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FMX 2017 Headline News

FMX 2017 to Explore the Intersection of Automotive and Real-Time Graphics

New automotive track at FMX 2017 to include series of talks with Marc Petit, general manager for Unreal Enterprise at Epic Games, about the use of real-time graphics and games engines in the automotive development process from design to retail.

Annecy 2017 Headline News

Pixar Bringing ‘Cars 3,’ ‘Lou’ and a Sneak Preview of ‘Coco’ to Annecy 2017

Pixar set to unveil its latest creations in Annecy, including a screening of the studio’s new film ‘Cars 3’ and its accompanying short, ‘Lou,’ alongside a sneak preview of footage from director Lee Unkrich’s ‘Coco.’

Festivals Headline News

Cardiff Animation Nights Announces Program & Official Selections for C.I.F.F. 2017

Second annual dedicated animation strand at the Cardiff Independent Film Festival includes three programs of animated short films in competition for the Best Animation Award, as well as an Animated Family Shorts program curated by renowned Cardiff-based studio Cloth Cat Animation, networking events, and more.

Anncey 2017 Headline News

Illumination’s ‘Despicable Me 3’ To Premiere at Annecy 2017

World premiere of ‘Despicable Me 3’ to be held in Annecy on Wednesday, June 14th in English with French subtitles.

Annecy Headline News

Annecy Announces 2017 Television and Commercial Selections

Netflix’s Emmy-winning ‘BoJack Horseman’ episode, ‘Fish Out of Water,’ U.K. series ‘Lilly’s Driftwood Bay,’ and Ireland’s ‘Puffin Rock’ among official selections at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

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OIAF 2017 Now Accepting Submissions

Ottawa International Animation Festival unveils new poster by Montreal artist Elise Simard; releases first E-Book, ‘‘40 years of Ottawa: Collected Essays on Award-Winning Animation.’

Festivals Headline News

Ireland’s Animation Dingle Festival Kicks off March 24

Speakers at Animation Dingle’s fifth edition include ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ director Dean DeBlois, Cartoon Saloon’s Nora Twomey, former Nickelodeon exec Russel Hicks, Brown Bag Films’ Bronagh O’Hanlon and Darragh O'Connell, Lupus Films’ Camilla Deakin, Amazon Studios’ Tara Sorensen, and more.

APD 2017 Headline News

45 Projects Selected for APD 2017

Selected projects from Germany, France, Spain, the UK, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Ukraine, Israel and Australia to participate in co-production, financing and distribution forum running alongside the 24th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and FMX 2017.

Annecy Headline News

Annecy Unveils 2017 Short Film, Graduation Film Selections

Eighty-seven shorts and 49 graduation films selected to compete at the 2017 edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

Festivals Headline News

‘Impossible Figures and Other Stories II’ Tops 2017 GLAS Animation Festival

Poland’s ‘Impossible Figures and Other Stories II’ by Marta Pajek receives Grand Prix award; Spela Cadez’s ‘Nighthawk’ (Slovenia) wins award for best narrative short.

SIGGRAPH 2017 Headline News

Registration Now Open for SIGGRAPH 2017

More than a dozen new experiences planned for 44th international conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques to be held in Los Angeles July 30 through August 3.

FMX 2017 Headline News

Anne Kolbe Bringing Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ to FMX 2017

International conference on animation, effects, VR, games and transmedia runs May 2-5 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Virtual Reality Headline News

29 Immersive Projects to be Featured at 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Immersive’s 2017 lineup set to transport audiences to new worlds with 23 Virtual Arcade projects and six Storyscapes selections from VR filmmakers, developers and studios spanning six different countries from around the globe.

CARTOON MOVIE Headline News

CARTOON MOVIE Announces 2017 Tribute Awards

Swiss director Claude Barras named director of the year for the Oscar-nominated ‘My Life as a Zucchini’ alongside producers of the year Rita Productions, Blue Spirit Productions & Gebeka Films.

Annecy Headline News

Kevin Manach & Ugo Bienvenu Design New Poster for Annecy 2017

Festival’s official poster designed by French artists and illustrators Kevin Manach and Ugo Bienvenu employs a contemporary experimental style that’s reminiscent of comic books from the 1940s and 50s.

Stuttgart Headline News

ITFS Unveils 2017 Program Highlights

With an emphasis on ‘Animation without Borders,’ the 24th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film to spotlight Lebanese animation artist Chadi Aoun, Slovenia’s Spela Cadez, France’s Franck Dion, Germany’s Jochen Kuhn and Katrin Magnitz, Italy’s Bruno Bozzetto, Portland animator Joanna Priestley, Canadian director Ann Marie Fleming, and many more.

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KLIK 2017 Now Accepting Submissions

Deadline for entries of short films, student films, commissioned works, documentaries and music videos, and animated virtual reality experiences is June 1st.

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Cartoons on the Bay Issues Final Call for Submissions

Deadline to submit animated features, shorts, TV series and transmedia projects for the Pulcinella and Pitch Me! competitions is February 28, 2017.

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Calling All ‘Toons! Cartoons on the Bay to be Held April 6-8 in Turin, Italy

Deadline for registration for International cross-media animation and children’s television festival featuring three days of screenings, workshops and competitions is March 10.

Festivals Headline News

GLAS Animation Festival Announces 2017 Selections

GLAS 2017 unveils a terrific programming lineup, including ‘Monkey’ by Shen Jie (China), ‘Nighthawk’ by Spela Cadez (Slovenia), Igor Kovalyov’s ‘Before Love’ (Russia), and the Dave Cooper/Rune Spaans collaboration, ‘Absence of Eddy Table’ (Canada).

Festivals Headline News

New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival Announces Complete 2017 Slate

2017 program highlights include opening night screenings of ‘My Life as a Zucchini’ and ‘Revolting Rhymes,’ spotlight screening of Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Your Name,’ and closing day film ‘Ancien and the Magic Tablet.’

Annecy Headline News

China in the Spotlight at Annecy 2017

Tribute to Chinese animation to include a retrospective screening of ‘Princess Iron Fan’ by brothers Laiming and Guchan Wan, three programs of historical short films, a retrospective of Sun Xun, a program of short films from contemporary artists, a retrospective of the work of Xu An and Xi Chen, and the best shorts from Chinese schools.

MIFA 2017 Headline News

MIFA Gets a Makeover for 2017

Growing European marketplace and pitching forum running alongside the Annecy International Animated Film Festival swells to four days with an expanded exhibition floor, the MIFA Campus, and more.

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