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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 …

  • ‘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.…

  • Annecy 2017 Programme Unveiled

    Annecy 2017 Programme Unveiled

    As June 12th draws ever closer – and with it another highly-anticipation edition of the Annecy International Festival of Animated Film – eager festivalgoers are able to get their most thorough look at what’s on offer at the 2017 edition …

  • EAA President Peter Lord introduces the Emile Awards

    EAA President Peter Lord introduces the Emile Awards

    Following the recent announcement of the categories for the upcoming Emile Awards, the European Animation Awards have this week released a video featuring EAA President (and Aardman co-founder) Peter Lord discussing the spirit of the awards and presenting a call …

  • Pixar set to unveil latest creations at Annecy 2017

    Pixar set to unveil latest creations at Annecy 2017

    Pixar are headed to the Annecy International Animated Film Festival this year to showcase some of their highly-anticipated new and upcoming work. The packed morning will kick off at 10am on Friday June 16th at Bonlieu Grande Salle and include:…

  • Annecy announces first guests & events for 2017 edition

    Annecy announces first guests & events for 2017 edition

    The Annecy International Animated Film Festival has revealed a first look at what’s in store for this year’s edition. Leading with the announcement of two of its prominent keynote speakers Kristine Belson (President of Sony Pictures Animation) and Eric Coleman …

  • ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ director and VFX team respond to double Oscar nomination

    ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ director and VFX team respond to double Oscar nomination

    Today’s announcement of the 2017 Oscar nominations bore a double-dose of good news for the team behind LAIKA’s latest masterwork Kubo and the Two Strings. In response to being nominated for Best Animated Feature Film, director/producer and LAIKA CEO Travis …

  • UK Animation Industry Celebrated at 10 Downing Street

    UK Animation Industry Celebrated at 10 Downing Street

    Animation UK and the newly formed UK Screen Alliance, joined Aardman to celebrate their 40 years of excellence and success as part of a wider Animation success story, at a reception hosted by the Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP at …

  • The 44th Annie Awards – Nominees Announced

    The 44th Annie Awards – Nominees Announced

    The nominations for the 2017 Annie Awards, “ASIFA-Hollywood’s most glamorous event”, have this week been announced. Described as “animation’s highest honour” and now entering its 44th edition, the awards focus on the best that mainstream animation has offered up in …

  • 10 animated shorts advance in 2017 Oscar® race

    10 animated shorts advance in 2017 Oscar® race

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced the ten animated shorts (out of seventy qualifiers) that will go forward for consideration of an 89th Academy Awards® nomination.

    Click on the films listed below to learn more about …

  • Annecy Festival creates two new sections for 2017 edition

    Annecy Festival creates two new sections for 2017 edition

    The world-renowned Annecy International Animated Film Festival has announced the addition of two new screening/award categories to its upcoming 2017 edition. In an announcement from the festival’s Artistic Director Marcel Jean, it was revealed that the approach to the short …

  • Details revealed for second ‘Shaun the Sheep’ movie

    Details revealed for second ‘Shaun the Sheep’ movie

    Arguably the world’s favorite sheep and his flock are to come back for a second feature length film! Following their announcement last year that the strong box office performance of the original would allow the franchise would continue, Aardman and …

  • ‘My Life as a Courgette’ acquired by GKIDS

    ‘My Life as a Courgette’ acquired by GKIDS

    Fantastic news for animation fans – independent animation distributor GKIDS have snapped up the North American distribution rights to Swiss director Claude Barras’s highly acclaimed and multi-award-winning My Life as a Courgette (Ma vie de Courgette).

    The news of the …

  • Encounters 2016 presents their Animation Competition

    Encounters 2016 presents their Animation Competition

    Taking place this September, Bristol’s Encounters Festival presents a prestigious annual International Competition, featuring the best new short and animated films from around the world. Filmmakers in competition are eligible for some of the world’s most prestigious short film and …

  • Pitch THIS! OIAF opens international call for TV series pitches

    Pitch THIS! OIAF opens international call for TV series pitches

    The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), which this year celebrates its fortieth anniversary, has teamed up with longtime partners Corus Entertainment and Toon Boom to offer a development deal and animation software (licenses for Toon Boom Harmony and Storybook Pro, …