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Sumit Your Films Headline News

Call For Entries: NIIGATA International Animation Festival

Submissions are open for the new feature animation festival coming March 2023 to Niigata, Japan, home to Toei Animation Studio; submission deadline is December 23.

Awards Headline News

Georges Schwizgebel Takes Grand Prix at Hiroshima Animation Season 2022

Top honors at the inaugural event go to the Swiss filmmaker’s Darwin's Notebook, winner also of the category award in ‘Adventure in Storytelling.’ 

Events Headline News

2023 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Heads to Japan

Returning to the genre’s birthplace, the leading anime plaltform promises a premiere event featuring fans, celebrities, creators, musicians, and performances in a style unique to the artform; nominees and voting open up early next year.

Let’s Talk Animation! Headline News

Podcast EP 173: Brent Forrest on How He Created ‘Samurai Frog Golf’ with Marza Animation

The studio’s technical director describes his journey from Canada to Japan and what it's like working there; he talks about pitching his project, working with the studio to get the project funded and produced, and marketing it for sale as a series. 

Artist in Residence Headline News

Hiroshima Artist-in-Residence Now Open for Applications

Hiroshima Animation Season 2022 will host 3 animation professionals from May 1- October 31; second application period kicked off February 1 with applications accepted until all positions are filled.

Innovative CG Showcase Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia Wraps First Hybrid Edition in Tokyo

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 24, 2021 at 10:30am

2021 conference brought together over 3,000 computer graphics industry attendees from 41 countries, overcoming significant obstacles to attend the live program at the Tokyo International Forum in Japan.

People Headline News

Mighty Coconut Staffs Up in Wake of ‘Walkabout Mini Golf’ VR Success

Entertainment studio bolsters leadership team with trio of new hires; Don Carson named Senior Art Director, Michèle Martell, Licensing & Legal Counsel and David Wyatt, Head of Communications & Business Strategy.

Innovative CG Showcase Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Hybrid Conference to Continue as Planned

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 3, 2021 at 10:27am

With a comprehensive range of onsite safety and hygiene measures in place, event will welcome attendees in-person at the Tokyo International Forum from December 14-17; international attendees will join virtually from all over the world.

It’s Simply Anime-zing! Headline News

Netflix Announces Expanded Anime Slate

Streamer plans to produce even more episodic and feature content, tapping Japanese talent and studios to expand its content library; announcements made at first ever Netflix Festival Japan 2021 include new anime titles ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN,’ ‘The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh,’ and ‘Kakegurui Twin.’

Commercials Headline News

Unlisted Produces New Gogo-No-Kocha Sweet Tea Spot

Creative studio collaborates with AIO Pro and Japanese ad agency Hakkuhoddo on nostalgic, classic 2D animated commercial to promote the Japanese beverage, with Hornet animation director Yves Geleyn at the helm.

Innovative CG Showcase Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Will Be Held in Tokyo and Online

Announcement confirms the hybrid event will take place December 14-17 at the Tokyo International Forum – selected events will also be available virtually; Sony Group Corporation’s executive deputy president and CTO Toru Katsumoto to give keynote.

call for entries Headline News

Submit Your XR Masterpiece to SIGGRAPH Asia 2021

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 9, 2021 at 11:08am

Selected innovative immersive projects in XR will be showcased at the conference, taking place in Tokyo from December 14-17; the submission deadline is July 15.

Show Us Your Work! Headline News

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.

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