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Bloeistraat 11, Funan Get 2018 Annecy Prizes

All the winners of the 42nd Annecy Festival. The juries awarded 19 prizes on Saturday 16th June at the closing ceremony of the 42nd Annecy International Animation Film Festival....

Christopher At Sea, Archipelago Win 2018 Annecy MIFA Pitch Prizes

All the winners of the Short, TV and feature film pitches of the 2018 Annecy Festival. SHORT FILMS Arte France Prize: Tom CJ Brown for Christopher at Sea (Miyu Productions). The...

13 Special Prizes for Annecy 2018

Lucia Bulgheroni, Nienke Deutz, Vincent Paronnaud, Boris Labbé, This Magnificent Cake! get special prizes at the 2018 Annecy Festival. All winners. The International Animation...

Graduation Competition 2 @ Annecy: Two Estonians and an Italian...

The French film Stockholm and Swiss/Israeli film Travelogue were also standouts of the second student competition programme of Annecy Festival 2018. The second student...

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....

News

Georges Schwizgebel Designs the 17th Countryside...

Jean-Luc Slock, Élise Labbé will join Schwizgebel in the Cyprus festival jury. Renowned animation...

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

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

Preview: This Magnificent Cake! by Emma De Swaef...

5 stories, one stop-motion vision. The new mid-length effort by the Belgian directors of Oh, Willy...

5th Animafest Scanner, 5-6/6/18: Complete...

Paul Wells head the international programme of the 5th Animafest Scanner Symposium (5-6/6) at the...

Jonathan Hodgson Goes Roughhouse

BAFTA-awarded UK animation director has a new animation short coming up. Here's the trailer for...

Sylvain Chomet to Adapt Korean Novel Familiar...

The Illusionist director is in mid-negotiations to adapt and animate renowned Korean novelist...

Under The Radar Vienna Symposium, 24-28/5/18

Tomm Moore, Olivier Cotte, József Fülöp, Nikita Diakur, József Fülöp and Olga Bobrowska among the...

Animation Block Party 2018: Opening Night (26...

The 15th annual NY Brooklyn festival presents its opening night lineup. Animation Block Party will...

Flip Book: The Revolutionary Animations of the...

Big flipbook exhibition in Seoul (18 May-12 August 2018) at Ilmin Museum of Art in Seoul,...

Festivals

Bloeistraat 11, Funan Get 2018 Annecy Prizes

All the winners of the 42nd Annecy Festival. The juries awarded 19 prizes on Saturday 16th June at...

13 Special Prizes for Annecy 2018

Lucia Bulgheroni, Nienke Deutz, Vincent Paronnaud, Boris Labbé, This Magnificent Cake! get special...

Graduation Competition 2 @ Annecy: Two Estonians...

The French film Stockholm and Swiss/Israeli film Travelogue were also standouts of the second...

Boris Labbé,This Magnificent Cake! Win at 2018...

All the winners of the 28th Animafest Zagreb festival. Six days devoted to animation took place...

Špela Čadež and Zarja Menart Design the 2018...

Two talented artists and a fantasy behind the 2018 Animateka festival poster. The 15th edition of...

Inanimate by Lucia Bulgheroni Wins at 2018...

The puppet film won the third prize at the Cannes festival Cinéfondation competition. The...

Sunao Katabuchi to Head 2018 BIAF Jury

The director of In this Corner of the World will lead the jury of the 2018 Bucheon International...

Manivald, The Breadinner, Lei Lei Win at 2018...

All the awards of the 11th Anifilm Festival in Trebon. The Oscar-nominated The Breadwinner (Nora...

Animafest Zagreb Celebrates Horror

7 programmes of short films, features and exhibitions on horror and animation in the 2018 Croatian...

Academic CFP

27
Jun
Lisboa, Portugal
Ecstatic Truth is a one-day symposium (27/6/18) that will explore provocative approaches to the factual in Lisbon.

30
Jun
University of Warwick, UK
Call for paper for an interdisciplinary symposium on Animals, Adaptation and Animation at University of Warwick, 10/11/2018.

13
Jul
Esposende, Portugal
The 6th edition of CONFIA, after previous editions in Ofir, Porto, Braga, Barcelos and Guimarães, calls for papers.

14
Aug
Sonoma County, CA
Visual Music Symposium (14-16/8/18, Sonoma County, California) invites call for papers.

04
Oct
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime.

06
Oct
University of Southern California
Breaking the Glass Frame: Women and Animation, Past, Present, Future Los Angeles Symposium takes place 6-7 Oct 2018 at the University of Southern California.

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REVIEWS

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...

Captain Morten and the Spider Queen Review: A Sea Journey Back Home

A film easy to like and harder to cherish. Review for the stop-motion Estonian feature film, Captain Morten and the Spider Queen. They don't make films like this anymore -at least, in the US studio...

Pixar – Ιmagination Κidnapped

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 Asifa Israel's chairman, Tsvika Oren,Tsvika Oren, talks to Anima Mundi director Cesar Coelho.

Among the pleasures of the 2017 Animix Festival (TLV, August 8-12) was the meeting with Brazilian animation. Three film programs curated and presented by animation artist Mr. Cesar Coelho, one of the four directors of Anima Mundi festival.

