Manimation returns to look at the future of animation

Manimation, the annual gathering for the UK animation community is returning to Manchester this November to discuss the future of the industry.

The one day event will be held on Monday, November 12th and offer visitors one to one meetings, panels and roundtables at the Manchester Technology Centre, one day before the Manchester Animation Festival.

Manimation is supported by National Lottery funds awarded to ScreenSkills from the British Film Institute to deliver its Future Film Skills programme.

A brand new format to the event will aim to give ‘delegates the opportunity to pre-book meetings with experts using CMC’s new advance booking system, Meeting Mojo, which will give conference goers the chance to profile themselves and their company in advance of the day.’

New for this year, a special focus on inviting experts from creative, advertising and corporate agencies so companies can future proof themselves by broadening their client base.

Experts available for one to one meetings include Jo Allen, producer at BBC Children’s acquisitions and independent animation, Simon Dean, creative director EMEA, Turner, Olivier Dumont, president, family and brands, eOne and Lynsey O’Callahan, senior programming manager at Nickelodeon, among others.

Greg Childs, editorial director, The Children’s MEdia Conference, said: “This year’s Manimation has been strategically developed to meet the animation industry’s ever changing needs.

‘With a renewed focus on creating a marketplace for animation and driving business forward, Manimation is the place for all types of animation businesses to meet, pitch, network and build lasting relationships, while discussing the future of the industry with its key players.

“Manimation creates a friendly and open market setting to achieve this.”

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