Nothing Happens VR by Uri & Michelle Kranot in Venice

The VR project of Uri and Michelle Kranot finds its place at the competitive section of Venice Film Festival.

The Breadwinner to Premiere at Toronto

The new feature by Cartoon Saloon will have its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

Bicycle Film Festival 2017: Animation Programme

Around New York, Saturday 24 June? Go and see the animation bicycle programme curated by Lucinda Schreiber.

Seoul Station Comes to iTunes

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The Yeon Sang-Ho urban thriller is now available to watch -and be impressed.

The Breadwinner: Watch the Trailer

Watch the trailer for the new Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea) feature animation The Breadwinner.

GKIDS To Release Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

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The Pedro Rivero & Alberto Vázquez Spanish feature will have a US distribution in 2017.

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Blind Vaysha, Nighthawk Top 2016 Animation Shorts

Animation professionals vote the shorts that made an impact on them during 2016 for Zippy Frames. Here are the results

Psiconautas Comes to France in 2017

The Spanish post-apocalyptic film will be distributed by Autour de Minuit in the French theaters.

Bozzetto Non Troppo Documentary Premieres in Venice

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bozzetto-non-troppo-still1-550The documentary by Marco Bonfanti about the celebratory Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto will have its world premiere at the 2016 Venice Film Festival.

A  film that claims to feature "Bruno Bozzetto's animals and friends" certainly needs to be seen.

The Milan-born Marco Bonfanti, director of The Words of Stockhausen, Ordeal (Inside Me), and the 2011 docufiction The Last Shepherd, undertakes to portray the world of the Oscar-nominated Italian artist, Bruno Bozzetto.

Bozzetto's fame (over 300 feature films, shorts, and commissioned films) lies in his caricature, parody and his sense of restlessly examining otherwise uninteresting surroundings.

 Bozzetto Non Troppo (a pun on the 1977 Bozzetto feature, Allegro non-troppo) promises to be a film about what's inside, behind, before, beneath and in the pockets of Italian animation legend Bruno Bozzetto.


Using both contemporary footage and archival material and, of course, the 79-year-old animation artist as its host, it promises a rather authoritative and interesting cartoon journey.


Bozzetto Non Troppo


Nature, humour, the absurdity of war and the power of ideas are some of the film themes unfolded like a game between the host, director and the audience. The film has been selected to open in the 73rd Venice Film Festival (Venice Classics).

Screenings:  Friday 9 Sep – 5:00 pm – SALA CASINÒ / Saturday 10 September – 11:30 am – Sala Volpi

 Watch the rather nostalgic trailer, with Bruno Bozzetto going home in the rain, with a Signor Rossi umbrella:

Bozzetto Non Troppo is a Zagora and Istituto Luce-Cinecittà production, with the support of Sky Arte HD and Studio Bozzetto & Co.





The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead: Watch the film

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A indie feature animation film released is an event to be celebrated. Especially if it features the existential humour of Elliot Cowan's characters in The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead.

Support the 18th Animation Show of Shows

The Kickstarter campaign for Ron Diamond's long established animation DVD compilation and theatrical tour screening.

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