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WATCH: ‘LEGO Movie 2’ Co-Director Trisha Gum Talks Animation Industry at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:00am

Animation director discusses pertinent issues including the art of animated filmmaking, careers, mentorship and the reality of working under a “woman” animator label. 

AWN @ FMX 2019 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Bobby Chiu Talks Concept Art and Character Design at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:56am

Schoolism.com founder and Imaginism Studios producer / designer shares his insights on design challenges, artistic tools, working with directors and how filmability impacts his creative decision-making. 

ITFS Headline News

‘Bloeistraat 11’ and ‘Mirai’ Take Top Prizes at Stuttgart

26th International Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film concludes with a host of awards for International and German animated projects. 

FMX 2019 Headline News

Stuttgart’s FMX 2019 Concludes: More Than 280 Speakers and 4,000 Attendees

Capacity crowds help one of the world’s most important animation and visual effects conferences fully embrace its theme of 'Bridging the Gap' between people and projects from around the world. 

Animation Production Days Headline News

‘CoboStories’ and ‘Smosh Mosh’ Among Award Winners at 2019 Animation Production Days

Stuttgart’s 13th annual business conference, held as part of ITFS and FMX, honors several projects from 50 selected for competition.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Call for Entries: 2019 VIEW Awards Now Open for Submissions

Italy’s premier animation, VFX, games and immersive storytelling conference is now accepting submissions for its film competition, with a €2,000 first prize.

Events Blogs

Cartoon Springboard 2019 - pitching event for young talents in Valencia, Spain

CARTOON SPRINGBOARD gives young European animators who have graduated from school within the last 5 years an opportunity to test out their new animation project on a team of animation experts and receive valuable feedback.

call for entries Blogs

Call for Entries for the 10th Edition of the Festival of Anibar Closes April 30

Anibar the International Animation Festival in Peja Kosovo will have its 10th edition this year July 15-21. Submit your films today!

People Blogs

THEE WRECKERS SEND OFF ONE OF THEIR OWN IN STYLE

On 7 March 2019 noted Dutch filmmaker, artist, and musician Rosto left this planet much too soon at the age of 50.  On 8 April, the three remaining members of Thee Wreckers Band, Wrecker Folley, Wrecker Wally, and Wrecker Rooney, gathered at the Eye Film Institute in Amsterdam along with Rosto’s many friends and admirers to celebrate his life and work which were intertwined.

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.

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