Inna Sahakyan’s animated documentary, integrating pieces of Aurora Mardiganian’s harrowing account – and lost 1919 film adaptation – of surviving unspeakable horrors as a teenager during the 1915 Armenian Genocide, shares one woman’s incredible courage, and how telling, and retelling, such a painful story is the strongest step forward a person can take.
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Succeeding Claude Joli-Coeur, the new Government Film Commissioner begins her 5-year appointment, bringing decades of domestic and international experience in digital media, culture, and education to her new position.
The documentary chronicles the history, impact, and challenges of the 84-year-old arthouse cinema chain, which has elevated the art of filmmaking and brought foreign films to Los Angeles while popularizing independent films, documentary films, and their makers.
The Disney Original Documentary film examines the cultural significance of the nearly century old icon; movie includes new short, 'Mickey in a Minute,' and will hit the streamer on Mickey’s birthday this November 18.
The two-week showcase features such treasured classics as ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ and ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya,’ as well as rarities, including the director’s first and only documentary.
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.
A series of projects will soon arrive based on the celebrated, award-winning 2D short about the long-suppressed, centuries-old story of Waikiki’s mysterious four-boulder monument to the gentle people, both male and female in mind and body, who brought science and healing to the island.
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.
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.
Lupita Nyong’o narrates new documentary celebrating the iconic cultural phenomena which is ‘Peanuts’ and its creator, Charles M. Schulz; premiering June 25, show features interviews with Jean Schulz, Drew Barrymore, Al Roker, Kevin Smith, Billie Jean King and Noah Schnapp.
‘Adventure Time’ director Elizabeth Ito’s new documentary-style animated series follows a group of kids, known as the Ghost Club, as they investigate ghost sightings and encounters around L.A.
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.
Craig ‘Spike’ Decker and Kat Alioshin discuss her new documentary that skillfully captures the raucous energy and infectious spirit of the infamous, riotous, and hugely influential ‘Sick & Twisted Animation Festival.’
Felicity Morland’s film about the history of traditional 2D animation, featuring Nora Twomey, Glen Keane, James Baxter, Floyd Norman, and Jorge Gutierrez, has 4 days to reach final fundraising goal.
Shout! Factory and GKIDS documentary about Studio Ghibli’s Academy Award-winning director of Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and My Neighbor Totoro getting DVD and digital release.
AWN’s Miscweant looks at the fascinating new documentary that begs the question of whether or not the iconic animation director will ever make another film.
Documentary film features interviews with Jorge R. Gutierrez, Eric Goldberg, Nancy Beiman, Bill Plympton and many other hand-drawn animators from all different corners of the industry.
Six-minute animated short honors Charlottesville’s one-year anniversary by examining the complex issues surrounding ‘Do Black Lives Matter?’
New NFB shorts by Patrick Bouchard and Oscar-winning duo Alison Snowden and David Fine to screen at upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.
The former executive producer of TV & streaming at mOcean brings extensive experience in marketing, brand strategy, design and TV and film production to his new role spearheading business development at Laundry.
Live action and VR/experiential/digital filmmaker most recently partnered with Within for narrative VR film ‘New Wave.’
With 37 animated documentaries and 94 animated films plus live action films and a special Simpson’s event the Dok Leipzig Festival was so full of content it was impossible to see everything.