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Virtual Reality Headline News

Animaze 2016 Spotlighting Virtual Reality

Animaze 2016 to present the Canadian premiere of immersive VR environment ‘APES,’ created by George Snow, and ‘Samskara,’ a psychedelic immersive digital art exhibit from ILM alum Android Jones.

Festivals Headline News

Fest Anča Animation Festival Sets 2016 Program

With a focus on focus on Balkan animation, Slovakian animation festival to host The Quay Brothers and Steven Woloshen at its ninth edition running June 29 through July 3, 2016.

Annecy 2016 Headline News

Franck Dion’s ‘The Head Vanishes’ Wins Cristal Award at Annecy 2016

The Cristal for a Feature Film is awarded to French-Swiss co-production ‘My Life as a Courgette (Ma vie de Courgette),’ directed by Claude Barras.

Annecy 2016 Headline News

Annecy Festival Hands Out Special Prizes for 2016 Edition

Ten prizes are awarded at Annecy 2016, including the Festivals Connexion Award, the Junior Jury Award for a Graduation Film, and the Junior Jury Award for a Short Film.

Google Headline News

Google Unveils New Trailer for Felix Massie’s ‘Rain or Shine’

Trailer comes on the heels of a sneak preview of ‘Rain or Shine’ from Google Spotlight Stories at the Annecy International Animation Festival.

Disney Headline News

Annecy Festival Screens World Premiere of New Disney Short ‘Inner Workings’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10:38am

Director Leo Matsuda and producer Sean Lurie delight crowd with amusing notes about the making of their new Disney short.

SIGGRAPH 2016 Headline News

Production Sessions Announced for SIGGRAPH 2016

Production sessions at s2016 to include 20th Century Fox’s ‘Deadpool,’ Disney’s ‘Zootopia,’ Lucasfilm’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’ and LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings.’

Annecy 2016 Headline News

Jeffrey Katzenberg Presented with Annecy’s First-Ever Golden Ticket

First-ever Golden Ticket grants the studio head with a lifetime pass to the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, now underway in France.

Films Headline News

Russia’s ‘Kikoriki’ Set for Shanghai Film Festival

Russian animated feature, ‘Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon,’ selected to screen out of competition in the International Panorama category at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival.

SIGGRAPH 2016 Headline News

WATCH: ACM SIGGRAPH Unveils 2016 Festival Animation Trailer

Selections for the Oscar-qualifying festival include outstanding achievements in animated feature and short films, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, game excerpts, and many others.

call for entries Headline News

New York International Children’s Film Festival Announces 2017 Dates

Submissions open for Oscar-qualifying festival; NYC event to take place February 24 through March 19, 2017.

SIGGRAPH 2016 Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2016 Launches ‘Summer of VR’

VR Village will celebrate ‘Summer of VR’ with unprecedented number of cutting-edge experiential virtual reality and augmented reality installations.

Jobs & Recruiting Headline News

Animal Logic to Recruit for ‘The LEGO Movie Sequel’ at Annecy

Award-winning digital animation and visual effects studio will be recruiting talent at Annecy 2016 for ‘The LEGO Movie Sequel’ currently in production in Vancouver.

call for entries Headline News

Submit Your Shorts to Animation Block Party 2016 by June 3!

Independent animation festival’s 13th edition to include a 30th anniversary screening of ‘The Transformers: The Movie’ in 35mm, a New York advertising showcase curated by J.J. Sedelmaier, and a Cartoon Restoration showcase with Jerry Beck and Tommy Stathes.

Michaël Dudok de Wit Headline News

Ghibli Co-Production ‘The Red Turtle’ Wins Special Jury Prize at Cannes 2016

Studio Ghibli co-production directed by Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit is picked up for distribution in North and Latin America by Sony Pictures Classics.

Cannes 2016 Headline News

GKIDS Picks Up Rights to ‘Girl without Hands’ Feature at Cannes

Adult animated feature directed by Sébastien Laudenbach and produced by France’s Les Films Sauvages is set to screen in competition in June at Annecy.

Annecy Headline News

MIFA 2016 Pitch Selections Unveiled

Selections at European marketplace and pitching forum running alongside the Annecy International Animated Film Festival include 35 standout feature film, short film, TV series and specials, and transmedia projects from 412 overall submissions.

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