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International Women’s Day Headline News

‘Women Make Animation: Animated Shorts’ Virtual Program Coming March 13

In honor of International Women’s Day 2021, WOW Women’s Film Club is hosting a free screening curated by Eiko Meredith of the Kotatsu Festival; a free drawing workshop by Japanese animator and illustrator Chie Arai will also be offered.

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‘Flee’: An Animated Documentary Recounts a Harrowing Personal Trauma

Jonas Rasmussen’s intimate and powerful 2D film tells the untold story of his long-time friend Amin’s life as a gay child growing up in Kabul before his escape via Russia to Denmark.

Virtual Events Headline News

Call for Entries: SIGGRAPH 2021 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater

Premier CG conference is looking for innovative works in computer graphics-based storytelling for its second-ever virtual Electronic Theater showcase; the submission deadline is March 23.

Animation Festivals Headline News

20th Countryside Animafest Cyprus Names Artist in Residence

Photographer and filmmaker Gerco de Ruijter’s residence will take place in July, prior to the festival program, which runs from August 11-14.

Virtual Events Blogs

ANNY’s ‘Monsters and Me’ VR Event

By Joe Strike | Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 1:26pm

AWN’s resident Miscweant, adorned in an Oculus Quest 2 headset, shares his report on Animation Nights New York’s cutting-edge webXR virtual animated shorts screening.

Events Headline News

KingstOOn Animation and Film Festival Moves Online April 21-25

The virtual event plans an Expo, film festival, business forum, and Pitch Boot Camp and Competition; this year’s theme explores diversity in animation.

Wendigo Terror! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Little Wolf: The Night Trail’: A Coming-of-Age Battle Against the Undead

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 9:41am

Director Jesse Cowan takes a dark journey into Native American mythology with his tale of a young boy, his wolf totem, and their fight with monsters of the forest.

Festivals Events

Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2021

Begins: June 14, 2021

The festival's 60th edition is planned as a live and virtual event being held June 14-19, 2021.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

Escape Studios’ VFX Festival Returns in March

The all-virtual 9th edition’s theme is ‘Limitless Creativity;’ event features various talks, presentations, and career advice aimed at students, emerging talent, and industry professionals.

call for entries Headline News

Annecy Issues Last Call for Films and Projects

Get your work entered without delay; the film submissions deadline is February 15, with project submissions due by February 7.

Interactive Shorts Headline News

Disney’s Immersive, Interactive ‘Baymax Dreams’ Short Premieres at Sundance

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 3:38pm

Studio’s first interactive episode, part of the festival’s New Frontier Gallery, uses interactive cloud streaming technology to enable seamless interaction and high-end graphics on mobile platforms.

immersive experiences Headline News

WATCH: Baobab Studio’s ‘Namoo’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 1:48pm

Directed by Erick Oh and inspired by his grandfather, the studio’s new immersive animated film premieres today at the Sundance Film Festival; the narrative poem thoughtfully reflects on the meaningful moments in one man’s life.

Digital Events Headline News

Puppet Animation Scotland’s MANIPULATE Festival Runs January 29 - February 7

An international celebration of woman in animation, the digital program will include ‘ANIMATED HIGHLIGHTS: 2021’ curated by the Edinburgh Short Film Festival, and ‘Animated Womxn,’ a woman-led showcase of stop-frame and VFX work from the animated film industry.

Submit Your Films! Headline News

Call for Entries: 2021 Animest Bucharest International Animation Film Festival

The 16th edition of the festival, being held October 8-17, is accepting submissions in the following competitive categories: feature film, short film, anidoc, student film, music video, children’s film, and VR film.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Rémi Chayé’s ‘Calamity Jane’ Kicks Off FIAF’s 2021 Animation First Festival

February 5 opening night will feature the Annecy Crystal winning film’s US premiere; the festival will also feature two recently announced special programs highlighting animation from Africa.

Business Headline News

Animated Short About Paris Terrorist Attack Being Developed as TV Series

Based on ‘My Life in Versailles,’ the acclaimed 2D film inspired by the 2015 attack, new series will follow the film’s main character, 8-year-old Violette, who after losing her parents, is sent to live with a relative where she must face and conquer her traumatic past.

call for entries Headline News

Call for Entries: Animatricks 21st International Animation Festival

Submissions now being accepted in International Competition, National Competition, Junior Competition, Experimental Competition, and Documentary Competition; deadline for entries is January 31, 2021.

Animation Festivals Headline News

FIAF’s Animation First Festival Moves Online February 5-15

Program highlights include US and New York premieres of 69 feature length and short films; animated selections by special guest Wes Anderson; a tribute to French animator Paul Grimault; and shorts program including the best of Annecy International Film Festival; and an inaugural student short film competition.

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Call for Entries: MIFA Project Pitches

Deadline for submissions is February 7, 2021 - selected MIFA pitch projects receive unique opportunities with access to and meetings with key players in the animation sector; June 14-19 event will be run both online and in-person.

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‘Bearly’ Charms as SCAD Animation Studio’s Debut Film

The delightful 2D/3D animated musical short, about a curious bear cub’s attempt to resist hibernation, marks the start of the program’s ambitious plan to produce two new shorts each year.

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