Eight Animated Films Vie for Student Academy Awards

Eight animated films are among the 31 finalists for the 2010 Student Academy Awards. The winners will be determined by a vote of Academy members who view the films at special screenings. ... Continue Reading →

Despicable Me to Close Los Angeles Film Festival

The Los Angeles Film Festival, which this year is moving to the downtown region, will go out on an animated note. The festival has announced the Universal animated film Despicable Me ... Continue Reading →

NFB Unveils Cannes Short Film Contest Finalists

Voting is opened for the sixth National Film Board of Canada’s Online Short Film Contest ‘ Cannes 2010, with ten films vying for a spotlight at the famed film festival’s ... Continue Reading →

UCLA Festival Honors Alumnus Animator Cartwright

Animator Randy Cartwright, whose credits include such Disney movies as Pete’s Dragon, Beauty and the Beast and The Princess and the Frog, will receive the Outstanding Contribution ... Continue Reading →

Metropia, Mr. Fox and One Piece to Screen at Annecy

The event organizers of the Annecy International Festival of Animation have unveiled the feature film line-up for this year’s 50th Anniversary edition (June 7-12). The six animated ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH Asia Fest Issues Call for Entries

The SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 Computer Animation Festival is open for submissions and is seeking cutting edge and innovative animation and visual effects from around the world. The submissions ... Continue Reading →

SVA’s 21st Annual Dusty Fest and Awards Runs May 2-7

The 21st annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival and Awards, featuring more than 100 films from graduation students at New York’s School of Visual Arts, is set to kick off Sunday. The ... Continue Reading →

Society Sets Previs 2010 Event for May 8

The Previsualization Society has announced May 8 as the date for its first ever event, called Previs 2010. The one-day event, set for Los Angeles, aims to gather professionals who ... Continue Reading →

Free Comic Book Day Returns on Saturday

It’s that time of year again ‘ time for free comic books. The ninth annual event, set for Saturday, will see participating comic book shops offer a free selection of new ... Continue Reading →

Academy Exhibit Covers Career, Creations of Ray Harryhausen

‘The Fantastical Worlds of Ray Harryhausen,’ a summer retrospective exhibition focusing on the careers of the visual effects pioneer, opens May 14 at the Academy of Motion ... Continue Reading →