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Global Events: TAG Presents Afternoon of Remembrance, THU Career Camp & More

Afternoon Of Remembrance
Afternoon Of Remembrance

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Global Events: TAG Presents Afternoon of Remembrance, THU Career Camp & More

The Animation Guild will hold the 2022 Afternoon of Remembrance, celebrating the lives of those the industry has lost in the last year, this Saturday, February 5 from noon to about 5 p.m. PST. Pre-registration is required to tune into the virtual event, which will be presented over Zoom. Register at

The Afternoon Of Remembrance is a non-denominational event where the animation community comes together to say goodbye to friends and colleagues who left us in the past year. The virtual event will include speakers from around the world. After the livestream, the memorial will be posted online and available for viewing.

THU Career Camp

THU Career Camp

THU Career Camp, one of the biggest online events focused on recruiting and mentoring, returns to the web March 8-10. Companies confirmed so far include Kojima Productions, Lucasfilm Animation, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Industrial Light & Magic, Sony Pictures Animation, Supercell, Axis Studios, Frontier, Lightheart Entertainment, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Blue Byte, Platige Image, Skydance Animation, Polygon Pictures, Outfit7, DNEG Animation, Cloud Imperium Games, Atomhawk, Fortiche, Space Ape, Technicolor Creative Studios, Mikros Animation, Wildlife, Rovio Entertainment and La Tribu Animation. Registration is open at

The event will feature interview slots with recruiters, mentorship and portfolio review sessions, career development talks/Q&As and the brand-new Technical Track (workshops and tutorials for industry tools) and Tribe Talks (topics suggested and/or presented by participants).

“Career Camp may have started to help the Tribe during the pandemic, but it has become one of the most important projects for THU. It’s our human approach to digital networking and a tool that allows us to help creators all around the world, especially the ones who don’t have the resources to travel and access these kinds of opportunities,” said André Luis, CEO and co-founder of THU. “It’s a project with a strong sense of mission when it comes to empowering the creative community and creating a space where everyone can connect freely and build each other up. We are hoping that this mindset inspires people to unite and set the tone for the future of the industry.”

Hiroshima Animation Season

Hiroshima Animation Season

Due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus surge, the recently announced Hiroshima Animation Season 2022 has opened a second application period for its Hiroshima Artist-in-Residence (H-AIR) program, which invites three animation professionals from Japan and overseas to stay in Hiroshima City for six months from May 1 to October 31, 2022. During the residency, invitees will participate in cultural exchange activities while working on their own projects.

The program will include facilitating lectures and workshops for citizens, such as the Machikado Animation Class (animation production project by citizens), as well as exchanges with residents of Hiroshima City and the areas where invitees stay (Tsurumi-cho, Yokogawa, and Minaga), and people involved in art and culture. The selection committee (Nobuaki Doi, Koji Yamamura, Shizuka Miyazaki) will review submissions of unpublished animated productions or related projects, such as novels, comics and films intended for adaptation into animation, as well as research projects.

The second application period opens Tuesday, February 1, 2022 and will run until the maximum number of residents is chosen. Applications available at

Kaboom Industry Days

Kaboom Industry Days

The Dutch and international animation industry will convene once more in Utrecht, Netherlands for the 2022 Kaboom Industry Days, taking place March 28 & 29 at the HKU Oudenoord arts college. The first day will focus on the future of Dutch animation trends and business, while day two is given over to fresh talent throughout Young Professional Day.

This year’s agenda will cover animated documentaries, successful projects like Mum Is Pouring Rain and Anansi and writing for animation, with special guests including Oscar-nominated director Tomm Moore, award-winning director Mauro Carraro, Oink producer Marleen Slot and many other experts. More info and tickets available at

More event news & updates:

  • Gallery Nucleus (Los Angeles, CA/Portland, OR) is presenting exclusive panel interviews with the creatives behind The Mitchells vs. the Machines (SPA) and Robin Robin (Aardman), alongside a hybrid exhibitions of concept art for the Netflix films both online and in physical galleries from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6.
  • Animation lovers can celebrate Valentine’s Day in Hollywood with a special Disney+ Date Nite at the El Capitan Theatre, featuring Beauty and the Beast and The Princess Bride Feb. 13-14. A $50 dinner & movie package is also available (call 1-800-Disney-6).
  • Registration is now open for CartoonNext (April 12-15 in Marseille, France), dedicated to animation in transmedia. Registration open til March 28 at; project pitches deadline: Feb. 4, 2022.
  • Licensing Expo intends to return to Las Vegas to celebrate its 40th live event, the first since 2019. Free registration is open now.



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