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The Best in CG Animation Headline News

‘GARRANO’ Takes Best in Show at SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Computer Animation Festival

‘CAT and MOTH’ garners the Special Jury Award, with ‘Period Drama’ named Best Student Project; winning films will highlight this year’s Electronic Theater screenings at the conference, running next week in Daegu, South Korea.

Get Ready to LAAF in Hollywood Headline News

LAAF Returns to Hollywood December 10-11

The event offers a full weekend of programs featuring all films in competition, and an opening night party with works by and conversations with filmmakers, culminating with the LAAF Awards Ceremony.

Sumit Your Films Headline News

Call For Entries: NIIGATA International Animation Festival

Submissions are open for the new feature animation festival coming March 2023 to Niigata, Japan, home to Toei Animation Studio; submission deadline is December 23.

Awards Headline News

‘The Record’ Takes Grand Prix at Warsaw Animated Film Festival

Swiss director Jonathan Lasker’s film wins the international competition; ‘Slow Light’ by Kijek/Adamski garnered both the Platige Image Award and Polish Filmmakers Association for Best Polish Film.

Festivals Headline News

Pendleton Ward to Keynote 2022 TAAFI

The Emmy-winning ‘Adventure Time’ creator will kick off Toronto Animation Arts Festival International’s 3-day hybrid conference with a keynote fireside chat on joke theory this evening, November 10, at 6:15 pm EST.

Winners Revealed! Headline News

Sander Joon’s ‘Sierra’ Takes Grand Prix at 2022 Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Signe Bauman’s ‘My Love Affair with Marriage’ named Best Feature Film, as the celebration of Nordic-Baltic animation wrapped up last weekend; Finnish animator Heikki Prepula received the Lifetime Achievement Award for a storied career that began in children’s TV in the 1960s.

New Filmmaking Frontiers at SCAD VFXWorld

SCAD Embraces the ‘Bleeding Edge’ of Technology with New LED Volume Stage

By bringing together live-action performance with digital environments and real-time rendering, the university's students across creative disciplines are collaborating as never before, creating the future with technology that didn’t exist only two years ago.

Diversity in Animation Headline News

6th Annual WIA Diversity Awards Honorees Announced

The award recognizes individuals, films, and organizations working to expand diversity; recipients include producer Chris Nee, Epic Games, and Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib's film, ‘It's a Gray, Gray World.’

Submit Your Latest Work Headline News

Call for Entries: Annecy 2023

Animation’s premier festival now accepting submissions in multiple categories, including short films, TV films, commissioned films, graduation films, feature films and VR works; registration dates for Mifa Pitch Sessions coming soon.

On the Road to Torino Headline News

All Eyes on Torino: VIEW Conference 2022 – Free Livestream Just Announced

Top industry leaders head to Italy’s premiere animation, VFX, games, and computer graphics conference that runs October 16-21, both onsite and online, with a stellar program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses available; worldwide Livestream is now free!

Destination Torino! Headline News

Tonko House’s ‘ONI: Thunder God’s Tale’ Int’l Premiere Coming to VIEWFEST 2022

Only in Torino! Chapters 1 and 2 of Netflix’s highly anticipated CG and stop-motion animated series, set in a world of Japanese mythology, to screen October 15, followed by Q&A with EP Kane Lee.

New Pioneers in Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Hulu’s Kelci Parker Fights for Diverse Voices in Hard Comedy Adult Animation

At the recent SCAD AnimationFest, the streamer’s VP of Adult Animation Originals, who was honored with the festival’s Award of Excellence, shared that you must reach for the stars, take risks, dare to fail… and earn your fart joke.

It’s Simply Unreal Headline News

Exclusive: ‘RIFT,’ Created Entirely in Unreal Engine, to Debut at SPARK ANIMATION Festival

Watch the trailer for HaZ Dulull’s new animated feature film, produced with support from an Epic MegaGrant, which follows a young boy held captive who can tap into multi-dimensions across space and time; the festival runs October 27-30 - the career fair set for November 12.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Manchester Animation Festival Announces 2022 Program

The event returns in-person in Manchester this November with screenings, panels, workshops, masterclasses, and studio talks across citywide venues.

Awards Headline News

‘Bird in the Peninsula,’ ‘Dozens of Norths’ Take Top OIAF 2022 Honors

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 7:07am

Atsushi Wada is awarded the Grand Prize for animated short, while Koji Yamamura takes home the Grand Prize for animated feature, at the 46th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Celebrating the Best in Animation Headline News

Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild’ to Open Animation is Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 10:20am

AIF reveals its 2022 event lineup of world premieres, features in competition, special screenings, and panels; fest to run October 21-23 and 29 in-person in Hollywood.

Submit Your Anime Headline News

Call For Entries: Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2023

Submissions for Short and Feature animated films are now being accepted for the 10th edition of TAAF running March 10-13, 2023, in Ikebukuro Tokyo.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs September 2022

This month’s animated shorts survey includes ‘IIzuna Fair,’ ‘My Year of Dicks,’ ‘The Pattern,’ ‘The Record,’ and ‘Vampire,’ all in competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, running September 21-25.

Festivals Headline News

Dome Fest West 2022 Set This Month in Costa Mesa

The 2nd annual 360-degree film festival and conference, running October 6-9, features full-dome, fully immersive 360-degree media shows, presentations, industry panels, interactive workshops, and keynotes by industry leaders.

call for entries Headline News

Call For Entries: Animac 2023

The non-profit cultural event welcomes animation enthusiasts and artists to a non-competitive celebration of animation in Lleida, Spain - February 2023; the public selects all submission category winners – the deadline to register is October 31.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD AnimationFest 2022 Returns to Atlanta

Running September 22-24, the festival will feature screenings, panel discussions, presentations, and talent from Hulu and Netflix, SCAD Alumni, as well as the debut of SCAD Atlanta’s new XR stage; passes are now on sale.

Submit Your Work Headline News

SPARK ANIMATION Returns to Vancouver In-Person and Online

British Columbia’s only Oscar-accredited festival is back as a hybrid event, with an expansive program of talks, presentations, screenings, and career networking events, running October 27 – November 30; submissions still being accepted through September 16.

The Road to Ottawa Headline News

NFB Brings 6 Films to OIAF 2022

Oscar-nominees Amada Forbis and Wendy Tilby’s ‘The Flying Sailor’ among 4 films selected in official competition; other films include the special presentation and world premiere of ‘Theodore Ushev: Unseen Connections’ by Borislav Kolev.

Schmooze it up at TAC Headline News

OIAF and TAC Are Back!

Connect with industry contacts and meet new ones at OAIF’s The Animation Conference coming to Ottawa September 21-23; the festival runs September 21-25.

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