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On the Road to the 92nd Oscars: The Animated Short Film Nominees

Heading into this coming Oscar Sunday on February 9th, catchup on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for this year’s Best Animated Short Film.

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Design Collective Mighty Oak Joins Alkemy X’s Rep Roster

All-women boutique design and animation studio brings expertise in handmade animation techniques fused with live-action to campaigns for numerous high-end clients. 

Animation Festivals Headline News

Nominees Announced for Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards

Finalists will be announced on February 18 at Casa de América de Madrid; winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on April 18 in Tenerife.

FMX 2020 Headline News

BAFTA and Annie Award-Winning Sergio Pablos to Present ‘Klaus’ at FMX 2020

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 3, 2020 at 2:35pm

Writer-director will present his Oscar-nominated film, Netflix’s first original animated feature; ‘Mulm,’ the first 2020 conference trailer, is released. 

Autodesk Headline News

Dive into the Aquatic World of VES Student Award Winner ‘The Beauty’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 31, 2020 at 1:03pm

Filmakademie Baden-Weurttemburg team honored as top up-and-coming filmmakers with annual award sponsored and presented by Autodesk at 18th Annual Visual Effects Society gala.

Festivals Headline News

Call for Entries: The Bang Awards Festival – International Film Animation 2020

Submissions are now being accepted for the event’s 5th edition taking place September 2 - October 4; deadline for entries is August 31, 2020.

Warner Bros. Animation Headline News

Warner Bros. Animation Celebrates Annie Award Nominees at 3rd Annual Bugs Ball

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:50am

Notable industry figures join nominated artists for evening of classic cartoon-themed music, refreshments and activities.

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‘Bonfire’: A Revealing Look at Interactive Storytelling of the Comedic Alien Variety

Two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning writer/director Eric Darnell talks about Baobab Studios’ Annie Award-winning immersive VR experience and the sometimes confusing world of virtual reality.

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Short Circuit Revealed: 14 Diverse New Animated Shorts Now Playing on Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 24, 2020 at 6:46pm

Disney’s innovative experimental short film program that began in 2016 has just premiered its inaugural set of distinctly different films from 14 first-time directors. 

Events Headline News

8th Annual VFX Festival Set for March 16-18

Hosted by Escape Studios, the celebration of visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics returns to London’s Southbank Centre with panels, talks and recruiting sessions.

Awards Headline News

‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Take Home Lumiere Awards

The Advanced Imaging Society honors outstanding achievement in immersive storytelling using advanced visual technology at their 11th annual awards ceremony held at Warner Bros. Studios.

Animation Festivals Headline News

5th Annual GLAS Animation Festival Coming March 19 - 22

Festival releases initial GLAS 2020 speaker line-up and signal film, directed by Lénaïg Le Moigne and featuring sounds by Skillbard. 

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WATCH: Aardman and Greenpeace’s ‘Turtle Journey’ Highlights Oceans’ Plight

Through humorous storytelling and CGI/stop-motion animation mix, short conveys the urgent message of climate change, pollution, oil drilling and overfishing perils. 

VES Awards Headline News

‘Oeil pour Oeil’: A One-Eyed Pirate's Life for Me

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 4:08pm

Cute CG short about hijinks on the high seas from six ESMA students snags a VES nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project.

Annecy Headline News

Annecy Plans New Venues and 26% Seat Increase for 2020 Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:28pm

In response to 2019’s capacity and ticketing problems, the festival is making needed changes to accommodate screening capacity for the record numbers of attendees expected this summer.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Greenlights Stop-Motion ‘The House’ from Nexus Studios

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3:40pm

Emma de Swaef & Marc James Roles, Niki Lindroth von Bahr and Paloma Baeza will each direct a chapter in dark comedy about a house and three generations of families who lived in it.

Awards Headline News

92nd Academy Awards: Animated Feature, Short Film and VFX Oscar Nominees React

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 4:20pm

Contenders in the animated feature, animated short film and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.

Film Festival Events

NYC's 9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival - Feb 20-29 2020

Begins: February 20, 2020

9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival - awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels, career-building workshops and super-fun parties! Check out our 79 outstanding films from 27 countries -- we have something for everyone! 

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Nominations Announced for 92nd Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:19am

Dean DeBlois’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,’ Jérémy Clapin’s ‘I Lost My Body,’ Sergio Pablos’ ‘Klaus,’ Chris Butler’s ‘Missing Link,’ and Josh Cooley’s ‘Toy Story 4’ receive nominations for Best Animated Feature.

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