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Daughter by Daria Kashcheeva Wins at Sundance Film Festival

Daria Kashcheeva and her Daughter puppet film won the Short Film Jury Award for Animation at Sundance Film Festival. Winners of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival jury prizes in short filmmaking were...

Experimental and Expanded Animation: New Perspectives Gets SAS Award for Best...

The edited book Experimental and Expanded Animation: New Perspectives by Vicky Smith and Nicky Hamlyn, has been voted the winner of the 2018-2019 Norman McLaren/Evelyn Lambart Award for Best...

Οrbit by Tess Martin

Tess Martin presents her experimental animated film Orbit at Zippy Frames. Orbit is a phonotrope project by Tess Martin about the relationship between humanity and the sun, and is more than a film...

Uncle Thomas, Klaus, I Lost My Body Win at the Annie Awards 2020

European wins at the 47th ceremony of the Annie Awards. During the 47th Annie Awards ceremony, Frank Gladstone , ASIFA-Hollywood's Executive director, described the mandate for the association which...

Celebrated Independent Animation Professionals at Futuranima Brussels

The FUTURANIMA Professional Days 24 to 29 February 2020 at Flagey has secured major independent animation names in its slate. The Belgian Anima Festival (21 Feb- 1 Mar 2020) has announced the very...

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Animation Shorts

Οrbit by Tess Martin

Tess Martin presents her experimental animated film Orbit at Zippy Frames. Orbit is a phonotrope...

Nigel by Natasza Cetner

Natasza Cetner presents her animation short Nigel at Zippy Frames. A short film based on the true...

My Galactic Twin Galaction by Sasha Svirsky at...

The world premiere of Sasha Svirky's new animation short, My Galactic Twin Galaction, will take...

I'm Going Out for Cigarettes (Je sors acheter...

Osman Cerfon, director of the C é sar-shortlisted short I'm Going Out for Cigarettes (Je sors...

Sent Away by Rosa Fisher

UK director Rosa Fisher presents her 2D animation short Sent Away at Zippy Frames. Sent Away talks...

My Juke-Box by Florentine Grelier

Florentine Grelier presents her animation short My Juke-Box at Zippy Frames. Father and daughter...

DONT KNOW WHAT by Thomas Renoldner

Thomas Renoldner presents and talks about his widely acclaimed experimental animation short DONT...

It Starts With by Laura Nasir-Tamara

Laura Nasir Tamara presents her animation short It Starts With. It Starts Wit h is a mixed media...

Madder Isle by Laura Spark

Find the ecological horror Madder Isle by UK artist Laura Spark. In a poisoned sea, on a forsaken...

Animation Festivals News

Daughter by Daria Kashcheeva Wins at Sundance...

Daria Kashcheeva and her Daughter puppet film won the Short Film Jury Award for Animation at...

9 Animation Films for Berlinale Generation

9 independent animation shorts premiere at the 43rd Generation Berlinale. The 43rd Generation...

13 Animation Artists for Berlinale Talents 2020

Find the independent animation artists present at this year's Berlinale Talents. Berlinale Talents...

My Galactic Twin Galaction, Genius Loci,...

3 animation shorts compete in the Berlinale Shorts programme 2020, while Réka Bucsi is a jury...

Marona's Fantastic Tale to Open Anima Brussels...

Anca Damian's Marona's Fantastic Tale will open Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film...

Anca Damian Designs the 2020 BIAF Poster and...

The Romanian acclaimed director Anca Damian is the author of Bucheon International Animation...

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REVIEWS

I Lost My Body Review: Handy Concerns

Film review for I Lost My Body (J'ai perdu mon corps) by Jérémy Clapin. Sometimes you just need to deviate from a normal course of action to achieve an individual single work of art Jérémy Clapin...

Klaus Review: Dusting Off Familiar Toys

Review for the feature animation Klaus by Sergio Pablos. The recently celebrated Klaus film by Sergio Pablos has both in its storyline and mandate two aims: the first, to step back to narrate an...

Τhe Prince's Voyage Review: Looking for a Utopia

Film review for The Prince's Voyage by Jean-François Laguionie and Xavier Picard. There are certain things you tend to expect from a Jean-François Laguionie film in his later cinematic output: a...

More Than A Film: Zero Impunity Review by Blies Brothers and Denis Lambert

Olga Bobrowska reviews Zero Impunity by Blies Brothers and Denis Lambert. To choose what's most striking and powerful about Zero Impunity , a sincere documentary about sexual violence happening in...

