Whose bloody stupid idea was it to give the word biannual two completely different meanings? Whoever it was, it's probably best to make things clear: the British Animation Awards take place once every two years, not twice a year. We covered them here in 2006 and 2008, and here we are again.
Specifically, we're here for the Public Choice award, where actual paying punters get to pick their favourites from a selection of 50-60 new short British films made during the preceding two years. These were shown across the UK in a series of screenings during February: the votes have now been tallied, and the winners will be announced at the official awards ceremony at BFI Southbank on April 8th.
For the third BAA running, I believe that this site is the only place where every single one of the 59 shortlisted films will be reviewed, even if some of those reviews are insultingly brief. Most of the one month delay between the London BAA screenings and the publication of this piece results from the amount of time I've spent trying to track down both video clips and animators' homepages for all of the films in question. You might want to have a cup of tea to hand if you intend to follow every single link below.