February has little to recommend it. It’s grey, cold, and dull. There’s that whole ghastly business of Valentine’s day, with its deformed army of festering hearts and tedious angels. There’s Chinese New Year, which leaves me scanning the streets disconsolately for dragon dancers and illusive suckling pigs.
And then, there’s the British Animation Awards. Every two years, they delight us with a programme of animation screenings to brighten up our darkest hours. From the 8th to the 27th of February, you can catch the Public Choice screenings at a cinema near you, and vote for your favourite from a fantastic range of animated films made over the past few years.
Look out for fresh-out-of-the-oven 4mations films The Moonbird and The Astronomer’s Sun. Then get your sketchpads out, because you only have two years to get your next masterpiece finished before the next awards.