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Norway by Anders Narverud Moen: Building An Animation Industry

Anders Narverud Moen, director of Fredrikstad Animation Festival, portraits contemporary Norwegian animation. The modern era of Norwegian animation arguably started in the mid-90’s with the...

First Clip: The Prince's Voyage by Jean-François Laguionie

Here's the first clip from the French auteur's Jean-François Laguionie new feature film The Prince's Voyage (Le voyage du prince). The follow-up to the much acclaimed ( but not equally rewarded...

Annecy 2019: Animation Feature Selection

16 animated features were selected for the 2019 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. If it was NOT selected, it would have been a scandal. The clout surrounding Buñuel in the Labyrinth of...

Anna Eijsbouts Prepares Voting In the EU Film: Kickstarter Campaign

Dutch animation director Anna Eijsbouts and Constitutional European Law & History Professor, Tom Eijsbouts try to make EU rules more accessible -and need help. Known for her Tired of Swimming (2012)...

2019 International Animation Day Poster by Giannis Koutsouris

Greek animation artist Giannis Koutsouris creates the poster for the 2019 International Animation Day celebration. International Animation Day (IAD) celebrations started in 1982 by ASIFA, the...

Shorts

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...

Animals by Tue Sanggaard

Mr. Kropka reviews graduation short film Animals by Tue Sanggaard. Produced by The Animation...

Sog by Jonatan Schwenk

One of the student revelations of 2018 is now online. Watch and read our film review of Sog by...

Deepness of the Fry by August “Poul” Niclasen

Our Zippy Frames contributor Mr. Kropka reviews The Animation Workshop animation student short on...

Festival News

EXCLUSIVE: Denis Do Designs the 2019 BIAF Poster

The Funan director Denis Do creates the 2019 Bucheon International Animation Festival poster and...

Annecy 2019: Animation Feature Selection

16 animated features were selected for the 2019 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. If it...

Video Report: Animocje Festival 2019

Have a look on our daily report from the 9th Animocje International Animated Film Festival. The...

The Burden, Sounds Good Get Animocje 2019 Awards

All the winners of the 9th Animocje International Animated Film Festival. Jury Members: Igor...

Video: Animocje Festival Day 5

Our Zippy Frames contributor Mr. Kropka reports from the fifth day of the 9th Animocje...

36 Animation Films for Children for Animafest...

Discover the line-up of the 29th World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb. The central...

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Zippy Frames (www.zippyframes.com) is a portal started in 2011 with the mandate to promote and make more conspicuous European (including UK) and Independent animation worldwide. Festival news and reports, interviews with acclaimed animation filmmakers, feature and short films, and opinion pieces are regularly published at ZF.

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REVIEWS

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...

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...

INTERVIEWS

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...

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...

Training - Pitching

33 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...

14 Cartoon Movie Animation Projects for Adults

From Holocaust to Buñuel. Discover the 14 projects targeted at adults to be pitched at the 2019...

1st Bauhaus and 3rd Boddinale Stop Motion...

A series of informative stop-motion training seminars with professionals from Poland, UK and The...

12 Animation Projects To Participate in CEE...

The first edition of CEE Animation Workshop kicks off with the content development module in...
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