RAYA UND DER LETZTE DRACHE – ab Freitag, 5. März exklusiv mit VIP-Zugang auf Disney+

Inspiriert von den Kulturen und Einwohnern Südostasiens entführt Disneys RAYA UND DER LETZTE DRACHE kleine und große Zuschauer in eine Welt voller magischer Wesen, Abenteuer und täuschend echt animierter Landschaften. Mit viel Herz und einer großen Portion Humor wird die tapfere Kriegerin Raya die Zuschauer auf eine mitreißende und spannende Reise mitnehmen, die niemand jemals vergessen wird.

Vor langer Zeit lebten in Kumandra Menschen und Drachen in völliger Harmonie zusammen. Aber als finstere Monster, die sogenannten Druun, das Land bedrohten, opferten sich die Drachen, um die Menschheit zu retten. Jetzt, 500 Jahre später, sind dieselben düsteren Wesen zurückgekehrt und das Schicksal von Kumandra liegt in den Händen einer einzigen Kriegerin: Raya! Um die Druun endgültig aufzuhalten, muss sie den letzten verbliebenen Drachen aufspüren. Während ihrer aufregenden Reise stellt Raya jedoch fest, dass es mehr als nur Drachenmagie braucht, um die Welt zu retten…

Für die Regie zeichnen Oscar®-Preisträger Don Hall (BAYMAX – RIESIGES ROBOWABOHU) und Carlos López Estrada, bekannt durch den von der Kritik gefeierten Independent-Film BLINDSPOTTING, verantwortlich. Autor Qui Nguyen („Botschaften von Anderswo“, „The Society“) und Autorin Adele Lim (CRAZY RICH, „Lethal Weapon“, „Reign“) schrieben das Drehbuch zum Film. Produzentin Osnat Shurer (VAIANA) und ihr Kollege Peter Del Vecho (DIE EISKÖNIGIN – VÖLLIG UNVERFROREN und DIE EISKÖNIGIN 2) stellen mit Raya erneut eine starke weibliche Figur in den Mittelpunkt eines Disney-Films. Während der Dreharbeiten arbeiteten die Filmemacher eng mit dem „Raya Southeast Asia Story Trust“ zusammen, bestehend aus zahlreichen Experten aus der Region.

In der Originalversion des Films sind zahlreiche prominente Stimmen zu hören, u.a. von Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Sandra Oh und Benedict Wong.

