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Animation Festivals Headline News

Animafest Zagreb 2021 Announces Official Selections

Festival releases list of entries chosen to compete in short film, student film, and Croatian film categories; annual festival takes place June 7-12.

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Sir Peter Jackson to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Legendary Academy, DGA, PGA and VES Award-winning filmmaker to be recognized for his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment at the upcoming April 6/7 VES Awards.

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‘BoJack Horseman’ Takes Top Animation Honors at 2021 Writers Guild Awards

Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s hit Netflix tragi-comedy beats out ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’ at Sunday’s virtual ceremony.

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‘Nuevo Rico’ Wins Best Animated Short at 2021 SXSW Film Festival

Kristian Mercado Figueroa’s dystopian tragedy takes top animated film honors; ‘KKUM’ recognized for innovation and “Your Own Bullshit” for storytelling.

Events Headline News

ITFS21 Online and Onsite Coming May 4-9

Highlights for this year’s Stuttgart Animation Festival include the international competition for short films; German premieres of ‘Wolfwalkers’ and ‘Josee, the Tiger and the Fish;’ ‘Creating*Diversity and Pandemic Animation’ film compilations hitting on current social and political topics; and ‘Wonderwomen – Women in Games & Animation.’

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Call for Entries: 36th Edition of the Guadalajara Film Festival

The event, which promotes Mexican and Ibero-American cinema, is accepting both feature and short film animations for its official competition; the event runs October 1-9 - submission deadline is May 28.

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VES to Honor Three-Time Academy Award Winner Rob Legato

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 11:34am

Visual Effect Society names veteran VFX supervisor, second unit director and DP as this year’s recipient of the VES Creative Excellence Award; innovative filmmaker won Oscars for ‘Titanic,’ ‘Hugo,’ and ‘The Jungle Book.’

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‘Josep,’ ‘The Bear Hour’ Win Honors at 2021 César Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 15, 2021 at 9:05am

Aurel and Agnès Patron take home France’s highest film awards for best animated feature and short film at Friday night’s live Olympia concert hall ceremony.  

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Nominations Announced for 93rd Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 15, 2021 at 7:26am

‘Onward,’ ‘Over the Moon,’ ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,’ ‘Soul,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ receive Best Animated Feature nominations; ‘Burrow,’ ‘Genius Loci,’ ‘If Anything Happens I Love You,’ ‘Opera,’ and ‘Yes-People are nominated for Best Animated Short.

Festival Events

CINANIMA 2021 Returns November 8-14

Begins: November 8, 2021

Oscar qualifying event in Espinho, Portugal promotes animation and its creators with a commitment to educating professionals and the public.

Festivals Events

Animafest Zagreb 2021 - June 7-12

Begins: June 7, 2021

The 31st World Festival of Animated Film is a celebration of animation in all forms; the event will feature competitions; retrospectives; presentations; screenings; and all things animated.

Festivals Events

VIEW 2021 in Turin, Italy and Online October 17-22

Begins: October 17, 2021

The VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

Women in Animation Headline News

Women in Animation Awards 10 Young Women with WIA Scholarships

WIA Chair of Education Hsiang Chin Moe announces and honors the recipients at 2021 BRIC Talent and Innovation Summit. 

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Nominations Announced for 2021 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10:10am

‘Onward,’ ‘Soul,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ get nods in the Animated Film category; ‘Greyhound,’ ‘The Midnight Sky,’ ‘Mulan,’ ‘The One and Only Ivan,’ and ‘Tenet’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

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Producers Guild Announces 2021 Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11:45am

‘The Croods: A New Age,’ ‘Onward,’ ‘Over the Moon,’ ‘Soul’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ to contend in animated movie category; ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘Mank,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ and ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ among top producer award nominees.

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The Rookie Awards Launches 2021 Global Competition

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:14am

11th annual contest is now open for entries; all amateur creatives in film, animation, games, virtual reality, motion graphics, and 3d visualization are welcome to submit their work. 

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‘Tenet,’ ‘Soul’ Take Home Critics Choice Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 9:17am

Warner Bros.’ reverse-action sci-fi thriller and Pixar’s look at a Black jazz musician’s reflection on his own life and what makes it worth living were honored by the Critics Choice Association at their 26th annual ceremony.

The Annies are Coming! Headline News

48th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:29am

Best Animated Feature nominees ‘Onward,’ ‘Soul,’ ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ ‘The Willoughbys,’ and ‘Trolls World Tour’ top the huge list of category nominations; animation’s biggest awards ceremony set to stream live on Friday, April 16.

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‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Soul’ Top VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 8:00am

‘Project Power’ and ‘The Witches’ lead the list of feature film field nominees; winners in 25 categories will be announced at a virtual ceremony streaming worldwide on April 6/7 depending upon time zone.

The Year’s Best Anime! Headline News

‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Named Anime of the Year at Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 22, 2021 at 10:15am

Horror action series the top vote getter at 5th annual celebration, as 15 million global votes are cast in 18 award categories; ‘Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!’ named best animation.

Business Headline News

Netflix Teams with Lupita Nyong’o on New Animated Musical ‘Sulwe’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:10pm

Based on the Oscar-winning ‘12 Years a Slave’ actress’ #1 New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same name, the film will tell a story about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

Festivals Events

Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2021

Begins: June 14, 2021

The festival's 60th edition is planned as a live and virtual event being held June 14-19, 2021.

Adult Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Douglas Goldstein Makes Things ‘Funny as Hell’ in SYFY’s ‘Devil May Care’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 12, 2021 at 2:20pm

In the Emmy Award winner’s new TZGZ animated comedy series, a millennial finds himself running the Devil’s social media effort, working to get Hell trending while navigating familial and staffing challenges.

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