Fantasia Fest Adds ‘The Deer King,’ Phil Tippett’s ‘Mad God’ To Lineup


The Deer King, Mad God
Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival has announced the final batch of titles in its animation line-up. The event runs August 5–25, mostly virtually, with screenings geo-locked for Canadian viewers. There will be select films screening in Montreal. Fantasia’s lifetime achievement award is going to special effects legend Phil Tippett (Star Wars, Jurassic Park), whose experimental...

Ottawa Animation Festival Announces Selections For Its 45th Edition, Including 7 Animated Features


The shorts/series lineup includes Joe Hsieh’s Night Bus, winner of this year’s grand prix at Animafest Zagreb; Špela Čadež’s Steakhouse, whose trailer we recently premiered; and an episode of Death Hacks, whose creator Aaron Augenblick we interviewed last year. It also features the latest work from major talents of today, including Yoriko Mizushiri,...

Cannes Audience Clapped For 14 Straight Minutes After Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’


Here’s the first few seconds of Mamoru Hosoda’s extremely deserved 14-minute standing ovation for Belle. Probably his best film? #Cannes2021 pic.twitter.com/W9icG8oirf — Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) July 15, 2021Huge and loud standing ovation for Mamoru Hosada after Belle world premiere #Cannes pic.twitter.com/l2t5MVSS3W — Gregory Ellwood – CANNES – The Playlist 🎬 (@TheGregoryE) July 15, 2021The Cannes crowd...