Croatia’s 12th International Animation and Comics Festival runs July 18-22; submissions are now being accepted through April 1, 2022.
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The global animation community mourns the loss of the great Croatian animation director, author, founder of the Zagreb School of Animation, and former ASIFA Secretary General.
‘Ron’s Gone Wrong,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas,’ and ‘Robin Robin’ among the animated shows chosen; winners to be announced at the awards ceremony on March 10.
Escape Studio will hold the event’s 10th edition both online and in person, featuring talks, presentations, and career advice aimed at students, emerging talent, and industry professionals; the festival runs March 8-10.
‘Encanto,’ ‘Flee,’ ‘Luca,’ and ‘The Mitchells vs The Machines’ get nods in the Animated Film category; ‘Dune,’ ‘Free Guy,’ ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife,’ ‘The Matrix Resurrections,’ and ‘No Time To Die’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.
The next chapter of the hugely popular franchise follows the Snow Queen’s daughter, Ila, who, after she accidently unleashes evil forces must embark on an exciting adventure to save the world; the film hits theatres in Russia and CIS on May 26.
Popular program supporting creation of high-quality content for young audiences concludes its 3-year run on February 25; concerns include impact on training as well as industry wide talent shortages and workforce development.
Director Simone Giampaolo discusses how 12-year-old Severn Cullis-Suzuki’s 1992 UN Summit speech, almost 3 decades later, led to the creation of a compelling animated short film involving more than 20 artists employing a dozen techniques, which has been shortlisted for an Oscar.
The Madrid-based studio delivered around 1,000 shots, including underwater scenes and an epic naval battle, on Alejandro Amenábar’s new Movistar+ series.
Conference confirms presentations on the VFX behind ‘Reminiscence,’ ‘The Witcher,’ ‘Lost in Space,’ and ‘Stowaway;’ Animation Production Days is now accepting projects for the ‘Producer Programme.’
‘Pat the Dog’ and ‘Dogmatix and the Indomitables’ director bolsters Superprod Animation’s growing creative team.
Based in London and Berlin, respectively, new hires will bolster the studio’s growth in direct-to brand offerings, build the studio’s reputation in the UK and Europe, and develop and secure new projects.
Popular online cooking brand expands into the world of animation with ‘Chefclub Friends;’ currently in development, the show is set to be presented at Kidscreen and MIPTV.
The renowned independent animation studio launches new website and new logo to reflect its legacy and growth while paying tribute to its clay animation roots.
French studio Program33, which just released the hugely popular ‘Building Notre Dame,’ believes that animating history is the best way to reach younger viewers.
Festival programming will include a retrospective screening dedicated to Claude Barras, Marcel Barelli and Isabelle Favez; festival runs June 13-18.
Kosovo’s only animation festival, running July 11-17, is now accepting film entries through March 31.
Award-winning Czech director Michaela Pavlátová discusses her first animated feature, about a Czech woman who marries an Afghan man with no idea what her life will be in post-Taliban Afghanistan, which won the Jury Award at Annecy and has been nominated for a Golden Globe.
Films are now being accepted in multiple categories for the animation festival to be held in Helsinki, Finland May 19-22; deadline for submissions is January 15, 2022.
The director discusses his intimate, award-winning animated documentary about the boyhood experiences of his long-time friend, an Afghan academic who lived as a gay Muslim in Afghanistan before escaping to Denmark through Russia.
The hybrid onsite/online event, running May 3-6, includes presentations from Apple TV+ on their space saga ‘Foundation,’ the story behind Steven Appleby’s first graphic novel ‘Dragman,’ and a keynote by program chair Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull.
A joint venture of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and FMX, ADP takes place May 4-6; projects in the fields of film, TV series, mobile content, games, cross- and transmedia will be accepted until February 21.
In association with the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, the online training program for professional filmmakers offers practical training in virtual production; applications are now open – deadline for submission is January 31, 2022.
TBWA\NEBOKO tapped creative studio Ambassadors to bring human emotion to the family pet in the Dutch supermarket chain’s annual seasonal short; Harry, the hamster, feels displaced by the arrival of a new baby – not truly forgotten, he finds love and meaning.
Check out the trailer for the delightful new animated family special about a long, strong worm with amazing skills and a big heart; featuring the voices of Oscar winner Olivia Colman and Emmy nominee Matt Smith, and based on the popular picture book of the same name, the show airs on BBC One December 25.