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Plans are underway to launch the first edition of the Tromsø Children’s Film Festival from May 29 to June 2nd in the northern Norwegian town. The event follows the International Children’s Film Festival in Kristiansand which will be held April 23-27. The program of the Tromsø Children’s Film Festival will include the [...]
Long a hotbed of animation production, Toronto is getting a new animated film festival. The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International will run July 6-8 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, and will feature everything from classic cartoons to R-rated features, a full shorts program, plus workshops and master classes. The festival [...]
The Ottawa International Animation Festival revealed its very cool 2012 poster yesterday. Created by acclaimed Japanese animator Koji Yamaura (Mount Head, Muybridge’s Strings) who won the grand prize in 2007 for his short A Country Doctor. “Drawing a poster for Ottawa 2012 is a great honor for me, “says Yamamura. [...]
Canadian indie Patrick Doyon’s subtle short Dimanche (Sunday) is a testament to the simple pleasures of 2D animation and well-observed reflections of life. If you need a perfect example of a charming animated short, which doesn’t rely on over-the-top CG tools or mind-numbing high concepts to tell a story, you [...]
ShortsHD and Magnolia Pictures have announced plans to release this year’s Oscar-nominated short films in 200 theaters across the U.S. and Canada on Feb. 10, 2012. Three theatrical programs will give audiences around the country an opportunity to watch the nominated shorts in the animation, live-action and documentary categories prior to [...]
Last month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences narrowed down the animated short list from the original qualifying 45 to 10 titles that advanced in the Oscar voting process. In January, the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will select three to five nominees from this shortlist. [...]
For its eighth year, the National Film Board of Canada’s Hothouse program is issuing a call for submissions for emerging animators across Canada, one that will feature an emphasis on digital technologies―and a Genie-winning animator as mentoring director. Hothouse offers new filmmakers, creative programmers and artists intrigued by animation art [...]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards. Forty-four projects had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company: Dimanche/Sunday [...]
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 the 10 titles to be included on the short list and we will finally learn about the final five nominees with [...]
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 Dog Global Jam and Fernando Trueba & Javier Mariscal’s Spanish film Chico & Rita are some of the highlights of this year’s Ottawa [...]