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AnimationFest Award Winners Ted Ty and Adam Muto Talk Unwavering Passion and Animation’s Fragile Future

The Outstanding Achievement in Animation and Spotlight Award honorees, respectively, at this past weekend’s SCAD festival in Atlanta discuss their recent projects ‘Nimona’ and ‘Fionna and Cake’ and how recent industry upheaval makes it even more important to stay dedicated, flexible, and determined in pursuing your career.

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President and Founder Paula Wallace Talks SCAD’s 45 Year Legacy and AnimationFest 2023

In the 45 years since 71 students made up the university’s first class, ‘Starship SCAD’ has grown to four locations, over 100 degree programs, more than 17,000 current students and 60,000 alumni, with more than 2,200 alone in the School of Animation and Motion… and a brand-new Midtown Atlanta expansion that includes a 700-seat theater, SCADshow, that will host the festival, running September 28-30.

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SCAD AnimationFest 2023 Coming to Atlanta

Running September 28-30, the 3-day digital media festival features screenings, panel discussions, and presentations from SCAD Alumni students, alumni and industry creatives; tickets go on sale August 31.

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SVA Announces Academic Program Name Changes

The title changes are key to ensuring that SVA keeps up with an evolving industry and will be effective this fall; the class of 2024 will be the first to graduate under the new program names.

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Stage 03 Launches ‘VFX Challenge: Creatures Edition’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 17, 2023 at 10:39am

Dive into the world of VFX with this creative contest using After Effects, Maya, and Nuke to incorporate CG creatures into live-action footage; 1st prize is an Insta360 X3 Camera; free to enter, the submission deadline is August 31, 2023. 

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Podcast EP 211: Colin Giles, Head of The School for Animation & VFX at Vancouver Film School

The career animator turned educator reflects on student life at VFS, the school’s investment in its animation studio and how students have changed over the last 10 years.

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SCAD Savannah Film Festival and Amazon Team on LGBTQ+ Short Film Competition

Amazon will award $10,000 for the Best Overall Film and $5,000 for an Audience Award, plus lead a discussion panel on the future of LGBTQIA+ storytelling; the selected films will premiere at the October 2023 festival.

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VFS Announces ‘The Launch Scholarship’

Funding valued up to $158k will support students training at Vancouver Film School programs in film, animation, and design; the submission deadline is May 31.

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Jan Pinkava to Head Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg

Oscar-winning British-Czech animator, director, and screenwriter – known for Pixar’s Ratatouille and Gerri’s Game - takes the reigns in June, promising to remain faithful to his predecessor Andreas Hykade’s principal ‘The person is more important than the project.’

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ANIFILM 2023

Begins: May 2, 2023

The International Festival of Animated Films, running May 2-7 in Liberec, Czech Republic, presents the latest trends, methods, technologies, and animation techniques while supporting works in progress, new animation projects, and their authors, producers, and distributors. 

Mifa Expands Again! Animation Festivals Headline News

Annecy 2023 Launches Mifa ‘Le Campus’

Dedicated to Mifa content, the market’s new venue runs June 13-16 with masterclasses, recruitment sessions, and talks; patrons this year include Guillermo del Toro, Nora Twomey, Marguerite Abouet, Masaaki Yuasa, and Jorge R. Gutierrez.

Calling All Digital Artists Headline News

The Rookie Awards 2023 Competition Now Open

The 13th annual global contest for aspiring creative media and entertainment artists is accepting entries now through June 1.

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The Rookies Announces its 2023 Global School Rankings

Based on 63,000+ digital media submissions created by 4000+ students, the downloadable report names New3edge in France as #1 in the 50 top international schools list, with Savannah College of Art and Design in the U.S. ranking #2.

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Podcast EP 196: Pattama Homrod and Building an Animation Career in Thailand

The mixed media artist, stop-motion and 2D animator shares her career journey, including her schooling and how she navigated opportunities to branch off as a freelancer.

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RISD Welcomes New Donors for Recently Launched Movement Lab

The Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation will fund two fellows at new center based in the Film / Animation / Video department; Cheryl Henson will support a visiting puppeteer.

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Milk VFX Launching Bordeaux Studio in 2023

The award-winning visual effects house to kick off the new year with a new French-based facility helmed by Creative Director/Head of Studio Andy Morley; continued studio expansion follows the recent acquisition of Lola Post Production.

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Podcast EP 189: Eliott Deshusses' Stop-Motion Journey in Germany

The stop-motion animator discusses industry job opportunities in Germany, how he got a rep and shares a behind-the-scenes look at his grad film.

Training Headline News

FutureWorks Opens VFX Academy in Chennai

The FutureWorks Academy 6-month training program at the Chennai studio includes mentorship, specialized training, and a paid internship; successful graduates are offered a 3-year paid service agreement.

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SCAD Announces 4 New Schools

Savannah College of Art and Design launches the School of Creative Technology, Animation and Motion, Film and Acting, and Visual Communication: courses in new technologies and STEM disciplines prepare students to lead companies, brands, and studios.

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VFS’ ‘Indigenous Peoples Scholarship’ Now Open for Applications

The Vancouver Film School has earmarked up to $162,000 in scholarships to support indigenous students looking to enroll in select creative arts programs in production; the application deadline is July 20.

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TeamTo’s ÉCAS Animation School Launches New Dubbing Course

The studio’s free Ecole Cartoucherie Animation Solidaire partners with Frog Box and Titrafilm on a new course to create a more diversified pool of dubbing actors - addressing underrepresentation in the sector - to meet current and anticipated demands.

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How to Dominate the Animation Industry in 2022

Animators in the $32B 3D & VFX industry are always working; with over 62,000 animation jobs in the US alone and continued growth expected for the foreseeable future, there’s never been a better time to start a career.

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FMX 2022 Shares More Program Highlights

Conference confirms presentations that include a behind-the-scenes look at Netflix’s anthology ‘The House,’ the blending of 2D and 3D in Marvel’s ‘What If...?’ and the future of NFTs; the event runs onsite May 3-5, online May 6 and on demand through May 31.

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