Tagged With: Independent Animation
GLAS Animation Festival Brings the Spirit of Independent Animation to the West Coast
GLAS Animation director Jeanette Bonds discusses the evolution of the fledgling festival as it enters its third edition with a powerhouse lineup including special guests David OReilly, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Ruth Lingford, Réka Bucsi, Boris Labbé and more.
Does Independent Animation Have a Chance with the Motion Picture Academy?
Great animated shorts and feature films produced in Europe may garner nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, but nary a win.
Glen Keane Soars in ‘Dear Basketball’
The legendary animator finds his game and garners an Oscar nomination alongside legendary hoopster Kobe Bryant with their animated ‘love letter’ short film tribute to the sport.
GLAS Animation Festival Unveils 2018 Trailer
Highlights of GLAS 2018 include a conversation with ‘Everything’ creator David OReilly, along with special guests Phil Lord and Chris Miller, retrospective screenings of work from Ruth Lingford, Réka Bucsi and Boris Labbé, and a closer look at director Jorge Gutierrez’s VR short for Google Spotlight Stories, ‘Son of Jaguar.’
Career Coach: The Short and the Long of It
Glen Keane has persisted in animation since 1974, not only garnering an Oscar nomination for his latest short film 'Dear Basketball,' but landing the directing role on a new animated feature film for Netflix.
GLAS Unveils 2018 Competition Slates
Why Does Aardman’s ‘Early Man’ Stand Alone in the U.K. Spotlight?
As the venerable British studio releases its seventh feature film, co-founder Dave Sproxton begs the question of why his country lags behind in animated feature film production.
Pictures from the Brainbox: A Weekly Dose of Indie Animation - '4min15 au révélateur'
Every Monday or so, Chris Robinson asks an animator how they made a particular film. This week: Moïa Jobin-Paré's '4min15 au révélateur'.
Review: ‘Mary and The Witch’s Flower’ and ‘Have a Nice Day’
At long last, AWN’s resident Miscreant returns to writing about animation – in particular, two recent features, From China and Japan, that couldn’t be more different.
The Moneygoround: Liu Jian’s ‘Have a Nice Day’
From Strand Releasing, Chinese independent animated feature from the director of ‘Piercing I’ lands in New York on January 26th and in Los Angles on February 2nd.
CLIP: Things Get Weird in Liu Jian’s ‘Have a Nice Day’
Independent Chinese production from filmmaker Liu Jian opens January 26th in New York with national release to follow.
VRV Now Streaming Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘Mind Game’
Stream the mind-bending debut feature from the director of ‘Lu over the Wall’ and ‘Night is Short, Walk on Girl.’
Passing Us By: Clyde Petersen Talks ‘Torrey Pines’
Seattle-based director and musician takes audiences on a tour of America in his hand-made cut-paper animated feature backed by a killer soundtrack.
Human After All: The Social Satire of Chintis Lundgren’s ‘Manivald’
Estonian director’s 2D-animated short film making waves on the festival circuit is a lightly absurdist drama that showcases the delightfully dry humor characteristic of her homeland.
Masaaki Yuasa Speaks in Many Colors
Director of cult classic ‘Mind Game’ delves into the making of this year’s two award-winning animated features, ‘Lu over the Wall’ and ‘Night is Short, Walk on Girl.’
WATCH: Rosie Ming Gets Poetic in Exclusive Clip from ‘Window Horses’
Director Ann Marie Fleming’s poetry-centric feature employs visual styles from more than a dozen animators including Kevin Langdale, Janet Perlman, Bahram Javaheri and Jody Kramer.
Universal Truths and Cycles: Ann Marie Fleming Talks ‘Window Horses’
Canadian independent animation director details the making of her award-winning feature telling the story of a naïve young woman of mixed descent who travels abroad to a poetry festival in Iran.
First Pond Entertainment Acquires NFB Feature ‘Window Horses’
Oscar-Qualifying Run set for 2D animated feature directed by Ann Marie Fleming employing a myriad of visual styles from more than a dozen animators including Kevin Langdale, Janet Perlman, Bahram Javaheri and Jody Kramer.
SVA Sets Free Screening of Plympton’s ‘Revengeance’
Free screening and Q&A with directors Bill Plympton and Jim Lujan hosted by the School of Visual Arts BFA Animation department to be held on September 13.
Crowdfunding: ‘The Crawling King’ Launches Kickstarter Campaign
Award-winning independent animator Einar Baldvin launches Kickstarter campaign for ‘The Crawling King,’ a 182-page fully illustrated dark fantasy novel published by Starburns Industries.
Call for Entries: ‘Your Face’ Global Jam Welcomes Animators Worldwide for Bill Plympton Tribute
I Have a Question Mait Laas
In which Chris Robinson asks animators profound and inane questions that have little to do with animation. Today's guest is Estonian animator, Mait Laas.
Animators Unearthed - Bob Sabiston
Every Monday, Chris Robinson serves up Animators Unearthed, a brief introduction to prominent and not-so-prominent indie animators. Today, the works of Bob Sabiston.
Cheer and Loathing in Animation: Episode XXXII - Paradise is Not So Bad
Every Friday, Chris Robinson unleashes improvised and hastily scribbled cheer or loathing on the animation community to be digested, swallowed or... expelled. Today: some cheer for Animafest Cyprus' unwavering devotion to indie art.