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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 …

  • 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.…

  • 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 …

  • Dick and Dom headline Children’s Media Conference for Creative Keynote

    Dick and Dom headline Children’s Media Conference for Creative Keynote

    The Children’s Media Conference (CMC) today announced that acclaimed children’s comedy duo Dick and Dom will deliver the Creative Keynote speech at this year’s annual conference, which takes place from 4 -6 July in Sheffield.

    Taking to the stage on …

  • 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:…

  • ‘Despicable Me 3’ to premiere at Annecy 2017

    ‘Despicable Me 3’ to premiere at Annecy 2017

    The Annecy International Animation Film Festival have today announced that they will host the world premiere of Despicable Me 3 at this year’s edition.

    The fourth feature film entry in the Despicable Me franchise (following the 2015 spinoff Minions) and …

  • Sparks return with ‘Hippopotamus’ animated music video

    Sparks return with ‘Hippopotamus’ animated music video

    Californian sibling duo Ron and Russell Mael, known collectively as Sparks, are gearing up to release their new album Hippopotamus via BMG in September of this year. In anticipation of the new release the band, whose prior hits include ‘This …

  • KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival Presents 2 Upcoming Animation Events

    KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival Presents 2 Upcoming Animation Events

    Polish off your Polish and take note of two upcoming events in the calendar for those interested in animation, gaming and/or art-rock sextets. KINOTEKA is London’s annual Polish (not polish) film festival in its 15th year and spread across a …