A disappointing result for animation with the BFI’s announcement of the recipients of its 2016-18 Vision Awards to ‘up-and-coming’ UK producers. 22 companies are getting up to £50,000 a year, for two years, supporting them to build and develop their companies, slates and creative relationships. Read the announcement in Screen Daily here.
Eight of the 22 are based outside London. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland get one Award each. Manchester gets one. No one else in England outside Yorkshire and the Humber.
Chris Hees, producer of the Oscar-nominated, BAFTA-winning animated short The Bigger Picture was successful, though he looks to be moving to live action projects. Cardiff based ie ie Productions has an animated feature on its slate.
There are no animation production companies on the list.