to be at the centre of it showcasing the art and industry of this dear medium.”
Manchester Animation Festival runs from 10-14 November 2019. Tickets are on traffic now; for more details visit the website.