The BAAs are back in 2020! The event will be held on March 12th 2020
We are now accepting submissions for our categories.
Please note: We are now closed for our 2 Student categories!
Advice on entering: If you have more than one episode of a series that you wish to enter in to different categories then YOU HAVE TO CREATE A NEW PROJECT (each episode) for each category- hope this makes sense.
Children’s Choice Award
Children’s Choice is judged by a panel of children who select from finalists in the children’s categories.
A selection of BAA Entries are shown in 3 different programmes at cinemas across the UK in Jan-Feb 2020, at which audiences vote for their favourites in various categories.
October 31st 2019- Deadline for "Earlybird" discount entry fee
November 30th 2019- Final deadline. Full fees apply.
*ENTRY IS FREE for Short Film, entry fees apply for all other categories.
The British Animation Awards (BAA) are passionate about animation and ensuring our art form is supported, credited, promoted and gets celebrated the way it deserves. The unique prizes which are 'one-off' pieces of art, produced by some of the best artists and animators working in the creative industries, are a testament to the passion we all share.
There is a short awards ceremony followed by a memorable, fun party. Meet like-minded people from our industry who come together to reward some of the most innovative and creative work being produced.
UK broadcasters, software companies, animation studios and companies, ad agency creatives, web companies, post-production houses, bankers, lawyers, others involved in the entertainment business and jury members who include influential figures from the industry e.g writers, actors, gallery/ museum curators and art critics.
Key things to know about the BAA's...
We will be targeting more regional input
The public can vote on the Public Choice category
The ceremony is presented by a celebrity compere
All the judges and juries are independent
The BAA's provoke, stimulate and incite debate about animation
The Awards ceremony in numbers...
The Audience is over 450
241 unique awards have been given out since 1996
The BAA's are in their twenties!
Our objectives are...
To celebrate the animation industry
Generate awareness of and award the amazing work created in the past two years
Provide the industry with an event where they need to be seen
Create a community of fellow animators, both followers and contributors
Connect the industry
The highly desirable,unique prizes are revered animators and film makers. It's a measure of BAA's reputation and the esteem in which British Animation is held worldwide, that our unique prizes of individual signed artworks are made by fellow distinguished animators Tim burton, Mark Baker, Sylvain Chomet, several Oscar-winners including Nick Park & Michael Dudok de Wit, number amongst our 'BAA artists'.
All the artwork has a sheep theme, as the abbreviation for the awards is BAA's (the sound a sheep makes....)
Depending on which category (clearly stated) then there is a viewing fee attached to certain categories. For the 2020 ceremony, it is taking place in London, March 12th 2020
British Animation Awards Limited (BAAL) organise British Animation Awards (BAA).
"British" means a production whose main creative and entrepreneurial impetus is UK based, director or producer is resident in the UK, and whose production company is UK-registered. i.e. without UK-based creative impetus, the work would not exist!
"Qualifying Production Period" means a Film whose copyright notice bears the date 2018 or 2019
Entry Forms/Submissions must be fully completed, to arrive no later than October 31st 2019 for Earlybird entry fee discount. Final deadline is Nov 30, full fees will apply.
Entry formats for Expanded animation: please check website for entry format details.
We regret that we cannot inform all entrants individually if their film has not made the shortlist.
Only those films as defined in Open Entry Categories may be entered. Audiences attending Public Choice screenings (selected from Open Entry) will vote for Public Choice Awards. BAA Ltd reserves the right to reassign a film to a different category in the best interests of the entrant. If an exceptional number of high quality entries are received, the category may be split into two or more separate categories.
All Films entered for Open Entry, must be British as defined in Clause 1. All other restrictions, which apply to all categories, will be those detailed on page 3.
5. Liabilities of BAA Ltd:
BAA Ltd. shall not be held responsible or liable for any loss, whether direct or consequential, or damage to preview and judging material, or any other material submitted or dispatched to BAA Ltd by Entrants. BAA Ltd shall not be liable for errors or omissions in any printed matter published or circulated relating to BAA.
6. Material for Judging, Screening and Promotion:
If your work is shortlisted and/or becomes a finalist, entrants will be asked to provide high quality viewing material, format to be confirmed. BAA may use clips, usually 30-40” max, for promotional use on broadcast television and radio. Entrants to Short Film, Music Video categories must give permission for the public screening of entered Films, and for all entrants promotional broadcast use of clips, and be free and able to do so, in respect of the rights holders.
7. Pre-selection, Judging, Jury Decisions and Enforcement of Regulations:
The decisions of the Pre-selection Committees, Judges, Juries, Director and the Management Group appointed by BAA Ltd shall be final and no correspondence, telephone calls, fax or other communication shall be entered into with Entrants, or other persons, seeking to challenge or dispute those decisions. BAA Ltd reserves the right to waive, change or otherwise reconstruct these Rules and Regulations in the best interests of the competition.
All entries will be will go through a pre-selection jury process, which then results in a shortlist going to each category’s final jury, who choose three finalists, of which one is a winner.