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Headline News New Wave of Czech Animation Released on DVD

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 25, 2010 at 7:11am

New Wave of Czech Animation - the most recent project of the International Festival of Animated Films ANIFEST operating under the umbrella of the Institute of Czech Animation launches the first DVD of a series introducing the selection of young Czech artists - animators.

Headline News Oscar Nomination Ballots Due January 23

The 5,777 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences must return their completed Oscar nominations ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 23.

Headline News Up, Mr. Fox, Coraline Land BAFTA Nods

Avatar, An Education and The Hurt Locker have each received eight nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010.

ANIMATIONWorld Hot Spots Showcase 7: The Best in Animated & VFX Commercials

For the seventh year, AWN's Rick DeMott puts together a collection of the best commercials and music videos from the past year submitted by readers.

Headline News CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival 2010 Call For Submissions

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 8:39am

Now in its 16th year, the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival (WSFF) is the premier venue for the exhibition and promotion of short film in North America. The WSFF offers one of the largest prize packages for short film in the world, presenting over $60 000 in cash and prizes.

Headline News Plympton Chats with Earthlight Pictures Students

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 11:00am

Recently, indie animator Bill Plympton took time off from his latest production IDIOTS AND ANGELS to speak to students of Earthlight Pictures' Teletraining program.

Headline News International Short Film Festival Leuven 2009 Awards Announced

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 12:56pm

‘C’est dimanche’ of French film maker Samir Guesni received the Jury Award of the European Short Film Competition of the International Short Film Festival Leuven. The CANVAS Audience Award in this competition went to Romanian Gabriel Sirbu’s ‘Life’s hard’. The festival’s fifteenth edition welcomed over 8,000 visitors, a bit more than last year.

Headline News An Animated Academy Salute to UPA

By Matt Kapko | Monday, December 7, 2009 at 7:42am

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Monday Nights with Oscar” series will present eight rarely seen United Productions of America (UPA) shorts, including Academy Award winners “Gerald McBoing-Boing” (1950) and “Mister Magoo’s Puddle Jumper” (1956) on Monday, December 14, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City. The program has been selected by and will be hosted by Oscar-winning animator, animation historian and author John Canemaker.

Headline News National Film Board of Canada Gets Three Nods at Sundance

By Matt Kapko | Monday, December 7, 2009 at 7:38am

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is back at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival – the premier showcase for U.S. and international independent films, taking place January 21 to 31 – with another outstanding selection of animated shorts. Cordell Baker’s satire Runaway, Bruce Alcock’s Acadian tale, Vive la Rose, and David Coquard-Dassault’s meditation on the rhythm of human activity, Rains have been selected for this year’s festival lineup.

Headline News Playboy Announces Winner of 2009 Animation Contest, Calls for Entries for Round 2

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 8:23am

Playboy announced today that “Basement Gary,” an original animation co-created by New York animator Sean Donnelly and actor Alessandro Minoli, was named winner of its 2009 Animation Contest.

Headline News European Independent Film Festival 2010 Early Submission Deadline Looming

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 9:31am

The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), Europe’s premier event for independent filmmakers and their audiences, announces the closing of the early submission deadline on 14 December 2009.

Headline News 37th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 9:24am

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 37th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best animated features, television productions, commercials, short subjects and outstanding individual achievements in the field of animation.

Blogs 'Life Without Gabriella Ferri' takes the Grand Prize

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 30, 2009 at 10:29am

The grand prize went to "Life Without Gabriella Ferri" by Priit and Olga Parn. This is a complex, sensual, poetic film. "Wallace & Gromit: A Matter Of Loaf And Death" by Nick Park took the special jury prize. Even though they are masters of the art, these filmmakers were pleased and genuinely touched by the recognition.

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