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Punto y Raya launches the PyRTV platform

NEW PYRTV PLATFORM Punto y Raya presents the broadest online Archive and Resource Centre devoted to Abstract Film, Animation and Live Performance. It comprises information from the origins to the latest releases in the genre, with continuous updates.   FILMS Explore titles and watch online ARTISTS Discover the creators COLLECT...

The Ibero-American Animation Sets Up Bonds in the Quirino Awards’ Coproduction Forum

        THE IBERO-AMERICAN ANIMATION SETS UP BONDS IN THE QUIRINO AWARDS’ COPRODUCTION FORUM * The first edition of the event brings together in Tenerife more than one hundred fifty professionals from the Ibero-American animat...

An Honorary Cristal to celebrate the filmmaker’s career of Pixar's Brad Bird @ Annecy

  Brad Bird – © Pixar Animation Studios     Pixar@Annecy     An Honorary Cristal, the France premiere of INCREDIBLES 2 and many more surprises… Be there on Friday, June 15, 2018, at the Annecy Festival for a day full of entertainment!     Brad Bird ...

BIAF2018 Calls for Entries!

OCT 19-23, 2018, Bucheon, South Korea BIAF(Bucheon International Animation Festival, Academy Award Qualifying Festival) is now opened for registration for your animated films.  BIAF2018 accepts all animated films Competition Feature, Short, Graduation and TV&Commissioned. Over KRW 45,000,000 (Approx. USD 40,000) in cash prizes will be awarded in six categories: Feature, Short, Graduation, TV &Commissioned, Korean and Online.    Deadline: 15 J...

Second edition of Kalasha International TV & Film Market will give a special focus to the animation

www.kenyafilmcommission.com        www.kalashainternational.com KALASHA INTERNATIONAL TV & FILM MARKET IS HERE!   This year, the market will give a special focus to the animation sector and new technologies ...

Disney and Redrock Micro Collaborate to bring New Technologies to Market

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Disney | ABC Television Group and Disney Research has selected Redrock Microsystems to license certain Disney technology and patents, and will work with them to bring resulting products to market.   "Disney has a rich heritage of developing technology to enhance the tools and systems of tomorrow," said Anthony Accardo, Director, Research & Development, Disney ABC Television Group. "We look forward to working ...

FMX 2018 Behind the Beard, Trailer #5 New episode

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    In the new episode of the FMX 2018 trailer series Behind the Beard, Bruno the Beaver, like anyone else in the advancing springtime, is happy to enjoy the first soft sunbeams. Let’s see how this will end. Learn more about Behind the Beard here.   ...

Annecy Festival announces part of its official selection of films

          130 Short Films selected! The Festival received more than 3,050 submissions of films in all categories, coming from 93 countries (France, the USA and United Kingdom led the way in the number of submissions). The official competition for Short Films includes: • ...

The Stolen Princess animated feature hits BO Records in Ukraine

The Stolen Princess animated feature hits an absolute record on the first weekend of its release and made it to top three distribution leaders in Ukraine. During March 8-11 it was watched by 285,784 viewers and its box-office amounted to $823,546. 168 cinemas ran the strip, demonstrating it on over 300 screens.     Therefore, the film did not only rank first in the national box office for this period, having stood up well against A Wrinkle in Time family film produced by Walt Disn...

Animation Day in Cannes scheduled for May 15

2018 EDITION We are happy to welcome you to the 4th edition of our event in Cannes May 15th, promoting Animation and Animators @ center stage of the biggest film event in the year. Submit a short to ANIMAZE DAZE COMPETITION Enter the Catalog and Who s who in Animation in Cannes Promote a Work in Progress at the Palais Screening of Animation Day in Cannes Discoveries: Paid promo plans exist please contact bruno@filmfestivals.com Submit to Montreal Intern...

Animation Production Day 2018 - 48 Outstanding Projects Selected

this year the Animation Production Day (APD) jury has selected 48 outstanding animation projects from 19 different countries to participate in APD. They were chosen from the 71 submitted projects. The APD co-production and financing market offers German and international animation producers the opportunity to present their projects in pre-planned, 30 minute one-to-one meetings to potential co-producers, investors, broadcasters, international distributors and funders. Part of FMX 2018 – C...

