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‘Robot Dreams’ and ‘Society of the Snow’ Notch European Film Award Wins

Pablo Berger’s film, based on the graphic novel by Sarah Varon and inspired by Buster Keaton and early 20th-century Hollywood films, chronicles the adventures and misfortunes of Dog and Robot in NYC during the '80s; J.A. Bayona’s film tells the harrowing tale of the tragic 1972 Uruguayan Air Andes mountain plane crash.

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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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‘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.’

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AIF 2023 Announces Line Up – Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and The Heron’ to Kick-Off

The 5-day festival opens October 18 with GKIDS’ presentation of the legendary filmmaker and Studio Ghibli’s new film at the Hollywood landmark TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX; program includes special screenings, competitions, panels and premieres.

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‘Little Nicolas’ and ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Take Top Honors at AIF 2022

The 5th annual Animation is Film featured juried competitions as well as the U.S. premiere of Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild,’ and first looks at Dreamwork Animation’s ‘Puss In Boots: The Last Wish’ and Disney’s ‘Strange World.’

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24 HOURS Animation Contest Winners Revealed

Watch the winning films - 300 student teams from 17 countries took part in the annual challenge to produce a 30-second animation in under 24 hours; over $150K in prize packs and cash were awarded to 7 teams.

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Call for Entries: 20th Edition of ‘24 HOURS Animation Contest’

Join the challenge – student teams are invited to create a 30-second film within a designated 24 hours; the deadline to register is October 13 at 11:59 PM PST.

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Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild’ to Open Animation is Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 10:20am

AIF reveals its 2022 event lineup of world premieres, features in competition, special screenings, and panels; fest to run October 21-23 and 29 in-person in Hollywood.

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‘Flee’ Takes AIF 2021 Grand Prize

Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s ‘touching and innovative’ film shares the personal history of an Afghan refugee; ‘Belle’ awarded special jury prize, with the audience award going to ‘The Crossing.’

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Animation Is Film Reveals Competition Line-Up

AIF returns October 22-24 with 12 features in competition, 20 programs overall with shorts, premieres, and Q&As; ‘Studio on the Big Screen’ program features Pixar’s ‘Luca,’ Netflix’s ‘The Mitchells vs the Machines,’ and ‘Vivo,’ and other films that didn't receive a theatrical release.

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Animation Is Film Returning to Hollywood October 22-24

AIF is back this Fall as a hybrid on-site / virtual festival after 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic; produced by GKIDS in partnership with the Annecy Festival, event embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form.

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Animation is Film Festival 2019 Announces Lineup and Jury

Running October 18-20, the festival will showcase 10 new animated features and special presentations, including ‘I Lost My Body,’ ‘Ne Zha,’ ‘White Snake’ and ‘No. 7 Cherry Lane.’

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TEASER: GKIDS Sets Theatrical Dates in LA & NY for Denis Do’s ‘Funan’

Annecy Cristal winner to screen in New York on June 7 at the IFC Center and in Los Angeles on June 14 at the Laemmle Glendale.

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GKIDS Bringing Animation Is Film Festival to Beijing

Special animation section at the 2019 Beijing Int’l Film Festival is largest slate of international animated feature films to be shown in China.

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TRAILER: GKIDS, Fathom Set Theatrical Dates for Madhouse Feature ‘Okko’s Inn’

New feature from Studio Ghibli veteran Kitarō Kōsaka and famed anime studio Madhouse to screen theatrically in both its original Japanese language and a new English-dubbed version on April 22 & 23.

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GKIDS Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights to Denis Do’s ‘Funan’

Winner of the top prizes at last year’s Annecy and the Animation Is Film festivals, filmmaker Denis Do’s emotionally searing debut set in Cambodia slated for theatrical release later this spring.

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CLIPS: Studio Ponoc’s Short Film Anthology ‘Modest Heroes’ Now in Theaters!

Animated anthology from Studio Ponoc follows the studio’s critically acclaimed 2017 release, ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower.’

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‘Funan’ Director Denis Do Chosen to Create BIAF 2019 Poster and Trailer

Bucheon International Animation Festival selects Annecy 2018 Cristal-winner and Gobelins graduate to produce signature materials for upcoming 2019 edition. 

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CLIP: Studio Ponoc’s Short Film Anthology ‘Modest Heroes’ in Theaters January 10 & 12

Animated anthology from Studio Ponoc follows the studio’s critically acclaimed 2017 release, ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower.’

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Anime Feature ‘I want to eat your pancreas’ Headed to U.S. Cinemas February 7 & 10

Aniplex of America and Fathom Events partner to bring lauded coming-of-age tale to select big screens nationwide for special two-night event.

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TRAILER: GKIDS Sets Theatrical Dates for Studio Ponoc Short Film Anthology ‘Modest Heroes’

Studio Ponoc’s animated anthology comes to more than 500 U.S. cinemas in the original Japanese and English-dubbed versions on January 10 & 12.

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