Annie Awards Nominations 2020

https://annieawards.org/nominations

1. Best Feature
Onward
Pixar Animation Studios
Star
Soul
Pixar Animation Studios
Star
The Croods: A New Age
DreamWorks Animation
Star
The Willoughbys
Netflix Presents A BRON Animation Production in association with Creative Wealth Media
Star
Trolls World Tour
DreamWorks Animation
Star
2. Best Indie Feature
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Studiocanal and Aardman present in association with Anton Capital Entertainment An Aardman Production for Netflix
Star
Calamity Jane
Maybe Movies
Star
On-Gaku: Our Sound
Rock’n Roll Mountain, Tip Top
Star
Ride Your Wave
Science SARU
Star
Wolfwalkers
Apple / GKIDS
Star
3. Best Special Production
Baba Yaga
Baobab Studios
Star
Libresse / Bodyform – #WombStories
Chelsea Pictures
Star
Nixie & Nimbo
Hornet
Star
Shooom’s Odyssey
Picolo Pictures
Star
The Snail and the Whale
Magic Light Pictures
Star
4. Best Short Subject
Filles Bleues, Peur Blanche
Miyu Productions
Star
KKUM
open the portal
Star
Souvenir Souvenir
Blast Production
Star
The Places Where We Live (Cake)
FX Productions and FX
Star
World of Tomorrow Episode Three: The Absent Destinations of David Prime
Don Hertzfeldt
Star
5. Best Sponsored
Erste Group ‚Edgar’s Christmas‘
Passion Animation Studios
Star
Max & Maxine
Hornet
Star
The Last Mile
Nexus Studios
Star
There’s a Monster in my Kitchen
Cartoon Saloon, Mother
Star
Travel the Vote
Hornet
Star
6. Best TV/Media – Preschool
Buddi
Episode: Snow
Unanico Group
Star
Muppet Babies
Episode: Wock-a-bye-Fozzie
Oddbot / Disney Junior
Star
Stillwater
Episode: The Impossible Dream / Stuck in the Rain
Apple / Gaumont / Scholastic
Star
The Adventures of Paddington
Episode: Paddington Digs a Tunnel to Peru
Blue-Zoo Animation Studio and Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Star
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I am Madam President
Episode: I am Madam President
9 Story Media Group, Brown Bag Films
Star
7. Best TV/Media – Children
Hilda
Episode: Chapter 9: The Deerfox
Silvergate Media for Netflix
Star
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Episode: Finale Part 4: Rise
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Star
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Episode: Heart Part 2
DreamWorks Animation
Star
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Episode: Shattered
Lucasfilm Animation
Star
Victor And Valentino
Episode: The Lonely Haunts Club 3: La Llorona
Cartoon Network Studios
Star
8. Best TV/Media – General Audience
Close Enough
Episode: Logan’s Run’d/Room Parents
Cartoon Network Studios
Star
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal
Episode: Coven Of The Damned
Cartoon Network Studios
Star
Harley Quinn
Episode: Something Borrowed, Something Green
Eshugadee Productions in association with Warner Bros. Animation
Star
Rick and Morty
Episode: The Vat of Acid Episode
Rick and Morty LLC
Star
The Midnight Gospel
Episode: Mouse of Silver
Titmouse Animation for Netflix
Star
9. Best Student Film
100,000 Acres of Pine
Student Director: Jennifer Alice Wright
School: The Animation Workshop
Star
Coffin
Student Director: Yuanqing Cai, Nathan Crabot, Houzhi Huang, Mikolaj Janiw, Mandimby Lebon, Théo Tran Ngoc
School: Gobelins, l’école de l’image
Star
La Bestia
Student Director: Marlijn Van Nuenen, Ram Tamez, Alfredo Gerard Kuttikatt
School: Gobelins, l’école de l’image
Star
Latitude du printemps
Student Director: Sylvain Cuvillier, Chloé Bourdic, Théophile Coursimault, Noémie Halberstam, Maŷlis Mosny, Zijing Ye
School: Rubika
Star
O Black Hole!
Student Director: Renee Zhan
Student Producer: Jesse Romain
School: National Film and Television School, UK
Star
10. Best FX for TV/Media
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers
Episode: Sirocco Fire Explosion
Production Company: DreamWorks Animation
FX Production Company: DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor
Chris Browne, Brand Webb, Russell Richardson, Ardy Ala, Reggie Fourmyle
