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The 17th Edition of Animation Production Days Hosted around 900 Business Meetings

The 17th Edition of Animation Production Days Hosts around 900 Business MeetingsAfter an intensive three-day programme, the 17th edition of Animation Production Days (APD) drew to a close yesterday afternoon. The most important German business platform for newly developed animation projects is a joint venture between the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) and the FMX – Film & Media Exchange and takes place every year alongside its two partner events. A tota...

PVR brings Japanese anime film Suzume to India, director Shinkai comes to promote it

PVR brings Japanese anime film Suzume to India, director Shinkai comes to promote it Japanese film director Makoto Shinkai, who wears his 50 years rather lightly, wowed a gathering of media-persons and some anime artists at the Juhu PVR Multiplex, north Mumbai, yesterday. In the city to promote his latest film, Suzume, he spoke with the help of an interpreter, but appeared to understand almost all the questions put to him in English. Proceedings began around 4.30 for a 4 p.m. call, and that i...

INDUSTRIALIZATION, an abstract animation film, is an audience choice finalist

GREAT NEWS!!! “INDUSTRIALIZATION – the rise and fall” just finished as an AUDIENCE CHOICE FINALIST in the Lift-Off Sessions at Pinewood Studios, in London, England. INDUSTRIALIZATION - the rise and fall - is a new James W. Hawk abstract animation short film that considers one long term possible outcome of industrialization. Here is the YouTube link: Please subscribe, like, comment and turn on notifications on YouTube. Thank you. Pl...

VIDEO Migration trailer looks so cool,

This holiday season, Illumination, creators of the blockbuster Minions, Despicable Me, Sing and The Secret Life of Pets comedies, invites you to take flight into the thrill of the unknown with a funny, feathered family vacation like no other in the action-packed new original comedy, Migration. A modern-day comedy following a family of ducks who convince their overprotective father to go on the vacation of a lifetime as they attempt to migrate from New Englan...

VIDEO watch the ITFS 2023 Trailer: "Out of Bounds"

Rolling marbles out of bounds, spirals and loops, plus white and green figures coming together and celebrating: as of today, the official trailer of the 30th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film goes online and awakens anticipation for the ITFS anniversary edition. "Out of Bounds" is the name of the official trailer, which will now be shown online and in cinemas across Germany. It was created and realized by animation artist Merlin Flügel.     ...

Cartoon Movie fête ses 25 ans à Bordeaux avec 58 nouveaux longs métrages d'animation

  Cartoon Movie fête ses 25 ans à Bordeaux avec 58 nouveaux longs métrages d'animation qui recherchent de nouveaux partenaires et veulent accélérer leur production et leur diffusion internationale. Les projets seront présentés, à différents stades de production, devant les 881 professionnels – producteurs, distributeurs, agents de vente, investisseurs, sociétés de jeux vidéo, éditeurs...

Animaze will be celebrating 10 years of the festival

Julie Breton and Lowell Hall Join Festival Executive Board to Participate in Delivering a Spectacular Festival Committed to Being Inclusive and Truly International The 10th Year to be Bigger and Brighter with Montreal’s Leading Global Gaming Industry to Participate in this Years Program with a Country Focus on France Animaze – The Montreal International Animation Festival will be celebrating its 10th year with many new exciting additions to its programs and more f...

Looking for distribution of your 3D animations in MENA? : happy to introduce our Partner Barajoun Entertainment !

Discover a new world of growing business opportunities for your 3D animation feature films: we can help you find distribution in the Mena Region.   Trust us with a screener and your marketing assets so we can suggest the best plan.  Email Ayman Jamal - Barajoun CEO, and or Bruno Chatelin Festival Agent.   Meet us in Berlin and Cannes.   Introducing BARAJOUN ENTERTAINMENT   Barajoun means Marbles! Marble Balls were foun...

Regular submissions deadline TODAY!

  Attention independent filmmakers! Mirror Mountain Film Festival’s regular submission deadline is TODAY!   We want to see the most creative, groundbreaking, outrageous and personal films out there, so if you have an original drama, documentary, animation, experimental, music video, dance film, interactive media, or something different altogether, visit our website for more info! ...

Regular deadline approaching soon!

