MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment agency, is pleased to announce passes are now on sale for Manimation as it returns for its annual one-day event on 17 November.
Designed to inform companies and freelancers about key factors for business success in working in animation, visual FX, commercials, corporate, interactive, games, apps and virtual reality, Manimation is being organised by The Children’s Media Conference, the UK’s premier organisation for the children’s content industries. The event is funded by Creative Skillset’s Skills Investment Fund.
Now firmly established in Manchester’s creative calendar, the conference brings together sector professionals for a day of keynote speeches, panel sessions and one-to-one appointments and by tradition, will be brought to a close with networking drinks.
Kathy Loizou, Director, The Children’s Media Conference, said: “Manimation is a great way to unite the international creative community right here in Manchester. The focus of Manimation is the business of animation and the event will give participants a purpose-built training day on all the aspects that are needed to build success. This is the fourth consecutive year that Manimation is taking place and there will be a sense of freshness as the event moves to a new location in the heart of the city centre.”
“As places are limited, we recommend delegates register quickly to avoid feeling left out in the November cold.”
Tim Newns, chief executive officer, MIDAS, said: “With the likes of MediaCityUK and The Sharp Project on our doorstep, Manchester is Europe’s first purpose-built business hub for creative and tech industries and is a key base for the UK’s broadcast and media industry.
“For the last 40 years Manchester has been producing high-quality animated content from Cosgrove Hall to Danger Mouse and some of the city’s top animated talent work for companies such as MacKinnon and Saunders and Brown Bag Films. We look forward to bringing Manimation to the masses once again and taking it to the next level.”
Manimation will be held at The Autotrader Building, 1 Tony Wilson Place opposite HOME, a state-of-the-art creative centre.
Manimation passes cost £70 + VAT. To register visit http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/events/manimation-2016/
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Notes to Editor
Manimation is Manchester’s annual day-long business event for the animation sector and has been running since 2013. The Festival has become a great way to bring together professionals from the sector from Manchester, the North, the UK and beyond.