Star
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
Episode: Welcome to Jurassic World
Production Company: DreamWorks Animation
FX Production Company: CGCG
Emad Khalili, Ivan Wang
Star
Lamp Life
Episode: Lamp Life
Pixar Animation Studios
Greg Gladstone, Keith Daniel Klohn, Matthew Wong
Star
Tales of Arcadia: Wizards
Episode: Killahead, Part Two
Production Company: DreamWorks Animation
FX Production Company: Original Force
Greg Lev, Igor Lodeiro, Brandon Tyra, Cui Wei, Ma Xiao
Star
Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy (Siege)
Episode: Episode 6
Production Company: Rooster Teeth Productions for Netflix
FX Production Company: Rooster Teeth Studios and Polygon Pictures Inc. for Netflix
Masanori Sakakibara
Star
11. Best FX for Feature
Over the moon
Production Company: Netflix / Pearl Studio
FX Production Company: Sony Pictures Imageworks
Ian Farnsworth, Brian Casper, Reinhold Rittinger, Zoran Stojanoski , Jennifer Lasrado
Star
Soul
Production Company: Pixar Animation Studios
FX Production Company: Pixar Animation Studios
Tolga Göktekin, Carl Kaphan, Hiroaki Narita, Enrique Vila, Kylie Wijsmuller
Star
The Croods: A New Age
Production Company: DreamWorks Animation
FX Production Company: DreamWorks Animation
Amaury Aubel, Domin Lee, Alex Timchenko, Andrew Wheeler, Derek Cheung
Star
Trolls World Tour
Production Company: DreamWorks Animation
FX Production Company: DreamWorks Animation
Zachary Glynn, Landon Gray, Youxi Woo, John Kosnik, Doug Rizeakos
Star
Wolfwalkers
Production Company: Apple / GKIDS
FX Production Company: Cartoon Saloon
Kim Kelly, Leena Lecklin, Frédéric Plumey, Almu Redondo, Nicole Storck
Star
12. Best Character Animation – TV/Media
Alien Xmas
Netflix Presents Fairview Entertainment / Sonar Entertainment / Chiodo Bros. Productions
Kim Blanchette
Star
BoJack Horseman
Episode: Good Damage
Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix
James Bowman
Star
Cosmos: Possible Worlds
Episode: Vavilov
Starburns Industries
Dan MacKenzie
Star
Hilda
Silvergate Media for Netflix
David Laliberté
Star
Lamp Life
Episode: Lamp Life
Pixar Animation Studios
Lucas Fraga Pacheco
Star
13. Best Character Animation – Feature
Onward
Pixar Animation Studios
Shaun Chacko
Star
Soul
Pixar Animation Studios
Michal Makarewicz
Star
The Croods: A New Age
DreamWorks Animation
Rani Naamani
Star
The Willoughbys
Netflix Presents A BRON Animation Production in association with Creative Wealth Media
Andrés Bedate Martin
Star
Wolfwalkers
Apple / GKIDS
Emmanuel Asquier-Brassart
Star
14. Best Character Animation – Live Action
The Christmas Chronicles 2
Production Company: Netflix Presents A 26th Street Pictures / Wonder Worldwide Production
FX Production Company: Weta Digital
Nick Stein, Caroline Ting, Sebastian Trujillo, David Yabu, Paul Ramsden
Star
The Mandalorian
Production Company: Lucasfilm
FX Production Company: Image Engine
Nathan Fitzgerald, Leo Ito, Chris Rogers, Eung Ho Lo, Emily Luk
Star
The Umbrella Academy 2
Production Company: UCP for Netflix
FX Production Company: Weta Digital
Aidan Martin, Hunter Parks, Craig Young, Viki Yeo, Krystal Sae Eua
Star
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures
FX Production Company: Framestore
Anders Beer, Marianne Morency, Hennadii Prykhodko, Sophie Burie, Cedric Le Poullennec
Star
15. Best Character Animation – Video Game
League of Legends
Riot Games, Inc.
Jose „Sho“ Hernandez, Lana Bachynski , Christopher Hsing, Matthew Johnson, Jason Hendrich
Star
Marvels Spider-Man Miles Morales
Insomniac Games
Brian Wyser, Michael Yosh, Danny Garnett, David Hancock
Star
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Moon Studios Xbox Game Studios iam8bit
Jim Donovan, Warren Goff, Boris Hiestand, Kim Nguyen, Jason Martinsen
Star
The Last of Us Part II
Naughty Dog
Jeremy Yates, Eric Baldwin, Almudena Soria, Michal Mach, August Davies
Star
16. Best Character Design – TV/Media
Amphibia
Episode: The Shut-In!
Disney TV Animation
Joe Sparrow
Star
BNA
Episode: Runaway Raccoon
