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Innovation in Storytelling Headline News

THU Heads to Japan

‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ director Kyle Balda leads a diverse speaker lineup as the storytelling retreat comes to Kaga, Japan, September 20-23, inviting attendees to dive into innovative story creation across various mediums and platforms.

Together in Solidarity Headline News

In Solidarity: An Open Letter from WIA President Marge Dean

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 7, 2023 at 12:03pm

Women in Animation’s president announces the ‘Animating Resilience: Surviving and Thriving in an Uncertain Industry’ series to empower and support industry professionals and students during ‘these tough times.’

​Community Outreach Headline News

Foundry Celebrates ‘ACCESS: VFX’ Success and Support

The creative software developer renews commitment to the global mentorship program, having already supported 2,293 mentees contributing to a diverse expanding talent pool across the industry.

Events Events

TAAFI Industry Conference 2023

Begins: November 2, 2023

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International includes the TAAFI Industry Conference, which invites everyone to come talk animation, gaming, and VFX at the Toronto Reference Library from November 2-4, 2023.

 

Festivals Events

London International Animation Festival 2023

Begins: November 24, 2023

The event showcases the whole spectrum of creative animation and how animation is for everyone; running 10 days from November 24 – December 3, the festival is accepting submissions through July 31.

Diversity in Animation Headline News

2023 AfroAnimation Summit Coming to Burbank

The conference, running April 26-27, promotes diversity and inclusion in animation, welcoming an international coalition of industry speakers, studio execs, students, creatives and young professionals, in-person and via livestream.

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ANIFILM 2023

Begins: May 2, 2023

The International Festival of Animated Films, running May 2-7 in Liberec, Czech Republic, presents the latest trends, methods, technologies, and animation techniques while supporting works in progress, new animation projects, and their authors, producers, and distributors. 

Inclusion & Diversity in Entertainment Headline News

Read: ‘State of the Industry: Visualizing a New Landscape for Artists’ Report

How far have we come? In a just released report, The Center for Scholars & Storytellers, BRIC Foundation and the Concept Art Association explore the race/ethnicity and gender identity of concept and visual development artists across animation, live-action, games, series, and movies/feature films.

Diversity in Animation Headline News

6th Annual WIA Diversity Awards Honorees Announced

The award recognizes individuals, films, and organizations working to expand diversity; recipients include producer Chris Nee, Epic Games, and Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib's film, ‘It's a Gray, Gray World.’

Community Outreach Headline News

Access: VFX Launches European Chapter

Netflix joins The Foundry to support new chapter helmed by Glassworks’ Chris Kiser; studio coalition aims to promote diversity within the VFX industry.

Mentoring Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Vancouver Announces Career EXCELelerator Candidates

Sponsored by Netflix Canada, the ACE program creates opportunities for new and diverse voices to tell their stories; participants will receive mentoring, training, and support in developing original IP.

Education Headline News

Applications Now Open: YAY UK 3Dami Summer Studio

2022 Summer slate of animation activities for teens includes a 10-day program in 3D-asset and animation creation – deadline to apply is July 11; YAY UK Competition and Studio Challenges accepting submissions through September 5.

Judgment Day is Coming Headline News

Annecy 2022 Juries Announced

Judging at this year’s festival will be handled by 18 notable industry experts from 13 countries; awards will be revealed at the event’s June 18 closing ceremony.

In Competition Headline News

Annecy 2022 Announces Graduation, TV, and Commissioned Film Selections

99 films were chosen for competition in the festivals latest category announcements; more than 1,530 films were submitted this year from 64 countries; festival runs June 13-18 in Annecy, France.

Your Opportunity Starts Now ANIMATIONWorld

How to Dominate the Animation Industry in 2022

Animators in the $32B 3D & VFX industry are always working; with over 62,000 animation jobs in the US alone and continued growth expected for the foreseeable future, there’s never been a better time to start a career.

Mentoring Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Vancouver Announces Animation Career EXCELelerator Shortlist

Sponsored by Netflix Canada, the ACE program supports animation professionals who identify as women and non-binary; 32 applicants were selected to participate in Phase 1, which includes workshops, pitch training and mentoring.

Virtual Events Headline News

ASIFA India Celebrates International Animation Day 2021

The free event, running October 26-28, features masterclasses with industry leaders in animation, games and VFX; join Epic Game’s Arvind Neelakantan, DNEG, India’s Jigesh Gajjar and master of classical animation Glenn Vilppu for free online sessions.

Education Headline News

ScreenSkills Select Endorses 18 UK Animation and VFX Courses

Government-sponsored group identifies educational programs that promote diversity while producing ‘industry ready’ talent; Nottingham Trent University and Bournemouth University have been designated as having strong industry ties while featuring high-quality course content.

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