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Actor John Cho Joins Baobab’s ‘NAMOO’ as Executive Producer

Baobab Studios’ latest animated short, a narrative poem inspired by the passing of Oscar-nominated director Erick Oh’s grandfather, will have its LA Premiere as part of the official selection for the 2021 Hollyshorts Film Festival on Friday, September 24.

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Dome Fest West Coming to Costa Mesa October 8-10

Inaugural 360-degree film festival and conference will feature 32 immersive films screened in a ‘fulldome’ venue; event features new technology presentations, industry panels, and interactive workshops.

Animation Festivals Headline News

6 Animated Features Selected for Animafest Zagreb 2021 Competition

Films include Oscar-nominated ‘Wolfwalkers,’ ‘Archipel’ by Canadian director Félix Dufour-Laperrière, and ‘Elulu’ by Chilean artist Gabriel Verdugo Soto, showcasing an array of styles and techniques.

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Animafest Zagreb 2021 Announces Official Selections

Festival releases list of entries chosen to compete in short film, student film, and Croatian film categories; annual festival takes place June 7-12.

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‘Nuevo Rico’ Wins Best Animated Short at 2021 SXSW Film Festival

Kristian Mercado Figueroa’s dystopian tragedy takes top animated film honors; ‘KKUM’ recognized for innovation and “Your Own Bullshit” for storytelling.

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KingstOOn Animation and Film Festival Moves Online April 21-25

The virtual event plans an Expo, film festival, business forum, and Pitch Boot Camp and Competition; this year’s theme explores diversity in animation.

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‘To the Dusty Sea' and ‘To: Gerard’ Takes Top Honors at Austin Film Festival

Héloïse Ferlay's stop-motion short scores Jury Award for best animated short at AFF 2020; DreamWorks Animation and Taylor Meacham’s animated short, the latest entry in the studio’s shorts program, awarded Audience Award for best animated short; 

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‘MIND THE WALL!’ Animated Shorts Program in New York December 2

Come take a peek through the wall with a screening of animated short films from Central and Eastern Europe reflecting on the year 1989 - the end of an era. 

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Theodore Ushev’s New Short ‘The Physics of Sorrow’ to Premiere at TIFF 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 9:56am

Oscar-nominated director of ‘Blind Vaysha’ returns with harrowing tale animated using encaustic-painting technique; see the clip and breakdown of his exacting technique.

Cannes Festival Headline News

Five Animated Features in the Spotlight at Fourth Edition of Annecy Goes to Cannes

The Marché du Film and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival have teamed up to present Animation Day in Cannes, a full day dedicated to animation.

Independent Animation Headline News

New Trailer for ‘Ruben Brandt, Collector’ Showcases A Stylish Blend of Art & Noir

Milorad Krstić’s animated heist thriller ‘Ruben Brandt, Collector’ has its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival.

Ottawa Festival Headline News

OIAF Announces 2018 Narrative and Non-Narrative Animated Film Selections

22 narrative and 15 non-narrative animated short films selected to compete at the 2018 Ottawa International Animation Festival.

National Film Board of Canada Headline News

Two NFB Films to Screen at Fantasia International Film Festival

Carol Beecher and Kevin D. A. Kurytnik’s ‘Skin for Skin’ gets its world premiere at Fantasia, screening in competition, and Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s ‘Oscar’ will also screen as a part of the Montreal film festival’s program.

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Premieres and Cannes Sensations at Fantasia 2017

Montreal’s genre festival presents the North American premieres of Cannes sensation 'The Villainess' and Takashi Miike’s 'Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable,' Luc Besson’s 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,' new creations from Masaaki Yuasa and a lifetime achievement award for Larry Cohen.

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NYICFF Announces 2018 Call for Submissions

The Oscar-qualifying festival, now in its 21st year, will be judged by filmmakers and producers Sofia Coppola, James Schamus, Gus Van Sant, Christine Vachon and Taika Waititi.

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Bridging the Gap Announces Selections

The 3rd international Bridging the Gap animation workshop will celebrate eleven feature and series projects from Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Philippines and Peru, July 16th–22nd in Tenerife, Spain.

Animation Block Party Headline News

ABP 2017 to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary of DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Bee Movie’

Animation Block Party to screen Jerry Seinfeld’s meme-spawning DreamWorks Animation feature ‘Bee Movie’ at the 14th annual edition running July 27-30, 2017 in Brooklyn, NY.

Visual Effects Headline News

SPARK FWD Returns to Vancouver January 29-31

Visual effects festival, conference and job fair to include presentations on the invisible effects of ‘Birdman,’ ILM’s work on ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ the making of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ the miniature effects of ‘Interstellar,” and more.

Annecy Headline News

Annecy Deadlines Are Here!

Submission deadlines for the Annecy International Film Festival and Market are here; MIFA’s Head of Projects, Géraldine Baché, discusses the special focus and new vigor of the MIFA Pitch Sessions.