Manchester Animation Festival 2020 awards Snowden Fine Films studio
Like the 2020 digital edition of Manchester Animation Festival (MAF) Producers and animators congratulated the Oscar-winning Canadian animation duo Alison Snowden and David Fine by Snowden Fine Films (Bob's Birthday, Animal Behavior), which were officially awarded the Fellowship Award, to celebrate their extraordinary contributions to the animation industry.
The big names in animation sent their congratulations to the couple, as did the writer Neville Astley the author of Peppa Pig, while the editor of the animation commission Clare Kitson he commented that this result was "well deserved".
Nick Park, the author of Wallace and Gromit co-founder of Studio Aardman, added: “Congratulations to my old film school friends. It is so great to see you receive this wonderful scholarship award from the highly prestigious Manchester Animation Festival and be recognized in this way for your incredibly fun, original and inspired work. I was looking forward to seeing your next job. I've always felt so inspired by you. It is wonderful to be able to sit here and say congratulations on yet another, and very important, well-deserved recognition. "
Alison Snowden and David Fine's films examine the human condition through their distinct cartoon style and edgy humor. After meeting at art school in the 80s, Snowden and Fine shared a creative journey and a life together that saw them create Oscar-winning short films, much-loved TV series and classic TV commercials.
You can see Alison and David receiving this award, as well as a retrospective of their work, on the MAF digital platform by purchasing a ticket. Ticket buyers will automatically receive free access to Snowden Fine's live questions and answers taking place Tuesday, November 17 at 18pm. GMT.
MAF also confirmed that the co-founder of Aardman Peter Lord, next to Josh Weinstein screenwriter de The Simpsons e Disenchantment and the Oscar-nominated director Barry Purves will be making appearances as special guests on the festival's Skwigly Animation Quiz, available Tuesday, November 17 at 21pm.
As Director of the Festival Steve Henderson officially launched the festival, commented: “It has been a tough year and the festival team has worked hard to bring the size and ambition of the usual festival into your homes. We are passionate about animation, but the festival would not be possible without the generous support of the funders and partners who have helped make MAF a reality. "
Jen Hall, producer and festival programmer, added: “We would like to thank our audience for inspiring us to face the challenges we face; we are not here only for you, but we are here thanks to you. Thank you all for joining us as we provide new ways to inspire and celebrate the animated form. "
Manchester Animation Festival includes film premieres, exclusive screenings, workshops, panels and much more. It runs until November 30 and tickets are available here.