With the goal of offering a more comprehensive program, organizers for the 2014 edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival announce three conference tracks: creation, production and broadcasting/distribution.
Geographical Region: Europe
One of the great names in Japanese animation, Isao Takahata, kicks off Annecy 2014 with a screening of his latest film, The Tale of Princess Kaguya.
Game studio Quantic Dream doubles its investment in Vicon Performance Capture with the purchase of 38 additional T-Series T160 cameras.
Framestore partners with Richard Ayoade to provide over visual effects on more than 150 shots on his second feature film, an adaption of Dostoyevsky’s The Double.
German animation studio FILM BILDER wins the Pulcinella award at Cartoons on the Bay for innovative new preschool series Patchwork Pals, created by award-winning indie animator Angela Steffen.
German brand management and media company m4e partners with London character design and animation studio Absolutely Cuckoo and Ireland’s Telegael to produce the CGI animation TV series Wissper.
Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton and animation journalist Nancy Denney-Phelps issue a call for short films rejected by the Annecy official selection committee.
Jules Guerin and Gabriel H. Fermanelli co-direct colorful and creative 2D animated IDs for Nickelodeon South Europe.
Organizers for Europe’s leading conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia announce that this year’s program will include a presentation on a number of highly anticipated yet unreleased films, including DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2.
DHX Media’s Copyright Promotions Licensing Group appoints Stephen Gould as its new UK Managing Director.
Winners are announced for the 2014 edition of Cartoons on the Bay, with France dominating the competition with six Pulcinella Awards.
Creative communications agency Bray Leino partners with Aardman animations to produce the latest TV campaign for iglü.
Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia to spotlight virtual production in Gravity, Avatar 2 and more with speakers including Chris DeFaria, Tim Webber and Jon Landau.
Former Aardman Features exec Sarah Smith launches a UK animation studio with backing from Elisabeth Murdoch and VFX house Double Negative.
Chaos Group will present a series of presentations at FMX 2014 to highlight improvements to V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max and Maya and show how V-Ray supports VFX students and independent filmmakers.
Newly-signed Passion Pictures directors againstallodds release “Gladly Tuesday,” a new commercial created by Boston advertising agency Hill Holliday for Bank of America made in the style of the 1930s-era Popeye cartoon.
Double Negative announces the formation of new Feature Animation Division led by ex-DreamWorks Associate Producer Tom Jacomb.
PGS Entertainment secures broadcast deals for Playmobil’s new series Super 4 with Cartoon Network in Italy and Latin America.
Naked partners with Roof studio to develop an innovative project involving 45 eight-second bumpers, each depicting vibrant and extremely precise detailed 3D animation of a different themed mechanical world for, TF1.
After a year on the festival circuit, WÖNKY Films and The Spinkick Bros release their short film, Writer’s Block, online.
ftrack announces their latest tool, ftrack 2.6, has been adopted by The Mill for global asset management and use on all its commercials going forward.
Studio 100 Media acquires extensive distribution rights to vision X’s 2-D animated series Knietzsche.
The first teaser trailer arrives for Aardman's big screen adaptation of the hugely popular animated series, Shaun the Sheep.