2014 marks the centenary of Joy Batchelor. We are celebrating with screenings and the edition of a beautiful illustrated book.
Animal Farm is 60! A new HD version will be available from autumn this year to mark the occasion.
From May 2014
Joy at Southbank
Southbank Publishing have just added A Moving Image to their catalogue so you can by the new book here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moving-Image-Batchelor-1914-1991-Animator/dp/1904915418
August/ September 2014
An Ode to Joy and ASIFA
The celebratory film of Joy Batcher is being sent to as many chapters of ASIFA as would like a copy. So far An Ode to Joy has been shown in 9 different countries including the USA.
10 September - 14 September
A tribute to Joy Batchelor in Varna
An Ode to Joy will be shown at WFAF World Animation festival in Varna Bulgaria as part of their In Memorium section.
1 October 2014
Joy at The Hungarian Cultural Centre
Joy Batchelor was a Hungarian during WW2! Hear the story, watch more of her information /propaganda films made with John Halas, Halas& Batchelor for the British government and enjoy a new compilation of her charming early films. There will also be a book signing of A Moving Image
4 October 2014
Animal Farm day in Watford
Using the film as inspiration THE BIG DRAW will be animating children's drawings of animals with the help of MewLab http://www.mewlab.com/ at The Parade in the centre of Watford.
Come and join in the fun in Joy Batchelor's home town. Students will be making a water sculpture to celebrate her centenary!
12 October 2014
Animal Farm in HD at NFT 3
Not to be missed is the newly restored HD version of Animal Farm that will be premiered at NFT3 Southbank at 15.30
18 / 21 November 2014
A celebration of Joy at BAF Bradford
Another chance to see 'An Ode to Joy' and a new selection of Joy Batchelors films introduced by Paul Wells and Vivien Halas along with a book signing of 'A Moving Image'. More details to come.
6 December 2014
A celebration of Joy at CineCity Brighton
A Life in Animation, program of Joy Batchelor's films with a screen talk and book signing. Talk on the history of women in animation by Jez Stewart, curator of Animation and Non Fiction BFI, National Film Archive will accompany this event. Final dates and details to come.
Animal Farm is 60
A celebration of Joy!
'A Moving Image' a celebration of Joy Batchelor's work and achievements
Dustbin Parade, directed, produced, designed and animated by Joy