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.
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.
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.
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.
Trailer comes on the heels of a sneak preview of ‘Rain or Shine’ from Google Spotlight Stories at the Annecy International Animation Festival.
Director Leo Matsuda and producer Sean Lurie delight crowd with amusing notes about the making of their new Disney short.
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.’
First-ever Golden Ticket grants the studio head with a lifetime pass to the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, now underway in France.
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.
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.
Winners of 26th Animafest Zagreb include ‘Endgame,’ ‘The Magic Mountain,’ ‘Travelling Country,’ ‘What They Believe’ and ‘Welcome to My Life.’
Submissions open for Oscar-qualifying festival; NYC event to take place February 24 through March 19, 2017.
VR Village will celebrate ‘Summer of VR’ with unprecedented number of cutting-edge experiential virtual reality and augmented reality installations.
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.
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.
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.
Organizers of Switzerland’s largest animation film festival launch new ‘Humanité Animée’ program; final deadline for entries is May 31.
Twenty-ninth edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival to celebrate ‘Boy and the Beast’ director Mamoru Hosoda and ‘Hana and Alice’ director Shunji Iwai.
Short film written and directed by Thierry Lorenzi features VFX from ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ effects house Rodeo FX.
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.
Executives from Hasbro, Jazwares and Mattel kick off LIMA’s Licensing University with opening address on June 21.
New CG-animated co-production between Gruppo Alcuni and Warsaw Movie Home is expected to arrive in theaters Fall 2017.
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.
Oscar-winning and nominated animated gems from Croatia and all around the world in the spotlight at the 2016 edition of Animafest Zagreb, running June 6-11.