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Where is Anne Frank? by Ari Folman

Production is under way on the 2D animation feature by Waltz with Bashir director Ari Folman, which retells the haunting story of Anne Frank. See the first trailer. The Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman,...

Animation Is A Place: Report from the 31st Society for Animation Studies...

Our Zippy Frames correspondent Eliane Gordeeff reports from Lisbon and the 31st Society for Animation Studies Conference. “I love Animation, I love Animators. But first of all, I love freedom!” With...

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...

I Lost My Body, Mémorable, Daughter Win at Annecy 2019

All the winners of the 2019 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. With 12,300 badgeholders in its 2019 edition, the juries awarded 20 prizes at Annecy Festival (Saturday 15th June). A rare...

Annecy 2019 Commissioned Films: Our Top Picks

Discover our top picks for commissioned films (festival trailers, music videos etc.) competing at the 2019 Annecy Festival. 35 films compete for this year's Commissioned Films category at Annecy...

Animation Shorts

Close The Shutters by Ynon Lan

Israeli animation filmmaker Ynon Lan presents and talks about Close The Shutters. How close can...

Full Feather Jacket by Liz el Saadany

Sometimes you need to accomplish your mission at all costs. Watch Full Feather Jacket animation...

Baraa by Natasza Cetner

When art transforms human emotions. Here's the gripping Baraa animation short by Natasza Cetner....

The Kite by Martin Smatana

Slovakian director Martin Smatana talks about The Kite. Sometimes you can capture the hearts and...

Daughter by Daria Kashcheeva

Here's our review for puppet film Daughter by Daria Kashcheeva. Daughter is the graduation...

Albatross Soup by Winnie Cheung

What do you get when you order albatross soup? Here's Winnie Cheung on an animation documentary...

Manivald by Chintis Lundgren

Here's an excellently executed story of finally growing up by Estonian filmmaker Chintis Lundgren....

Welder by Roos Mattaar

Here's Welder by Roos Mttaar short animation music video for the experimental rock band My Octopus...

The Witch's Mask by Laura Nasir-Tamara

A son and his mother. Director Laura N-Tamara talks to Zippy Frames about her animation short The...

Animation Festivals News

Video: Annecy Festival Zippy Quiz

Our Zippy Frames contributor, Kropka, welcomed all animation quiz enthusiasts at Annecy Festival...

I Lost My Body, Mémorable, Daughter Win at...

All the winners of the 2019 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. With 12,300 badgeholders...

Daughter, The Kite, Mémorable Take Home 2019...

Discover the winners of the 14 Special Prizes Awarded at the 2019 Annecy Festival. The Annecy...

Anibar Festival Declares ARTivism for 2019 Edition

The tenth edition of Anibar Animation Festival in Kosovo is devoted to challenges and efforts to...

Annecy 2019 Commissioned Films: Our Top Picks

Discover our top picks for commissioned films (festival trailers, music videos etc.) competing at...

Studio Ponoc to Release Animation Short On the...

The announcement by Studio Ponoc was made during the Annecy Festival. Watch the video report by...

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REVIEWS

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...

Love, Death and Robots Review

Our Zippy Frames contributor Kropka reviews and takes a critical stance on the Love, Death and Robots Netflix series. The Netflix’s series carried out by the directors Tim Miller (Deadpool) and...

Ruben Brandt, Collector Review: Artistic Obsession in Action

It's a post-modern heist film, full of references and short of surprises. Our review for Ruben Brandt, Collector by Milorad Krstic. Premiered at the71st Locarno Film Festival, a fit place for a...

Funan Review: Patience Makes Heroes

Denis Do portrays a piece in Cambodian history through the eyes of a mother looking for her child. Starting as early as 2013, the Funan project by French/Cambodian filmmaker Denis Do , it has always...

Breathless Animals Review: What You Can Reconstruct Won't Kill You

Film review for experimental feature Breathless Animals by US/Chinese artist Lei Lei, which premiered at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival. In animation, it usually helps to have animals (instead of...

