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Call for Submissions: SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 4:28pm

Entries now being accepted in multiple categories, including shorts, visualizations, VFX sequences, game cinematics, and real-time pieces; deadline to enter is August 1, 2021.

International Women’s Day Headline News

‘Women Make Animation: Animated Shorts’ Virtual Program Coming March 13

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.

Learning from Masters Headline News

Netflix and WIT Studio Partner Up for Anime Scholarship

Aspiring anime artists may apply to the WIT Animator Academy, a six-month program at Sasayuri Video Training Institute in Tokyo developed and taught in part by Studio Ghibli vet Hitomi Tateno.

Business Headline News

Maxon Acquires Distributor TMS Corp, Establishes Official Japanese Office

Deal cements company’s commitment to the local market, providing users with additional resources and creative tools.

Say It Ain’t So Headline News

Fans Already Disgruntled with Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and the Witch’

The first 3D/CG offering from the famed Japanese animation studio is already making waves, with many claiming it looks low budget and of dated quality.

Technology Headline News

Polygon Pictures Announces PPixel Non-Photorealistic Rendering Software

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 12:51pm

New system from studio behind ‘BLAME!’ and ‘GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters’ supports diverse visual styles, including cel shading, which replicates the look of hand-drawn cel animation in 3D.

Hayao Miyazaki Headline News

‘Spirited Away’ Collector’s Edition Coming November 12

Limited edition Blu-ray, book and CD include original theatrical trailers, storyboards, TV spots, and a look behind the microphone during the making of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's seminal, Oscar-winning animated film.

call for entries Headline News

Last Call for Submissions to New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

Short film submissions due by June 30, features by July 31, for 6th edition of Japanese festival, being held November 1-4, 2019.

Hayao Miyazaki Headline News

Limited Edition ‘Princess Mononoke’ Collector’s Set Arrives Today

Shout! Factory releases limited quantities of Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki’s treasured masterpiece, which include Blu-ray, 40-page book, hours of special features and soundtrack. 

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Submissions Now Open for New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

6th edition of Japanese festival, being held November 1-4, 2019, is now accepting short film submissions in VR, GIF animation and digital motion comics. 

Anime Headline News

TEASER: GKIDS Acquires NorAm Rights to ‘Children of the Sea’

Latest animated feature from Japan’s STUDIO4°C is directed by Ayumu Watanabe with a score by award-winning composer and longtime Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi.

Annecy Headline News

Annecy 2019: Guest Country Japan in the Spotlight

Toei Animation’s Yôichi Kotabe to serve as Guest of Honor; Studio Ponoc’s short film anthology ‘Modest Heroes’ to receive French premiere.

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Merging Hand-Drawn Tradition with CG Artistry for Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai’

The acclaimed director of ‘Wolf Children’ and ‘The Boy and the Beast’ paints an intimate portrait of a young boy’s vivid imagination and how it helps him accept the arrival of his baby sister in one of the last Japanese animated features to employ hand-drawn animation.

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