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

Wolfwalkers by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart | Film Review

Vassilis Kroustallis reviews the latest Cartoon Saloon animation feature...

Festival Report: Cardiff Animation Festival October 2020

Joseph Norman reports from Cardiff Animation Festival 2020. This week, Zippy...

On (The) Line: Notes on Ottawa International Animation Festival 2020

Mikhail Gurevich reports on the 2020 online edition of Ottawa International...

New Year by Diana Gradinaru and Rory Waudby Tolley

A post-apocalyptic comedy "New Year', the animation short by Diana Gradinaru...

The (Hard) Construction Of An Animation Festival: Interview With ReAnima...

Bergen International Animation Festival ReAnima organizers talk to Zippy...

Latest

SAR, A New Animation Residency for CGI Environmental Projects

Luce Grosjean talks about The Sustainability Animation Residency (SAR) created in Southern France...

Mantaro - A Coffee Full of Mystery by Attila Hartung and Péter Vácz

Hungarian director duo, Attila Hartung and Péter Vácz directed the mixed media (live-action &...

Animarkt Stop Motion Forum 2020: Report

Vassilis Kroustallis reports from the Animarkt Stop Motion Forum event (6-10 October 2020). What a...

First Masterclasses for Anima Brussels 2021

Futuranima, part of Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival, and its...

Precious, I'm Here, Room with a Sea View, Matlida in PÖFF Shorts Winners 2020

Find all winners of the PÖFF Shorts (Animation Competition) that took place in Tallinn, Estonia....

Secret by Eric Leiser & Hot Jam Factory

US independent filmmaker Eric Leiser presents his latest animation short and Hot Jame Factory...

Piccolo Festival de Animazione 2020: All Highlights

From December 27th to December 30th the animation lovers have an unmissable online meeting with...

'Bursting out on the Edges': Interview with French Director Paul Cabon

Joseph Norman talks to animation director Paul Cabon about his new film, Nettle Head . Last week,...

10 Animation Shorts for the Goya Awards 2021

Find the 10 animation shorts shortlisted for the Spanish Goya animation awards. 10 animation...

The new film by the director of Summer Wars will screen at the French festival, with a fall 2018 theatrical release to follow.

GKIDS, production and distribution animation company, has just made the announcement (17th of April) in New York, of the screening of MIRAI from Japan’s Studio Chizu in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the French festival. The film is written and helmed by Mamoru Hosoda, director The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. GKIDS will release the film theatrically this fall.

This is not the first time for GKIDS’ showcase at Cannes. Previous appearances include Ernest & Celestine, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, and My Life as a Zucchini, all of which were nominated for Best Animated Feature Academy Award®.

The story of MIRAI follows a young boy named Kun who feels forgotten by his family when his little sister Mirai arrives. Running away from home, Kun stumbles upon a magical garden that serves as time-traveling gateway where he encounters his mother as a little girl and has a series of adventures with his baby sister all grown up, opening up a new perspective on his world.

Since 2010, GKIDS has scored ten Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, and The Breadwinner in 2018. The company also handles North American distribution for the Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others. They recently launched ANIMATION IS FILM, an annual LA-based film festival, which welcomes daring and innovative filmmakers of the medium.

Studio Chizu is the animation studio and Director Mamoru Hosoda’s headquarters that was established in 2011. Director Hosoda gave the studio its name, Chizu (“map” in Japanese). There is a long history of animation films, but there are still unexplored motifs and themes with limitless possibilities. To discover a new continent of movies that nobody has ever seen before and to draw a new map on that uncharted land. The name of the studio embodies this philosophy. The studio is a place that embraces Director Hosoda’s thoughts and philosophies on movies and is his works themselves.

Directors’ Fortnight is a section organized by the French Directors’ Guild and held in parallel with the Cannes Film Festival. This year’s Directors’ Fortnight takes place from May 9–19.

Mirai by GKIDS productions premieres this fall in theaters across North America.

Want to read more articles like this?

   

 

 

 

 

Support Zippy Frames

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