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La Chute, III Win at 2nd ReAnima Festival

All winners of the second Bergen festival in Norway. Regine Toften H ., Piotr Kardas, Joni Männistö, and Simon Furdal were the jury members of the 2nd ReAnima Festival (20-23 Sep, Bergen, Norway),...

StopTrik 2018 Celebrates Cinephilia

Michał Bobrowski describes the theme of this year's Slovenian stop-motion animation festival. It describes itself as tearing down the red carpet barriers, and building truly new relationship between...

12 Animated Shorts for César Awards 2019

Boris Labbé, Quentin Baillieux, Rosto, Mauro Carraro, Ayce Kartal among the shortlisted films for the annual French honors. The 20 members of the animation committee of the celebrated César awards...

Cyprus by Yiorgos Tsangaris

Yiorgos Tsangaris, Artistic Director of Animafest Cyprus, portraits Cyprus, a country with a rich cultural legacy and turbulent contemporary history. Early Years A country with a rich cultural...

Sneak Preview: Le Mans 1955 by Quentin Baillieux

A 1955 car race tragedy becomes a forceful animation drama in Quentin Baillieux's new animation short, Le Mans 1955. In 1955, during the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a sports car careers into the crowd and...

News

Women In Indie Animation, 21/9/18

Signe Baumane, Emily Hubley, Candy Kugel and Debra Solomon in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts...

12 Animated Shorts for César Awards 2019

Boris Labbé, Quentin Baillieux, Rosto, Mauro Carraro, Ayce Kartal among the shortlisted films for...

106 Projects for 3DWire 2018

Jose Miguel Ribeiro, The 7 Boxes and altogether a vast array of projects for the 10th edition of...

Folimage, YLE, 9 Story Distribution Win at 2018...

https://9story.com/location/dublin/ A French, an Irish and a Finnish company are the winners of...

4 Animation Winners in Student Academy Awards 2018

The French MOPA school and The Green Bird among the winners of the 45th Student Academy Awards....

Clare Kitson Gets Lotte Reiniger Prize from...

The UK recipient will give a masterclass during the 2-day Emile Award celebrations (7-8 Dec 2018)...

Animarkt 2018 Stop Motion Forum: Full Programme

Barry Purves, Angela Poschet, Alvaro Ceppi, Wim Vanacker Nancy Denney Phelps among the highly...

Animasyros Athens Animation Agora (3A): Full...

A three-day networking and animation innovation event in Athens, including Laure Goasguen, Karin...

7+1 Adult TV Projects for 2018 CARTOON Forum

TV concepts and series don't have to be just for kids. We present 8 animation projects for adults...

Festivals

La Chute, III Win at 2nd ReAnima Festival

All winners of the second Bergen festival in Norway. Regine Toften H ., Piotr Kardas, Joni...

ReAnimania Launches ReUnion Platform for Young...

Find your way to the 10th ReAnimania festival in Yerevan, Armenia. View application details. A...

StopTrik 2018 Celebrates Cinephilia

Michał Bobrowski describes the theme of this year's Slovenian stop-motion animation festival. It...

Réka Bucsi, Paul Bush In the 2018 Animanima...

All the winners of the 12th Animanima festival. Out of 30 films and 18 countries participating,...

Azerbaijan's Animafilm Jury and Highlights...

Highlights of Azerbaijan’s First International Animation Festival. The uniqueness of Azerbaijan’s...

3DWire Jury and Guests Announced, Another Day of...

An impressive jury and guests line-up for the 10th 3DWire festival and market in Segovia, Spain....

12th Animanima, 4-9 September 2018

View our comprehensive coverage of the 12th Animanima 2018

Selection Results for the 11th Animasyros Festival

The full line-up for the 11th edition of the Greek Animasyros festival. From February 15 to June...

9 Feature Films for BIAF 2018

This Magnificent Cake!, Funan and two world premieres at the 2018 edition of Bucheon International...

Shorts

Sneak Preview: Le Mans 1955 by Quentin Baillieux

A 1955 car race tragedy becomes a forceful animation drama in Quentin Baillieux's new animation...

Enough by Anna Mantzaris

Deadpan humour and emotional exasperation prevails in the blink-and-you-ll-miss-it carefully...

Future Thoughts by Loek Vugs

Dutch animator Loek Vugs creates a hushed VR future in his experimental short, Future Thoughts....

I Don't Like The Comics You Drew by Lei Lei

Chinese/US independent animation artist Lei Lei complains about comics. Watch I Don't Like The...

Weaker Sex by Nicolas Jacquet

A tale of human manipulation and inhuman practices. Nicolas Jacquet directs Weaker Sex. Weaker Sex...

Negaram by Shadab Shayegan and Farhad Bazyan

A colorful and flowy blend of sounds, images, and memories. Watch the music-video Negaram by...

Nieuwstad (New City) by Roos Mattaar

Nieuwstad (new City) is a stop motion animated short by animation director Roos Mattaar about the...

Ugly by Nikita Diakur & Redbear Easterman

A 3D computer animated film like no other. Watch Ugly by Nikita Diakur. The Russian-born filmmaker...

Chemicals by Joseph Wallace

UK animation director directs Canadian singer's Parker Bossley music video - in surrealistic...

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REVIEWS

A Man is Dead (Un Homme Est Mort) Review: Cinematic Solidarity

The 1950 Brest bloodied strike gets a cinematic, animated treatment by Oliiver Cossu and Les Armateurs. Post-war French history and geography are boned up in the refreshingly solid and inviting A...

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...

Training - Pitching

106 Projects for 3DWire 2018

Jose Miguel Ribeiro, The 7 Boxes and altogether a vast array of projects for the 10th edition of...

Folimage, YLE, 9 Story Distribution Win at 2018...

https://9story.com/location/dublin/ A French, an Irish and a Finnish company are the winners of...

Animarkt 2018 Stop Motion Forum: Full Programme

Barry Purves, Angela Poschet, Alvaro Ceppi, Wim Vanacker Nancy Denney Phelps among the highly...

Animasyros Athens Animation Agora (3A): Full...

A three-day networking and animation innovation event in Athens, including Laure Goasguen, Karin...

7+1 Adult TV Projects for 2018 CARTOON Forum

TV concepts and series don't have to be just for kids. We present 8 animation projects for adults...

15 Years For OIAF's TAC Conference

Brent Butt, Fred Seibert headline The Animation Conference by the 2018 Ottawa International...

15 Projects Selected For the 2018 Animarkt...

Riho Unt, Joseph Wallace and Peter Vacz among the ones selected. See the full lineup. 15 projects...

LAIKA Will Recruit Animators During Animarkt...

Anna Kvorning, LAIKA talent acquisitions supervisor, will recruit animators and costume makers...

20 Projects Selected for CINEKID Junior...

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

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...
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