Lupus Films Founders Win Manchester Animation Festival Fellowship


As Lupus Films marks its 20th anniversary, founders Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding have been awarded the Manchester Animation Festival Fellowship 2022.

Lupus Films has been operating since 2002, with productions such as The Snowman and the Snowdog and Ethel & Ernest in its catalog. Currently, the studio has in development an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom, featuring the voices of Cillian Murphy and Sally Hawkins.

Also in development are a trio of films based on Benji Davies’ Storm Whale trilogy and Las Dos Fridas, a feature film about the life of Frida Kahlo.

At the Manchester Animation Festival, Deakin and Fielding reflected on their 20 years of operation and celebrated the stories and people behind their best-loved films.

“We are incredibly excited to receive this prestigious honor from the Manchester Animation Festival in our 20th year,” Deakin and Fielding said. “The Manchester Animation Festival is a huge supporter of the animation industry in this country, and this award is a testament to the incredible talent and dedication of the people who have worked alongside us on our productions over the last 20 years.”

Steve Henderson, festival director, said, “Whether it is building an original sequel to The Snowman and bringing The Snowman and the Snowdog to life or creating a feast for the eyes with The Tiger Who Came to Tea or finding the perfect way to translate We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Lupus Films’ TV specials have delighted for two decades.”