BAF Game 2013 Early Bird Deadline Friday 18 th October!

12 th - 13 th November at The National Media Museum & University of Bradford

Box office:  0844 856 3797

www.baf.org.uk

The last chance for delegates to take advantage of the early bird discount for BAF Game 2013 is this Friday, 18th October. To coincide with the deadline, festival organisers are delighted to make the following final exciting programme announcements this week.

The final guests to be announced for BAF Game 2013 include Martin Binfield, Animation Lead at Mode 7 Games, the company behind Frozen Synapse. Martin will attend the festival for an in depth talk on the development of their follow up project entitled ‘Frozen Endzone: Creating an Animation System from Scratch’ .

James Marsden, Chris Goff, Jack Hamilton and Callum Roberts from award-winning indie game studio Futurelab will also be at BAF Game 2013 to discuss ‘The Power Of 2D’, demonstrating their approach to making a desirable PlayStation 4 game, Velocity 2X, with a tiny team.

BAF 2013 once again welcomes Bradford College as Principal Sponsor.

BAF Game, organised each year in partnership with Game Republic and the University of Bradford, attracts some of the most revered legends and radical developers from the world of gaming. The festival, which has earned itself a reputation as one of the UK’s premiere games events, takes place as part of the Bradford Animation Festival at the National Media Museum on 12 th November and the University of Bradford on 13 th November.

Guests already announced for  BAF Game 2013  include legendary designer and producer  Warren Spector  (System ShockDeus Ex, Disney Epic Mickey); acclaimed developer  Mike Bithell ( Thomas Was AloneCrystal Dynamics’  Brian Horton ( Tomb Raider);  ZeniMax Media's Viktor Antonov, ( Dishonored); Sheffield  development studio  Sumo Digital's Steve Lycett  (Sonic & All- Stars , Moshi Monsters),  TT Games' Phil Gray  (LEGO Marvel Super Heroes)The Indie Stone’s Andy Hodgetts, ( Project Zomboid)  and  Team 17s  Kevin Carthew, ( Worms Revolution).

Jamie Sefton, Programmer, BAF Game says: ‘’This year’s BAF Game promises to be the biggest and most exciting event yet, with games animators, producers and game creators discussing the art and craft of some of the industry’s biggest titles including ‘Dishonored’ and ‘Tomb Raider’.

BAF Game 2013 is also reflecting the growing creative and commercial influence of independent games development, with an increased number of talks and workshops from the many talented UK developers such as Mike Bithell, Futurlab, Mode 7 Games, Team17 and The Indie Stone. Whether you’re a student, games developer, animation lead, artist, industry veteran or games fan, BAF Game 2013 will have something for you.’’

BAF Game has a reputation for attracting some of the biggest and most revealing speakers and sessions from across the world. Headline guests from the past couple of years have included  Neil Thompson, Director of Art & Animation at Canadian giants  BioWare,  who caused a media storm last year when he teased guests with a brief glimpse of the first pre-production screenshot of  Dragon Age 3: Inquisition.  And in 2011,  Brendan McNamara,  founder of  Team Bondi,  the creators of  L.A. Noire,  exclusively revealed details of his upcoming big budget console game  Whore of the Orient  in an interview with Eurogamer.

BAF Game takes place as part of the Bradford Animation Festival (12 th - 16 th November) each November at the National Media Museum and University of Bradford. The UK's longest running animation festival features screentalks, retrospectives, workshops and a competition strand which recognises the very best in new animation from around the world. Bradford College return as Principal Sponsor for the eighth year.

Tickets and passes for BAF & BAF Game 2013 are on sale on 17th September  from the National Media Museum (call 0844 856 3797 or visit www.baf.org.uk ). Prices for full BAF Game passes start from £40 with BAF Animation passes from £50, and day passes for either event from £30. Tickets for individual screenings are priced from £3.

The BAF 2013 ident and animated sting has been created by OSCAR nominated and BAFTA award winning British animator Joanna Quinn.

For full BAF and BAF Game listings and prices visit www.baf.org.uk

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Notes to editors:

For further information, interviews, images or press passes please contact:

Rachel McWatt, Press Officer, BAF

+(0)1274 203388

+44 (0)7949 666275 Rachel.mcwatt@nationalmediamuseum.org.uk

BAF 2013 Prices

BAF Animation Passes

Early bird (17 th Sept - 18 th Oct)

Full Price - £80

Concession Price - £60

Group Price - £55

Day passes - £45/£35/£30 (No early bird rate available)

Full Price Period (19 th Oct – 6 th Nov)

Full Price - £90

Concession Price - £70

Group Price - £65

Day passes - £45/£35/£30

Single Tickets –                 Screentalks - £10/£7 Feature Films, panels, awards - £7.50/£5.50

Competition/Panorama Screenings - £4/£3

Workshops - £20

BAF Game Passes

Early bird (17 th Sept - 18 th Oct)

Full Price - £55

Concession Price - £45

Group Price - £40

Day Pass: £45/£35/£30 (No early bird rate available)

Full Price Period (19 th Oct – 6 th Nov)

Full Price - £60

Concession Price - £50

Group Price - £45

Day Pass: £45/£35/£30

Single Tickets

Speakers - £7.50/£5.50 Competition/Panorama Screenings - £4/£3

The National Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire, opened as the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television in Bradford in 1983 with the remit to explore the art and science behind images and image-making, and has since become one of the most visited UK museums outside London.

With the aim to be the best museum in the world for inspiring people to learn about, engage with and create media, it draws from more than 3.5 million objects in its National Photography, Television, Cinematography and New Media Collections to create special exhibitions, interactive

galleries and activities for families and adults. It also organises two major film festivals each year – Bradford International Film Festival and Bradford Animation Festival, and is home to Europe’s first IMAX cinema screen.  Entry to the Museum is free. www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk.

The Principal Sponsor of BAF 2013 is Bradford College. Bradford College provides facilities for Animation, Film, Games Technology and Photography in both Further and Higher Education. An extensive range of art, media and graphics programmes are on offer in the renowned Bradford School of Arts and Media which has been providing high quality art and design education for over 150 years. Contributing to a dynamic creative community in the heart of Bradford, the School encourages development of innovative ideas and students are encouraged to challenge existing conventions. Former students include David Hockney, Andy Goldsworthy and Tony Bevan.

Bradford College is delighted to be the Principal Sponsor of the Bradford Animation Festival for the 8th year running. The College supports the festival for two critical reasons. One is that it enables its art and design, computing and games technology students to have access to the very best in the latest animated shorts and features and to the world class artists, directors and producers of these films. The second is that the Festival enables the National Media Museum, Bradford College and the City of Bradford to showcase to the world our combined expertise and support for this growing industry. Bradford College is proud to play its part in this innovative and exciting Festival. For more information visit www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk.

BAF Game is organised by the National Media Museum in partnership with the University of Bradford and Game Republic.

The Bradford Animation Festival (BAF) 2013 is supported by the BFI through the Film Festivals Fund. http://www.bfi.org.uk/about-bfi/partnerships/film-festival-fund

Bradford UNESCO City of Film

Bradford was designated as the world’s first UNESCO City of Film in June 2009. The title was awarded because of the city’s rich film heritage, its inspirational movie locations and its many celebrations of the moving image through the National Media Museum and the city’s annual film festivals. To find out more on Bradford City of Film please visit www.bradford-city-of-film.com

For full BAF and BAF Game listings and prices visit www.baf.org.uk

 


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