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) calling for entries

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation film festival, is now accepting film entries for competition in 2018! Entries are due May 25 and there is no entry fee. From September 26-30, Ottawa will once again play host to the animation universe; a hub of inventive, mesmerizing, and provocative art. OIAF invites animators from around the globe to submit their recent work in the following major categories: Animated Feature. Narrative...

The board of directors of CITIA confirms the appointment of Mickaël Marin as new CEO

The board of directors of CITIA (the establishment organising the International Animation Film Festival, Mifa and Forum Blanc, and stakeholders in the development of the images sector and creative industry in Haute-Savoie) have unanimously appointed Mickaël Marin as CEO.     Mickaël Marin, who will assume the post on 1 July 2018, is currently CITIA Managing Director and Head of Economic Development & Mifa. "I am delighted at the unanimous decision of the board. ...

Studio Ghibli Fest is back!

            Due to popular demand, Studio Ghibli Fest is back and bigger than ever before! Beginning March 25, the 2018 series will feature nine classic Studio Ghibli films: Ponyo...

Animation Day in Cannes is calling See you all May 15 in Cannes

The objective of the Animation Day in Cannes is to facilitate the promotion of Animation during the Cannes Film Festival which does not traditionnally offer a window for animators besides the likes of Pixar or Disney.  Animaze – LeMiaff and filmfestivals.com decided in 2015 to take on this mission and provide a place for networking, fun, and promotion. 2018 will be our fourth and best edition, taking place May 15 during the Cannes Film Festival and Market. We look forward to ...

Detroit International Festival of Animation 3 (DIFA) is coming back on April 6th & 7th 2018

  SAVE THE DATE - Detroit International Festival of Animation 3 (DIFA) is coming back on April 6th & 7th 2018 to the Tangent Gallery in Detroit! For details and to view past year films, visit: www.difestofanim.com For the latest updates, follow us on Facebook or Twitter CALL FOR ANIMATIONS & ANIMATOR/COMIC/ANIME VENDORS!  Submission are now being accepted for inclusion within the 3rd annual Detroit Internati...

William Joyce at FMX 2018 | Animation Production Day

FMX 2018 Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media April 24-27, Stuttgart/Germany, Haus der Wirtschaft Ludwigsburg/Germany, February 1, 2018. FMX is proud to announce three more animation industry heavy-weights as speakers for this year’s edition: William Joyce (Moonbot Studios), Stuart Shankly (Cartoon Saloon) and Lynne Naylor. Moreover, the Animation Production Day takes place in Stuttgart on April, 26 and 27, 2018. In addition, in the brand new episode of the FM...

Visegrad Animation Forum: call for submissions

  The VAF Třeboň (May 1 – 3, 2018, Czech Republic) is the leading pitching event for animated film in the Central and Eastern Europe. SUBMIT NOW your animated project in development to the PITCHING COMPETITION in two categories: Short Films (single film less than 20 minutes long) ...

Immersify – Innovative technologies for Virtual Reality

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  European R&D project to develop the next generation of immersive media and tools Virtual Reality (VR) has what it takes to be the next big game-changer in the media sector. In stark contrast to video, TV and the movies, VR applications promise experiences that are not only more intense but, above all, interactive and individual too. Be that as it may, a considerable amount of R&D work still needs to be done to haul VR out of the niches it’s been confined to and launch i...

Annecy to honor Brazilian animation, with music as a special guest star!

      As announced at the close of the 2017 event, the 2018 edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival will focus its lens on Brazilian animation. Music, as well, will be ubiquitous during the week thanks to cine-concerts, screenings, conferences, debates and more. Brazilian animation plus music in animated films – the two were just made to tango!     Brazilian animation "This year, Annecy will focus its bright lights on Brazilian an...

Ready to submit to the 22nd Edition of Cartoons on the Bay ?

The 22nd Edition of Cartoons on the Bay -  International Cross-media Animation and Children’s Television Festival - will be held in Turin at Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano – Palazzo Carignano - from April 12th to 14th, 2018.   Visit our website www.cartoonsbay.rai.it under the section SUBMISSION and fill-out the online entry form to submit your work to the Festival.   Don’t forget: deadline for submission i...

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