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Sorry We Missed World Turtle Day – Watch ‘Speedy the Turtle’ Short Anyway

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 8, 2020 at 1:16pm

Nigel Lievaart’s 5th grade design finally gets animated in his University of the Arts Utrecht graduation film, released May 24 to support turtles worldwide.

Animated Feature Headline News

‘Horrible Henry’s Wild Weekend’ Animated Feature Debuts June 6 on Netflix UK

New 2D special features the voices of Dick and Dom, reprising their roles from the live-action ‘Horrid Henry: The Movie.’ 

Feature Film VFX Headline News

RISE FX’s ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Crazy Motorcycle Chase VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 29, 2020 at 12:48pm

German visual effects studio releases new video highlighting their work on Idris Elba’s full throttle daredevil motorcycle pursuit through London, in David Leitch and Universal Pictures’ hit action-adventure.

Festivals Headline News

Cannes Migrating Extended Reality Event Programming to New Cannes XR Virtual

Digital event, running June 24-26, will bring together XR artists, traditional filmmakers, tech companies, indie producers and investors to help shape the future of immersive entertainment. 

AR Headline News

Wallace & Gromit Join the AR World with ‘The Big Fix Up’

Augmented reality experience from Aardman and Fictioneers consortium introduces their innovative new storytelling technology platform, using Unity tools, backed by UK government funding.

Festivals Headline News

Annecy 2020 Reveals Work in Progress, Preview and Making Of Session Lineups

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 1:17pm

Running June 15-30, the online festival, digital market and business conference has released its list of WIP and ongoing review sessions for feature films, TV series, specials, and XR projects.

VFX Festival Virtual Series Headline News

Escape Studios Launches Virtual VFX Festival Series

Annual celebration of visual effects moves online for ongoing series of sessions running up until 2021 edition planned in London next February.

Animation Festival Headline News

Animayo 2020: Virtual Event Continues May 16-17

Sign-ups still open for upcoming masterclasses, featuring both Spanish and international industry experts; registration deadline is Friday, May 15.

markets Headline News

Annecy 2020 Announces Online Mifa Program

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 9:25am

Running June 15-30, the digital market and business conference will feature an extensive mix of pitch sessions, meetings, press conferences, and access to the latest animated projects. 

Business Headline News

Animation Accounted for 50% of Irish Production Spending in 2019

Last year, 39 Irish animation projects received a value of €372 million Section 481 tax relief, reflecting industry’s rapid growth.

Awards Headline News

‘Acid Rain,’ ‘The Prince’s Voyage’ Take Top Prizes at First Digital ITFS Edition

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 11, 2020 at 10:35am

27th International Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film first OnlineFestival + concludes six days of live streaming of more than 250 shorts and features with a live awards ceremony.

Festivals Blogs

Call for Entries - Warsaw Animation Film Festival - SUBMISSION DEADLINE - 10TH OF JUNE 2020

The 2nd Warsaw Animation Film Festival will take place online between the 27th of August and the 2nd of September 2020, and will be available for audiences in Poland. 

Animation Festivals Headline News

15th International Summit Animayo Virtual Edition Coming May 15 -17

Oscar qualifying Spanish animation festival embarks on virtual journey, offering free masterclasses with an international line-up of artists and creators.

animated short films Headline News

A Bit of Hope from a Superhero Fan in ‘Heroes in Lockdown’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 5:09pm

French filmmaker Régis Raffin’s stylized film, made by a small team from their homes during lockdown, shares the notion that nothing, especially tough times of despair, lasts forever.

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