The Visual Effects Society unveils its 12th Annual VES Awards RULES & PROCEDURES, along with notable awards-related dates for the 2013 submission year.
Winners are announced for the 10th annual Animation Block Party, with Dutch animator Kris Genijn taking home the Best in Show prize for his short film, History of Pets.
Nancy Phelps reports on the first Annecy International Animation Festival under the leadership of new creative director Marcel Jean.
Directed by MTh’s Grady Hall and featuring visual effects and post-production from Mirada, “Safe and Sound,” the popular music video from indie pop duo Capital Cities, receives nominations for MTV’s 2013 Video Music Awards including Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects.
Rabbit Studio takes the title in Cut&Paste’s Tournament Artwork at SIGGRAPH 2013 by re-imaging the Mark Twain as a Lucha Libre.
Nominations for the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards are announced, with Fox’s Bob's Burgers and The Simpsons facing off in the animated program category against Nickelodeon’s Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Cartoon Network’s Regular Show, and Comedy Central’s South Park.
Six films are nominated for the Cartoon d’Or 2013, the European award for the best animated short film.
Entertainment One’s Peppa Pig wins the top honor of ‘Best Children’s Character 2013’ at Spain’s Festival Internacional de Comunicación Infantil El Chupete.
Marvel’s The Avengers, Life of Pi, The Cabin in the Woods and Skyfall top Saturn Awards for Film; Top TV honors go to Revolution, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Teen Wolf at the 39th Annual Saturn Awards.
The 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest announces festival winners, with the claymation Arts & Crafts Spectacular #2 receiving the prize for best animated short, and Harald by Moritz Schneider taking first prize for best student animation.
ck 3X takes the Gold at the PromaxBDA awards for Lifetime’s My Life is a Lifetime Movie launch and MTV’s 2012 Video Music Award campaign
DMC Initiative wins Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards at the World PromaxBDA Television Promotions and Marketing Awards for CBS Eyecon Image Campaign.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces category submission deadlines for 86th Academy Awards consideration.
Butterflies, the stop-motion animated short directed by Isabel Peppard and produced by Warwick Burton, wins the Sydney Film Festival’s Yoram Gross Animation Award, completing its qualifying run for an Oscar nomination in the category of Best Short Animation.
Design and animation studio Buster, a division of agency Stun Creative, is named Creative Agency of the Year at last night’s 2013 Promax/BDA Awards, with the Stun/Buster team taking home a combined six Promax/BDA Gold Award statues.
International Licensing Excellence Award winners at are revealed at Licensing Expo 2013, with Activision’s Skylanders named Overall Best Licensed Program of the Year.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars receives the coveted Outstanding Special Class Animated Program award at the Daytime Emmys.
Prizewinning films are announced at the 2013 edition of the International Animation Film Festival in Annecy, with Brazil’s Uma história de amor e fúria (Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury) taking home the Cristal Award for Best Feature, and Chris Landreth's Subconscious Password taking home the Cristal for Best Short.
This year the Trickfilm Festival has taken its place at the top of world class animation festivals and once again I can honestly say that if I could only attend one festival a year it would be the Trickfilm Festival.
Sixteen students from colleges and universities around the world are honored as winners at the 40th Student Academy Awards ceremony, with Ringling’s Dia de los Muertos bringing home the gold medal for animation.