Services

Services

For Animation Filmmakers:

SHORT FILM SUBMISSION

  • Have an animation short to premiere/feature online, and need a comprehensive presentation (in the form of interview/review)? Zippy Frames is a trusted independent animation news website, which has featured a vast array of short animation films, from the more narrative to the outright experimental ones. Send us your film for consideration

⇒ Here's more info how to submit  

STORY DEVELOPMENT SERVICE FOR ANIMATION PROJECTS

  • We address the story aspects of your animation film; we examine its theme, plot structure, characters, context, in accordance with your already stated idea and director's own intentions. We come up with solutions to story problems you face, and provide examples of fine practices for your project.

⇒ Here's more info

CONSULTANCY AND FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS FOR ANIMATION SHORTS

  • Animation festival submission seems both a laborious and a mindless process for independent animation filmmakers. We can make the process seem more structured, less laborious and more promising for your festival career of your film - handled by the same people who manage Zippy Frames (via Scheriaa Productions)

⇒ Here's more info

For Animation and Film Festivals & Events Professionals

FESTIVAL PROMOTION

  • Zippy Frames hosts an extended database of call for entries from animation festivals. A large part of its news roundup covers animation festivals and film festival news. However, not everything can be covered with the same depth and extent as it could (and should) have been. If you're interested in getting in talks and an offer for a festival promotion agreement, contact our Head Editor (vassilis AT zippyframes DOT com)

VIDEO REPORTS

  • For festivals, conferences, film promotions, companies and products related to the animation industry, we offer reviews, interviews or video reports that promote your services or products in a creative and friendly way. For more info, email: info AT zippyframes DOT com

 

Read More...

FEATURED

Birds Don't Look Back by Nadia Nakhlé: Interview

A conversation with Nadia Nakhlé, the director of the animation feature in...

CEE Animation Forum 2021: Winners

The CEE Animation Forum, the leading regional pitching, financing and...

Comeback: Interview with Vladimir Leschiov

Vladimir Leschiov talks to Zippy Frames about his new animation short film,...

The Hangman At Home Short by Michelle and Uri Kranot: Trailer (Exclusive)

Here's the exclusive first trailer for the new animation short film, The...

42 Films for Children at Animafest Zagreb 2021

Animafest Zagreb 2021 has selected 42 films from 22 countries for its Films...

Latest

Black Tape by Michelle & Uri Kranot

A tango between the victim and the victimiser in Michelle and Uri Kranot's Black Tape (2010)....

LUCA School of Arts: Professor in Future Directions in Animation

Apply for the LUCA School of Arts professor academic position in animation. LUCA School of Arts is...

Birds Don't Look Back by Nadia Nakhlé: Interview

A conversation with Nadia Nakhlé, the director of the animation feature in development, Birds...

10 Animation Features for Anifilm, Edgar Dutka Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Find some of the highlights of the 2021 Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films in...

Precious, Wolfwalkers in the ITFS 2021 Winners

Here's the full list of winners from Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS). The motto of this...

ITFS: Tricks for Kids Award Winners 2021

Find the winners of the children animation films competing for the Tricks for Kids awards at...

The Death Vendor by Jeon Jinkyu

Namwoong Huh reviews the animation short The Death Vendor by Jeon Jinkyu. One day a boy encounters...

CEE Animation Forum 2021: Winners

The CEE Animation Forum, the leading regional pitching, financing and co-production event handed...

Coriander & A Penny's Worth of Lonesome by Julian Grant: Now Streaming

The debut animated feature “Coriander & A Penny’s Worth of Lonesome” by Julian Grant debuts...

 The Czech director Tomáš Luňák adapts a graphic novel, and brings the intricacies of the Cold War era into animated focus.

The debut feature film of Tomáš Luňák, Alois Nebel was animated in rotoscope (viz. Waking Life and Metropia), and already premiered in the Venice and Toronto festivals.

Its claustrophobic but engaging story has Alois Nebel, a railway worker in the 80s and a loner hallucinating about his country's dark past . His quest for meaning has him hospitalized but all the same meeting strange encounters on his way.

Alois Nebel has been adapted from the series of successful graphic novels by by Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromír 99 . It is scheduled to open in the Czech Republic in October, 13.

Read the synopsis below and watch the decadence-fueled trailer.

 SYNOPSIS

The end of the eighties in the twentieth century. Alois Nebel works as a dispatcher at the small railway station in Bílý Potok, a remote village on the Czech–Polish border. He's a loner, who prefers old timetables to people, and he finds the loneliness of the station tranquil – except when the fog rolls in. Then he hallucinates, sees trains from the last hundred years pass through the station. They bring ghosts and shadows from the dark past of Central Eu­rope.

Alois can’t get rid of these nightmares and eventually ends up in sanatorium. In the sanatorium, he gets to know The Mute, a man carrying an old photograph who was arrested by the police after crossing the border. No one knows why he came to Bílý Potok or who he’s looking for, but it is his past that propels Alois on his journey…

 

 

Support Zippy Frames

Keep this professional animation journalism effort relevant and updated. Become a Zippy Frames patron