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VES Finds New Feb. 1 Spot on Awards Calendar

There’s been a minor adjustment in the holiday awards schedule, with the 9th annual VES Awards moving dates and locations to now appear Feb. 1 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The ... Continue Reading →
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3D Challenge Offers Animators Credits Spot on ‘Holy Night!’

Want to see your animations appear over the end credits of an animated feature film? Then you’ll definitely want to enter Dygra Films’ 3D Challenge contest because the winners’ ... Continue Reading →
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Songs From Eight Animated Films Make Oscar Short List

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has declared 41 songs are  in contention for the Original Song Oscar, including several from animated and VFX-driven pics. Included ... Continue Reading →
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Looking Back at the Los Angeles Animation Festival

By John Andrews The Los Angeles Animation Festival had a successful run Dec. 3-7 at Cinefamily’s The Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax in Los Angeles. In a post-festival statement, ... Continue Reading →
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15 Advance in VFX Oscars Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed to 15 the list of contenders for the Best Visual Effects Oscar. The qualifying films are: Alice in Wonderland The Chronicles ... Continue Reading →
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Hinge Digital’s ‘Bringing Your World to Life’ Entries Due Dec. 31

The deadline is nearing for concept artists, designers and writers to submit story ideas and character designs to enter Hinge Digital’s Bringing Your World to Life Contest. Sponsored ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons,’ ‘Futurama,’ ‘Barnyard’ Earn WGA Nominations

Two episodes of The Simpsons, two episodes of Futurama and one episode of Back at the Barnyard have been nominated for 2011 Writes Guild Awards in the lead TV animation category. Presented ... Continue Reading →
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Call for Entries: Tehran, Anifest

Deadlines are rapidly approaching for a pair of far-flung and fascinating film festivals looking for animated submissions. Up first is the 7th edition of the Tehran International Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Sundance Selects 13 Animated Shorts

The Sundance Film Festival will screen 13 animated short films from both the United States and abroad. The festival selected 81 shorts in all to screen at the 2011 edition of the festival, ... Continue Reading →
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Nominations for the 38th Annie Awards Announced

The nominations are out for the 38th annual Annie Awards, with Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon, Tangled, The Illusionist and Toy Story 3 all up for the top prize for feature ... Continue Reading →