VFX and animated short categories narrowed down to 10 films each; voting for nominations runs March 5-10.
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Film eligibility window extended for 93rd Academy Award consideration; museum opening postponed to coincide with new awards telecast date.
‘Selma’ director and Head of ILM, along with newcomers Debra Zane, Stephen Rivkin, Linda Flowers, and Lynette Howell Taylor, are part of newly elected 2020-2021 board.
Oscar qualifying Spanish animation festival embarks on virtual journey, offering free masterclasses with an international line-up of artists and creators.
Voting for nominations closes January 7; VFX and Animated Short Film categories whittled down to 10 films each.
New members Bill Baggelaar, Brooke Breton, Buzz Hays, Arjun Ramamurthy, Rachel Rose, Dave Schnuelle and Mandy Walker the council’s 2019–2020 membership roster to 25.
Student Academy Award winners eligible for Oscars consideration; deadline for entries is June 1, 2019.
Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, the Medusa Performance Capture System, and -- for the first time -- Maxon Cinema 4D among nine scientific & technical achievements to be honored at this year’s annual presentation.
With 10 films each remaining in the running in the Visual Effects and Animated Short Film categories, voting for Oscar nominations closes January 14.
Curtis Clark to receive John A. Bonner Award at the Academy’s annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, February 9.
Shortlist voting in nine categories including animated short films and visual effects to take place during the first two weeks of December; announcement to be made on Monday, December 17.
David Ayer, Rod Bogart, Theo Gluck, Leslie Iwerks, Colette Mullenhoff and Jeff Taylor join the Academy’s Science and Technology Council.
AWN’s resident Miscweant attends The Academy’s September New York City event honoring celebrated New York animators Signe Baumane, Emily Hubley, Candy Kugel and Debra Solomon.
Monthly Academy at Metrograph residency program in New York City to present groundbreaking independent filmmakers Signe Baumane, Emily Hubley, Candy Kugel and Debra Solomon.
CalArts, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Filmakademie, Kingston University, Ringling, SVU and USC represented in U.S and international animation categories.
ASC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient’s cinematography credits include ‘Ordinary People,’ ‘American Gigolo,’ ‘The Big Chill,’ ‘Groundhog Day,’ ‘As Good as It Gets,’ ‘The Anniversary Party,’ ‘The Way Way Back’ and ‘A Walk in the Woods.’
Animation historian Tom Sito elected to represent the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch; VFX veteran Richard Edlund re-elected to head the Visual Effects Branch.
Ninety-five new members are invited to the Short Films and Feature Animation branch; 63 new member are invited to the Visual Effects branch.
May 15 event hosted by film critic Leonard Maltin will feature a panel discussion with voice actors Donnie Dunagan and Peter Behn, animator Andreas Deja and production designer Paul Felix.
From fiery photorealistic oil rig disasters and fractal geometry-based inter-dimensional mind-bending psychic excursions, to a digitally recreated Carrie Fisher as young Princes Leia, this year’s crop of ten best visual effects productions presented at the Motion Picture Academy represent another reminder of the breadth, depth and range of creative artistry and talent within the industry.
With some projects yet to complete their qualifying run, a record 27 features are submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 89th Academy Awards.
Returning Council co-chairs for 2016-2017 are two members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch: Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor and Academy governor Craig Barron, and USC adjunct professor and Google VR senior staff engineer Paul Debevec.