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Creating Worlds is the Theme of FMX 2018

    First Program Highlights    FMX 2018 Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media April 24-27, Stuttgart, Germany Ludwigsburg/Germany, December 14, 2017. Creating Worlds is the theme of FMX 2018 - Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media. Two top-notch speakers already confirmed their participation in FMX 2018 - Phil Tippett (Tippett Studio) and David Sproxton (Aardman Animations). Moreover, FMX releases the first episode of...

Animation film producers from Central and Eastern Europe signed the Ljubljana Accord

  A new initiative under the name CEE Animation Workshop brought together twenty-four independent producers of animated films from sixteen Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries. They came to Ljubljana to network, consult, learn and share their producing experience. Throughout the workshop, all participants discussed the current situation in animation and identified potential common steps to encourage and support the growth of the animation industry. These steps and strategies have b...

Fest Anča 2018: Call for Entries

  WE WANT YOUR FILM!   Fest Anča International Animation Festival has launched a call for entries for its 2018 edition. Animated short films, student films, music videos and films for children are among the competition categories.   Fest Anča will take place in Žilina, Slovakia between June 28 and July 1, 2018. Only digital copies submitted before February 25, 2018 will be considered for the festival.   Submissions are free and winners are awarded cash prizes. Fin...

Discount code 15% for Animation Day in Cannes - Animaze Daze special screening

  Screen your animation film at Animation Day in Cannes in 2018! Participate and submit your  animated film or script at the must attend animation event where film animation film professionals gather from around the world.  Animaze Daze at Cannes is celebrating its 4th successful year presenting Animation Day in Cannes produced in collaboration with and The Montreal International Animation Film Festival  Entries are still open for a happy and creative ani...

Seeking animation feature projects for festival strategy

  We are fresh from the American Film Market in Santa Monica California. We have lots of great news and strategies to share with you to help give your animation strong visibility in 2018. Animation Calling has great relationships with festivals who screen animation film. If you are needing more visibility and marketing on the festival circuit contact us to  bring your film onto the world film festival stage.   Please contact and set up a sk...

Feature Loving Vincent hits theatres worldwide

  Scene from Loving Vincent the world's first hand painted Oil Painting LOVING VINCENT, the world’s first fully oil painted feature film is being embraced by audiences around the globe.  First released in the US on September 22nd by Good Deed Entertainment, the film is poised to cross the US$ 1million mark on a roll-out strategy that will see it in over 100 US/Canadian theatres this weekend.  In Poland distributor Next Film will cross 150,000 admissions this wee...

Meet us at AFM in Santa Monica for all your animation programming 2018! film festivals and promo

  Cigare by Canadian animator Tom Tassel  premiered at Montreal International Animation Film Festival 2017 We look forward to meeting November 1 - 7  to discuss your animation film or project. Please email for an AFM meeting in sunny Santa Monica. ...

Animation Calling at AFM - festival strategy

Calling all animation projects in need for film festival strategy at AFM 2017. From Montreal to Moscow to New Delhi to Glasgow we are  programming animation for 2018. We can help you get selected at film festivals all over the world. We can help your program your film and produce your special event. Please email for an appointment in sunny California!   ...

Fontevraud international residency program Calling for applications

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS / APPEL A CANDIDATURE Fontevraud international residency program      © David Darrault ...

New Trailer: In ‘Isle of Dogs,’ Wes Anderson Returns to Animation

thanks to NYTIMES   Nearly a decade after making his first foray into animation with “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” the writer-director Wes Anderson returns to the stop-motion technique and focuses on another type of animal in “Isle of Dogs.” The trailer, released Thursday, reveals a futuristic Japanese landscape where dogs have been exiled after a flu epidemic. The story follows a boy who hijacks a plane and flies to the trash-heap in search of his missing pooch, Spo...

MIAFF 5th edition wants your hot new animation films for 2018 EARLY BIRD until October 14!

MIAFF is bursting into its 5th edition and will be a spectacular 5th year birthday party! Call for entries are now open so take advantage of early bird rates until October 14 For festival strategy and consultation contact Animation Calling today! With hundreds of submissions from all over the world MIAFF 5 will be screening your film alongside an ANIMAZING party to boot!   Animaze is an international film festival and conference dedicated to exploring the world of animation in all ...

Ottawa International Animation Film Festival hot and animated all weekend long!

Happening right now is the Ottawa Animation Film Festival happening all weekend long in Canada's capital of Ottawa.     Canadian Animators Shine Again at the OIAF Ottawa International Animation Festival Competition Selections Announced The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation film festival, is pleased to announce the Official Competition for 2017. Several films are standouts with highly creative t...

