Program lineup and list of presenters revealed for this year’s event, presented in collaboration with the Annecy International Animation Festival and Mifa 2021 hybrid editions, viewable beginning June 14; this year’s theme is ‘The Business Case for Diversity.’
The event, running September 10-19, is accepting short film projects using puppet animation, object animation and/or pixilation; deadline for submissions is July 2.
At Annecy 2021, first time screenings, masterclasses, and keynotes include a look back with ‘Mémoire d’une minute,’ a shorts collection for Annecy award-winning directors; a masterclass presented by Walt Disney and Kugali animation studios; and a keynote by Terrence Malick about VR ‘Evolver – Prologue.’
Industry leading market’s new, flexible format encourages attendee participation from anywhere; extensive program line-up includes pitches, on-line targeted meetings, and career recruitment; Annecy 2021 runs June 14-19.
Virtual ceremony held this past Friday evening celebrated outstanding creative talent in Irish animation, VFX, and gaming.
Nine additional features selected to screen in the Contrechamp program at upcoming festival, running both online and onsite from June 14-19.
Studio’s latest animated theatrical short, about a raccoon whose frustrated parent tries to keep them both safe, will run alongside upcoming musical comedy, ‘Encanto,’ later in 2021.
May 22 virtual event will celebrate start of production on 12-minute film, based on a Donna Decker poem, from Pixar co-founder Ralph Guggenheim, Oscar and Emmy winner James ‘Andy’ Moorer, and Caitlin Hargarten and Sam Blake Thompson of Squawk Productions.
Entries now being accepted in multiple categories, including shorts, visualizations, VFX sequences, game cinematics, and real-time pieces; deadline to enter is August 1, 2021.
The event kicked off May 10 with a full slate of online and onsite events including meetings, conferences, workshops, and presentations; the Best Shorts finalists will be available for home viewing through May 23 via the Retiana Latina and Filmin platforms.
Join the May 13 interactive event on Netflix’s YouTube channel - first 15 Minutes of Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated zombie heist thriller will be revealed.
The awards honor the best in German animation and screenplay, animated games, and innovation in business; awardees included ‘Butterfly Tale’ by Heidi Foss and Lienne Sawatsky, ‘Endzone – A World Apart’ developed by Gentlymad Studios, and Mitmalfilm UG with Uli Seis.
As part of LALIFF 2021, LXiA is presenting a day of premieres, panel discussions, an animated short contest, and master classes, featuring speakers like Jorge Gutierrez, Sherley Ibarra, Carlos López Estrada, Phil Lord, and Lindsey Olivares.
International Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film concludes six-day virtual event that provided a global audience with live streaming access to more than 400 shorts and features; entire ITFS media library will stay available to accredited users until May 16, 2021.
Toei and original manga creator Akira Toriyama announce second film based on 2015 manga, following 2018’s successful release of ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly.’
KingstOOn Festival and Sesame Workshop announce winning pitch team; UWI animation students, Chevon Irving and Tajha Winkle chosen to animate their ‘11 Robot Reggae Band’ film for iconic show’s Season 52, with local animator George Hay set to mentor and advise.
Festival and Mercury Filmworks announce the second ever virtual competition, offering wider reach and accessibility to new creative voices; entry deadline is June 15.
Coming May 14, the free, online conversation with the film’s key talent, including writer/director Mike Rianda and writer/co-director Jeff Rowe, is being produced in cooperation with OGR, Sony Pictures Animation, and Netflix.
The Clip Studio Paint software developer’s illustration competition received 3,800 entries from across the globe; prizes include cash and an NVIDIA RTX 3070 GPU Graphics Card.
The May 11-12 programs will feature over 30 graduate projects showcasing unique approaches to creative self-expression; first program includes 2D and motion graphics projects, while second features experimental art and 3D.
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, seven top creative professionals will participate in a panel discussion on creating community and fostering diversity in the animation industry.
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.