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BGF Invests $2.5 million in U.K. Effects House Milk

The Business Growth Fund has invested an initial £2 million ($2.5 million) in Milk Visual Effects, an Oscar winning independent visual-effects company in the United Kingdom. The funding ... Continue Reading →
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Jellyfish Pictures Opens Europe’s First Virtual VFX Studios

Emmy, VES and BAFTA Award-winning production house Jellyfish Pictures is breaking new ground by opening two new, virtual visual effects facilities in the Oval area of London — ... Continue Reading →
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Comet, Illuminated Film Team for ‘Buddy & Elvis’

Toronto-based production and distribution company Comet Entertainment has allied with The Illuminated Film Company in the UK to produce Buddy & Elvis, a 2D animated comedy series ... Continue Reading →
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1st BAFTA Student Animation Award Backed by LAIKA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the finalists for the inaugural, 2017 BAFTA Student Film Awards. Nine nominees have been selected from a short list of ... Continue Reading →
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Encounters Fest 2017 Gets Immersive with VR Track

Bristol, UK’s Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival is calling for submissions from cutting-edge filmmakers for its virtual reality program: VRgins. Entries must be received ... Continue Reading →
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FMX 2017 Conference Spotlights Oscar Honorees

The international conference on animation, VFX, VR, games and transmedia known as FMX is gearing up for its 2017 edition, set for May 2-5 in Stuttgart. This year’s program, headlined ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kubo,’ ‘Jungle Book’ Take Animation & VFX BAFTAs

The UK’s most prestigious film honors took place Sunday as the 2017 BAFTA Awards were held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, hosted once again by comedian and actor Stephen ... 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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Mike Mitchell Is Directing ‘LEGO Movie’ Sequel

Trolls and Shrek Forever After helmer Mike Mitchell has signed on as Master Builder for Warner Animation Group’s The LEGO Movie sequel, replacing formerly attached director Rob ... Continue Reading →
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VES 2017 Board Officers Set, Chair Mike Chambers Re-Elected

The Visual Effects Society (VES) — the industry’s global professional honorary society — announces its 2017 Board of Directors officers. The five officers, who comprise ... Continue Reading →