The Animated World of Halas & Batchelor

Date: 23 July
Time: 19:00
Venue:  Online Event

The Hungarian Cultural Centre presents The Animated World of Halas & Batchelor documentary film premiere followed by a discussion.
An online screening of The Animated World of Halas & Batchelor, a new film directed by Richard Shaw exploring the work of John Halas and Joy Batchelor [] .
John was a Jewish refugee from Hungary, Joy was a working-class girl from Watford; together they revolutionised British animation, creating a string of innovative shorts to support the war effort and the fledging welfare state, as well as the first cartoon feature film in British cinema history, Animal Farm of 1954.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with their daughter Vivien Halas, Curator of Animation at the BFI National Archive Jez Stewart and film director/animator Joanna Quinn, chaired by Martin Pickles, director of the London Animation Club.
This event is held in association with the Insiders/ Outsiders Festival 

Programme details:

8pm - Screening

  • Platform: HCC's Facebook page
  • Registration: not needed, public screening
  • Limit: there is no limit to the number of people who can watch the film
  • Link to access film: video premiere link will be shared in the Facebook event soon
  • Price: free of charge

9pm - Q&A

  • Platform: Zoom
  • Registration: necessary via  Eventbrite
  • Limit: tickets for the discussion are limited to 100
  • Link to access Q&A: Zoom link will be shared in your Eventbrite confirmation email
  • Price: free of charge