The free 2-day event introduces young people to career opportunities within the creative industries; program runs July 13-14 and registration is now open.
Category: Education and Training
Last year ITFS was one of the first festivals to go totally online. With a year to perfect the system the 2021 edition worked seemingly flawlessly to the home viewer.
The free online event features a panel of industry leaders including ‘Steven Universe’ creator Rebecca Sugar and ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ director Jennifer Yuh Nelson; topics range from interviewing and hiring insights to social media presence and working remotely.
Written by former AWN editor-in-chief Jennifer Wolfe, the detailed profiles share valuable and important insight into the Women in Animation initiative that continues to support and inspire the careers of numerous mentees.
In their Annecy 2021 panel, creator Chris Nee and directors Peter Ramsey, Trisha Gum, and Jorge R. Gutiérrez harken back to ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’ as they discuss the project, executive produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, that combines music and animation to educate a new generation of young Americans about the power of the people.
As they continue their Pride Month 2021 celebration, The Future Perfect Project shares the next films in their series of 10 personal stories from LGBTQIA+ youth, aged 13-22, about the challenges they routinely face.
Free June 16 virtual event features women-led presentations streamed live and then available on demand.
French association that supports women in animation reveals its new initiative, Parcours de Femmes, which targets French speaking women from France and Africa; aspiring filmmakers will receive support in the development of short film projects to be pitch at Annecy 2022.
Companies plan to broaden scope of French non-profit school’s curriculum with a course on storyboarding; a technical data management course is also planned for 2022.
SUPPORT.HER offers women filmmakers – cis, trans, and non-binary inclusive – career guidance and assistance from industry professionals; applications now being accepted through July 31.
‘Becoming a Top Supervisor & Creating VFX for Spider-Man, Thor & Black Panther’ episode features the Luma Pictures artist discussing topics including making better show and breakdown reels; working in commercials; pipeline technology; and advantages / disadvantages of being a 3D generalist.
The Future Perfect Project’s short film series shares personal stories from LGBTQIA+ youth, aged 13-22, about the challenges they routinely face; two new episodes drop each Tuesday in June.
Filmmaker Tamara Shogaolu and PBS’ ‘FRONTLINE’ collaborate on an animated, immersive web and interactive installation that shares the lives and histories of 151 victims from unsolved civil rights-era murder cases; premieres June 9 at the Tribeca Film Festival.
CLU’s new full-service studio to provide paid job opportunities to alumni of the career animation training program; the 3-year curriculum provides young adults on the autism spectrum an intensive 2D-3D hands on learning experience.
Oscar-winning ‘Hair Love’ production house Lion Forge Animation teams with Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund on poignant animated short in support of the 7th annual Wear Orange campaign and National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
As a follow-up to ‘3 Teaspoons of Sugar,’ their animated short about diabetes, South Africa’s Cabblow Studios releases new film about staying safe during the pandemic, starring the filmmaker’s aunt, who lost her life in the second wave.
The extensive line-up includes 191 research projects from 22 countries, covering numerous subfields of computer graphics and interactive techniques; live conference events run August 9-13, with on-demand available August 2 – October 29.
Festival reveals new judges, along with more must see/do special activities, programs, previews, and professional conference sessions; activities run June 14-19 online and in-person.
Tailor your portfolio and reel to the position you hope to win, making sure to include memorable pieces that reflect your mastery and strength.
Celebrating Pride Month, new episode recognizes kidsand families in the LGBTQIA+ community and how they express themselves and their individuality through various creative outlets.
New 18 language campaign looks to educate kids about climate change, empowering them to join a community of young people to take on small changes that can ‘Make a World of Difference.’
Kid-centric network offers fun activities and resources for the hot summer months; special weekend programming kick off June 4, followed by fan favorite specials ‘Molly of Denali: Molly and the Great One’ on June 7 and ‘Wild Kratts: Cats and Dogs’ on July 12.
AccessVFX and ScreenSkills launch Young Animator of the Year club and award program for aspiring young animators ages 13-18; teens will complete hands-on challenges set by UK animation studios with chance to compete for prizes.
8 shorts will be featured at the LA Latino International Film Festival’s debut day-long animation event, set for June 4, which includes premieres, panel discussions, an animated shorts contest, and masterclasses; festival runs June 2-6.