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Call for Entries: 2021 Animest Bucharest International Animation Film Festival

The 16th edition of the festival, being held October 8-17, is accepting submissions in the following competitive categories: feature film, short film, anidoc, student film, music video, children’s film, and VR film.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Rémi Chayé’s ‘Calamity Jane’ Kicks Off FIAF’s 2021 Animation First Festival

February 5 opening night will feature the Annecy Crystal winning film’s US premiere; the festival will also feature two recently announced special programs highlighting animation from Africa.

Virtual Events Headline News

Next VIEW Conference PreVIEW - Baobab Studios at 5: Innovations in Animated Storytelling

Join the January 30 free online conversation with Baobab Studios founders and creative leads when they discuss insights and challenges of the studio’s first five years; team will also discuss ‘Baba Yaga,’ a VR exploration of the Eastern European legend.

Business Headline News

Animated Short About Paris Terrorist Attack Being Developed as TV Series

Based on ‘My Life in Versailles,’ the acclaimed 2D film inspired by the 2015 attack, new series will follow the film’s main character, 8-year-old Violette, who after losing her parents, is sent to live with a relative where she must face and conquer her traumatic past.

call for entries Headline News

Call for Entries: Animatricks 21st International Animation Festival

Submissions now being accepted in International Competition, National Competition, Junior Competition, Experimental Competition, and Documentary Competition; deadline for entries is January 31, 2021.

Commercials Headline News

‘Clash of Clans’ Stop-Motion ‘Merry Logmas’ Features U.K. Bake-Off Queen Prue Leith

Blinkink director Sam Gainsborough unleashes Supercell’s hit game characters to wreak havoc on Leith’s perfectly constructed gingerbread village.

Woof Woof! Headline News

FOX Drops New Denis Leary ‘Dogs Playing Poker’ Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 18, 2021 at 9:30am

Check out the second of two animated shorts from Fox Entertainment and the famed comedian, based on Icebox’s ‘Poker Night,’ about five dog friends playing cards and shooting the sh@t about sports. 

Cutting Edge VFX Headline News

WATCH: ‘Stick Figure War’ Showcases Blackmagic Cameras and Unreal Engine

SoKrispyMedia’s hilarious and slickly produced ‘Stick Figure Battle’ sequel skillfully displays their innovative and cost-effective use of virtual production, 3D tools, CGI, and real-time rendering.

People Headline News

John Agbaje Joins Bad Robot as Senior VP, Animation

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 4:54pm

Former FX executive, who helped launch network’s ‘Cake’ animation and live-action anthology series, will oversee animated feature and short film slate for J. J. Abrams' production company, including Dr. Seuss’ ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’

Wear a Mask! Headline News

UK Screen Alliance Issues Post-Production and VFX Pandemic Safety Updates

Organization strengthens recommendations based on new government regulations issued in response to the more infectious coronavirus strain recently discovered in the UK.

VR experience Headline News

Baobab Studios’ ‘Baba Yaga’ Now Available on Oculus Quest

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 8:41am

Leading interactive studio’s latest VR experience is released today; first-ever live virtual reality red carpet premiere for the short was the ultimate socially distanced event, with attendees using Oculus Quest headsets to interact in real-time as avatars.

People Headline News

Doug Alberts Joins Hornet’s Director Roster

Director and designer, known for his fun, playful aesthetic, employs a diverse array of creative animation techniques to tell stories; his work include projects for MTV, TED-Ed, and Lyft.

Commercials Headline News

Johannes Leonardo Animates History of Motion for VW ID.4 Electric SUV

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 11, 2021 at 1:14pm

Agency spot, ‘The Wheel,’ for the upcoming Volkswagen vehicle launch was produced in a single shot and uses real Zoetropes to beautifully illustrate progressive stages of transportation.

Virtual Events Headline News

3 New Free VIEW Conference PreVIEW Online Talks Announced

Go behind the scenes with filmmakers discussing their animation projects; scheduled sessions include the production of Netflix’s first three animated shorts ‘Canvas,’ ‘If Anything Happens I Love You,’ and ‘Cops and Robbers;’ Baobab Studios’ VR Exploration Baba Yaga; and PaperBoat Animation Studio’s ‘Bombay Rose.’

Woof Woof! Headline News

HAVE A LAUGH: Denis Leary’s ‘Dogs Playing Poker’ 2D Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 11, 2021 at 10:22am

Check out the first of two animated shorts from Fox Entertainment and the famed comedian, based on Icebox’s ‘Poker Night,’ about five dog friends playing cards and shooting the sh@t about sports. 

The Playoffs Get Animated! Headline News

Denis Leary’s ‘Dogs Playing Poker’ Shorts Debut on January 9 FOX NFL Pregame

Fox Entertainment and the famed comedian team up on new animated shorts, based on Icebox’s ‘Poker Night,’ about five dog friends playing cards and shooting the sh@t about sports. 

Sasha Rocks! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Amphibia’ and Sasha Rock in New ‘Disney Theme Song Takeover’

Actress and YouTuber Anna Akana voices an animated hard rock version of the ‘Amphibia’ theme song as Anne’s best friend Sasha takes the stage in the Disney Channel series’ latest episode, ‘Theme Song Takeover: Sasha Conquers.’

Animation Festivals Headline News

FIAF’s Animation First Festival Moves Online February 5-15

Program highlights include US and New York premieres of 69 feature length and short films; animated selections by special guest Wes Anderson; a tribute to French animator Paul Grimault; and shorts program including the best of Annecy International Film Festival; and an inaugural student short film competition.

call for entries Headline News

48th Annual Annie Awards Now Open for Submissions

ASIFA-Hollywood issues call for entries; excellence in 10 production categories and 22 achievement categories, along with a number of honorary awards, will be recognized at April 16 virtual ceremony.

call for entries Headline News

The Sustainability Animation Residency Announces ProJury Participants

Jurors consists of a talented and diverse team of professionals, ranging from the world of animation, the video game industry, contemporary art, and the sustainability and environmental sectors; deadline for SAR’s submissions is January 10.

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