Gloria Victoria by Theodore Ushev crowns Fantoche festival

The constructivist Gloria Victoria by Theodore Ushev won the prize at Fantoche Festival 2013. See all the winners.

Encounters: largest ever animation line up

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Encounters launches largest ever animation line up.

ParaNorman, Gobelins, Canterbury Anifest at Animasyros 6.0, Greece

 Review the programme highlights of the 6th edition of Animasyros festival in Hermoupolis, Greece, which include the premiere of a feature film in collage: From the Earth to the Moon.

Anibar International Animation Festival, 9-14 August: Programme

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Discover programme highlights from the 4th edition of Anibar International Animation Festival (9-14 August), Peja, Kosovo.

Encounters festival announces Swiss theme for 2013

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Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, Bristol showcases Switzerland for its September 2013 edition.

Ottawa Int'l Animation Festival 2013: Selection highlights

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ottawaOttawa International Animation Festival announced its selection results for the 2013 edition. See some of the highlights.


The Ottawa International Animation Festival received a total of 1926 entries from 76 different countries this year.

Of those, 98 short films and 8 feature films were chosen for competition. In addition, 50 showcase films were chosen to represent the efforts of the Canadian, International, and Student communities.

Phil Mulloy returns to OIAF after his awarded feature (in 2011) Dead But Not Buried. His third instalment of the Christies' series, The Pain and the Pity, is one of the not-to-be-missed noir films at the festival.

Don Hertzfeldt has assembled the 3 short stories of everyday Bill into a feature, It's Such A Beautiful Day [review], and enters into feature competition.

 The irreverent (and dead) Graham Chapman is always a fit subject for a festival which takes pride in screening varieties of twisted animation.

His fake autobiographical story is represented by 14 UK animation studios in A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Graham Chapman.

Unlike the Annecy festival, OIAF has selected no feature films out of competition. Here's the whole list:

  • A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of  Graham Chapman Jeff Simpson & Bill Jones & Ben Timlett Bill and Ben Productions, UK
  • Ánima Buenos Aires ,María Ramírez CT Producciones, Caloi en su Tinta, Argentina
  • Couleur De Peau: Miel (Approved For Adoption) Laurent Boileau & Jung Mosaïque Films, Artémis Productions, France & Belgium
  • Cycle Zoltán Sóstai Gábor Imgrund, Gábor P. Koltai Hungary
  • It's Such A Beautiful Day Don Hertzfeldt Bitter Films, USA
  • O Menino e o Mundo (The Boy and The World) Alê Abreu, Brazil
  • The Pain and The Pity Phil Mulloy Spectre Design Ltd, UK
  • Tito On Ice Max Andersson & Helena Ahonen Nail Films Sweden & Germany

OIAF separates its short competition categories into narrative and experimental animation.  Joanna Priestley (Split Ends), the Oscar-awarded Thomas Stellmach with his Virtuoso Virtual, and the new film of Theodore Ushev, Gloria Victoria  are among the contestants.

Chris Landreth with his Annecy-awarded Subconscious Password features in the narrative category.

The Dutch artist Rosto presents his new effort Lonely Bones, and Emma De Swae & Marc James Roels continue their festival tour with the multi-awarded Oh Willy...

Jérémy Clapin (Skhizein) narrates a tale of a boy and a bird in Palmipédarium, and the previous Ottawa winner Ben Cady (The goat and the well) participates in the graduation section. See all selection results.

Carolina López Caballero, Elliot Cowan, Ged Haney, Fran Krause, Fran Krause , Michèle Lemieux, and Megan Turnbull comprise the OIAF International jury.

The 2013 edition of OIAF takes place between 18 and 22 September 2013.

See the complete festival schedule.


Marilyn Myller by Mikey Please wins Norman McLaren Award at Edinburgh Film Festival

Mikey Please wins the Best British Animated Short award with the stop-motion Marilyn Myller at the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Richard Williams honored at Edinburgh Film Festival

The Oscar-awarded  Canadian animator and director Richard Williams will be honored at the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Chris Landreth, Uma historia de amor e furia win at 2013 Annecy Festival

The US/Canadian Chris Landreth wins the Cristal D' Annecy (best short film), and Luiz Bolognesi with a Brazilian story of love and fury gets the award for best feature film at Annecy.  See all the winners of the 2013 festival.

Approved for Adoption wins Grand Prix and Audience Award at Animafest, Zagreb

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The Belgian autobiographical documentary by Jung and Laurent Boileau won the Grand Prix of the Zagreb festival.

Animafest Zagreb: Feature programme announced

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Ernest and Celestine, A Liar's Autobiography, Wrinkles and 6 other features compete in the Animafest programme, whereas 5 more features will be screened at the world Panorama.

Animated Pandas by Matúš VIZÁR wins 3rd prize at Cinéfondation, Cannes 2013

The Czech film Pandas by  Matúš Vizar won the third prize at the Cinéfondation section in Cannes.


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