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Annecy 2012 - More Impressions

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9:46pm

As the week winds down and I find myself craving a simple green salad, I figured I'd share more images from my time at the festival. Formal write-ups will have to wait until early next week I'm afraid, when I've recovered from the jet lag, the lack of sleep and the searing memory of a student film in competition depicting a man being sodomized by an umbrella.

Film Headline News

William McDonald Named UCLA Film School Department Chair

William McDonald has been appointed the new Chair of the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media (FTVDM) at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT), effective July 1, 2012.

Digital Headline News

'G.I. Joe 2' Delay May Benefit Digital Domain

Janney Montgomery Scott analyst Tony Wible reiterated his "buy" rating on shares of digital production and effects company Digital Domain Media Group, saying that recent news of a planned Abu Dhabi studio and Paramount's decision to push back the release of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" will benefit the firm.

Headline News

Pixomondo Opens Detroit VFX Facility

International visual effects company Pixomondo announced the opening of a new studio in Detroit, Michigan, bringing their global network total to thirteen facilities spanning three continents.

Disney Headline News

Disney XD Announces 'Tron Uprising' Theatre on Wheels

Disney XD announced that Southern California viewers will have the opportunity to see a prelude episode of the new animated series “TRON: Uprising” in a state-of-the-art, high definition theatre on wheels.

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AniMazSpot Announces Third Quarter Finalists

AniMazSpot announced the top two short films from the Third Quarter entries selected to go on to vie for Best of Festival prize at the fourth annual AniMazSpot 2012 Festival, September 10-16, 2012.

Media Headline News

Digital Domain to Launch Abu Dhabi VFX/Animation Facility

Digital Domain Media Group announced that it will establish a new animation/VFX Studio and Digital Domain Institute at Abu Dhabi’s twofour54.

Headline News

Aardman’s Bram Ttwheam Directs Nordic Giants Video

Aardman director Bram Ttwheam has teamed up with artist Tristan Stevens to create the much-anticipated video release for the Nordic Giants‘ debut single, “Shine,” featuring the vocals and lyrics of Cate Ferris.

Film Headline News

'Brave' to Premiere at LA Film Fest

Disney/Pixar’s “Brave” will have its world premiere on June 18, 2012, in a special presentation for Film Independent’s 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival marking the Grand Opening of Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.

Dreamworks Headline News

DreamWorks Promotes 'Rise of the Guardians' at Cannes

DreamWorks Animation held a press event promoting its forthcoming 3D animated feature “Rise of the Guardians” at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, screening 25 minutes of the film followed by a Q&A with the director and cast members Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine and Isla Fisher.

Production Headline News

iartists Launches with International Roster

With a mission to connect high-end talent with awesome brands, iartists has launched in Los Angeles to represent directors, designers, animators, visual effects pros, storytellers and digital experts, working across platforms, devices and spaces.

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