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News Bytes: International Teasers, Toons Writers’ Dilemma, Pixar in Prague & More

VOID Festival Spotlights Iranian Animation
The Copenhagen animation fest (January 24-Feb. 2) will screen a program of “New Iranian Shorts” as well as playing Ashkan Rahgozar’s epic feature film The Last Fiction in competition.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: ANIMAKOM Fest
The Bilbao Int’l Animation Community Festival is accepting submissions of shorts and students films for consideration in a number of awards categories. The third edition of the festival will be held in the northern Spanish city from April 2-8. Deadline: January 31, 2019.

Prague to Celebrate 30 Years of Pixar Animation
Opening February 15 at Krizik’s Pavillions at the Holešovice Exhibition Grounds, Pixar – 30 Years of Animation is traveling exhibition offering visitors a peek under the hood of the renowned studio’s creative methods via original drawings and a multimedia experience.

Animation Contracts and the BeastForbes’ Adam Gaines explores the sketchy realm of animation writing and storyboarding, especially in the midst of Disney’s live-action reboot avalanche. (See: Jorgen Klubien v. Lion King.)

WATCH: English-Dub Trailer for ‘White Snake’
The Chinese folklore-inspired CG adventure from Light Chaser Animation (in a first co-production with Warner Bros.), directed by Amp Wong and Zhao Ji, launched in China Dec. 21. All Rights Ent. is the international rights representative for the film. H/T to Cartoon Brew!

WATCH: ‘Goopi Gwaiyaa Bagha Bajaiyaa’ Official Trailer
Billed as “India’s first children’s movie for adults,” this new project from CFSI and Karadi Tales (animation by Paperboat Animation Studios) follows two inept musicians whose passion for creating an unbearable racket finds them shunned by their fellow humans and embraced by nefarious supernatural forces! The film has already won honors from AASIFA India, APSA Brisbane, Orbit Live Industry Awards and WIFTS Los Angeles. H/T to Animation Xpress!

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