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BAFTA Awards 2023: here are the VFX and animation longlists

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The BAFTA Film Awards 2023 will be awarded on Sunday 19 February. The “linitial longlist” has been unveiled: this is the list of films that will advance to the nominating stage of voting.
Here are the VFX and animation categories:

BAFTA 2023 – Best Visual Effects

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • The Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • Jurassic World Dominion
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Of course, seing Avatar 2 on this list is not surprising.

The fact that Top Gun : Maverick is listed is noteworthy. Even though the movie was touted as using mostly practical effects, or even publicized as being virtually empty of VFX, several VFX studios were indeed involved. MPC, Method Studios, Lola VFX, Blind, Proof, Intelligent Species, Gentle Giant Studios worked on this movie: some on visual effects shots, others on motion graphics, previs/visualization or 3D scanning.
As explained by The VES Society, over 2.000 shots have been integrated into Top Gun : Maverick, even though “the visual effects team led by Visual Effects Supervisor Ryan Tudhope has been grounded from promoting the film”.

Top Gun: Maverick

Last, but not least, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is of course mostly created using stop-motion animation, but it also features some VFX shot by MPC.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

BAFTA 2023 – Best animated Film

Disney, Pixar, Illumination and DreamWorks have been included in this longlist, as well as Pinocchio and The Amazing Maurice, animated by Squeeze.

  • The Amazing Maurice
  • The Bad Guys
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • Lightyear
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  • Turning Red

We interviewed the teams behind some of those films at Annecy 2022: you can watch our interviews below. A short introduction in French is sometimes included, but the interviews themselves are in English.

BAFTA 2023 – British short animation

  • Beware of Trains
  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
  • Christopher at Sea
  • Middle Watch
  • Salvation Has No Name
  • Your Mountain is Waiting

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