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Miike Takashi to Present the World Premiere of ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’ at the NIFFF 2017
Neuchâtel Int’l Fantastic Film Festival attendees will be among the first to see the latest live-action feat from the legendary Japanese director. The 13 Assassins and Ichi the Killer helmer once again flexes his suspense muscles for this adaptation of the fourth part of Araki Hirohiko’s manga, Diamond Is Unbreakable. (Japanese language trailer on page!)

Co-Founder David Sproxton Shares 40 Years of Aardman’s Animation Excellence and More at FMX 2017
The brilliant Bristol studio has churned out some of the world’s best-loved characters in shorts, features, ads and digital doo-dads. Check out AWN‘s video interview for more insight into the minds who created Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Morph and more.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: CINANIMA 2017
You have until July 1 to submit your animated short films (up to 5 min., 5-24 min., or 24-50 min.), commissioned films, documentaries, feature and student/grad works for the international competition. The festival’s 41st edition will take place Nov. 6-12 in Espinho, Portugal.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: MIA Pitch to the Industry
This year’s MIA Animation Festival (Miami, FL; October 14) will present a pitching contest for animated TV and web series in two categories: targeting kids (13 years old and under) and targeting adults (14 and up). Submissions are due by August 31, so get cracking.

Animation Effects Award Festival 2017 Speaker Program
The lineup for AEAF 2017 (Paddington, Australia; August 15 & 16) includes reps from Weta Digital, Animal Logic, ILM, The Sequence Group and Iloura. The event is still seeking animation and VFX industry experts to speak, so hit ‘em up.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable