All articles by Jez Stewart

Features

Animation for the nation: how the COI used cartoons to present the voice of authority

A generation of British viewers will never forget what Charley said. The cult 1970s series of public information films was just one of the ways in which the Central Office of Information harnessed animation to inform, educate and, in some cases, terrify, says BFI curator Jez Stewart.

By Jez Stewart

Animation for the nation: how the COI used cartoons to present the voice of authority
Lists

The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women

By Isabel Stevens, Bryony Dixon and others

The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women
Britain on Lockdown

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #6

By Jez Stewart

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #6
Britain on Lockdown

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #5

By Patrick Russell, Jez Stewart and others

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #5
Britain on Lockdown

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #4

By Patrick Russell and Jez Stewart

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #4
BFI Recommends

BFI Recommends: Fantastic Planet

By Jez Stewart

BFI Recommends: Fantastic Planet
Britain on Lockdown

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #2

By Jez Stewart, Patrick Russell and others

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #2
Britain on Lockdown

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #1

By Ros Cranston, William Fowler and others

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #1
Lists

The best British TV of 2019

By Josephine Botting, Mark Duguid and others

The best British TV of 2019
Features

Aisle remember you: the 90s video store

By Will Massa and Jez Stewart

Aisle remember you: the 90s video store
Features

30 essential books about animation

By Jez Stewart

30 essential books about animation
Features

30 essential books about animation

By Jez Stewart

30 essential books about animation
Lists

Animated Britain: eight to try

By Jez Stewart

Animated Britain: eight to try
News

The ugliest animation at Encounters 2017

By Jez Stewart

The ugliest animation at Encounters 2017
Features

Telling a new history of British animation

By Jez Stewart

Telling a new history of British animation
Polls

The best indie animation of 2016

By Chris Robinson, Alex Dudok de Wit and others

The best indie animation of 2016
Interviews

Chris Shepherd: “You give the audience a nostalgia massage… and then it turns”

By Jez Stewart

Chris Shepherd: “You give the audience a nostalgia massage… and then it turns”
Features

The films that built Out of the Rubble

By Ros Cranston, Mark Duguid and others

The films that built Out of the Rubble
Polls

The best indie animation of 2015

By Alex Dudok de Wit, Chris Robinson and others

The best indie animation of 2015
News

Boys and men: the best of British animation at Encounters 2015

By Jez Stewart

Boys and men: the best of British animation at Encounters 2015
Lists

Fascinating suffragette films now on BFI Player

By Bryony Dixon, Edward Anderson and others

Fascinating suffragette films now on BFI Player
Features

A Day in Liverpool: is this 1929 film Britain’s very own ‘city symphony’?

By Jez Stewart

A Day in Liverpool: is this 1929 film Britain’s very own ‘city symphony’?
Features

Puppet thespian: Barry Purves, keeper of the flame

By Jez Stewart

Puppet thespian: Barry Purves, keeper of the flame
Features

The best of Halas & Batchelor, the groundbreaking UK animation studio

By Jez Stewart

The best of Halas & Batchelor, the groundbreaking UK animation studio
Lists

Rarely seen British political campaigning films released on BFI Player – 10 to try

By Edward Anderson, Ros Cranston and others

Rarely seen British political campaigning films released on BFI Player – 10 to try
Polls

The best indie animation of 2014

By Jez Stewart and Chris Robinson

The best indie animation of 2014
Lists

The 10 best British TV aliens

By Lisa Kerrigan, Jez Stewart and others

The 10 best British TV aliens
Features

Animal Farm: behind the scenes on Britain’s first animated feature film

By Jez Stewart

Animal Farm: behind the scenes on Britain’s first animated feature film
10 great

10 great British films directed by women

By Jemma Desai, Selina Robertson and others

10 great British films directed by women
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