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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. 

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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.

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BIAF 2020 Reveals Official Poster by ‘Marona’s Fantastic Tale’ Director Anca Damian

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 3:43pm

The festival’s 2019 Grand Prize winner creates signature materials for upcoming 2020 edition, taking place October 23-27, 2020 in Bucheon, just outside of Seoul, South Korea.

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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.

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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. 

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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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WATCH: ‘The Bruvs’ ‘Lockdown Blues’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 4:08pm

The pandemic provides a chance at self-improvement for villain brothers Doug and Den Bruv, who take up guitar and pen a bluesy ode to the world of social distancing and coronavirus quarantines. 

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SYFY Greenlights ‘Psycho Psalms’ Pilot for TZGZ Late-Night Animation Block

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 3:09pm

Stop-motion dark comedy project from LA’s Open The Portal follows the exploits of a 1940s D-List cartoon character suddenly transported to the present day postmodern Internet hellscape. 

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.

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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.

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Exclusive: Baobab Studios and John Legend Release ‘When You Can Fly’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 9:59am

New lyrics music video of original song from 4-time Emmy Award-winning animated VR film to help raise awareness of Return to the Heart Foundation’s Native COVID-19 Action Fund.

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ASIFA-Hollywood Announces 2020 Faculty Grants

Organization’s annual Animation Educator’s Forum grants are awarded to full and part-time teachers for research, scholarly activities or creative projects.

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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.

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WATCH: Jamie Cullum’s Inspirational ‘The Age of Anxiety’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 10:02am

Under Neil Pymer’s creative direction, animated short artfully captures triple platinum-selling musician’s uplifting song about relationships in the digital age.

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Look Out for These SVA Animation Projects in 2020

The School of Visual Arts in New York City is offering a peek at some of its outstanding in-progress thesis projects from the school’s various animation-driven departments.

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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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Oscar-Winning Director Gene Deitch Dies at 95

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 20, 2020 at 2:28pm

Legendary animator, illustrator, producer, and author, who won an Academy Award in 1961 for his animated short, ‘Munro,’ passed away last Thursday at his home in Prague. 

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