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Paul Wells Gets Zagreb Award for Outstanding...

The UK animation scholar gets the 2018 Award for his contribution to animation studies from Animafest Zagreb fest. Animafest Zagreb...

Each Family Is a Planet: Interview with Alberto...

Spanish animation director and artist Alberto Vázquez talks about his feature film Birdboy:The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas), and his...

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas)...

When Kronenberg met The Fantastic Planet. Film review for the Spanish animation feature Birdboy:The Forgotten Children . It would be easy...

SMODO Polish Technology Promises Innovative Results...

Polish technology SMODO aims to bridge the world stop-motion and digital production, and reduce both costs and time spent on set. Animoon...

Lights by Alessandro Novelli

Being in and out of the house and the universe at the same time: Watch Lights by Alessandro Novelli. A new born light enters the world,...

News

The Ljubljana Accord: Central and Eastern...

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

The Box and The Blissful Accidental Death win at...

Dušan Kastelic’s and Sergiu Negulici’s shorts won the audience’s and the juries’ attention this...

SMODO Polish Technology Promises Innovative...

Polish technology SMODO aims to bridge the world stop-motion and digital production, and reduce...

'My Life as a Zucchini', 'The Red Turtle' Win...

Best short animation for The Burden by Niki Lindroth von Bahr in the first edition of the European...

Emile Who? Before 1st European Animation Emile...

Olga Bobrowska critically analyzes the new European Animation Awards nominations, and the status...

The 2017 Animation Awards Shorts Race: Meet Me...

The 2017 Oscar award race for short animation films has a definite pattern - and cements a recent...

'The Breadwinner', 'Vincent', 'The Big Bad Fox'...

Negative Space and Hedgehog's Home among the nominees in this year's Annie Awards nominations. I...

10 Animated Shorts for Oscars 2018

Negative Space, In A Heartbeat, Garden party and Revolting Rhymes among the selected animation...

A Single Market for Central Eastern European...

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

Festivals

Paul Wells Gets Zagreb Award for Outstanding...

The UK animation scholar gets the 2018 Award for his contribution to animation studies from...

Manivald, Hedgehog's Home, Don Hertzelfdt at...

Works selected across the new Indie Episodic, Shorts and Special Events sections of the 2018...

Animateka 2017: Igor Kovalyov and A Touch Of Italy

The Slovenian festival returns this December loaded with memorable retrospectives, an Italian...

Orogenesis, Sog, Moulinet Conquer 2017 Animated...

All the animation winners of the 2017 Animated Dreams Competition during the PÖFF festival in...

Anilogue 2017: Programme highlights

The 5-day festival engulfs 2 competitive parts, feature premieres, including Cartoon Saloon's 3rd...

LIAF 2017: Animation Marathon

The 14 th edition takes off on the 1 st of December with a packed program featuring, among others,...

Animated Dreams 2017: Essential Programme...

Mati Kütt retrospective, premiere of Ülo Pikkov's Letting Go, tributes to Polish and Russian...

Mum's Hair, Deyzangeroo Win at 2017 DOK Leipzig

Anita Killi documentary wins the prize for best animated documentary at the 60th DOK Leipzig. Read...

Trickology: 7 Animation Guests Interviewed at...

Small video portraits of the 2017 guests of StopTrik festival, Maribor. The 7th edition of...

REVIEWS

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),...

The Big Bad Fox And Other Tales Review: That's What Friends (and Enemies) Are For

Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert play with fairytale conventions in a definitely funny, episodic animal story. Based on the eponymous graphic novel by Benjamin Renner, The Big Bad Fox And Other...

Tehran Taboo Review: Not In Persepolis Anymore

Ali Soozandeh's rotoscoped Iranian drama about the lives of 4 people in modern-day Tehran hits all the right notes in character development within a glib portrait of internalized, strict moral...

Loving Vincent Review: Neoclassical Painting Mystery

The new painted feature on Vincent Van Gogh is carefully crafted and timid at the same time. There's always a danger when you translate (transfer, adapt) lives of VIP on screen; are you too timid,...

My Dogs, JinJin & Akida Film Review: This Is Not A Dog's Life

A feature film about kids and dogs, without ordinary kids and dogs. Jae-young is a kid like no other. An adopted child, living in the changing background of 1983 Korea, and having to face severe...

Training - Pitching

Report: Animarkt 2017 Stop-Motion Pitching Forum

Paolo Polesello reports from Lodz, and Animarkt stop-motion pitching forum (2-6 October 2017)....

Anidox: Lab Programme 2018: Call for applicants

Animation documentary programme applications from Anidox: Lab, Denmark. The Animation Workshop and...

TAIS Artist in Residence: Call for Proposals

Submit your animation project to the TAIS Artist in Residence Call for Proposals. This program...

Stop-Motion Workshop with Joseph Wallace, Peter...

Call for applicants: Peter and Joseph’s World of Stop Motion (International Workshop at Primanima...

Stop-motion pitching in Lodz: Explore Animarkt...

There are many animation pitching sessions, but here's one exclusively devoted to stop-motion...

CEE Animation Workshop, 2-6/12/17: Call for...

Apply now for the Ljubljana networking event for Central and Eastern European animation...

PITCH THIS! Competition at OIAF 2017

Send and pitch your project to Ottawa International Animation Festival. The Ottawa International...

Animarkt , Lodz, 2-6/10/17: Pitching Stop-Motion...

Call for entries for stop-motion projects to be pitched during the second edition of ANIMARKT,...

Salvation Has No Name, Castaways Top Visegrad...

Visegrad Animation Forum in Třeboň announced the winners for its 2017 edition. Visegrad Animation...

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...