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SIGGRAPH Announces 2015 Production Sessions

SIGGRAPH announces the complete lineup for this year’s Production Sessions program for its 42nd annual conference, set for August 9-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Edinburgh International Film Festival Headline News

Ainslie Henderson’s ‘Stems’ Wins 2015 McLaren Award

McLaren Award for Best New British Animation presented by acclaimed stop-motion animator Barry Purves at the EIFF Awards Ceremony held on June 28.

Awards Headline News

Bronzit’s ‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ Receives Anča Award

U.K. director Daisy Jacobs receives the Anča Student Award for her Oscar-nominated stop motion short film, ‘The Bigger Picture.’

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: VFX Supe Christopher Townsend Talks ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

In this four-part interview from FMX 2015, Christopher Townsend, the overall VFX Supervisor on ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ provides a detailed overview of the key components of the Marvel Studios tentpole.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Scott Ross Talks the Flawed Economics of VFX at FMX 2015

In this two-part interview from FMX 2015, Digital Domain founder and former CEO Scott Ross discusses the major issues affecting today’s visual effects industry, including flawed economic models, lack of a trade association, studio wage collusion, and government subsidies.

SDCC 2015 Headline News

Cartoon Network Debuts We Bare Bears at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015

Back-to-back panels, costume contests, pajama parties, and premiere screenings of fan favorites ‘Adventure Time,’ ‘Regular Show,’ ‘Steven Universe,’ ‘Uncle Grandpa’ and ‘Clarence.’

Annecy 2015 Headline News

Annecy 2015 Wraps with Record Attendance & New Deals

Annecy International Animation Film Festival and International Animation Film Market wraps in France with a slew of deals and new partnerships.

Cartoon Forum Headline News

80+ New Projects to Be Presented at 2015 Cartoon Forum

More than 80 projects are set to be presented to potential co-producers, buyers and investors at the 26th annual Cartoon Forum, taking place in Toulouse, France September 15-18.

call for entries Headline News

Toronto Animated Image Society Announces Second Year of Artist Residency Program

Deadline for submissions to the second year of the Toronto Animated Image Society’s four-month Research and Production Animation Residency program is July 31, 2015.

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animago Extends Submission Deadline to July 20

Recognizing excellence in 3D animation, visual effects, visualization and game design, the animago AWARD will be presented on Thursday, October 15 at the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE.

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Bronzit’s ‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ Takes Cristal at Annecy 2015

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 12:58pm

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.

Children’s Media Conference Headline News

The Children’s Media Conference Announces 2015 Speakers & Highlights

VisFX powerhouse Scott Pritchard, 2D Sequence Supervisor from Industrial Light and Magic, to present a Masterclass revealing unseen content previews at The Children’s Media Conference 2015.

Annecy 2015 Headline News

Special Prizes Awarded at Annecy 2015

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.

Cartoon Network Headline News

Cartoon Network Brings ‘We Bare Bears’ to Annecy 2015

New original series from Daniel Chong -- the latest to come out of Cartoon Network’s short form animation program -- to receive exclusive screening at Annecy; Network returns to festival to seek next generation of talent.

GKIDS Headline News

Annecy 2015: GKIDS Picks Up Folimage’s ‘Phantom Boy’

GKIDS acquires North American rights for latest feature from Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, the Oscar-nominated writers and directors of ‘A Cat in Paris.’

The Animation Conference Headline News

PITCH THIS! Offers Pitching Opportunities at The Animation Conference 2015

Deadline for submissions to the specialized program dedicated to providing producers with potential career-changing pitching opportunities us July 15.

Annecy 2015 Headline News

MIFA 2015 Buzz: Wednesday, June 17

Further fortifying its footprint within France and abroad, French animation studio Mikros plans to hire 400 animators for its Paris, Belgium and Montreal studios.

Annecy 2015 Headline News

‘Dimitri’ Bringing New Friends to MIFA 2015

Stop motion animated TV special created by Agnès Lecreux and Jean-François Le Corre, ‘Dimitri in Ubuyu,’ to screen in competition at Annecy 2015; new characters created for season two to be unveiled at MIFA.

Annecy 2015 Headline News

Vancouver in the Spotlight at Annecy 2015

Annecy Animation Festival to showcase Vancouver’s 30-year legacy of quality, creativity and innovation in animation production with Atomic Cartoons, DHX Media, Bardel Entertainment, Comic Animations and Sony Pictures Animation.

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Annecy 2015 Spotlighting Guest Country Spain

Program of Spanish animated cinema, ‘From Doodles to Pixels: More than one hundred years of Spanish animation,’ will premiere at the 55th edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

D23 EXPO 2015 Headline News

Disney Announces ‘Zootopia’ Panel, ‘Frozen’ Sing-A-Long and More for D23 EXPO 2015

Walt Disney Animation Studios celebrates its upcoming projects and its legacy through show-stopping presentations, engaging panels and immersive experiences at D23 EXPO 2015.

Animafest Zagreb Headline News

‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ Short Tops Animafest Zagreb 2015

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.

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New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Issues Call for Entries

Short film competition in Japan accepting submissions employing any animation technique with a grand prize of 1 million yen.

MIFA 2015 Headline News

MIFA 2015 Attracts Record Number of Accreditations

30th Anniversary edition of the annual European marketplace to feature keynote sessions from Illumination Entertainment’s Chris Melendandri and director Genndy Tartakovsky.

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