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VIFF Unveils 2013 Animation Slate

The Vancouver International Film Festival announces the highlights of its slate of animated films for the 2013 edition of the festival, including the Canadian premiere of Ari Folman’s The Congress, as well as screenings of Max Andersson and Helena Ahonen’s Tito on Ice and Hosoda Mamoru’s Wolf Children.

Animation Headline News

Animation Guild Elects New Head

DreamWorks Animation technical director Nathan Loofbourrow is elected as President of the Los Angeles animation union, The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE; board member and DreamWorks Television writer Jack Thomas is elected as the Guild’s new Vice President.

Animation Headline News

'Botheration', 'Joe Giant' Make A Splash at Cartoon Forum

Presentations for French hybrid series The Science of Botheration and Team TO’s 3D animated Joe Giant, directed by Arthur Qwak, become the two most highly-attended events in the history of the European animation marketplace.

Digital Headline News

VIEW Conference to Highlight Advances in Digital Actors

USC Research Professor Paul Debevec to present a talk, entitled Advances in Achieving Photoreal Digital Actors, on Thursday, October 17, at the VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy.

Headline News

English-Language Cast Announced for Campanella’s 'Foosball'

The English-language cast is announced at the San Sebastián Film Festival for director Juan Jose Campanella’s 3D animated feature, Foosball.

Studio Headline News

Luxor, Argus Launch LA Studio

Russian theater chain operator Luxor and film company Argus Entertainment join forces to create a new animation studio, LA Studio; first major project to be a feature-length animated film based on “Ruslan and Ludmila,” a poem by renowned 19th century poet Alexander Pushkin.

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VES Summit Speakers Announced

Visual Effects Society announces featured sessions for 2013 VES Summit; former AMPAS presidents forum, NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Rover expert and VFX experts panel on new models for profitability.

Animation Headline News

The Academy Celebrates Animator Richard Williams

The Academy celebrates the animated genius of Richard Williams with “This Amazing Medium,” an animation master class and retrospective tour with the Oscar-winning animator on Friday, October 4, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Award Headline News

The Artery’s Sharabani Named First Flame Award Recipient

At this year’s IBC, The Autodesk Flame community names Vico Sharabani, Flame Artist, ECD and Right-Brain of The Artery VFX, the very first Flame Award winner.

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