Laura talks to award-winning animators at the 2017 BAFTA Awards
13th February, 2017
Our young reporter Laura was on the red carpet for the 50th British Academy of Film and 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.
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 Moana, Finding 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.
Speaking about her experience, Laura said: "The highlight of my evening was talking to Pixar's John Lasseter, and all the people involved in Moana and the whole Disney and Pixar gang because they're so enthusiastic about their craft, and the studios are so well known for their enthusiasm it was great to experience that first hand."
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