British Animation Awards reveals 2014 categories

Robert Hutchins

By Robert Hutchins

October 21st 2013 at 10:18AM
British Animation Awards reveals 2014 categories

Among its regular categories, the ceremony will celebrate new Best Animation in VFX and Best Motion Graphics.

The British Animation Awards, the UK ceremony rewarding all forms of animation, has revealed the nomination categories for its 2014 accolades.

The 2014 ceremony will include its standard categories of:

Best Student Film
Best Short Film
Best Children's Pre-school Series
Best Children's Series
Best Mixed Media Children's Series
Best commercial: 2D
Best Commercial 3D
Best Film/TV Graphics
Best Animation: Long form
Best Commissioned Animation

The event will also include the newly returned Best Voice Performance and the brand new categories of Best Animation in VFX and Best Motion Graphics.

Also making a return for 2014 will be the popular BAA Stings competition, giving applicants the chance to chance to showcase their talents to the industry veterans themselves.

Furthermore, the public will also have the chance to have their say in the Public Choice awards for Favourite Short film, Music Video and Commercial.

BAA Director, Jayne Phillips, said: "With the dramatic upsurge in production following the recent tax-break changes and various other new initiatives to develop production potential, infra red structure and training within the UK, we plan to make BAA 2014 a truly celebratory occasion."

The BAA ceremony will be held on London's Southbank on March 7th, 2014 and are the only awards to recognise all forms of animation and reward the work of both new and established animators for short films, animated graphics for film and television, children's series, music videos and commercials.

Previous winners of the awards include Tim Burton, Nick Park, Simon Tofield, Harry Potter and the Gorillaz.