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Festival Events

VIEW 2020 Set for October 18 – 23 in Turin, Italy

Begins: October 18, 2020

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

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

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 5:57pm

The festival’s 2019 Grand Prize winner creates the festival’s signature film for upcoming 2020 edition, taking place October 23-27, 2020 in Bucheon, South Korea.

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44th Ottawa International Animation Festival Goes Virtual

Begins: September 23, 2020

Scheduled for September 23 – October 4, the event will feature screenings, virtual artist talks, workshops, and meetings with schools and recruiters.

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SIGGRAPH 2020 Goes Virtual

Begins: August 17, 2020

Scheduled for August 17 – August 28, the online event will include both on-demand presentations and scheduled sessions, an exciting mix of the high-level cutting-edge research and education, as well as experiential content and events.

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OIAF 2020 Official Selections Announced

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 1:08pm

A diverse group of 155 animated shorts, features, series and VR works will compete at upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival, running online September 23 – October 4.

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Free Online PreVIEW III Session with RenderMan Evangelist Dylan Sisson

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 12:32pm

On July 24, Pixar’s RenderMan guru, along with VFX journalist Ian Failes, will talk about the latest in rendering technology and some amazing NPR tools currently in development.

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Henry Golding to Play Magical Talking Tiger in ‘The Tiger’s Apprentice’

The ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ star joins Carlos Baena’s animated feature directing debut, an adaptation of Laurence Yep’s best-selling 2003 children’s book.

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Netflix Acquires Gitanjali Rao’s ‘Bombay Rose’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 9:30pm

Award-winning, hand-painted animated feature, based on true events, is the Indian director’s riveting ode to people living unfulfilled lives as they struggle to survive in the big city.

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From Viruses to Parasites: How the CDC Visualizes Invisible Public Health Threats

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 11:52am

Biomedical artist Alissa Eckert accurately illustrates the microscopic world through compelling 3D imagery, animation and motion graphics, helping communicate public health information and initiatives.  

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Podcast EP74: Spike & Kat Share ‘Animation Outlaws’ Spike & Mike Documentary

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 9:49am

Spike Decker and Kat Alioshin share a behind the scenes look at their new film chronicling the famous ‘Sick and Twisted’ animation show’s fascinating, hilarious and ground-breaking history.

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Adobe’s Festival of the Impossible 2020 Moves Online

3rd annual event spotlights artists who use Adobe Aero to create and showcase immersive art projects. 

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ANIMARKT Stop-Motion Forum Pitching Competition Now Open

Submissions now being accepted for the event, which will be held October 6-10, offering awards, support, and professional access to finalists.

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‘Women in Animation Class of 2020 Showcase’ Call for Submissions

WIA launches special online program celebrating thesis and final films from Class of 2020 students who couldn’t screen works, attend career fairs or otherwise celebrate graduation due to COVID-19.

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Framestore’s ‘#WombStories’ Animation Captures the Emotions of Women’s Life-Changing Moments

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 10:24am

Three-minute film for Libresse & Bodyform campaign includes six beautifully animated sequences that help dispel myths and encourage positive conversations about women.

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Gaumont Consolidates U.S. Operation, Names Nicolas Atlan President

As part of reorganization, multiple executives are promoted, including Terry Kalagian to EVP, creative content, where she will oversee creatives across U.S. business.

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Ottawa International Animation Festival Announces 2020 Jury

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 5:16pm

The now virtual event, scheduled for September 23 – October 4, will feature screenings, virtual artist talks, workshops, and meetings with schools and recruiters.

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HBO Max Greenlights Oscar-Winner Mathew A. Cherry’s ‘Young Love’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 11:21am

New 2D animated series, based on characters from director’s Academy Award-winning short, ‘Hair Love,’ to be produced in conjunction with Sony Pictures Animation.

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2nd Free Online PreVIEW Session Set with Directors Kris Pearn and Jorge Gutierrez

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:34am

On July 11, the award-winning directors of ‘The Willoughbys’ and ‘The Book of Life’ will discuss each other’s approaches to developing and directing animated features.

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Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School Named Best Animation School at Animafest Zagreb 2020

Three films from the school were selected for the student films competition including ‘Marbles,’ ‘Portrait of a Woman,’ and ‘The Little Soul.’

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