Anifest India Postponed by Swine Flu

A deadly outbreak of the H1N1 ‘swine flu’ virus has forced organizers to postpone Anifest India, the nation’s largest animation festival. In a statement, The Animation ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH’S FJORG! And GameJam! Winners Announced

Prestissimo, a group of animators from Thailand, won the third annual FJORG! Animation competition at SIGGRAPH for their reel, titled Great Expectations. FJORG! is the ‘iron man’ ... Continue Reading →

Venice 3-D Prize Gets Animated

The Venice Film Festival has nominated nine films ‘ all from the United States and more than half of them animated ‘ for its first ever Persol 3-D Award. The nominees and ... Continue Reading →

S-3D Gaming Alliance Formed

Hot on the heels of several stereoscopic 3-D gaming demonstrations at SIGGRAPH, several leading gaming companies have announced the formation of an advocacy group called the S-3D Gaming ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH Quick Bytes: Final Day

Balance It’s odd to think of a product that won a Technical Achievement Award in 2002 from the Academy as ‘new,’ but ScienceD claims that its match-moving software ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH Quick Bytes: Day Three

Visualization in the Pipeline I started my day by moderating a panel on pitchvis, previs, postvis, and it was great. Rick Sayre from Pixar, Rob Bredow from Sony Pictures Imageworks, ... Continue Reading →

Phineas and Ferb Creators Talk Season 3

Disney XD’s Phineas and Ferb is a show on a roll ‘ and nothing demonstrates that quite so well as the reception the show received at the recent Comic-Con International in ... Continue Reading →

Quick Bytes from SIGGRAPH: Day Two

SCAD Welcomes Scott Ross The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announced a new and powerful executive advisor to School of Film, Digital Media and Performing Arts: Scott Ross, ... Continue Reading →

Official Ottawa Picks Include Coraline, Gromit and U2′s Crazy

Coraline, Mary and Max and $9.99 are among the official selections for feature films that will play Oct. 14-18 at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. The festival, which chose ... Continue Reading →

Mip Jr. Adds Award for Children’s Toons

Mip Junior is adding a new juried competition for children’s animated programs. Deadline for entries is Sept. 2. A panel of 18 children from the International School of Nice will ... Continue Reading →