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Official Short Form Selections Unveiled for Annecy 2020 Online Festival

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 10:36am

37 shorts, 44 graduate films, 21 TV films and 35 commissioned films will compete as festival moves online for June 15-20 digital event.

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Fresh Takes: Poignant Stories of Immigrant Struggles in ‘Coup d’état Math’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 13, 2020 at 4:03pm

Sai Selvarajan’s animated short weaves together four gripping vignettes that capture the contrasting emotions of despair and hope in different refugee communities. 

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CG Pioneers Paul Debevec and Donald Greenberg to Keynote VIEW 2020

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 11:21am

Award-winning computer graphics researchers and professors are the first announced presenters at upcoming October 18-23 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

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Call for Entries: VIEW Awards 2020

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 10:42am

Italy’s premier animation, VFX, games and immersive storytelling conference is now accepting submissions for its 2020 film competition, with a €2,000 first prize.

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Annecy Festival 2020 Canceled; Online Version to be Revealed April 15

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 8:34am

Organizers announce 60th anniversary edition will proceed online from June 14-19 after deciding event couldn’t be rescheduled; official selection and online festival details coming April 15.

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Stuttgart Animation Festival Going Digital, Announces OnlineFestival.ITFS.de

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 6, 2020 at 3:51pm

After canceling their 27th ITFS edition scheduled for May 5-10, organizers will instead hold a digital festival during those same dates.

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Adrien Mérigeau’s ‘Genius Loci’ Takes GLAS 2020 Grand Prix and FXX Elevation Award

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 11:02am

Director of film about a young loner’s exploration and celebration of urban chaos will receive a $25,000 grant to develop an original animated project with FXX.

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‘Symbiosis’ Wins Best Animated Short at 2020 SXSW Film Festival

Though the event was canceled by the city of Austin, with its juries already in place and a majority of filmmakers opting in, competitions were held and awards announced.

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Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2020 Canceled

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12:34pm

27th ITFS edition, running May 5-10, and 14th Animation Production Days, set for May 6-8, in Stuttgart, Germany, have been canceled.

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Italy’s Cartoons on the Bay Animation Festival Postponed

24th annual event, set for April 2-5, has been pushed to an un-announced future 2020 date because of the worldwide coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic; their Pulcinella Awards competition will be announced next month as planned.

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World Premiere of DreamWorks Animation’s ‘To: Gerard’ Set for Tribeca Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:17am

Studio’s new short, directed by Taylor Meacham, with character designs by Nico Marlet, is latest entry in the DreamWorks Shorts program started back in 2017.

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‘Purpleboy’ Wins Grand Prix at 39th Anima Festival

Alexandre Siqueira’s short takes top honor along with a 2,500-euro prize; Luca Tóth’s ‘Mr. Mare’ awarded the international jury’s special prize.

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Submit Your Work to OIAF 2020!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 28, 2020 at 2:12pm

44th Ottawa International Animation Festival, which runs September 23-27, 2020, is now accepting submissions.

Annecy Headline News

Wes Anderson to Present at Annecy 2020

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 24, 2020 at 5:19pm

Director of ‘Isle of Dogs’ and Cristal winner ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox,’ along with ‘The French Dispatch’ collaborators Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola, will talk about his relationship with animation.

Annecy Headline News

2020 Annecy Festival Accreditation Now Open

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 7, 2020 at 4:15pm

Take advantage of the early bird registration specials to ensure a spot at 60th anniversary edition, taking place in Annecy from June 15 - 20.    

Animation Festivals Headline News

Nominees Announced for Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards

Finalists will be announced on February 18 at Casa de América de Madrid; winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on April 18 in Tenerife.

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Call for Entries: The Bang Awards Festival – International Film Animation 2020

Submissions are now being accepted for the event’s 5th edition taking place September 2 - October 4; deadline for entries is August 31, 2020.

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