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What’s New in German Animation? Headline News

ITFS’ APD Announces ‘New Voices – New Stories’ Conference

Part of the 17th Animation Production Days running April 26-28 in Stuttgart, the conference takes place on April 26 and offers animation professionals a platform to discuss current developments in the industry.

Animation Royalty Headline News

Cartoons on the Bay Honors Peter Lord

The British director, producer and Aardman Animations co-founder joins Israeli film director and producer Ari Folman as the second 2023 Career Award recipient announced this year; the International Festival of Animation, Transmedia and Meta-Arts takes place in Pescara May 31-June 4.

Competitive Festivals Headline News

Fest Anča 2023 Reveals Official Selections

Almost 230 films were selected to participate in this year’s event, including original contemporary domestic and international animation featuring films by renowned filmmakers and young emerging talent; the event runs June 29-July 7.

Diversity in Animation Headline News

FLAMIN Animations Shorts Premiere at TNB XPO London

You can also watch them here - Round 2 of the Film London and Arts Council England commissioning program wrapped up with the artist animators debuting their work at The New Black Film Collective’s event; round 3 applications now open through May 22.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2023 Shares More Program Updates

The 4-day hybrid event, which runs April 25-27 and online April 28, revealed more on-site programming, including sustainability in media productions panel, VFX insights into HBO’s ‘The Last of Us,’ challenges of adapting literature into animation and games, and masterclasses with Ed Hooks and Craig Caldwell.

Awards Headline News

‘Ice Merchants’ Wins Big at MONSTRA 2023

The Annie Award-winning and Oscar-nominated short by João Gonzalez took top honors in multiple categories in both the Portuguese and International short film competitions, including the Monstrinha Inatel Grand Prix and audience awards.

ITFS Returns! Headline News

ITFS 2023 Announces AniMovie Selections

A full slate of animated films vie for the coveted Trickster Award in the international feature-length film competition at the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, running April 25-30.

In-Passing Headline News

Raoul Servais, Pioneering Father of Belgian Animation, Passes at 94

With a style that ‘blended expressionism and magical realism,’ the filmmaker produced 16 shorts and one feature, including the award-winning ‘Harpya’ and ‘Nocturnal Butterflies;’ he also served as ASIFA president for a decade and founded continental Europe’s first animation training course in 1960 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent.

On the road to Annecy Headline News

The Monk Studios’ ‘The Adventures of Tumbi’ Coming to Annecy in June

The Bangkok studio’s latest original, selected as a Mifa Campus 2023 finalist, is a co-production with Hong Kong toy design and manufacturer Unbox Industries.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2023 Program Now Online

The 4-day hybrid event returns to Stuttgart April 25-27 with an exclusive online day April 28; confirmed presentations include the creative and technical journey of Netflix’s ‘1899’ and Digital Domain’s use of Charlatan, its neural network for ‘deep fake’-like face replacements on Disney+’s ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.’

Business Headline News

Epic Names Platige Image UE Authorized Service Partner

The company continues innovating its scope of creative activities with Unreal Engine while offering flexible support with its proprietary virtual production solution.

Industry Outreach Headline News

Next Keep Festive Talk Set for March 10 at the Tricky Women Festival

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 10:46am

Dr. Meike Lauggas will speak about #we-do!, an organization that provides contacts and counseling for filmmakers who have endured abuse of power, discrimination, sexual assault and labor law violations, organized by the Keep Festive collective working to help festival organizers prevent discrimination and harassment.

Vegas is Next! Headline News

‘Stranger Things’ Play to Hit London Stage

The hugely popular Netflix series’ co-executive producer Kate Trefry has penned ‘Stranger Things: The First Shadow,’ a prequel stage play that will premiere at London’s Phoenix Theatre in late 2023.

Awards Headline News

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ and ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Nab Wins at 2023 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 20, 2023 at 8:53am

The two hit films continue their award-winning ways; ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’ wins for Best British Short Animation at the Sunday night ceremony.

How Cute! Headline News

‘Puffin Rock and the New Friends’ Voice Cast Revealed

The animated feature, based on the Kidscreen Awards and Royal Television Award-winning preschool series ‘Puffin Rock,’ will feature the voice talents of Chris O’Dowd, Amy Huberman, Beth McCafferty, and Eva Whittaker.

Mark your Calendars! Headline News

Annecy 2023 Accreditations Now Open

Register and get ready for the Annecy International Animation Festival and film market, Mifa; it’s all happening by the lake June 12-17!

call for entries Headline News

Call for Entries: The 27th Edition of Cartoons on the Bay

Submissions are now being accepted for the International Festival of Animation coming to Pescara, Italy, with new Pulcinella Awards that look to the future and innovation, and a new competition category dedicated to ‘Youth Shows’ for kids ages 11+; deadline for entry is March 31.

Events Headline News

Stuttgart Animation Festival Celebrates 30 Years

Launched in 1982, the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film - ITFS - continues to provide a gathering place for the international animation community while acting as a career springboard for young talent; the event runs April 25-30.

Heading to Stuttgart this April Headline News

FMX 2023 Tickets Now on Sale

The hybrid edition, focusing on the art, technology, and business of animation, visual effects, and interactive and immersive media, returns to Stuttgart April 25-27 with an exclusive online day April 28.

Festivals Headline News

Annecy Festival 2023 Unveils Poster by Jorge R. Gutierrez

With this year’s spotlight on Mexican animation, the animator/writer/director brings Mexican culture and folklore to the festival poster for the upcoming June event; watch Gutierrez share the inspiration and process behind the poster.

Real-World Experience Headline News

Escape Studios Students Contribute VFX to ‘Borderland’ Indie Thriller

Students at the Pearson College school helped deliver more than a dozen shots on the upcoming feature about a retired Irish paramilitary who witnesses an SAS officer’s fatal shooting of his pregnant wife.

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