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Luce Grosjean to Festivals: Stop Inviting Problematic Directors

MIYU Distribution head Luce Grosjean presented an intro statement at the 16th Animateka festival on the #MeToo movement and animation festival politics. Watch it below. Luce Grosjean , head of MIYU...

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles Wins at the European Film Awards 2019

The Spanish/Dutch feature Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles won the 2019 European Animated Feature Award in Berlin. Another victory for Spain in the European film awards. After the Another Day of...

Juan Pablo Zaramella Prepares CODA

The first details of the feature animation project Coda by Juan Pablo Zaramella. The stop-motion Argentinian artist Juan Pablo Zaramella has a feature animation film in the making. As first reported...

Selection Results for Anima Brussels 2020

The whole lineup of animation shorts selected for 2020 Anima Brussels festival. ANIMA, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival (21st February to 1st March 2020, Flagey, Brussels),...

Klaus Review: Dusting Off Familiar Toys

Review for the feature animation Klaus by Sergio Pablos. The recently celebrated Klaus film by Sergio Pablos has both in its storyline and mandate two aims: the first, to step back to narrate an...

EDITOR PICK 1: FRITZI, A Revolutionary Tale

Interview with the directors of Fritzi, A Revolutionary Tale feature animation

EDITOR PICK 2: Oscar-qualifying animation shorts


Oscar-qualifying short animation films presented / reviewed at Zippy Frames

Animation Shorts

Misplaced Memories by Ivana Radić: God Delusions...

Amanda Barbour interviews Ivana Radic on her stop-motion animation short Misplaced Memories...

Egg by Martina Scarpelli

Here's Egg animation short by Martina Scarpelli. A woman is locked in her home with an egg. She...

The Octopus by Tim Platt and Birgit Rathsmann

US directors Tim Platt and Birigt Rathsmann made the experimental 2D short Octopus. Watch the film...

Mémorable by Bruno Collet

The making of and our film review for the French animation short Mémorable by Bruno Collet. Armed...

Hors Piste by Leo Brunel, Loris Cavalier,...

Two dumb characters try to save a wounded person -and the world with him. Watch and learn about...

Carlotta's Face by Valentin Riedl and Frédéric...

The acclaimed (and Oscar-qualified) animation documentary short Carlotta's Face premieres online....

He Can't Live Without Cosmos by Konstantin Bronzit

Konstantin Bronzit has finished his second short on loneliness and the universe, his...

Filled with Wonder Once Again by Emily Scaife

Emily Scaife brings to visual life the song Filled with Wonder Once Again by Bill Fay. Emily...

Grand Bassin by Héloïse Courtois, Victori...

A swimming pool and a lot of traffic. Watch the Oscar-qualified Grand Bassin by Héloïse Courtois,...

Animation Festivals News

Acid Rain, Almost There, Teofrastus Get...

All the awards of the 2019 Animateka Festival in Ljubljana. The acclaimed film Acid Rain by Tomek...

Selection Results for Anima Brussels 2020

The whole lineup of animation shorts selected for 2020 Anima Brussels festival. ANIMA, the...

Anifilm Moves To Liberec, House of Czech...

Anifilm programme director Pavel Horáček explains to Zippy Frames the reasoning behind the...

Georges Schwizgebel Gets 2020 Animafest Zagreb...

The 30th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb Lifetime Achievement Award will go to...

Deep Love, Daughter, Toomas in the 2019 PÖFF...

Find all animation winners of the 2019 PÖFF Shorts festival in Tallinn. 42 films competed this...

Belgian and International Animation...

The very early highlights of the professional Futuranima section of Anima, Brussels. The Belgian...

Dutch animator Loek Vugs creates a hushed VR future in his experimental short, Future Thoughts.

 Future Thoughts is an experimental, short film by Loek Vugs showing a collection of ideas about everyday life and new technologies in the near future.

Using a pertinent VR intro, Loek Vugs gives a ride into what might be our own future (scanned children delivered, artificially planted and destroyed trees) makes the whole experience a more calm journey than the Jurassic Park-type real-life equivalents.

Using his composed shots as either a cubic or a flat canvas, Future Thoughts moves to high-angle shots or pans to instill the innovative future experience. As counter-intuitive as it may look like, the film transfers a calm experience of being there in the future (helped to the max by the sound design of Rik Kooyman).  It is neither optimistic (destruction follows as well) nor noirish (after all, trees are still green in the great big future). It is a meditative, elegant exercise on what might not be that fearful and not too spectacular either.

Loek Vugs [visit his own personal page]  is a designer and animator from the Netherlands, who likes to create minimalistic and playful animations and illustrations. Future Thoughts is his graduation film (M.A.) at AKV St. Joost.

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REVIEWS

Klaus Review: Dusting Off Familiar Toys

Review for the feature animation Klaus by Sergio Pablos. The recently celebrated Klaus film by Sergio Pablos has both in its storyline and mandate two aims: the first, to step back to narrate an...

