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‘Futon’ Takes Home Grand Prix of Anima

The Japanese short film Futon by Yoriko Mizushiri was announced as the winner of the Grand Prix of Anima, out of 138 projects representing 30 different countries, at the last day of ... Continue Reading →
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NFB, Montreal to Celebrate McLaren’s 100th

Canada’s National Film Board and the Quartier des Spectacles partnership have announced a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of renowned animator Norman McLaren. Award-winning ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wind Rises’ to Open Anima in Brussels

The 33rd edition of Belgium’s Anima Festival, which will offer adult and kids animated programming in Brussels from Feb. 28 to March 9, 2014, will launch with Hayao Miyazaki’s ... 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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NFB Serves Up 3-D Fare at Toronto Festival

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will showcase four new projects from celebrated auteurs at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which takes place Sept 5-15. ... Continue Reading →
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Argentina’s Expotoons Festival Announces Winners

Expotoons, the annual Argentine animation festival has announced its list of 2012 winners in feature films, shorts, commercials, TV series and graduation short categories. Here are ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Banker,’ ‘Tableau’ to Screen at Ottawa

Phil Mulloy’s The Banker, Jean-Francois Laguionie’s Le Tableau (The Painting) and Don Hertzfeldt’s latest short It’s Such a Beautiful Day are part of the terrific lineup for ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Announces 2012 Festival Lineup

The popular and very influential Annecy Festival has announced a diverse and colorful selection for its 2012 lineup (June 4-9). This year, the selection includes 49 shorts, 55 graduation ... 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 →