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Total Chaos Headline News

Total Chaos Returns to Bulgaria May 16 - 18

Chaos Group’s 2nd Annual event brings together 3D artists and developers in VFX, architecture and automotive design together for a series of masterclasses in Sofia.  

Toonz Media Group Headline News

Animation Masters Summit Returns May 3 – 4 Focusing on ‘The Art of Animation’

Focusing on ‘The Art of Animation,’ the 2019 conference edition in Trivandrum will play host to a series of events in celebration of Toonz Media Group’s 20 years of entertaining the world.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Call for Entries: 2019 VIEW Awards Now Open for Submissions

Italy’s premier animation, VFX, games and immersive storytelling conference is now accepting submissions for its film competition, with a €2,000 first prize.

Disney Headline News

‘Star Wars: Force for Change’ Expands Global Philanthropic Initiative

Disney and Lucasfilm will provide a $1.5 million donation, in-kind and mentorship resources to help expand access to worldwide K-12 nonprofit FIRST programs.

AWUK Headline News

Animated Women U.K.’s Achieve Program 2019 Open for Entries

In its third year, the ‘Helen North Achieve Programme’ continues to provide targeted career development support to women across the animation and VFX industries.                

call for entries Headline News

The Academy Launches 2019 Student Academy Awards Competition

Student Academy Award winners eligible for Oscars consideration; deadline for entries is June 1, 2019.

Festivals Blogs

Animafest Zagreb to Collaborate with the Cineuropa Training Programme GoCritic!

The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb (June 3-8, 2019) will collaborate with the Cineuropa Training Programme GoCritic! with a workshop dedicated to emerging film journalists and critics.

Annecy Headline News

Annecy Festival Unveils Graduation, TV and Commissioned Film Selections for 2019 Edition

Forty-eight projects selected for the Graduation Films Competition, with an additional 24 projects selected for the TV Films category; 35 projects will compete in the Commissioned Films category.

call for entries Headline News

The Rookies Launches 2019 Global Competition

9th annual Rookie Awards call for entries is open to all amateur creatives in VFX, animation, games, VR, motion graphics and 3D visualization. 

FMX 2019 Headline News

Lucasfilm’s Doug Chiang to Lead FMX 2019 Concept Art Track

Noted Oscar-winning production designer will be joined by Patrick Hanenberger from ‘The LEGO Movie 2’ in sharing their latest work.

BRIC Summit Headline News

First-Ever BRIC Summit Promotes Strategies to Change Representation in Hollywood

Sold-out inaugural 2019 BRIC Talent and Innovation Summit gathers a diverse array of creative professionals and leaders in entertainment and technology to reinvent how the industry recruits, supports and nurtures talent.

Education Headline News

Escape Studios Announces New MA Program in Storyboarding and Previs

Industry’s first such master’s degree course, developed with mentors Blue Zoo and The Third Floor, is set to launch this coming November.

FMX 2019 Headline News

FMX 2019 Announces ‘Spider-Man’ Talk, Indie Animation Track and ‘CatPlanets’ Trailer Reveal

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 1, 2019 at 4:30pm

Sony Pictures Imageworks VFX supervisor Danny Dimian will present work on hit animated feature; animators Sophie Koto Gate, Michael Frei, Boris Labbé and Tomek Popakul will share their distinctive work.

call for entries Headline News

Call for Entries: School in Motion Festival Launches in Italy

Submit up to three short films with educational and scholastic themes of any length or technique to compete for four cash prizes up to €4,500.

Pearl Studio Headline News

Pearl Studio Memorializes Screenwriter Audrey Wells with $100K UCLA TFT Scholarship Fund

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television to establish ‘Say Yes!’ MFA scholarships in the name of ‘Over the Moon’ screenwriter. 

Events Headline News

Go Behind the Scenes of ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ at SPARK FX 2019

Special Friday night program featuring Sony Pictures Animation’s hit animated superhero adventure highlights annual visual and digital effects conference and career fair coming February 8-10 in Vancouver.  

FMX 2019 Headline News

ILM’s Rob Bredow to Present ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:14pm

Studio’s head and executive creative director will share inner workings of their visual and physical effects work on Disney's BAFTA and VES-nominated sci-fi adventure.

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