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.
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.
Presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design, the annual festival, set for October 23-30, will feature film screenings, panel discussions, and workshops.
Submissions due by July 20 for the 11th International Animation Festival of Pernambuco in Brazil coming October 8-17; event will be held in person and online.
33 films have been chosen for this year’s competition; festival, which runs August 11-14 in the village of Salamiou, will also feature a 20th anniversary tribute to Cypriot animation.
The upcoming festival reveals special retrospectives on animators Mariusz Wilczyński and Jodie Mack; the 2021 Ottawa International Animation Festival runs online September 22 - October 3.
‘Polka-Dot Boy’ by Sarina Nehei named best animated short; eight other films honored as 14th edition concludes with July 4 closing ceremony.
Festival’s 2021 theme of ‘isolation’ reflects challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting solitude and claustrophobia; hybrid event runs in-person and online July 23-30.
Short film submissions are due by June 30, features by July 31, for the famed Japanese ‘Airport Festival’ coming November 5-8, 2021.
Last year ITFS was one of the first festivals to go totally online. With a year to perfect the system the 2021 edition worked seemingly flawlessly to the home viewer.
AIF is back this Fall as a hybrid on-site / virtual festival after 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic; produced by GKIDS in partnership with the Annecy Festival, event embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form.
Written by former AWN editor-in-chief Jennifer Wolfe, the detailed profiles share valuable and important insight into the Women in Animation initiative that continues to support and inspire the careers of numerous mentees.
Festival announces 12 films receiving special recognition, partner awards, or additional honors bestowed outside the Official competition.
Films by Jonas Poher Rasmussen and Samuel Patthey & Silvain Monney among 20 winners at the 45th festival edition, held both on-site and virtually, finally able to celebrate its 60th anniversary postponed from 2020 when the event was forced online due to the pandemic.
Season 1 rolls out in 150 territories this year including Cartoon Network and HBO Max in the U.S.; Season 2 will air on Canal+ Family, Piwi+ and MyCanal in France.
The “nutty” animated series about an optimistic but prone to chaos squirrel and her best friend Barry the Bunny, from South African creators Lucy Heavens and Nic Smal, was revealed today at Annecy 2021; series set to debut in 2023.
Coming this summer from Kazuto Makazawa and Production I.G., anime series follows a young girl and her samurai crew, on the run from pirates and the English Navy, as they hunt for unimaginable treasure and adventure.
In their Annecy 2021 panel, creator Chris Nee and directors Peter Ramsey, Trisha Gum, and Jorge R. Gutiérrez harken back to ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’ as they discuss the project, executive produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, that combines music and animation to educate a new generation of young Americans about the power of the people.
During an online panel, industry agencies, including Film London, Animation UK, BFI, and Screen Scotland, renewed their sector commitment while sharing business development, investment, and government support insights and strategies in the wake of COVID-19.
Day 2 of Annecy 2021 brought more great reveals from the streamer, including four upcoming anime titles, with initial concept art, presented during their Tuesday Studio Focus Panel.
In his Annecy 2021 reveal, the Oscar-winning director and his filmmaking team talk about their upcoming animated feature, the DreamWorks’ ‘Trollhunters’ franchise finale, premiering July 21 on Netflix.
From the ‘Gravity Falls’ writer and creator/executive producer comes the first adult animated series created in-house by Netflix Animation Studios; show delves into the daily grind of creating conspiracies for the ‘shadow government.’
In another Annecy 2021 reveal, the streamer announces an even edgier and ‘adult-ier’ series about the Hormone Monster, Depression Kitties, and other creatures from the highly-acclaimed series that help humans as they journey through life.
Coming this fall from ‘The Book of Life’ director, the ‘Animated Event Told in 9 Chapters,’ tells the story of a Mesoamerican-inspired warrior princess on an epic quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save humanity from the vengeful gods of the underworld.