Trigger / Netflix
Yusuke Yoshigaki
Star
Craig of the Creek
Cartoon Network Studios
Danny Hynes
Star
Looney Tunes Cartoons
Warner Bros. Animation
Jim Soper
Star
The Owl House
Episode: Young Blood, Old Souls
Disney Television Animation
Marina Gardner
Star
17. Best Character Design – Feature
Soul
Pixar Animation Studios
Daniel López Muñoz
Star
The Croods: A New Age
DreamWorks Animation
Joe Pitt
Star
The Willoughbys
Netflix Presents A BRON Animation Production in association with Creative Wealth Media
Craig Kellman
Star
Trolls World Tour
DreamWorks Animation
Timothy Lamb
Star
Wolfwalkers
Apple / GKIDS
Federico Pirovano
Star
18. Best Direction – TV/Media
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal
Episode: Plague Of Madness
Cartoon Network Studios
Genndy Tartakovsky
Star
Great Pretender
Episode: Case 1_1: Los Angeles Connection
Production I.G. for Fuji Television Network and Netflix
Hiro Kaburagi
Star
Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart
Episode: Mao Mao’s Nakey
Titmouse Inc / Cartoon Network Studios
Michael Moloney
Star
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Episode: Battle Nexus NYC
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Alan Wan
Star
The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse
Episode: Hard to Swallow
Disney Television Animation
Eddie Trigueros
Star
19. Best Direction – Feature
Calamity Jane
Maybe Movies
Rémi Chayé
Star
Over the Moon
Netflix Presents a Netflix/Pearl Studio Production / a Glen Keane Productions Presentation
Glen Keane
Star
Ride Your Wave
Science SARU
Masaaki Yuasa
Star
Soul
Pixar Animation Studios
Pete Docter, Kemp Powers
Star
Wolfwalkers
Apple / GKIDS
Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart
Star
20. Best Music – TV/Media
Blood of Zeus
Episode: Escape or Die
Powerhouse Animation Studios for Netflix
Paul Edward-Francis
Star
Mira Royal Detective
Episode: The Great Diwali Mystery
Wild Canary / Disney Junior
Amritha Vaz, Matthew Tishler, Jeannie Lurie
Star
Star Trek: Lower Decks
Episode: Crisis Point
CBS’s Eye Animation Productions, Titmouse; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment
Chris Westlake
Star
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Episode: Victory and Death
Lucasfilm Animation
Kevin Kiner
Star
The Tiger That Came to Tea
Lupus Films
David Arnold, Don Black
Star
21. Best Music – Feature
Onward
Pixar Animation Studios
Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna
Star
Over the Moon
Netflix Presents a Netflix/Pearl Studio Production / a Glen Keane Productions Presentation
Steven Price, Christopher Curtis, Marjorie Duffield, Helen Park
Star
Soul
Pixar Animation Studios
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste
Star
The Willoughbys
Netflix Presents A BRON Animation Production in association with Creative Wealth Media
Mark Mothersbaugh, Alessia Cara, Jon Levine, Colton Fisher
Star
Wolfwalkers
Apple / GKIDS
Bruno Coulais, Kíla –
Star
22. Best Production Design – TV/Media
Baba Yaga
Baobab Studios
Glenn Hernandez, Matthieu Saghezchi
Star
Shooom’s Odyssey
Picolo Pictures
Julien Bisaro
Star
The Adventures of Paddington
Episode: Paddington And Halloween
Blue-Zoo Animation Studio and Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Negar Bagheri
Star
To: Gerard
DreamWorks Animation
Raymond Zibach
Star
Trash Truck
Glen Keane Productions for Netflix
Eastwood Wong, Sylvia Liu, Elaine Lee, Tor Aunet, Lauren Zurcher
Star
23. Best Production Design – Feature
Onward
Pixar Animation Studios
Noah Klocek, Sharon Calahan, Huy Nguyen, Bert Berry, Paul Conrad
Star
Soul
Pixar Animation Studios
Steve Pilcher, Albert Lozano, Paul Abadilla, Bryn Imagire
Star
The Willoughbys
Netflix Presents A BRON Animation Production in association with Creative Wealth Media
Kyle McQueen
Star
Trolls World Tour
DreamWorks Animation
Kendal Cronkhite Shaindlin, Timothy Lamb
Star
Wolfwalkers
Apple / GKIDS
María Pareja, Ross Stewart, Tomm Moore
Star
24. Best Storyboarding – TV/Media
Archibald’s Next Big Thing
