In 2016 you can still visit the blog by Jez Stewart of the BFI, join the discussion and add your own memories of the studio: á

The newly restored collection of 18 of Halas & Batchelors' best ever short films is available on DVD and Blueray, Animal Farm has never looked so good since it's restoration and there are still wonderful books about the studio to buy online so don't hold back. Just go to the DVD and books pages and order now!

January 22, 2016

Animal Farm in Sudan

Animal Farm was scheduled to be shown at SIFF in Khartoum but the communication with the festival was not organised, the British Council not properly in touch so I don't know if it ever got shown!

Stop Press Animal Farm was screened without my knowledge on 22 January at 13hrs in the Omdurman Cultural Centre. I hope it was well received!áá

20 - 24 April

Think of the Future in Germanyá

Florian Wuest will be showing Think of the Future
a film made for the Marshal Plan in 1956 asápart of a program titled Future of Visionsáin Osnabrueck Germany.

Spring 2016

Dilemma in Budapest

Art work by designer Janos Kass who worked on the film Dilemmaá will be shown as part of an exhibition on early computer graphics curated by Marton Oroz at theáVasarely M˙zeumbaná

22 September

An Ode to Joy in Seaford

A short talk and presentation of the work of Joy Batchelor.
Venue and time to be announced.



18 of the best short films

Animal Farm 1954

Think of the Future

John and Joy 1946