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The celebration goes virtual at SCAD AnimationFest 2020

Sept. 25-26, 2020 | #SCADAnimationFest SCAD AnimationFest returns for a fourth year with an all-new virtual setting, offering unparalleled access to titans of animation, special screenings, insightful presentations, and a few surprises along the way. Join the digital celebration of this lively artform and experience two days of animated excitement right from your computer, tablet, or mobile device. ...

Disney and Pixar's new animated feature 'Soul' will close the 47th edition of Film Fest Ghent

The 47th edition of Film Fest Ghent will close with the highly anticipated film, Disney and Pixar's Soul, directed by Pete Docter and co-directed by Kemp Powers. Pixar's latest revelation is an accessible, enchanting and above all heart-warming escapade that also happens to ask some of life's biggest questions. An ode to living, Soul is peppered with incredible music by jazz artist Jon Batiste and represents the perfect closing film for Film Fest Ghent 2020.   What...

ITFS 2021 is now open for submissions!

From May 4 to 9, 2021 will take place the 28th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) - one of the most important events for animated film worldwide. From now on, animated films completed after October 1, 2019 can be submitted for the main competitions of the festival.   Films can now be submitted to the following competition categories: International Competition – International Short Film Competition Young Animation – International Student...

Cartoon Forum won't be "for real" anymore, but online only

  CARTOON FORUM - 14-17 September 2020   The rebound of the coronavirus in Europe and in France during the month of August, as well as the communication of the French government, on Thursday 28 August, placing the department of Haute-Garonne (Toulouse) in “red zone” got the better of our will to organise the Cartoon Forum “in real life”. Cartoon has always chosen to fully inform professionals of the real situation and it has changed a lot since...

ANIMA 2021 Calling for Entries

CALL FOR ENTRIES ! ANIMA, the Brussels Animation Film Festival, will be celebrating its 40th edition from 12 to 21 February 2021. Why not mark this birthday by sending us your films! Our prize list rewards a wide variety of animated films and is qualifying for the best animated short film OSCAR®.     The Festival will consider all animated films completed after 30 June 2019. Some points on the registration form have been adapted in accordance with the current health c...

Heartland Film’s Indy Shorts International Film Festival Designated as an Academy Award® Qualifier for the Animated Shorts

Heartland Film’s Indy Shorts International Film Festival Designated as an Academy Award® Qualifier for the Animated Short Film Category for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards®   After completing a successful third annual edition of Indy Shorts International Film Festival presented by Heartland Film this past July, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has designated a third Academy Award®-qualifying category of Short Film (Animation) to the event, allowing the wi...

The Online Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film presents its free live stream from May 5 - 10, 2020

  True to the motto "Stay Animated - Go Online with ITFS", the free live stream will be running at OnlineFestival.ITFS.de from May 5 to 10, 2020. More than 100 guests will be with us during the six days of the festival in the OnlineFestival Studio in the foyer of the cinema "Cinema" or join us virtually. Strict adherence to the hygiene regulations will be in place on site. Every day we offer a various entertainment programme for young and old, for film...

The Annecy 2020 edition is cancelled

" It is with tremendous disappointment that we are resigned to cancelling the Annecy 2020 edition." Over the past few weeks, driven by our passion and our enthusiasm, despite the confinement constraints we were nevertheless hoping to maintain the exceptional edition that we had in store for you. We were so looking forward to greeting you as we do every year in June, in Annecy, the animation film capital of the world. But today, the rationale and the international situation ...

COVID-19 update: Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) scheduled for May 5 to 10 with online only version

It is with great regret and due to the spreading of the coronavirus that we, Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH, announce the cancellation of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) scheduled for May 5 to 10, 2020. This is based on the immediately effective and indefinite decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration Baden-Württemberg of Wednesday, March 11, 2020 to the Public Health Departments, according to which large-scale events involving more than 1,000 p...

COVID-19 update: Animation Production Days 2020 cancels (6 – 8 May, Stuttgart)

We regret to announce today that Animation Production Days (6 – 8 May 2020) cannot take place this year due to the Corona pandemic. According to today's decision of the state capital Stuttgart, events in culture, education, sports and leisure as well as meetings, even with less than 1,000 participants, are prohibited with immediate effect. The partner events FMX – Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media and the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated...

FMX 2020 cancelled, not postponed

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"It is with great regret that we have to inform you that this year’s FMX, scheduled for May 5 to 8, 2020, cannot take place due to the continuing global spreading of the Corona virus. Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg is acting upon the current guidelines of the Robert Koch-Institut for the risk assessment of large-scale events. After consultation, the Office for Public Order of Stuttgart considers the decision to cancel FMX as being plausible in the light of infection prevention. Tak...

The Annie Awards Winners

Here are the winners at the 47th Annie Awards which proved to be a marquee year for Netflix (with Klaus winning 7) : Best Animated Feature Klaus Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine Best Animated Feature-Independent I Lost My Body Xilam for Netflix Best Animated Special Production How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming DreamWorks Animation Best Animated Short Subject Uncle Thomas: Acco...

FICCI's Best Animated Frames [BAF] Awards 2020

  We invite you to send in your works [across Animation | VFX | Gaming] for the FICCI Best Animated Frames [BAF] Awards 2020. Work completed or released in 2019 is eligible for submission.   BAF Awards Since 2004, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry [FICCI] has recognized and honored students and professionals in the field of Animation, Gaming & VFX during the annual FICCI-Frames Festival - Asia's largest convention...

