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  • Cardiff Animation Festival to launch in April 2018

    Cardiff Animation Festival to launch in April 2018

    A brand new dedicated animation festival is coming to Cardiff next year. Cardiff Animation Festival will be held at Chapter and other venues across Cardiff on the 20th, 21st and 22nd April 2018.

    The new Cardiff Animation Festival will be …

  • Oscar®-winner Wiliam Joyce to direct upcoming animated feature ‘The Extincts’

    Oscar®-winner Wiliam Joyce to direct upcoming animated feature ‘The Extincts’

    The recently-launched Cirrina Studios has this week announced its first animated feature film, adapted from British author Veronica Cossanteli’s popular book The Extincts.

    The animated feature adaptation is to be directed by acclaimed author/illustrator and Oscar®-winner (The Fantastic Flying Books …

  • 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, …

  • ‘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 …

  • An Interview with ‘Cartoon-Box’ creator Joost Lieuwma (Frame Order)

    An Interview with ‘Cartoon-Box’ creator Joost Lieuwma (Frame Order)

    As part of the Utrecht-based animation studio Frame Order, Dutch animation filmmaker Joost Lieuwma has been making his own short films alongside his freelance animation career since 2011’s energetic crowdpleaser Things You’d Better Not Mix Up.
    Subsequent short film projects …

  • Podcast – Independent Animation: Late Night Work Club

    Podcast – Independent Animation: Late Night Work Club

    In the second episode of Independent Animation, our companion podcast series to the Skwigly tie-in book Independent Animation: Developing, Producing and Distributing Your Animated Films (Taylor & Francis/CRC Press), we take a look at the work of “rotating collective” the …

  • 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 …

  • New NFB short by Matthew Rankin to premiere at Cannes International Critics’ Week

    New NFB short by Matthew Rankin to premiere at Cannes International Critics’ Week

    THE TESLA WORLD LIGHT, a new animated film by multi-genre director Matthew Rankin (Cattle Call, Hydro-Lévesque, Tabula Rasa), is to have its world premiere at the 56th International Critics’ Week, a parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival organized by …

  • 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 …

  • An Interview with The Boss Baby Director Tom McGrath

    An Interview with The Boss Baby Director Tom McGrath

    With a career starting as an animator on Ralph Bakshi’s Cool Word and The Ren and Stimpy Show Tom McGrath now finds himself the director of DreamWorks latest hit The Boss Baby. The feature film see’s Alec Baldwin’s imperious infant …

  • Lightbox: Dan Povenmire & Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh on new series “Milo Murphy’s Law”

    Lightbox: Dan Povenmire & Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh on new series “Milo Murphy’s Law”

    In the latest episode of our video interview series Lightbox we meet Dan Povenmire and Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh, creators of the new series Milo Murphy’s Law as well as Phineas and Ferb which ran from 2007-2015. The show chronicles the …