  Are you an independent filmmaker with a unique creative voice? Mirror Mountain Film Festival’s regular deadline is coming up next Monday, December 19th. We want to see the most original, groundbreaking, outrageous and personal films out there, so submit your work today!   Narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, music video, dance film, interactive media and more are welcome.    Visit our website for more info: ...

WAR is an AWARD-WINNING animation film

WAR, one of my short animation films with voiceover by Annette George and Greg Nutcher, was just designated an AWARD-WINNING FILM by the SYDNEY AUSTRALIAN FILM FESTIVAL (SAFF) in Sydney, Australia. WAR is a heartbreaking anti-war film. OldMan Hawk Film link:  Here is the SAFF link:     ...

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...

Audience Award - Be Part of the Jury!

All selected short films will participate in the competition for the Audience Award after they are uploaded on the Cittador International Film Festival´s website. The award is determined by Internet viewers using a voting tool. The film in each category with the highest number of voting will receive the Audience Award. Be part of the public voting jury - visit our website, watch films and vote on: You can submit your short film!   ...


  We consider short films up to 10 minutes length and there are no film premiere requirements or date of completion requirements. The screenings of the winning films will take place at the beautiful Studio Cinema Lugner City Vienna.   Cittador IFF awards films in the following categories: Narrative Short, Original Film Music, Arthouse Short, Feminist Short, Animated Short, Sci-Fi Short, Experimental Short, and LGBTQ+ Short. We want not only to select the inspiring...

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...

Earlybird submissions deadline today!

  Are you an independent filmmaker with a unique creative voice? Mirror Mountain Film Festival’s earlybird deadline is TODAY!   We’re searching for the most groundbreaking, outrageous, personal, innovative and audacious films out there, so if you’ve got an original narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, music video, dance film, interactive media or something different altogether, visit our website for info on how to submit!   Info:

Earlybird deadline approaching soon!

  Calling all independent filmmakers! Mirror Mountain’s earlybird deadline is coming up next Monday July 18th. We want to see the most unique, creative and original films out there, so submit your work today! Films of any length and any genre are welcome. Info: ...

Festival Stop Motion Montreal is actively preparing its 14th edition which will take place in September 2022

This will mark the end of its digital editions held over the past two years, welcoming back both live screenings and in-person activities! An exciting program is to be expected, including international short film screenings, introductory stop motion activities for all ages, networking opportunities, and more. The first-ever film festival dedicated to stop motion animation invites you to celebrate this unique art in Quebec’s metropolis this fall! The Festival is still accepting film subm...

Walt chez Wallace

It may seem an unusual collaboration, to house an exquisite exhibition illuminating some of the inspirations for Walt Disney's early animated shorts and more recent, internationally successful fairy-tale features, in the basement of one of London's richest and perhaps lesser-known art and artifact galleries, the privately endowed Wallace Collection in Manchester Square, a short walk from newly - if gingerly (post-pandemic)- bustling Oxford Street. But it is certainly a marriage ma...

The 2022 edition of Animation Day will kick off May 22, presenting new partners...

As animation continues to grow in popularity — with more works popping up in cinemas and on streaming platforms every day — new territories and markets are taking note of the versatility and storytelling potential of this rapidly rising genre.   That is why Annecy International Animation Film Festival — the world’s leading reference for animation film — partnered with the Marché du Film in 2019 to create a curated program and one-day event that would...

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...

Submissions open now on FilmFreeway

Mirror Mountain Film Festival is now open for submissions on FilmFreeway! We’re looking for shorts, medium-length films and features in all genres, including drama, comedy, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, documentary, animation, experimental, music video, dance film and more. For the first time ever, we’re also welcoming submissions of interactive media pieces for exhibition in our festival lounge. If you’re an independent filmmaker with a unique creative voice, then submit your wor...

Call for Entry – 20th International Animation Film Festival Baden, Switzerland

Fantoche calls up innovative, courageous, and creative filmmakers to submit their new films now on or Fantoche is looking forward to the latest short films in any possible animation technique! Animated shorts are eligible for Fantoche’s 2022 competitions if they’ve been completed after 31 March 2020 and last no longer than 40 minutes.   Submission is free of charge and will close on 15 May 2022....


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