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Michael Fukushima Named EP of NFB English Program Studio

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has named Michael Fukushima as Executive Producer of the acclaimed English Program Animation Studio in Montreal. The celebrated director first ... Continue Reading →
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Jeremy Clapin and the Art of ‘Palmipedarium’

French animator Jeremy Clapin first caught the attention of the festival world with his highly original, funny and dark short Skhizein in 2008, which won awards at Annecy and the Cannes ... Continue Reading →
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Japan Dominates Ottawa Lineup

Visitors to the Ottawa International Animation Festival this year (September 18-22) will definitely get their fix from the animation masters of the East: out of the record-breaking ... Continue Reading →
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Melbourne Animation Fest Reveals Guests, Films

The Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) is gearing up for its 2013 edition, taking place in the Australian city’s ACMI: Federation Square from June 20-30. The 11-day ... Continue Reading →
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Priit Parn Set for U.S. Appearance at N.Y. Retrospective

Influential Estonian animator Priit Parn will make a rare appearance in the United States next week at a specially curated screening program of his work at the Spectacle Theater in ... Continue Reading →
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Meet Mr. Robinson

Longtime Ottawa Animation Festival director Chris Robinson tells us about how he and his team put together a world-class, kick-ass toon event. Anyone who has attended Ottawa’s wonderful ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Screens 45 Shorts for Oscar Consideration

Last weekend, the Academy screened the 45 projects that were submitted for Best Animated Shorts consideration. Members of the Shorts and Animation branch of the Academy will vote for ... Continue Reading →
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Rising Stars of Animation: 2011

We searched high and low to find some of the brightest, bravest and most talented up-and-coming over-achievers in the toon scene. Zack Keller & Ed Skudder Co-Creators, ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Fest Reveals Official Selection

William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg’s award-winning The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, the new Pixar short La Luna directed by Enrico Casarosa, Bill Plympton’s Guard ... Continue Reading →