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All Eyes Turn to Ottawa Headline News

7 Animated Features to Compete at OIAF 2024

The Ottawa Animation Festival releases its official list of feature films in competition that includes Annecy 2024 Cristal Award winner ‘Memoir of a Snail,’ Jury Award winner ‘Flow,’ and the Contrechamp Grand Prix winner ‘El sueño de la Sultana;’ the event runs September 25-29.

Awards Headline News

'Memoir of a Snail,' 'Percebes' Take Top Awards at Annecy 2024

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 5:39pm

Adam Elliot's stop-motion feature and the 2D short by Alexandra Ramires and Laura GonÇalves among the 22 winners at the jam packed 48th festival edition that saw a record 17,440 accredited attendees from 103 countries.

Adult Swim Reveals Headline News

‘Ha Ha, You Clowns’ and More ‘Smiling Friends’ Coming to Adult Swim

At its ‘Defying Expectations’ Annecy 2024 panel, the network also reveals a new series order for ‘Oh My God, Yes! A Series of Extremely Relatable Circumstances’ produced by Six Point Harness.

More Finn and Jake is Coming Headline News

Warner’s Studio Family Unveils Greenlights, Development Slate at Annecy

Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network Studios and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe reveal lots of new programming, including new shows and spin-offs of popular animated series, including ‘Fosters Funtime for Imaginary Friends, 2 new ‘Adventure Time’ properties, the return of ‘Regular Show,’ and the first ‘Scooby-Doo’ anime series.

Annecy 2024 is Here! ANIMATIONWorld

Memories, Hooves, and War - Exploring Annecy’s Short Film Competitions

Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson shares some of his under the radar picks competing at the Annecy Festival, now in full swing, running through June 15.

The Animation World Converges in Annecy ANIMATIONWorld

Annecy 2024 Feature Films in Official Competition Roundup

AWN breaks down the stellar lineup of 12 animated features competing at this year's festival, including ‘Memoir of a Snail’ by Adam Elliot, ‘Rock Bottom' by María Trénor,’ and ‘Savages’ by Claude Barras; the 48th edition of the festival runs June 9-15.

From Pakistan to Annecy ANIMATIONWorld

Mano Animation Makes History with ‘The Glassworker,’ Pakistan’s First 2D Feature

Karachi-based director Usman Riaz talks about his hand-drawn film that tells the story of a young man and his father, a glass blower, whose relationship is tested after war breaks out and an army colonel and his violinist daughter arrive in their town; film screens in Annecy’s Contrechamp on June 10.

Annecy 2024 is Coming! Headline News

Annecy 2024 Official Short Film Selections Revealed

Out of 1,505 short film submissions from 108 countries, 31 films will compete in the ‘Official’ category, 12 films in the ‘Off-Limits’ category, 16 in the ‘Perspectives’ section, and 8 in the ‘Young Audience’ section, with an additional 40 films competing in the ‘Graduation Films’ categories; the festival runs June 9-15.

Mark your Calendars! Headline News

Annecy 2024 Reveals Additional Program Highlights

Open-air screenings, ARTE Summer Tour and Moving Image Discovery Workshops among the many festival offerings at this year festival running June 9-15.

On the road to Annecy Headline News

Adult Swim Unveils Annecy Plans

Genndy Tartakovsky to lead network’s ‘Defying Expectations’ panel; world-premiere screening of Mike Judge and Greg Daniels’ ‘Common Side Effects,’ new series announcements, and special guest appearances also on the schedule.

Business Headline News

FOX Renews ‘Universal Basic Guys’ Prior to Season 1 Debut

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 13, 2024 at 4:57pm

The network greenlights a second season for the upcoming animated comedy, from creators Adam and Craig Malamut, about two brothers searching for purpose after losing their jobs but then being given $3,000 a month in a basic income program.

Business Headline News

Sony Pictures Television, Adam and Craig Malamut Sign Overall Deal

The sibling duo, known for their work as writers, producers, and animators of the hit web series ‘Game of Zones,’ and creators of the upcoming FOX comedy ‘Universal Basic Guys,’ will focus on developing animated series across streaming, cable, and network. 

The Glassworker Headline News

Trailer Drops for Usman Riaz’s ‘The Glassworker’

Set to compete in Annecy’s Contrechamp and screen at the Cannes Film Market, the hand-drawn 2D Pakistani feature follows the relationship of a father and son in the face of war.

Mark your Calendars! Headline News

Annecy 2024 Official Feature Film Selections Revealed

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 26, 2024 at 3:55pm

12 animated features have been chosen to compete at this year's festival, including ‘Memoir of a Snail’ by Adam Elliot, ‘Rock Bottom by María Trénor,’ and ‘Savages’ by Claude Barras; the 48th edition of the festival runs June 9-15.

On the road to Annecy Headline News

Wes Anderson Set as Annecy 2024 Special Guest

Festivalgoers will be treated to a screening of the famed director's animated features ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ and ‘Isle of Dogs’ and get a chance to attend his exclusive masterclass; festival returns to the lakeside city June 9-15.

New Voices in Animation Headline News

2024 Stories x Women Applications Now Open

The FIAPF and WIA program provides mentoring and coaching from industry experts to prep women animators from emerging animation communities in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America to pitch projects at the Annecy Festival and Market; deadline to apply is March 17, 2024.

Mark your Calendars! Headline News

Annecy Festival 2024 Accreditation Now Open

Register before February 28 for early bird rates to ensure you get your spot at the upcoming Annecy International Animation Festival and film market, Mifa; it’s all happening by the lake June 9-15!

Do Robots Dream of Electric Dogs? Headline News

Neon Drops First Teaser Trailer for ‘Robot Dreams’

The animated Oscar hopeful, which premiered at last summer’s Cannes Film Festival, follows a lonely dog who buys a robot companion, based on the graphic novel by Sarah Varon. 

And the Award Goes To… Headline News

‘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.

Submit Your Latest Work Headline News

Submissions Now Open: Annecy 2024

Animation’s premier festival now accepting submissions in multiple categories, including short films, TV films, commissioned films, graduation films, feature films and VR works; registration dates for Mifa Pitch Sessions are coming next month.

Who’s Hungry? Headline News

Charades Sells Key Territories for Annecy Winner ‘Chicken for Linda!’

The coveted Cristal Award and Gan Foundation winning animated feature that follows a well-meaning mother’s pursuit to feed her daughter a delicious meal has been sold in Japan, Benelux, China, Spain, India, Italy, U.S., Canada, and Taiwan.

Awards Headline News

'Chicken for Linda!’ and ‘27’ Take Top Awards at Annecy 2023

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 2:46pm

Films by Chiara Malta & Sebastien Laudenbach and Flóra Anna Buda among 22 winners at the jam packed 47th festival edition that saw a record 15,820 accredited attendees (a 19% increase on 2022) from 102 countries.

indie animation Headline News

‘Johnny & Me - A Journey Through Time with John Heartfield’ Heads to Annecy 2023

An official selection in the ‘Coutrechamp’ feature film category, Katrin Rothe’s film, mixing documentary and fictional elements, details how the father of political photomontage, protesting against German warmongering, became an enemy of the Nazi state; the festival runs June 11-17.

New Voices in Animation Headline News

FIAPF and WIA Announce 2023 ‘Stories x Women’ Program Participants

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 12, 2023 at 8:34am

Initiative provides mentoring and coaching sessions from industry experts to prep women animators from emerging animation communities in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America to pitch projects next month at Annecy 2023.

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