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FMX 2019 Headline News

‘Spies in Disguise, ‘Incredibles 2’ and More Coming to FMX 2019

Additional animation highlights include ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ as well as production sessions featuring Commercials and AAA Game Design.

Laika Blogs

Review: LAIKA Delivers its Most Complex Film Yet with ‘Missing Link’

By Joe Strike | Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 11:32am

AWN’s Miscweant examines the increasing sophistication of the technology powering the stop-motion studio’s fifth animated feature film, a globe-trotting adventure directed by Chris Butler.

Festivals Blogs

Animafest Zagreb to Collaborate with the Cineuropa Training Programme GoCritic!

The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb (June 3-8, 2019) will collaborate with the Cineuropa Training Programme GoCritic! with a workshop dedicated to emerging film journalists and critics.

call for entries Blogs

CALL FOR ANIMATION: Tofuzi Animation Festival of Animated Films in Batumi, Georgia

Running October 21-26, 2019, the Tofuzi Animation Festival in Batumi, Georgia is the opportunity to see films and relax on the Black Sea coast.

FMX 2019 Headline News

FMX 2019 to Spotlight Animation History with John Canemaker

International conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media running April 30 through May 3 sets additional speakers on VFX for television & global animation production.

Disney Blogs

REVIEW: Disney’s ‘Dumbo’ Remake is ‘Pure Burton’

By Joe Strike | Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:25pm

In the absence of talking animals, director Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ works in plot points and references to the original film in very clever ways that fans of the original will recognize without feeling forced.

Festivals Blogs

The Place to Be to See Nordic/Baltic Animation: 2018 Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Held October 25-28, 2018, the Fredrikstad Animation Festival is the only opportunity to see a wide variety of Nordic/Baltic animation that does not often get shown at other festivals, meet the people that create it, and learn about what is new in the region’s animation community.

FMX 2019 Headline News

John Gaeta & Kim Libreri to Present Groundbreaking VFX on ‘The Matrix’ at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 25, 2019 at 4:42pm

Leaders on the team behind famed effects like ‘Bullet Time’ will share insights on their seminal cinematic innovations; ‘Aquaman,’ ‘Lego Movie 2’ and ‘Alita’ sessions also added.

Tributes ANIMATIONWorld

Beautiful Maladies – The Uncanny World of Rosto

Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson shares a previously unpublished 2015 Pimpcast interview with the iconic Dutch musician and director, who passed away at 50 on March 7.

Festivals Blogs

A Feast for the Eyes and the Stomach: 2018 Thessaloniki Animation Festival

The 4th Thessaloniki Animation Festival ran October 18-21, 2018 in a beautiful Greek city full of ancient architecture and delicious food, making it the perfect place for an animation festival. 

FMX 2019 Headline News

Lucasfilm’s Doug Chiang to Lead FMX 2019 Concept Art Track

Noted Oscar-winning production designer will be joined by Patrick Hanenberger from ‘The LEGO Movie 2’ in sharing their latest work.

ITFS Headline News

ITFS Announces 2019 Program

Highlights from 26th event edition include GameZone interactive installations, a new immersive media and pop culture conference, a special track on Science, Games and Animation and numerous premieres and screenings.

pitching forums Blogs

ANIMARKT STOP MOTION FORUM: 8 through 13 October 2018 - Lodz, Poland

Animarkt is a 6-day event designed as a forum for people involved in all branches of stop motion to meet and exchange ideas.  The Forum is divided into 3 different segments:  Animarkt Presentations, Workshops, and the Pitching Session, which is what I am involved in as the Pitching Coach.

FMX 2019 Headline News

FMX 2019 Announces ‘Spider-Man’ Talk, Indie Animation Track and ‘CatPlanets’ Trailer Reveal

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 1, 2019 at 4:30pm

Sony Pictures Imageworks VFX supervisor Danny Dimian will present work on hit animated feature; animators Sophie Koto Gate, Michael Frei, Boris Labbé and Tomek Popakul will share their distinctive work.

Festivals Blogs

Pinscreen Magic and ‘Kirikou and the Sorceress’ Highlight FIAF’s Animation First Weekend

By Joe Strike | Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 2:16pm

The Miscweant reports on New York’s French Institute Alliance Française’s 2nd annual festival of French animation.

film animation festivals competition SEMINARS WORKSHOPS Blogs

KROK CELEBRATES A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY - 30 September – 8 October 2018 Volga River, Russia

KROK is a special festival for me and this year it was extra special because it was its 25th Anniversary.  Such an auspicious occasion brought together many old friends and a flood of memories of KROK’s past.  It was time to remember friends, who in the words of Yuri Norshteyn, Honorary President of KROK, ”. . . have already crossed the great river, looking at us from the other side”.

FMX 2019 Headline News

ILM’s Rob Bredow to Present ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:14pm

Studio’s head and executive creative director will share inner workings of their visual and physical effects work on Disney's BAFTA and VES-nominated sci-fi adventure.

Festivals Blogs

24th Encounters Festival: September 25-30, 2018 – Bristol, England

Being both a live action and an animated short film festival, the Encounters Festival schedule was packed with film programs of every description.

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