About Us

Representing the very best in International animated short films, This Is Not A Cartoon showcases some of the best new films from around the globe. With the addition of live director Q&As, we can ensure you get a behind the scenes look at the craft that goes into these films and for children we can offer workshops to help introduce children to the wonderful world of animation and develop their skills to kickstart the next generation of animation talent!This Is Not A Cartoon is a Skwigly Online Animation Magazine project supported by Film Hub North West Central and the BFI.

About Skwigly

Skwigly is the longest running UK based animation magazine and community. We love animation; love seeing animation, hearing about animation, talking about animation and showcasing animation. Skwigly brings the animation community a wide range of up-to-date content; including news, interviews, reviews, podcasts, videos and tutorials. We cover all aspects of animation, from the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to the best independent short films.

About Film Hub North West Central

Film Hub North West Central is part of a UK-wide network of BFI Film Audience Network Hubs with the aim of bringing specialised and independent British Film to UK audiences in new and exciting ways. The North West Central region covers Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire.

The Team

Jen Hall worked for Bradford Animation Festival for seven years and was on the short film selection panel for five years. She also works at HOME and will be directing the project.

Steve Henderson is Editor of Skwigly, he is also a PhD researcher and lecturer at Loughborough University studying animation and looking after the Animation Academy archive.

Aaron Wood is Marketing Director & Writer for Skwigly, he is also managing director/producer of animation production company, Slurpy Studios, a London animation studio who specialise in commercial and entertainment content. He also manages a successful international database of animation festivals.

Ben Mitchell is the Features Writer & Content Producer for Skwigly, he is also a Bristol-based animation/post-production freelancer and animation author.

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