Belgium: This year, Anima will be meeting its festival goers on its new streaming platform Anima Online

This year, Anima will be meeting its festival goers on its new streaming platform Anima Online. It will be available from 26 January on this website:

https://animafestival.be/en

For the price list, please see practical information.

A large part of the programme initially planned to be screened in cinemas will be available there from 12 to 21 February, with more than 250 films on demand! Additional virtual events and lives are planned to take place as extras.

To create an account on Anima Online or register to the live events, please wait until 26 January.

Discover all the details of our programme by browsing the menu on your left and visiting our Programme pages. You will discover our new feature films, the Belgian and international competitions, the terrific Animated Night, the special Valentine’s Day programme, f cuses that will make you discover the wonderful cinematography of Korea and the Balkans, lovely short films for children, … all of that with lots of additional information and attractive trailers!

We already wish you a great festival!

interview with Michel Ocelot

Michel Ocelot, a master of animated movies, had never shot in live-action… until his first time, a gift made to the 3e Scène. Fascinated by a body put in motion, this almost mechanical way muscles and joints co-exist with a dancer’s performance and inspiration, Michel Ocelot filmed the Premier Dancer Pablo Legasa dancing to Erik Satie’s Gnossienne n°1 in an aerial Parisian setting. A tribute to dance.

München: Scanline sucht Modeler – 3D – Modeling / Contract – Artist

Scanline VFX needs Senior Modeling Artists asap!! If you could start in the next one or two weeks please use following link for your application:

https://jobs.lever.co/scanlinevfx/b5e3fe07-adb3-4d18-9af8-d91db72a8e8b

At Scanline VFX, you will be contributing your talent towards working on exciting German and international shows.
Due to Covid, Scanline VFX is operating remotely until further notice. All open opportunities are WFH unless otherwise indicated.
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Reporting to the Modeling Supervisor, the well rounded Modeler will execute poly modeling skills for everything from creating environments, vehicles, props and characters to be used in production with an emphasis on photorealism, accuracy, detail, and function. Working with the in-house modeling pipeline, the Modeler is able to solve technical issues independently.

LONDON: LIAF 2021 – Now open for entries

The London International Animation Festival proudly showcases the whole spectrum of independent creative animation, showing that animation is for everyone.

Founded in 2003, LIAF aims to dispel the popular misconception that animation is just cartoons for kids by screening the broadest possible range of intelligent, entertaining and provocative current films on offer from all around the world as well as retrospectives and specialised sessions from countries and animators who don’t normally elicit such attention.

Our annual 10-day Festival includes gala premieres, retrospectives, Q&A’s with renowned filmmakers, workshops, audience voting, and the Best of the Festival screening. LIAF has grown to become much more than an annual Festival – we are programming more events, tours, screenings and masterclasses all year-round to as many cities and countries that invite us.

https://filmfreeway.com/LondonInternationalAnimationFestival?fbclid=IwAR2apWXHoO4YhcA0B7m7rT6lYeK_N4NGni3kEcr_RI7-y0PHCdJVEoxycVQ

Best International Film – cash award/prize
Best British Film – cash award/prize
Best Childrens Film – cash award/prize
Best Sound Design – cash award/prize
Best Late Night Bizarre film – cash award/prize
Bets music video – cash award/prize

The London International Animation Festival is one of the largest animation festivals in the world. We usually screen around 300 films each year in competitive, student, curated and retrospective programmes. LIAF also generates a smaller touring programme around the UK. When you enter your film to LIAF it is automatically considered for the tour as well, although we will send you separate invitations if we wish to screen your film outside of the festival.

Täglich einen Kurzen: „Britannia“ by Joanna Quinn

BRITANNIA – Animated film by Joanna Quinn. A biting and savage indictment of the development and demise of British Imperialism.

Home (2020 Version)

Direction/Animation: Joanna Quinn
Producer: David Parker & Colin Thomas
Voices: Christine Pritchard, Ben Heneghan
Sound and Music: Heneghan and Lawson
Date: 1993
Length: 5mins

Pixar Popcorn | Official Trailer | Disney+

Get ready for Pixar Popcorn, a collection of mini-shorts starring your favorite Pixar characters in all-new stories. All episodes streaming January 22 on Disney+. The collection of 10 mini shorts features characters from Pixar favorites like “Toy Story,” “Finding Nemo,” “Cars” and “The Incredibles” in all-new, bite-size stories created by Pixar Animation Studios’ talented animators.

Your Comments to our INDAC ONLINE TALK with TOMM MOORE about WOLFWALKERS

Thank you Johannes so much for your wonderful presentation!

