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QUAD hosts films & events as part of Anim18

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Films and events will be running at QUAD, Derby, in November as part of Anim18, a celebration of British animation taking place across the UK. Anim18 explores the history of British animation, from early techniques to more modern technologies such as gaming and VR. QUAD’s events are part of the wider Anim18 programme led by Film Hub Wales and Chapter, Cardiff, the British Film Institute Film Audience Network and other partners. 
 
Anim18 Exhibitions in QUAD
As part of the new exhibitions, QUAD has created the Anim18 VR Gallery, a newly commissioned animated experience with local media production pioneers V21 Artspace. The result is a fully VR representation of QUAD Gallery with 2D animated works celebrating British Animation recreated the space in a fully explorable 3D environment. Anim18 VR Gallery will be available to view in QUAD resource area from 9th November, as well as at participating venues around the country. 
 
Anim18 Films in QUAD
Visitors to QUAD will have the opportunity to see newly re-mastered animated films from the BFI National Archive’s unique animation collection as part of the Anim18 season, screened as three collections of short films. BFI: A New History of British Animation Parts 1 – 3 screening throughout November. In addition, there will be other one-off film screenings of stand-out animated films such as The Last Unicorn, Who Framed Roger Rabbit plus the oldest surviving animated film in the world - The Adventures Of Prince Achmed.
 
BFI: A New History of British Animation Parts 1 – 3 includes:
BFI: A New History of British Animation Part One 1907-1940 jealous stalking dolls, futuristic airships blasted by electric rays, Bolshevik dogs, malevolent morphing shadows, a singing monkey and a dancing fox. It bridges the silent and early sound era and features a generous helping of early colour film processes – including what might be the world’s earliest surviving animated film in colour. BFI: A New History of British Animation Part One 1907-1940 screens on Monday 5th November at 12:30pm and 6:30pm.
 
BFI: A New History of British Animation Part 2 1952 - 1979 includes a series of beautifully crafted shorts from Yellow Submarine director George Dunning, and a goonish work from the irreverent Bob Godfrey exploring the process of animation itself, whilst a range of independent works by women animators dig into femininity, philandering and faith. BFI: A New History of British Animation Part 2 screens on Monday 12 November at 7:00pm.
 
BFI: A New History Of British Animation Part 3 1983 – 1998 is a selection takes the audience out for a night on the tiles, on a journey into the soul, and a visit to the funfair. It features animated battles big and small, military experiments, Billy Bunter and the domestication of a sizable British Bulldog. BFI: A New History of British Animation Part 3 screens on Monday 19th November at 12:30pm and 6:30pm.