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  • Annecy 2017 to host first ever Women in Animation World Summit

    Annecy 2017 to host first ever Women in Animation World Summit

    The first ever Women in Animation World Summit – presented by Women in Animation (WIA) and Les Femmes s’Animent (LFA), alongside The Walt Disney Studios, the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the Société des Auteurs et …

  • Podcast: Michaël Dudok de Wit (The Red Turtle)

    Podcast: Michaël Dudok de Wit (The Red Turtle)

    In the 71st episode of the Skwigly Animation Podcast we welcome Oscar winning director Michaël Dudok de Wit to discuss his first feature film The Red Turtle.

    Known for his short films such as The Monk and the Fish, Tom …

  • WATCH: ‘Lovestreams’ by Sean Buckelew released online

    WATCH: ‘Lovestreams’ by Sean Buckelew released online

    Today sees the standalone online release of award-winning animator Sean Buckelew‘s short film Lovestreams. The film, which can be watched in full below, was originally conceived and produced as part of the second Late Night Work Club anthology film Strangers, …

  • Cartoon Saloon’s The Breadwinner Trailer Debuts

    Cartoon Saloon’s The Breadwinner Trailer Debuts

    The first trailer for Cartoon Saloon’s The Breadwinner has made it’s debut online.

    This is the debut film directed by studio co-founder Nora Twomey. Adapted from the best selling book by Deborah Ellis the synopsis reads:

    After her father Nurullah …

  • ‘Project Myron’ raises bar for new VR experiences

    ‘Project Myron’ raises bar for new VR experiences

    Among the progressive and technologically intriguing new projects presented at this year’s FMX festival in Stuttgart was a student-led initiative that may have raised the bar for VR experiences, including 360 storytelling. Students at Saxion University of Applied Sciences have …

  • Bruno Bozzetto receives Honorary Award at ITFS Stuttgart

    Bruno Bozzetto receives Honorary Award at ITFS Stuttgart

    He is one of the great animation artists of the last decades, his figure “Signor Rossi” belongs to the cultural heritage and has inspired a whole generation: The honorary “trickstar”-Award of Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film was given to …

  • ITFS Stuttgart – 2017 Award Winners

    ITFS Stuttgart – 2017 Award Winners

    The 24th International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) ended on 7th May with a  festive award ceremony. The program motto “Animation Without Borders” has confirmed itself: this year’s program with connections of animated films, games, music, as well as virtual …

  • UK Director Joseph Wallace wins VAF Třeboň short film award

    UK Director Joseph Wallace wins VAF Třeboň short film award

    The fifth edition of the Visegrad Animation Forum Třeboň has announced its winning projects for 2017. From May 2nd-4th, thirteen participating teams of animation professionals pitched their projects at the industry meeting to an international jury in Třeboň, Czech Republic.…

  • Encounters 2017 – Call for VR Storytellers

    Encounters 2017 – Call for VR Storytellers

    As the May 23rd submission deadline grows closer, organisers of this year’s edition of Bristol’s Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival have opened a call to creative, story-driven filmmakers to submit their work for the festival’s VR content section VRgins.…

  • Interview with Emma Lazenby (ForMed Films)

    Interview with Emma Lazenby (ForMed Films)

    Bristol-based animation director and owner of ForMed Films Emma Lazenby has worked in the industry on multiple projects, notably with ArthurCox including the recent Disney Channel series Nina Needs To Go and her BAFTA-winning short film Mother of Many, based …

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