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Rosto Reruns: Premiere and Doc at 2018...

The new film by Rosto finds its way in the celebrated Clermont-Ferrand festival, plus a new behind-the-scenes documentary. Rosto is...

Decorado, Tiniest Man in the World, Dead Horses in...

View all the 54 nominees of the first Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards. The first edition of the Ibero-American Animation Quirino...

Holland Animation Film Festival 2018 Cancelled

Artistic director Gerben Schermer steps out from festival organization. Peter Lindhout: "It was a difficult decision". The 2018 edition of...

Paul Fierlinger to Get Animafest Zagreb Lifetime...

The US creator of My Dog Tulip will get awarded at the festival's opening ceremony, 4 June 2018. Paul Fierlinger (b. 1936) is the winner...

Short But Sweet by KLOMP! Animation

Junaid Chundrigar and KLOMP! Animation present an action comedy that.has it all -in 2 minutes. Watch Short But Sweet (Kort maar krachtig)....

News

Research Unit in Experimental Animation Society...

The first publication focusing on student scholarship in experimental animation studies has been...

Decorado, Tiniest Man in the World, Dead Horses...

View all the 54 nominees of the first Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards. The first edition...

Conference: Graphic Stories Cyprus, 9-11/3/2018

The 4th consecutive Conference on Graphic Design and Visual Communication of Cyprus, Graphic...

Funding for First Animation Short from Art Brutal

Art Brutal gives the opportunity for a funding support for the first animated short. The...

Coco, Loving Vincent, Zucchini at the 2018...

Will Anderson, Ben Steer, Paloma Beeza and Ser en Low compete in the British Short Animation...

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...

ASIFA-Hollywood & AEF Faculty Grants...

ASIFA-Hollywood and AEF program for the 2018 Faculty Grant programme are now open. ASIFA-Hollywood...

Michel Hazanavicius Scripts Animated Little...

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

The Discreet Charm of Exclusiveness: After the...

Olga Bobrowska critically reflects upon the premiere European Animation Awards for Zippy Frames....

Festivals

VOID International Animation Film Festival:...

Denmark's freshly-launched film festival for adults is welcoming its third edition with a...

Rosto Reruns: Premiere and Doc at 2018...

The new film by Rosto finds its way in the celebrated Clermont-Ferrand festival, plus a new...

Holland Animation Film Festival 2018 Cancelled

Artistic director Gerben Schermer steps out from festival organization. Peter Lindhout: "It was a...

Paul Fierlinger to Get Animafest Zagreb Lifetime...

The US creator of My Dog Tulip will get awarded at the festival's opening ceremony, 4 June 2018....

Animateka 2017: Masterclasses and Interviews

3 masterclasses (in full) from Animateka festival with Nikita Diakur, Frédérick Tremblay and Eva...

BIAF Becomes an Oscar-qualifying Festival

The Bucheon International Animation Festival in Korea will have its winner film eligible to...

Cowboys and Indians Doc Premieres at Anima...

The Brussels festival will premiere of Fabrice du Welz's documentary on the Belgian eclectic...

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...

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

Funding for First Animation Short from Art Brutal

Art Brutal gives the opportunity for a funding support for the first animated short. The...

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,...

Production

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...

Projects We Love: Marie Paccou Flipbooks, Kim...

Two distinct, but highly creative projects from the independent world of animation in social...

Production News 20/10/17: Rory Byrne, Paulo...

Latest production news from the short independent sector. This issue: Rory Byrne, Paulo Patricio,...

PRODUCTION: Sultana's Dream by Isabel Herguera

A 1905 feminist utopia and a short story in colonial Benghal, India becomes the basis of a new...

Zippy Bits #2: Špela Čadež, The Breadwinner

News from the independent animation sector. In this issue, Špela Čadež, The Breadwinner....

Carlos Osuna Returns with The Man Who Wanted to...

The Colombian director of Fat, Bald and Short comes with a new feature to be pitched at Bridging...

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...