Call for Entries: Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2022

[ad_1] The 29th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) will take place from May 3 to 8, 2022. Animated films completed after October 1, 2020, can now be submitted for the main festival competitions. Entries are now being accepted in the following categories: International Competition – International competition for animated short films Young Animation …

5 NFB Shorts Screening at 2021 Ottawa Animation Festival

[ad_1] The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) will feature five National Film Board of Canada (NFB) animated shorts, including the world premiere of the final film in Marta Pajek’s acclaimed animation trilogy, Impossible Figures and other stories I, a Poland/Canada co-production. This year’s event has extended its run from September 22 to October 3, with …

HBO Max Acquires Award-Winning Short ‘Anacronte’

[ad_1] HBO Max and WarnerMedia OneFifty have acquired the exclusive North American streaming rights from RMVISTAR for the award-winning 3D animated short film Anacronte, now available on HBO Max. The 3DCG animated short film was produced by Mr. Bug Studio, a leading animation and transmedia content studio based in Argentina, in collaboration with Raúl Koler, …

A Grandma and Granddaughter Bond Over a Love of Wrestling in ‘Nona’

[ad_1] If there are two things that people always think about together, it’s grandmothers and wrestling. Or maybe it’s only Pixar Animation Studios artist Louis Gonzales, the director of the funny and touching new CG short, Nona. Produced by Courtney Casper Kent, and created as part of the studio’s SparkShorts program that offers Pixar employees …

Call for Entries: The NFB’s 13th Hothouse Edition

[ad_1] The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is seeking submissions from animation creators for the 13th edition of Hothouse. The Hothouse program provides a three-month paid apprenticeship in all-inclusive, real-world animation filmmaking in the tradition of NFB animation. Applicants who are willing and able to jump headfirst into this intensive experience are invited to …

Festival Stop Motion Montréal Returns with Spotlight on Indigenous Artists

[ad_1] The 13th edition of the Festival Stop Motion Montréal returns online, running September 10-19, providing moviegoers across the world the chance to discover an original selection of 93 stop-motion films, organized into 12 short competition programs, via the Cinéma Public website. Take a peek at what’s in store: Program highlights include: 2021 Fest Spotlight …

FLAMIN Animations Announces Four Artist Commissions

[ad_1] Four artist animators have been selected as part of Film London and Arts Council England’s FLAMIN Animations, a new program of commissions for early-career black-identifying artist animators living in the UK. Selected artists receive £2,500 to create a new animation, together with mentoring opportunities, development support, and advice. Part of FLAMIN (Film London Artists’ …

Legendary NFB Pinscreen Animator Jacques Drouin Dies at 78

[ad_1] The National Film Board of Canada has just shared news of the unfortunate passing of legendary filmmaker Jacques Drouin this past Saturday, August 28, of a cervical aneurysm. He was 78 years old. Over the course of a 30-plus year career with the NFB, he created six unique films, including the now classic Mindscape (1976); …

Blinkink Signs Director Renee Zhan

[ad_1] Soho-based commercial production company Blinkink has announced the addition of Sundance-winning director Renee Zhan to their talent roster. Originally from Houston, Texas, Zahn is now based in London. Her work explores a range of topics such as body, nature, and sexuality with pockets of dark humor emerging at unexpected times. Using varied textures and …

Have Another Slice of ‘Cake’ on September 30

[ad_1] The only thing better then a slice of cake is yet another slice of cake, and Cake fans will soon splurge on another delicious helping when FXX’s half-hour weekly showcase returns with Season 5 on Thursday, September 30. Produced by FX Productions, the series features live-action and animated comedy shorts with new segments available …