For Animation Filmmakers:


  • Have an animation short to premiere/feature online, and need a comprehensive presentation (in the form of interview/review)? Zippy Frames is a trusted independent animation news website, which has featured a vast array of short animation films, from the more narrative to the outright experimental ones. Send us your film for consideration

⇒ Here's more info how to submit  


  • We address the story aspects of your animation film; we examine its theme, plot structure, characters, context, in accordance with your already stated idea and director's own intentions. We come up with solutions to story problems you face, and provide examples of fine practices for your project.

⇒ Here's more info


  • Animation festival submission seems both a laborious and a mindless process for independent animation filmmakers. We can make the process seem more structured, less laborious and more promising for your festival career of your film - handled by the same people who manage Zippy Frames (via Scheriaa Productions)

⇒ Here's more info

For Animation and Film Festivals & Events Professionals


  • Zippy Frames hosts an extended database of call for entries from animation festivals. A large part of its news roundup covers animation festivals and film festival news. However, not everything can be covered with the same depth and extent as it could (and should) have been. If you're interested in getting in talks and an offer for a festival promotion agreement, contact our Head Editor (vassilis AT zippyframes DOT com)


  • For festivals, conferences, film promotions, companies and products related to the animation industry, we offer reviews, interviews or video reports that promote your services or products in a creative and friendly way. For more info, email: info AT zippyframes DOT com




Los Huesos (The Bones) by Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña Wins at Venice

The new short animation film The Bones by the directors of the Wolf house...

BIAF 2021: 9 Feature Animation Films Selected (EXCLUSIVE)

My Sunny Maad, The Crossing, Archipel in the 9 animation feature-film...

Betty by Will Anderson

BAFTA-winning animation director Will Anderson talks to Zippy Frames on his...

Mad God by Phil Tippett | Film Review

Joseph Norman review the stop-motion animation feature ‘Mad God’, directed by...

Night by Ahmad Saleh: Trailer (Exclusive)

Watch the exclusive trailer for the stop-motion animation short Night by Ahmad...

The Next Portuguese Animation Films: Report from Monstra Festival 2021

Eliane Gordeeff reports from Monstra Festival about the upcoming Portuguese...

Swiss Animation Portraits 2021

A series of interviews and portraits with both acclaimed and emerging...


19 Animation, Video Projects, Comics and Board Games for Weird Market 2021

A total of 200 projects will make up the final catalogue of the 13th edition of Weird Market,...

The Crossing by Florence Miailhe Awarded at Zlin Film Festival

Florence Miailhe's debut animation feature The Crossing was awarded at Zlin Film Festival with a...

Lah Gah (Letting Go) by Cécile Brun

Emotional and animated letting go in the short animation Lah Gah by Swiss director Cécile Brun....

Battery Daddy by Seung-bae Jeon (Contemporary Korean Animation Series)

Vassilis Kroustallis talks to Korean animation director Seung-bae Jeon about his stop-motion...

Library of Paradise, Garden of Pain by Christopher Childs

Joseph Norman presents the animation short Library of Paradise, Garden of Pain by Christopher...

3D Wire Fest: Selection Results 2021

The 13th edition of the 3D Wire Fest announces the 37 short films that make up its official...

Los Huesos (The Bones) by Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña Wins at Venice

The new short animation film The Bones by the directors of the Wolf house Cristóbal León, Joaquín...

4th Animafilm Festival: The Winners

IV ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival announced the winners for its 2021 edition. IV...

CRAFT International Animation Festival 2021: Selection Results

The official selection of the 3rd Craft International Animation Festival on both International and...

The new gallery by the French production and distribution company opens its doors with a Simone Massi exhibition.

The Miyu gallery, first European gallery devoted to auteur animation, will open on 17 November in Paris, at the 18 passage du Chantier. The inaugural exhibition will be dedicated to Simone Massi’s work for Stefano Savona’s feature Samouni Road (Picofilms, Dugong films, Alter Ego production).

Miyu production was founded in 2009 by Emmanuel-Alain Raynal. Miyu is responsible for (a) the production of shorts, like Egg by Martina Scarpelli, Nothing Happens by Uri and Michelle Kranot, and feature films, TV productions, services and videoclips, (b) the distribution of professional shorts, such as Eternity by Anastasia Melikhova and Bloeistraat 11 by Nienke Deutz, school films, programmes and videogames, and (c) the gallery. The animation cinema is characterized by an exceptional diversity of graphic styles and a pool of artists that is constantly renewed, while confirming the fame of certain personalities. At the same time popular and little known, this art lacks today a place of development of its plastic creations. This is the idea of the Miyu gallery, the first and only European gallery dedicated entirely to this major art.