Τhe Prince's Voyage Review: Looking for a Utopia

Film review for The Prince's Voyage by Jean-François Laguionie and Xavier Picard. There are certain things you tend to expect from a Jean-François Laguionie film in his later cinematic output: a...

More Than A Film: Zero Impunity Review by Blies Brothers and Denis Lambert

Olga Bobrowska reviews Zero Impunity by Blies Brothers and Denis Lambert. To choose what's most striking and powerful about Zero Impunity , a sincere documentary about sexual violence happening in...

Ville Neuve Review: Like A Fish Out of Water

Vassilis Kroustallis reviews the poetic and intimate Canadian animation feature Ville Neuve by Félix Dufour-Laperrière. How can you recast a broken bell? Félix Dufour-Laperrière 's sober, poetic and...

Away by Gints Zilbalodis Review: Your Eden Is Just Around the Harbour

Away is a prime 3D immersive experience without the use of sex, drugs or rock'n'roll. Read our review for the Latvian animation feature Away by Gints Zilbalodis. It will be definitely be compared...

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...

INTERVIEWS

Juan Pablo Zaramella, The Versatile Artist

Eliane Gordeeff chats with Argentinian animator Juan Pablo Zaramella during the 2019 Cinanima festival. Award-winning Argentine animator Juan Pablo Zaramella was at Cinanima presenting the MIX MEDIA...

Landscape Is the Lens Through Which I See the World: Interview with Sean Vicary

Our contributor Joseph Norman talks to the animator Sean Vicary. Sean Vicary has produced a series of animated works that explore the changing ecological and political climates, and how these impact...

Fritzi A Revolutionary Tale: Interview with Ralf Kukula & Matthias Bruhn

Zippy Frames interviews Ralf Kukula & Matthias Bruhn, directors of the animation feature Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale. A tale of politics, friendship and courage has already been released in Germany...

A Strange Anomaly In the System: Interview with Primanima Team

Interview with three members of the curator team of the 8th Primanima Festival: Anna Ida Orosz co-founder and artistic director, Dóra Bartal and Zsófi Herczeg curators. ZF: What are you proud of...

José Luis Farias, the Creator of 3DWire (oops!), of WEIRD!

Eliane Gordeeff talks to Creator and director of 3D Wire International Animation, Video Games and New Media Market, José Luis Farias . I was in Segovia this year (3-6 Oct 2019) to participated in...

Meet Mousse & Bichon by Vivement Lundi!

Zippy Frames caught up with the creators of the promising stop-motion series in development by Vivement Lunid!, Mousse & Bichon, during CARTOON Forum 2019. It was one of the most-attended CARTOON...

Tito and The Birds: Interview with Gabriel Bitar

Eliane Gordeeff talks with Gabriel Bitar, the Brazilian director of Tito and the Birds feature film. Our Zippy Frames Correspondent Eliane Gordeeff meets Gabriel Bitar, the Brazilian director of...

A Demonstration of Brilliance in Four Acts: Interview With Lucija Mrzljak and Morten Tšinakov (VIDEO)

Two talented independent animators from Croatia/ Estonia, Lucija Mrzljak and Morten Tšinakov, talk to our Zippy Frames contributor Kropka during Annecy Festival. 2D animation can be as narratively...

Helping Others to Speak Up: A Conversation with Zero Impunity team

Olga Bobrowska talks to Stephane Hueber-Blies, Nicolas Blies, Marion Guth and Denis Lambert ( Zero Impunity team) during the 2019 Annecy Festival. Zero Impunity is an artistic animated documentary...

Training - Pitching

Industry Day at Kaboom Animation Festival,...

Check the full schedule for the industry day (12 Nov 2019) at Kaboom Animation Festival. As was...

Animarkt, A Top Class Forum of Stop-Motion...

Our Zippy Frames contributor, Kropka reports from the 4th Animarkt Stop-Motion Forum (Lodz,...

Discover the Animarkt Stop Motion Forum 2019...

All winners of ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum 2019. ANIMARKT Pitching is a great opportunity to...

12 Animation Projects, 6 Film Professionals for...

12 Animated Projects and 6 Film Professionals Selected for the year-long training CEE Animation...

Muedra, Nuit Chérie, Je Sors Acheter des...

Find all winners of 3DWire. The 11th edition of 3D Wire already has its winners, the short films...

A 5-Day Celebration of Stop-Motion Animation at...

15 selected project for ANIMARKT 2019. Find what's happening its 4th edition. On 8-12 October Łódź...

CARTOON Forum 2019: Our Top Picks

Vassilis Kroustallis selects ten TV animation projects pitched at CARTOON Forum (16-19 Sep,...

Finding Your Look and Content: Report from 2019...

Vassilis Kroustallis reports from the 30th edition of CARTOON Forum in Toulouse, 16-19 September...

3D Wire Selection: 153 Animation Projects and 41...

3D Wire selects 153 projects that represent the vanguard of animation end video games. The 3D Wire...
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