Category: Short Films

Headline News Disney Animation Teams with Annecy 2011 YouTube Competition

After the great success of the first edition, Annecy 2011 and YouTube are proud to announce the participation of the Walt Disney Animation Studios in this animated film competition.

Blogs Anima Brussels Festival Turns 30!

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 1:05pm

This year Anima Brussels (4 through 13 March 20) pulled out all the stops to celebrate the festival’s 30th Anniversary. In addition to the seven programs of World Shorts in competition and numerous feature films in and out of competition, there was an outstanding roster of who’s who from the world of animation. Read all about this great event!

Blogs Annecy appetizer: what you can expect from this year's Annecy animation festival

By Tal Lotan | Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 6:22pm

Two months from now I'll be on my way to France for the annual Annecy animation festival - one of the biggest and most important animation festivals in the world. I'm waiting for it for a few months now. Why is it such a big deal, you ask? Well, I guess I have a couple of months to convince you to come along. In the meantime, here's a small glimpse of this year's festival.

Blogs Review: 2011 The New York International Children’s Film Festival

The 2011 edition of the New York International Children’s Film Festival began early in March and wrapped on the 27th with its Awards ceremony, classy post-ceremony reception and traditional goodie-bag giveaway. If the fifteen-years and counting Big Apple fixture needed any more legitimacy, its newly won status as an Oscar-qualifying festival (NYCIFF prize winners now have a shot at the Academy’s golden statue) surely kicked it up a notch.

Headline News Rainmaker To Launch New YouTube Channel with Zapped! Short

Rainmaker Entertainment, the multifaceted animation studio and one of Canada’ largest producers of CG animation, will launch a new channel on YouTube beginning today.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 22

Special Guests: Michael Markman / Sheila Sofian & David Fain

The sounds of chewing, the sounds of music, the sounds of talking. Episode 22 of the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum. Featuring: Joel, Alan, Sam Olschan, Computer, Guests, Alan's Cat, Beef Jerky, Sinatra, Elvis, Plucky Duck, Animated Documentaries, and Ricky Gervais. Enjoy.

Headline News Toon Goggles Website Gives Kids Cartoons And Animators Feedback

Toon Goggles, a new cartoon website by ADC Licensing, lets kids stream endless parent friendly cartoons and boasts a special benefit for animators, rights holders, and network executives —a chance to see how these cartoons fare with millions of kid viewers.

Blogs Is Speed Painting a Sport? Learning Digital Content Creation by Watching

Okay, so maybe it isn't really a full-blown sport, but if the proliferation of these videos of digital artwork screen-captured during the creation process is any indication, it's fast becoming a popular spectator event in any case.

Blogs The Annual AWN - Acme Filmworks Oscar Party

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 3:38pm

No Oscar Tour would be complete without the famous Nominee Cake! As the 2011 Tour winds down, so do the nominees and assorted guests, at least for one evening. Held again this year at Ron's house, the party was fun, intimate and warm, despite the rainy weather outside. And of course, we all got sugared-up feasting on the nominated films - literally!

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