Manimation 2019

Date: 11 November 2019
Venue: Social 7, MediaCityUK

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Date: Monday 11 November, 2019 
Venue: Social 7, MediaCityUK
Times: 9am-7pm

Manimation – the event for UK animation community which focuses exclusively on how to keep you and your business busy and thriving today and in the future.

Manimation brought together animation production companies, producers, animators, writers and creative service providers with potential buyers from broadcasters, advertisers, creative agencies, corporate, distribution and more in this friendly and open market setting.

At the same time, a CMC curated programme of business-focused round-tables developed skills and provided new intelligence on where clients will be in the future, and what they will be looking for.

Arranged for the day running up to the Manchester Animation Festival, Manimation offered the best possible business outcomes to enhance your festival week!

Full reports (including speaker PowerPoints) are available on the content of each of the sessions in the list below. Plus video of selected sessions.

Keynote and conference schedule

Companies confirmed for meetings were:

One-to-one meetings 10.30am-5.30pm
You could spend most of the day at Manimation in meetings with people who are crucial to your future business. 24 x 15 minute meeting slots were available to every delegate.

Meeting Mojo
The bespoke booking system Meeting Mojo put delegates in direct touch with clients in advance, and created meeting schedules.


Peter Lord, co-founder of Aardman Animations and Sarah Muller, Head of BBC Children’s Acquisitions and Independent Animation at BBC Children’s provided their unique experience in two Keynote sessions.


The day offered free teas and coffees, lunch and a networking early evening reception to ensure you met everyone you needed to, either formally or informally.

Manimation Working Group
Curated by Manchester-based Manimation Working Group and organised by The Children’s Media Conference, Manimation offers creative and business opportunities, information and inspiration for the UK animation community.