The tale of a mythical cowboy showdown with eco-villains intent on paving over idyllic Sourdough Creek, the 2D animated film debuts December 9 at the Los Angeles Animation Festival; tickets are now available.
‘Moirai - Thread of Life’ takes Best in Show with Jury's Special Award going to ‘Hair Universe;’ winners among 38 films selected to screen at this year’s Electronic and Animation Theaters.
The international competition includes Annecy Cristal winner ‘27’ by Flóra Anna Buda and Animafest Zagreb award-winner ‘A Kind of Testament’ by Stephen Vuillemin; event runs February 23 – March 3, 2024.
Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach’s film takes top honors alongside Best Short ‘The Miracle’ and Best Student Film ‘Rising Above;’ Industry Excellence Awards also announced.
The ancient storytelling tradition is kept alive in Detroit with live performances and members of ‘Flying Cardboard Theatre’ hosting free workshops.
Both ‘Chicken for Linda!’ and ‘Letter to a Pig’ push the medium’s artistic boundaries with constant motion, unrefined lines, and imprecise shading and coloring, proving more experimental, auteur-driven animation can be every bit as compelling and entertaining as mainstream films.
Event kicks off November 12, featuring hundreds of activities, with screenings, panels, workshops, masterclasses, and making of sessions; special events include ‘Magic Light Pictures at 20’ and ‘Festival Spotlight on Croatia.’
‘Trolls Band Together’s Walt Dohrn, ‘TMNT: Mutant Mayhem’s Jeff Rowe, ‘Elemental’s Peter Sohn, ‘Nimona’s Troy Quane and Nick Bruno, and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’s Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson, and Kemp Powers discuss how this year’s wild, unique, and weird animated films are wowing audiences using technology not even available only a few years ago.
The animated short’s creative team, part of the immersive career excel-erator program, along with Netflix and Women in Animation Vancouver, will present their film’s world premiere, including a Q&A and panel, at the festival, which runs November 13 – December 31.
Out of 2,100 submissions, a selection of 99 films competed; top honors went to ‘Slow Light,’ named Best Animated Short in the professional competition, and ‘Close Your Eyes,’ named Best Student Animation.
The 6th edition of Animation is Film announced winners for its 5-day festival that kicked off with Studio Ghibli’s just-released 'The Boy and The Heron,' directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and wrapped with director Sam Fell and Peter Lord presenting Aardman's upcoming film, ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of The Nugget.’
Awards to be presented in-person November 12 at a special screening during the festival, which runs November 9-12 in Vancouver and online.
To be located in the historic Haras d’Annecy, the new Cité internationale du cinéma d’animation d’Annecy will promote animation to a wide audience, boasting a screening room, artist’s residence, training facilities, and exhibition space for temporary and permanent collections.
The event promotes the Ibero-American animation market and its talent; deadline for submissions is December 14, 2023 - the event runs May 9-10, 2024.
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 are coming next month.
Winning animated shorts include ‘A Tree Once Grew Here’ by Johnnie Semerad, ‘Louis I King of The Sheep’ by Markus Wulf, and ‘Hardboiled’ by Peter Sluszka; Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Nelvana co-founder and Canadian animation industry leader Michael Hirsch.
The Outstanding Achievement in Animation and Spotlight Award honorees, respectively, at this past weekend’s SCAD festival in Atlanta discuss their recent projects ‘Nimona’ and ‘Fionna and Cake’ and how recent industry upheaval makes it even more important to stay dedicated, flexible, and determined in pursuing your career.
Powerhouse helmers Nick Bruno and Troy Quane; Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson and Kemp Powers; Jeff Rowe; Walt Dohrn; and Peter Sohn to talk at upcoming ‘Top Animators Contenders’ panel at the 26th Annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival; event runs October 21-28.
The coveted Cristal Award and Gan Foundation winning animated feature that follows a well-meaning mother’s pursuit to feed her daughter a delicious meal has been sold in Japan, Benelux, China, Spain, India, Italy, U.S., Canada, and Taiwan.
In the 45 years since 71 students made up the university’s first class, ‘Starship SCAD’ has grown to four locations, over 100 degree programs, more than 17,000 current students and 60,000 alumni, with more than 2,200 alone in the School of Animation and Motion… and a brand-new Midtown Atlanta expansion that includes a 700-seat theater, SCADshow, that will host the festival, running September 28-30.
Returning for its 9th year, the U.K.’s largest animation festival will offer audiences a unique engagement with some of the world’s best animated content; event runs November 12-17 in-person, 18-30 online.
First-time filmmaker Diego Guzman’s new 2D animated feature draws inspiration from Satoshi Kon and Masaaki Yuasa to tell the tale of citizens contorting their bodies by any means possible into square shapes to get into a Tetris-like cube heaven, until one man finds another shape inside him that’s the antithesis of their world.
Ryo Orikasa takes home the Grand Prize for short animation, while Joël Vaudreuil takes home the Grand Prize for feature animation, at the 47th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival.
The 5-day festival opens October 18 with GKIDS’ presentation of the legendary filmmaker and Studio Ghibli’s new film at the Hollywood landmark TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX; program includes special screenings, competitions, panels and premieres.