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Headline News 20 Animated Features Submitted For 2014 Oscar Race

Films submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards range from CG studio ‘toons to independent, hand-drawn features.

Headline News The World Animation Celebration 2014 Winners Announced

Festival showcases animated short films from over 40 countries in a variety techniques, including CG, stop motion, 2D digital, experimental and traditional hand-drawn animation.

Headline News Cogswell College Student Wins Horror Game Design Contest

Cogswell College’s Dalton Techmanski wins “Best Horror Game Design” Award from Ares Magazine for his tabletop game “Affliction: Purity’s Sorrow.”

Headline News World Animation & VFX Summit Announces Hosts and Presenters

Gala event on November 2 to honor ‘Simpsons’ director David Silverman, TV animation icon Phil Roman, DreamWorks Animation producer Bonnie Arnold, and voice talent of the year Jim Cummings.

Headline News ‘The Dam Keeper’ Tops Spark Animation 2014

Tonko House Studio's ‘The Dam Keeper’ wins the inaugural award for Best Animated Short; Vancouver Film School short ‘Religatio’ receives special mention for Best Student Film.

Headline News ‘Gumball’ Gets Fourth Consecutive BAFTA Children’s Award Nomination

Nominations in the International category include ‘Adventure Time,’ ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and preschool series ‘Doc McStuffins’; feature film nominations include ‘The Lego Movie,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2,’ ‘Frozen’ and ‘Maleficent.’

Headline News Autodesk Re-Ups Sponsorship for VES Student Award

Technology developer Autodesk supports the Steven Spielberg-inspired award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project for the seventh year in a row.

Headline News 13th Annual VES Awards Now Accepting Submissions

The Visual Effects Society is now accepting submissions for the 13th Annual VES Awards Show, recognizing visual effects in film, television, special venue, games & animation.

Headline News 24-Hour Animation Challenge Announces 2014 Winners

Student team from California State University, San Jose wins nationwide competition to create 30-second animated short in just 24 hours.

Headline News 3D Society Announces 2014 Technology Award Winners

Fifth annual technology and new product award winners are among 19 companies from 10 countries and include SuperD, Disney, Dolby, Barco, Prime Focus World and Panasonic; Hollywood technology pioneer John Rupkalvis receives 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Blogs 5th Edition of the Anibar International Festival of Animation 5 - 10 August, 2014 in Peja, Kosovo

Anibar Animation Festival is truly unique.  No one involved with the running of the festival is over 26 years old, they have a strong ecological bent, and the festival is primarily organized for the 60,000 residents of Peja rather than for foreign guests.  The quality of the programing is good and included something to please everyone. I always find their Balkan Competition to be interesting, with many films that I don’t get to see at other festivals.

Headline News Phil Roman to Be Honored at 2014 Animation Summit

Honorees at the World Animation & VFX Summit in November to include Film Roman founder Phil Roman, DreamWorks Animation producer Bonnie Arnold, director David Silverman, veteran voice actor Jim Cummings, Gotham Group founder Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, and RGH (Rubicon Group Holding) Studio.

Headline News Signe Baumane's ‘Rocks in My Pockets’ Selected As Latvian Oscar Entry

Latvian Oscar committee lauds the film’s "international language, intimate story, and the director's courage to look at serious personal issues."

Headline News ‘Bigger Picture’ Tops Fantoche 2014

The Bigger Picture’ by Daisy Jacobs named Best Film in the International Competition; ‘Oh Wal’ by Joana Locher wins Best Swiss entry; Dmitry Vysotskiy wins the award for Best Kids entry with ‘Pik Pik Pik.’

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