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Another Day of Life Wins 2018 European Animated Film Award

A Polish/Spanish victory at the 31st European Film Awards. The Polish/Spanish film by Raul de la Fuente & Damian Nenow (Platige Films/ Kanaki Films, in co-production with Belgium Walking the Dog and...

153 Films Selected for Anima Brussels 2019

Juries also announced for the Brussels fest. This year, the ANIMA selection committee watched 1,667 films coming from around the world. The committee appreciated the incredible profusion and high...

Hair Piece by Ayoka Chenzira Enters US National Film Registry

The 1984 short animated, Black women empowerment film joined the yearly slate of films deemed culturally significant for preservation. Each year, the US National Film Registry selects 25 films...

Hedgehog's Home by Eva Cvijanović Premieres Online 17 Dec

The stop-motion NFB/ Bonobostudio film will be available on NFB.ca, YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. Starting December 17, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), premieres Eva Cvijanović's...

The Development Doesn't Move on Its Own: It Is Pushed by People

Olga Bobrowska interviews Mr. Zhang Chi 张驰 from ASIFA China. In Xiamen, Fujian province, the city famous for pearls, seafood and nature sites, we talked to Mr. Zhang Chi from ASIFA-China, attempting...

News

Another Day of Life Wins 2018 European Animated...

A Polish/Spanish victory at the 31st European Film Awards. The Polish/Spanish film by Raul de la...

Hair Piece by Ayoka Chenzira Enters US National...

The 1984 short animated, Black women empowerment film joined the yearly slate of films deemed...

Hedgehog's Home by Eva Cvijanović Premieres...

The stop-motion NFB/ Bonobostudio film will be available on NFB.ca, YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook....

The Development Doesn't Move on Its Own: It Is...

Olga Bobrowska interviews Mr. Zhang Chi 张驰 from ASIFA China. In Xiamen, Fujian province, the city...

The Breadwinner, This Magnificent Cake!, Enough...

4 Emile Awards for the Cartoon Network production The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe....

Creepy Xmas Film Fest Unspools in NY

25 original films screening 1-25 Dec by Glass PIx. Glass Eye Pix presents Beck Underwood ’s 10th...

Documentary: Koji Yamamura, Animator

Watch the new documentary on the Oscar-nominated Japanese artist Koji Yamamura by Archipel. Tokyo...

Beyond The Animation And The Real Image: An...

Eliane Gordeeff talks to Raúl De La Fuente, co-director of Another Day of Life. Now that History...

Solar Walk, This Magnificent Cake, Ruben Brandt...

Untravel, Grandpa Walrus also within the independent choices of the 46th Annie Awards. It seems...

Festivals

153 Films Selected for Anima Brussels 2019

Juries also announced for the Brussels fest. This year, the ANIMA selection committee watched...

III, Love Me Fear Me Win at 2018 Animateka

Find all winners of the 15th Animateka Festival in Ljubljiana. Artistic director Igor Prassel has...

Egg, Another Day of Life Crown Anilogue 2018...

All the winners of the 16th edition of the Hungarian Budapest fest. During the 2018 Anilogue fest...

35 Animation Documentaries for Rising of...

The Liverpool festival also includes mockumentaries and direct cinema films. Discover the complete...

Chilemonos Becomes an Oscar-Qualifying Festival

The 8th edition of the Santiago fest will have its winning films eligible for an Academy Award....

Egg, Sounds Good Take Home 2018 PÖFF Shorts Prizes

The animation winners of the 2018 Tallinn PÖFF Shorts festival. Divided into two sections...

Jayne Pilling to Receive Outstanding...

The UK animation scholar to be awarded during the opening ceremony of the festival. World Festival...

Cinanima: A Noble Festival in Its Original Motto

Eliane Gordeeff shares her impressions from the 2018 Cinanima masterclasses. The Espinho Cinanima...

Obon, Agouro, 4 States of Matter Win 2018...

All winners of the 42nd Cinanima festival in Espinho, Portugal. The Jury of the 2018 Portuguese...

Shorts

Ooze by Kilian Vilim

An elevator boy has his own worries to face. Watch the essentially dark parable of working...

J'Attends La Nuit / I Wait For The Night by...

A discussion between two boys on the shores of an abandoned lake will force one of them to face...

Ostrich Politic by Mohammad HouHou

Environmental destruction and uncalled for obedience are the subject of wonderfully unfolding...

An Island by Rory Byrne

A solitary man sets out to conquer an isolated island. Watch the Irish animation short An Island...

The Foundling by Leo Crane

Part of the series Untold Tales by Animated Projects and Anim18, The Foundling by Leo Crane tells...

The Blissful Accidental Death by Sergiu Negulici

Immerse yourselves in Romanian art history, watch and read about the Oscar-qualifying short The...

Last Stop Is The Moon by Birutė Sodeikaitė

A presentation of the awarded Lithuanian/Polish stop-motion short Last Stop Is the Moon by Birutė...

How Have You Been by Heather Colbert

Stop-motion director Heather Colbert signs an otheworldly sensitive music video for Tom Rosenthal....

Pépé Le Morse (Grandpa Walrus) by Lucrèce Andreae

The César-awarded film ( Best Animated Short Film 2018) is now available to watch. Our film review...

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REVIEWS

A Man is Dead (Un Homme Est Mort) Review: Cinematic Solidarity

The 1950 Brest bloodied strike gets a cinematic, animated treatment by Oliiver Cossu and Les Armateurs. Post-war French history and geography are boned up in the refreshingly solid and inviting A...

On Happiness Road Review: Decisions Are Not Forever

An engrossing autobiographical family drama, with an eye towards adults, even though it details a young girl's story in Taiwan. Review for Hsin-Yin Sung' film, On Happiness Road. It is quite a...

