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Reviving the First Ukrainian Cartoon Character: 90...

Discover the 90 Years of Ukrainian Animation Initiative. 2017 marks 90 years since the first (but now lost) Ukrainian animated film The...

Wendy Tilby & Amanda Forbis, James Baxter, TV Paint...

ASIFA-Hollywood announced its Juried Award recipients, which honor career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation. The...

Graphic Stories Cyprus Poster Competition: Call for...

international poster contest on "Writing, the Origins of Civilization" by Graphic Stories Cyprus. Graphic Stories Cyprus (main...

Propaganda, Ideology and Animation Conference,...

The complete programme for the Propaganda, Ideology and Animation at, with Theo Ushev as a guest and panels of animation professionals all...

I am here by Eoin Duffy

An accumulated retrospect of human existence and its neverending quest for meaning. I am here (Je suis ici ) by Canadian-based Eoin Duffy...

News

Reviving the First Ukrainian Cartoon Character:...

Discover the 90 Years of Ukrainian Animation Initiative. 2017 marks 90 years since the first (but...

Wendy Tilby & Amanda Forbis, James Baxter, TV...

ASIFA-Hollywood announced its Juried Award recipients, which honor career achievement and...

Graphic Stories Cyprus Poster Competition: Call...

international poster contest on "Writing, the Origins of Civilization" by Graphic Stories Cyprus....

Propaganda, Ideology and Animation Conference,...

The complete programme for the Propaganda, Ideology and Animation at, with Theo Ushev as a guest...

European Animation Emile Awards: The Nominees

Our analysis on the nominees (16 categories) of the first European Animation Emile Awards. Peter...

Michèle Cournoyer Wins the 2017 Prix Albert...

The first female animation director to win the Quebec’s highest prize for cinema. Quebec animation...

New Book by Giannalberto Bendazzi: Twice the...

Zippy Frames talks to Giannalberto Bendazzi about his new book in English, Twice the First:...

ASIFA Celebrates International Animation Day,...

Check out the story and events of the International Animation Day organized by ASIFA. ASIFA...

4 Animation Features for the European Film...

Ethel and Ernest, Louise by the Shore, Loving Vincent and Zombilennium in the EFA nominees. The...

Festivals

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...

Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2017: Promising...

The festival welcomes its newest edition (from the 9 th till the 12 th of November) with a...

Manchester Animation Festival: The future of...

Manchester Animation Festival (MAF) will be held between 14-16 November. Here's a glimpse of this...

Cinanima 2017 Jury Unveiled

Michael Dudok de Wit, Thierry Steff, Ferenc Mikulás in the 41st Cinanima festival edition. During...

7 Features in Competition for BIAF 2017

In this Corner of the World, Revengeance, The Real October and Ethel & Ernest in the Bucheon...

Anima Festival Showcases Estonia in its 2018...

The Brussels festival will host a retrospective of Priit Priit Pärn, and more related events. In...

Cordial Networking, Projects to Watch: Report...

Vassilis Kroustallis reports from Segovia and the ninth edition of 3DWire. Already in its ninth...

REVIEWS

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...

25 April Film Review: Stuff of Manhood

The 1915 disastrous Gallipoli campaign becomes an animated 3D/2D documentary, produced entirely in New Zealand. April 25th is a public holiday and a day of remembrance in New Zealand, and the day...

Cafard Review: Capturing Humanism

Jan Bultheel's feature film Cafard presents a sweeping, adamantly old-fashioned story of a distraught Belgian world champion boxer during WWI. Cafard means both cockroach and is the nickname for the...

Ma Vie de Courgette Review: Everything's Not Quiet At the Puppet Front

The new stop-motion film by Claude Barras presents a sweet but also poignant tale of children in need of care and respect. It is always more interesting and breath-taking to film uneasy situations...

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

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...

Indonesian Animation Has a High Potential: Interview with Gerryadi Agusta Sachanity

Zippy Frames animation journalist Peter Schavemaker interviewed Gerryadi Agusta Sachanity, assistant director of Baros International Animation Festival. It all started from Baros, a place located in...