Preview of FMX 2020 Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media

FMX 2020 Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media May 5-8, 2020, Stuttgart/Germany, Haus der Wirtschaft Ludwigsburg/Germany, January 30, 2020. Only 100 days are left until FMX 2020. A perfect time to release some more great speaker confirmations – among them Sergio Pablos, Jenn Taylor, Phil Davies, and Joe van den Heuvel. All FMX 2020 speaker confirmations up to now can be found on the FMX website, a full description of the FMX 2020 tracks & curators will be o...

Anima is calling for your films!

    For its next edition (21 February - 1 March 2020), Anima, the Brussels Animation Film Festival, is looking for stunning and unexpected animated films! Besides its national and international competitions, the Festival is qualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the short animated film category.   The Festival considers all films in the following categories, completed after 30 June 2018: International professional short films Int...

ANIMAPHIX International Animated Film Festival ready to kick off

ANIMAPHIX International Animated Film Festival   Fifth edition, 18 - 22 September 2019 Bagheria, Villa Cattolica - Guttuso Museum Palermo, Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa    The art of Gianluigi Toccafondo protagonist of the fifth edition of Animaphix.   From 18 to 22 September, Animaphix will return to Bagheria, a film festival that is once again an important international showcase dedicated to author's animated films. Preview screenings, exhibit...

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) Presents: New Festival Motifs for 2020 and New Wordmark

The time has come: The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film presents new designs for 2020. Six naked cartoon animals represent ITFS next year. The design for the 27th Festival edition is characterised by the new Festival trailer “Caught Naked" created by Studio Seufz in Stuttgart together with Film und Medienfestival gGmbH. This is also a good opportunity to present the new ITFS wordmark. The 27 th ITFS takes place from May 05 to 10, 2020. In short fi...

Stop Motion in the digital age: Festival Stop Motion Montreal unveils the program of its 11th edition!

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        Montreal, Thursday, August 29, 2019 – Festival Stop Motion Montreal is pleased to unveil the program of its 11th edition! A unique event and first of its kind globally for this filmmaking genre, the Festival offers a week dedicated entirely to the art of stop-motion animation on September 20, 21 and 22 at Concordia University as well as at Cinéma Moderne. Professional workshops will be organized upstream, from September 16 to 19. Launched under th...

ANIMAZE - Montreal International Animation Film Festival Line up 2019

“VERMINSTALKER” EPISODE 1: MR. SCRUFFINS 2ND STEP – FROM MOON TO MARS AND BEYOND A BIRD WITH NO LEGS A CHINESE LEGAL CASE A N C E S T O R A D I O – (I) – TUNING THE OCEAN A SPOT OF TEA WITH SALVADOR DALI A VIS...

Festival Stop Motion Montreal Phil Tippett, special guest of the 11th edition!

Photo Phil Tippette Studio   The Festival Stop Motion Montreal is back for an 11th edition that will take place from September 16 to 22, under the theme of stop motion in the digital age! After 10 great years, the Festival continues to grow and offer a unique event in the world: a full week dedicated to the art of stop motion. The open to the public part of the Festival will take place from September 20 to 22 at Concordia University and Cinéma Moderne. Professional...

Animaze 2019 curating animated film around the globe + talent!

    Spice Frontier playing at Animaze Montreal International Animation Festival August 29 - Sept 1 2019 Montreal Canada. Animaze festival has been curating animation all over the world non stop. From Moscow International Film Festival to Guadalajara to Yerevan, festivals and  embassies are seeking the expertise of Laurie Gordon Animaze director. New cutting edge indie animated shorts are what catches Gordon's attention Authentic groundreaking films and genres are alwa...

Animation Production Days 2019 – Notable Sense of Optimism in the Industry

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The 13th edition of Animation Production Days (APD) drew to a close in Stuttgart early May. During the last two days, around 800 one-on-one meetings between producers and potential production and financing partners for new animation projects have been held in Stuttgart’s L-Bank. APD is the most important business platform for animation projects in Germany and takes place every year as part of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) and FMX – Conference on Animati...

Anima is calling for your films!

    For its next edition (21 February - 1 March 2020), Anima, the Brussels Animation Film Festival, is looking for stunning and unexpected animated films! Besides its national and international competitions, the Festival is qualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the short animated film category. European...

Animation made in Okinawa, Japan

By Emmanuel Itier Emmanuel with japanese actors friends.   The ultimate experience while at the Okinawa film festival was the visit of the CGCG animation studio which has the biggest motion-capture set up in Asia (http://www.cgcgstudio.co.jp/eng/ ). No only CGCG Studios is doing motion capture but they also are producing 3D computer graphics video using motion capture technology. The studio is now located in Tokyo and Okinawa in Japan as well as Taipei in Taiwan with just under 200 ...

The 2018 Emile Awards 90 Nominees revealed

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Peter Lord , President of the European Animation Awards (EAA) Association, Didier Brunner, General Secretary and Matie Haroutian, General Delegate, announced the 2018 Emile Awards 90 nominees today (November 8) live from the General Secretariat from the Greek Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media.   Nominees by categories:   - BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN A STUDENT FILM - ● A Love Letter to the One I Made up - Israel | Rachel Gutgarts (director) ...

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