Ville Neuve Review: Like A Fish Out of Water

Vassilis Kroustallis reviews the poetic and intimate Canadian animation feature Ville Neuve by Félix Dufour-Laperrière. How can you recast a broken bell? Félix Dufour-Laperrière 's sober, poetic and...

Away by Gints Zilbalodis Review: Your Eden Is Just Around the Harbour

Away is a prime 3D immersive experience without the use of sex, drugs or rock'n'roll. Read our review for the Latvian animation feature Away by Gints Zilbalodis. It will be definitely be compared...

INTERVIEWS

Nuria González Blanco and Her New Cartoon Saloon Animation Project Silly Sundays

Eliane Gordeeff talks to Nuria González Blanco about her latest animation project at Cartoon Saloon, Silly Sundays. In the latest edition of 3D Wire / Wired , I met Nuria González Blanco ,...

Interview with Natasha Sharpe

Julia Ritter talks with US animator Natasha Sharpe. Natasha Sharpe is an artist and filmmaker from the San Francisco Bay Area, currently based in New York. Julia Ritter caught up with her during the...

Juan Pablo Zaramella, The Versatile Artist

Eliane Gordeeff chats with Argentinian animator Juan Pablo Zaramella during the 2019 Cinanima festival. Award-winning Argentine animator Juan Pablo Zaramella was at Cinanima presenting the MIX MEDIA...

Landscape Is the Lens Through Which I See the World: Interview with Sean Vicary

Our contributor Joseph Norman talks to the animator Sean Vicary. Sean Vicary has produced a series of animated works that explore the changing ecological and political climates, and how these impact...

Fritzi A Revolutionary Tale: Interview with Ralf Kukula & Matthias Bruhn

Zippy Frames interviews Ralf Kukula & Matthias Bruhn, directors of the animation feature Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale. A tale of politics, friendship and courage has already been released in Germany...

A Strange Anomaly In the System: Interview with Primanima Team

Interview with three members of the curator team of the 8th Primanima Festival: Anna Ida Orosz co-founder and artistic director, Dóra Bartal and Zsófi Herczeg curators. ZF: What are you proud of...

José Luis Farias, the Creator of 3DWire (oops!), of WEIRD!

Eliane Gordeeff talks to Creator and director of 3D Wire International Animation, Video Games and New Media Market, José Luis Farias . I was in Segovia this year (3-6 Oct 2019) to participated in...

Meet Mousse & Bichon by Vivement Lundi!

Zippy Frames caught up with the creators of the promising stop-motion series in development by Vivement Lunid!, Mousse & Bichon, during CARTOON Forum 2019. It was one of the most-attended CARTOON...

Tito and The Birds: Interview with Gabriel Bitar

Eliane Gordeeff talks with Gabriel Bitar, the Brazilian director of Tito and the Birds feature film. Our Zippy Frames Correspondent Eliane Gordeeff meets Gabriel Bitar, the Brazilian director of...

Training - Pitching

CARTOON Movie 2020: Full List of Selected Projects

66 new animation films in different stages of development will be pitched and presented at CARTOON...

16 Animation Producers at ACE Animation Special...

Find the animation producers with/without projects in development to participate in the new ACE...

Industry Day at Kaboom Animation Festival,...

Check the full schedule for the industry day (12 Nov 2019) at Kaboom Animation Festival. As was...

Animarkt, A Top Class Forum of Stop-Motion...

Our Zippy Frames contributor, Kropka reports from the 4th Animarkt Stop-Motion Forum (Lodz,...

Discover the Animarkt Stop Motion Forum 2019...

All winners of ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum 2019. ANIMARKT Pitching is a great opportunity to...

12 Animation Projects, 6 Film Professionals for...

12 Animated Projects and 6 Film Professionals Selected for the year-long training CEE Animation...

Muedra, Nuit Chérie, Je Sors Acheter des...

Find all winners of 3DWire. The 11th edition of 3D Wire already has its winners, the short films...

A 5-Day Celebration of Stop-Motion Animation at...

15 selected project for ANIMARKT 2019. Find what's happening its 4th edition. On 8-12 October Łódź...

CARTOON Forum 2019: Our Top Picks

Vassilis Kroustallis selects ten TV animation projects pitched at CARTOON Forum (16-19 Sep,...
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