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Technology Headline News

Chaos Group Releases V-Ray PLE for Maya Personal Learning Edition

Free non-commercial license gives new and self-taught CG artists a chance to explore photorealistic rendering at their own pace.

animated short films Headline News

WATCH: Trevor Romain’s ‘How to Explain Coronavirus to Kids’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 2:41pm

Simple stop-motion short film, by best-selling kid’s author and illustrator, helps parents explains, and children understand, about slowing the spread of COVID-19.

VIEW Conference Headline News

CG Pioneers Paul Debevec and Donald Greenberg to Keynote VIEW 2020

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 11:21am

Award-winning computer graphics researchers and professors are the first announced presenters at upcoming October 18-23 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

Events Headline News

Stuttgart Animation Festival Going Digital, Announces OnlineFestival.ITFS.de

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 6, 2020 at 3:51pm

After canceling their 27th ITFS edition scheduled for May 5-10, organizers will instead hold a digital festival during those same dates.

public service announcements Headline News

Jennifer Garner and Warren Buffett Voice COVID-19 Prevention PSAs for Kids

First three of seven animated spots released, using ‘Llama Llama,’ ‘Secret Millionaires Club,’ and other Genius Brands International properties to help kids learn safe hygiene.

Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES Issues Best Practices Guide, Urges Employers to Let Staff Work at Home

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 23, 2020 at 10:37am

Organization calls on businesses to let employees work remotely as the fight against the coronavirus rages on; best practices guide designed to help VFX community adapt to at home workflows.

Community Outreach Headline News

Nickelodeon Launches #KIDSTOGETHER Initiative to Keep Kids Informed

Studio reaching out with multiplatform prosocial initiative, using their most popular characters and free access to Noggin, to engage kids and families on staying healthy while at home. 

call for entries Headline News

Submit Your Work to OIAF 2020!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 28, 2020 at 2:12pm

44th Ottawa International Animation Festival, which runs September 23-27, 2020, is now accepting submissions.

Diversity Headline News

Producers Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román Talk ‘Klaus’ Crew Diversity

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:17pm

New featurette highlights how the filmmakers prioritized inclusion in building one of the most diverse crews in animation history.

Events Headline News

8th Annual VFX Festival Set for March 16-18

Hosted by Escape Studios, the celebration of visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics returns to London’s Southbank Centre with panels, talks and recruiting sessions.

animated short films Headline News

WATCH: Aardman and Greenpeace’s ‘Turtle Journey’ Highlights Oceans’ Plight

Through humorous storytelling and CGI/stop-motion animation mix, short conveys the urgent message of climate change, pollution, oil drilling and overfishing perils. 

Annecy Headline News

Annecy Plans New Venues and 26% Seat Increase for 2020 Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:28pm

In response to 2019’s capacity and ticketing problems, the festival is making needed changes to accommodate screening capacity for the record numbers of attendees expected this summer.

Film Festival Events

NYC's 9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival - Feb 20-29 2020

Begins: February 20, 2020

9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival - awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels, career-building workshops and super-fun parties! Check out our 79 outstanding films from 27 countries -- we have something for everyone! 

FMX 2020 Headline News

FMX 2020 Announces ‘Imagine Tomorrow’ Theme, First Program Confirmations

25th Anniversary Edition will focus on visions of the future for media & entertainment; Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Volker Engel and Annecy Cristal-winning animation director Regina Pessoa among first confirmed speakers.

diversity and inclusion Headline News

Universal Extends Animation Writers Program Submission Deadline to January 17

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 6, 2019 at 9:42am

Entries for studio’s first-of-its-kind paid writing program, which combines both TV and film content development, now being excepted through January 17, 2020.

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