Michalis Papanicolaou’s ‘Crocodrilo-Ta oneira tou tempeli drakou' takes top honors with both the Cypriot Professional Film and Audience Awards; Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis' 'Flying Sailer' wins for Best Narrative Film.
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41 films from 21 countries will participate in this year’s international competition, with 19 professional and student films participating in the national competition; the festival and festivities return to the village of Salamiou August 10-13.
Judging at this year’s festival will be handled by 18 notable industry experts from 13 countries; awards will be revealed at the event’s June 18 closing ceremony.
OIAF returns in-person after 2 years, running September 21-25; entries for the competition are still being accepted through May 31.
99 films were chosen for competition in the festivals latest category announcements; more than 1,530 films were submitted this year from 64 countries; festival runs June 13-18 in Annecy, France.
The festival's 61st edition is being held June 13-18 by the lake in Annecy, France.
Scheduled for September 21 – September 25, the event will feature screenings, virtual artist talks, workshops, and meetings with schools and recruiters.
Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King resurrect an older, rotoscoped animation aesthetic, blending it with a blast of new creative storytelling and visual design energy in their epic, bloody, ‘swords and sorcerers’ tale about humanity’s battle between good and evil.
The award-winning filmmaker and activist’s hand-drawn, black and white animated film tells the story of a happy little girl determined to overcome the darkness and oppression consuming her.
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.
Films are now being accepted for competition in five categories – International Competition, Young Animation, Tricks for Kids, Trickstar Nature Award, and AniMovie; submission deadline is December 1.
Festival also issues Call for Entries for next year’s event, running April 7-10, 2022; submission deadline is December 1, 2021.
Company continues to expand its teams across creative and production departments to service growing slate of film and TV projects; new hire brings 20+ years of visual effects experience to his new role.
33 films have been chosen for this year’s competition; festival, which runs August 11-14 in the village of Salamiou, will also feature a 20th anniversary tribute to Cypriot animation.
New sponsorships have enabled larger awards for 2021; applications being accepted from U.S.-based individual filmmakers/artists through August 1.
Pulling from events surrounding the Arab Spring uprisings, powerful new 60-minute film envisions what the Middle East could look like in 30 years.
Directors Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King’s raucous new rotoscoped fantasy epic takes us back to the days when animated tales of swords and sorcerers didn’t always have fairy tale endings.
OIAF promotes and exhibits the world’s most cutting edge and quirky animation; programs include screenings, exhibitions, and workshops.
In honor of International Women’s Day 2021, WOW Women’s Film Club is hosting a free screening curated by Eiko Meredith of the Kotatsu Festival; a free drawing workshop by Japanese animator and illustrator Chie Arai will also be offered.
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.
The festival's 60th edition is planned as a live and virtual event being held June 14-19, 2021.
Animated feature, based on the director’s award-winning short, will blend 2D and 3D cinema, animation, and video game development techniques; production begins Spring 2021 with the premiere planned for 2023.
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.
Directed and animated by Federica D’Urzo, the film uses simple shapes and mixed media to portray the mystery behind Michelangelo Buonarroti’s XVI Century work.