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Icebergs by Eirini Vianelli Wins at Sarajevo Film Festival

The Greek stop-motion film won the Special Jury Mention for a Short Film at the 24th festival edition. A dead-pan, highly atonal and immensely powerful stop-motion film, Icebergs (US/Greece) by Eirini Vianelli won the Special Jury Mention for a...

Anibar 2018: Workshops and Masterclasses

Go through the workshops and masterclasses of the 9th Anibar festival. The theme of the festival this year addresses gender inequality in general, and in the animation field specifically. 1095 films have applied to be part of the festival but 220...

On Happiness Road Review: Decisions Are Not Forever

An engrossing autobiographical family drama, with an eye towards adults, even though it details a young girl's story in Taiwan. Review for Hsin-Yin Sung' film, On Happiness Road. It is quite a challenge to develop a sweeping 110-minute feature film...

Retain A Clear Ambition and Motivation: Interview with Koji Yamamura

Oscar-nominated animation director Koji Yamamura talks to Zippy Frames. Japanese animation filmmaker Koji Yamamura has already become a source of inspiration to independent animation students and professionals. Moving away from the commercial (and...

Where is Anne Frank? by Ari Folman

Production has now begun on the 2D animation feature by Waltz with Bashir director Ari Folman, which retells the haunting story of Anne Frank. The Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman, who animated the Oscar-nominated Waltz with Bashir about the 1982...

News

Where is Anne Frank? by Ari Folman

Production has now begun on the 2D animation feature by Waltz with Bashir director Ari Folman,...

4 Animation Projects Funded by Polish Film...

New Marta Pajek project, and projects from Paulina Ziółkowska, Robert Jaszczurowski, and Michalina...

Beast Animation, Carlos Bleycher, Tim Allen at...

3 distinctive stop-motion animation workshops are conducted during the 2nd edition of the Lodz...

2018 International Animation Day Poster by René...

René Castillo of ASIFA Mexico and his studio of animators create the poster for the 2018 IAD...

5 Animation Projects Supported by Film Fund...

The Summit of the Gods (Le sommet des dieux), Allah is Not Obliged among the feature film projects...

Steven Woloshen Premieres The Dead Sea Scrolls...

Woloshen: I am incorporating every aspect of handmade manipulation into one film. For experimental...

Ruben Brandt, Collector: Ηungarian Feature on...

A new Hungarian animated feature from the awarded animator Milorad Krstic premieres at the 2018...

Book: The Computer-Animated Film by Christopher...

KCL University professor Christopher Holliday argues computer animated films constitute a genre in...

New EAA Board Members, Two More Categories Added...

European Animation Awards also extends the number of nominated films from 3 to 5 in its second...

Festivals

Icebergs by Eirini Vianelli Wins at Sarajevo...

The Greek stop-motion film won the Special Jury Mention for a Short Film at the 24th festival...

Anibar 2018: Workshops and Masterclasses

Go through the workshops and masterclasses of the 9th Anibar festival. The theme of the festival...

Meet the Juries of the 2018 Animanima Festival

Špela Čadež, Nikita Diakur,Vessela Dantcheva, Lea Vidaković, Pavel Horáček, Piotr Kardas in the...

1508 Submissions for 2018 CINANIMA Festival

A record number of submission for the 42nd edition of CINANIMA festival in Espinho, Portugal. The...

Boulder Media Offers Internship Prize at Dublin...

A three-month paid internship is reserved for a student or graduate, who is submitting a short...

Carter Goodrich Comes to Fredrikstad Animation...

Creator of Dory and Remy is the first guest of the Norwegian festival. The creator of a majority...

8 Winners for Animation Block Party 2018

Space Between Stars, Pure Vida awarded at the 15th edition of Brooklyn Fest. The 15th annual...

40+29 Films for the 20th BIAF

Daniel Šuljić, Chris Shepherd, Nikita Diakur, Marta Pajek in the 2018 lineup of the 20th Bucheon...

Fantoche Teases With 2018 Selection Videos

Have a taste of all selected films programmed for the 2018 Fantoche Festival. The 16th Fantoche...

Academic CFP

10
Sep
Media City, University of Salford, UK
Educating Animators Conference (16 Nov 2018, Media City Manchester) invites call for abstracts.

04
Oct
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime.

06
Oct
University of Southern California
Breaking the Glass Frame: Women and Animation, Past, Present, Future Los Angeles Symposium takes place 6-7 Oct 2018 at the University of Southern California.

10
Nov
University of Warwick, UK
Call for paper for an interdisciplinary symposium on Animals, Adaptation and Animation at University of Warwick, 10/11/2018.

16
Nov
Media City, University of Salford, UK
Educating Animators Conference (16 Nov 2018, Media City Manchester) invites call for abstracts.

17
Jun
Lisbon, Portugal
The 31st SAS Annual Conference will take place in Lisbon, 17-21 June 2019.

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REVIEWS

On Happiness Road Review: Decisions Are Not Forever

An engrossing autobiographical family drama, with an eye towards adults, even though it details a young girl's story in Taiwan. Review for Hsin-Yin Sung' film, On Happiness Road. It is quite a...

Mirai by Mamoru Hosoda: Lessons To Be Learned

The latest feature film by Summer Wars director Mamoru Hosoda is a gentle family comedy of manners, which really takes off at the film's final reels. This may not be one of Hosoda's more...

Seder-Masochism Review: Let's Dance

US independent animation director Nina Paley makes the story of Exodus an overwhelming musical extravaganza, which still finds time to register its gender-based raison d' être. In the beginning,...

