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Animation Meetup / Film Screening Feb 24 7:45PM - NYC

Begins: February 24, 2024

Animation filmmakers meetup followed by NYC Premiere screening of feature-length film 'Pigsy' from Taiwan; use special code below for 20% ticket discount.

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SCAD TVfest Coming to Atlanta

The annual celebration of television and streaming is set for February 7-10, with TV creators, showrunners, producers and voice talent from shows such as Prime Video’s adult animated series ‘Hazbin Hotel,’ Netflix’s ‘Scott Pigrim Takes off,’ and Prime’s upcoming ‘The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy’ slated to attend. 

Essays from the Master Animation Historian ANIMATIONWorld

Help! I Love Watching Animated Shorts

By Karl Cohen | Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 1:08pm

The first of three essays written by noted historian, author, and educator Karl Cohen to bring awareness to the present state of indie animated shorts and to stimulate a discussion that might lead to improvements; we start with a discussion of the ways these shorts have reached the public since the decline of theatrical cartoons.

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Aardman Inks Deals for ‘Pop Paper City’ and ‘Interstellar Ella’

The award-winning animation studio’s distribution arm scores worldwide deals for third-party animated series that share studio’s ‘values of quality and originality, with humor as a core theme.’

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Phillip Boutté Jr. and Michael Uwandi Talk ‘Building Character: Sketch to Screen’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 3:54pm

At their January 20 Academy Museum presentation, moderated by Oscar-winning director Peter Ramsey, the 9B Collective co-founders discussed concept design, building great characters, and how they strive to support and inspire young BIPOC artists with the conceptual creativity that will fuel their imaginations for years to come.

Competitive Festivals Events

MONSTRA – Lisbon Animation Festival

Begins: March 7, 2024

The 23rd edition of the animation festival returns to Lisbon March 7 – 17 to present and promote the best international animated film; this year, the festival will celebrate the creative legacy of Irish animation. 

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4th Annual AfroAnimation Summit Returns to Burbank

The conference, running April 10-12, promotes diversity and inclusion throughout the entertainment industry, welcoming a coalition of industry speakers, studio execs, students, creatives and young professionals.

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Telly Awards Organizers Launch The Collision Awards

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 26, 2024 at 1:33pm

Entries now being accepted for new platform, the first solely dedicated to honoring all forms of animation and motion design across Marketing & Communications, Commercials, Television, Film, Experiential, Games & XR; early entry deadline set for March 8, 2024. 

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Catya Plate Brings ‘Las Nogas’ to HollyShorts

The 2023 NYC Women’s Fund Recipient, artist and filmmaker Catya Plate, brings the third short of her award-winning stop-motion animated trilogy to the festival’s monthly screening event in Los Angeles, January 31.

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Cinesite Immersive Partners on ‘Forsaken’

Studio’s new division produced and animated Roland Lane’s new short film, which celebrates the world’s beauty while emphasizing its fragility, now showing in 8k on 360-degree floor-to-ceiling screens at Outernet London.

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Nominations Announced for the 96th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 7:10am

‘The Boy and the Heron,’ ‘Elemental,’ ‘Nimona,’ ‘Robot Dreams,’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ nab noms for best animated feature, while ‘The Creator,’ ‘Godzilla Minus One,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,’ and ‘Napoleon’ take the top spots for best visual effects.

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Get Animated U.K. Reveals Conference Panelists

The 2-day ‘Business of Animation Conference’ comes to Birmingham, England, May 1-2, offering educational panels, U.K. Animation Industry Marketplace and networking opportunities; discounted tickets on sale through January 31.

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Call for Entries: The 23rd Animafest Cyprus - Views of the World

Submissions are being accepted in the international short film competition and the Cyprus National short film competition; the festival returns to Salamiou this August.

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Build-A-Bear Expands IP with ‘Kabu’ Animated Series

Build-A-Bear Entertainment, Foundation Media Partners, and Laughing Dragon Studios head to Kidscreen next month to present a first look at the ‘Build-A-Bear’ character-inspired animated series.

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Chris Jenkins’ ’10 Lives’ to Premiere at Sundance

Zayn Malik, Mo Gilligan, Simone Ashley, and Bill Nighy star in the 3DCG comedy about a spoiled, ungrateful rescue cat who, upon losing his ninth life, gets a reprieve that sets him on a transformative journey; film debuts January 20.

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Oh Bother - It’s National Winnie the Pooh Day!

Disney celebrates everyone’s favorite bear with a new episode of ‘Playdate with Winnie the Pooh’ on Disney Junior and Disney Channel and an all-new ‘Me & Winnie the Pooh’ short on Disney Junior YouTube; check out the flipbook retrospective of ‘Winnie the Pooh’ through the years.

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Nominations Announced for 2024 BAFTA Awards

‘The Boy and The Heron,’ ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of The Nugget,’ ‘Elemental,’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ get the nod for Animated Film with ‘The Creator,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part,’ ‘Napoleon,’ and ‘Poor Things’ selected for Special Visual Effects. 

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71st Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Nominees Revealed

Sound editing work on Pixar’s ‘Elemental,’ Illumination’s ‘Migration,’ Sony Pictures Animation’s ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and Universal’s ‘The Super Mario Bros Movie’ nabs animated feature noms; the annual awards ceremony to be held March 3.

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Digital Art Collective Nouns Announces $1M Funding for Indie Animated Shorts

The global community, which funds art, technology, and public goods projects, is now accepting submissions of short film project ideas; top 50 completed films will participate in the Fall 2024 Nouns Fest celebration.

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‘The Creator’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Lead VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 7:22am

Gareth Edwards' sci-fi thriller tops all feature film contenders, while the 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' sequel leads all animation contenders and 'The Last of Us' tops all TV contenders as nominees are announced in 25 categories across film, television, real-time, and special venue projects; ceremony set for February 21 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA.

Honoring the Best in VFX Events

2024 VES Awards

Begins: February 21, 2024

The 22nd annual awards ceremony recognizes and honors outstanding visual effects and the artists who created them; the event will be held February 21 in Beverly Hills.

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