Tito and The Birds Review: Joining Hands, Fly Over Walls

A welcome entry into the string of recent Brazilian animation successes. Film review for Gustavo Steinberg's Tito and The Birds. What if the inmate of Dr. Caligari suddenly met the Woman who feeds...

INTERVIEWS

Transgender Anti-Heroes: Interview With Anais Caura

Amanda Barbour (aka Rogue Kangaroo) talks to Anais Caura about her medium-length film debut, The Man Woman Case (2017). After making its rounds on the European, Latin American and North American...

Caroline Leaf Talks Animation Education, 3D and Hybrid Films

A one-to-one interview with the much acclaimed maverick of sand animation, Caroline Leaf. She talks to Eliane Gordeeff. During this year's Monstra Festiva l , Eliane Gordeeff spoke with Caroline...

Video: Piotr Kardas Interview

Piotr Kardas, director of O!PLA and Rising of Lusitania: Animadoc Film Festival talks to our contributor Mr. Kropka. Jean-Paul Sartre, independent festival programming and animation babies are in...

My Grandfather Used To Say He Saw Demons by Nuno Beato

Zippy Frames Correspondent Eliane Gordeeff talked to Nuno Beato about the new Portuguese animation feature in production. During the 2018 edition of 3DWire , the director of My Grandfather Used To...

José Miguel Ribeiro Talks about Nayola

Zippy Frames Correspondent Eliane Gordeeff meets Portuguese animation director José Miguel Ribeiro at 3DWire to talk about his first animated feature film. Nayola was written by Virgílio Almeida and...

Davide Freitas Talks About The 7 Boxes: Critical And Playful

Zippy Frames Correspondent Eliane Gordeeff talks to Davide Freitas (Animais AVPL) about the highly interesting upcoming TV series The 7 Boxes . In the last 3D Wire edition, I attended the...

Change In Hungary Starts From Women In Animation: Interview with Anna Ida Orosz

Kropka talks to the co-founder and program director of Primanima festival. The change in Hungary starts from women in animation In our days, Hungary has become the leader of the Eastern countries...

The Development Doesn't Move on Its Own: It Is Pushed by People

Olga Bobrowska interviews Mr. Zhang Chi 张驰 from ASIFA China. In Xiamen, Fujian province, the city famous for pearls, seafood and nature sites, we talked to Mr. Zhang Chi from ASIFA-China, attempting...

Beyond The Animation And The Real Image: An Interview with Raúl De La Fuente

Eliane Gordeeff talks to Raúl De La Fuente, co-director of Another Day of Life. Now that History seems to repeat itself, it is interesting to observe the story of the war correspondent Ryszard...

Training - Pitching

13 Animation Projects for Bridging the Gap Lab...

Thirteen animation projects from Latin America, Spain and the Philippines selected in the fifth...

Barry Purves, Tim Allen, Carlos Bleycher in...

The lineup for the Animarkt Masters section of the stop-motion Animarkt pitching forum in Łódź...

Kafka In Love, The Cat Princess Win at CEE...

All the winners of the 7th edition of Central Eastern European (CEE) Animation Forum in Trebon....

CEE Animation Forum 2019: Tutors Talk

Anna Vášová and Phil Parker, two of the tutors of the leading pitching CEE Animation Forum (6-8...

32 Animated Projects for CEE Animation Forum 2019

The seventh edition of the CEE Animation Forum (formerly known as Visegrad Animation Forum) will...

Funding for First Animation Short from Art Brutal

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

Of Unwanted Things And People Wins Eurimages...

The stop-motion, co-production feature from four Central Eastern European countries won the award...

Submarine, Salvador Simó, Sola Media Win 2019...

All the winners for the European animation tributes during CARTOON Movie 2019. European animation...

50 Projects Selected For Animation Production...

The projects will be pitched during the 13th edition of Animation Production Days (APD) in...
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