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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 ...

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...

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