The Academy invites 26 new members to join the Short Films and Feature Animation branch; 23 new members are invited to join the Visual Effects branch.
Winners of the 2015 Autodesk sponsored CG Student Awards are announced, with Gnomon School of Visual Effects named School of the Year for the second consecutive year.
The Academy ups the number of eligible films in the VFX category to 20; Short films qualifying via a theatrical release must now have a theater run in Los Angeles County for at least seven consecutive days with at least one screening per day.
Konstantin Bronzit’s ‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ wins Cristal award for best short film at the 39th Annecy International Animated Film Festival, while Franck Ekinci and Christian Desmares’ ‘April and the Extraordinary World’ awarded Cristal for best feature film.
Multi-award winning animation and visual effects studio wins Gold National ADDY for 3D-animated architectural projection mapped video, ‘The Monument Comes Alive, celebrating Union Station Kansas City’s Centennial.
Among 11 special prizes, Konstantin Bronzit’s ‘We Can't Live Without Cosmos’ wins Junior Jury Short Film Award at the 39th edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
Konstantin Bronzit’s ‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ wins the Grand Prix award for best short film; ‘The Boy and the World’ by Alê Abreu wins Grand Prix award for best feature film.
The consumer products campaign for Disney’s mega-hit animated movie ‘Frozen’ takes top honors for Overall Best Licensed Program and Best Film, Television, or Entertainment (Animated) Program at the annual International Licensing Awards.
VFX house Digital Domain is honored at the 2015 AICP Awards for Best Visual Effects for its work on the Destiny “Become Legend” commercial.
Weeklong festival celebrating the outstanding achievements of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television students to honor producer Michael Deluca, screenwriter Graham Moore and Acme Filmworks founder Ron Diamond.
For the fourth year in a row, FX’s ‘Archer’ is honored as Best Animated Series at the Broadcast Television Journalists Association Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
Fettle Animation’s BBC series, ‘Children of the Holocaust,’ set to screen at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June.
Live-action/animation hybrid short by Owen Rixon to compete for the prestigious McLaren Award at the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Cartoon Saloon also receives the award for best animated short with ‘Somewhere Down The Line,’ written and directed by Julien Regnard.
Nate Theis wins Best in Show for ‘Driving.’ ‘Birthday’ by SVU’s Nick Tustin wins the first place student award, followed by ‘Religatio’ by Jaime Giraldo and ‘Panty Fairy’ by Junwei Chen.
Claire van Ryzin’s ‘Hotbod’ wins the award for Outstanding Animated Film at the 26th Dusty Film & Animation Festival; Kyra Kupetsky and Elena Manetta awarded Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation.
Fox nets two nominations for ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘The Simpsons,’ while Comedy Central’s ‘South Park,’ Disney Channel’s ‘Gravity Falls,’ Disney XD’s ‘Star Wars Rebels’ and FX’s ‘Archer’ each receive a nod.
France’s ‘Le sense du toucher’ (The Sense of Touch), directed by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, takes home the festival’s Grand Prix prize, while Daisy Jacob’s ‘The Bigger Picture’ (U.K.) receives the Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film.
Animated Com Award is awarded to France’s Arnaud & Jérôme for the trailer for the World Championship of Free2Play Games, ‘League of Legends: Warriors,' produced at Passion Paris.
Spain’s ‘Cleo’ by Ana Sánchez-Gijón wins the Tricks for Kids Award for the Best Children’s Animated Series at the 2015 Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film; ‘Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt’ by Jan Berger wins the award for best German Animation Screenplay.
Awards will be given out across a variety of categories and craft from student, commercial, and independent entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation.
The U.S.’s ‘Bottomfeeders’ by Matt Reynolds wins the international competition; ‘Valvoja’ directed by Pietari Bagge, Christer Hongisto, Elisa Ikonen and Inka Matilainen, is named the best Finnish animated short.