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CG Student Awards Headline News

2015 CG Student Awards Winners Announced

Winners of the 2015 Autodesk sponsored CG Student Awards are announced, with Gnomon School of Visual Effects named School of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Cinesite Headline News

Winners of First iAnimate at Cinesite Apprenticeship Announced

Tim Clark and Karine Lafranchise are selected as trainee animators and will be joining the feature animation team at Cinesite’s Montréal studios to work on ‘Charming.’

SIGGRAPH 2015 Headline News

Ringling Film Tops SIGGRAPH 2015 Computer Animation Festival

Ringling College senior thesis film ‘Jinxy Jenkins and Lucky Lou’ by Michelle Kwon and Michael Bidinger named Best Computer Animated Short in the 42nd Annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival.

Awards Headline News

Acme Filmworks’ Ron Diamond to be Honored at UCLA TFT’s 24th Annual Film Festival

Weeklong festival celebrating the outstanding achievements of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television students to honor producer Michael Deluca, screenwriter Graham Moore and Acme Filmworks founder Ron Diamond.

virtual reality Headline News

Cogswell Student Developing Virtual Reality Game Using Google Cardboard Technology

Game Design Engineering student Christian Sasso serves as lead engineer for virtual reality game ‘We R Ball’ for Google Cardboard using Unity and C#.

Awards Headline News

Winners Announced for 26th Dusty Awards

Claire van Ryzin’s ‘Hotbod’ wins the award for Outstanding Animated Film at the 26th Dusty Film & Animation Festival; Kyra Kupetsky and Elena Manetta awarded Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation.

Education & Training Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces Animation Educators’ Scholarships

Applications for merit-based scholarships designed to support college students in continuing their education in the field of animation are due by June 15.

Screenwriting Blogs


The three most important elements of a screenplay are theme, character and plot. If you get these three elements working smoothly with one another then you will get a good story.

Cogswell College Headline News

Disney’s Patrick Osborne to Deliver Cogswell College Keynote

Academy Award-winning Walt Disney Animation Studios director Patrick Osborne to deliver keynote address during Cogswell College’s 2015 commencement ceremonies on May 16th.

Animationinstitut ANIMATIONWorld

FMX at 20: The Enduring Legacy of Professor Thomas Haegele

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 3:34am

Entering retirement, humility and grace continue to define the FMX Conference founder and creator of the world-renowned Animationinstitut in Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Awards Headline News

‘Nieta’ Wins Best Animated Short Award at TIFF Kids

Filmmaker Nicolas P. Villarreal earns the Best Short Film award from a juried panel of young judges at TIFF Kids International Film Festival.

Savannah College of Art and Design Headline News

SCAD Students Win Silver Cube at 2015 ADC Awards

Savannah College of Art and Design student collaboration recognized with Silver Cube at the 94th annual ADC Awards honoring the Art + Craft in Advertising and Design.

Animation Events

ProWeekend Animation Seminar – Learn, Be Inspired, Meet Other Artists

Begins: June 13, 2015

Wouldn’t it be awesome to discover the professional tips and tricks you won’t learn in art school? Here is your chance to network, learn and be inspired by:

-  Aaron Blaise – Disney Animator/Director

-  Eric Goldberg – Disney Animator/Director

-  John Pomeroy – Disney and Don Bluth Animator ProWeekend Animation Seminar

Education & Training Headline News

3D Training Institute to Host Live Recruiting Webinar with MPC

3D Training Institute live webinar featuring MPC global recruiter Christina Zervos and MPC animator Julien Deragon held on Wednesday, April 29 will focus on how to start a career in 3D animation.

Cinesite Headline News

Cinesite Launches Feature Animation Talent Program

‘iAnimate at Cinesite’ apprenticeship program provides the opportunity of online training and a two year contract as a trainee animator with Cinesite.