‘Last Norwegian Troll’ Grabs Fantastic Fest Prize

Pjotr Sapegin’s charming stop-motion animated short The Last Norwegian Troll is having a great week. After picking up a special mention honor for Best Narrative Short at the Ottawa ... Continue Reading →

Italy’s View Conference Unveils Stellar Program

Turin’s leading digital technology confab View Conference (and sister festival ViewFest) have announced the impressive plans for this year’s edition, which takes place Oct. 25-28. Among ... Continue Reading →
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Gnomon Announces New Shane Acker Short, ‘Plus Minus’

Gnomon Studios will release a new animated short film called Plus Minus in late 2011. Here’s a first-look trailer for the film. Plus Minus from Gnomon School of Visual Effects ... Continue Reading →

‘Cars 2′ Co-Director Brad Lewis Heads to Digital Domain

Having navigated Pixar’s Cars 2 to the finish line as co-director to John Lasseter, Brad Lewis has signed on to directed original animated feature films for Digital Domain Media ... Continue Reading →

13 Animators, 12 VFX Artists Invited to Join AMPAS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 13 animators, 12 visual effects artists and a total of 178 filmmakers and film industry executives to join its ranks. Animators ... Continue Reading →

Rule Revisions Affect Animation, VFX Oscar Noms

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revised its rules for animated features, visual effects and best picture for the 84th annual Oscars ceremony. In the animated feature ... Continue Reading →

Oscar Week Includes Look at Animated Shorts, Features

Animation gets its due in Oscar Week — a series of events planned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the week leading up to the 83rd annual Academy Awards. On ... Continue Reading →

Academy Honors 10 Scientific and Technical Achievements

The Scientific and Technical Achievements are one of the less-covered areas of the annual Academy Awards, generally because they go to people and companies few people know about for ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →