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ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 10 – 15 June 2019 Annecy, France The Good, the Bad, and the Really, REALLY Ugly

     Each year the size of the Annecy Festival boggles my mind as it continues to grow.  This year there were 3,139 films submitted, 93 of which were animated features.  With more than 500 films screened throughout the week and more than 12,000 attendees at the festival and the MIFA market, it was impossible to see and do everything.

Awards Headline News

Sam Gainsborough’s ‘Facing It’ Takes Home 2019 VIEW Award

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 3:14pm

Francesco Filippi’s ‘Red Hands’ wins the Italianmix for best short; ‘Trois Francs, Six Sous,’ and ‘Blieschow’ also take top honors.

VIEW Conference 2019 Blogs

VIEW Conference 2019: Celebrating the Best in Animation, VFX and Visual Storytelling

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:07pm

Grab your notepad and fashionable wool scarf; a packed roster of talent led by Brad Bird, Dean DeBlois and Rob Legato will rub elbows and share insights at the digital media conference and symposium set for October 21-25 in Turin, Italy. 

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Complete VIEW 2019 Program Released

Last minute confirmations pack an already expanded roster featuring top industry speakers; directors Jill Culton, Brad Bird, Dean DeBlois, Conrad Vernon, Sergio Pablos, Peter Ramsey and Eric Darnell lead an all-star lineup.

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Films to Watch: Ottawa Animation Festival Competition Highlights

Many notable shorts and features standout in a competition artistic director Chris Robinson calls ‘weird, disorienting and divisive.’

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Renowned Video Game Designer Brendan Greene to Speak at VIEW 2019

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 4:32pm

Creator of the battle royale game sensation, ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ (PUBG), joins impressive list of speakers confirmed for October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

soundtrack Blogs

Interview: Composer Judith Gruber Stitzer Talks About Her Creative Process

By Sharon Katz | Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:27am

Catching up with Judith Gruber Stitzer, whose music is as varied and exciting as the many animated and live-action films and TV productions she's created soundtracks for.

Animated Feature Film Blogs

Reviews: ‘Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles’ and Rob Paulsen’s ‘Voice Lessons’

By Joe Strike | Monday, August 19, 2019 at 10:27am

The Misweant writes about a different labyrinth and definitely not those ‘Turtles;’ plus, with apologies to Rocket J. Squirrel, ‘that voice… where have I heard that voice?’

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Gayatri Parameswaran Talks ‘Home After War’ VR at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 8:45am

Journalist and director discusses her award-winning room-scale VR experience, which chronicles the ever-present dangers of hidden IEDs for civilians in Iraq after the war against IS ended.

Festival Blogs

ANIMARKT 2019 – RECRUITMENT FOR WORKSHOPS AND MASTERCLASSES HAS STARTED

This is a truly unique opportunity. Three-day professional workshops and exclusive masterclasses run by prominent figures of world animation are one of several reasons to come to Poland on 8-12 October. During the Animarkt Stop Motion Forum 2019 Barry Purves, Juan Soto, Angela Poschet, and Christine Polis will share their knowledge with participants. Applications for workshops and masterclasses can be submitted until 5th September, the participation is free.

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