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call for entries Headline News

Call for Submissions: SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival

Entries now being accepted in multiple categories, including shorts, visualizations, VFX sequences, game cinematics, and real-time pieces; deadline to enter is July 31, 2020.

Covid-19 Headline News

An Open Letter from WIA President Marge Dean

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 10:53am

WIA president addresses important issues concerning working from home and how it’s affecting people’s lives during pandemic. 

People Headline News

Taika Waititi to Harness the Force in New ‘Star Wars’ Feature

Oscar-winning ‘Jojo Rabbit’ director to co-write and direct new movie franchise entry; new ‘Star Wars’ Disney+ series also announced during May the Fourth celebrations.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo VFX Breakdown Reel for ‘The Hunt’

Led by VFX supervisors Johnny Gibson and Edward Hawkins, the studio provided a bucket-full of digital blood and gore, wounds, muzzle flashes, deadly arrows and a digital jet on the Jason Blum and Damon Lindelof produced action-thriller. 

FMX 2020 Blogs

Highlights of FMX 1994-2020 Launching May 5

Starting tomorrow, running through May 8 and then every two weeks through the end 2020, conference will post a new online piece dedicated to an outstanding personality from the event’s history.

Festivals Headline News

Annecy 2020 Releases Online Animation Festival and Market Details

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 4, 2020 at 10:19am

Running June 15-30, the digital event will feature an extensive mix of animated film and project competitions, masterclasses, and related activities, along with extensive Mifa pitch, meeting, and expert presentation resources.

Motion Graphics ANIMATIONWorld

Chapeau Studios Helps ‘The Donut King’ Spotlight His Confectionary Crown

Signature pink boxes and ‘sweet’ skateboarding effects are skillfully sprinkled throughout Ted Ngoy’s classic rags to riches tale. 

Virtual Reality Headline News

Funimation and Bigscreen Bring 30+ Anime Films to VR

Virtual anime movie theater to kick off May 1 with special weekend of live film screenings starting with fan favorite, ‘Your Name.’ 

Awards Headline News

Oscars Amid COVID-19: Streamed Films Eligible This Year

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 2:21pm

Films initially streamed commercially after theatrical release was postponed or canceled can be submitted for Academy Awards consideration; sound mixing and sound editing awards being combined into one category.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Canceled; Event Moving to Virtual Conference Format

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 24, 2020 at 1:19pm

Organizers of the premiere conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques have canceled the 2020 edition, set for July 19-23 in Washington, D.C., due to the COVID-19 pandemic; details of move to virtual conference format will be released in near future.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Releases New Clip and Free Family Watch Guide for ‘The Willoughbys’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 3:17pm

An open house goes horribly wrong in latest clip from Kris Pearn’s hilarious new film; plus download fun recipes, drawing guides, Bingo sheets and other fun family activity guides.

FMX 2020 Blogs

Online Highlights of FMX 1994-2020 Program Coming in May

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 20, 2020 at 4:12pm

Each day May 5-8 and then every two weeks through the end 2020, conference will post a new online piece dedicated to an outstanding personality from the event’s history.

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