Very appreciated. My 2D students watched it with me in class (on the big screen) and the time just flew by. Lots of great words of wisdom

(My favorite: “Designing beautiful solutions to our limitations”… my working philosophy since the changes imposed on my teaching since the covid-shutdowns, just so much more eloquently expressed)

And thank you again for allowing us to participate.

Regards

Charles

Charles Phillips

Animation Instructor | Vancouver Institute of Media Arts

Hi Johannes,

That was such a great talk yesterday! Thank you so much for organising and hosting, it was very enjoyable. It was amazing to hear such insight into the early stages, the concept, the artwork and the production. However I only managed to come on 45 min late, and I saw the talk was being recorded. Is it possible to watch the recording somewhere?
Thank you!

Dear Johannes Wolters,
thank you so much for the great talk yesterday. I really enjoyed the Q&A and the presentation of his previous work. It’s amazing what an insight we can get into someone’s work in just over an hour!
Thank you! I look forward to the next event. Please keep me posted.
Best,
Thank you, INDAC, for organizing yesterday’s talk with WOLFWALKERS-director/writer/producer Tomm Moore. This talk must have been one of the best sessions I ever attended – It gave an unique insight into the work and the thinking  of one of the world’s leading animation filmmakers. There were so many bits & pieces throughout the entire session which I found truly inspiring – both as a colleague as well as a fan.
Viele Grüße aus Wien!
Scriptwriter, Lilly the Witch

Hi Johannes!

Thank you so much for the talk yesterday, it was great!

When I went to the first Indac talk with Glen Keane about Over the Moon, I didn’t expect to leave the talk as inspired and having learned so much as I did! Johannes had so many good questions and knew so much about the history of animation and about films and the industry in general. It was very rounded and interesting talk. So when I heard about the talk with Tomm Moore about Wolfwalkers, I signed up as soon as I could and shared it with everyone I could. Tomm had prepared a wonderful presentation, and, once again, Johannes made so many good questions that were always backed up with his thorough knowledge of animation and put in good context.
The talks have been wonderfully interesting, very inspiring, also very very funny, and I always leave loving animation and filmmaking even more. Can’t wait for the next one!!

There you go!! Immense thanks for the talk! and thanks to everyone who worked on making it happen 🙂

Kind regard

Shariam Arpi

Hallo Johannes,

ich fand es mal wieder super gestern. Sehr persönlich und sehr sympathisch der Tomm.
Hier einen Satz auf Englisch:
I think this zoom interviews are a great format, because we have much more time to get to know the director. Maybe because Tomm Moore sat at home he talks very personal about his work and also privat things and gave us a great opportunity to understand his inspirations and how he and his team create such an outstanding piece of art.
Ist dir aufgefallen, dass ganz am Anfang des Films ein Dachs im Wald zu sehen war? Zufall?

Hi Johannes,

Der Talk gestern mit Tomm Moore war super. Die kleine Präsentation die er zusammengewurschtelt hatte fand ich auch ganz aufschlussreich. Ich finds immer schön hinter die Kulissen eines Films schauen zu können, die Entstehungsgeschichte zu verstehen bis zum Endprodukt. Tatsächlich find ichs interessanter wenn ein Filmemacher eher freestyle über seine Arbeit redet, als dass man sich durch ein Morast von uninteressanten Fragen kämpfen muss. Ist vielleicht ganz gut wenn du die Fragen dann schonmal im voraus kuratierst. Ich war beim Glen Keane Talk nicht dabei (ich muss gestehen dass ich Over the Moon auch nicht sehr gut fand) deshalb kann ich beide Talks nicht miteinander vergleichen.
Mir ist aufgefallen dass du gerne auf der deutschen Animationsszene herumhackst. Ich bin da völlig bei dir. Ich weiss nur nicht ob man das Thema in so einem Talk so breittreten sollte. Ich weiss nicht wie das bei internationalen (und deutschen) Gästen ankommt. Vielleicht mach ich mir auch zuviele Gedanken darüber…

Fazit: Sehr gelungener Talk. Hat sehr viel Spass gemacht!

Lieb Grüße,
Alex  Espigares

Lieber Johannes!

Vielen Dank für die gestrige Veranstaltung, die eine echte Bereicherung für mich war! Wegen einer parallelen Pflichtveranstaltung konnte ich nicht bis zum Ende bleiben, aber allein die Einleitung mit Tomm Moore und deine vertiefenden Fragen waren lustig, sympathisch und vor allem bewundernswert. Ich knabbere immer noch daran, dass er jünger aussieht als ich und schon Opa ist.