Mirai by Mamoru Hosoda: Lessons To Be Learned

The latest feature film by Summer Wars director Mamoru Hosoda is a gentle family comedy of manners, which really takes off at the film's final reels. This may not be one of Hosoda's more...

Seder-Masochism Review: Let's Dance

US independent animation director Nina Paley makes the story of Exodus an overwhelming musical extravaganza, which still finds time to register its gender-based raison d' être. In the beginning,...

Dilili In Paris (Dilili à Paris) Review: Defending Modernism

The new feature film by Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur and Asmar) has the art and science aligned to save the world from gender-based catastrophe. It would be easy to tell that...

This Magnificent Cake! Review: To Have Your Cake and Let It Go

Personal journeys of lost cause mingle with vestiges of colonial power in the stand-out stop-motion animation feature by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels. This is a feature animation film that has...

Training - Pitching

12 Animation Projects To Participate in CEE...

The first edition of CEE Animation Workshop kicks off with the content development module in...

CEE Animation Forum 2019: Open for Projects

See all the details about the 2019 Central Eastern European Forum (former Visegrad Animation Forum)

Joshua Hogan Gets Boulder Media Internship at...

Plus all the winners of the 2018 Dublin Animation Film Festival. The winner of the Boulder Media...

Animarkt 2018 Stop Motion Forum Part I: Pitching...

Polish director Michał Łubiński and his project Astra won the main prize of the ANIMARKT PITCHING,...

Péter Lichter & Bori Máté Primanima Workshop:...

An experimental film workshop during the Hungarian Primanima festival (22-24 Oct 2018). The aim of...

Animarkt Talks 2018: Oettinger, Randall,...

A highly selective case of key speakers during the one-day conference of Animarkt Stop-Motion...

CEE Animation Workshop, Dec18-May19

Find all the details of the upcoming Central Eastern European Animation Workshop (December 2018 -...

Cartoon Forum 2018: Watch the Project Trailers

The trailers for the 86 TV projects during the latest edition of the prermiere European pitching...

106 Projects for 3DWire 2018

Jose Miguel Ribeiro, The 7 Boxes and altogether a vast array of projects for the 10th edition of...

Production

Away by Gints Zilbalodis

A one-man feature animation project. Details about the upcoming feature Away by Gints Zilbalodis....

Animation Film Funding at Lodz: Facts and...

A short guideline to animation filmmaking in Lodz, Poland. Let's start from the very beginning....

Nimuendaju by Tania Anaya

Eliane Gordeeff interviews Tania Anaya for her new feature animation in production, Nimuendaju....

Where is Anne Frank? by Ari Folman

Production has now begun on the 2D animation feature by Waltz with Bashir director Ari Folman,...

4 Animation Projects Funded by Polish Film...

New Marta Pajek project, and projects from Paulina Ziółkowska, Robert Jaszczurowski, and Michalina...

5 Animation Projects Supported by Film Fund...

The Summit of the Gods (Le sommet des dieux), Allah is Not Obliged among the feature film projects...

Steven Woloshen Premieres The Dead Sea Scrolls...

Woloshen: I am incorporating every aspect of handmade manipulation into one film. For experimental...

Ruben Brandt, Collector: Ηungarian Feature on...

A new Hungarian animated feature from the awarded animator Milorad Krstic premieres at the 2018...

Preview: Agouro (Augure) by David Doutel and...

Another family in trouble. Here's the trailer for the upcoming short animation Agouro (Augure) by...

INTERVIEWS

The Development Doesn't Move on Its Own: It Is Pushed by People

Olga Bobrowska interviews Mr. Zhang Chi 张驰 from ASIFA China. In Xiamen, Fujian province, the city famous for pearls, seafood and nature sites, we talked to Mr. Zhang Chi from ASIFA-China, attempting...

Beyond The Animation And The Real Image: An Interview with Raúl De La Fuente

Eliane Gordeeff talks to Raúl De La Fuente, co-director of Another Day of Life. Now that History seems to repeat itself, it is interesting to observe the story of the war correspondent Ryszard...

Retain A Clear Ambition and Motivation: Interview with Koji Yamamura

Oscar-nominated animation director Koji Yamamura talks to Zippy Frames. Japanese animation filmmaker Koji Yamamura has already become a source of inspiration to independent animation students and...

A Glimpse of Colombian Animation: Interview with HIERROanimación

Sofia Papatsimpa talks to Carlos Smith and Hierro Animation Production team about their new feature film project, The Other Shape . A visit in HIERRO animation productions in Bogota where we found...

4 States of Matter: Interview with Miguel Pires de Matos

Our Zippy Frames Correspondent Eliane Gordeeff meets Portuguese architect and animation director Miguel Pires de Matos; they talk about the experimental short 4 States of Matter . Magnets, metal-cut...

Need to Take People Out of Their Comfort Zones: Interview with Guy Charnaux

The director of The Poet of Horrible Things talks to Zippy Frames about common taste, poetry and blood. Brazilian Guy Charnaux first came to the international attention with his graduation film A...

There's a Tiny Border Between Utopia and Dystopia: Interview with Ana Nedelković and Nikola Majdak Jr.

Two talented people talk about their politically-conscious animation work. Our interview with Serbian animation directors Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak Jr. They were first heard internationally...

Painting and Other Delights: Q&A With Juan Ibañez

Spanish animation artist Juan Ibañez works and invents on El Greco, Hieronymus Bosch works. How to combine painting, animation and pedagogy? Seville-based Spanish animation artist Juan Ibañez works...

I Am Always Committed To Things Important In Life: Interview with Mats Grorud

Mr. Kropka, director of ReAnima festival, interviews Norwegian director Mats Grorud. The day was going to be sunny and without large banks of clouds in the sky; the thermal sensation of a hot summer...
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