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Visual Effects Headline News

Stargate Studios Appoints Peter Ware and Andy Williams

Award-winning production company specializing in virtual production and visual effects for episodic TV appoints Peter Ware and Andy Williams to oversee the company’s production department.

VIEW Conference Headline News

VIEW 2015 Celebrating LAIKA’s 10th Anniversary

Special presentations on the future of video games and ‘Everest’ planned for remarkable gathering of talent in Turin, Italy.

SIGGRAPH Asia Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 to Shine World Spotlight on Japan

Set to draw 7,000 participants from more than 50 countries, SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 introduces two new programs, the Symposium on Education and the Symposium on Visualization in High Performance Computing.

animago AWARD & CONFERENCE Headline News

animago CONFERENCE Announces 2015 Program Highlights

Animation Experts and VFX Luminaries behind ‘Minions,’ ‘Terminator: Genisys,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Paddington,’ ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E,’ and more will be guests at the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE running October 15 & 16, 2015.

Light Chaser Animation Headline News

WATCH: Light Chaser Releases First Trailer for ‘Little Door Gods’

Final version of the Chinese-made CG-animated feature took 80 million CPU render hours, compared to 60 or 70 million render hours for recent Hollywood-made animated films.

call for entries Headline News

ITFS Opens Call for Entries for 2016 Competition

The 23rd edition of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film runs April 26 - May 1, 2016; deadline for entries is December 1, 2015.

Bardel Entertainment Headline News

Bardel Entertainment Launches New B.C. Animation Studio

Located in in British Columbia’s downtown Kelowna, new animation studio provides services for a diverse slate of partners including DreamWorks Animation, Nickelodeon, Disney, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.

VIEW 2015 Headline News

ILM Continues 40th Anniversary Celebration at VIEW 2015

VFX powerhouse Industrial Light & Magic to present two special sessions, ‘40 Years of Creating the Impossible’ and ‘The Park Is Open: Journey to Jurassic World,’ during the 2015 VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy.

Rosto Headline News

Three Rosto Films to Compete at Sapporo Shorts Fest

Three films from the Dutch artist and filmmaker -- ‘No Place Like Home,’ ‘Lonely Bones’ and ‘Splintertime’ -- will be screened during the Japanese festival taking place October 7-12, 2015.

Pixar Animation Studios Headline News

CAMERIMAGE 2015 to Spotlight Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

Key crew members of Pixar's 'Inside Out' will be in attendance, including camera and staging DP Patrick Lin, lighting DP Kim White, and camera and staging lead Adam Habib.

Education & Training Headline News

Australia’s VFX industry Receives $1 Million Boost for Future Film Artists

Vancouver-based online education provider CG Spectrum collaborates with Iloura VFX to invest up to $1 million in scholarships and paid internships.

Festivals Headline News

Disney, Sony Imageworks and CN Set for MIA Animation Conference & Festival

Animation director Frank Gladstone to deliver keynote address for MIA Animation Conference running Oct. 16-17 at Miami Dade College.

Atomic Cartoons Headline News

Industry Vet Marv Newland Curates Evening of Animation at VIFF

Atomic Cartoons teams up with legendary animator behind ‘Bambi Meets Godzilla’ to present ‘Kooks & Legends: Animated Motion Pictures’ on October 8 as part of the Vancouver International Film Festival’s Canadian Images series.

Nexus Headline News

Google ATAP Taps Nexus for ‘Rain or Shine’ Spotlight Story

Nexus director Felix Masse is in the Google Spotlight as he joins a stable of internationally acclaimed filmmakers creating 360-degree immersive storytelling experiences for mobile platforms.

Festivals Headline News

Nicolas Ménard’s ‘Loop Ring Chop Drink’ Wins Top Animation Prize at 2015 Encounters Fest

Nina Gantz’s ‘Edmond’ wins the NextGen Skills Academy Best of British Award, and ‘I Got This’ by Tom Gran & Madeline Grossi receives the 2015 Anijam Award.

Ottawa International Animation Festival Headline News

‘Small People with Hats,’ ‘Over the Garden Wall’ Top Ottawa Fest

Student thesis film ‘Small People with Hats’ by Sarina Nihei wins the grand prize for short animation at the 2015 edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival; Cartoon Network’s Emmy-winning miniseries ‘Over the Garden Wall’ is awarded the grand prize for best animated feature.

Awards Headline News

'The Bigger Picture' Wins Cartoon d’Or at Cartoon Forum 2015

Daisy Jacobs’ Oscar-nominated animated short ‘The Bigger Picture’ is named the winner of the 2015 Cartoon d’Or at the 26th edition of the European pitching and co-production event in Toulouse, France.