This year at Edinburgh International Film Festival we will discover the 30th recipient of the McLaren Award for Best British Animation. To celebrate, we are proud to present three programmes in this competitive strand featuring old and new friends to the Festival. Each programme screens 10 films, with an equal balance of films directed by men and women. The eventual winner will be chosen by you, the audience, so please do come along to all three programmes.

Our International Animation showcase continues to present Edinburgh audiences with a selection of the most amazing short films from around the globe. And, as a special bonus, we are screening an anthology of anime shorts from the Japanese Studio Ponoc – the anticipated successor to Studio Ghibli – in association with SCOTLAND LOVES ANIME.

Please be advised that our short animation programmes are not intended for children.


View all films in the Animation strand here.