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We explore the science, technology and art of the still and moving image, and its impact on our lives.

A little bit of history repeating – The ultimate animation collage

Toni Booth takes a first look at the impressive archive of the master of the animation loop, Run Wrake.

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Who leads the way for the modern, adventurous and intelligent female characters?

This year’s BAF sees women in animation and gaming as a central theme. We delved into the research to find out if expectations had changed for modern female characters.

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bradford Animation Festival 2014 tickets on sale now!

The BAF 2014 programme has been released with tickets and passes on sale now. Have a look at some of the highlights we’ve got lined up for this year.

September 17, 2014 · 4 Comments

The winners of Bradford Animation Festival 2013

Here’s the full list of our BAF 2013 award winners and jury special mentions. Congratulations to everyone – see you next year.

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday, Bradford Animation Festival!

Welcome to BAF 2013. Throughout the festival we’ll be updating this rolling blog post with news and updates from the festival team.

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bradford Animation Festival 2013 is on sale now

The full Bradford Animation Festival 2013 programme is now online, and tickets and passes are on sale with an early bird rate available until 18th October.

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Adam Buxton’s BUG returns, plus BAF 2013 guest bonanza

Our latest tranche of guest announcements for Bradford Animation Festival 2013 includes Adams Elliot and Buxton plus Cyriak, Dave McKean and Michaela Pavlatova.

September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The legacy of Ray Harryhausen’s Medusa

Ray Harryhausen’s Medusa is one of the most recognisable characters in model-animation cinema history. In under 5 minutes, he changed our perceptions of the mythological creature forever.

August 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Could you illustrate a children’s book or an animation?

As part of our Moving Stories exhibition this summer, we’ve been challenging our visitors to see if they can illustrate a line from a children’s book. You can have a go, too.

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Objects that tell stories in Moving Stories – our next big exhibition

Fancy a sneaky peek at some of the objects making their way here for our very first exhibition created especially for families? Yeah you do (hint: they’re awesome).

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

20 years of memories of Bradford Animation Festival in our 30th year

In the year of our 30th birthday, Deb Singleton, Director of Bradford Animation Festival, looks back at some of the highlights of the last 20 years of BAF.

May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Local nostalgia: the childhood joy of discovery and a magic carpet ride

New Museum team member, Kieron, was born in the same year as the Museum, and as a Bradford resident, has been lucky enough to grow up with us.

May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

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