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workshops Headline News

Milano Film Fest Announces ‘Hands on Paper’ Animation Workshop

Two-day paper animation workshop in Milan, Italy to be led by Ové Pictures founders Veronika Obertová and Michaela Čopíková.

Festivals Headline News

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Announces Official Selections

Fifty-one films are selected to compete from 1,103 submissions, including Don Hertzfeldt’s ‘World of Tomorrow,’ Ainslie Henderson’s ‘Stems’ and Rosto’s ‘Splintertime.’

OIAF 2015 Headline News

Ottawa Animation Fest Unveils 2015 Highlights

A star-studded list of animators is set to participate in this year’s festivities at OIAF 2015, including Bruce Bickford, Michael Kurinsky, Leah Shore, Patrick McHale, Sanjay Patel, Michèle Cournoyer and Kaspar Jancis.

Fantoche 2015 Headline News

Fantoche Fest Takes off with 2015 Edition

Thirteenth International Animation Film Festival Baden announces top-class competitions, Focus Poland and a host of international guests for Switzerland’s largest animated film festival running September 1-6.

animated shorts Headline News

‘Aria for a Cow’ Headed to Los Angeles Shorts Fest

Animated short ‘Aria for a Cow,’ based on an unreleased song by the Oscar-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, makes its Los Angeles premiere at the LA Shorts Fest on Sunday, September 6.

Awards Headline News

Stop-Motion ‘Dimitri,’ Bronzit’s ‘Cosmos’ Top Cyber Sousa Xiamen

Stop-motion animated series ‘Dimitri,’ produced by French studio Vivement Lundi!, and ‘We Can't Live Without Cosmos’ by Konstantin Bronzit receive Golden Dolphin awards at the 8th Cyber Sousa international animation festival organized by ASIFA-China in the City of Xiamen.

Specials Headline News

Animated ‘Bear Hunt’ Special Marches to Channel 4

Channel 4 to air a special animated adaptation produced by the makers of ‘The Snowman and The Snowdog’ of the timeless classic children’s book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,’ by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

AMPAS Headline News

Academy Unveils 2015 Student Academy Award Winners

Winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards competition in the animation category are ‘An Object at Rest’ by Seth Boyden ‘Soar’ by Alyce Tzue, and ‘Taking the Plunge’ by Nicholas Manfredi and Elizabeth Ku-Herrero.

Visual Effects Headline News

MPC LA Scores with ‘Madden NFL 16’

Teaming with agency Heat and award-winning director Wayne McClammy of prodco hungry man, MPC LA’s team of world-renowned artists provides VFX and post services for a new trailer for EA’s ‘Madden NFL 16.’

Annecy 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

‘A Greek Tragedy’: Women, Animation and the Classics at Annecy 2015

Nicole van Goethem’s 1985 Cristal and 1987 Oscar-winning short stands out in Annecy 2015 homage to female animators.

The Animation Pimp Blogs

Somebody on Something: Pat Smith’s ‘Blank on Blank’

Director Pat Smith talks about animating lost and rare interviews with stars like Hunter S. Thompson and Lou Reed for his new web mini-series.

Sundance Headline News

Shorts Lab LA to Feature Julia Pott, David OReilly and More

The Sundance Institute presents ‘Shorts Lab LA: Animation,’ featuring speakers Tom Kenny, Kirsten Lepore, Julia Pott, David OReilly and Kent Osborne, at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 23.

Festivals Headline News

2015 Bristol Festival of Puppetry to Showcase Parry Purves, The Brothers Quay

Now in its fourth edition, the biennial Bristol Festival of Puppetry will kick off with The Quay Brothers Retrospective on Thursday, August 27; Barry Purves Retrospective to be held Saturday, August 29.

Festivals Headline News

Best of the NW Animation Festival Set For Sept. 11

Selected from the largest showcase of short animations in the U.S., The Northwest Animation Fest is set to present 14 of this year’s best animated shorts from around the world.

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Latvia’s Zilbalodis Releases ‘Inaudible’ Short Online

Created over the course of seven months, dialog-free animated short pairs sound design and a distinctive visual look and adventurous color palette to help tell the story.

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Kris Pearn Directs ‘Evolve’ Short for Milan EXPO 2015

Stop-motion short, ‘Evolve: A Foody Tale,’ produced by a group of students from local schools in Turin with the support of the VIEW Conference, aims to draw awareness to the importance of food safety.

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