Episode: Baritone Tea Part 1
DreamWorks Animation
Ben McLaughlin
Star
Big City Greens
Episode: Cheap Show
Walt Disney Television Animation
Kiana Khansmith
Star
Looney Tunes Cartoons
Warner Bros. Animation
Andrew Dickman
Star
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge
Warner Bros. Animation
Milo Neuman
Star
Shooom’s Odyssey
Picolo Pictures
Julien Bisaro
Star
25. Best Storyboarding – Feature
Earwig and the Witch
Studio Ghibli
Goro Miyazaki
Star
Over the Moon
Netflix Presents a Netflix/Pearl Studio Production / a Glen Keane Productions Presentation
Glen Keane
Star
Soul
Pixar Animation Studios
Trevor Jimenez
Star
The Croods: A New Age
DreamWorks Animation
Evon Freeman
Star
Wolfwalkers
Apple / GKIDS
Guillaume Lorin
Star
26. Best Voice Acting – TV/Media
Dragons Rescue Riders
Episode: Hunt for the Golden Dragon
DreamWorks Animation
Jeff Bennett (Erik the Wretched)
Star
It’s Pony
Episode: Episode 107
Blue-Zoo Animation and Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Jessica DiCicco (Annie)
Star
Phineas and Ferb the Movie
Episode: Candace Against the Universe
Walt Disney Television Animation & Disney+
Ashley Tisdale (Candace)
Star
Tales of Arcadia: Wizards
Episode: Our Final Act
DreamWorks Animation
David Bradley (Merlin)
Star
ThunderCats ROAR!
Episode: ThunderSlobs
Warner Bros. Animation
Patrick Seitz (Mumm-Ra, Tygra)
Star
27. Best Voice Acting – Feature
Earwig and the Witch
Studio Ghibli
Vanessa Marshall (Bella Yaga)
Star
Onward
Pixar Animation Studios
Tom Holland (Ian Lightfoot)
Star
Over the Moon
Netflix Presents a Netflix/Pearl Studio Production / a Glen Keane Productions Presentation
Robert G. Chiu (Chin)
Star
The Croods: A New Age
DreamWorks Animation
Nicolas Cage (Grug)
Star
Wolfwalkers
Apple / GKIDS
Eva Whittaker (Mebh Óg MacTíre)
Star
28. Best Writing – TV/Media
Big Mouth
Episode: The New Me
Netflix
Andrew Goldberg, Patti Harrison, Andrew Goldberg
Star
Craig of the Creek
Cartoon Network Studios
Jeff Trammell, Tiffany Ford, Dashawn Mahone, Najja Porter
Star
Fancy Nancy
Episode: Nancy’s New Friend
Disney Television Animation
Krista Tucker, Andy Guerdat, Matt Hoverman, Laurie Israel, Marisa Evans-Sanden
Star
Harley Quinn
Episode: Something Borrowed, Something Green
Eshugadee Productions in association with Warner Bros. Animation
Sarah Peters
Star
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Episode: Heart Part 2
DreamWorks Animation
Noelle Stevenson
Star
29. Best Writing – Feature
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Studiocanal and Aardman present in association with Anton Capital Entertainment An Aardman Production for Netflix
Mark Burton, Jon Brown
Star
Onward
Pixar Animation Studios
Dan Scanlon, Jason Headley, Keith Bunin
Star
Over the Moon
Netflix Presents a Netflix/Pearl Studio Production / a Glen Keane Productions Presentation
Audrey Wells
Star
Soul
Pixar Animation Studios
Pete Docter, Mike Jones, Kemp Powers
Star
Wolfwalkers
Apple / GKIDS
Will Collins
Star
30. Best Editorial – TV/Media
Cops and Robbers
Lawrence Bender Productions for Netflix
Brandon Terry, Ezra Dweck, Del Spiva
Star
Hilda
Episode: Chapter 9: The Deerfox
Silvergate Media for Netflix
John McKinnon
Star
If Anything Happens I Love You
Gilbert Films / Oh Good Productions for Netflix
Peter Ettinger, Michael Babcock
Star
Lamp Life
Episode: Lamp Life
Pixar Animation Studios
Serena Warner
Star
To: Gerard
DreamWorks Animation
James Ryan
Star
31. Best Editorial – Feature
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Studiocanal and Aardman present in association with Anton Capital Entertainment An Aardman Production for Netflix
Sim Evan-Jones, ACE, Adrian Rhodes
Star
Calamity Jane
Maybe Movies
Benjamin Massoubre
Star
Onward
Pixar Animation Studios
Catherine Apple, Anna Wolitzky, Dave Suther
Star
Soul
Pixar Animation Studios
Kevin Nolting, Gregory Amundson, Robert Grahamjones, Amera Rizk
Star
The Willoughbys
Netflix Presents A BRON Animation Production in association with Creative Wealth Media
Fiona Toth, Ken Schretzmann, ACE

