A diverse group of 114 animated shorts, feature films, and series will compete at upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival, running online September 22 – October 3; 48 films additionally chosen for Panorama screenings, with the VR selections coming in August.
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‘Hilda,’ ‘The Adventures of Paddington,’ ‘Elena of Avalor,’ and ‘Baba Yaga’ also take home multiple awards at the 48th annual awards ceremony.
The 45-minute interactive virtual reality caper invites viewers to solve puzzles in a city lost to time, blending animation with classic noir in an immersive environment driven by Unreal Engine.
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.
Launching with special performances including The Desert Dwellers, Desert Hearts Mikey Lion, Porky, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, RYBO, and Carlo, the new, scalable VR technology brings 2D content into virtual reality with no limit to the number of music lovers who can share the experience.
After canceling last year because of COVID-19, Trojan Horse was a Unicorn will be back as an onsite event this year, running September 20-25 in Tróia.
Films by Jonas Poher Rasmussen and Samuel Patthey & Silvain Monney among 20 winners at the 45th festival edition, held both on-site and virtually, finally able to celebrate its 60th anniversary postponed from 2020 when the event was forced online due to the pandemic.
Famed Canadian animation studio forges a path for unique voices; also bringing 5 projects and a special program to the festival, including Joanna Quinn's ‘Affairs of the Art’ and Claude Cloutier's ‘Bad Seeds.’
The leading extended reality tech firm and Xite Labs create a myriad of immersive worlds in Unreal Engine for the rappers’ ‘Trapsoul World Series’ performance.
Filmmaker Tamara Shogaolu and PBS’ ‘FRONTLINE’ collaborate on an animated, immersive web and interactive installation that shares the lives and histories of 151 victims from unsolved civil rights-era murder cases; premieres June 9 at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Available for download June 24, the interactive studio’s fantasy adventure will be supported on Valve’s Steam VR, Oculus Rift, and Quest by Facebook; 9-part Vlog series will also be released.
Mixed reality software company taps industry veterans Juan Rubio, Brad Rochon, and David Dowling as new project specialist, VP of sales and marketing, and chief revenue officer, respectively.
International Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film concludes six-day virtual event that provided a global audience with live streaming access to more than 400 shorts and features; entire ITFS media library will stay available to accredited users until May 16, 2021.
The Oscar-nominated ‘Opera’ director teams with the Emmy-winning studio behind ‘Baba Yaga,’ ‘Bonfire,’ and ‘Crow: The Legend’ on new theatrical short, created with Quill, about the meaningful moments of one man’s life, symbolized by the positive and painful memories within the branches of a growing tree.
Running May 4-6, the online even has announced additional talks and highlights, including ‘From 2D to 3D: The Craft of Tom & Jerry,’ more ‘Concept Art Track’ speakers, and a panel by the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart.
Nine projects selected out of 75 submissions include a diverse group of films with varied themes; festival runs from June 14-19.
The free virtual event, running April 26-28, brings together over 150 speakers from a diverse set of industries; featured topics include Cloud/Pixel streaming in Real-Time; digital humans/virtual agents; virtual production; and how real-time is transforming animation.
Annual computer graphics conference and exhibition comes to Tokyo, Japan December 14-17.
With full access to Unreal Engine 4.26.1 and comprehensive integration and support for third-party plug-ins, the new release offers users endless opportunities for experimental XR graphics functionality.
Festival will celebrate animation from the African continent as well as belated 60th anniversary; the redesigned Mifa will run June 15-18.
MARZ VFX supervisor Ryan Freer will share the often-invisible VFX on Marvel’s first Disney+ series; three presentations will peek behind the curtain surrounding the year’s first blockbuster VFX-driven tentpole to see monster making up close and personal.