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Fest Anča 2019: The Festival Will Be Happening

The fire of Stanica Žilina-Záriečie will not affect the 2019 Fest Anča festivals, organizers confirm. A Saturday night/ Sunday morning fire during last weekend (18-19/5) at Stanica Žilina-Záriečie,...

Annecy Celebrates Japanese Animation: Key Events

Yôichi Kotabe is guest of honour, Oshiaki Nishimura and Koji Yamamura among jury members of the French 2019 Annecy Festival. Discover the key events on Japanese animation. It is the second time...

CEE Animation Forum Report (Part I): Series/TV Animation Projects

Vassilis Kroustallis reports from Trebon and CEE Animation Forum. First part: series/ TV animation projects. 9 series/ TV animation projects were pitched this year at the newly restructured Central...

I Lost My Body by Jérémy Clapin Wins at Cannes' Critics Week

Jérémy Clapin animation feature I Lost My Body (J'ai perdu mon corps) won the Grand Prix at Cannes' Critics Week 2019. It is the first time since 1962 (when the Cannes section Semaine de la critique...

Love, Death and Robots Review

Our Zippy Frames contributor Kropka reviews and takes a critical stance on the Love, Death and Robots Netflix series. The Netflix’s series carried out by the directors Tim Miller (Deadpool) and...

Animation Shorts

Welder by Roos Mattaar

Here's Welder by Roos Mttaar short animation music video for the experimental rock band My Octopus...

The Witch's Mask by Laura Nasir-Tamara

A son and his mother. Director Laura N-Tamara talks to Zippy Frames about her animation short The...

Voting In the EU by Anna Eijsbouts

Dutch animation director Anna Eijsbouts and Constitutional European Law & History Professor, Tom...

Heatwave by Fokion Xenos: Trailer Premiere

Stop-motion animation and clay summer from Greece. Here's trailer for the Annecy-selected Heatwave...

Eddie & Frankie by Katherine Hearst

Social realism in animation. Learn more about the upcoming Eddie and Frankie animation short from...

Contact by Alessandro Novelli

A voice out of dreams to get in contact with the reality. Here's Contact 2D/3D animation short by...

Man Wanted by Irida Zhonga

A new Greek stop-motion film in the making. Here's info and trailer for Man Wanted by Irida...

Monachopsis by Kim Strandli

Mr. Kropka reviews Monachopsis by Kim Strandli. Inspired by John Koenig’s The Dictionary of...

Transparency by Daniel Šuljić

A day in a life pencil tale. Watch Transparency by Daniel Šuljić. Moving through a world filled...

Animation Festivals News

Fest Anča 2019: The Festival Will Be Happening

The fire of Stanica Žilina-Záriečie will not affect the 2019 Fest Anča festivals, organizers...

8 Animation Features for 2019 Animafest Zagreb

Discover the lineup of feature animation of the 29th edition of Animafest Zagreb. As the festival...

Bloeistraat 11, Mirai Take Top Honours at 2019...

All animation winners of the 26th International Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2019. Six...

Selected Films: Fest Anča 2019

12th Fest Anča International Animation Festival has published the list of films that will compete...

9 VR Animation Projects for Annecy Festival

Discover the animation VR projects competing at the 2019 Annecy Festival. This year, within the...

I Lost My Body, The Swallows of Kabul Added to...

The two French feature films I Lost My Body and The Swallows of Kabul are the latest feature film...

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REVIEWS

Love, Death and Robots Review

Our Zippy Frames contributor Kropka reviews and takes a critical stance on the Love, Death and Robots Netflix series. The Netflix’s series carried out by the directors Tim Miller (Deadpool) and...

Ruben Brandt, Collector Review: Artistic Obsession in Action

It's a post-modern heist film, full of references and short of surprises. Our review for Ruben Brandt, Collector by Milorad Krstic. Premiered at the71st Locarno Film Festival, a fit place for a...

Funan Review: Patience Makes Heroes

Denis Do portrays a piece in Cambodian history through the eyes of a mother looking for her child. Starting as early as 2013, the Funan project by French/Cambodian filmmaker Denis Do , it has always...

