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A Bit of Hope from a Superhero Fan in ‘Heroes in Lockdown’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 5:09pm

French filmmaker Régis Raffin’s stylized film, made by a small team from their homes during lockdown, shares the notion that nothing, especially tough times of despair, lasts forever.

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Fresh Takes: Poignant Stories of Immigrant Struggles in ‘Coup d’état Math’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 13, 2020 at 4:03pm

Sai Selvarajan’s animated short weaves together four gripping vignettes that capture the contrasting emotions of despair and hope in different refugee communities. 

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‘Symbiosis’ Wins Best Animated Short at 2020 SXSW Film Festival

Though the event was canceled by the city of Austin, with its juries already in place and a majority of filmmakers opting in, competitions were held and awards announced.

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Fresh Takes: Daniel Sterlin-Altman’s LGBTQ Love Letter, ‘Reach the Sky’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 11:41am

Director’s stop-motion music video, showcasing three queer friends and lots of yarn, delivers a message of support to those struggling to be themselves.

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Fresh Takes: The Disturbing and Heartbreaking Tale of ‘Girl in the Hallway’

In Valerie Barnhart’s hybrid 2D stop-motion short, her first animated film, Jamie is still haunted by the guilt of ignoring the girl in the hallway.

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Trippy, Edgy and Reptilian: The Wonderful Melancholia of ‘Acid Rain’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 3:07pm

Polish director Tomek Popakul’s Annie Award-nominated short film is a jagged, hypnotic Eastern European road trip viewed through a depressing but entrancing cartoon shaded daze. 

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The Life of a Sibling That Never Was: Siqi Song’s ‘Sister’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 1:49pm

An intimate, sober and thoughtful animated short that imagines what a Chinese man’s family life might have been had his mother not been forced to terminate her second pregnancy.

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WATCH: HEROmation's ‘The Wrong Rock’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 16, 2019 at 4:46pm

Michael Cawood’s just released award-winning story of equality, told through the adventures of a mushroom, was an international collaboration of hundreds of artists using the Artella online virtual platform.

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Theodore Ushev: ‘The Physics of Sorrow,’ My Animated Time Capsule

In the first fully animated film using the encaustic, hot-wax painting technique, a rootless, melancholy man sifts through memories while struggling to locate home, family and self.  

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Women in Animation Announces 3rd Annual WIA Diversity Award Winners

Sony Pictures Animation, Netflix’s Melissa Cobb and director Brenda Lopez’s ‘Abeo’ will be honored at upcoming Spark Animation 2019, which runs October 24-27 in Vancouver. 

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Fresh Takes: Daisy Jacobs Plunges Viewers into Real Life Drama with ‘The Full Story’

In her award-winning short, live actors are injected into the uniquely chaotic and morphing animated vortex, creating a riveting and impactful viewing experience.

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‘Kids’ Takes Best in Show Honors at SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 11:17am

Michael Frei and Mario von Rickenbach’s powerful short about the random actions of a faceless group wins top prize at annual showcase for excellence in CG animation.

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‘Coeur Fondant,’ and ‘Entre Sombras’ Take Home Awards at Festival Stop Motion Montreal

Films by Benoît Chieux and Alice Guimarães & Mónica Santos among prize winners honored at 11th festival edition’s closing ceremonies, which took place at Concordia University’s J.A. De Sève Cinema.

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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.

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The Dizzying Animated Thought Puzzle of ‘Albatross Soup’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 3, 2019 at 3:31pm

Winnie Cheung’s fascinating hybrid short film documentary is based on 50 people’s answers to an entertaining but disturbing riddle solved asking only ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ questions.

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WATCH: Artella Unveils New CG-Animated Short ‘Thistle One’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 4:52pm

Director and Artella CEO Bobby Beck details how 54 artists from 21 countries helped create a thrilling post-apocalyptic tale using the company’s cloud-based production platform.

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‘Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero’ Wins Best Animated Feature at PSIAF 2018

‘Changyou’s Journey,’ ‘Hybrids’ and ‘Ugly’ among the group of 40 short films awarded by festival audiences across a number of technical and thematic categories.

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‘KUAP’ and ‘Polska Warrior’ Take Honors at 2018 Cinekid Festival

Animated short films by Nils Hedinger and Camiel Schouwenaar among winners at Amsterdam’s annual awards for best youth and children’s films.

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Unity Announces Enhanced Real-Time Solutions for Animation Creators

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 6:00pm

Release 2019.1, set for early next year, will include Python support, new cinematic tools and scalability features.

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