The Breadwinner

‘Breadwinner,’ ‘Big Bad Fox’ Win Animation Is Film Honors

The inaugural Animation Is Film festival in Los Angeles has announced its feature film competition winners. Out of the 12 competing titles, Nora Twomey’s powerful The Breadwinner ... Continue Reading →
Grandpa Walrus

Women in Animation Present Short Films at Animation Is Film Festival 2017

Women in Animation (WIA) has announced that a showcase of short films created by female animators from around the world will screen at the Animation Is Film festival this month. Entitled ... Continue Reading →
AltspaceVR

Microsoft Acquires AltspaceVR

After a difficult summer fraught with failed efforts to secure needed funding, VR social media company AltspaceVR has announced that Microsoft has acquired the company and will be funding ... Continue Reading →
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Artists Pitch at Spain’s 3D Wire

October 2nd saw the kickoff of 3D Wire in Segovia, Spain, planned to go until the 8th. The 9th annual edition of the 3D Wire Animation, Video Games and New Media fest-mart presents ... Continue Reading →
Mutafukaz

‘Mutafukaz,’ ‘Walk on Girl’ Fill Out 1st Animation Is Film Fest Program

Having revealed an impressive initial feature slate and jury a couple weeks ago, Animation Is Film has announced that tickets are now available for its inaugural edition and the full ... Continue Reading →
Tehran Taboo

Animation Is Film Fest Slates 8-Feature Lineup, Names Jury

Animation Is Film — a new toon event on the LA scene — has announced the preliminary feature competition lineup and jury for its inaugural edition. The selection will offer ... Continue Reading →
Guitar and Drum. Courtesy of Punkrobot Studio

Oscar-Winning Chilean Studio to Debut ‘Guitar & Drum’ Series at MIP

Punkrobot Animation Studio in Santiago, Chile — the shop behind Oscar-winning animated short Bear Story — will be presenting the pilot for a new short-form series called ... Continue Reading →
Anthea Kerou

2017 World Animation Celebration Judges Announced

The official judges panel for The World Animation Celebration 2017 international short film animation festival have been announced, with pros from across the animation and visual effects ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS, Annecy, Variety Plant ‘Animation Is Film’ Festival

Producer-distributor GKIDS, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Variety announced the launch of Animation Is Film, an annual animation film festival in Los Angeles. The ... Continue Reading →
Monkey King: Hero is Back

Cannes China Focus Includes ‘Monkey King,’ ‘Have a Nice Day,’ ‘Dragonkeeper’

This year’s Cannes film confab will put the spotlight on the opportunities in one of the world’s largest markets on May 19. As part of the China Co-Production Day, the CNC, Marché ... Continue Reading →