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Theodore Ushev Lights Up In The Mirror, Dimly

Mixed reality installation in Sofia by the Oscar-nominated animation director was an astounding success. Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump and more politicians are not...

120 Selected Films for Anifilm Trebon 2018

View the selection results of the Trebon festival in Czech Republic. Out of 1406 submitted films, the committee selected 120 films in total (from 36 countries) to compete in...

Animafest Zagreb Poster and Trailer Signed by Stipan Tadić

The Zagreb festival celebrates a Horror in Animation theme in its 2018 edition. The author of this year's World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb illustration is...

Farewell to the Rooster: Chinese Animation in the 2017 Season

Olga Bobrowska reviews the most recent achievements of the Chinese animation independent and industry scene. The year 2017 (a year of the Rooster) was symbolic for the Chinese...

Deal Breakers by Central Saint Martins M.A. Students

The troubles of dating come to the fore (always contradictory) in the delightful Deal Breakers short by Central Saint Martins M.A. students. Produced by Inês Delicioso , Deal...

News

Theodore Ushev Lights Up In The Mirror, Dimly

Mixed reality installation in Sofia by the Oscar-nominated animation director was an astounding...

Gordon & Paddy: Swedish Animation Feature at the...

The 2D animation feature competes at the Generation section of this year's Berlin Film Festival....

Animation and Philosophy SAS Symposium 2018:...

Ülo Pikkov to deliver the keynote address of the ITFS / SAS/ FMX academic symposium. The one-day...

'The Breadwinner', 'Revolting Rhymes' Win at the...

The NFTS school film Poles Apart and Brown Bag's Octonauts also won at the 2018 Annies. The...

OFFline Animation Residency, Birr Ireland

The inaugural OFFline Animation Residency is open for applications. A 6 month Animation Residency...

43th César Awards: The Animation Nominees

See the nominees for short and feature length animation at the French César awards, which included...

Non-Fiction Animation Symposium: Call for papers

Non-Fiction Animation: Narrative Imagination and the Translation of Reality Symposium opens Call...

The Breadwinner, Loving Vincent, 3 European...

2 European feature films and 3 European animation shorts in the nominees of the 90th Academy...

45th Annie Awards: Full Awards Show Online

You can now watch the full awards ceremony online. ASIFA-Hollywood has placed the full awards...

Festivals

120 Selected Films for Anifilm Trebon 2018

View the selection results of the Trebon festival in Czech Republic. Out of 1406 submitted films,...

Animafest Zagreb Poster and Trailer Signed by...

The Zagreb festival celebrates a Horror in Animation theme in its 2018 edition. The author of this...

The Burden, Weekends, Tehran Taboo Win at 2018...

All the winners of the 37th Anima Brussels festival. The 37th edition of Anima Festival, the...

Animac Festival 2018: Music Matters

Highlights of the 22nd edition of Animac Lleida festival (22-25 Feb 2018), which is devoted to...

Anima Brussels 2018: Talks and Masterclasses

A detailed guide to talks and masterclasses during the 37th Anima Festival in Brussels, 9-18...

Aneta Ozorek New Artistic Director of KLIK!...

The Dutch festival has a new artistic head. Aneta Ozorek will be taking on the role as artistic...

Brazilian Animation: Facts and Films

Asifa Israel's chairman, Tsvika Oren,Tsvika Oren, talks to Anima Mundi director Cesar Coelho....

Annecy 2018 Goes Brazil

A big tribute to Brazilian animation during the 2018 edition of the Annecy festival, and a...

VOID International Animation Film Festival:...

Denmark's freshly-launched film festival for adults is welcoming its third edition with a...

Awards & Prizes

02
Mar
Paris, France
The César Award is the national film award of France. Its 43th award ceremony takes place 2 March 2018, with nominations announced 31 January.

04
Mar
Dolby Theatre, Hollywood
The 90th Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4, 2018 (Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood). Nominations announced: 23 January 2018

15
Mar
London, UK
The British Animation Awards (BAA) covers all aspects of the UK Animation scene, from student work to commercials, children’s entertainment, short and experiential films, music videos and new technologies.

06
Apr
Tenerife, Spain
Quirino Awards honour animation achievements in 9 categories throughout the Ibero-American animation production. The first edition will take place on April 7th in the island of Tenerife (Spain).

08
Dec
TBA
The second edition of the European Animation Awards will take place 8 December 2018.

REVIEWS

Farewell to the Rooster: Chinese Animation in the 2017 Season

Olga Bobrowska reviews the most recent achievements of the Chinese animation independent and industry scene. The year 2017 (a year of the Rooster) was symbolic for the Chinese animation. Exactly 50...

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas) Review: Beware of Children in Distress

When Kronenberg met The Fantastic Planet. Film review for the Spanish animation feature Birdboy:The Forgotten Children . It would be easy to categorize Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero 's...

Ethel and Ernest Review: A Love Shelter Below The Rooftops of London

Ethel and Ernest feels unashamedly nostalgic, carefully researched and with a heart. The whole project started as an idea from The Snowman and When the Wind Blows producer John Coates (1927-2012),...

The Big Bad Fox And Other Tales Review: That's What Friends (and Enemies) Are For

Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert play with fairytale conventions in a definitely funny, episodic animal story. Based on the eponymous graphic novel by Benjamin Renner, The Big Bad Fox And Other...

