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Jez Stewart

Jez Stewart is a curator at the BFI National Archive, responsible for the animation collection. His blogs explore the rich seam of British animation history, from the 1900s to the present. He is currently working on the accession of two large historical collections, from Halas & Batchelor and Bob Godfrey Films, but is also actively seeking contemporary production for preservation.

Jez has worked at the BFI since 2001 as part of the non-fiction team, and has done extensive research into the BFI’s holdings of cinema and television advertising. His interest in animation overlaps with his passion for comics and illustration, but he personally struggles with anything more than stick figures.

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  • The web video of 2012: contributors s-t

    The year’s best online movies, by 16 international correspondents.

    Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    The web video of 2012

  • Encounters 2012: to Mars and back

    With a new calendar slot and head programmer, the UK’s biggest short-film festival bulged with retro and cutting-edge sci-fi, 3D Soviet dinosaurs, mock-Edwardian Londoners, tragi-comic stickmen and thousands of flies.

    Monday, December 31, 2012

    Festivals

  • Stop motion lives!

    Jez Stewart risks the sneers of Guardian blog baiters to hail half a dozen instances of wholesome low-rent excellence at the Bradford Animation Festival.

    Thursday, November 29, 2012

    Festivals

  • London 2012: Animation round-up

    Jez Stewart sees 14 animation companies take on Graham Chapman’s audio memoirs – and finds a trio of marvels in the International Animation Panorama.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    Festivals

  • Animating autism: the Spectrum Portraits project

    Jez Stewart enjoys five animated shorts commissioned by Spectrum to raise awareness of autism.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    Features

  • John Coates (1927-2012)

    From Yellow Submarine to The Snowman, the late John Coates was the producer behind some of Britain’s most fondly remembered animation.

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    Features

  • The greatest animated films of all time?

    Disappointed with the poor showing for animation in the recent Sight & Sound critics’ poll, curator Jez Stewart offers his own selection of the 10 greatest animated films.

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012

    Lists

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