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ANNECY 2023 Calls for Projects: Submissions are Open!

­ ­ Festival 12th-17th June 2023 Mifa 13th-16th June 2023   ­ Do you have an animation film project in its conceptual stage or early development stage? Authors, with or without producers, prepare your application and submit it as soon as possible to the 2023 Mifa Pitches, which will enable you to present your projects to an audience of animation professionals. Bring your animation projects to life!     ­ ­ The selected directors will have a...

FMX is back: Next hybrid edition set for April 2023

       FMX 2023 Film & Media Exchange On Site April 25-27, 2023            Online April 28, 2023  Following its success in 2022, FMX - Film & Media Exchange will host another hybrid edition next year. From April 25 to 27, 2023, FMX will present its top-class program on site at Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart. On April 28, FMX will once again offer an exclusive online day with numerous presentations from around the globe....

Cartoon Business 2022 kicked off

    CARTOON BUSINESS GRAN CANARIA: FIND­ING TOGETH­ER THE BEST GROWTH MOD­ELS FOR AND WITH ANIMATION CARTOON international association’s annual calendar comes to an end with Cartoon Business, a top seminar on new emerging business models in the European animation industry. The event will be held on 15-17 November on the island of Gran Canaria (Spain) with the participation of some 120 animation producers and professionals from all over Europe. With...

30th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film is now open for submissions!

From April 25 to 30, 2023, the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) will celebrate its 30th anniversary. The festival focuses on artistic animated film as well as innovative interactive and transmedia works. Comprehensive film and competition programs as well as curated supporting programs guarantee exciting and extraordinary inspirations and insights. During six days, the ITFS invites to Stuttgart to discover the richness and productivity of animated film and meet its acto...

Manga Productions’ Anime Film “The Journey” Premieres in Malaysia and Indonesia

Following the success of the Saudi Japanese anime film's positive reactions amongst global audiences, Manga Productions, a subsidiary of Mohammed bin Salman Foundation “Misk” premiered “The Journey" anime film in Indonesia, Jakarta, at the "CGV FX SUDIRMAN" as well as the largest Islamic Museum, "The Museum of Islamic Art" in Southeast Asia, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Premiere featured prominent guests from media representatives and dip...

Netflix plans to acquire the Australian animation studio Animal Logic

Netflix and Animal Logic are excited to announce today that Netflix plans to acquire the Australian animation studio.* This acquisition will support Netflix’s ambitious animated film slate, building on films like Academy Award-nominated Over the Moon, Academy Award-nominated Klaus and the recently released The Sea Beast.   Animal Logic has been producing award-winning design, visual effects and animation for over 30 years. Headquartered in Sydney, Animal Logic set up a second studio...

Filmakademie’s Animationsinstitut celebrates its 20th anniversary

  A look back at two successful decades Filmakademie is celebrating! Last Friday, July 15, 2022, Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg celebrated its 20th anniversary. Alumni from all over the world as well as political representatives joined students and staff of the institute for a festive Birthday Reception to look back on two successful decades since the foundation of Animationsinstitut. The celebration was attended by many guests, including Albrecht Ade, founder of F...

Beware of Ducks, Backflips and Flying Sailors, the OIAF Announces Animated Shorts Competition

  After much anticipation, the Ottawa International Animation Festival releases its animated shorts competition as the Festival continues its selections rollout.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   OTTAWA, 13 July 2022 - Receiving 2168 submissions for this year’s Animated Shorts Competition, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) selects 51 animated works for its Official Competition. The Shorts Competition, which includes Student, Narrative, Non-Narrative, and Commi...

The Animation Production Days (APD) Conference Programme Addresses the Challenges Facing the European Animation Industry

The APD Conference, part of the 16th Animation Production Days, is taking place on 4 May from 1.45 pm to 5.30 pm in the L-Bank Rotunda in Stuttgart. Complementing the one-to-one meetings of the APD’s Co-Production and Financing Market, the conference consists of two sections and provides a platform to discuss current developments in the industry. The first part of the conference is entitled “Enable! Case Studies and Market Trends”. Moderated by APD curator Prof. Lilian Klage...

Jennifer Lee and Michel Ocelot Awarded an Honorary Cristal at Annecy

     The Annecy Festival is thrilled to honor not one, but two greats in animation: Jennifer Lee and Michel Ocelot as recipients of the Honorary Cristal, an honor rarely bestowed in the decades of the Festival’s history.  For the Festival’s Artistic Director, Marcel Jean, "the return of the Annecy Festival to its pre-pandemic state is the reason behind awarding two Honorary Cristals, one each to two exceptional personalities who have marked the recent hist...

Stories x Women in Animation Opportunity

The Asia Pacific Screen Academy is pleased to promote an exciting initiative led by the International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations (FIAPF) and Women in Animation (WIA). The programme works to increase diversity of voices in animation content globally. It aims to identify authentic animation stories told by female creators coming from emerging national film and audio-visual animation communities in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Creators wil...

Bang Awards Festival calling for your animation

Call for Entries until 30th June 2022! The 6th edition of the BANG AWARDS – International Animated Film Festival towards a public immersed in the digital arts, multimedia, illustration and film animation. Making best use of its online platform, BANG can reach all users and be watched on any screen anywhere in the world. The number of animators participants for our previous editions (more than 400 films) from all corners of the globe. The festival has a panel of inter...

