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Bilal in Cannes with Ayman Jamal : Video moments

Interviews, reactions to the movie on camera after the screening, party scenes, all about Bilal presentation in Cannes, as opening movie of the Animation Day in Cannes and winner of the Animation that Matters Award.   ...

Local Sugar, a Louisiana animated feature screenplay

LOCAL SUGAR, a Louisiana animated feature screenplay Mouse mayor Mary Lou, newly elected--her wedding to beau Sly Snake is expected. Unfortunately for the town, the sugar mill has just burned down. Rowley (frog and, frankly, scum) has town and bride under his thumb. Just one day--that's all Sly's got, to save his gal and foil the plot. "Best Screenplay - Animation" 2014 International Family Film Festival "1 ...

Local Sugar - Meet the Credits! I think that's how this works! Maybe!


Local Sugar - Meet Deputy Tib, dogged detective


Local Sugar - Meet Sheriff Hoggert, justice on the hoof


Local Sugar - Meet Miz Coco - part of our gatored community


Local Sugar - Meet Uncle Neet - captain, mascot, CEO--ghost?


Local Sugar - Meet Bucky, paperboy and serial entrepreneur


Local Sugar - Meet slimy local land baron Rowley--if you must


Local Sugar - Meet Sly Snake, our handless but handy mechanic


Local Sugar - Meet mouse mayor, Mary Lou


Local Sugar - Meet the characters from the award-winning animated feature screenplay!

LOCAL SUGAR-- MEET THE CHARACTERS This and the following images are a quick introduction to the citizens of Sugarville, who have banded together to stop an evil plot that threatens their town--not to mention a wedding!

May 18 time to celebrate Animation ANIMATION DAY IN CANNES Connections N°2

      WWW.ANIMATIONDAYINCANNES.COM   #animationdayincannes       @animationdayinc       Facebook   Email us to promote animation in our newsletters?   Program of the animation Day in Cannes   May 18 Locations  Salon Renaissance 10 Bd du Midi Jean Hibert  UEA PAV Village Int...

Animated epic "Bilal - A New Breed of Hero" premieres at Cannes Market

Bilal learns that bravery is in the mind not the weapon. Courtesy of Barajoun Entertainment, used with permission   Bilal - A New Breed of Hero By Moira Sullivan San Francisco May 16, 2016 The world premiere of “Bilal”, an animated historical epic premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Market May 14, the first of its kind made with computer generated anim...

Review: "Bilal" by Ayman Jamal a promising start for UAE animation

Directors: Khurram H Alavi, Ayman Jamal Writer: Ayman Jamal Production company: Barajoun Entertainment United Arab Emirates, 109 mins Bilal is the debut of Dubai-based Barajoun Entertainment, and the first animated feature film to come out of the United Arab Emirates. In a mythical desert kingdom rendered in careful detail, a young slave strives for freedom. With spectacular set pieces and a sweeping scope, Bilal starts off on the right foot for a debut effort. In a mythical des...

Pixel-Perfect BILAL Takes Screen at Cannes 69th & Took a Few Years, 22 Countries to Create

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent One of the most interesting aspects of movie reviewing is looking behind the screen at the provenance of a project, and with Dubai’s first ever CGI animation, BILAL, the story behind this 1400-year-old animation saga is truly gripping. Cannes 69th Film Festival is the perfect venue for this, where it will screen shortly. The cast includes excellent actors Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (who played the yacht assassination target for Matt Damon in...

Bilal: Animation Feature from the UAE at Cannes 2016 (Review)

  A seemingly conventional story for the eternal battle between good and bad transforms an ancient myth into an epic animation that can move both younger and older audiences.    Bilal is the story of a young slave who becomes the symbol of equality and freedom for his people, by turning against the tyrannic ruling of the wealthy and powerful and adopting a new faith. Originally inspired by one of the most widely known myths in Islam culture, this animation feature makes an at...

ANIMATION DAY IN CANNES Connections/ KinderCine meets ANIMAZE Montreal

Kinder Cine: the program of 6 Short Movies travelling around the world with eductional components, will now have a home in Montreal at Animaze fest. Thanks Julio Lisboa from Parati Films   ...

Welcome to our 2nd edition of Animation Day in Cannes on May 18th

You are invited to join us for the 2nd edition of Animation Day in Cannes on May 18th for a day full of talks, panel discussions, animation screenings and networking events taking place at the Palais des Festivals and the Salon de Renaissance.   For entry to the events any press or industry Festival De Cannes badge is sufficient. For press enquiries please get in touch with Martin I. Petrov on Here you can find a complete list of all events scheduled with detailed i...

2016 Epic ACG Fest CALL FOR Animation ENTRIES

 May 11, 2016 Albany, CA - The 2016 Epic ACG Fest (EACG) will take place from Nov.5 to Nov.6 at the Albany Community Center in East Bay of San Francisco, California.  On behalf of the EACG committee, we cordially invite you to submit your animated film, TV, Video to the 2016 Epic ACG Fest.  Epic ACG fest is a unique event showcase animation, comics and games. Though screening, exhibition and competition, bring together the creative elements, the artists and the general public f...

The 2016 NYC Independent Film Festival Awards Winners!

Congratulations to all the winners at the 7th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival! Thank you to all the talented filmmakers who participated in the 2016 edition. A special thank you to SONY, iActing Studios, International Screenwriters' Association, Final Draft, and for providing prizes to our award winners! See below for the full list of awarded categories and winners.   Best Director Joey Lawrence, People of the Delta  Won Sony Vegas Pro 13 (599.95 USD val...

Animation is the Loneliest Genre You’ll Ever Do

2016 has been a great year for Hungarian animation: Sundance had ‘Limbo Limbo Travel’, Berlinale premiered Oscar-shortlisted Réka Bucsi’s brand new piece Love, and now Cannes has announced its choice: Nadja Andrasev and Luca Tóth. by Anita Libor Nadja Andrasev and Luca Tóth Ten years ago neither of them would have imagined they would be preparing for their Cannes premiere. Animation was not...

May 18 Animation Day in Cannes 2016 returns for second year

      On May 18th, for second consecutive year, animation film professionals will gather to celebrate the art of animation in Cannes, during the annual film festival.  Animation Day in Cannes features market screenings, panel awards and accolades, discussions and networking events, taking place in various festival locations.   Animation Day in Cannes in partnership with and Animaze: The Montreal Internat...

Local Sugar - Meet the characters from the award-winning animated feature screenplay!

A quick introduction to the townsfolk of Sugarville, Louisiana--a city under threat of demolition (or worse) at the slimy froggy hands of Anthony J. Rowley, bayou land baron.