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Awards Headline News

Germany’s ‘Kaputt’ Wins ITFS Grand Prix Award

‘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.

ITFS Headline News

Psyop’s ‘Man and Dog’ Tops 2016 Animated Com Winners

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.

FMX Headline News

FMX Wraps 2016 Edition with Record Attendance

Twenty-first edition of European conference spotlighting animation, visual effects, games and transmedia saw a new all-time high of 3,500 attendees.

annecy Headline News

New Trailer Unveiled for 2016 Annecy International Animated Film Festival

Festival trailer from production company CARIBARA ANNECY was directed by Régis Vidal and Florian Thouret with animation produced at 3D studio inthebox.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: ILM’s Patrick Tubach Talks ‘Star Wars’ & More at FMX 2016

Industrial Light & Magic VFX supervisor Patrick Tubach discusses the blend of practical and digital effects created for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ at FMX 2016.

annecy Headline News

Nine Features Selected to Compete at Annecy 2016

Ann Marie Fleming’s ‘Window Horses,’ Penny Lane’s ‘NUTS!’ and Sang-ho Yeon’s ‘Seoul Station’ among nine films selected to screen in competition at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

Festivals Headline News

Animated Spirits Fest to Showcase New European Animation May 4 & 5

Second edition of New York City showcase event to feature new experimental and narrative animation along with expert panels on the state of the industry.

Festivals Headline News

Animation Day in Cannes 2016 Set for May 18

Second annual showcase event for animated features and shorts presented at the Cannes Film Festival to include a special 10-minute preview screening of ‘Bilal,’ the first CG-animated feature to come out of Dubai.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

Disney Bringing ‘Moana’ & ‘Inner Workings’ Short to Annecy 2016

Legendary directors Ron Clements and John Musker return to Annecy to present never-before-seen footage from their upcoming feature; from the studio behind ‘Feast’ and ‘Paperman’ Comes ‘Inner Workings,’ directed by Leo Matsuda.

FMX 2016 Headline News

Final Program Details Unveiled for FMX 2016

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ director Jennifer Yuh Nelson joining ‘The Peanuts Movie’ director Steve Martino and ‘Construct’ director Kevin Margo for a panel on the relationship between directors and technology.

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

WATCH: Google Unveils New Trailer for Patrick Osborne’s ‘Pearl’

360-degree version of the film available for preview at the Tribeca Film Festival’s 2016 Interactive Playground.

annecy Headline News

Illumination’s ‘Secret Life of Pets’ to Premiere at Annecy 2016

World premiere of Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ latest collaboration to be held at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on Thursday, June 16 with director Chris Renaud and co-director Yarrow Cheney in attendance.

call for entries Headline News

One Month Left to Submit to the Ottawa International Animation Festival

Free to enter, OIAF is accepting submissions of animated shorts for this year’s competition through May 15 with DVDs and submission URLs due May 29.

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

Patrick Osborne’s ‘Pearl’ to Premiere at Tribeca

Interactive animated short from Oscar-winning director of ‘Feast’ is set to have its world premiere as part of the ‘Rock and a Hard Place’ shorts program at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Festivals Headline News

Northwest Animation Festival Announces 2016 Program

Screenings include ‘If I Was God’ by Cordell Barker, ‘Doomed’ by Guillermo García Carsí, ‘Mynarski Death Plummet’ by Matthew Rankin, ‘Choban’ by Matija Pisačić, and ‘Hoof It’ by Seth Boyden.

Annecy International Animation Film Festival Headline News

Guillermo del Toro to Present Masterclass at Annecy 2016

Award-winning master storyteller to reflect on his prolific career leading up to the world’s first glimpse at his latest creation, DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Trollhunters,’

Awards Headline News

International Emmy Kids Awards Presented at MIPTV

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.’

MPC Headline News

MPC to Showcase Year of Spectacular Visual Effects at FMX 2016

Two conference sessions with production VFX supervisor Rob Legato and MPC VFX supervisor Adam Valdez will describe the unique filmmaking processes behind Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book.’

FMX Headline News

FMX 2016 Spotlighting Oscar Winner ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Avengers’ VR Experience and More

Filmakademie graduate and Disney/Pixar Character TD Tanja Krampfert discusses the creation of Joy in ‘Inside Out,’ while DoP Patrick Lin illuminates the special camera set-up designed to parallel the main character’s emotional journey.

APD 2016 Headline News

Animation Production Day Reports Record Submissions for 2016

Thirteen films, 23 series and three gaming and special projects selected to participate in the 10th anniversary edition of international co-production marketplace running April 28th & 29th alongside the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and FMX 2016.

NYICFF Headline News

Belgium’s ‘A Town Called Panic’ Tops NYICFF 2016

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.

Holland Animation Film Festival Headline News

Igor Kovalyov’s ‘Before Love’ Wins Grand Prix Award at HAFF 2016

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.’

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