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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 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 ...

The winning projects of the 9th edition of the CEE Animation Forum 2021

  Having spent seven wonderful days within the CEE Animation Forum, we discovered countless promising projects and encountered crowds of film professionals eager to share their knowledge and experience. And now its time to unveil the best of best.   We are thrilled to present the winning projects of the 9th edition of the CEE Animation Forum 2021.       ...

FMX's 2021 online edition a great success

FMX 2021 Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media Online, May 4-6, 2021 FMX 2021 has come to a successful close. We'd like to say a huge thank you to all our speakers, presenters, curators, partners, staff, and attendees who helped make the conference such a success. The first online edition of FMX leaves a deep impression During the three conference days from May 4 to 6, FMX offered 178 presentations and 100 live Q&A, presented by 388 speakers, vie...

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...


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