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In Competition Headline News

Annecy 2022 Announces Graduation, TV, and Commissioned Film Selections

99 films were chosen for competition in the festivals latest category announcements; more than 1,530 films were submitted this year from 64 countries; festival runs June 13-18 in Annecy, France.

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‘Parallel Man: Infinite Pursuit’: Careening Across the Multiverse

FutureDude Entertainment’s Jeffrey Morris expands upon his comic and mobile game with a CG short that leaps from humanoid dino clans to polluted, steampunk cities in a sci-fi tale of commandos, stolen tech, and alternate Earths.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune,’ ‘Encanto,’ and ‘The Windshield Wiper’ Take Home Oscar Gold

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 28, 2022 at 9:32am

Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic scored a hefty 6 wins, though the evening’s most momentous achievement was an unwanted, violent reminder that live TV never goes as planned... or hoped.

Technology Headline News

The Third Floor Launches TTF Anim Animation Suite

New toolset brings real-time capabilities to creators of cinema-quality, stylized animated content; developed on top of Unreal Engine, pipeline features custom-developed visualization tools that introduce game engine rendering to features of traditional animation.

There’s a whole lot going on! Headline News

GLAS Animation Festival Shares Signal Film and Program

The online event, running April 6-10, announces its initial line-up and official selections in competition; it’s still not too late to enter the 2022 GIF Competition sponsored by GIPHY Arts.

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How to Dominate the Animation Industry in 2022

Animators in the $32B 3D & VFX industry are always working; with over 62,000 animation jobs in the US alone and continued growth expected for the foreseeable future, there’s never been a better time to start a career.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards Finalists Announced

Selections revealed in 9 categories including Best Feature Film, Best Short Film and Best Series; the winners will be announced May 14 at a ceremony in Madrid.

Technology Headline News

GTC Reveals Underscore Critical Expansion of NVIDIA Omniverse in M&E

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 3:06pm

NVIDIA’s Media and Entertainment GM, Richard Kerris, introduced a number of new releases, coming updates, and future plans for the growing ecosystem surrounding the company’s powerful new interactive, real-time 3D design collaboration platform.

Competitive Festivals Headline News

2022 Cardiff Animation Festival Reveals Program

The event, taking place in-person April 7-10 and online April 7-24, will include a behind-the-scenes look at the popular BBC and HBO series ‘His Dark Materials, a discussion with Aardman animator Carmen Bromfield Mason, and a live animation demonstration by Multi-award-winning animator Joanna Quinn.

Events Headline News

FMX 2022 Shares More Program Highlights

Conference confirms presentations that include a behind-the-scenes look at Netflix’s anthology ‘The House,’ the blending of 2D and 3D in Marvel’s ‘What If...?’ and the future of NFTs; the event runs onsite May 3-5, online May 6 and on demand through May 31.

People Headline News

Lion Forge Promotes Saxton Moore to VP of Production

Animation studio behind the Oscar-winning animated short-winning ‘Hair Love’ also names Neely Shamam VP of development, as is adding creative talent to increase production and development capabilities.

People Headline News

Nexus Studios Adds Alex Grigg to its Commercial Roster

Known for his 2D aesthetic and humor, the animator joins the studio’s Australian-based creative team; work includes episodes of Netflix’s ‘Headspace’ animated series and his short, ‘Phantom Limb,’ recognized for its portrayal of life and love after amputation.

People Headline News

Steven Shapiro Joins Aardman as CTO

The former Walt Disney Studios exec joins the company March 28 in the newly created role; studio also announces Harry Linden came on board as head of Stop Frame Production earlier this month.

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Clive Smith Looks Back on Nelvana’s Primitive Yet Wonderful Early Years

The company co-founder reflects on the salad days of his pioneering animation studio, launched with Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert in 1971, as it grew from a one-camera setup in the bathroom of a downtown Toronto loft into one of the leading international producers and distributors of kids and family animation.

2D Events

VIEW 2022 Set for October 16-21 in Turin, Italy

Begins: October 16, 2022

The VIEW Conference is the premier international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

And the Award Goes To… ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Takes the Short Road to the Oscars

AWN’s long-time resident provocateur, Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson, gets the directors behind this year’s Best Animated Short nominees - ‘Affairs of the Art,’ ‘Bestia,’ ‘Boxballet,’ ‘Robin Robin,’ and ‘The Windshield Wiper’ - to share their insightful answers to his anything but standard questions.

Annecy 2022 is Coming! Headline News

Annecy 2022 Official Short Film Selections Announced

Out of 1,347 short film submissions from 100 countries, 38 films were chosen to compete in the ‘Official’ category, 8 films were selected in the ‘Off-Limits’ category, 17 in the ‘Perspectives’ section, and nine in the ‘Young Audience’ section; the Annecy Festival runs June 13-18.

Awards Headline News

For VES Winners, a Night of Emotion and Renewed Purpose

AWN’s Max Weinstein reflects on last week’s VES Awards ceremony, an evening filled with excitement that nevertheless marked another rough, taxing year for visual effects artists, the industry, and the world at large.

And the Annie Goes To! Headline News

‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ and 'Arcane' Big Winners at 49th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 7:37am

Sony Pictures Animation’s feature honored in eight categories, while Riot Games and Netflix’s series takes honors in nine; 'Encanto' nabs three awards, with ‘Flee,’ ‘Namoo,’ and ‘Bestia’ also scoring wins at Saturday night’s virtual ceremony.

And the Oscar Goes To… Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: Five Oscar Contenders for Best Animated Short

Join the VIEW Conference and VFX Festival’s free March 16 online conversation with the directors and producers behind this year’s Academy Award-nominated animated short film line-up.

Dorky Tweens Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins Talk ‘Turning Red’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 11, 2022 at 8:57am

The Oscar-winning ‘Bao’ director and ‘Finding Dory’ producer’s quirky, funny, and vibrant new anime-influenced ode to the dorky, nerdy greatness in all of us premieres today on Disney+.

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