Brighton International Animation Festival 2023 – A sell-out success!
THE CITY’S ONLY ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL HOSTED FILMMAKERS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE THIS WEEKEND, PLUS RETROSPECTIVES FROM RENOWNED ANIMATION LEGENDS
On Saturday and Sunday, Latest Music Bar on Manchester Street played host to the Brighton International Animation Festival 2023, for the second year running. The whole event was sold out on both days, attracting a variety of animation filmmakers and fans from all over the globe.
The weekend also featured masterclasses from two renowned animators and judges on the 2023 Jury panel – BAFTA-winning filmmaker Joanna Quinn (Girls Night Out) and Barry Purves (Wind in the Willows, Mars Attacks!).
The programmes this year ranged on championing the next generation of filmmakers, as well as celebrating pioneering animation methods from the 20th century like puppet-based stop animation. They also engaged audiences on significant issues like the human condition in ‘To Be Human’ and the environment in ‘The (un)Natural World’. They were also all subtitled with a BSL interpreter at all events – making the festival fully accessible for those who are deaf & hard of hearing.
The BIAF is also the only animation festival to showcase a Queer programme – this year it was ‘Queer As F++K’ – specially curated out of the competition, this programme of Queer Animation explored an array of contemporary queer culture from terfs and gender identity to sex positivity.