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Irish Animator’s Video Game Is the First to Qualify for an Oscar Entertainment becomes increasingly intersectional, as David OReilly has confirmed that his expansive interactive experience ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Details 2017 Highlights, People and Participants

France’s Annecy animation festival (June 12-17) and MIFA market (June 13-16) is just around the corner, and this year’s event highlights are jelling nicely. 2017 will welcome ... Continue Reading →
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‘Zombillénium’ Screenings Shuffle to Cannes, Annecy

With the revelation of the 2017 official selection, it came to light that this year’s Annecy Festival has double booked the highly anticipated family horror-comedy Zombillénium, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rabbit School’ Is a Spring Success in Europe

Following its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, family animated feature Rabbit School – Guardians of the Golden Egg has had a strong debut in cinemas, clocking 103,518 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Zucchini’ Scores Triple Win at Swiss Film Awards

Claude Barras’ internationally acclaimed My Life as a Zucchini continues to rack up accolades, this time triumphing on its home turf by winning three categories at the 2017 Swiss ... Continue Reading →
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Tokyo Anime Award Fest: ‘Shadows & Wings,’ ‘Girl without Hands’ Win Grand Prizes

The Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2017, celebrating fresh voices in animated filmmaking worldwide, held its awards ceremony last week in Toshima Center Square, naming Grand Prize and Award ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Wraps a Successful Bordeaux Debut

Premiere European pitching event for animated features Cartoon Movie took place last week in its new host burg of Bordeaux, France, welcoming 850 participants (up 14% from last year) ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Spirit Increases 2017 Project Slate, Racks Up ‘Courgette’ Honors

With the success of Claude Barras’ acclaimed stop-motion feature My Life as a Zucchini (Ma Vie de Courgette) — which has won 20 awards to-date, including two Césars and ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Announces 2017 Tribute Nominees

Organizers of Cartoon Movie — Europe’s premiere animated feature pitching and co-production event — have revealed the finalists for the 2017 Cartoon Tributes honors. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Zucchini’ Harvests Two César Awards

France’s biggest national cinema celebration, the César Awards, took place Friday night in Paris. While Paul Verhoeven’s awards season darling Elle took the coveted Best Film prize ... Continue Reading →