Student Academy Awards Winners Announced

The 15 winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards competition have been announced, including three Animation prize takers. The Academy received a record number of entries this year ... Continue Reading →

AEF and ASIFA Announce Scholarship Recipients

ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) have announced the recipients of the 2015 AEF Scholarships, selected from a pool of 113 applicants vying. Three qualifying college ... Continue Reading →

The Animag 250: Schools to Hire From

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of schools to hire from. They are: Academy of Art University — San Francisco, Calif. The Animation ... Continue Reading →

‘Nieta’ Takes Best Short Prize at TIFF Kids

Nicolas P. Villarreal’s Nieta (“Granddaughter”) was awarded the Best Short Film honors by the Young People’s Jury at the TIFF Kids festival in Toronto. The film was singled ... Continue Reading →
Nicolas Villareal

Villareal Taps into the Heart with ‘Nieta’

It may not have made the cut for this year’s Oscars animated short film short list, but Nieta remains a delightful example of how effective animation can be at delivering in just ... Continue Reading →

NAB Show: Maxon Reveals Vegas Plans

Maxon has unveiled the extent of its participation in the 2013 NAB Show, taking place in Las Vegas April 8-11. The company will be based at Booth #SL5316 (hours: Mon.-Wed. 9 a.m.-6 ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH Asia: CG Platform Attracts Innovation

Last month the fifth edition of SIGGRAPH’s growing Asia event wrapped up in the island city-nation of Singapore after four days of talks, papers, exhibits and industry hobnobbing, ... Continue Reading →

Nicolas Villarreal Launches ‘Pasteurized’ Book Campaign

Nicolas Villarreal’s animated short Pasteurized has been slowly building buzz on the festival circuit over the past few months. The resourceful artist and teacher also launched a ... Continue Reading →

Animation Block Party Spotlight: Part 3

Animation Block Party ( is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. In this interview series, the founder of ABP, Casey Safron will be introducing Animation ... Continue Reading →

Animated Entries Tie for Gold at Student Oscars

It was a cross-country tie in the animation category at the 38th annual Student Academy Awards as two of the three finalists were presented with the Gold Medal honor. The tie was between ... Continue Reading →