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Best of the Brief-Attention-Span Theater

An overview of the key award-winning shorts screening at the 2012 edition of SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival. During the 39th SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles this summer, ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Awakens ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in 70 MM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen the 1959 Disney classic Sleeping Beauty as part of its “The Last 70mm Film Festival” series on Monday, July ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Gene Kelly in Toon Town

Legendary dancer, actor, choreographer and director Gene Kelly is being feted this week by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which is staging a centennial tribute to ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Announces 2012 Student Oscar Winners

Ten students from nine U.S. colleges and universities have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Announces Student Finalists

Thirty-five students from 20 U.S. colleges and universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Hosts Animated Short and Feature Program

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present five public events celebrating this year’s nominees. Oscar Week events will feature screenings, film clips and discussions ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Master Douglas Trumbull to Receive Special Oscar

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted the Gordon E. Sawyer Award to Douglas Trumbull, a visionary filmmaker who has worked as a designer, ... Continue Reading →
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Eye on the Oscars: Animated Shorts

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. ... Continue Reading →
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15 Pics Make the First VFX Oscar List

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected for consideration for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 84th Academy Awards: The ... Continue Reading →
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Academy, MoMA Celebrate Saul Bass

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences together with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will present a special evening celebrating the life and work of acclaimed 20th century ... Continue Reading →