Anijam Goes National!

Anijam is the 48 hour animation challenge where teams of 2-5 battle it out over two days to create an animated masterpiece between 15 and 90 seconds long. As part of Anim18 the competition will take place in different regions up and down the UK 

Manchester Animation Festival will be hosting one of the jams, covering Manchester and the North West. Teams must register one week before the start date of the jam. Each venue has a national and regional theme specific to them so no starting early!

Jams will be hosted by the following.

27 – 29 July 2018 
Bristol (with Encounters)
10 – 12 August 2018  
Manchester (with Manchester Animation Festival)
York (with Aesthetica Short Film Festival)
Derby (with QUAD)
London (with Young FAN)
Cardiff (with CHAPTER)
Glasgow (with Glasgow Short Film Festival/World of Film Festival)
Belfast (with Nerve Centre)
17 – 19 August 2018  
Leicester (with Phoenix)

Register your teams for free here

The winners of the regional competitions will go forward to the national competition, screening at both Encounters and Manchester Animation Festival. There will then be two prizes awarded, one for public choice (online) and one juried by a panel of animation experts.

Prizes include;

  • Distribution by Shorts TV.
  • Delegates passes to the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival.
  • Tickets to Manchester Animation Festival.
  • Bespoke trophies created by Animation Toolkit.

So gather your teams and get your thinking caps on – Anijam is going national and we need you!


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