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Experimental Animation Headline News

Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation Lands at REDCAT Nov. 19-20

Chicago duo Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré bring experimental animation showcase featuring two programs of short films combining classic and contemporary work to their new home in Los Angeles.

Video Interview ANIMATIONWorld

Watch: Director Shannon Tindle Discusses Google’s ‘On Ice’ VR Project at VIEW Conference

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 9:05pm

2016’s VIEW Conference starts next week in Turin - watch AWN's two-part interview with the Google ATAP’s Spotlight Story writer, director and character designer from the 2015 edition.

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Watch: Production Designer Michael Kurinsky Talks ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ at VIEW Conference

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 8:30pm

The 2016 VIEW Conference kicks off next week in Turin - watch AWN's two-part interview with the Sony Pictures Animation artist from the 2015 edition.

OIAF ANIMATIONWorld

Emerging Talent: Student & Graduate Animation at OIAF 2016

Standout shorts range from surreal, hand-drawn interpretations of a bicycle race to painstakingly crafted 3D animation showcasing a formidable range of CG expertise and artistry.

ASOS Headline News

Animation Show of Shows Returns for Second Year in Theaters

Twelve charming, family-friendly films join four provocative shorts exclusively for mature audiences in the 18th annual Animation of Show of Shows; theatrical run in cities across the U.S. now underway.

Video Interview VFXWorld

Watch: ILM VFX Supervisor Ben Snow Discusses ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ at VIEW Conference

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 3:33pm

With the 2016 VIEW Conference kicking off October 24, watch AWN's two-part interview with Ben Snow from the 2015 edition.

Ottawa International Animation Festival ANIMATIONWorld

A Kick in the Head: OIAF Artistic Director Chris Robinson Reflects on 40 Years of Ottawa

The Ottawa International Animation Festival’s artistic director tries not to take himself too seriously as he celebrates the landmark 40th anniversary edition of the largest independent animation festival in North America.

OIAF 2016 Headline News

Aussie Duo Wins 2016 Pitch This! Competition with ‘Owl and Cloud’

Suren Perera and Thomas Duncan-Watt win coveted development deal with Corus Entertainment for original kids series ‘Owl & Cloud.’

OIAF ANIMATIONWorld

On the Edge: Experimental Shorts at OIAF 2016

Watch the trailers for six of the abstract and experimental short films that screened at the 40th anniversary edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

VIEW 2016 Headline News

Italy’s VIEW Conference Details 2016 Offerings

Countdown to VIEW 2016: Two-time Oscar-winner Rob Legato, visual effects supervisor for Disney’s The Jungle Book, rounds out a stellar VIEW 2016 program; Film, Games, and VR Industry leaders offer 18 workshops.

OIAF ANIMATIONWorld

Narrative Shorts We Watched and Loved at OIAF 2016

The NFB’s ‘I Like Girls’ won the Grand Prize at the 40th anniversary edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, but here are seven other animated shorts from the Narrative competition we liked even better.

Vancouver International Film Festival Headline News

Marv Newland Curating ‘Kooks and Legends’ Animation Showcase at VIFF 2016

Presented by Atomic Cartoons, October 14 event to feature a 90-minute selection of rare and never-seen animated short films specially selected by the creator of ‘Bambi Meets Godzilla.’

VIEW 2016 Headline News

VFX Luminary Rob Legato Bringing ‘The Jungle Book’ to VIEW 2016

Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor who has worked with James Cameron, Robert Zemeckis and Martin Scorsese to present keynote address on his recent collaboration with director Jon Favreau on Disney’s photorealistic CG/live-action adventure reboot of the classic animated film.

Video Interview ANIMATIONWorld

Watch: Director Jorge Gutierrez Talks About 'The Book of Life' at VIEW Conference

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 5:41pm

Counting down to the 2016 VIEW Conference kick off October 24, 2016, watch AWN's two-part interview with Jorge Gutierrez from the 2015 edition.

Video Interview ANIMATIONWorld

Watch: Director Mark Osborne Talks About 'The Little Prince' at VIEW Conference

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 30, 2016 at 7:58am

Counting down to the 2016 VIEW Conference kick off October 24, 2016, watch Mark Osborne's interview from the 2015 edition.

OIAF Headline News

Diane Obomsawin’s ‘I Like Girls’ Wins Grand Prize at 40th Annual OIAF

Grand Prize for Features is given to previous OIAF Grand Prize winner Jean-François Laguionie for ‘Louise by the Shore’; Theodore Ushev’s ‘Blind Vaysha’ receives awards for Best Narrative Short Animation and Best Canadian Animation. 

VIEW 2016 Headline News

VIEW Conference Unveils Spectacular Slate for 17th Annual Event

Running October 24-28 in Turin, Italy, VIEW 2016 to feature speakers from five of the six highest-grossing films of the year.

Music Videos Headline News

Norway Animation Festival to Feature Pioneering Tom Waits Music Video

Experimental 1979 music video by John Lamb and Bruce Lyon, ‘Tom Waits For No One,’ will debut for the first time in more than 35 years at Animation Volda, September 22-25 in Norway.

call for entries Headline News

Submit Your Animated Shorts to ANIMAGE 2016!

Deadline for submissions to Brazil’s ANIMAGE - IV International Animation Festival of Pernambuco, running November 22-27, 2016 in Recife, Brazil, is September 11.

Animaze 2016 Headline News

Animaze Wraps Third Edition in Montreal

Guillaume Blanchet’s ‘Tea Time’ wins the award for best short film at Animaze 2016, the Montreal International Animation Film Festival & Industry Conference.

Spanish Animation Headline News

MoMA Presenting ‘From Doodles to Pixels: Over 100 Years of Spanish Animation’

Major retrospective of Spanish animation features historic work from 1908 through 1975 featuring artists, designers, humorists and studios including K-Hito, Francisco Macián, Robert Balser, José Antonio Sistiaga, Isabel Herguera, Javier Mariscal, Mercedes Gaspar, Rodrigo Blaas, Anna Solanas, César Díaz Meléndez, Nicolai Troshinky, Jossie Malis, Laura Ginès, Alberto Vázquez, Estudios Moro, Balet y Blay, and the Headless Studio.

Fantoche Headline News

Claude Barras’s ‘My Life As a Courgette’ Opening Fantoche 2016

Stop-motion animated Swiss-French co-production selected to open the 14th International Animation Film Festival Baden, Switzerland; other features in the spotlight include LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ Michael Dudok de Wit’s ‘The Red Turtle,’ Chris Prynoski’s ‘Nerdland,’ Sang-ho Yeon’s Seoul Station,’ and more.

Richard Williams Headline News

Richard Williams Presenting Restored Work Print of ‘The Thief and the Cobbler’ at MoMA

The Academy teams up with New York’s Museum of Modern Art to present a restoration of Richard Williams’s ‘The Thief and the Cobbler: A Moment in Time. 1992.’ with special appearances by the director and a discussion with animation historian John Canemaker.

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