Breathless Animals Review: What You Can Reconstruct Won't Kill You

Film review for experimental feature Breathless Animals by US/Chinese artist Lei Lei, which premiered at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival. In animation, it usually helps to have animals (instead of...

Tito and The Birds Review: Joining Hands, Fly Over Walls

A welcome entry into the string of recent Brazilian animation successes. Film review for Gustavo Steinberg's Tito and The Birds. What if the inmate of Dr. Caligari suddenly met the Woman who feeds...

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...

INTERVIEWS

Transgender Anti-Heroes: Interview With Anais Caura

Amanda Barbour (aka Rogue Kangaroo) talks to Anais Caura about her medium-length film debut, The Man Woman Case (2017). After making its rounds on the European, Latin American and North American...

Caroline Leaf Talks Animation Education, 3D and Hybrid Films

A one-to-one interview with the much acclaimed maverick of sand animation, Caroline Leaf. She talks to Eliane Gordeeff. During this year's Monstra Festiva l , Eliane Gordeeff spoke with Caroline...

Video: Piotr Kardas Interview

Piotr Kardas, director of O!PLA and Rising of Lusitania: Animadoc Film Festival talks to our contributor Mr. Kropka. Jean-Paul Sartre, independent festival programming and animation babies are in...

My Grandfather Used To Say He Saw Demons by Nuno Beato

Zippy Frames Correspondent Eliane Gordeeff talked to Nuno Beato about the new Portuguese animation feature in production. During the 2018 edition of 3DWire , the director of My Grandfather Used To...

José Miguel Ribeiro Talks about Nayola

Zippy Frames Correspondent Eliane Gordeeff meets Portuguese animation director José Miguel Ribeiro at 3DWire to talk about his first animated feature film. Nayola was written by Virgílio Almeida and...

Davide Freitas Talks About The 7 Boxes: Critical And Playful

Zippy Frames Correspondent Eliane Gordeeff talks to Davide Freitas (Animais AVPL) about the highly interesting upcoming TV series The 7 Boxes . In the last 3D Wire edition, I attended the...

Change In Hungary Starts From Women In Animation: Interview with Anna Ida Orosz

Kropka talks to the co-founder and program director of Primanima festival. The change in Hungary starts from women in animation In our days, Hungary has become the leader of the Eastern countries...

The Development Doesn't Move on Its Own: It Is Pushed by People

Olga Bobrowska interviews Mr. Zhang Chi 张驰 from ASIFA China. In Xiamen, Fujian province, the city famous for pearls, seafood and nature sites, we talked to Mr. Zhang Chi from ASIFA-China, attempting...

Beyond The Animation And The Real Image: An Interview with Raúl De La Fuente

Eliane Gordeeff talks to Raúl De La Fuente, co-director of Another Day of Life. Now that History seems to repeat itself, it is interesting to observe the story of the war correspondent Ryszard...

Training - Pitching

Barry Purves, Tim Allen, Carlos Bleycher in...

The lineup for the Animarkt Masters section of the stop-motion Animarkt pitching forum in Łódź...

Kafka In Love, The Cat Princess Win at CEE...

All the winners of the 7th edition of Central Eastern European (CEE) Animation Forum in Trebon....

CEE Animation Forum 2019: Tutors Talk

Anna Vášová and Phil Parker, two of the tutors of the leading pitching CEE Animation Forum (6-8...

32 Animated Projects for CEE Animation Forum 2019

The seventh edition of the CEE Animation Forum (formerly known as Visegrad Animation Forum) will...

Funding for First Animation Short from Art Brutal

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

Of Unwanted Things And People Wins Eurimages...

The stop-motion, co-production feature from four Central Eastern European countries won the award...

Submarine, Salvador Simó, Sola Media Win 2019...

All the winners for the European animation tributes during CARTOON Movie 2019. European animation...

50 Projects Selected For Animation Production...

The projects will be pitched during the 13th edition of Animation Production Days (APD) in...

Anca Damian, Funan, Buñuel in the CARTOON...

All the nominees for the European animation tributes. The Cartoon Movie animated features pitching...
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