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Animation’s Vital Role in Documentary Short Films

Last month’s special Academy Museum screening and discussion, ‘Animating Realities: Documentary Social Impact Shorts,’ shared six films that show the emotional impact animation can bring to real-life stories.

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Jonas Poher Rasmussen Talks ‘Flee’

The director discusses his intimate, award-winning animated documentary about the boyhood experiences of his long-time friend, an Afghan academic who lived as a gay Muslim in Afghanistan before escaping to Denmark through Russia.

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Bridging into VFX Education with ‘Acting: The First Six Lessons’

Beau Bridges and his daughter Emily, working with David Shapiro and Semkhor Productions, turn Richard Boleslavsky’s seminal book on acting into a film - complete with a recreated 1930s New York - and teaching materials used to show students how to produce high quality, low-cost visual effects.

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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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Exclusive Clips: ‘Killers of The Cosmos - The Case of the Death Ray’

“Game of Thrones' star Aidan Gillen takes the audience through the awe-inspiring and sometimes frightening mysteries of space; in the new episode viewers are asked ‘do you feel lucky?’ as the show explores an ominous threat from above – the death of a star likened to a blindfolded sniper with Earth as its target.

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Science Channel’s ‘Killers of the Cosmos’ Premieres September 19

'Game of Thrones' star Aidan Gillen takes the audience through the awe-inspiring and sometimes frightening mysteries of space; using animated drama with input from top experts in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, biology, cosmology, and planetary science, show presents viewers with an evidence-based investigation of some of science’s most unbelievable wonders.

Celebrating All Things Stop-Motion Headline News

Festival Stop Motion Montréal Reveals Short Film Selection and Poster

The 13th edition returns primarily online, September 10-19, with some in-person workshops; 93 films from 31 countries have been selected for this year’s short film competition.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD Savannah Film Festival Returns In-Person and Online

Presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design, the annual festival, set for October 23-30, will feature film screenings, panel discussions, and workshops.

Animating the Atrocities of Dictators Headline News

Six Point Harness Animates the Horrors of Dictators in ‘How to Become a Tyrant’

Studio’s animated sequences, used in place of archival footage and re-creations, provide compelling depictions of brutality that might otherwise be unwatchable, in Netflix’s powerful new documentary series.  

Live-Action / Animated Documentary Headline News

‘The Witches of the Orient’ Hits Theaters July 16

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 12, 2021 at 3:56pm

Check out the trailer for Julien Faraut’s fascinating live-action / animated documentary about Japan’s 1964 Olympic gold medal women’s volleyball team, the direct inspiration for Chikako Urano’s ‘Attack No. 1’ manga and subsequent anime series.  

Peanuts Returns ANIMATIONWorld

The Legendary Charles Schulz Explored in ‘Who Are You, Charlie Brown?’

New Apple TV+ documentary paints a compelling picture of the iconic cartoonist and his beloved characters through animation, film clips, cartoon clippings, family photos, and audio commentary from the artist himself.

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Animation Masters Summit Announces Legend Awards

Indian animation pioneer, Ketan Mehta and filmmaker, artist, and academic Professor Nina Sabnani to be honored at this year’s virtual summit; registration is open and free for the event, which runs May 4-8.  

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Hornet Adds Andrea Love to Director Roster

Creator of animated series ‘Cooking with Wool’ uses wool and patience to develop characters for stop-motion animated films; projects include ‘Elder,’ a commercial piece that explores live-in care, and her award-winning short ‘Tulip.’  

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iPi Motion Capture Gets Unreal Engine Real-Time Integration

New plug-in lets users stream tracking directly to Unreal Engine; users can see in real-time how motion will look in 3D setting.

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‘Flee’: An Animated Documentary Recounts a Harrowing Personal Trauma

Jonas Rasmussen’s intimate and powerful 2D film tells the untold story of his long-time friend Amin’s life as a gay child growing up in Kabul before his escape via Russia to Denmark.

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Animated Documentary ‘Flee’ Sells for $1 Million at Sundance

The moving film, revealing a painful 20-year-old secret from a gay academic’s journey to Denmark as an Afghan child refugee, sold to Oscar award-winning studio Neon for seven figures as the film festival got underway.

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Christine Noël Named EP of NFB’s French Program Animation Studio

Longtime National Film Board of Canada development and marketing officer brings vast industry and creative experience to role of helping guide current and future slate of projects.

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‘Weathering With You, Collector’s Edition’ Now Available

Makoto Shinkai’s highly acclaimed anime special edition release, from Shout! Factory, includes bonus features CD soundtrack; feature length documentary; interview with the director; ‘Weather Front’ featurette; and more. 

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DUST to Develop ‘Moreau’ Sci-Fi TV Series

Project puts a modern spin on H.G. Wells’ ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ and is the latest of the development deals announced by Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi label; time travel feature film ‘Time Agent’ and ‘Last Exit: Space,’ a new documentary exploring mankind’s push to colonize space, are also in the works.

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Lucasfilm Celebrates the Tuskegee Airmen with Educational Initiative #FlyLikeThem

‘Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War’ now available online in run up to Veterans Day, November 11; the film is accompanied by all new educational curriculum guide for grades 6-12.

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The NFB Begins Streaming ‘The Curve,’ ‘Body and Soul’ and Other Humanistic Film Collections

Free online programs starting this month also include ‘The Big Reset,’ a collection of animated bedtime stories that bring to life the voices of Canadians touched by the pandemic.

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‘It’s Fall on Disney+’ Lineup Announced

Disney originals premiering this season include ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,’ ‘Once Upon a Snowman,’ and the highly anticipated ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2.

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