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call for entries Headline News

49th Annual Annie Awards Now Open for Submissions

ASIFA-Hollywood issues call for entries; honoring excellence in the field of animation, awards will be presented in 36 categories at ceremony set for February 26, 2022.

Virtual Crunchyroll Expo Headline News

‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ Clip and Key Art Revealed

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll treated Virtual Crunchyroll expo fans to a thrilling opening sequence from the anime series reminiscent of the live-action ‘Blade Runner’ franchise; check out the clip featuring a song by Grammy Award-winning singer- songwriter Alessia Cara.

African animation Headline News

New ‘Bridges’ Initiative Introduces African Talent to Global Animation Markets

Creative initiative mentors immerging African talent in the production of original animated shorts; ‘Red Ants,’ the first of 10 shorts to be produced within the program, premiered at the 2021 Annecy International Animation Festival.

New Vision Series Talks to Watch Headline News

Autodesk Explores the Future of VFX at SIGGRAPH 2021

Taking place August 10, Autodesk’s SIGGRAPH 2021 Vision Series includes six sessions with industry leaders who are pushing the boundaries to create new possibilities for film and TV digital artistry; programs include ‘Reimagining VFX Production in the Cloud,’ and ‘Marvel Studios: Adapting to Our New (Virtual) Normal.’ 

AVGC Summit Headline News

CII SummitFX 2021 Coming August 25-29

The animation, VFX, gaming, and comics virtual event will focus on ‘The Reset - Growth & Opportunity in New Era’ with multiple tracks including interactive meetings and sessions with industry leader, keynotes, and masterclasses; full program coming soon.

Virtual Conferences Headline News

ASWF Adds Maxon and Tangent Animation, Reveals Open Source Days Event Lineup

Academy Software Foundation adds two new general members as it heads into annual conference, a free virtual event running August 4-5 featuring the latest in open source tools and standards.

call for entries Headline News

Entry Deadline Extended for SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Computer Animation Festival

Submissions now being accepted through August 15, 2021; coming to Tokyo December 14-17, festival showcases innovative shorts, commercials, VFX reels, simulations, visualizations, cinematics and other exciting, CG animated work.

Virtual Events Headline News

Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 Coming August 5-7

Online event brings together the anime community to celebrate the best and brightest in Japanese animation; program features special guests, world premieres, panels, Crunchyroll Games showcase and special musical performances.

It’s Finally Here! Headline News

Phil Tippett’s ‘Mad God’ Finally Arrives

With a new teaser trailer and August 5 Locarno Film Festival premiere, the legendary Oscar-winning VFX and stop-motion master shares his 30-year passion project with eager audiences.

Conferences Headline News

VIEW Conference 2021 Reveals Stellar Speaker Lineup

Confirmed presenters include Tom McGrath, director of ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business;’ ‘The Willoughbys’ director Kris Pearn; and legendary animator and VFX supervisor Phil Tippett; conference runs October 17-22 in Turin, Italy and online.

Annecy Festival Residency Headline News

Call for Entries: Annecy Festival Residence

Writers/directors get development time, support, and mentorship to work on graphic development of feature-length animated films, living and working in Annecy April 4 - June 30, 2022; the submission deadline is September 10, 2021.

More Abusive Game Company Culture Headline News

Activision Blizzard Employees Gather to Protest ‘Frat Boy’ Culture

Walkout protest follows a lawsuit filed against the gaming giant claiming a deeply abusive culture that ‘fostered sexual harassment and discrimination.’

Recognizing the Best Aspiring M&E Designers Headline News

Rookie Awards 2021 Announced

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 6:50am

This year's 'Rookie of the Year' winners of the world's most prestigious competition for aspiring design and media entertainment artists were selected from a pool of more than 4,000 entries.

Awards Headline News

‘Migrants,’ ‘Out for Delivery,’ ‘Symphonia’ Take Home BAFTA Student Awards

15 finalists from over 680 student submissions and 34 countries competed for 2021 honors; categories included animation, games, and immersive projects.

And the Winners Are… Headline News

‘Family Guy’ Leads All Winners at Hulu’s Second HAHA Awards

Stewie, Lois, and Peter & Chris among characters and shows voted fan favorites as the streamer awards its best in adult animated TV.

Comic-Con@Home Headline News

Check Out ‘Tooning Out SPECIAL COVERAGE: Comic-Con 2021’

Paramount+’s Emmy-nominated animated series, ‘Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News,’ reported on ‘breaking stories’ during the streamer’s ‘Peak’ Animation block panel presentations.

Moving Day! Headline News

Paramount+ Reveals ‘The Harper House’ Trailer and Key Art

The ‘China, IL’ creator Brad Neely’s all-new 2D adult comedy follows a single mom in Arkansas forced to move to the ‘other side’ of town; series premieres September 16 exclusively on the streaming network.

Comic-Con@Home Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 2 Trailer

Virtual panel at Comic-Con@Home featured a conversation with cast members and creator Mike McMahan, part of the Paramount+’s ‘Peak’ Animation programming block; the hit half-hour comedy about the crew of one of Starfleet’s least important ships is available in the US exclusively on the streamer.

Comic-Con@Home Headline News

Paramount+ Releases ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Teaser Trailer

Comic-Con@Home panel riffs on new CG ‘Star Trek’ kids’ series that premieres exclusively on the streamer in the U.S. this Fall.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

OIAF 2021 Official Selections Announced

A diverse group of 114 animated shorts, feature films, and series will compete at upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival, running online September 22 – October 3; 48 films additionally chosen for Panorama screenings, with the VR selections coming in August.

Nelvana Turns 50! Headline News

Nelvana Names July 26 ‘Canadian Children’s Media Day’

Studio marks its 50th anniversary by teaming up with Telefilm Canada and the Youth Media Alliance to celebrate the Canadian animation and children’s media industries.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Brooke Keesling, Gary Schwartz Among Presenters at Anibar Animation Festival

Lori Malépart-Traversy also set to present at upcoming event, running July 23-30 in Peja, Kosovo; festival will feature over 300 film screenings, talks, workshops, and presentations by a number of special guests. 

Virtual Events Headline News

‘Spirit Untamed’ Co-Director Ennio Torresan Presenting at VFXRIO LIVE

Noted animator and storyboard artist will deliver the keynote, ‘Creativity and Storytelling in Animation, at upcoming free virtual event, set for July 24 in both English and Portugeuse.

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