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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.

Comedy Central Headline News

Comedy Central Greenlights Animated Series ‘Jeff and Some Aliens’

TripTank spin-off created and executive produced by Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli alongside ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico slated to premiere in 2016.

Pixar Animation Studios Headline News

Pixar, DreamWorks Release OpenSubdiv Version 3.0

New release of popular subdivision surface library brings improved performance and reduced memory consumption, while continuing to leverage the massive parallelism available on modern GPU and CPU architectures.

eOne Headline News

‘All Creatures Big and Small’ Debuts on Google Play July 1

Distributed by eOne, family-friendly, feature-length adventure that reimagines the epic tale of Noah's Ark features the voice talents of Martin Sheen and Amy Grant.

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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.

Oscars Headline News

Academy Approves Changes in VFX, Short Film Eligibility Rules

The Academy ups the number of eligible films in the VFX category to 20; Short films qualifying via a theatrical release must now have a theater run in Los Angeles County for at least seven consecutive days with at least one screening per day.

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.’

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Blackmagic Design Delivers Professional Results for Summer Blockbusters

Blackmagic digital film cameras were used to shoot scenes and stunt work in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ while Fusion Studio was used for compositing and to help create action sequences for ‘Spy’ and ‘Barely Lethal.’

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Kurtis Hough Creates a Captivating World in ‘To See More Light’

Immersive short from Portland-based experimental filmmaker Kurtis Hough combines animation and live action to create an awe-inspiring look at the universe.

Disney Television Animation Headline News

Watch: Disney XD Debuts ‘Two More Eggs’ from The Brothers Chaps

New series of cartoon shorts from the creators of web series ‘Homestar Runner’ incorporates a variety of animation techniques, including flash, CGI and animation mixed with live-action.

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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.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Jurassic World’ Dominates ‘Inside Out’

Universal and Legendary Pictures’ ‘Jurassic World’ ends Pixar's number-one opening winning streak, but ‘Inside Out’ exceeds expectations to score the top debut of all time for an original Pixar title.

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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.

Bazillion Pictures Headline News

Bazillion Wins Gold National ADDY for Projection Mapping Spectacle

Multi-award winning animation and visual effects studio wins Gold National ADDY for 3D-animated architectural projection mapped video, ‘The Monument Comes Alive, celebrating Union Station Kansas City’s Centennial.

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.

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