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Short Films Headline News

HollyShorts Film Fest to Honor Bill Plympton with Indie Animation Icon Award

The King of Indie Animation set to debut his latest short film, ‘Footprints,’ during the festival’s Opening Night celebration along with footage from his latest feature, ‘Cheatin’.

AMPAS Headline News

Academy Elects 5 Newcomers to 2014–15 Board of Governors

First-time governors are Kate Amend, Documentary Branch; Daniel R. Fellman, Executives Branch; Albert Berger, Producers Branch; Bob Rogers, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch; and Mark Mangini, Sound Branch.

Animation Festival Events

FIAUY, International Animation Festival

Begins: September 17, 2014

Universidad ORT Uruguay, organizer of FIA´14, is pleased to invite animators, producers and specially students and graduates of animation schools, to present shorts to be selected for an exhibition and subsequent awarding ceremony between September 17th and 19th of 2014 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Universidad ORT Uruguay aims to promote and exhibit animations produced by students and graduates of animation, advanced High-School students, independent animators and international producers, and also seeks to provide a space for artistic and technological reflection in this area.

 

La Universidad ORT Uruguay, como organizadora de FIA’14, invita a presentar trabajos que serán seleccionados para una exhibición y posterior premiación a realizarse durante los días 17, 18 y 19 de setiembre de 2014, en la ciudad de Montevideo, Uruguay.

La Universidad ORT Uruguay tiene como objetivo la difusión y exhibición de animaciones realizadas por estudiantes y egresados de escuelas de animación, alumnos de secundaria o su equivalente en UTU, animadores independientes y productoras. Asimismo, busca generar un espacio de reflexión artístico / tecnológico en la disciplina.

Primetime Emmy Awards Headline News

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards are announced, with nods for Outstanding Animated Program going to FX’s ‘Archer,’ Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ Comedy Central’s ‘Futurama’ and ‘South Park,’ and Nickelodeon’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’

s2014 Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2014 Announces Computer Animation Festival Winners

SIGGRAPH 2014 announces the 41st annual Computer Animation Festival award recipients for Best in Show, Jury Award, Best Student Project, Best Animated Short, and Best Visual Effects, among others. 

AMPAS Headline News

Academy Approves New Rules for Animation Oscars

The Academy approves new rules for the 87th Academy Awards, including rule changes in the Animated Feature Film and the Animated Short Film categories, along with eligibility of the 2014 Student Academy Awards for Oscar consideration.  

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Headline News

Academy Invites 271 New Members

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences extends invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

preschool Headline News

Fred Rogers Co's ‘Peg + Cat’ Wins 3 Daytime Emmys

The Fred Rogers Company's animated series ‘Peg + Cat’ wins three Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, including “Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program, ” “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” and “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Production Design.”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Headline News

Academy Announces New Rules for 87th Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences updates regulations for how companies and individuals may market movies and achievements eligible for the 87th Academy Awards to Academy members.

Moonbot Studios Headline News

Moonbot’s ‘Scarecrow’ Awarded Two Daytime Emmy Awards

Marking the only program released on YouTube to win an award at the 41st annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Moonbot’s ‘The Scarecrow’ picks up prizes for Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program and Outstanding New Approaches – Original Daytime Program or Series.

Kartun Studios Headline News

Malaysia's ‘Ribbit’ Wins Best Family Film Award at NIFF 2014

3D animated comedy about a frog with an identity crisis wins award for Best Family Film at its world premiere at the Niagara Integrated Film Festival 2014.

TV Animation Headline News

FX’s ‘Archer’ Wins Critic’s Choice Animation Award

FX’s ‘Archer’ takes home the prize for Best Animated Series at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, beating out Fox’s ‘Family Guy,’ ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ as well as Disney XD’s ‘Phineas and Ferb’ and Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time.’

Creative Arts Awards Headline News

PBS Leads Kids Categories at Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards

PBS leads once again in the children’s categories at the Daytime Emmy Awards, claiming 12 wins in the Creative Arts segment at the 41st annual awards show; Nickelodeon is close behind with 10 awards, followed by The Hub with six wins, Cartoon Network with two and Disney Channel with one.

Nexus Headline News

Nexus Director Kibwe Tavares Recognized at Cannes

Nexus Director Kibwe Tavares is named one of the top 20 young global directors at Saachi & Saachi YDA showcase, receiving the prize for Best Short Film for ‘Jonah’ at the CFP-E and SHOTS YDA awards.

LIMA 2014 Headline News

LIMA Announces Licensing Excellence Awards Winners at 2014 Licensing Expo

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ collects two prizes for Film, Television or Entertainment Licensee in both the Hard and Soft Goods categories; ‘Angry Birds’ from Rovio receives the prize in the new Digital/New Media category.

 

annecy Headline News

Brazil’s ‘Boy and the World,’ Takes Cristal at Annecy

Following last year’s feature Cristal winner ‘Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury,’ Brazilian animation is once again in the spotlight at the 38th edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. 

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