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annecy Headline News

New Poster, Short Film Selections Unveiled for Annecy 2016

Official selections include 54 short films in competition -- 34 percent of them made by women -- out of nearly 2,700 submissions, with France, Belgium, Canada and Germany leading the pack.

Holland Animation Film Festival Headline News

HAFF Unveils 2016 Dutch Grand Prix Nominees

Films nominated for the Grand Prix for Best Dutch Animation at HAFF 2016 are ‘Andrej’ by Julia Veldman c, ‘De Staat: Witch Doctor’ by Floris Kaayk/Studio Smack, and Professional Award for Dutch Animation winner ‘Zeezucht’ (‘Jonas and the Sea’) by Marlies van der Wel.

Lucasfilm Headline News

Lucasfilm Names Rob Bredow Chief Technology Officer

Former Sony Pictures Imageworks CTO and Visual Effects Supervisor helped launch ILMxLAB, and has worked on films such as ‘Men in Black 3,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and ‘Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.’ 

call for entries Headline News

BAFTA UK Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 17; previous recipients include ‘The Bigger Picture’ director Daisy Jacobs, ‘Edmond’ director of photography Ian Forbes, and ‘Manoman’ director of photography Steven Ferguson.

Ireland Headline News

4th Annual Animation Dingle Kicks off March 18th

Running March 18 & 19, Ireland’s Animation Dingle to feature keynote addresses delivered by Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming for Amazon Studios, USA, and David Levine, General Manager of Disney Channels UK & Ireland.

Cartoon Network Headline News

CN Unveils All-New ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Episode on iTunes

New episode from the all-new, reimagined ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ series had its debut at a free, open-to-the-public event held Monday night at the SXSW festival in Austin, TX.

9 Story Media Group Headline News

9 Story Sells New Seasons of Three Hit shows to Australia’s ABC

9 Story Media Group signs licenses with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for second seasons of ‘Camp Lakebottom,’ ‘Numb Chucks’ and ‘Peg + Cat.’

shorts films Headline News

15th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Selections

Animated shorts program curated by Whoopi Goldberg includes ‘The Orchestra,’ directed by Mikey Hill; ‘Lucens,’ directed and written by Marcel Barelli; ‘Fear,’ directed by Dawn Dreyer and Andrea Love; ‘Violet,’ directed by Maurice Joyce; ‘Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse,’ directed and written by Camille Chaix, Hugo Jean, Juliette Jourdan, Marie Pillier and Kevin Roger; ‘I am a Pencil’ (Je suis un Crayon), directed and written by Joe D’Arcy; and the U.S. premiere of Bill Plympton's ‘The Loneliest Stoplight.’

BAAs Headline News

‘Shaun The Sheep’ Tops British Animation Awards

‘Shaun The Sheep: The Movie’ wins Best Long Form Animation; Martin Freeman wins Best Voice Performance for ‘Stick Man’; ‘Stick Man’ and ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ pick up two awards each.

Festivals Headline News

‘Sunday Lunch’ Tops 2016 GLAS Animation Festival

French animated short directed by Celine Devaux wins Grand Prix Award at the inaugural edition of the GLAS Animation Festival in Berkeley, CA.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

Sony Teaming with WWE Studios on ‘Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania’

Coinciding with the original film’s 10th anniversary, animated sequel directed by ‘Hotel Transylvania’ 1 & 2 story artist and Genndy Tartakovsky protégé Henry Yu is set to be released in 2017.

Festivals Headline News

CIFF Animation Festival Unveils 2016 Program

Competition program at the Cardiff Independent Film Festival’s Cardiff Animation Nights to feature 21 animated shorts from 10 different countries, including Rory Waudby-Tolley’s ‘Mr. Madilla,’ Rhiannon Evans’s ‘Fulfilament,’ Claudius Gentinetta’s ‘Islander’s Rest’ and Simon Cartwright’s ‘Manoman.’

Licensing Headline News

Keith Chapman to Keynote LIMA’s Mind Mix

Award-winning creator of children’s entertainment hits ‘Paw Patrol’ and ‘Bob the Builder’ to kick off International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association’s idea-exchange conference to be held May 11 & 12 in Berlin.

call for entries Headline News

Ottawa Int’l Animation Fest Issues Call for Entries for 40th Anniversary Edition

OIAF40 runs September 21-25, 2016; deadline for submissions of short films, features, TV series, music videos, PSAs and commercials made after May 29th, 2015 is Friday, May 13.

Festivals Headline News

TAAFI Announces 2016 Official Film Selections

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International to open its 2016 edition with the world premiere of Toonbox Entertainment’s CG-animated feature, ‘Spark,’ directed by Aaron Woodley and featuring the voice talents of Jessica Biel and Hilary Swank.

Industrial Light & Magic Headline News

Oscar and BAFTA-Winning VFX Supervisor Eric Barba Joins ILM

Former Digital Domain chief creative officer to oversee Industrial Light & Magic’s Vancouver facility, supervising effects work and providing creative oversight across all of the studio’s projects.

Holland Animation Film Festival Headline News

Nine Shorts Selected for Opening Night of HAFF 2016

Opening night selections include ‘Edmond,’ from Dutch director Nina Gantz, ‘Before Love’ by Russia’s Igor Kovalyov, ‘Ticking Away’ by Michael Sewnarain, ‘Six Portraits of Clara Schumann’ by the U.K.’s Stuart Pound, ‘Mirror’ by Chris Ware, ‘Chez Moi’ by France’s Phuong Mai Nguyen, ‘Little Girl’ by Steven Subotnick, ‘Velodrool’ by Estonia’s Sander Joon, and ‘If I Was God’ by Canada’s Cordell Barker.

SCAD Headline News

Leftchannel’s Alberto Scirocco to Speak at SCAD's CoMotion 2016

Leftchannel founder and creative director Alberto Scirocco to participate in the ‘Remaining an Artist in the Commercial World’ panel discussion this weekend at the Savannah College of Art & Design.

call for entries Headline News

2016 Shanghai TV and Film Festivals Now Accepting Animation Entries

Deadline for submissions to the Shanghai TV Festival is March 10, 2016; animated features can be submitted to the Shanghai International Film Festival through April 15.

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