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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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‘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 →
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Persevering, with Delicacy

Director Claude Barras faced technical and emotional challenges in adapting a heartfelt and sensitive tale into the award-winning feature My Life as a Zucchini. It would be almost ... Continue Reading →
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View from the Top

With so many features defining a diverse year for the industry, directors of some of the top films of 2016 weigh in on the process and the state of animation.  With 2016’s chapter ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Life as a Courgette’ Is Swiss Oscar Entry

Switzerland has selected stop-motion animated feature My Life as a Courgette (Ma vie de Courgette) from director Claude Barras to represent the country in the Foreign Language Film ... Continue Reading →
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All Around the World

An essential guide to getting the most out of the 31st edition of the Annecy Int’l Animation Film Festival and MIFA. As Cannes is to live-action, Annecy is to animation — a festival ... Continue Reading →