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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.

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The latest from the festival – Day One

A daily run down of what’s happening at this year’s Bradford Animation Festival along with some highlights as we go!

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Neatly assembled for 2014 – Jamie Sefton on the gaming highlights in this year’s BAF

Jamie Sefton looks ahead to the some of the gaming highlights for BAF 2014 including a very special talk from Colin Graham, Animation Director of best selling action-adventure game, Watch_Dogs.

October 27, 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

How big is the camera you’d need to film an ant?

How big a camera would you need to film the smallest of insects? The answer may surprise you…

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

What do Scottish photographs look like: Part 2

From X-Rays to Pagodas: Scottish photography isn’t (exclusively) tartan or covered in heather.

July 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

What do Scottish photographs look like?

Surely Scottish photography would be photographs by Scots, of Scots, in Scotland, wouldn’t it? But of course nothing is ever straightforward, so why should Scottish photography be any different?

July 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Vintage future: How Metamono write music for early British science films

Musician Jono Podmore writes on scoring early British science films for a world premiere at Bradford International Film Festival.

June 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Discovering Yoshitaro Nomura through the Bradford International Film Festival

What happens when film festivals show old, ‘undiscovered’ films? Film Programme Manager Tom Vincent writes on press coverage for the recent Yoshitaro Nomura retrospective at Bradford International Film Festival.

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Martin Parr: “I didn’t court controversy.”

Martin Parr and Susie Parr discuss controversy, their careers, social media’s impact on photography and Tony Ray-Jones’s influence.

May 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Celebrating 50 years of BBC2

Iain Baird looks back at the launch of BBC2 50 years ago, and explains how Play School accidentally became the first succesfully broadcast show on the new channel.

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

BAF is back for 2014 and we’re looking for your submissions

We’re now into our 21st year and the search for the best international selection of animated films continues. That search could involve your film so here’s how you can submit for this year’s festival.

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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