Metro by Jacob Wyatt

You'll never want to lose your metro ticket again. Watch Metro by Jacob Wyatt.

Anibar International Animation Festival, 9-14 August: Programme

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Discover programme highlights from the 4th edition of Anibar International Animation Festival (9-14 August), Peja, Kosovo.

Preview: Jean-François Laguionie's Louise in the Winter

The new feature film by the French auteur Jean-François will hit French theaters in November 2016. Watch the extract.

Encounters festival announces Swiss theme for 2013

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Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, Bristol showcases Switzerland for its September 2013 edition.

Ottawa Int'l Animation Festival 2013: Selection highlights

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ottawaOttawa International Animation Festival announced its selection results for the 2013 edition. See some of the highlights.

 

The Ottawa International Animation Festival received a total of 1926 entries from 76 different countries this year.

Of those, 98 short films and 8 feature films were chosen for competition. In addition, 50 showcase films were chosen to represent the efforts of the Canadian, International, and Student communities.

Phil Mulloy returns to OIAF after his awarded feature (in 2011) Dead But Not Buried. His third instalment of the Christies' series, The Pain and the Pity, is one of the not-to-be-missed noir films at the festival.

Don Hertzfeldt has assembled the 3 short stories of everyday Bill into a feature, It's Such A Beautiful Day [review], and enters into feature competition.

 The irreverent (and dead) Graham Chapman is always a fit subject for a festival which takes pride in screening varieties of twisted animation.

His fake autobiographical story is represented by 14 UK animation studios in A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Graham Chapman.

Unlike the Annecy festival, OIAF has selected no feature films out of competition. Here's the whole list:

  • A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of  Graham Chapman Jeff Simpson & Bill Jones & Ben Timlett Bill and Ben Productions, UK
  • Ánima Buenos Aires ,María Ramírez CT Producciones, Caloi en su Tinta, Argentina
  • Couleur De Peau: Miel (Approved For Adoption) Laurent Boileau & Jung Mosaïque Films, Artémis Productions, France & Belgium
  • Cycle Zoltán Sóstai Gábor Imgrund, Gábor P. Koltai Hungary
  • It's Such A Beautiful Day Don Hertzfeldt Bitter Films, USA
  • O Menino e o Mundo (The Boy and The World) Alê Abreu, Brazil
  • The Pain and The Pity Phil Mulloy Spectre Design Ltd, UK
  • Tito On Ice Max Andersson & Helena Ahonen Nail Films Sweden & Germany

OIAF separates its short competition categories into narrative and experimental animation.  Joanna Priestley (Split Ends), the Oscar-awarded Thomas Stellmach with his Virtuoso Virtual, and the new film of Theodore Ushev, Gloria Victoria  are among the contestants.

Chris Landreth with his Annecy-awarded Subconscious Password features in the narrative category.

The Dutch artist Rosto presents his new effort Lonely Bones, and Emma De Swae & Marc James Roels continue their festival tour with the multi-awarded Oh Willy...

Jérémy Clapin (Skhizein) narrates a tale of a boy and a bird in Palmipédarium, and the previous Ottawa winner Ben Cady (The goat and the well) participates in the graduation section. See all selection results.

Carolina López Caballero, Elliot Cowan, Ged Haney, Fran Krause, Fran Krause , Michèle Lemieux, and Megan Turnbull comprise the OIAF International jury.

The 2013 edition of OIAF takes place between 18 and 22 September 2013.

See the complete festival schedule.

 

Pessoa, Reckart, Henderson in the Cartoon D'Or finalists

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The 6 finalists for  the Cartoon D'Or award (Best European short animated film) have been announced.

Fear of Flying by Conor Finnegan

A bird with a Fear of Flying tries to avoid heading South for the winter.  Watch the sweet short by Irish animator Conor Finnegan.

Never like the first time! by Jonas Odell

The first sexual experience described in this affective animated doc by Jonas Odell.

The Man Who Saw A Boat by Henrique Barone

Brazilian animator Henrique Barone contemplates a life above the ocean bed in The Man Who Saw A Boat. Watch the film.

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