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Professional Award Dutch Animation | Nominations Grand Prix Dutch Animation | HAFFTube winner

  Specialists’ Prize Dutch Animation won by Zeezucht On the opening night of HAFF, the Specialists’ Prize for Dutch Animation was presented to Zeezucht (Jonas and the Sea) by Marlies van der Wel (NL). Nominations Grand Prix Dutch animation On Wednesday night 16 March, the nominations were announced for the Grand Prix for Dutch Animation. ...

ANNECY reveals its program and poster (nice)

  With nearly 2,700 films received from 85 different countries, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival has once again set a new record! Check out the short films, TV (series/specials), commissioned films and graduation films in the 2016 Official Selection. ...

Animation inspires technology - Join us in the celebration of art and science in Cannes May 18th! Register today

  Animation is a genre at the forefront of cinema entertaining the widest public. With kids in the seats comes parents in tow. We'd love to hear from you! Register to Animation Day in Cannes    The tentacles of animation spread far and wide. Animation for the first epic Star Wars film gave birth to photoshop which has now become a verb as in "Has this been photoshopped?" If we include visual effects, green screen, classic and CGI, animation as a genre is...

In Your Face is the first feature film in virtual reality in world’s first VR cinema!

Experts already named 2016 the year of virtual reality. The technique was first adopted by gaming fans but now many more industries are embracing virtual reality. Still VR is not accessible for everybody and a lot of people are new to this experience. The VR Cinema is here to change all that. The VR Cinema is a concept by &samhoud media that originated in the form of Europe’s first virtual reality pop-up cinema which toured through several big cities in The Netherlands, Germany, S...

States General of Italian Animation: the revival of the cartoon made in Italy

    The commitment of the Italian Government and RAI. Silvia Costa, Chairman of the Culture Committee at the European Parliament: “It’s essential that all media  operators guarantee the respect of production quotas”   In March, in Rome, were held the States General of Italian Animation, promoted by Cartoon Italia (the Italian Association of Animation Producers) and ASIFA Italia (the Italian Association of Authors and Animation Professionals) in collabo...

Holland Animation Film Festival Line up

Competitions 2016    The Holland Animation Film Festival 2016 organizes the following competitions.  The competitions for features, shorts, student films and Dutch films are open for films that had their premiere after January 1, 2015. Subscription for these competitions starts at the beginning of September. Deadline for application is 1 December 2015 (when the film is not yet completed on December 1, the deadline for the preview copy is 1 Ja...

Zootopia, Review: Viewtopia

Zootopia, Review: Viewtopia By Siraj Syed Zootopia (known as Zootropolis in some countries) is Disney’s 55th animated feature, in 3D computer graphics. The theme--unlikely buddies teaming-up to solve a crime--is not exactly a novel idea in Hollywood productions, but buddy comedy-drama takes an entirely new meaning when the buddies happen to be a rabbit and a fox, and the villains are animals too, for this make-believe tale is set in Zootopia, a highly civilised, modern and auto...

Leeds Young Film Festival 2016 launches Animation Central

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    The full Leeds Young Film Festival 2016 (LYFF16) programme has been revealed on leedsyoungfilm.com and features over a week of the best international films, animations, workshops and masterclasses. LYFF16 takes place from 24-31 March 2016 at venues across the city, inviting young people and their families to discover a whole new world of cinema.   LYFF16 is lead by the newly launched Animation Central, supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Taking place ...

Preliminary program for the Animation Day in Cannes 2016, May 18

A Musivision FILMS / ANIMAZE   Filmfestivals.com Production The objective of the first edition of Animation Day May 2015 was to test and validate the interest in  the concept. The objective of the second edition is gaining strength and going louder in  celebrating the success and powerful rise of animation for short, long documentary and related technologies  Our goal is to set up networking tools gradually and for the long       · &nbs...

“Goes to Cannes” series includes works in progress from Annecy

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Films in post-production screened at the Marché du Film 2016   The “Goes to Cannes” series is a Works-In-Progress (WIPs) showcase organized by the Marché du Film in partnership with recognized international festivals. Each festival will present up to five films in post-production from their own program to take to Cannes. This selection of film extracts will be presented during two-hour long market screenings, open to Marché du Film badge holders. The team ...

HAFF program announced

  The official opening program of the Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF), the largest animation festival in the Netherlands, is announced. Out of the 450 films HAFF has selected nine short films for the opening night, including the surprising puppet animation and BAFTA winner Edmond from Dutch director Nina Gantz and the world premieres Before Love by Igor Kovalyov (RU) and Ticking Away by Michael Sewnarain (NL). The ope...

