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Corner /Kut by Lucija Mrzljak

Human relationships are too constrained within the corner. Watch the sparkling Kut (Corner) by Croatian/ Estonian artist Lucija Mrzljak. Estonian-based Croatian director and...

Anifilm 2018 Celebrates 3D Animation, Czech Female Animators

All the highlights of the 11th Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films, 1-6 May Trebon. Wes Anderson ’s stop-motion I sle of Dogs opens the Czech Anifilm festival (1...

Michel Ocelot's Dilili in Paris Opens 2018 Annecy Festival

Michel Ocelot's next feature film, Dilili à Paris will be the opening film at the 2018 Annecy Festival. Watch the teaser The director of Kirikou films, Azur and Asmar and Tales...

Chilemonos Festival Brings Loving Vincent, Carlos Saldanha

Some of the early programme picks of the 7th Chilemonos Festival have been revealed. Organized by Chilemonos Foundation, since 2012 it has become the international meeting place...

Fest Anča 2018: Selection Results Announced

The 11th Fest Anča Fest Anča Announces 2018 Selection, and focuses on political propaganda. 1626 short animated films and music videos from over 100 countries were submitted to...

News

Women In Animation 2018 Summit: Programme Lineup

Dorota Kobiela, Nora Twomey, Fernanda Frick, Eric Beckman among the 2018 Annecy WIA panelists....

Michel Ocelot's Dilili in Paris Opens 2018...

Michel Ocelot's next feature film, Dilili à Paris will be the opening film at the 2018 Annecy...

Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai to Premiere at Cannes

The new film by the director of Summer Wars will screen at the French festival, with a fall 2018...

My Dog Tulip by Paul and Sandra Fierlinger Is...

Paul and Sandra Fierlinger decided to release the 2009 animation feature film, available for all...

Animation Sans Frontières 2018-19: Call for...

Open call to young animation Artists, Producers, Writers and Technical Directors from the European...

Decorado, Ana and Bruno, JP Zaramella Win at...

All the winners of the first Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards. Twenty four productions,...

Cinzia Angelini Talks On Cultural Diversity...

The Dreamworks/Disney animation veteran talks at the recent TEDxVail. Originally from Italy,...

Production: The Horn Quartet TV Special

The French/Belgian TV special premieres in France, and screens in competition at Annecy Festival....

April Fools: Pixar To Remake Persepolis as A...

The new film will be kids-friendly and will feature a bear family in its adventures in mythical...

Festivals

ITFS Stuttgart Celebrates Music and Animation

Α spectrum of musical activities during the 25th International Festival of Animated Film...

Anifilm 2018 Celebrates 3D Animation, Czech...

All the highlights of the 11th Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films, 1-6 May Trebon....

Chilemonos Festival Brings Loving Vincent,...

Some of the early programme picks of the 7th Chilemonos Festival have been revealed. Organized by...

Fest Anča 2018: Selection Results Announced

The 11th Fest Anča Fest Anča Announces 2018 Selection, and focuses on political propaganda. 1626...

Cannes' Directors Fortnight Welcomes 3 Short &...

Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels, Patrick Bouchard and Gabriel Heral participate with their new...

(EXCLUSIVE) Sunao Katabuchi Designs the 2018...

The director of In This Corner of the World is the artist behind this year's Bucheon International...

Chris the Swiss by Anja Kofmel Premieres at...

The hybrid animation and live-action Swiss/German/Croatian/Finnish doc about the 1990s Yugoslav...

3 Animated Shorts at 2018 Cinefondation Cannes

Films from Poland, France and UK in this year's Cannes Cinefondation selection Each year, the...

Marta Pajek Goes to Cannes With III

The Polish animation director will compete for the Short Film Palme D'Or of the celebrated French...

Academic CFP

27
Apr
Esposende, Portugal
The 6th edition of CONFIA, after previous editions in Ofir, Porto, Braga, Barcelos and Guimarães, calls for papers.

30
Apr
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.

07
May
Global
ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum Student Scholarship opens for submissions on March 5, 2018.

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

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.

REVIEWS

Pixar – Ιmagination Κidnapped

Mr. Kropka delves critically into Pixar’s narrative and aesthetic strategies. Animation is quite commonly seen as nothing more than mere entertainment. On top of that, the idea that animation is...

The Oddsockeaters Review: We Need to Have A Gang Talk

Film review for the Czech animation feature The Oddsockeaters by Galina Miklínová. Based on the Czech writer Pavel Srut ’s bestselling book, Oddsockeaters (Lichožrouti), the book's illustrator and...

Apocalypsis by Eric Leiser: Revelation Is More Serene Than It Sounds

Review for the new experimental animation feature Apocalypsis by US director Eric Leiser. The new independent experimental feature film by CalArts graduate filmmaker Eric Leiser (Glitch in the Grid)...

Farewell to the Rooster: Chinese Animation in the 2017 Season

Olga Bobrowska reviews the most recent achievements of the Chinese animation independent and industry scene. The year 2017 (a year of the Rooster) was symbolic for the Chinese animation. Exactly 50...