Calls — Official Trailer l Apple TV+

Introducing Calls, a show unlike any you’ve seen or heard before. This groundbreaking new series is told entirely through 12-minute phone conversations. Featuring Nick Jonas, Lily Collins, Pedro Pascal & more.

Watch Calls on the Apple TV App with an Apple TV+ subscription. https://apple.co/_Calls​

Based on the buzzy French series of the same name, Calls is a groundbreaking immersive television experience that masterfully uses only audio and minimal abstract visuals to tell bone-chilling snackable stories. Launching in a binge model worldwide, all nine 12-minute episodes are told through a series of phone calls that use sharp writing, compelling voice talent and graphics to aid in transcribing the darkly dramatic conversations onto the screen. These relatable scenarios transport the audience into familiar situations that quickly become surreal with thrilling and frightening moments.

Featuring Lily Collins, Rosario Dawson, Mark Duplass & more, Calls proves that the real terror lies in one’s interpretation of what they cannot see on the screen and the unsettling places one’s imagination can take them.

Berlin: Berlinale Talents 2021 UpdateNews by Marie Ketzscher

Dear animation lovers,

At this moment, festival’s talent-furthering initiative Berlinale Talents  takes place during the first part of the twofold Berlinale (March 1-5), inviting 205 Talents for its 19th edition under the theme DREAMS in a fully virtual edition. We are very pleased to tell you that, once again, we have one public event in the livestream (available worldwide) that is focusing on animation, featuring Tristan Oliver, known for his camera work on Wes Anderson’s films (“Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “Isle of Dogs”), several Aardman features, “Loving Vincent” and also the upcoming Ari Folman movie. The event will be livestreamed from a film set, a miniature of a known Berlin building entrance, that was built by the set designers Uli Hanisch (Queen’s Gambit) and Josef Brandl.

Moreover, Talents assembles various interesting protagonists from the animation industry – as well as film creatives who venture into the realm of animation on occasion. We hope that the talk, film set and ideally even our Talents spark your interest and/or even inspire you.

What a Small World: Animation in Miniature
Fri 5th, 16:00 – 17:30 CET
Tristan Oliver, Björn Susen moderated by Andrew Amondson
Big or small worlds, our love for stop motion animation film transcends all dimensions. And our guest in this session has been one of the most habile creators of these gripping miniature universes on the big screen: Tristan Oliver, the animation cinematographer for all time favourites like Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit and movies by Wes Anderson like Fantastic Mr. Fox, Isle of Dogs and the still rather secret The French Dispatch. From London, but accompanied by his gaffer and camera operator in Berlin, Tristan embarks with us on a live lighting session with an original set piece from the famous laboratory sequence in Isle of Dogs in our studio. Sharing insights on his creative processes, Tristan unveils his search for the „real enough:“ the dream state of stop motion animation where the intricate manual labour takes on new proportions in our minds. finished.
https://www.berlinale-talents.de/bt/programme/event/3856

