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LOCAL SUGAR going to Malmö, Sweden!

LOCAL SUGAR is going to The Financing Forum for Kid's Content in Malmo, Sweden! (Sorry if I missed an umlaut--I'm fighting the text editor...) Local Sugar is a family-friendly, Louisiana-set animated feature screenplay that has been winning and placing high in various contests--time to talk to people who can get movies made, no matter where on Earth that takes me! If you're a fan of animation and storie

PowToon Connects With The Hadza Tribe In Tanzania Through The Power Of Animation

Sharing Laughter And Art With The Hadza Tribe Teaches PowToon That Animation Is A Universal Language PowToon, software that puts the power of animation into everyone's hands, brought its latest animation platform to the Eastern African country of Tanzania to meet the Hadzabe Tribe, who are technologically isolated and have never seen cartoons before.  PowToon released a web video today documenting their journey into Northern Tanzania where the Hadzabe we...

Nimble Collective Invites Animation Artists to Apply as Beta Testers

Nimble Collective announced today it is inviting animators and other creators to apply to test its feature-packed virtual streaming production platform. The startup, founded by a stellar team of animation pioneers and technologists, is aiming to reinvent the animation content market by offering studio-caliber capabilities without the costly infrastructure. Interested beta testers can submit their applications here: Initially, a small pool of applicants...

DUEL is the first animated film produced via Artella, the virtual studio and crowdsource talent platform

Collaboration is at the heart of both Artella and DUEL, the animated film of kids working together to imagine themselves in a new and adventurous world. From an early age, children are taught a few core principles: be nice to others, be accepting, and share. To illustrate these fundamental principles, a new animated short film called DUEL. DUEL revolves around a lively cast of three kids who come together and imagine themselves in an exciting and adventurous world. The themes that permeate D...

European Film Promotion supports 6 films at Sundance

Cate Blanchett in MANIFESTO represented by The Match Factory European Film Promotion dedicates Film Sales Support (FSS) to the promotion and marketing of six European films at this year's Sundance Film Festival (January 19 – 29, 2017). The flagship festival for the discovery of new independent cinema from around the world puts a special spotlight onto European films, making it one of the important gateways to the North American market. E...


After 3 successful editions of PCISFF, we again welcome our film maker friends and directors to submit their entries in PCISFF-2017. For more details please visit our webistes: ...



10 Best Animation Shorts competing in the Oscar Race

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title: Blind Vaysha—Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada) Borrowed Time—Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, directors (Quorum Films) Happy End—Jan Saska, director (FAMU – Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) The Head Vanishes—Franck Dion, director (Papy3D Productions, National Film Board of Canada and ARTE F...

Behind the Scenes Look at the Magic of Animation in New Featurette for THE LITTLE PRINCE

  From director Mark Osborne and Netflix, THE LITTLE PRINCE is a feature length animated film inspired by the French novella Le Petit Prince, first published in 1943 by poet, author and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Osborne's film uses four types of animation: hand drawn 2D animation, CG animation, paper cutout animation and stop-motion animation to bring this fable of friendship, love, loss and loneliness to life. THE LITTLE PRINCE is voiced by Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAd...

Princess Mononoke returns to theaters for its 20th anniversary and Hayao Miyazaki's birthday!

            PRINCESS MONONOKE, the classic animated film from groundbreaking writer/director Hayao Miyazaki and the legendary Studio Ghibli, returns to movie theaters for TWO NIGHTS ONLY in celebration of the beloved historical fantasy&r...

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema Submssions Open Trailer

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema Submssions Open Trailer

10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®.  Sixty-nine pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: "Blind Vaysha," Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada) "Borrowed Time," Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, directors (Quorum Films) ...

ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival 2017 is OPEN for SUBMISSIONS!

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival has been dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from around the world for twelve years now. Often described as Europe’s answer to Sundance, our annual festival showcases films that demonstrate quality, innovation, and creativity in both form and content. These qualities are judged in 14 categories, and compete for 25 awards. Jury members come from around the globe, have a variety of backgr...

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Call For Entries: The Black Sea Film Festival 2017

HELLO, Everyone! We’ve got NEWS.  Winter is coming, yet summer's on our mind. Our second edition of The Black Sea Festival is now OPEN for SUBMISSIONS [].  News, FEATURE FILM is eligible, now [Narrative, Documentary, Animation & Experimental],  GOOD luck to you all! ...

Films By Her Screening Event this December!

We are spotlighting the best indie films by female filmmakers in Films By Her screening! Join us for a two hour screening of the best narrative shorts and animated works from the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Festival editions with your first drink on us! Buy your tickets today and enter automatically for a 2017 VIP pass raffle at the screening.  Lineup includes: Moral Compass Testimony Katyusha One Thousand and One Teardrops First Base MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED! Friday, Dec...

AFM Animation in Focus

  Follow us on the social networks and                       Email us I Advertize in our AFM Newsletters and eBlasts I Featured in Animation Day in Cannes 2017 was established in 1995, over the years we became the premier link between film and festivals with 6.000 festivals listed, over 22 000 festival organizers conta...

Animaze 2017 submission now OPEN - Top 100 festivals voted 5 STAR

  Animaze volunteers Craig Heinrich and Ségolène Lémbémé Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival is proud to open it's submssions for 2017. Looking for shorts and features as well as experimental and 360 content. We are also hosting a TV pitch forum for one - offs and TV series. click on this icon to submit your film today! #Animaze2017 Opening night dance troupe from China From virtual reality to 360 for Dome a...

DDI has sold SPARK to several territories.

  SPARK stars the voice talents of stars Jessica Biel (VALENTINE'S DAY, NEW YEAR'S EVE), Hilary Swank (MILLION DOLLAR BABY, P.S. I LOVE YOU), Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-MEN), and Susan Sarandon (ENCHANTED, THELMA & LOUISE).   DDI sold UK to Kaleidoscope, Latin America to California Films, Middle East to Eagle Films, Pan Asia Pay to Fox International, Philippines to Captive Entertainment, Vietnam to MVP Films and Iceland to Sam Films.   SP...

Ventana Sur Animation Pitching Projects Selection

For the first time, the market will feature an exclusive section for Latin American animation. Projects for animated feature films and TV series will be pitched for a jury of international experts and Industry professionals. The jury will select two winning projects (one for TV series and one for feature film) that will be part of the Mifa Pitches Programme 2017. ...

Studio 100 Media Teams Up With Red Kite Animation For "Princess Emmy - The Movie"

Studio 100 Media, Germany and Red Kite Animation, United Kingdom collaborate for the production of “Princess Emmy – The Movie”.  Red Kite is co-producer with Studio 100 Media and its parent company Studio 100 NV (Belgium).  Munich-based Studio 100 Film acts as the international sales agency for the worldwide rights for ‘Emmy’.  The movie will be directed by Piet de Rycker (‘Laura’s Star’, ‘Little Polar Bear’) and is set...