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Anima2021 Submissions Deadline Coming May 30

Submissions now being accepted for the 2021 Córdoba International Animation Festival, running October 6-8; held every two years since 2001, the festival promotes and celebrates the artistic and technological aspects of the art form, and is the main animation event in Argentina.

Bogie at 12 O’Clock! Headline News

Who Knew Road Runner Cartoons Inspired Hollywood’s First Jet Plane Film?

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12:14pm

Watch a clip of Oscar winners Ben Burtt and Craig Barron sharing insights into the groundbreaking special effects on Humphrey Bogart’s 1950 film, ‘Chain Lightning,’ his last at Warner Bros.

Virtual Events Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2021 Announces Virtual Art Gallery

The gallery features 14 virtual installations representing an international slate of artists; highlights include Academy Award-nominee ‘Opera,’ Best in Show ‘Cangjie’s Poetry,’ and interactive lighting installation ‘Isle of Reflections.’

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Annecy 2021 Announces Work in Progress Selections

16 WIP projects will be featured at the upcoming hybrid festival edition, with all selections accessible on the festival’s online platform; feature selections include ‘The Siren’ by Sepideh Farsi, ‘Unicorn Wars’ by Alberto Vázquez Rico, and ‘Princess Dragon’ by Anthony Roux and Jean-Jacques Denis.

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Erick Oh and Baobab Studios’ ‘Namoo’ to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 3, 2021 at 12:21pm

The Oscar-nominated ‘Opera’ director teams with the Emmy-winning studio behind ‘Baba Yaga,’ ‘Bonfire,’ and ‘Crow: The Legend’ on new theatrical short, created with Quill, about the meaningful moments of one man’s life, symbolized by the positive and painful memories within the branches of a growing tree.

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Animation Masters Summit Announces Legend Awards

Indian animation pioneer, Ketan Mehta and filmmaker, artist, and academic Professor Nina Sabnani to be honored at this year’s virtual summit; registration is open and free for the event, which runs May 4-8.  

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10th Edition of Pixelatl Heading Online September 7-11

Festival unveils 2021 poster created by artists Sandra Equihua and Jorge Gutiérrez, the Annie and Emmy Award-winning creatives behind ‘Maya and the Three,’ ‘The Book of Life,’ ‘Son of Jaguar,’ and ‘El Tigre: Las Aventuras de Manny Rivera.’

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VFX Legend Doug Trumbull Presents May 4 at FMX 2021

‘Then & Now Track’ welcomes the visual effects pioneer, who will talk on ‘The Cinema of the Future;’ conference runs online May 4-6.

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FMX 2021 Shares New Program Highlights

Running May 4-6, the online even has announced additional talks and highlights, including ‘From 2D to 3D: The Craft of Tom & Jerry,’ more ‘Concept Art Track’ speakers, and a panel by the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart.

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Ottawa Animation Festival Going Online for 2021

With the pandemic still to be reckoned with, event will go virtual again this year, with an extended run set for September 22 – October 3; the best of the usual ‘in person’ activities will be featured and available from the safety and comfort of home; submissions still being accepted through May 31.

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Winners Announced for KingstOOn 2021

Martinique’s ‘TOL’ named Best Caribbean Short Film, South African ‘The Sugarcane Man’ named Best International Student Film, and Malaysian ‘Biji’ named Best International Short Film, as Jamaica’s premier animation conference and festival came to a close Sunday night.

Annecy 2021 is Coming! Headline News

Annecy 2021 Announces VR Works Selections

Nine projects selected out of 75 submissions include a diverse group of films with varied themes; festival runs from June 14-19.

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ITFS’ AniMovie 2021 Competition Running Online May 4-9

Program highlights include feature film animation competition, screenings, film talks, and free live-streams; notable speakers include Oscar-nominated ‘Wolfwalkers’ director Tomm Moore and David Silverman, director of ‘Extinct.’

The Oscar goes to… Headline News

Nvidia Powers 13 Years of Oscar-Winning VFX

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 23, 2021 at 2:18pm

Once again, the technology company’s professional GPUs are behind all five VFX Oscar nominees; the 93rd annual Academy Awards take place this Sunday, April 25.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band at 50! Headline News

Sean Ono Lennon’s Animated ‘I Am the Egbert’ Loops Launch on Spotify

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 23, 2021 at 1:04pm

Inspired by his father’s illustrations and produced by the team behind the Oscar-nominated ‘I Met the Walrus’ short, the artist’s Canvas animation shorts celebrate today’s release of the 50th anniversary edition of ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.’

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Animatricks 2021 Announces Competition Nominees

In addition to the competition and screenings, the virtual event will explore women and animation, freedom of speech, social criticism, and satire; the conference will run online from May 20-23.

And the Oscar Goes to…? VFXWorld

Virtual Production Takes Center Stage in ‘The Midnight Sky’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 23, 2021 at 6:33am

Digitized shots of Icelandic snow, glaciers, and misty weather, coupled with real-time camera tracking and Unreal Engine, meant high-resolution environment projections, and lighting, could be captured in-camera to provide unprecedented realism for onstage shooting, in George Clooney and Netflix’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi drama.

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Cartoon Digital Online Edition Set for May 26-28

The event features three days of panels and keynotes with topics including ‘Branded Content in Digital Space - Now & Tomorrow,’ ‘Can Digital Content Change the World?,’ and ‘Digital Distribution & Co-production.’

No Time Like Real-Time Headline News

RealTime Conference Announces Full Spring Lineup

The free virtual event, running April 26-28, brings together over 150 speakers from a diverse set of industries; featured topics include Cloud/Pixel streaming in Real-Time; digital humans/virtual agents; virtual production; and how real-time is transforming animation.

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Autodesk Talking Retopology, Bifrost, USD, and Shotgun at FMX 2021

Tech giant’s conference program will examine the future and boundaries of animation and VFX: the latest developments in USD; retopology tools for 3ds Max; Bifrost for Maya for visual programming; and remote studio collaboration with Shotgun.

And the Oscar Goes to…? ANIMATIONWorld

On the Road to the 93rd Oscars: The Animated Short Film Nominees

‘Burrow,’ ‘Genius Loci,’ ‘If Anything Happens I Love You,’ ‘Opera,’ and ‘Yes-People’ vie for this year’s Best Animated Short Oscar.

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KingstOON is Coming! Festival and Conference Run April 21-25

The free online event starts tomorrow, using the latest technology to deliver a world class event to a global audience; attendees can participate in masterclasses, the perfect pitch boot camp, and discussions on industry trends – the event kicks off with a keynote by Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

And the Oscar Goes to…? VFXWorld

On the Road to the 93rd Oscars: The Visual Effects Nominees

‘Love and Monsters,’ ‘The Midnight Sky,’ ‘Mulan,’ ‘The One and Only Ivan,’ and ‘Tenet’ vie for this year’s Best Visual Effects Oscar.

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