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Daily News Bytes: Oscar Entry Deadlines!, ‘Spider-Man’ Sneak Peek, Triggerfish’s Hot Take, & More

Submission Deadlines for 2017 Oscars Approaching!
Get your movie-making rears in gear! Deadlines to submit your work for consideration in the 90th Academy Awards are coming up fast: Animated Short and Foreign Language Film (Oct. 2), Animated Feature (Nov. 1), Original Score and Original Song (Dec. 1). Complete rules at oscars.org/rules.

Visual Effects Society: Rule & Procedures for 16th Annual VES Awards
While largely unchanged from last year, applicants should note updated definitions for Supporting VFX in Features and TV, as well as the Outstanding Model category. The awards show is set for February 13, 2018.

“It’s Africa’s Time for Animation”
Triggerfish’s Vanessa Sinden talks the animation studio’s (Zambezia, Stick Man) plans to help lead the African animation vanguard into the lucrative, growing global industry with Forbes.

VIDEO: Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man’ Sneak Peek: “Osborn Academy”
Get a first look at the next episode of Disney XD’s newly launched Spidey show, guest starring Cameron Boyce as Herman Schultz (a.k.a. Shocker!). “Osborn Academy” premieres Saturday, Aug. 26 at 7 a.m. ET/PT.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Animation and VFX Graduate Traineeship 2017-2018
Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet are seeking applicants for the third iteration for the hugely successful program, which will run October 16, 2017 through March 30, 2018. Submit your application by Friday, Sept. 8, 2017!

John Lasseter (left) takes a selfie with Honorary Oscar recipient Hayao Miyazaki (center), Toshio Suzuki and guests at the Governor’s Awards in 2014. [Photo: Academy of Motion Pictures]

John Lasseter (left) takes a selfie with Honorary Oscar recipient Hayao Miyazaki (center), Toshio Suzuki and guests at the Governor’s Awards in 2014. [Photo: Academy of Motion Pictures]

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