2018 Women in Animation Scholarship Program Open for Submissions
This year, WIA has expanded the program introduced by founding member Phyllis Craig — now the annual award will go from one scholarship to five deserving student members receiving the $1,000 grant to continue on the path to their promising animated futures!
Applications Open for European Animation Awards Board
European animation industry participants are invited to register as EAA members in order to submit their candidacies for 15 Board Member positions (deadline: May 15), and vote. The new board will convene in Annecy on June 11 to present the 2018 Emile Awards at a special MIFA event.
CROWDFUND: ‘Dragon’s Delusion’ Animated Sci-Fi
This Hong Kong-based project is written and directed by artist Kongkee (books Pandaman, Travel to Hong Kong with Blur), with animation directors Lee Kwok-wai and Tsui Ka-hei — the trio behind the award-winning short Departure. The campaign has already far surpassed its funding goal, so people are clearly responding to pressing themes of human interaction with machines and networks, as well as the highly stylized 2D design. We’ll definitely be keeping a cybernetically enhanced eye on this one.
WATCH: ‘Digimon Adventure tri.: Coexistence’ Clip
Toei Animation’s Digimon Adventure tri. feature series continues to roll out in North America thanks to Fathom Events, which is premiering the latest chapter in theaters one night only on May 10 with exclusive recaps and cast & crew interview. The third installment, Future, is coming in September. Tickets are available through www.FathomEvents.com.
WATCH: ‘Boxcar Children: Surprise Island’ Behind the Mic
Director-producer Dan Chuba discusses bringing Gertrude Chandler’s popular kids’ book to life with a stellar voice cast, featuring Martin Sheen and J.K. Simmons. Shout! Factory Films and Fathom Events are presenting a one-day-only after school event screening on May 8 (tickets at fathomevents.com). Read more about the film here.
‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Tickets on Sale, Plus New 360° Experience and Clip
For the first time, fans can enter the Star Wars galaxy and experience the moment when Han Solo and Lando Calrissian first meet — and face off for the Millennium Falcon — with the new Life VR app or by watching the 360 video online. Solo opens in the US on May 25 — get your tickets now through Fandango or Atom.