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‘Something to Remember’ Named Best Film at Fantoche 2020

Festival confirms its commitment to parity and inclusion with women filmmakers accounting for more than half the films screened. 

Festivals Headline News

‘Loving Vincent’ to Open 2017 Fantoche Festival

Exclusive making-of presentations of three animated features and one Virtual Reality film will be held for ‘Loving Vincent,’ ‘Have a Nice Day,’ ‘Zombillenium’ and ‘Nothing Happens.’

National Film Board of Canada Headline News

NFB Co-Production with Claude Barras to Screen at Lorcarno

Directed by Albertine Zullo and David Toutevoix, the stop-motion animated ‘The Cannonball Woman’ (‘La femme canon’) is the latest collaboration between producer Claude Barras and the National Film Board of Canada.

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‘The Burden,’ ‘Over the Wall’ Win Cristal Awards at Annecy 2017

Sweden’s ‘The Burden’ directed by Niki Lindroth Von Bahr wins Cristal Award for a Short Film; Japanese director Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘Lu Over the Wall’ receives Cristal for a Feature Film.

Pulcinella Awards Headline News

Italy’s Cartoons on the Bay Announces Winners of 2017 Pulcinella Awards

Italian-French co-production ‘Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child’ wins Pulcinella Award for Best Animated Feature; Switzerland’s ‘Ariadne’s Thread,’ directed by Claude Luyet, wins Best Animated Short.

CARTOON MOVIE Headline News

CARTOON MOVIE Announces 2017 Tribute Awards

Swiss director Claude Barras named director of the year for the Oscar-nominated ‘My Life as a Zucchini’ alongside producers of the year Rita Productions, Blue Spirit Productions & Gebeka Films.

GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS Unveils New English-Language Trailer for ‘My Life as a Zucchini’

Golden Globe-nominated film featuring the voices of Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page and Amy Sedaris hits select U.S. theaters on February 24th.

Georges Schwizgebel ANIMATIONWorld

Repurposing Matisse: Georges Schwizgebel’s ‘Erlkönig’ a Kaleidoscopic Dance with Death

Short film from one of the biggest names in contemporary animation repurposes the visual style of Henri Matisse to bring German writer Goethe’s 1782 epic poem to the screen.

GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS Announces English-Language Voice Cast for ‘My Life as a Zucchini’

Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page and Amy Sedaris lead cast; Golden Globe-nominated film to make English language premiere at Sundance.

Academy Awards Headline News

‘My Life as a Zucchini’ Advances in Foreign Language Oscar Race

Critically acclaimed stop-motion animated Cannes selection directed by Claude Barras among nine foreign language films to advance in Oscar race.

animated films Headline News

Framed Film Festival Unveils 2016 Lineup

Annual showcase of the best new children’s films returns to the Barbican Centre with Eric Summer and Éric Warin’s ‘Ballerina,’ Ash Brannon’s ‘Rock Dog,’ Switzerland/Germany/Sweden co-production ‘Molly Monster,’ and more!

OIAF ANIMATIONWorld

Narrative Shorts We Watched and Loved at OIAF 2016

The NFB’s ‘I Like Girls’ won the Grand Prize at the 40th anniversary edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, but here are seven other animated shorts from the Narrative competition we liked even better.

Fantoche 2016 Headline News

Fantoche 2016 Boasts Star-Studded Program

Switzerland’s largest animation festival to host a raft of luminaries at its 2016 edition, including voice artist Peter Krause, filmmakers Georges Schwizgebel, Konstantin Bronzit and Kaspar Jancis, and DreamWorks Animation director and story artist Simon Otto.

GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS Announces Acquisition of ‘My Life as a Zucchini’

Critically acclaimed stop-motion animated Cannes selection directed by Claude Barras is Best Foreign Language submission from Switzerland for the 2017 Academy Awards.

Stop-Motion Headline News

‘My Life as a Courgette’ Named Swiss Entry for 2016 Oscar Race

First full-length animated feature from Swiss director Claude Barras to be submitted into the running for an Oscar nomination in the Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Academy Awards.

Fantoche Headline News

Claude Barras’s ‘My Life As a Courgette’ Opening Fantoche 2016

Stop-motion animated Swiss-French co-production selected to open the 14th International Animation Film Festival Baden, Switzerland; other features in the spotlight include LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ Michael Dudok de Wit’s ‘The Red Turtle,’ Chris Prynoski’s ‘Nerdland,’ Sang-ho Yeon’s Seoul Station,’ and more.

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