RIP Colin Low: Film pioneer head of NFB animation

  Colin Low began his career with the NFB in 1945  as a graphic artist and rose through the ranks, eventually becoming head of the animation unit. He later moved into documentary filmmaking and produced titles including City of Gold, Corral and Universe, which was among the sources Stanley Kubrick used when making 2001: A Space Odyssey. Hisexperiments in large-format cinema contributed to the development of IMAX 3D film died Wedn...

Video capture from Berlinale Talents 2016 conference "Animated Gifts: Welcome to Cartoon Saloon"

Tomm Moore's THE SECRET OF KELLS  Director, illustrator and animator Tomm Moore has enchanted audiences of all ages with his Oscar-nominated feature films The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea. He was recently honored with the European Film Award. A co-founder of Kilkenny-based studio Cartoon Saloon, Moore is deserving of the comparisons drawn to Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli, resuscitating stories and characters of Irish folklore through a mix of animation t...

Look back at IAD Poster 2015 – created by Rastko Ciric

        Rastko Ciric http://www.rastkociric.com/ A very nice initiative from The International Animation Day: Each year a famous animator is selected to create the poster of IAD. Previous posters were created by well known animators such as Iouri Tcherenkov, Paul Driessen, Abi Feijo, Eric Ledune, Noureddin Zarrinkelk, Michel Ocelot, Nina Paley, Raoul Servais, Ihab Shaker and Gianluigi Toccafondo. ...

The 14th annual VES Awards

The VES Awards recognizes and honors the most outstanding visual effects work of the year and honors the artists who created them. 14th Annual VES Awards Ceremony took place Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel   Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature Star Wars: The Force Awakens Roger Guyett Luke O'Byrne Patrick Tubach Paul Kavanagh Chris Corbould Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature The Good Dinosaur Sanjay Bak...

Los Angeles Premiere Of Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Zootopia" with executive producer John Lasseter

  Executive Producer John Lasseter attends the Los Angeles premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Zootopia" on February 17, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)  Actors Hudson Yang (L) and Forrest Wheeler (C) attend the Los Angeles premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Zootopia" on February 17, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Al...

Animator Festival (Poland) closes submissions Feb 19

International Animated Film Festival Animator 2016 in Poznań.   You can still submit your films for the 9th edition of the International Animated Film Competition with a GRAND PRIX and a Special Award for the Best Feature Animated Film of 45 000 PLN (ca.10.000 Euros)! Films can be submitted for selection till February 19, 2016. A prerequisite for being allowed to take part in the selection for the competition is seding short or feature animated film made in any animated techique, af...

FMX selects Blending Realities as theme of the next edition April 26-29, Stuttgart, Germany

FMX 2016 has coined its main theme for this year's edition: "Blending Realities." Following this headline, FMX creates a space to analyze, discuss and try out the realities of others in Art, Technology and Business. What are the mindsets and conceptualization methods of my own and neighboring industries, which pipelines and distribution models are available? In thinking outside the box, FMX brings together people from across different sectors so they may discover the opportunitie...

CINESITE opens major Animation Studio in Montréal, to produce RIVERDANCE an animated feature film

A future world-class animation hub creating 500 jobs by 2020 Cinesite has chosen Montréal, Québec, to make its investment in a new state of the art animation studio with the intention of getting nine feature animated films into production over the next five years. This was announced today by Antony Hunt, CEO of the Cinesite Group, and the Premier of Québec, Philippe Couillard at the opening of the new 54,000 sq ft Animation Studio in downtown Montréal. Th...

Animation Day in Cannes 2016 Talk to us baby!

 Animaze Daze and Filmfestivals.com are planning a 2nd edition Animation Day In Cannes on May 18 2016 tentative dates. WIth a resounding yes it is clear that Animaze Daze fills a void in the animation community at the larger festivals such as Cannes and Berlin. contact us at bruno@m21entertainment.com or laurie@animazefestival.com for more info.Get involved! ...

Animation Day in Cannes discusses the next edition with SPFA

Laurie Gordon (LEFT) Animaze Festival Director, Corinne Kouper (Teamto, producer of Gus...) with Stéphane Le Bars Délégué Général of SFPA were discussing the future of Animation Day in Cannes following the SPFA presentation in Annecy.   ...

ANIMA BUENOS AIRES Best film at Animaze celebrated in Cannes

  Celebration in Cannes with Patricia Primon and Festival director Laurie Gordon www.lemiaff.com ...

Animation Day in Cannes 2015, Year one : It's a wrap!

Can Animation save the world? Our eclectic panel answered that question with positivity and creative new ideas. Panelists Laurie Gordon, Octavio Nadal, and Bruno Chatelin all from various backgrounds and film experience happily took on the challenge in answering a large and interesting question. In the theme of Horyou.com who's mission is to make change through the social good, the panel took a life of its own in a free flow of thought and personal insight and experience eventually opening...
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