AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a look at seven intriguing short films competing at this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival, which runs June 13-18.
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FutureDude’s Jeffrey Morris has finally released his 30-minute short made with almost no money, a few actors, and a glass of water, fulfilling his long-time desire to tell a ‘deep sea’ story with compelling characters and hybrid filmmaking techniques that audiences relate to and enjoy.
AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a close look at six ‘under the radar’ animated shorts in competition at next week’s hybrid Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film – ITFS – running May 3-8.
AWN’s long-time resident provocateur, Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson, gets the directors behind this year’s Best Animated Short nominees - ‘Affairs of the Art,’ ‘Bestia,’ ‘Boxballet,’ ‘Robin Robin,’ and ‘The Windshield Wiper’ - to share their insightful answers to his anything but standard questions.
Five outstanding animated works, widely awarded and loved at festivals worldwide, all worthy of taking the top prize at ASIFA-Hollywood’s 49th annual celebration of the best in animation, coming March 12.
Director Simone Giampaolo discusses how 12-year-old Severn Cullis-Suzuki’s 1992 UN Summit speech, almost 3 decades later, led to the creation of a compelling animated short film involving more than 20 artists employing a dozen techniques, which has been shortlisted for an Oscar.
The macabre short from writer-director Joe Hsieh continues its festival circuit success since qualifying for this year’s Oscars and scoring an Annie nomination for best short subject.
Go behind-the-scenes of the Oscar shortlisted animated short with director Simone Giampaolo and producer Gabriella de Gara, moderated by ‘The Willoughbys’ director Kris Pearn, with special guest Severn Cullis-Suzuki, on Friday, January 28 at 11 am PST.
Expatriate Iranian director Reza Riahi and producer Eleanor Coleman discuss their expertly crafted, dialogueless stop-motion short film about a musician, blinded by Genghis Khan - while taking his girlfriend as a slave/consort - who 50 years later, is summoned to perform at the castle where she is being held.
AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson shares his takes on this year’s set of 15 films shortlisted for a spot as one of five nominated for the upcoming Academy Awards.
The indie filmmaker, director, editor, and animator discusses his current production, ‘Alphabetical Athleticalz,’ which just might be the most ambitious pixilation project ever.
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.
Six years in the making, Alberto Mielgo’s new animated short takes a visually dazzling deep dive into an eternal mystery.
Taiwanese animator Joe (Wen-Ming) Hsieh’s 2D short follows 6 bus passengers harboring intense secrets whose lives unravel after a string of unfortunate events, wrongful accusations, and attempts at revenge.
Writer, director, and animator Nicolás P. Villarreal brings the famed artist to San Francisco via an outdoor mural to explore the ‘shapes’ of his vision; his seven-minute award-winning 2D animated film celebrates the structure and discipline needed to achieve our dreams.
For Daniel and Lorena Hernández Leonard, braving the terrifying ordeal of taking their sick daughter to the hospital during the height of COVID-19 led to their first animated short about dealing with traumatic anxiety; legendary indie animator Bill Plympton directs, providing just the right pencil sketch style to illustrate such distress.
Director Nicolás P. Villarreal’s award-winning, Oscar-qualified 2D film celebrates how discipline and focus are important qualities people usually need to achieve their dreams.
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.
For Israeli artist Neta Cohen, childhood memories that her home had a life of its own fueled her 2D/3D animated short about the long, sometimes sinister hours between wakefulness and sleep, reality and imagination.
Volume 2 of Netflix’s ‘Love, Death + Robots’ animated anthology challenges us to see reality through new eyes, encouraging us to be curious and reflect on the intimate connection between beauty and death, and what it means to be human.
‘Burrow,’ ‘Genius Loci,’ ‘If Anything Happens I Love You,’ ‘Opera,’ and ‘Yes-People’ vie for this year’s Best Animated Short Oscar.
Two parents’ sudden, heartbreaking loss becomes ours in Michael Govier and Will McCormack’s animated short that ultimately fulfills us with the healing power of hope.
Watch and learn as an anthropomorphic ‘Furby Pussy’ bounces to a melodic beat while praising the work of Dr. Fauci, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Watch Disney’s legendary Oscar-nominated director as he and the Oscar-shortlisted film’s producers discuss bringing Pacific stories alive through animation.