Manimation 2017

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Date: Thursday 16 November, 2017 Manimation 9am-7.30pm
Venue: Auto Trader, 1 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN

Creative and business information and inspiration at the annual event for the UK animation community in the North. 

Curated by Manchester-based Manimation Working Group and organised by The Children’s Media Conference, Manimation presented business and creative inspiration sessions for the region’s animation community.

Watch full videos of Manimation 2017 sessions here.

Speakers included broadcasters, commissioners, buyers and animation experts.

Companies included Access to Music, Animation UK, BBC Children’s, BFI, Beano Studios, Blue Zoo, Brown Bag, Cloth Cat Animation, Factory, Flipbook, HoHo Entertainment, Merge Games, Silo Black Games, Studio Liddell, Sumo Digital, Toon Boom

Full programme available here

What’s included in my Manimation Pass?

  • Manimation keynotes, panels and showcases
  • Lunch and break time tea and coffee
  • Afternoon one-to-ones: the opportunity to meet many of the speakers in one-to-one meetings which are booked by all registered delegates on the day
  • Delegates networking drinks from 5.30pm

The Manimation Keynote was given by Tom Van Waveren, CEO and Creative Director at CAKE, one of the world’s leading independent entertainment companies, specialising in the production, distribution, development, financing and brand development of kids’ and  and family properties. Tom is also the Chair of Animation Producers Netherlands and Vice Chair of Animation Europe, which has recently secured major support  for the animation sector from the EU.  Tom will talk about the challenges faced by the European animation industry as a whole and why tackling these jointly is the best way forward for all, regardless of Brexit.

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Manimation is funded by the Creative Skillset Animation Levy

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