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Official selections include 54 short films in competition -- 34 percent of them made by women -- out of nearly 2,700 submissions, with France, Belgium, Canada and Germany leading the pack.
Films nominated for the Grand Prix for Best Dutch Animation at HAFF 2016 are ‘Andrej’ by Julia Veldman c, ‘De Staat: Witch Doctor’ by Floris Kaayk/Studio Smack, and Professional Award for Dutch Animation winner ‘Zeezucht’ (‘Jonas and the Sea’) by Marlies van der Wel.
New animated virtual reality series blends the action of video games with the comedy of animated feature films.
New 30-second commissioned animation created for energy company Marubeni Shin Denryoku is based on ‘Choju Jinbutsu Giga’ (‘Scrolls of Frolicking Animals’), 12th and 13th century drawings that are widely considered to be the earliest examples of manga in Japanese history.
Hungarian studio creates 28 minutes of game cinematics for Activision’s 14th title in the top-rated series, ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.’
The Sequence Group harnesses Faceware to deliver the emotive performances for animated ‘Halo’ series, ‘The Fall of Reach.’
Santa Monica and Melbourne-based VFX studio teams with John X Carey at Tool of North America to brings to life an immersive VR campaign by Wieden + Kennedy for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Created in collaboration with Google ATAP’s Spotlight Stories and Evil Eye Pictures, animated short made for mobile and VR devices contains hidden surprises, including a musical homage to Queen.
‘Shaun The Sheep: The Movie’ wins Best Long Form Animation; Martin Freeman wins Best Voice Performance for ‘Stick Man’; ‘Stick Man’ and ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ pick up two awards each.
French animated short directed by Celine Devaux wins Grand Prix Award at the inaugural edition of the GLAS Animation Festival in Berkeley, CA.
National Film Board of Canada introduces new initiatives in International Women’s Day announcement from NFB head Claude Joli-Coeur.
Competition program at the Cardiff Independent Film Festival’s Cardiff Animation Nights to feature 21 animated shorts from 10 different countries, including Rory Waudby-Tolley’s ‘Mr. Madilla,’ Rhiannon Evans’s ‘Fulfilament,’ Claudius Gentinetta’s ‘Islander’s Rest’ and Simon Cartwright’s ‘Manoman.’
New video-on-demand subscription service to feature the newest and best NFB-produced documentary and animated shorts.
Colorful animated short combining 2D and 3D techniques relies on Google Cloud Platform and its Compute Engine solution to help the concept truly take flight.
OIAF40 runs September 21-25, 2016; deadline for submissions of short films, features, TV series, music videos, PSAs and commercials made after May 29th, 2015 is Friday, May 13.
The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International to open its 2016 edition with the world premiere of Toonbox Entertainment’s CG-animated feature, ‘Spark,’ directed by Aaron Woodley and featuring the voice talents of Jessica Biel and Hilary Swank.
A combination of live-action footage and CGI from Grammy-winning directors Alex Topaller and Dan Shapiro, ‘1976’ is an exploration in the visualization of sound.
AWN editor-in-chief Dan Sarto reports on the backstage antics at the 88th Academy Awards, talking to Oscar winners Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala, ‘Inside Out’s Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, and ‘Ex Machina’ VFX supervisor Andrew Whitehurst.
Titmouse Inc.’s Mike Roush puts the redesigned Adobe Flash Professional -- with new tools and even better functionality -- through its paces in a real-world production environment.
Oscar gold: Pixar Animation Studio’s ‘Inside Out’ wins best animated feature and Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala’s ‘Bear Story’ wins best animated short; ‘Ex Machina’ wins VFX prize.
The National Film Board of Canada loses a true pioneer of cinema who led breakthroughs across virtually every genre of film in a career spanning more than six decades.
Opening night selections include ‘Edmond,’ from Dutch director Nina Gantz, ‘Before Love’ by Russia’s Igor Kovalyov, ‘Ticking Away’ by Michael Sewnarain, ‘Six Portraits of Clara Schumann’ by the U.K.’s Stuart Pound, ‘Mirror’ by Chris Ware, ‘Chez Moi’ by France’s Phuong Mai Nguyen, ‘Little Girl’ by Steven Subotnick, ‘Velodrool’ by Estonia’s Sander Joon, and ‘If I Was God’ by Canada’s Cordell Barker.
Gabriel Osorio’s ‘Bear Story,’ Richard Williams’ ‘Prologue,’ and Don Hertzfeldt’s ‘World of Tomorrow’ now available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Verizon, Xbox, Vimeo, and cable & satellite VOD platforms.