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Holland Animation Film Festival: Submit Your Favorite Films For Shareware

The Holland Animation Film Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary! Therefore the festival invites you to take part in the programme Shareware.

Toon Headline News

Here’s Your Chance to Animate William Shatner: A Contest Presented by and Toon Boom

Hosted by William Shatner, the Myouterspace Contest calls the greatest talent in the creative galaxy to come forward and shine! The Contest is scheduled from September 1 until December 1, 2010 and is open to the talent of this world and beyond.

Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2010 Electronic Theater to Screen at LA ACM SIGGRAPH Event

The Los Angeles Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH will host a one night only event, showcasing the world's finest animation and visual effects in a special screening version of the "Electronic Theater" from the SIGGRAPH 2010 Conference's Computer Animation Festival.

Animation Headline News

Annies Call for Entries, Adds Two Categories

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces its ‘Call for Entries’ for the 38th Annual Annie Awards.

Animation Blogs

Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 16

The Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum hits Hollywood this week as they kick off their exclusive and elusive star-studded six week podcasting tour of the west coast animation dynasty. It's FFAFLA 2010! Join Alan, Joel, Computer, and Sam Olschan as they tinkle and toast their way into the hearts of the industry's most influential celebrataunts and debuties. Special guest and International Manimator of Mystery, Mike Overbeck, gets things going as he discusses his commercial work, personal films, unemployment animation time-fillers, and interrogation spy techniques.

Animation Headline News

China Xiamen Animation Film Festival 2010 Call for Entries

In order to promote the animation industry, approved by the Xiamen City Government, hosted by the Xiamen Municipal Government, organized by Organizing committee of 2010 Xiamen International animation festival, the 2010 Xiamen International animation festival will be held in the city of Xiamen from November 4th-7th, 2010.

Animation Headline News

Gervais, Disney & The Illusionist Highlight Ottawa Official Selections

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) announced today the list of international films that have been selected for Official Competition at this year’s OIAF to be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from October 20 to 24.

Home Headline News

Superman/Shazam! Anchors DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection

Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video have expanded the realm of superhero storytelling beyond the popular DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies with the introduction of the DC Showcase, a series of animated shorts featuring characters from the celebrated DC Comics vault.

Film Headline News

Babelgum Launches Animatron Film Festival

Digital broadcast network Babelgum announced today the first tri-platform (online, mobile and offline) competition for animation and anime, the Babelgum Animatron Film Festival.


Highlights from the SIGGRAPH 2010 Electronic Theatre

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 12:05am

At the end of the two hour presentation my viewing partner kept muttering to me about “sensory overload” as we shuffled out the door. It’s one of the dangers of today’s world. The big Hollywood movie was well represented by The Last Airbender, Iron Man 2, Alice in Wonderland, 2012 and Avatar. The digital work on these films is, of course, excellent but overwrought compared to the smaller films and shorts. Simple stories told using the computer took the day.

Animation Headline News

International Awards for Animation Students at Filmakademie

The computer animated graduate film "Loom" by Ilija Brunck, Jan Bitzer, Csaba Letay, Fabian Pross and Regina Welker - all of which are students at the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg - has received the Best in Show Award at the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival in Los Angeles.