Tehran Taboo Review: Not In Persepolis Anymore

Ali Soozandeh's rotoscoped Iranian drama about the lives of 4 people in modern-day Tehran hits all the right notes in character development within a glib portrait of internalized, strict moral...

Loving Vincent Review: Neoclassical Painting Mystery

The new painted feature on Vincent Van Gogh is carefully crafted and timid at the same time. There's always a danger when you translate (transfer, adapt) lives of VIP on screen; are you too timid,...

Training - Pitching

OFFline Animation Residency, Birr Ireland

The inaugural OFFline Animation Residency is open for applications. A 6 month Animation Residency...

Funding for First Animation Short from Art Brutal

Art Brutal gives the opportunity for a funding support for the first animated short. The...

Report: Animarkt 2017 Stop-Motion Pitching Forum

Paolo Polesello reports from Lodz, and Animarkt stop-motion pitching forum (2-6 October 2017)....

Anidox: Lab Programme 2018: Call for applicants

Animation documentary programme applications from Anidox: Lab, Denmark. The Animation Workshop and...

TAIS Artist in Residence: Call for Proposals

Submit your animation project to the TAIS Artist in Residence Call for Proposals. This program...

Stop-Motion Workshop with Joseph Wallace, Peter...

Call for applicants: Peter and Joseph’s World of Stop Motion (International Workshop at Primanima...

Stop-motion pitching in Lodz: Explore Animarkt...

There are many animation pitching sessions, but here's one exclusively devoted to stop-motion...

CEE Animation Workshop, 2-6/12/17: Call for...

Apply now for the Ljubljana networking event for Central and Eastern European animation...

PITCH THIS! Competition at OIAF 2017

Send and pitch your project to Ottawa International Animation Festival. The Ottawa International...

Production

Gordon & Paddy: Swedish Animation Feature at the...

The 2D animation feature competes at the Generation section of this year's Berlin Film Festival....

Michel Ocelot Travels to Belle Epoque Paris:...

Michel Ocelot's next feature film, Dilili à Paris will move to Paris and a signature period for...

Michel Hazanavicius Scripts Animated Little...

The Oscar-awarded director of The Artist brings to life 3D computer animation Little Jules Verne...

The Ljubljana Accord: Central and Eastern...

Lithuanian animation producer Agnė Adomėnė talks to Zippy Frames about the new initiative....

A Single Market for Central Eastern European...

Slovakian director and producer, and organizer of the upcoming CEE Animation Workshop in Ljubljana...

Projects We Love: Marie Paccou Flipbooks, Kim...

Two distinct, but highly creative projects from the independent world of animation in social...

Production News 20/10/17: Rory Byrne, Paulo...

Latest production news from the short independent sector. This issue: Rory Byrne, Paulo Patricio,...

PRODUCTION: Sultana's Dream by Isabel Herguera

A 1905 feminist utopia and a short story in colonial Benghal, India becomes the basis of a new...

Zippy Bits #2: Špela Čadež, The Breadwinner

News from the independent animation sector. In this issue, Špela Čadež, The Breadwinner....

INTERVIEWS

Each Family Is a Planet: Interview with Alberto Vázquez

Spanish animation director and artist Alberto Vázquez talks about his feature film Birdboy:The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas), and his artistic style and mandate at Zippy Frames. He seems to be...

Building a new Jordan animation from University of Petra: Interview with Tariq Rimawi

Peter Schavemaker interviews Jordan animator and filmmaker Tariq Rimawi. On October 15, the second year of the four year bachelor’s degree program Animation and Multimedia Design - held within the...

The animation in Norway is made in the attic: Interview with Ove Heiborg

Mr. Kropka, an animation afficionado, interviews Ove Heiborg, film producer at Qvisten Animation Studios, Norway. This story might have begun on Monday 4th September at 10 in the morning. It was at...

Women rule at Norwegian Animation Volda Festival

The Norwegian animation festival Animation Volda is being held between September 14-17. This year's theme is Women in Animation. Zippy Frames interviewed Karoline Sundet , one of the four women...

I Love Creating Worlds: Interview with Eva Cvijanović

A very daring hedgehog is waiting for your attention. Interview with Eva Cvijanović , director of the awarded stop-motion short, Hedgehog's Home . The film premiered at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival...

What About the Oscars? Panagiotis Rappas talks to Zippy Frames

Academy Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences voting member Panagiotis Rappas talks to Zippy Frames. When this time of the season arrives, there are always trials and tribulations. Academy Awards are...

70 Years of Malaysian Animation: Interview with Hassan Abd. Muthalib

It's been 70 years of Malaysian animation and Hassan Abd. Muthalib was the man to write a book about. Peter Schavemaker interviewed the animation professional pioneer on his recent book, "From Mouse...

Under Your Fingers (Sous tes doigts): Interview with Marie-Christine Courtès

Oscar-shortlisted French animation short Under your fingers is a poignant and powerful film about a little-known story of a French camp. Director Marie-Christine Courtès talks about history,...

Creating Your Own Boundaries: Interview with Veljko Popović

An indie animation talent to watch: interview with Croatian animation filmmaker Veljko Popović. The original interview with Croatian independent animation artist Veljko Popović was recorded during...