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Rich Webber’s "BENCH" Wins Top Honors at LAAF 2020

  The Los Angeles Animation Festival (LAAF), which was an online-competition-only event this year, announced its winners Sunday night. with top honors - BEST OF THE FEST and BEST COMEDY SHORT - going to Rich Webber’s beautifully paced and hilarious short BENCH (U.K).   Canada’s Ya Ma won BEST FEATURE for his powerful documentary UP WE SOAR. Swedish animator Björn Granberg Ahlmark won BEST CHARACTER BASED SHORT for his stylish ART IS ANGST and Chinese animator Mula...

FMX 2021 hosts reimagined first online conference with globally available live content

    FMX 2021 Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media Online, May 4-6, 2021 In 2021, FMX - Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media will host its first online edition, offering an entirely virtual conference program dedicated to the central theme "ReImagine Tomorrow". Taking place from May 4-6, 2021, FMX will offer a digital experience featuring presentations and live sessions available to a global community. Following the confer...

2020 line up of the Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo

The Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo is a global competition in animation and exhibition of the worlds most talented artists in the world.   Official Selections- Best Animated Shorts and Features Nominated Animated Features 1. Over the Moon – Director: Glen Keane, John Kahrs 2. My Favorite War – Director: Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen 3. Animal Crackers – Directors: Tony Bancroft, Scott Christian Sava 4. Dreambuilders – Directors: Kim Ha...

Futuranima: 100% Belgian and 100% online for 2021

  Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival, is also a meeting place for Belgian and international talents working in the sector. Futuranima and its professional meetings are set to take place online from 15th to 20th February 2021.   As part of the Festival's 40th edition, the Futuranima programme will be a special 100% Belgian affair with the master classes, conferences, panel discussions, studio presentations and work in progress meetings all highlighting...

Last few days to apply to the CEE Animation Workshop

  Few days left to apply to the CEE Animation Workshop, a year-long project, designed to boost creativity and story development, to build a stable financing structure for projects, to facilitate access to markets, and to provide a basis for efficient circulation of the finished works. It is constructed around four main themes: script development, building know-how, production package and pitch preparation for accessing the market, and networking. The Workshop is designed for film pro...

LAAF 2020 Announces Official Festival Jury

The 2020 LOS ANGELES ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Dec 5th) announces this year’s storied jury panel of filmmakers and industry professionals. Judging this year’s animation shorts, features and scripts are episodic director/showrunner Otis Brayboy, animator David B Fain, co-director of CalArts Experimental Animation program Maureen Furniss, Production Designer / Director Paul Harrod, Six Point Harness animation director Ron Myrick, animation/comedy writer Jar...

Cartoons on the Bay Digital comes to life in December!

  All the contents will be available on Rai Play from December 18th to 20th, 2020. COTB is the kids crossmedia and TV animation Festival promoted by Rai and organized by Rai Com and for this special edition in cooperation with Rai Play and Rai Ragazzi. This year the Festival presents its very first digital edition. All events will be streamed online: previews, retrospectives, round tables, masterclasses and appointments with top animation professionals. Also&nbs...

Animaze returns online this month with 8th edition


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 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

"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...


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