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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.

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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.

AIAF Events

Australian International Animation Festival 2015

By Hages | Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 6:16am
Begins: May 15, 2015

CSU Animation and Visual Effects present the 12th Anniversary of the Australian International Animation Festival, running Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17.

School of Visual Arts Headline News

SVA Launches 26th Dusty Film & Animation Festival

Director Daniel Minahan and animator Alex Kupershmidt to be honored with Dusty Outstanding Alumni Awards at the School of Visual Arts’ 26th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival.

Digital-Tutors Headline News

Digital-Tutors Announces Free Training for TurboSquid CheckMate Certification

Digital-Tutors releases three new tutorials for Maya, 3ds Max and CINEMA 4D taught by a former Sony Imageworks artist to help 3D artists get CheckMate certified for TurboSquid's online store.

Chris Landreth Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Chris Landreth

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 16, 2015 at 5:43pm

Oscar-winning animation director Chris Landreth talks about his hyper-real narrative style, his new comedic short ‘Subconscious Password,’ his ‘Making Faces’ facial animation masterclass, and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Alex McDowell

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4:35pm

Alex McDowell, world-building expert and Professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, discusses world building, film and animation production design, and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.