In the 45 years since 71 students made up the university’s first class, ‘Starship SCAD’ has grown to four locations, over 100 degree programs, more than 17,000 current students and 60,000 alumni, with more than 2,200 alone in the School of Animation and Motion… and a brand-new Midtown Atlanta expansion that includes a 700-seat theater, SCADshow, that will host the festival, running September 28-30.
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Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) Call for Entries – the film submission for the main competitions has started!
Ryo Orikasa takes home the Grand Prize for short animation, while Joël Vaudreuil takes home the Grand Prize for feature animation, at the 47th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival.
MONSTRA is accepting submissions of short and feature films until October 15 for the international competitive sections of the next edition of the festival in March 2024
‘Boom,’ ‘Diplomatie de l’Éclipse,’ and ‘Mum’s Spaghetti’ honored in animation; all winning films now eligible for 2023 Oscars.
Also announced is the separation of long format project honors into Best Long Form Animation and Best Feature Film awards.
ASIFA-Hollywood’s annual celebration of excellence in animation is set for February 17, 2024 at UCLA’s Royce Hall; the early submission deadline is October 16, with final entries accepted through December 8.
The committee has revised Rules and Procedures in some categories and announced name changes in others; submissions close on November 30; timing of the 22nd Annual VES Awards Presentation is TBD.
Running September 28-30, the 3-day digital media festival features screenings, panel discussions, and presentations from SCAD Alumni students, alumni and industry creatives; tickets go on sale August 31.
Organization’s Animation Educators Forum awards support individuals or groups with their research, scholarly activity, or creative projects in animation.
In its latest contribution to the prodigious ‘The Lord of the Rings’ franchise, Prime Video’s expansive series now nominated for 6 Emmy’s including Outstanding Special Visual Effects, pioneering visual effects company Wētā FX, led by VFX Supervisor Ken McGaugh, makes subterranean kingdoms pulse with life and creatures like Balrogs, Snow Trolls, and Wargs be the nastiest they can be.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s first festival honored filmmakers for contributions to animation and cinema; competitive categories ranged from ‘Best Animated Feature’ to ‘Visionary Use of Technology in Short Film’ with animated works garnering 12 awards.
Daria Kashceeva’s ‘Electra’ takes top honors with Grand Prix Dimitris Eipides - narrative film and the International Competition Audience Award; Paul de Nooijer and Menno de Nooijer’s ‘Is Heaven Blue?’ wins Grand Prix Eipides for non-narrative film.
Organization’s Animation Educators Forum awards $44,000, distributed evenly to 11 students, to support continuing education in animation; funds defray costs of software, hardware, creative and academic research, and tuition.
The annual international competition garnered 5,517 entries from aspiring design and media entertainment artists; a panel of more than 150 judges and industry professionals selected winners based on criteria including creative, technical, and presentation skills as well as complexity and raw talent.
The Oscar qualifying event returns to Espinho, November 13-19 to promote animation and its creators with a commitment to educating professionals and the public.
A Stark Production, WildBrain, and Infinite Studios’ popular 3DCG animated series scores new international distribution in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Norway and France.
The festival, taking place October 20-24, seeks to share the charm of animation and promote growth in the Asian animation community.
‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘Entergalactic,’ ‘Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal,’ ‘Rick And Morty,’ and ‘The Simpsons’ are nominated for Outstanding Animated Program; ceremony will be broadcast Monday, September 18 live on FOX from the Peacock Theater at L.A. LIVE.
Submissions are now being accepted for next year’s event, taking place in San Diego; the deadline for entries is September 8, 2023.
Elodie Dermange’s ‘Armat’ and Adela Križovensk’s ‘Doubt’ take top honors at Slovakia’s newly designated Oscar-qualifying event; winners were announced at the event’s closing ceremonies on July 1.
The leading international short film competition returns to Bristol for its 29th edition running September 29-October 1, 2023.
Working from the prompt ‘Adventure is worthwhile in itself,’ 3D artists worldwide created their own ‘new adventure,’ telling their stories through 3D renders; six winners - three professional and three student works - received various prizes from event sponsors.
Chosen from over 5,000 entries, Izumi Yoshida’s animated film ‘The Bridge’ nabs Grand-Prix and Best Short Awards; see all the winners online until July 10.