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Robots and Goslings Oh My! Headline News

DreamWorks to Preview Exclusive ‘The Wild Robot’ Footage at Annecy

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 8:54am

Oscar-nominated writer/director Chris Sanders will present his creative vision in a special first look session at the festival, while members of his creative team, including production designer Raymond Zibach and head of story Heidi Jo Gilbert, will lead a presentation on the film’s design; studio will also screen Sanders and Dean DeBlois’ landmark 2010 hit, ‘How to Train Your Dragon.’

Animation Conferences Headline News

Get Animated Announces ‘In Conversation’ Keynote Speakers

U.K. Screen Alliance CEO Neil Hatton and the U.K. Department for Business and Trade head of Creative Industries Tendai Chetse take the stage at the animation conference, which runs May 1-2 in Birmingham.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

Binocular Briefs - Spotlight on Stuttgart

The April 2024 survey of under-the-radar animated shorts currently travelling the festival circuit or new to online viewing takes a special look at five films to keep an eye on at the Stuttgart Animation Festival.

Events Headline News

2024 Quirino Awards Program Announced

200+ industry professionals will gather for the co-production and business forum in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife, running May 9 to 11; online talks on YouTube will feature short film and school short film finalists.

Festivals Headline News

Cartoons on The Bay Announces Program Highlights

Award-winning director John Musker is being honored with Pulcinella Lifetime Achievement Award and retrospective; other special awards will go to Italian comic book artist Sara Pichelli and American producer, director, and writer Leslie Iwerks; the event returns to Pescara, Italy May 29-June 2.

call for entries Headline News

Submissions Open for the Dream Animation Festival

The first film festival of animated dreams is now accepting entries created in any narrative style or animation technique, winners receive €2000 prize; entry deadline is April 30.

Conferences Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2024 Registration Now Open

The 51st annual conference, focusing on computer graphics, interactive techniques and technical innovation, returns to its origins in Denver, Colorado, running July 28 – August 1.

On the road to Annecy Headline News

Netflix Reveals Expansive Annecy Program Filled with Sneak Peeks and Talks

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 22, 2024 at 6:25am

Zack Snyder’s ‘Twilight of the Gods,’ Aardman’s ‘Wallace & Gromit,’ and Shannon Tindle’s ‘Ultraman: Rising’ lead the streamer’s on-stage presentations showcasing many of its highly anticipated animated films and TV shows coming later this year and next.

The Road to Turin Headline News

VIEW Conference Launches ‘Art Challenge’ Competition

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Italy’s premier animation and VFX event, artists are invited to submit poster designs for the competition; winner to receive a Wacom tablet and have their work prominently displayed online and at the upcoming conference, which runs October 14-19 in Turin.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

It’s Next Week! FMX 2024 Shares More Updates

Attendees can explore the sound design of ‘Dune Part 2,’ the visual effects of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender,’ and the invisible VFX of Ridley Scott's ‘Napoleon;’ 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

stop-motion shorts Headline News

Animated Short ‘Las Nogas’ Gets NY Premiere

Catya Plate’s award-winning stop-motion short screens as part of the ‘Environmentally Speaking Bloc’ at the Queens World Film Festival, running April 17-27; tickets are now available.

Competitive Festivals Headline News

Fest Anča Reveals 2024 Competition Selections

Out of 1,340 film submissions from 71 countries, 206 films were selected to participate in this year’s event; The Slovak Republic’s only multimedia festival focused on animation runs June 25-30.

Business Headline News

Superights Brings ‘Silly Sundays’ to MIPTV

Award-winning animation studio’s new 2D animated series follows 3 kids, their folks and Granny, who embrace every little moment together on their family Sundays; series premiered in Ireland and is rolling out in LatAM and the U.S.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2024 Shares Another Round of Program Updates

Attendees can explore the stylistic design choices behind ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ and gain insight into artistic and technological innovations developed for ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire;’ 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

All Eyes Turn to Ottawa Headline News

OIAF Reveals 2024 Edition Poster by Lei Lei

The experimental artist creates an ‘ode to the wild creative process of an animator’ for the upcoming animation festival, returning to Ottawa September 25-29 

Which One’s Pink? Animation Competitions Headline News

Pink Floyd's ‘The Dark Side of The Moon’ Animation Competition Winners Announced

10 winning films will roll out daily through April 7; ‘Brain Damage’ takes 1st place and £100,000 prize, while ‘Time’ takes 2nd place and £25,000.

The Best in Ibero-American Animation Headline News

2024 Quirino Awards Finalists Announced

The Oscar-nominated animated feature ‘Robot Dreams’ leads the competition in 3 categories for the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards 2024 Edition; winners to be announced May 11 in ceremony on the island of Tenerife.

Bringing Order to AI Chaos Headline News

Ravel Orchestrate GenAI Automation Software Now Available

New technology helps media and entertainment studios automate, integrate, and manage their complex assortment of GenAI-assisted DCC tools.

Preserving Film and TV History Headline News

UCLA Festival of Preservation Runs April 5-7

UCLA Film & Television Archive’s free biannual event showcases the latest restoration projects, featuring a line-up of films reflecting the breadth of moving image history; April 6 screening of restored animated classics includes ‘French Fried,’ ‘Musical Memories,’ ‘Japanese Lanterns,’ and ‘Red Riding Hood.’

Innovations in Immersive Storytelling Headline News

USC School of Cinematic Arts’ Ganek Immersive Studio Inaugural Showcase Set

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 29, 2024 at 4:32pm

The program review, featuring projects in production and development at the state-of-the-art studio, will be held on the SCA campus this coming Thursday, April 4.  

Diversity in Animation Headline News

TNBFC XPO Debuts FLAMIN Animation Artist Projects

The shorts premiered at TNBFC’s XPO in London, showcasing Black creatives; applications now open through May 27 for program’s 4th round.

Teaching Kids to Care About our Planet Headline News

UNESCO Screens ‘The Refuge of Audrey’ at Biodiversity Talks

New animated series from Watch Next Media features the adventures of a 7-year-old girl and her best friends, living in a refuge for endangered species, that entertain, educate, and encourage kids to care more about our planet; now on Okoo, the series is coming to France Télévisions.

Back to the Spider-Verse ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story’ Allows New Talent to Shine

The creators of the new animated short, produced under the auspices of Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks’ LENS training program, talk about their unusual collaboration and the intricacies of the Spider-Verse.

exhibitions Headline News

Joanna Priestley’s ‘The Art of Burning Man’ Returns to Oregon

The encore presentation at the Museum of Science and Industry features sculptures, architecture, installations, mutant vehicles, and screenings of the animated shorts ‘Fleeting Marvels’ and ‘Jung & Restless,’ followed by a Q&A; tickets are now on sale for the April 20 event.

ITFS Returns! Headline News

ITFS 2024 Shares Latest Festival Highlights

129 short films and 6 feature-length films will compete at the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, running April 23-28.

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