Award-winning animators at the 2017 BAFTA Awards

14 Feb 2017

4 mins
Award-winning animators at the 2017 BAFTA Awards

Our young reporter Laura was on the red carpet for the 50th British Academy Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, and spoke to some of the biggest names from the world of animation, including Kubo and the Two Strings director Travis Knight, and Moana directors Ron Clements, John Musker, and Osnat Shurer.

The big winner of this year's awards was feel-good musical La La Land, which picked up five BAFTAs, including Best Film, Best Direction for Damien Chazelle, and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Emma Stone, while young British actor Tom Holland, Marvel's new Spider-Man, won the EE Rising Star award. 

As he arrived on the red carpet, Laura caught up with Travis Knight, director of this year's Best Animated Film winner, Kubo and The Two Strings, to discuss why film and filmmaking means so much to him.

It reminds us we're all connected. Art in its best form can elicit empathy and allows us to walk in someone else's shoes, to see the world through their eyes.

BAFTA winning director Travis Knight on the importance of film

Film fan Laura, from Belfast, got to speak to even more big names in animation including animation legend and Chief Creative Officer of Pixar, John Lasseter, and the directors of MoanaFinding Dory, and Zootropolis about why they believe film matters. Watch all of Laura's great interviews in the video above, and find a full list of winners from this year's BAFTAs here.

The highlight of my evening was talking to Pixar's John Lasseter, and others from Disney and Pixar, because they're so enthusiastic about their craft, and it was great to experience that first hand.

Laura, Into Film Young Reporter

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