Gerade für Leute, die in der Branche arbeiten (möchten), sind diese Zusammenkünfte essentiell. Ich z.B. bin gerade als Autor für eine Animationsserie engagiert, die noch in der Skriptphase steckt, und profitiere von den Erwägungen und Prozesse der Gewerke, die später im Ablauf folgen, immer enorm. Jetzt muss ich nur noch warten, dass „Wolfwalkers“ auch auf deutsch verfügbar ist, damit auch meine Kinder in den Genuss kommen. Die ersten beiden kennen sie schon.

Ich drücke die Daumen, dass die Veranstaltung als ‚best  case scenario‘ herhalten kann. Für mich war es das.

Liebe Grüße aus Potsdam,

Heiko

Dear Johannes!

Thank you very much for yesterday’s event, which was a real enrichment for me! I couldn’t stay to the end because of a parallel mandatory event, but just the introduction with Tomm Moore and your in-depth questions were funny, sympathetic and above all admirable. I’m still processing the fact that he looks younger than me and is already a grandpa.

Especially for people who (want to) work in the industry, these gatherings are essential. For example, I’m currently hired as a writer for an animated series that’s still in the scripting phase, and I always benefit tremendously from the considerations and processes of the professionals that follow later in the process. Now I just have to wait for „Wolfwalkers“ to be available in German so my kids can enjoy it too. They already know the first two movies.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the event will hold up as a ‚best case scenario‘. For me it was.

Best regards from Potsdam,

Heiko Martens

web: www.heiko-martens.de

Animation goes Live Action: Fate: The Winx Saga | Offizieller Trailer | Netflix

„Fate: The Winx Saga“ erzählt die Coming-of-Age-Geschichte von fünf jungen Feen, die in einer Parallelwelt die Feenschule Alfea besuchen, um dort zu lernen, ihre magischen Kräfte zu beherrschen. Gleichzeitig bekommen sie es mit der Liebe, Rivalitäten und existenzbedrohenden Monstern zu tun. Abonniere den YouTube-Kanal von Netflix Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz: http://bit.ly/2QSZLs9

Über Netflix Netflix ist mit mehr als 195 Millionen zahlenden Mitgliedern in über 190 Ländern der größte Streaming-Entertainment-Dienst weltweit und bietet Zugriff auf eine große Auswahl vielfältiger Serien, Dokumentationen und Spielfilme in zahlreichen Sprachen. Mitglieder können die Inhalte jederzeit, überall und mit fast jedem beliebigen internetfähigen Endgerät unbegrenzt streamen, ohne dauerhafte Verpflichtungen einzugehen. Die Wiedergabe der ausgewählten Titel kann dabei ganz ohne Werbeunterbrechungen jederzeit gestartet, unterbrochen und fortgesetzt werden.

Täglich einen Kurzen: „Es geht ein Monster in meiner Küche um 🐆🌱🔥“ von Fabian Erlinghäuser und Tomm Moore (Cartoon Saloon)

Originalfassung siehe hier:

Täglich einen Kurzen: „There’s a monster in my kitchen“ von Fabian Erlinghäuser und Tomm Moore

 

Die Heimat des Jaguars 🐆 wird zerstört. Der König des Urwalds lebt im Amazonas. Doch der Amazonas wird durch Brandrodung zerstört. 😢🤬Schuld daran ist auch unser Fleischkonsum: Die Fleischproduktion verlangt eine menge Rinderweiden und Futtermittel. 👉🏻 Dafür wird der Regenwald zerstört. Der Jaguar verliert seine Heimat! Das EU-Mercosur Handelsabkommen wird den Fleischexport noch weiter befördern. Das Abkommen muss gestoppt und neu verhandelt werden. Lass uns gemeinsam dem Jaguar helfen und das Abkommen verhindern: https://act.gp/39hymI4 Übersetzung aus dem Englischen und Wortregie: Kai Grehn Gesprochen von Felix Kramer

Flora And Ulysses | Official Trailer | Disney+

The film is based on the Newbery Award-winning book about 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, whose parents have recently separated. After rescuing a squirrel she names Ulysses, Flora is amazed to discover he possesses unique superhero powers, which take them on an adventure of humorous complications that ultimately change Flora’s life–and her outlook–forever. „Flora & Ulysses“ stars Matilda Lawler, Alyson Hannigan, Ben Schwartz, Anna Deavere Smith, Danny Pudi, Benjamin Evans Ainsworth, Janeane Garofolo and Kate McCucci. It was directed by Lena Khan and produced by Gil Netter. Based on the novel „Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures“ by Kate DiCamillo, the film’s screenplay is by Brad Copeland. Katterli Frauenfelder and James Powers served as executive producers.

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