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NFB Invites Artists to Celebrate McLaren’s 100th

In honor of legendary animator Norman McLaren, who would have been 100 years old in 2014, the National Film Board of Canada and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership are inviting ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Festival to Spotlight Zaramella and Ushev

The Belgian Anima festival has announced that it will feature career retrospectives on international artists Juan Pablo Zaramella (Argentina) and Theodore Ushev (Bulgarian born, Canadian ... Continue Reading →
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Ten Titles Make the Oscar Short List

Ten animated short films have advanced in the voting process for the 2014 Academy Awards, from the 56 films that originally qualified in the category, the Academy of Motion Picture ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boles,’ ‘Signum’ Win at Poland’s Stop-Mo Fest

The winners of the 4th Annual Se-Ma-For international stop-motion animated festival held in Lodz, Poland were announced this weekend. Led by René Chenier, National Film Board of Canada ... Continue Reading →
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‘Regular Show’ Creator to Speak at OIAF

Chris Robinson and the team at the Ottawa Intl. Animation Festival are preparing a stellar program for this year’s event, which takes place Sept. 18-22. One of the big highlights ... Continue Reading →
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Norway to Host Children’s Film Festival in May

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 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ronal’ Premiere Highlights New Toronto Animation Arts Fest

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, ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Festival Unveils Yamamura’s 2012 Poster

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Sunday Afternoon with Patrick

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Nominated Shorts Get Theatrical Release

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 ... Continue Reading →