Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo and co-writer and co-director Raúl Domingo talk about their animated short film, dedicated to Black mothers and sons and the love that sustains them through numerous hardships, which has been shortlisted for an Oscar.
Category: Short Films
The filmmaker discusses how he funded his animation team for ‘It’s Nice in Here,’ the key to his captivating storytelling, and what it’s like to work in the industry in the Netherlands.
Spencer Susser’s stop-motion short, featuring the voice talents of Taika Waititi, Ricky Gervais, and Zac Efron, features a compelling and relatable bunny who delivers a genuinely impactful performance, part of the Humane Society International’s global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics.
Created and written by Pamela Ribon, and directed by Sara Gunnarsdóttir, the Annecy Cristal winner and Oscar-shortlisted animated short, a refreshing tale of a 15-year-old girl’s discovery of sexuality and her fearless rite of passage, is now a Staff Pick on Vimeo.
Due to an expired licensing agreement with Warner Bros., the mega streamer has axed Seasons 16-31 of ‘Looney Tunes,’ and Seasons 4-6 of ‘The Flintstones.’
Based on animator Pamela Ribon’s memoir, the film - an innovative mix of collage, rotoscope, archival footage, and drawings - chronicles a young girl’s determination to lose her virginity in the early 90s in the outskirts of Houston.
Returning in April as ‘climate-friendly’ certified, the event will feature discussions on sustainability in film and media production; programming announcements include a look at animated shorts ‘A Flammable Planet’ and ‘Can’t Negotiate the Melting Point of Ice,’ and advancements of AI Rotoscoping.
Piera Varda explains how he and his team at Peru-based La Escena Virtual designed and produced their ambitious animated short, ‘The Within,’ after upgrading their workflow to integrate new real-time tools that enabled much greater creative control and artistic freedom.
The Puerto Rico native, one of ‘Variety’s 10 Animators to Watch,’ made the film as part of Nick’s Intergalactic Shorts Program initiative to develop original comedy-driven content with an eye towards eventual series development.
Marvel Studios’ 5-episode collection of ‘I Am Groot’ animated shorts finds the mischievous toddler sprouting his childhood wings, produced through a close collaboration between director Kristen Lepore and the VFX studio’s animation director, Raphael Pimentel; the series is now streaming on Disney+.
This year’s selection of 10 shorts, including films by Patrick Smith, Gil Alkabetz, and Oscar winner Frederic Back, showcases a variety of techniques and tones in a celebration of unconventional approaches to the medium.
Creative studio Fabian&Fred harnessed Adobe Creative Cloud, Blender, and DaVinci Resolve, bolstered by GeForce RTX 3090 GPUs, creating an authentic reflection of a little girl’s fear and her discovery of the true meaning of bravery.
Alice Walker once wrote, ‘Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.’ How do you pack a 24-hour narrative into a 3-minute film? By animating time. In conversation with the filmmaker.
The founder of EDSTUDIOS shared his holiday-themed short ‘The Great Candy Inquisition,’ all completed in NVIDIA Omniverse Create App.
The beautiful and compelling new hand-drawn Apple Original Film, based on the bestselling illustrated book by Charlie Mackesy, debuts on Apple TV+ December 25.
The Academy Award-nominated animator’s School of Animation relaunches next month; meanwhile, check out his store for his latest artwork, a personalized caricature, or check out his upbeat short ‘No Snow for Christmas’ for a climate change Xmas celebration.
The 9-minute 2D animated film examines bereavement and coping with the loss of a parent through the imaginative eyes of a child.
Top honors went go ‘BusLine35A,’ directed by Elena Felici, winner of the Grand Prize, with special jury awards going to ‘Canary’ and ‘Code Rose;’ save the date for VIEW Conference 2023, October 15-20 – see you in Turino!
In the last AIP of 2022, the 2D animator discusses animation career opportunities in Portugal, producing and financing her latest film via an artist collective, and how she achieves her unique storytelling style.
Animators were invited to create new takes on the holiday tradition… and they did! Check out the shorts for a new Xmas vibe, with music by The China Blue’s Seth Marques.
VFX category narrowed down to 10 films, while animated short category narrowed to 15; voting for nominations runs next month, January 12-17, with nomination announcements set for January 24.
AWN’s monthly survey of under the radar animated shorts currently – or in this case, previously - traveling the festival circuit – that this month should put everyone in the holiday spirit!
Animator, director, character designer, teacher, and writer Nancy Beiman shares her introduction to 'commercial' animation, when she snagged her first job, at Jack Zander’s Animation Parlour in NYC, while still managing to graduate Cal Arts, in the second of an ongoing series of articles - and eventual blog - she’s penning for AWN.
In this Oscar- qualified film, courage against terrifying odds at the water park can mean much more than becoming a hero to your friends.