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas) Review: Beware of Children in Distress

When Kronenberg met The Fantastic Planet. Film review for the Spanish animation feature Birdboy:The Forgotten Children . It would be easy to categorize Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero 's...

Ethel and Ernest Review: A Love Shelter Below The Rooftops of London

Ethel and Ernest feels unashamedly nostalgic, carefully researched and with a heart. The whole project started as an idea from The Snowman and When the Wind Blows producer John Coates (1927-2012),...

Training - Pitching

Animation Sans Frontières 2018-19: Call for...

Open call to young animation Artists, Producers, Writers and Technical Directors from the European...

Animated In Poland Pitching Call: 2018 Krakow...

For all Polish produced or co-produced animated film projects, Krakow Film Festival offers a...

(EXCLUSIVE) 6 Feature Projects for Visegrad...

The pitching forum for Central Eastern European Animation extends its mandate to feature animation...

Scholarships for CARTOON 360: Transmedia Projects

CARTOON encourages applications for scholarships to its Cartoon Masters. CARTOON 360 is a new...

170 Participants for Animation Production Day 2018

Animation Production Day 2018 – Conference Programme with top-class experts. The Conference...

Visegrad Animation Forum 2018: Selected Projects

Rastko Ciric, Chintis Lundgren, Péter Vácz and their projects are among the Visegrad Animation...

Animarket Job Fair Trebon: Open For Registration

Deadline 25 March to be part of the new Animarket section, the Anifilm Trebon (Czech Republic) job...

48 Selected Projects for Animation Production...

Discover the list of animation projects to be pitched during the 2018 Animation Production Day in...

Breadwinner, Vincent, Zombillenium in Cartoon...

Big Bad Fox and Other Tales, Platige Image, A Film, also selected for the European pitching forum...

Production

Women In Animation 2018 Summit: Programme Lineup

Dorota Kobiela, Nora Twomey, Fernanda Frick, Eric Beckman among the 2018 Annecy WIA panelists....

Michel Ocelot's Dilili in Paris Opens 2018...

Michel Ocelot's next feature film, Dilili à Paris will be the opening film at the 2018 Annecy...

Production: The Horn Quartet TV Special

The French/Belgian TV special premieres in France, and screens in competition at Annecy Festival....

Un Homme Est Mort: Trailer For the French...

Another political feature comes from Les Armateurs in 2018. Coming from the adaptation from the...

Gordon & Paddy: Swedish Animation Feature at the...

The 2D animation feature competes at the Generation section of this year's Berlin Film Festival....

Michel Ocelot Travels to Belle Epoque Paris:...

Michel Ocelot's next feature film, Dilili à Paris will move to Paris and a signature period for...

Michel Hazanavicius Scripts Animated Little...

The Oscar-awarded director of The Artist brings to life 3D computer animation Little Jules Verne...

The Ljubljana Accord: Central and Eastern...

Lithuanian animation producer Agnė Adomėnė talks to Zippy Frames about the new initiative....

A Single Market for Central Eastern European...

Slovakian director and producer, and organizer of the upcoming CEE Animation Workshop in Ljubljana...

INTERVIEWS

Each Family Is a Planet: Interview with Alberto Vázquez

Spanish animation director and artist Alberto Vázquez talks about his feature film Birdboy:The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas), and his artistic style and mandate at Zippy Frames. He seems to be...

Building a new Jordan animation from University of Petra: Interview with Tariq Rimawi

Peter Schavemaker interviews Jordan animator and filmmaker Tariq Rimawi. On October 15, the second year of the four year bachelor’s degree program Animation and Multimedia Design - held within the...

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

Mr. Kropka, an animation afficionado, interviews Ove Heiborg, film producer at Qvisten Animation Studios, Norway. This story might have begun on Monday 4th September at 10 in the morning. It was at...

Women rule at Norwegian Animation Volda Festival

The Norwegian animation festival Animation Volda is being held between September 14-17. This year's theme is Women in Animation. Zippy Frames interviewed Karoline Sundet , one of the four women...

I Love Creating Worlds: Interview with Eva Cvijanović

A very daring hedgehog is waiting for your attention. Interview with Eva Cvijanović , director of the awarded stop-motion short, Hedgehog's Home . The film premiered at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival...

What About the Oscars? Panagiotis Rappas talks to Zippy Frames

Academy Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences voting member Panagiotis Rappas talks to Zippy Frames. When this time of the season arrives, there are always trials and tribulations. Academy Awards are...

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

It's been 70 years of Malaysian animation and Hassan Abd. Muthalib was the man to write a book about. Peter Schavemaker interviewed the animation professional pioneer on his recent book, "From Mouse...

Under Your Fingers (Sous tes doigts): Interview with Marie-Christine Courtès

Oscar-shortlisted French animation short Under your fingers is a poignant and powerful film about a little-known story of a French camp. Director Marie-Christine Courtès talks about history,...

Creating Your Own Boundaries: Interview with Veljko Popović

An indie animation talent to watch: interview with Croatian animation filmmaker Veljko Popović. The original interview with Croatian independent animation artist Veljko Popović was recorded during...