Andy Sykes (UK)

Andy Sykes

Andy Sykes is an award winning animator and illustrator from Leeds. He graduated from BA (Hons) Interactive Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2004.

Since graduating he has been awarded a Pocket Shorts commission, funded by Nesta, to make a one minute film for mobile phones. The commissioned film recently won a runner up prize at the Texas DCI Mobile Content Festival and has been screened at festivals in Edinburgh, Bristol, Rotterdam and San Francisco, as well as on BBC2’s Homegrown Hollywood.

As well as animation, Andy has produced commissioned illustrations for an interactive project in Huddersfield called ‘RFID Snakes and Ladders’ and illustrations for a kid’s trail at Victoria Baths in Manchester, winner of the BBC’s ‘Restoration’ programme. He has exhibited both in Manchester and Rotterdam and has self-published 3 illustrated books.

Andy is currently working on a new animated short film, with funding from Screen Yorkshire in the UK.

Andy Sykes is participating in

CologneOFF III – 3rd edition of Cologne Online Film Festival

  • Toon! Toon! – art cartoons and animated narratives
  • VideoChannel – video project environments

  • VIP – VideoChannel Interview
  • “art cartoons & animates narratives” – selection curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne