Further fortifying its footprint within France and abroad, French animation studio Mikros plans to hire 400 animators for its Paris, Belgium and Montreal studios.
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 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.
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.
Walt Disney Animation Studios celebrates its upcoming projects and its legacy through show-stopping presentations, engaging panels and immersive experiences at D23 EXPO 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.
Short film competition in Japan accepting submissions employing any animation technique with a grand prize of 1 million yen.
30th Anniversary edition of the annual European marketplace to feature keynote sessions from Illumination Entertainment’s Chris Melendandri and director Genndy Tartakovsky.
Manchester Animation Festival announces call for submissions of Short Films, Graduation Films and Films by Children for inaugural event to be held November 17-19.
Annecy International Animation Film Festival gives ladies top billing in 2015, with great support by WIA on all levels of participation.
Animation strand at the 69th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival to spotlight British stop motion animator Barry Purves and American cult-favorite Ralph Bakshi.
Croatia’s Museum of Contemporary Art unveils the 2015 edition of Animation Goes MSU! with site-specific animations from international artists such as Max Hattler, Simona Galizia and Nikki Schuster.
Cartoon Saloon also receives the award for best animated short with ‘Somewhere Down The Line,’ written and directed by Julien Regnard.
‘MiLESTONES: A Concert of Anime, Cartoon, and Video Game Anniversaries’ celebrating milestone anniversaries of childhood favorites to be performed on Saturday, May 30 at The Sheen Center in Manhattan.
Chief creative officer John Lasseter hosts a detailed two-hour presentation on the upcoming slate of Disney/Pixar animated films at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
International jury members for the 2015 Ottawa International Animation Festival are Chris Dainty, Kaspar Jancis, Maral Mohammadian, Leah Shore, Yiorgos Tsangaris and Saschka Unseld.
College students, independent and professional animators can submit their short films to be shown in a state-of-the-art theater at Dolby Labs at the 4th Annual ASIFA-SF Spring Festival on Thursday, June 11.
Nine feature film projects, 13 series, three game/app projects and 13 transmedia projects were presented at APD 2015, with a new co-production agreement signed with Jan Bonath and Mark Mertens for ‘Marnie’s World.’
Rounding off four days of speakers and presentations, the 20th Anniversary edition of the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia concludes with a special screening of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ with Marvel VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend in attendance.
France’s ‘Le sense du toucher’ (The Sense of Touch), directed by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, takes home the festival’s Grand Prix prize, while Daisy Jacob’s ‘The Bigger Picture’ (U.K.) receives the Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film.
Animated Com Award is awarded to France’s Arnaud & Jérôme for the trailer for the World Championship of Free2Play Games, ‘League of Legends: Warriors,' produced at Passion Paris.
Spain’s ‘Cleo’ by Ana Sánchez-Gijón wins the Tricks for Kids Award for the Best Children’s Animated Series at the 2015 Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film; ‘Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt’ by Jan Berger wins the award for best German Animation Screenplay.
Awards will be given out across a variety of categories and craft from student, commercial, and independent entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation.