2024 BAA’s Open for Entry with Major New Category for Best International Animated Series
The British Animation Awards (BAAs) officially opened for entries at midday on 12th September with the announcement of an exciting new category for Best International Animated Series. In another move that reflects the growth in longer formats, there will be separate awards for Best Long Form Animation and Best Feature Film.
“The BAAs are delighted to return in 2024 to celebrate and showcase the outstanding achievements the UK industry has created over the last couple of years. By introducing the new Best International Animated Series category, we recognise the great collaborations of co-productions and partnerships between UK producers and international studios.”
BAA Director, Helen Brunsdon
For the Best International Animated Series Award, UK companies and individuals are invited to enter a single animated series episode (not multiple episodes) produced in an international co-production arrangement. The BAAs welcome productions that have been majority-produced outside the UK.
The BAA Categories include: Best Design, Best Use of Sound, Best Factual, Best Voice Performance, Best Undergraduate Film, Best Postgraduate Film, Writers Award, Lamb Award, Best Children’s Pre-School Series, Best Children’s Series, Best Music Video, Wildcard, Best Original Music, Best Animation in a Commercial, Social Good Award, Best International Animated Series, Best Long Form Animation, Best Feature Film, Audience Award, Best Short Film.
The closing date for student entries is the 29th September and the closing date for all other categories is the 30th October.
For further information and submission details please refer to the main terms and conditions on the British Animation Awards FilmFreeway page: https://filmfreeway.com/BritishAnimationAwards
For any general updates, please refer to the British Animation Awards website: https://www.britishanimationawards.com/news/
All other links can be found here: https://linktr.ee/britishanimationawards
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The Bleatsheet - July 2023
Hello! Long time, no bleat!
We thought that we’d update you just before the summer on everything that we’ve been up to this year so far, and everything that is yet to come!
From the beginning of June, the BAA’s welcomed two new members to the team, Ellys and Erykah! Ellys is working with the BAA’s as Events Administrator and Erykah is focusing on Marketing and Communications!
Ellys is the Events Manager and Programmer for Cardiff Animation Festival and has helped to run five editions of the festival, including the first touring programme across Wales in 2022/23. Ellys also organises monthly screenings for Cardiff Animation Nights, a free animation event in Cardiff and online. Ellys is looking forward to a new challenge with joining the BAA team and is excited for the 2024 edition!
Erykah has a background in Media and Communications and is graduating from Cardiff University this month! She has worked with a wide range of companies across Cardiff over the last two years, gaining experience in lots of creative sectors, from Theatre to Film, and lots in between. She’s most excited to get the BAA’s back on everyone’s radar in the lead up to the 2024 awards!
We have now announced the date for the 2024 BAAs as the 7th of March 2024, so make sure you mark your diaries in preparation for a night of animation celebration.
We also have a new update of the BAA logo ready for 2024, so watch out for any new content with the yellow sheep on it!
We’ve also recently shared with you that three categories are already open for submissions! These are:
- Best Postgraduate Film Award
- Best Undergraduate Film Award
- Best Short Film Award
All three categories are FREE to enter on FilmFreeway via this link: https://filmfreeway.com/BritishAnimationAwards
Make sure that you read all of the T&C’s and are aware of the deadline – 7pm on 29th September 2023!
Remaining Categories of the BAAs to open in September –
The twenty remaining categories will be opening in September.
We will remind you again closer to the time, and give you all of the details on how to submit, and when the deadline is.
Make sure that you follow us on social media for the latest news.
Instagram/Facebook/Threads – @britishanimationawards Twitter – @baawards
Manchester Animation Festival is now Academy Award Qualifying Festival –
Our friends over at Manchester Animation Festival (MAF) have shared the exciting news that they are now an official Academy Award® Qualifying Festival! This means that any recipient of their Short Film Award, will be eligible for consideration in the Short Films competition of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run. This is amazing news for MAF, and for the Animation community, we’re super excited for everyone!
Cardiff Animation Nights are open for submissions –
For the first time ever, filmmakers can now submit their films to Cardiff Animation Nights! You can submit animated films of any genre and up to 20 minutes in length through FilmFreeway. Each month a programme of short films will be selected to be screened either online or in-person. All films screened in 2023 will be eligible for the Cardiff Animation Nights 2023 awards in December, with a winning film to be selected by a jury of industry professionals! To find out more and to submit your film head to cardiffanimation.com/can
BAA Announce New Partnership with RubyBlosse
The British Animation Awards announce today an exciting new partnership with leading events agency RubyBlosse.
The BAAs are the leading biennial awards ceremony in the UK and celebrate the outstanding contributions to the world of animation from British creatives and companies.
Clare Ruby & Sophie Morgan set up RubyBlosse Events five years ago, having worked in the event industry for twenty years prior to that. Throughout their careers in the event industry they have planned and delivered a huge number of diverse events working with Prime Ministers, royalty and celebrities. They have consulted into numerous organisations to review and design event strategies and launched many new events (TechSmart, IBC Leader’s Summit and Kindfest to name a few). They love the creative nature of designing and delivering events.
Clare Ruby from RubyBlosse says:
“The British Animation Awards is a high profile and super exciting event in the international animation industry calendar, and we are thrilled to be bringing our experience and ideas to the 2022 event after the success of the 2020 event at London’s National Film Theatre. Building on the success of that event, the 2022 event on 10 March, will encompass new ideas and features, and we think you’ll love it!”
Helen Brunsdon director of BAA says:
“For the next British Animation Awards we want to keep all the best aspects of previous ceremonies and also offer some new and exciting strands and highlights. RubyBlosse, with their expertise ideas and amazing track record, fit the bill exactly. We are delighted to be working with Clare and Sophie and look forward to making an even better BAAs in 2022.”
The next BAAs are on March 10th 2022
Wednesday 11th March
The British Animation Awards has been monitoring the situation regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19. This is a rapidly evolving situation and we continue to regularly check and follow guidance from Public Health England and the World Health Organisation as well as local government.
THE BRITISH ANIMATION AWARDS on Thursday 12th March at BFI Southbank – is going ahead.
There will be extra hand sanitisers around the venue and may we politely remind everyone of the importance of maintaining good hand hygiene at all times.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
BAA 2020 submissions now open
We are now open for submissions to all the categories for the 2020 British Animation Awards.
All entries are via Film Freeway which you can access from the button below:
October 31st 2019 – Early Bird Discount Entry Fee
November 30th 2019 – Final Deadline (Full fees apply)