Two new columns in this new issue #19
: Ed Hooks and his Voice Acting For Animators column; and Marc Spess and his Claymation column. Cover story and features: AWN's Annick Teninge provides us with an indispensable history on the "Annecy International Animation Film Festival," as the world's premiere animation festival celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. A French version of Annick's article will be available on-line for the Annecy Festival's June 5, 2000 opening; and Cathy Schmidt talks with Walt Disney Animation Director Charlie Bonifacio. Returning columns and sections: Mike Caputo talks about the end of Painter software in his "Doin' It on the Low End" column; Lois Siegel looks at Francoize Hartmann for her "Women in Animation" column; Julie Laurin gives us a primer on selecting an education facility in her "Animation Education" column; Leslie Bishko reviews the "BC Animation Festival" in the "Festival Watch" section, which you can also read on-line in our "Festival Reviews" section; and FPS peeks at Don Filipchuk's work "Vacuum Siv" for our "In Progress" section. Also in this issue, the "Last Word" and reviews of animation-industry items that you might want to beg, borrow or buy.