Summer Animation Festivals: The Friday Animation RoundupShawn Forno 06.02.2017
Summer fun and animation just seem to go hand in hand. New animated movies storm the box office, summer animation festivals take over lawns across the world, and lazy days are perfect for celebrating the best new animators in the world of online video.
This week’s animation roundup looks at new summer animation festivals, a few great animators, and the interesting history of whiteboard animation.
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Annecy Summer Animation Festival Survival Guide
We love the Annecy Festival (heck we’ve even had an animation in the Annecy Festival), but your first experience at a massive international animation festival can be daunting. Thankfully, Tunde Vollebrook put together this essential survival guide for Annecy first-timers.
Cartoon Brew Announces “CB Fest” for Short Animated Films
Speaking of summer animation festivals, Cartoon Brew has announced their own animation festival exclusively for animated shorts from around the globe. According to Cartoon Brew, “The first season of CB Fest will run for eight weeks in June and July, featuring the online debut of eight shorts from seven different countries — United States, Canada, Netherlands, Iran, France, Australia, and United Kingdom.”
The trailer is absolute fire. We can’t wait to see what CB puts together this summer (and hopefully more summers to come). Seriously, watch the trailer. It’s epic.
Variety Announces their “10 Animators to Watch” for 2017
Variety’s list of prominent and up and coming animators includes notables like:
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