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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.

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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.

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Hiroshima Animation Season 2024 Selections Revealed

The 2nd edition of the festival unveiled its competition lineup, with 78 films selected from 2,634 entries from 97 countries and regions; the Oscar qualifying event takes place August 14-18 in Hiroshima.

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2024 Quirino Awards Finalists Announced

The Oscar-nominated animated feature ‘Robot Dreams’ leads the competition in 3 categories for the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards 2024 Edition; winners to be announced May 11 in ceremony on the island of Tenerife.

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'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Leads All Winners at 51st Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 10:50pm

In what may serve as a prelude to the Oscars, Sony Pictures Animation's hit 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' sequel, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, took home 7 awards, including best animated feature; Netflix's 'Blue Eye Samurai' took home six, including best TV/Media - Mature, while Pablo Berger's 'Robot Dreams' snagged best indie feature, and Dave Mullins' 'WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko' won for best animated short. 

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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!

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51st Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

Best Animated Feature nominees ‘Nimona,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Suzume,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem,’ and ‘The Boy and the Heron’ top the expansive list of category nominations; animation’s biggest awards ceremony is scheduled to return live on Saturday, February 17 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

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IdeaRocket Uses 2D Moles to Spread the Word for Dig Safety Awareness

For studio founder William Gadea, what better way to promote Indiana 811’s need to dramatize the possible negative consequences of digging up your yard without first located any underground utility lines than with Holey Moley as a rockin’ and rollin’, jumpsuit-wearing mole sporting a giant hair wave and a crew of sequined squirrel back-up singers.

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VIP Tickets for 51st Annie Awards Now on Sale

ASIFA-Hollywood’s annual celebration of excellence in animation is set for February 17, 2024 at UCLA’s Royce Hall; nomination announcements are coming January 11, 2024.

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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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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.

Celebrating The Best in Animation! Headline News

Call for Entries: 51st Annie 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.

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Animation in Europe Federation Expands to 20 Countries

Estonia, Greece, and Portugal join member countries collectively calling on streamers to invest more heavily in European animation; new board members/advocates elected at a general meeting last week in Annecy.

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‘Nayola,’ ‘The Garbage Man,’ and ‘Ice Merchants’ Lead 2023 Quirino Awards.

Works from Portugal, Spain and Argentina are honored across nine categories at the May 13 in-person gala event and closing ceremony recognizing achievements in Ibero-American animation.

Annecy 2023 is Coming! Headline News

Annecy 2023 Official Short Film Selections Revealed

Out of 3,200 short film submissions from 100 countries, 37 films were chosen to compete in the ‘Official’ category, 7 films were selected in the ‘Off-Limits’ category, 19 in the ‘Perspectives’ section, and 8 in the ‘Young Audience’ section; the festival runs June 11-17.

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‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’ Win Big at 50th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 27, 2023 at 7:55am

Netflix’s hit stop-motion tale takes home five awards, while the Apple TV+ and BBC short takes home four; 'Love, Death + Robots’ also snags four awards, while ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’ wins 3 at the 50th annual celebration, held Saturday night at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.

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Annecy 2023 Accreditations Now Open

Register and get ready for the Annecy International Animation Festival and film market, Mifa; it’s all happening by the lake June 12-17!

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50th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 9:45am

Best Animated Feature nominees ‘Turning Red,’ ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ ‘The Sea Beast,’ and ‘Wendell & Wild’ top the expansive list of category nominations; animation’s biggest awards ceremony is scheduled to return live on Saturday, February 25 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

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Call for Entries: Annecy 2023

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 coming soon.

Celebrating The Best in Animation! Headline News

Call for Entries: 50th Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood’s celebration honors excellence in animation and returns in-person to UCLA’s Royce Hall in February 2023; entry deadline is December 13.

Celebrating The Best in Animation! Headline News

2023 Annie Awards Set for February 25

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 11:21am

50th Annual ceremony, recognizing the best in the field of animation, returns in-person to UCLA’s Royce Hall; Deadlines, Rules, and Categories to be announced September 12.

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‘Bob Spit,’ ‘Frankelda’s Book of Spooks,’ and ‘Bestia’ Lead 5th Quirino Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 16, 2022 at 1:06pm

Works from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, and Venezuela are honored across nine categories at the May 14 in-person gala event and closing ceremony recognizing achievements in Ibero-American animation.

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Watch: Smith & Foulkes’ ‘Dreaming Together’ Celebrates Emirati Culture

The Nexus Studios directorial duo’s film was the centerpiece of the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020; inspired by Al Sadu, a Bedouin artform, the 2D animation blends colors of the nation’s landscape to create wishful scenes of a future with greater equality and inclusion.

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