Mr. Coelho shared with us a lot of information about Brazil and its animation scene. Including telling us that Anima Mundi festival was established 25 years ago as part of the survival struggle of Brazilian animation. It brought animation artists together and helped them get organized and fight for establishment's support.

We started as a modest festival. In 2017 we already had 45.000 spectators….This year there were 45 Brazilian series on TV. Last year there were 20. Ten years ago – none….The first Brazilian animation feature was produced in 1953. Right now there are 20 features in production in Brazil - Cesar Coelho


Cesar Coelho - photo by Bruno Poletti/Folhapress

Anima Mundi festival takes place in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Quite a number of the films screened at Animix were created in São Paulo with the city's support. In honor of the Rio Olympics – here is the impressive BBC promo:

BBC Rio Olympic Games 2016 promo. Niklas Rissler, Passion Pictures, UK. 1'30".
C.C.: São Paulo did not host the 2016 Olympics. Rio did. And since then it is in such debt that there is no budget for anything. Not even for animation.

More information and links, with Cesar Coelho (C.C.) comments:

Giannalberto Bendazzi wrote in his"Animation: a World Histor" that the first animated film in Brazil was the 1917 O Kaiser, a political satire by caricaturist Seth (Alvaro Marins) who, during the next decade, was the main creator of animation commercials. Brunp Edera's 1977 book Full Length Animated Feature Films details 3 early features:

Symphony of the Amazon. 1953. Anelio Latini Filho. 70 min.
C.C.: Our first Brazialian animated feature. Entirely animated by Anélio. His brother was his producer.

The Life of Soil. 1968. Orion Silva Mello. 47 + 27 min.
Christmas Present. 1971. Alvaro Henriques Goncalves

Freud – stop-motion sequences in Luciano do Amaral miniseries Afinal,o que querem as mulheres?". Animation: Cesar Coelho. 2011. 4'.

C.C.: I conceived and directed the whole animation in “Afinal o que querem as mulheres”. Luciano do Amaral was the lead animator and sculptor, I also animated in this project via our Studio Campo4  (Cesar Coelho, Aída Queiroz).

Recent Films:
Passo. 2007. Ale Abreu. Brazil. 3'39".
O Menino e o Mundo (The Boy and the World). 2013. Alê Abreu.


C.C.: Alê is currently working on his new feature, Viajantes do Bosque Encantado.

Tyger. 2006. Guilherme Marcondes. 4'30".
Caveirão. 2014. 10'.


C.C.: Marcondes Works in New York as an art director but still release a short film, once in a while. Caveirão is his latest film.

Viagem na Chuva. 2012. Wesley Rodriguez.
O Enigma da Água. 2011. Wesley Rodriguez. Armoria.. 3'34".
Faroeste: Um Autentico Western. Wesley Rodriguez. Armoria.18'25".
Armoria Studio showreel 2016.
C.C.: Wesley’s last film was shown at Anima Mundi 2017 and has just won an important prize at Gramado Festival.

O Violeiro Fantasma:

Castillo y el Armado. 2014. Pedro Harres. 13'42".


C.C.: This is a film from the South of Brazil with its strong Pampas culture influence. This culture is an Hispanic heritage shared by Argentina, Uruguay and the south of Brazil, specially Rio Grande do Sul, our southernmost state.

Guida. 2014. Rosana Urbes. 11'20".
Linear. 2012. Amir Admoni. 6'.
33a Mostra Int'l de Cinema em Sao Paulo. 2009. Amir Admoni. 50".

Realejo (Barrel Organ). 2011. Estudio Teremim. 12'40".
The Days Were Endless. 2016. Marcus Vinicius Vasconcelos. Estudio Teremim.
Sob o Veu da Vida Oceanica. 2017. Quico Meirelles. Studio O2.


C.C.: Quico is the son of the famous Brazilian film director, Fernando Meirelles. He directed, among other films, City of God [review]

War of Giants. 2016. Alois di Leo.
Cartas (Letters). 2016. David Mussel. Studio Dokan.
Botões (Buttons). 2009. David Mussel & assoc. 2'30".
Quindins. 2011. David Mussel, Giuliana Danza.. 9'15".
Luz, Anima, Ação (Between Frames: The Art of Brazilian Animation. 2013. 99'.



Article: Brazil Animation Takes International Hue [Emiliano De Pablos. 12.2.16]

C.C.: Rio 2096 – A story of love and fury by Luiz Bolognese, was our first feature to win the first prize at Annecy 2013. In the next year, Boy and the world by Alê Abreu, won two big prizes at Annecy 2014, including the Cristal award for Best Feature. Following this, the film was nominated for the Oscars 2016 as Best Animated Feature. In 2015, Guida won the Jean-Luc Xiberras Award for Best First Film and a Special Mention of the FIPRESCI Award at Annecy.

Read More: Annecy 2018 Goes Brazil

A previous version of this article was originally published in Asifa Israel Monthly – August 2017. The next Anima Mundi Festival will take place in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo from 20th to 29th of July 2018.

Training - Pitching

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Production

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INTERVIEWS

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The animation in Norway is made in the attic: Interview with Ove Heiborg

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I Love Creating Worlds: Interview with Eva Cvijanović

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70 Years of Malaysian Animation: Interview with Hassan Abd. Muthalib

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