A Productions recently visited the Manchester Animation Festival, one of the largest animation events in the UK calendar.
It was another great opportunity to meet industry friends and discover new talent.
Katie Barba, newly appointed development producer to the company said the event was a huge success.
“MAF had an enticing range of panels, screenings and social events this year and it was a great pleasure to attend. It was a joy to meet some emerging talent from the portfolio reviews and to reconnect with some familiar faces throughout the festival. The panels raised some really interesting topics which fed into stirring discussions about the direction of the UK animation industry.”
Director, Joanna Hepworth said, “I met so many lovely people and attended some brilliant talks and screenings, most notably the IEA Storyboarding Roundtable and Short Films For Children screening. Katie and I also had a table at the Portfolio Review which was a positive experience, getting to talk to many talented professionals and students.”
Mark Taylor, joint managing director of A Productions took part in the Demystifying the Markets panel discussion. “It was a really good conversation about what the markets mean to us in the industry and hopefully lifted the lid on some tips and tricks for approaching them as a beginner. Getting a first-hand take on what might work and what is useful. It was great to be involved.”
A Productions was proud to be one of the sponsors for MAF 2023. The festival is a highlight in our industry calendar and we look forward to participating in future events.