Curated invitation competition for creatives 30 and younger selected by 40-member cultural influencer committee; ADC members also eligible for a select number of nominations picked by ADC staff.
‘Kaputt’ (‘Broken’) from directors Alexander Lahl and Volker Schlecht tops the 23rd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film; Korea’s ‘Afternoon Class’ directed by Seoro Oh wins Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film.
Psyop wins the Grand Prix for Coca-Cola ‘Man and Dog’ at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film competition for applied animation in the field of advertising, spatial communication and technology.
PBS leads Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards with 15 wins; streaming giant Netflix picks up seven awards and Amazon receives four, while Nickelodeon receives three.
Awards show takes place on June 9; winning work from ADC Gold, Silver and Bronze Cube recipients to be exhibited at the ADC Gallery in New York June 9-July 31.
Rattling Stick, Nexus and Partizan create ads emphasizing the importance of ADCAN’s #makegood ethos.
London-based independent VFX studio is awarded third consecutive British Academy Television Craft Award for BBC drama ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.’
Women comic creators receive a record 61 nominations and are represented in 27 of the 30 categories this year, making up the majority of nominees in seven categories.
Golden Itala for the best animated feature of the past 100 years is awarded to ‘Allegro non Troppo’ (1976) directed by Bruno Bozzetto.
Studio Zazac’s stop-motion short ‘Deer Flower’ wins Oscar-qualifying best animated film award at 2016 Aspen Shortsfest.
Winning programs include ‘Nowhere Boys Series 2,’ ‘Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter,’ ‘Best i Mest,’ ‘Rabarber’ (‘Rhubarb’), ‘My Life: I Am Leo’ and preschool series ‘Bing.’
Foreign film category is expanded to include separate awards for narrative, animation and documentary entries.
Honorees for individual achievement in animation are Michael Granberry, Supervising Animator, for Amazon’s ‘Tumble Leaf,’ Mike Houston, Lead Artist for PBS’s Mind of a Chef,’ Benjamin Sanders, Storyboard Artist for Nickelodeon’s ‘Peter Rabbit,’ and Chad Weatherford, Character Designer, for Netflix’s ‘Dinotrux.’
Tasked with the creation of the film’s main character, an artificially intelligent android named Ava, VFX supervisor Andrew Whitehurst and the DNeg team helped make the low-budget sci-fi feature one of the standout movies of the year.
French/Belgium co-production ‘A Town Called Panic: Return to School,’ directed by Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier, was awarded the Grand Prize for a short film, and also took home the Audience Award for ages 12-17.
Japan’s ‘Track’ by Tochka, Kazue Monno and Takeshi Nagata, wins the Grand Prix award in the non-narrative short category; ‘Cafard,’ directed by Jan Bultheel, is awarded the Grand Prix for feature animation; Nina Gantz wins the Grand Prix award in the student film category for ‘Edmond.’
Films nominated for the Grand Prix for Best Dutch Animation at HAFF 2016 are ‘Andrej’ by Julia Veldman c, ‘De Staat: Witch Doctor’ by Floris Kaayk/Studio Smack, and Professional Award for Dutch Animation winner ‘Zeezucht’ (‘Jonas and the Sea’) by Marlies van der Wel.
‘Shaun The Sheep: The Movie’ wins Best Long Form Animation; Martin Freeman wins Best Voice Performance for ‘Stick Man’; ‘Stick Man’ and ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ pick up two awards each.
French animated short directed by Celine Devaux wins Grand Prix Award at the inaugural edition of the GLAS Animation Festival in Berkeley, CA.
Pixar Animation Studio’s ‘Inside Out’ awarded by the Motion Picture Sound Editors for best sound editing & music in an animated feature.
Independent visual effects studio co-founder wins an Academy Award for Alex Garland’s ‘Ex-Machina’ alongside Double Negative VFX team members Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris and Mark Ardington.
London-based VFX house wins the Academy Award for best visual effects for its work on Alex Garland’s ‘Ex Machina’; DNeg previously recognized for Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception’ and ‘Interstellar.’
AWN editor-in-chief Dan Sarto reports on the backstage antics at the 88th Academy Awards, talking to Oscar winners Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala, ‘Inside Out’s Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, and ‘Ex Machina’ VFX supervisor Andrew Whitehurst.