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Saschka Unseld Headline News

‘Blue Umbrella’ Director Saschka Unseld Tackling Virtual Reality

The former Pixar director is busier than ever, completing his next short film ‘Home’ and in the production and pre-production stages of two new projects employing Virtual Reality.

Installations Headline News

Leviathan Creates Interactive Exhibit to Help Explain Math

New permanent display at the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere encompasses effects-laden film presentation and multiple interactive installations.

Short Films Headline News

‘Hippopotamy’ Wins Top Prize at KLIK!

Bear Story’ by Gabriel Osorio receives the KLIK! Audience Award; second place is awarded to ‘The Elephant and the Bicycle’ by Olesya Shchukina; third place winner is ‘Oh My Dog!’ by Chloé Alliez.

Reports Blogs

World Animation and VFX Summit Turns Three

AWN correspondent Heather Kenyon takes a working vacation in Los Angeles for the third annual World Animation and VFX Summit, including the Opening Night Gala and two days of panels and discussions.

National Film Board of Canada Headline News

Scotland’s CMI Wraps Norman McLaren Centennial Celebration

Presented in conjunction with the National Film Board of Canada, more than 62,000 people took part in over 80 events, ranging from exhibitions, screenings, workshops and performances at 41 venues in Stirling, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and across the rest of the U.K.

Passion Headline News

Passion New York Signs Pixar Director Saschka Unseld

Director of Pixar’s ‘The Blue Umbrella’ will work closely with Passion technologists to tailor executions for the latest immersive and reactive content platforms.

DHX Media Headline News

DHX Media and China's CNTV Launch New Children’s Content Platform

DHX Media announces a collaboration with China National Television to release a new multi-platform children’s content platform.

MIFA 2015 Headline News

MIFA 2015 Issues Call for Projects

The International Animation Film Market, held in conjunction with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, issues a call for submissions to the 2015 pitch sessions. 

sa2014 Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Announces Keynote Speakers

Digital Domain co-founder Scott Ross and Columbia University Professor Steven Feiner to share expert insights into computer graphics and augmented reality at the 7th ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Conference and Exhibition running December 3-6 in Shenzhen, China.

International Animation Festival Chilemonos Headline News

Chilemonos Animation Fest Issues 2015 Call for Entries

International Animation Festival Chilemonos premieres a new image and opens a call for entries for the 2015 edition, taking place May 5-10.

USC Headline News

USC Taps OptiTrack Mocap Technology for Next-Gen Filmmakers

Ahead of the Fall 2014 semester, USC School of Cinematic Arts installs OptiTrack motion capture and tracking systems in three key locations within the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts.

World Animation Celebration Headline News

The World Animation Celebration 2014 Winners Announced

Festival showcases animated short films from over 40 countries in a variety techniques, including CG, stop motion, 2D digital, experimental and traditional hand-drawn animation.

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