Dilili In Paris (Dilili à Paris) Review: Defending Modernism

The new feature film by Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur and Asmar) has the art and science aligned to save the world from gender-based catastrophe. It would be easy to tell that...

This Magnificent Cake! Review: To Have Your Cake and Let It Go

Personal journeys of lost cause mingle with vestiges of colonial power in the stand-out stop-motion animation feature by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels. This is a feature animation film that has...

Captain Morten and the Spider Queen Review: A Sea Journey Back Home

A film easy to like and harder to cherish. Review for the stop-motion Estonian feature film, Captain Morten and the Spider Queen. They don't make films like this anymore -at least, in the US studio...

Training - Pitching

20 Projects Selected for CINEKID Junior...

Miss Moxy, Harry & Bip, Pepe Luu, Musifants among the animation project selections. Cinekid for...

Beast Animation, Carlos Bleycher, Tim Allen at...

3 distinctive stop-motion animation workshops are conducted during the 2nd edition of the Lodz...

The King and the Thief by Albert 't Hooft & Paco...

Twelve projects originated from countries across Europe were selected for the fifth edition of...

86 Projects for Cartoon Forum, Spotlight on...

The 29th edition of Cartoon Forum presents projects from 21 countries in Toulouse. Check some of...

Animation Development Course: Cuba

Paul Bush, Joanna Quinn and Gerd Jockell teach animation in an 8-week training programme....

Co-Production and Networking Opportunities in...

A new network of Nordic countries animation is born, to help with info and structure of...

Christopher At Sea, Archipelago Win 2018 Annecy...

All the winners of the Short, TV and feature film pitches of the 2018 Annecy Festival. SHORT FILMS...

11 Animation Projects for the 2018 Bridging The...

The 4th Bridging the Gap Animation Lab announces its selection. Nicolas Schmerkin, Manuel...

Registration: CARTOON Forum 2018

The premiere European pitching forum for TV projects is open for registration till 29 June....

Production

Where is Anne Frank? by Ari Folman

Production has now begun on the 2D animation feature by Waltz with Bashir director Ari Folman,...

4 Animation Projects Funded by Polish Film...

New Marta Pajek project, and projects from Paulina Ziółkowska, Robert Jaszczurowski, and Michalina...

5 Animation Projects Supported by Film Fund...

The Summit of the Gods (Le sommet des dieux), Allah is Not Obliged among the feature film projects...

Steven Woloshen Premieres The Dead Sea Scrolls...

Woloshen: I am incorporating every aspect of handmade manipulation into one film. For experimental...

Ruben Brandt, Collector: Ηungarian Feature on...

A new Hungarian animated feature from the awarded animator Milorad Krstic premieres at the 2018...

Preview: Agouro (Augure) by David Doutel and...

Another family in trouble. Here's the trailer for the upcoming short animation Agouro (Augure) by...

Preview: This Magnificent Cake! by Emma De Swaef...

5 stories, one stop-motion vision. The new mid-length effort by the Belgian directors of Oh, Willy...

Sylvain Chomet to Adapt Korean Novel Familiar...

The Illusionist director is in mid-negotiations to adapt and animate renowned Korean novelist...

Buñuel In the Labyrinth of the Turtles: Trailer

Coming in 2018, the new 2D animation story on one of the greatest film directors, Luis Buñuel....

INTERVIEWS

Retain A Clear Ambition and Motivation: Interview with Koji Yamamura

Oscar-nominated animation director Koji Yamamura talks to Zippy Frames. Japanese animation filmmaker Koji Yamamura has already become a source of inspiration to independent animation students and...

A Glimpse of Colombian Animation: Interview with HIERROanimación

Sofia Papatsimpa talks to Carlos Smith and Hierro Animation Production team about their new feature film project, The Other Shape . A visit in HIERRO animation productions in Bogota where we found...

4 States of Matter: Interview with Miguel Pires de Matos

Our Zippy Frames Correspondent Eliane Gordeeff meets Portuguese architect and animation director Miguel Pires de Matos; they talk about the experimental short 4 States of Matter . Magnets, metal-cut...

Need to Take People Out of Their Comfort Zones: Interview with Guy Charnaux

The director of The Poet of Horrible Things talks to Zippy Frames about common taste, poetry and blood. Brazilian Guy Charnaux first came to the international attention with his graduation film A...

There's a Tiny Border Between Utopia and Dystopia: Interview with Ana Nedelković and Nikola Majdak Jr.

Two talented people talk about their politically-conscious animation work. Our interview with Serbian animation directors Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak Jr. They were first heard internationally...

Painting and Other Delights: Q&A With Juan Ibañez

Spanish animation artist Juan Ibañez works and invents on El Greco, Hieronymus Bosch works. How to combine painting, animation and pedagogy? Seville-based Spanish animation artist Juan Ibañez works...

I Am Always Committed To Things Important In Life: Interview with Mats Grorud

Mr. Kropka, director of ReAnima festival, interviews Norwegian director Mats Grorud. The day was going to be sunny and without large banks of clouds in the sky; the thermal sensation of a hot summer...

Animation Is Our Subsconscious Language: Interview with Lucia Bulgheroni

A puppet with a soul to lose. Cannes-awarded Italian director Lucia Bulgheroni talks to Zippy Frames about her stop-motion short, Inanimate . Having been awarded at the recent Cinefondation Cannes...

Project to Watch: Floating by Jelena Milunovic

it recently won the Best Short Animation project at the Visegrad Animation Forum. Serbian director Jelena Milunovic and producer Milos Ivanovic talk about their Floating film. It's hard to invest...