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OIAF 2017 ANIMATIONWorld

OIAF 2017: Animated Shorts We Watched and Loved

A tour of more than a dozen standout narrative, abstract and student short films from the 41st edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Stop-Motion ANIMATIONWorld

A First Time for Everything: Judging the 9th Edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival

One of LAIKA’s star animators, Rachelle Lambden, provides a first-person perspective on what it’s like to watch 87 films in two days as a jury member at the ninth edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival.

OIAF 2017 ANIMATIONWorld

OIAF Day 2: ‘Torrey Pines,’ ‘Lu Over the Wall,’ Sweden’s ‘The Burden,’ and More!

Ottawa may be overheating tis week, but we’re staying cool with a bevy of fresh animation from all around the world.

OIAF 2017 ANIMATIONWorld

Ottawa Fest Day 1: OIAF 2017 Signal Film, Short Film Competition, and More!

This year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival kicks off with a bang with a new Signal Film by Peter Millard and a surprise visit by animation legend Norman McLaren in 3D hologram form.

VIEW 2017 Headline News

VIEW Conference 2017 Announces Final Program

Registration now open for 18th annual computer graphics symposium running October 23-27; entries underway for ‘View Awards’ and ‘Games Bootcamp.’

OIAF 2017 Headline News

Defiance Dominates Official Selections at OIAF 2017

Ottawa International Animation Festival selects 92 films from 1,992 entries, including ‘The Story of O.J.,’ designed and animated by The Mill and Titmouse, Clyde Petersen’s ‘Torrey Pines,’ Eva Cvijanovic’s ‘Hedgehog’s Home,’ and ‘My Father’s Room’ from South Korean director Nari Jang.

OIAF 2017 Headline News

Two Masaaki Yuasa Features to Compete at OIAF 2017

Two films -- Annecy Cristal winner ‘Lu Over the Wall’ and ‘Night is Short, Walk On Girl’ -- from Japanese anime director Masaaki Yuasa to compete at the 41st edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

VIEW 2017 Headline News

VIEW Conference Adds Oscar-Winning VFX Talent to 2017 Speaker Lineup

Four-time Oscar winner Joe Letteri, Oscar winner John Nelson, two-time Oscar winner Bill Westenhofer, and Oscar winner Martin Hill join the roster of more than 25 top industry professionals already confirmed for Italy’s computer graphics conference.

Awards Headline News

‘The Burden,’ ‘Over the Wall’ Win Cristal Awards at Annecy 2017

Sweden’s ‘The Burden’ directed by Niki Lindroth Von Bahr wins Cristal Award for a Short Film; Japanese director Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘Lu Over the Wall’ receives Cristal for a Feature Film.

Festivals Headline News

Annecy Fest, GKIDS & Variety Launching ‘Animation Is Film’ Festival

Inaugural edition to take place October 20-22, 2017 at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles.

VIEW Conference Headline News

Joe Letteri to Present ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ at VIEW 2017

Renowned Weta Digital senior visual effects supervisor to present the evolution of visual effects technology and artistry behind the final film in the trilogy at VIEW 2017 running October 23-27, 2017 in Torino, Italy.

call for entries Headline News

VIEW Conference Announces 2017 Industry Speakers

Submissions for 18th annual VFX, computer graphics, games event running October 23-27, 2017 in Turin, Italy accepted through September 15.

Annecy 2017 Headline News

Glenn Keane to Deliver Keynote Address at Annecy 2017

Walt Disney Feature Animation veteran to present his latest short, ‘Dear Basketball,’ a collaboration with basketball star Kobe Bryant and Oscar-winning composer John Williams.

Vicon Headline News

Vicon Launches New Motion Capture Software Shōgun at FMX 2017

New VFX motion capture software provides increased performance alongside intelligent real-time system monitoring with a streamlined workflow to help users maximize studio time.

Annecy 2017 Headline News

Norwegian Animation Headed to Annecy 2017

A raft of animated features, documentaries and short films from Norway are set to screen both in and out of competition at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

ITFS Headline News

24th ITFS Now Underway in Stuttgart, Germany

2017 edition of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film kicks off with screening of Tomer Eshed’s animated feature, ‘Our Wonderful Nature: The Common Chameleon,’ and ‘The Head Vanishes’ by Franck Dion.

Independent Animation Headline News

Joanna Priestley Retrospectives & Screenings Set for Stuttgart, BFI

Stuttgart International Animation Festival to host two retrospective screenings of the Portland, OR-based artist’s award-winning short films; British Film Institute to host a preview screening of her forthcoming abstract animated feature film, ‘North of Blue.’

Anime Headline News

Polygon’s ‘Blame!’ Set for Annecy 2017

Feature adaptation of the debut manga series from ‘Knights of Sidonia’ creator Tsutomu Nihei officially selected to screen at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

FMX 2017 Headline News

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ ‘Ghost in the Shell’ & ‘Pearl’ Set for FMX 2017

Newly-announced production sessions to explore the VFX of Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ virtual production for ‘Ghost in the Shell’ and the newly-released ‘Ghost in the Shell’ VR experience, and an inside look at Google Spotlight Stories’ ‘Pearl,’ the first VR film to ever receive an Oscar nomination.

ITFS Headline News

ITFS Announces ‘Animation without Borders’ Theme for 2017

Twenty-fourth International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart to feature screenings of ‘Zootopia,’  ‘Finding Dory,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda 3,’ ‘Ice Age: Collision Course,’ ‘Storks,’ and Japan’s ‘When Marnie Was There,’ as well as German productions ‘Die Häschenschule – Jagd nach dem goldenen Ei,’ ‘Ritter Rost 2 – das Schrottkomplott,’ ‘Mullewapp – eine schöne Schweinerei,’ and a tribute to ‘The Little Polar Bear’ filmmaker Thilo Graf Rothkirch.

CARTOON MOVIE ANIMATIONWorld

The Growing Wave of Adult-Themed Animated Features from Europe

This year’s Cartoon Movie once again showed that the number of riskier, small budget animated feature film projects aimed at adult audiences continues to increase.

FMX 2017 Headline News

Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ in the Spotlight at FMX 2017

Production sessions at Germany’s international conference on animation, visual effects, VR, games and transmedia also to include ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ and Kraftwerk 3D.

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