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British Animation Awards Finalists Announced

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The finalists for this year’s British Animation Awards have been revealed and include last year’s BBC’s Christmas special Stick Man, Shaun the Sheep: The Movie and the Sainsbury’s advertising campaign, “Mog’s Christmas Calamity”, which we reported on here.

Held every two years, the Awards reward the very best in British animation across a variety of categories.

“We are incredibly excited to be putting on this wonderful celebration of British animation in the 20th year since the British Animation Awards began,” said BAA director, Jayne Pilling.

“We’ve had some fantastic winners over the years but the calibre of this year’s finalists prove that the animation industry is in better health than ever!”

Animation students and fans will also have a chance to reward their favourite work in the Public Choice Awards for Favourite Short Film and Music Video and younger viewers will also have their say in the Children’s Choice Award, where a panel of young children will choose from the finalists in both the children’s categories.

This year’s finalists are:

Best Long Form Animation

Best Voice

  • Rastamouse: Discovery Day
  • Stick Man
  • Puffin Rock: Night Lights

Best Children’s Series and Children’s Choice Award

  • Scream Street: Resus Rocks
  • The Amazing World of Gumball: The Shell
  • Rastamouse: School of Rock Director Derek Mogford

Best Pre-School Series

  • HEY DUGGEE: The Omelette Badge
  • Clangers: I am the Eggbot
  • Lily’s Driftwood Bay: Goodbye

Best Music Video

  • Amaro & Walden’s Joyride
  • James: Moving On
  • Benjamin Scheuer: Cookie-tin Banjo

Best Commissioned Animation: Promotional

  • HIAS: For The Refugees
  • What Do You See?
  • Forest 500
Animated Minds: Stories of Postnatal Depression
Animated Minds: Stories of Postnatal Depression

Best Commissioned Animation: Documentary

Best Short Film

Best Animation in a Commercial

  • Sainsbury’s: Mog’s Christmas Calamity
  • Anchor: Little Elephant
  • Mariposa: Family

Best Film/TV Graphics

  • Food Network: Criminal Baking
  • The Power of Privacy
  • Hiroshima: Bun’s Story

Best Use of Sound

  • Stick Man
  • Dead Air
  • Sarah & Duck: Paisley Sea

Best Student Film: Undergraduate

  • Coupling
  • Pollock
  • Man Up You

Best Student Film: Undergraduate

  • The Bigger Picture
  • Small People with Hats
  • Mr Madila

• This year’s British Animation Awards ceremony will be held at London’s BFI Southbank on 10th March 2016. More info: www.britishanimationawards.com | Find the British Animation Awards on Facebook | Follow the British Animation Awards on Twitter @baawards

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