Our ambition is to enhance the graphic work of animated film authors and to contribute promoting animation as an art - Cécile Noesser, Μiyu Gallery Director

The Miyu gallery will deploy three activities.

  • THE GALLERY AND ITS WEB SITE: The Miyu gallery will put in highlight the personal production of the artists, as well as the numerous pictures behind the animated films: paintings, drawings, collages, paper cut, researches, animation sheets, settings... all unknown treasures of the animated creation, generally not promoted and inaccessible to the public. The Miyu gallery will organize 4 exhibitions per year, and will propose permanently a selection of works to sell, on its website and on the spot.
  • TRAVELLING EXHIBITIONS: In a move to promote animation cinema to all audiences, Miyu Gallery will create exhibitions for libraries and cultural venues. Designed in an educational approach, accessible to the greatest number, these traveling exhibitions will be available for rent.
  • OUTSIDE: The Miyu Gallery will offer punctually, depending on the news, event exhibitions at festivals and events. Contemporary and international, its ambition is to enhance the graphic work of animated film authors.

The Miyu Gallery will host its first exhibition from 17 November 2018 to 30 January 2019. It will be dedicated to the animated sequences by Simone Massi for the feature film by Stefano Savona, Samouni Road (Golden Eye Award in Cannes, a coproduction Picofilms, Dugong films, and Alter Ego productions, distributed by Jour2Fête, theater release on 7 November). The first artists represented by the gallery are authors recognized or young talents, from France and elsewhere. The Gallery is proud to welcome: Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach (France), Catherine Buffat and Jean-Luc Greco (France), Roberto Catani (Italy), Céline Devaux (France), Paul Driessen (Netherlands), Vergine Keaton (France), Michelle and Uri Kranot (Denmark), Boris Labbé (France), Marie Larrivé (France), Sébastien Laudenbach (France), Florence Miailhe (France), Alice Saey (Netherlands) and Georges Schwizgebel (Switzerland).

The Girl Without Hands by Sébastien Laudenbach

The animated sequences by Simone Massi, inspired by Samouni stories and testimonies, recreate the memories of the protagonists, a neighborhood that really existed, and the charismatic members of the family who lived there. The sequences were first animated in 3D, then redrawn by Simone Massi and the traditional 2D animators, according to the principle of the scratch card, process that characterizes the work of Simone Massi for many years: starting from a surface entirely black, a succession of engraving lines brings out the light. Born in 1970, Simone Massi studied animation in Urbino, Italy. He has signed twenty short films awarded worldwide, in which he presents everyday life scenes with poetry. His black and white illustrations offer a screened universe characterizing his signature as much in animation as in the publishing world.

Simone Massi is a master at suggesting the evanescent mysteries of affective memory. The moments that are born before our eyes in a few strokes engraved in black and white have scarcely taken shape when an approximate detail transforms them - Jacques Kermabon, Short Film Agency

The style of Simone Massi is characterized by sequences where the visual elements are constantly changing, while we move between different scales, in a very poetic way - Stefano Savona

On the occasion of the International Animation Day, the Miyu Gallery has launched its first traveling exhibition, Supernatural Nature, dedicated to the representation of nature in animation cinema. The exhibition is now available for rent. With works by: Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach, Vergine Keaton, Marie Larrivé, Sébastien Laudenbach, Miailhe Florence, Alice Saey, Georges Schwizgebel.

The gallerist, Cécile Noesser, Doctor of Sociology, has published The Resistible Ascent of Animated Cinema. Socio-genesis of a cinema-bis in France, at L’Harmattan in 2016. Coordinator of the Bruz-Rennes Métropole National Animated Film Festival from 2010 to 2017, she has created exhibitions around Jean-Luc Greco and Catherine Buffat, Bruno Collet, Serge Elissalde, Carlos Gomez-Salamanca, Théodore Ushev, Violaine Lécuyer, etc. She also curated the exhibition A little history of French animated cinema for the Public Information Library (BPI/Center George Pompidou) in 2016. She is a member of the scientific committee of NEF Animation, Associate Professor in Audiovisual Writing at Paris VIII University, and a member of the animation committee New Aquitaine. She is co-founder of the Miyu Gallery, the first European gallery dedicated to contemporary animation.

Want to read more articles like this?








Support Zippy Frames

Keep this professional animation journalism effort relevant and updated. Become a Zippy Frames patron