Category: Short Films
Annecy Festival Competition Call for Submissions
Up Away with the Annie Award
The Oscars: Joubert Talks 'French Roast'
In the first of our special Oscar conversations with the animated shorts nominees, Fabrice O. Joubert tells us all about directing his first short, French Roast.
NFB Animation Hothouse 6 Call for Submissions
The National Film Board of Canada seeks submissions from emerging filmmakers (young and not-so-young), and artists intrigued by animation art, for the 6th edition of Hothouse, a 12-week paid apprenticeship in full-on, all-inclusive, real-world animation filmmaking.
Up Nominated for Best Picture Oscar
Grammys Show Treats Viewers to 3-D Tribute Film to Michael Jackson
During the Grammy Awards last night, viewers at home and in the Staples Center were treated to a tribute to Michael Jackson that mixed 3-D technology, an all-star chorus and an appearance by his two oldest children, the LOS ANGELES TIMES reports.
Oscar Shorts Coming to 100 Theaters
Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures are once again planning to bring the Oscar-nominated short film program (Live-Action and Animation) to theaters starting Feb. 19, COMINGSOON.NET reports.
Web Toons You Need To See 2010
AWN's Director of Content Rick DeMott puts together a rundown of the top ten web toons from AWNtv that you have to see.
New Wave of Czech Animation Released on DVD
New Wave of Czech Animation - the most recent project of the International Festival of Animated Films ANIFEST operating under the umbrella of the Institute of Czech Animation launches the first DVD of a series introducing the selection of young Czech artists - animators.
Oscar Nomination Ballots Due January 23
The 5,777 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences must return their completed Oscar nominations ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 23.
My next film will be Mimi and Gack! A story of War, Peace and even a little... LOVE.
Unlike other years, finding ideas for new short projects were scarce. This year, that has not been the case.
Up, Mr. Fox, Coraline Land BAFTA Nods
Avatar, An Education and The Hurt Locker have each received eight nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010.
NFB Offers HD & 3D Films Online
A year ago the National Film Board of Canada gave Canadians unprecedented access to 70 years of collective experience with the launch of its online screening room, NFB.ca.
Dr. Toon: The More, the Merrier
Win $10,000 in ADA Battle Royale
The Animation Dance Association is a unique competition, recently launched to seek out the most creative, innovative and gifted animators around the planet.
My Fearless Off the Cuff - Not So Late Resolutions for the New Year
Even though the New Year has begun, it’s not too late to think about a few resolutions… animation and otherwise…
Hot Spots Showcase 7: The Best in Animated & VFX Commercials
For the seventh year, AWN's Rick DeMott puts together a collection of the best commercials and music videos from the past year submitted by readers.
Platige Image Talks Animation & VFX
Platige Image of Poland tells us all about The Kinematograph, Antichrist and a new feature, Hardkor 44.
First off… MERRY CHRISTMAS! Second, I hadn’t posted in a while thinking that any day my blog was to be moved to AWN. As busy as they are… that hasn’t happened yet… so, I will just continue with my current blog entries until is does happen.
CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival 2010 Call For Submissions
Now in its 16th year, the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival (WSFF) is the premier venue for the exhibition and promotion of short film in North America. The WSFF offers one of the largest prize packages for short film in the world, presenting over $60 000 in cash and prizes.
British animation: The Channel 4 factor by Clare Kitson
"The Channel 4 factor" by Clare Kitson is a rich treasure with an in-depth look at 30 classic British films and the animators who created them.
Dr. Toon: A Living Timeline
Plympton Chats with Earthlight Pictures Students
Recently, indie animator Bill Plympton took time off from his latest production IDIOTS AND ANGELS to speak to students of Earthlight Pictures' Teletraining program.
International Short Film Festival Leuven 2009 Awards Announced
‘C’est dimanche’ of French film maker Samir Guesni received the Jury Award of the European Short Film Competition of the International Short Film Festival Leuven. The CANVAS Audience Award in this competition went to Romanian Gabriel Sirbu’s ‘Life’s hard’. The festival’s fifteenth edition welcomed over 8,000 visitors, a bit more than last year.