FMX back on site: Hybrid edition set for May 2022

FMX 2022 Film & Media Exchange On site May 3-5, 2022 Online May 6, 2022 Ludwigsburg/Germany, October 12, 2021. In 2022, FMX – Film & Media Exchange will return to its home base in Stuttgart after having been hosted online in 2021. From May 3-5, 2022, FMX will open its doors with a first-class program on site at Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart. On May 6, FMX will shift to virtual mode, offering an exclusive online program that will be available worldwide. The conference ...

Black is Back – The trailer for ITFS 2022 and its makers

As of today, the official trailer of the 29th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS, May 3 to 8, 2022) is online and can be admired in full length. It is called "Black is Back" and was created by François Chalet. The Swiss artist teaches storytelling and expanded animation at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and works as a visual artist in the fields of illustration, animation, installation and performance as well as on cross-platform proje...

Cartoon Business 2021: a seminar on development strategies and new business models in the animation industry

CARTOON BUSINESS DELVE INTO THE MAJOR TRENDS OF ANIMATION PRODUCTION IN EUROPE CARTOON's annual programme of activities comes to an end with the last event of the year, CARTOON BUSINESS, a seminar on development strategies and new business models in the animation industry that seeks to provide keys to understanding the current media landscape and its growing trends. To be held on 8-10 December in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the event will feature the participation of profes...

Annecy 2021 set to launch hybrid June 14 -19

In 2021, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival has received for the Short Films, Graduation Films, and TV and Comissionned Films categories, over 2,700 films coming from almost one hundred different countries. 2021 Selection Check out the list of the Official Selection films in competition for Annecy 2021: Short Films – Competition Official Off-Limits Perspectives ...

Disney and Pixar’s ‘Luca’ is set to Open ICFF 2021

The tenth edition for the Italian Contemporary Film Festival will kick off on June 19th with a red-carpet drive-in Special Screening featuring the new animation from Disney and Pixar. SPECIAL SCREENING - JUNE 19th, 2021 | Ontario Place The ICFF, presented by Lavazza, announces that the tenth edition of the Festival will open with Disney and Pixar’s upcoming original feature film “Luca”, directed by Academy Award® nominee Enrico Casarosa (“La Luna”). The...

registrations are open for Cartoons on the Bay 2021 – International Crossmedia Animation and Children’s Television Festival

Cartoons on the Bay 2021 – International Crossmedia Animation and Children’s Television Festival Registrations are open! You have time until 21st June to submit your works. The categories in competition are: Preschool TV Series (2-4 years) Upper Preschool TV Series (4-6 years) Kids TV Series (7-11 years) Interactive Multimedia Works Live Action/Hybrid TV Series TV Series Pilots Short Films Animated Feature Films Visit...

Only a Child wins at the 28th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS)

"Only a Child" is the winning film of the SWR OnlineFilm Audience Award After the official end of the 28th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film on May 9, 2021, viewers accredited for ONLINE+ and ONLINE PRO were able to enjoy almost the entire content of the media library until May 16, 2021. The OnlineFestival.ITFS.de website had almost 250,000 page views by more than 6,800 users from a total of 63 countries between May 3 to 16, with an addition of almost 100,000 page v...

ITFS 2021 – The ITFS 2021 Winners | Glamour, Diversity and (almost) Personal Interaction

After six exciting days filled with highlights from the world of animation, the 28th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film has come to an end on the evening of May 9, 2021 with the grand award ceremony. And the magic’s not over yet: the entirety of the ITFS media library (including recordings of lectures and presentations) will be available to accredited users until May 16, 2021.  The motto of this year's festival was Creating*Diversity. In ...

Latvian Animation Spring 2021 comes with some great news

2021 marks the 5th year of Latvian Animation Association! We have accomplished a lot in this period — we took part in festivals, organized meetings, screenings, market stands, discussions, lectures, and even gave soundscape to some beautiful student animations. Did You know? Probably not, therefore we would like to start a tradition of an occasional Newsletter that would pop up in Your emails when we have enough news to spread. We promise to keep them short, functional, and most importan...

ITFS 2021 – Games, Screenplays and Business Models: Trickstar Professional Awards

On Friday, May 07, 18:00 CET, the first award show of the 28th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film took place! The winners of the German Animation Screenplay Award, the Animated Games Award Germany and the Trickstar Business Award have been honoured in the joint Trickstar Professional Awards Ceremony. The German Animation Screenplay Award honours the best screenplay for an animated feature film. The German Animation Scre...

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film in full swing

ITFS 2021 – The Highlights on Friday, May 7     ONLINE PRO On Friday, 7 May at 18:00 CET, the first ITFS Awards Show will take place! As part of the Trickstar Professional Awards, the German Animation Screenplay Award, the Animated Games Award Germany and the Trickstar Business Award will be presented in a joint award ceremony. Presenter Anja Lange will lead through the evening with studio guests. From Friday, 6 May, 12:00 CET, ...

Les Nuits Magiques 30th International Animated Film festival calling for entries

   La 30ème édition du Festival International du Film d’Animation "Les Nuits Magiques" aura lieu du 1er au 12 décembre 2021. À cette occasion, un appel à films est lancé pour participer à la compétition internationale du film d'animation organisée par le festival.     Les Nuits Magiques 30ème Festival international du Film d'Animation du 1er au 12 d&ea...

The Ottawa International Animation Festival will be held online September 22 to October 3

THE OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL CONFIRMS ITS 45TH EDITION WILL BE HELD ONLINE The Ottawa International Animation Festival, one of the world’s biggest and best-known animation events, will be held online for an extended run from September 22 to October 3. Organizers were hoping that an “in person” event might be possible in 2021, but the current forecast for the pandemic indicates that a safe and enjoyable event would be difficult to stage.   “Online ...

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