Familiar faces in the Jury of the inaugural Animation is Film Festival in LA

JURY Allison Abbate   Allison Abbate is an executive vice president at Warner Animation Group. Prior to assuming her post at WAG, Abbate was an executive producer on the global blockbuster The LEGO® Movie, and a producer on Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie and Corpse Bride, Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Brad Bird’s Iron Giant.   ...

NEW: Animation Plan for Europe

After the European Animation Plan's announcement at the Cartoon Forum last week, we would like to give you all the explanations you need. The success of European animation may prove that the industry's growth lays in pursuing the same path of collaboration, innovation and creativity. The animation sector has teamed up in a series of workshops organised by the European Commission to reflect how to unleash the potential of European animation.  We would like to thank the Co...

ANIMATION IS FILM: inaugural edition launches in LA

On June 16, 2017, during the Annecy Festival, GKIDS, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Variety announced the creation of ANIMATION IS FILM, a Los Angeles-Based Animation Film Festival. This ambitious project around animation now comes into being and takes place October 20-22, 2017 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater, Hollywood. Check out the competition line-up and jury.     ANIMATION IS FILM announced the line-up and jury members for its inaugural edition. The Festiv...

Montreal International Animation early bird submissions on

Early bird submissions until October 14. now online Enter your animation or VR script today    ...

Simple Animation launches worldwide at SIGGRAPH 2017

  SIMPLE ANIMATION CONTINUES WITH ITS WORLD LAUNCH AFTER THE SUCCESS IN SIGGRAPH 2017 Simple Animation, the first cloud based, virtual, animation studio that includes a free animation pipeline complete and scalable, was unveiled successfully during the Si...

Weinstein Company distributes Montreal Animation Feature - MIAFF submission now OPEN!

Animation news out of Montreal  Montreal International Animation Film Festival MIAFF 2018 submissions now open.   The Weinstein Company Takes a ‘Leap’ into Animation with New Mizchief Label  First two animated features to be distributed under the new label will be L’Atelier Animation’s ‘Leap!’ and Light Chaser Animation’s ‘The Guardian Brothers.’ B...

Free Submission! Anima Brussels Animation Film Festival deadline October 18!

Anima is calling for your films!    For its next edition (9-18 Feb. 2018), Anima, the Brussels Animation Film Festival, is looking for stunning and unexpected animated films! Besides its national and international competitions, the Festival nominates a selection of films from its European prize-winners for the Cartoon d'Or and is also qualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the short animated film category.   The Festival considers all films i...

Submit your Animation Films to Animation Calling! List of upcoming deadlines

  Animation calling is a festival submission service (we are a for hire service) specifically aimed to animation professionals and related industries for greater success and increased visibility. Navigating festial waters can be wild and difficult to master. I would be very pleased to discuss your animation film project needs and formulate a customized solution stategy. With my years as an animation producer, fstial director and programmer my expertise can shine some light on a sometimes...

Upcoming deadline: ANIMAZE Montreal & SIGGRAPH 2017 COMPUTER ANIMATION FESTIVAL and more...

If you are a filmmaker or producer and are Interested in submitting your feature animation film to animation film festivals world wide please contact Laurie Gordon at for information for PR and marketing and film submissions. Upcoming FESTIVAL deadlines: SIGGRAPH 2017 COMPUTER ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Los Angeles, California, U.S.) Festival website: Festival dates: July 30-August 3, 2017 Submission deadline: March 21, 2017...

Send your best animation to Montreal International Animation Film Festival - ANIMAZE August 17 – 20, 2017

Montreal International Animation Film Festival - ANIMAZE August 17 – 20, 2017 Late Deadline March 31, 2017 In partnership with Montreal International Animation Film Festival is a people's film festival an dindutry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology.  All genres and forms are welcome. Software an award prize. Visibility in out travelling show in Berlin, Cannes Annecy, Glasgow and more.   Animaze - ...

Animation Day In Cannes - 1 st catalog of Animation in Cannes

ANIMATION DAY IN CANNES CATALOG ATTENDING CANNES WITH ANIMATION? EAGER TO GET MORE VISIBILITY IN THE N°1 FESTIVAL / MARKET? List in the catalog your animation titles in Cannes: shorts, features, work in progress, scripts.   We will build with your entry in our online bumper issue of animation in Cannes and offer strong promotion and visibility in front of the gathered industry key players (buyers, media and fellow producers...). LISTING IS RESERVED TO FILMMAKERS ATTENDING C...


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