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Ben Mitchell

Editor in Chief

Ben Mitchell is an animator, motion designer, composer, award-winning independent filmmaker and writer/researcher.

As a freelancer he has produced work for WildBrain, CBeebies, Channel 4, Shy Guys, Plymptoons, Animortal, Wonky Films, A Productions, Slurpy Studios and Rumpus to name a few. As an independent director he has produced six multi-award-winning short animated films that have been showcased at over 200 international film and animation festivals including Clermont-Ferrand, BFI London Film Festival, ITFS Stuttgart, Encounters, London International Animation Festival, Pictoplasma, London Short Film Festival and Anima Mundi.

Alongside his work in animation production he is an active writer and researcher on the industry through such avenues as the leading UK animation resource Skwigly, for which he is Editor in Chief, and his 2016 book Independent Animation: Developing, Producing and Distributing Your Animated Films (second edition published April 2023).

As an educator he has lectured and tutored at AUB Bournemouth, University of the West of England, University of Gloucestershire and UAL Central Saint Martins. He has also been actively involved in a variety of capacities spanning curation, programming, awards jurying, hosting and panel moderation for such international events as Animafest Zagreb, ITFS Stuttgart, Encounters Film Festival, the British Animation Awards, Manchester Animation Festival, Cardiff Animation Festival, Big Cartoon Festival and Dublin Animation Film Festival.

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