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Screw You Guys I’m Going to Red Rocks Headline News

Trey Parker and Matt Stone Hosting ‘South Park’ 25th Anniversary Concert

The pair will be joined at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks outdoor venue by bands Ween and Primus, who will perform fan favorite songs from the series’ 25-year-run.

2D Events

VIEW 2022 Set for October 16-21 in Turin, Italy

Begins: October 16, 2022

The VIEW Conference is the premier international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

Animated TV Series Headline News

SRFF 2022 Selects ‘The Adventures of Zizwe’

The 2D animated series about a young African girl and her three mystic friends will play at the 2022 Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York - running March 16-20 - and on the festival’s YouTube channel; check out the trailer.

And the Award Goes To… ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Takes the Short Road to the Oscars

AWN’s long-time resident provocateur, Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson, gets the directors behind this year’s Best Animated Short nominees - ‘Affairs of the Art,’ ‘Bestia,’ ‘Boxballet,’ ‘Robin Robin,’ and ‘The Windshield Wiper’ - to share their insightful answers to his anything but standard questions.

Annecy 2022 is Coming! Headline News

Annecy 2022 Official Short Film Selections Announced

Out of 1,347 short film submissions from 100 countries, 38 films were chosen to compete in the ‘Official’ category, 8 films were selected in the ‘Off-Limits’ category, 17 in the ‘Perspectives’ section, and nine in the ‘Young Audience’ section; the Annecy Festival runs June 13-18.

Awards Headline News

For VES Winners, a Night of Emotion and Renewed Purpose

AWN’s Max Weinstein reflects on last week’s VES Awards ceremony, an evening filled with excitement that nevertheless marked another rough, taxing year for visual effects artists, the industry, and the world at large.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune,’ ‘The Mitchells vs the Machines,’ and ‘What If…?’ Take Home Critics Choice Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 14, 2022 at 9:28am

The two features add to their winning streaks, with the Disney+ animated series nabbing the award for Best Animated Series (TV), at last night’s ceremony.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Nab Wins at 2022 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 14, 2022 at 8:22am

The two hit films continue their award-winning ways; ‘Do Not Feed the Pigeons’ wins for Best Short Animation at the Sunday night 2022 EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony.

And the Annie Goes To! Headline News

‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ and 'Arcane' Big Winners at 49th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 7:37am

Sony Pictures Animation’s feature honored in eight categories, while Riot Games and Netflix’s series takes honors in nine; 'Encanto' nabs three awards, with ‘Flee,’ ‘Namoo,’ and ‘Bestia’ also scoring wins at Saturday night’s virtual ceremony.

Anime Headline News

‘Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure’ Debuts May 21 In LA

The narrative symphonic experience brings Toei Animation’s popular ‘Dragon Ball’ anime franchise to life with live vocals, a 60-piece orchestra, and the music of composer Shunsuke Kikuchi; tickets for the immersive multimedia event go on sale March 11.

And the Oscar Goes To… Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: Five Oscar Contenders for Best Animated Short

Join the VIEW Conference and VFX Festival’s free March 16 online conversation with the directors and producers behind this year’s Academy Award-nominated animated short film line-up.

And the Annie Goes To…? ANIMATIONWorld

Vicious Places and Punished Faces: The Best Short Subject Annie Award Nominees

Five outstanding animated works, widely awarded and loved at festivals worldwide, all worthy of taking the top prize at ASIFA-Hollywood’s 49th annual celebration of the best in animation, coming March 12.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Lead All Winners at 20th Annual VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 7:30am

Both films each take home four awards; two MC cancelations notwithstanding, the visual effects community came together in force, packing the Beverly Hilton to celebrate winners in 25 categories and to honor Lynwen Brennan and Guillermo del Toro.

Awards Headline News

‘Flee’ Leads Anima 2022 Winners

Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s Oscar-nominated documentary takes home both the Award for Best Animated Feature and Audience Award for Best Animated Feature; Award for Best Animated Feature for Children goes to ‘Princess Dragon’ by Anthony Roux and Jean-Jacques Denis, with audience award in the same category going to ‘PIL’ by Julien Fournet.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Take Top Honors at 12th Annual Lumiere Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 7, 2022 at 2:18pm

At this past Friday’s The Advanced Imaging Society ceremony, 21 movie, TV, and emerging media projects were recognized; Denis Villeneuve, Adam McKay, Guillermo del Toro and Unreal Engine all received special honors.

Learning From What We F*ck Up Headline News

Virtual ‘F*ck Up Night’ Celebrates International Women’s Day

Hosted online March 8 by Animated Women UK, speakers will share the upside to f*cking stuff up, including lessons learned and gleaning positives from failures; the panel, featuring professionals from across VFX and animation.

And the Oscar Goes To… ANIMATIONWorld

National Film Board of Canada’s Julie Roy Talks Women in Animation and the NFB’s 76th Oscar Nomination

With director Joanna Quinn’s ‘Affairs of the Art’ up for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category, the DG of Creation and Innovation at the National Film Board of Canada reflects on the long history of female filmmakers at the NFB and its history of success. The NFB has garnered more Academy Award nominations than any other film organization based outside of Hollywood.

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Trickstar Business Award 2022 Extended Call for Entries: New submission deadline: March 15, 2022

The submission deadline for the Trickstar Business Award – the award for the best innovative and groundbreaking business model – has been extended until March 15, 2022. It will be awarded during Animation Production Days (APD) 2022 by the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

Kids’ Day Out! Headline News

Disney Junior Announces First-Ever ‘Fun Fest’

Mark your calendars for the one-day event taking place at Disney California Adventure Park on April 29; the fun-filled day will feature characters from fan favorite series, sneek peeks, a ‘Doc McStuffins’ stage show and an ‘Alice’s Wonderland Bakery’ Unbirthday Party.

Live Talks Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: A Conversation with the Creatives Behind Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’

Join the virtual conversation with the creative team behind the studio’s new animated feature; the free March 18 event is hosted by the VIEW Conference in partnership with OGR.

Free events Headline News

Register Now: DNEG ‘Beyond Sand & Spice: The VFX of Dune’ March 2

The latest #DeepDive session is a virtual event featuring the VFX teams’ never-before-shared insights into the visual effects behind the Oscar nominated feature ‘Dune;’ registration is open and free.

Events Headline News

FMX 2022 Releases More Programming Highlights

Conference confirms presentations on the VFX behind the popular Netflix series ‘Arcane’ and the origins and creation of ‘The Adventures of Paddington,’ as well as more onsite masterclasses and partners; the event runs onsite May 3-5, online May 6 and on demand through May 31.

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