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18/10/2007

Entry Open For British Animation Awards

Entries have opened for the 2008 British Animation Awards (BAAs).
The prestigious awards are held every two years and cover all aspects of the UK animation scene from student work to commercials, children's entertainment, short and experimental art films, music videos, script-writing and craftsmanship.
BAA is introducing a new category in 2008 to celebrate talented artists lending their voice to animated work. The Best Character Voice Performance award will be sponsored by The Sound Company.
Interested entrants should visitwww.britishanimationawards.com for details on entering and can download the appropriate forms from 1 October.
The deadline for student work is 31 October, 2007 and all other category entries need to be received by 30 November.
The British Animation Awards categories include: Student Film, Pre-school and Childrens’ Series, TV Special, Comedy, Music Video, TV/Film Graphics, Short Film, Writers, Cutting Edge, Best Ad: Craft & Direction, Digital Content, and three Public Choice awards.
Entrants whose work has been short-listed for judging will be notified and three finalists from each category will be screened in extract.
Entrants whose work has been short-listed for judging will be notified and three finalists from each category will be screened in extract on the awards night (March 13, 2008) when the winner is announced. Juries are made up of experts in the animation, arts and broadcast industries.
Past winners include 'The Corpse Bride' by Mike Johnson & Tim Burton; 'Those Scurvy Rascals' by Blue-Zoo Productions; 'Angry Kid' by Aardman Animations; 'Peppa Pig: Mummy Pig at Work' by Astley Baker Davies/Contender Entertainment Group Production; and 'Rabbit', a short film by Run Wrake.
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