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Call for Entries: The Telly Awards

New categories for the event’s 43rd edition include Hybrid Events, Workplace Culture, and Sustainability; early entry deadline is December 10; winners will be announced in May 2022.

Virtual Events Headline News

ASIFA India Celebrates International Animation Day 2021

The free event, running October 26-28, features masterclasses with industry leaders in animation, games and VFX; join Epic Game’s Arvind Neelakantan, DNEG, India’s Jigesh Gajjar and master of classical animation Glenn Vilppu for free online sessions.

Kids’ Programming Headline News

‘Molly of Denali’ Season 2 Launches November 1 on PBS Kids

In a special episode honoring Native American Heritage Month, Molly learns about Elizabeth Peratrovich, an Alaska Native civil rights leader; the award-winning animated series incorporates Alaska Native voices in all aspects of the production, both on screen and behind the scenes.

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Scholarship Program Announces 2022 Industry Partnerships

Animation Focus, Foundry, LAIKA and Wacom join returning partners Animation Mentor, Autodesk, and Toon Boom to expand opportunities for students with additional workshops, tutoring, software, and cash awards.  

Fundraisers Headline News

KEPYR Hosts ‘Kids Media Stays Up Late!’ Fundraiser

The virtual gala and online auction support UNICEF’s Refugee Relief - evening will feature comedy and music by award-winning Tom Kenny; tickets are now on sale and bidding on auction items is underway.

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Festival of Cinema NYC Now Accepting Submissions

Begins: August 5, 2022

Entering it's 6th year, Festival of Cinema NYC has quickly developed a reputation for being the premiere NYC film festival for Worldwide Independent Films; event offers amazing media and press coverage, and is proven to get the work of emerging filmmakers in front of the biggest and best audience by showcasing films at the majestic Regal UA Midway in Forest Hills. 

Community Outreach Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces 2021 Student Scholarship Winners

Organization’s Animation Educators Forum has awarded 9 students from 5 states and 4 countries with scholarships totaling $39,730; the funds will be used to help defray costs of software, hardware, creative and academic research, and tuition.

It’s Awesome and It’s Free! ANIMATIONWorld

VIEW 2021: The Can’t Miss Animation, VFX, and Storytelling Event is Here

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:44am

For the second year in a row, we can’t attend the famed Turin conference in-person, but we’ll be glued to our screens, wearing dark turtlenecks and dreaming of agnolotti and chocolate pudding thicker than Bay Area fog, for a week of diverse, compelling, and inspiring presentations on the latest and greatest from the world of computer generated visuals.  

Events Headline News

TMS Entertainment Presents ‘Women in Anime’ Virtual Event

The free online program, part of the 17th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival, runs October 14-17; panel features TMS producer and ‘Megalobox’ creator Minako Fujiyoshi and producer Jinko Gotoh.

Stop Bullying! Headline News

Cartoon Network Drops ‘Stop Bullying Speak Up - Craig of the Creek’ PSA

Marking National Bullying Prevention Month CN teams up with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center with ‘Kids Take on Bullying Challenge,’ a program/challenge to help kids take on bullying whenever and wherever they see it.

It’s Free! Headline News

Free VIEW Conference 2021 Registration Now Open

Renown animation, VFX, virtual production, and games conference reveals massive program of free events featuring master filmmakers and top industry professionals, including Sir Roger Deakins and the Badass Women Production Designers; event runs in person and online October 17-22 in Torino, Italy.

Education Headline News

ScreenSkills Select Endorses 18 UK Animation and VFX Courses

Government-sponsored group identifies educational programs that promote diversity while producing ‘industry ready’ talent; Nottingham Trent University and Bournemouth University have been designated as having strong industry ties while featuring high-quality course content.

Community Outreach Headline News

Triggerfish Teams with E4D on African Animation Industry Job Development

The three-year partnership with German government-funded program aims to foster local job growth through initiatives including free online courses on editing for animation and the launch of a 10-second animation competition for aspiring creators ages 18-35; entry deadline set for November 14.

Community Outreach Headline News

Sesame Workshop Expands Autism Initiative, Releases ‘Backyard Camping’ Video with Exceptional Minds

‘See Amazing in All Children’ effort helps families build new routines, increase flexibility, and cope with the challenges of change during turbulent times; new animated short features Julia, Sesame Street’s 4-year-old Muppet with autism, written, produced and animated by artists on the spectrum.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD Savannah Film Festival 2021 Schedule Announced

Phil Lord and Chris Miller to be honored for Outstanding Achievement in Animation for ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines;’ hybrid event runs in-person and virtually October 23-30

Community Outreach Headline News

HBO Max and WarnerMedia Launch Animated Shorts Program

New mentorship and training program seeks to discover artists in underrepresented communities whose style and voice push boundaries in storytelling and animation; up to 7 artists will be selected to participate; applications due by October 24.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Alma’s Way’ Debuts on PBS Kids

The new 2D animated series, created by Sonia Manzano, features a 6-year-old proud, confident Puerto Rican girl who lives in the Bronx; launching October 4, the show is part of a revamped daytime PBS KIDS SoCal schedule that allows fans more viewing options for series including ‘Arthur,’ ‘Molly of Denali,’ and ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.’

Finding Wonder in the Every Day ANIMATIONWorld

‘Ada Twist, Scientist’ Explores the Diversity of Family and Accessibility of Science

Premiering today on Netflix, Chris Nee’s brand-new CG animated series about an eight-year-old scientist, produced with Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, celebrates the magic of adventure in our own backyards.

Your Voice Can Change the World Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Karma’s World’ Trailer

See first look art and trailer for the new CG series, a coming-of-age story about a young Black girl finding her voice and using it to change her world; created by American rapper, actor, and producer Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, the show hits the streamer October 15.

Community Outreach Headline News

Cabblow Studios Wraps First Virtual Animator Residency

The Johannesburg-based, mother-daughter animation and illustration studio will showcase the new animated shorts produced by up-and-coming artists in a virtual ‘Mini-Festival’ starting October 15.

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Virtually Sensational: Previewing SCAD AnimationFest 2021

This year’s festival showcases the animation industry’s explosive growth with a program of special screenings and talks with the makers of ‘Star Trek: Prodigy,’ ‘The Harper House,’ and ‘ Star Wars: Visions,’ as well as with industry professionals from Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, Paramount+, Bento Box, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios; event runs now through September 25.

Community Outreach Headline News

Nelvana Launches ‘Talent Incubator: Black Write Edition’

The initiative, developed in partnership with Kids Can Press, is designed to discover, support, and mentor emerging Black storytellers and illustrators in Canada; selected creatives interested in kids’ TV animation with receive support in pitch development and an introduction to industry professionals.

Hispanic Heritage Month Headline News

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Cartoon Network’s ‘Drawn To’ Series

New installment features talented kids discussing the connection and importance their heritage plays in their lives; all ‘Drawn To’ episodes are available on CN, the CN App, and across the network’s social platforms.

Anime Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Bright: Samurai Soul’ First Look Trailer and Art

New reimagined animated feature and spinoff of the live-action movie ‘Bright’ is directed by Kyohei Ishiguro, who fused the characteristics of Japanese woodblock print art with 3DCG technology; movie streams October 12 on Netflix.

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