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Come See Us At Manchester Animation Festival 2019! #BrownBagManchester

If you haven’t gotten your ticket for Manchester Animation Festival, what are you waiting for!

You may be unaware but this year MAF, Manchester’s very own Animation Festival, will be celebrating its 5th year running from the 10th-14th November. The festival returns with an extended 5-day format, which will be hosted at HOME cinema who are renowned for showcasing independent films and exhibiting art. 

MAF is the UK’s largest Animation Festival and as our trademark clearly states WE LOVE ANIMATION! Our UK studio is delighted to declare that they are the official industry sponsor for 2019. They are eager to attend and represent Brown Bag Films and will be hosting special events and panel discussions as well as giving out exclusive Brown Bag goodies. Our recruitment team will also be present to discuss career opportunities.

As well as sponsoring the event Brown Bag Films UK was commissioned to create bespoke artwork to celebrate the festival and Manchester. Tradigital artist Frida Ramirez created this iconic design!

If you are a fellow Mancunian, you will recognise the iconic red brick buildings and canals that make up the Manchester city landscape as well as the Bee Girl character who showcases Manchester's famous symbol of the worker bee. 

Frida Ramirez, Tradigtal Artist, Brown Bag Films Manchester

“Animation brought me to Manchester and Manchester brought me to good people, great friends, lovely sights and a lot of inspiration. I made this design as a tribute to a city that is so special that it deserves a huge celebration!”

⁠—Frida Ramirez, Tradigtal Artist, Brown Bag Films Manchester

If you're attending MAF be sure you don’t miss out on Animated Answers! Working alongside MAF we will be bringing together people from the industry to answer questions from the audience about issues anyone working in the industry or interested in a career in animation can relate to. Come along armed with questions and put them to our panel of experts from the creative community.

Tuesday 12th November


Animated Answers: What Makes the Perfect Showreel?

Whether you want a career change, want to land your first job or that dream job you’ve always wanted it’s tricky putting together a package of work that will make you stand out as the ideal candidate. But there's more to landing a role than the perfect portfolio. Join our panel of experts as we discuss do’s and don’ts for animation job seekers.


Animated Answers: 5 years and counting, making the most of your early career

You can cram a lot into 5 years and as MAF turns five, we are joined by a panel of people who share wit and wisdom that they’ve learned in their first five years working in the animation industry, passing on invaluable tips and tricks onto those starting out in the world of animation!

Wednesday 13th November 


Animated Answers: The A-Z of an Art Department

Join us for a tour around the art department and discover a network of people all working towards brilliant content for the screen. Our panel will uncover the roles and responsibilities of this fabled faction of an animation studio.


Animated Answers: Setting up shop, making an animation studio

Studios big and small all come from somewhere, be it friends starting out or long-established companies making new ventures in new towns we talk shop and welcome the people who have created companies to share in their experience in making a studio that works.

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For details of the full line-up, and how to book tickets, please visit:

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