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PreView Panel Set: ‘Oscar Contenders for Best Animated Feature’

Join the free February 21 online conversation and Q&A with the directors/creatives of ‘Nimona,’ ‘Elemental,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Robot Dreams’ and ‘The Boy and the Heron,’ hosted by the VIEW Conference in partnership with the VFX Festival.

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PreView Panel Set: ‘Oscar Contenders for Best Animated Short Film’

Join AWN’s own Dan Sarto on February 20 for a free online conversation and Q&A with the directors of the nominated films, ‘Letter to a Pig,’ ‘Ninety-Five Senses,’ ‘Our Uniform,’ ‘Pachyderme,’ and ‘WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko,’ hosted by the VIEW Conference in partnership with the VFX Festival.

The Best of French Animation Headline News

2024 Animation First Festival Winners Announced

Celebrating the legacy and innovation of Francophone animation within the U.S., the 2024 festival wrapped up January 28 with 6 films receiving awards in the ‘Francophone Shorts’ and ‘Student Short Film Competition’ categories; winning films are available for online viewing through February 12.

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View Conference 2024 Early Bird Registration Now Open

Italy’s premiere animation and visual effects event will run in-person October 14-19 in Torino, Italy featuring a program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses presented by a stellar lineup of top industry professionals.

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MONSTRA – Lisbon Animation Festival

Begins: March 7, 2024

The 23rd edition of the animation festival returns to Lisbon March 7 – 17 to present and promote the best international animated film; this year, the festival will celebrate the creative legacy of Irish animation. 

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Call for Entries: The 23rd Animafest Cyprus - Views of the World

Submissions are being accepted in the international short film competition and the Cyprus National short film competition; the festival returns to Salamiou this August.

Boosting Innovation in Animation Headline News

4th Edition of Next Lab Generation Selections Announced

20 projects are chosen from 91 submissions from 26 countries; the annual initiative seeks to discover new talent and boost advanced animation production from a technical and narrative perspective. 

The Best of French Animation Headline News

FIAF’s Animation First Festival Announces Program Lineup

The event celebrates the legacy and innovation of Francophone animation with U.S. and NYC feature film premieres, ‘First Look’ presentations, filmmaker talks and a Student Short Film competition; event runs January 23-28 in NYC.

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‘Slide,’ ‘The Voice in the Hollow’ Lead LAAF 2023 Winners

Indie legend Bill Plympton takes home awards for ‘Best Feature Director’ and ‘Best Music Video’ while the Columbian director nabs ‘Best of the Fest’ and ‘Best Short’ awards. 

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Anima 2024 Reveals Official Shorts Selections

The international competition includes Annecy Cristal winner ‘27’ by Flóra Anna Buda and Animafest Zagreb award-winner ‘A Kind of Testament’ by Stephen Vuillemin; event runs February 23 – March 3, 2024.

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‘Chicken for Linda’ Named Best Animated Feature at Manchester Animation Festival

Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach’s film takes top honors alongside Best Short ‘The Miracle’ and Best Student Film ‘Rising Above;’ Industry Excellence Awards also announced.

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Behind the Line Work of Animation is Film 2023’s Grand Prize Winners

Both ‘Chicken for Linda!’ and ‘Letter to a Pig’ push the medium’s artistic boundaries with constant motion, unrefined lines, and imprecise shading and coloring, proving more experimental, auteur-driven animation can be every bit as compelling and entertaining as mainstream films. 

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Manchester Animation Festival 2023 Reveals Keynote and Program Updates

Event kicks off November 12, featuring hundreds of activities, with screenings, panels, workshops, masterclasses, and making of sessions; special events include ‘Magic Light Pictures at 20’ and ‘Festival Spotlight on Croatia.’

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Call for Submissions: 4th Edition of the Next Lab Generation Workshop

The annual initiative seeks to discover new talent and boost advanced animation production from a technical and narrative perspective; entries accepted from individuals and groups – the deadline is December 13.

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ACE Canada’s ‘Ostinato’ to Debut at Spark Animation 2023

The animated short’s creative team, part of the immersive career excel-erator program, along with Netflix and Women in Animation Vancouver, will present their film’s world premiere, including a Q&A and panel, at the festival, which runs November 13 – December 31. 

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‘Chicken for Linda!’ Takes Grand Prize at AiF 2023

The 6th edition of Animation is Film announced winners for its 5-day festival that kicked off with Studio Ghibli’s just-released 'The Boy and The Heron,' directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and wrapped with director Sam Fell and Peter Lord presenting Aardman's upcoming film, ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of The Nugget.’

The Heart of Animation in Annecy; CITIA Headline News

Annecy Sets €26 million ‘Cité’ Animation Hub Expansion for 2025 Launch

To be located in the historic Haras d’Annecy, the new Cité internationale du cinéma d’animation d’Annecy will promote animation to a wide audience, boasting a screening room, artist’s residence, training facilities, and exhibition space for temporary and permanent collections.

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Call for Entries: 7th Edition Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards

The event promotes the Ibero-American animation market and its talent; deadline for submissions is December 14, 2023 - the event runs May 9-10, 2024.

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