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OIAF Headline News

Ottawa Fest Draws Top Animators to 2015 Edition

Bruce Bickford and Michèle Cournoyer set to present retrospective works at this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival, running September 16-20.

Short Films Headline News

Acme Filmworks Brings '17th Annual Animation Show of Shows’ to Theaters

Eleven award-winning acclaimed animated shorts from around the world are highlighted in national theatrical showcase beginning September 24, 2015.

workshops Headline News

Milano Film Fest Announces ‘Hands on Paper’ Animation Workshop

Two-day paper animation workshop in Milan, Italy to be led by Ové Pictures founders Veronika Obertová and Michaela Čopíková.

Festivals Headline News

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Announces Official Selections

Fifty-one films are selected to compete from 1,103 submissions, including Don Hertzfeldt’s ‘World of Tomorrow,’ Ainslie Henderson’s ‘Stems’ and Rosto’s ‘Splintertime.’

OIAF 2015 Headline News

Ottawa Animation Fest Unveils 2015 Highlights

A star-studded list of animators is set to participate in this year’s festivities at OIAF 2015, including Bruce Bickford, Michael Kurinsky, Leah Shore, Patrick McHale, Sanjay Patel, Michèle Cournoyer and Kaspar Jancis.

Fantoche 2015 Headline News

Fantoche Fest Takes off with 2015 Edition

Thirteenth International Animation Film Festival Baden announces top-class competitions, Focus Poland and a host of international guests for Switzerland’s largest animated film festival running September 1-6.

VIEW 2015 Headline News

VIEW Conference Unveils 2015 Keynote Speakers

Italy’s premier computer graphics conference announces keynote session with ‘The Little Prince’ director Mark Osborne, Skywalker Sound’s Randy Thom, ‘The Book of Life’ director Jorge R. Gutierrez, and ‘On Ice’ director Shannon Tindle.

Studio Ghibli Headline News

GKIDS Picks Up Studio Ghibli’s ‘Only Yesterday’

GKIDS acquires North American rights to ‘Only Yesterday’ from Studio Ghibli co-founder and Academy Award nominee Isao Takahata; new English-language version featuring Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel to receive 25th anniversary theatrical release winter 2016.

Sundance Headline News

Shorts Lab LA to Feature Julia Pott, David OReilly and More

The Sundance Institute presents ‘Shorts Lab LA: Animation,’ featuring speakers Tom Kenny, Kirsten Lepore, Julia Pott, David OReilly and Kent Osborne, at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 23.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Studio Ghibli’s ‘Marnie’ Arrives on Blu-ray Oct. 6

From ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There’ comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 6, 2015.

Festivals Headline News

2015 Bristol Festival of Puppetry to Showcase Parry Purves, The Brothers Quay

Now in its fourth edition, the biennial Bristol Festival of Puppetry will kick off with The Quay Brothers Retrospective on Thursday, August 27; Barry Purves Retrospective to be held Saturday, August 29.

Festivals Headline News

Best of the NW Animation Festival Set For Sept. 11

Selected from the largest showcase of short animations in the U.S., The Northwest Animation Fest is set to present 14 of this year’s best animated shorts from around the world.

VIEW 2015 Headline News

Jorge Gutierrez to Deliver Keynote at VIEW 2015

Other featured talks at VIEW 2015 to include Blue Sky’s Scott Carroll on ‘The Peanuts Movie,’ Pixar’s Kim White on ‘Inside Out’ and Sony’s Michael Kurinsky on production design for ‘Hotel Transylvania 2.’

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Latvia’s Zilbalodis Releases ‘Inaudible’ Short Online

Created over the course of seven months, dialog-free animated short pairs sound design and a distinctive visual look and adventurous color palette to help tell the story.

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Kris Pearn Directs ‘Evolve’ Short for Milan EXPO 2015

Stop-motion short, ‘Evolve: A Foody Tale,’ produced by a group of students from local schools in Turin with the support of the VIEW Conference, aims to draw awareness to the importance of food safety.