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Annecy 2017: TV and Commissioned Films Official Selection After reviewing over 2,800 films (a 5% increase over last year) from 95 countries, Artistic Director Marcel Jean and program ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman & BBC Mars Animation Narrated by William Shatner

Celebrated Bristol-based studio Aardman has produced a striking, pulp-sci-fi inspired animation for BBC Radio 4 for the broadcaster’s season of Mars programming, which launched ... Continue Reading →
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NFTS Takes BAFTA Prize, Announces New Diploma

This weekend marked a new triumph for London’s National Film and Television School, as student Anushka Naanayakkara’s graduation film A Love Story was awarded the British ... Continue Reading →
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FMX 2017 Chooses Slogan “Beyond the Screen” and Selects ‘Elemental’ as Trailer Check out the teaser for FMX “Beyond the Screen” (May 2-5, Stuttgart) ... Continue Reading →
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Women in Animation’s Intiatives Aim to Boost Female Creative Talent in the Biz Karen Idelson digs into WIA’s “50/50 by 2025″ gender parity initiative with co-chair ... Continue Reading →
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Manchester Animation Fest Reveals Program

Taking place in the northern English city from November 15-17 this year, Manchester Animation Festival has revealed a lineup of special programs presented by leading European producers ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yul and the Snake’ Takes Cartoon d’Or in Toulouse

The 2016 Cartoon d’Or award has been bestowed on French director Gabriel Harel for his freshman film, Yúl and the Snake. Juried by producer Clément Calvet (Superprod), director ... Continue Reading →
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BBC Three Picks Up Two Wildseed Studios Series

U.K. online channel BBC Three has commissioned two new animated short-form series from Wildseed Studios — the Bristol-based IP incubator founded by ex-BBC creative exec Jesse ... Continue Reading →
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Video: Aardman’s #ToadOff for Vimto U.K. animation house teams up with Driven ad agency for an epic amphibian fruit-fight in this energetic CG spot, directed by Will Studd (Stuff ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Details Trio of VR Events

The Annecy International Animation Festival is welcoming some next-gen gate crashers at this year’s edition, with three special virtual reality events schedule for the 2016 program. ... Continue Reading →