And here are those Talents to do with animation:

  • Paulina Ziolkowska, studied in Wroclaw and Lodz studiert, currently a DAAD master student at the Konrad Wolf; she is the director behind 2D animated films such as „O Matko!“, which won the Golden Jabberwocky at Etiuda & Anima in 2017 as well as as „Na zwdrowie!“(part of the Berlinale 2018 Generation selection). A Film that acquired new layers of meaning with the Covid 19 pandemic:

  • Ülo Pikkov from Estonia, known for his elaborated (stop motion) films such as „Body Memory“ about how the body remembers trauma across different generations focussing on the horror of deportation (2011) that won many international awards, among them main prizes at the Krakow Film Festival and Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival as well as various special mentions, „Tik-Tak“ (2014) or his most recent film “ The Tortoise and the Hare“ (2020)

BODY MEMORY from Ülo Pikkov on Vimeo.

  • Abigail Addison from the UK, a producer for animated short films and director of Animate Projects, an agency that works at the intersection of animation, film and art. She produced Samantha Moore’s “Bloomers” (Best British Film at London International Animation Festival 2019) and two Elizabeth Hobbs films – “The Flounder” and “I’m ok” (BAFTA nominee) (co-production with Jelena Popovic from the NFB)

Bloomers from Samantha Moore on Vimeo.

  • the dual French and Canadian citizen Julien Chheng, an animation artist and director – he is set to co-direct the sequel to the award-winning feature “Ernest and Celestine”, co-directed the series „ERNEST ET CELESTINE, LA COLLECTION“ together with Jean-Christophe Roger (2017) and was the executive producer/production manager/animation director for several episodes of Genndy Tartakovsky’s series „Primal“ (2019) and „Mune“ (2015)

  • the director Antoine Chapon from France, who is interested in a political critique of new technologies and new media. His work traverses different fields or work such as installations, photographs and film, often 3D animations, trying out new forms of filmmaking. His film „My Own Landscapes“ (2020) about PTSD and the gamification of war won the Silver Sesterce Award for Best Short Film at the Visions du Réel festival.

My Own Landscapes (2020) Trailer from Antoine Chapon on Vimeo.

  • Giulia Tagliavia from Italy, a composer who scored several hybrid documentaries, among them: „Samouni Road“ (live action, scratchboard animation and drone footage recreations) which was screened in the Directors‘ Fortnight section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and won the Œil d’or prize for best documentary

SAMOUNI ROAD // ANIMATION MAKING OF from Picofilms on Vimeo.

  • the Iranian director and screenwriter Leila Khalilzadeh, who has directed, written, and produced short fiction, animation, and documentary films that have been showcased at film festivals such as the Berlinale, Festival du nouveau cinema, Bilbao, and UCLA.

The Garden of a Thousand Girls – Trailer from Leila Khalilzadeh on Vimeo.

  • Mirjam Skal from Switzerland- she composes, orchestrates and produces; her credits include „Market of Lost Things“ (TAURUS awards for best music in an animated film at the Animatou International Film Festival)

TEASER The Market of Lost Things from Zaide Kutay on Vimeo.

  • UK-based and Portugese sound designer Ines Adriana, documentaries and drama make up the big part of her filmography that also includes David McShane’s „Solar Plexus“, which was picked for the Cannes Cinéfondation programme in 2019 and picked up several awards around the globe; she’s collaborating with McShane on his next short

Solar Plexus (Trailer) from David McShane on Vimeo.

  • US-based Merve Caydere Dobai from Turkey, whose work as a production designer and art director animated shorts such as „The Mother of All Flowers“, which she also directed. She is also a set designer, for example for the upcoming „Pinocchio“ (a stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film) co-written and co-directed by Guillermo del Toro

The Mother of All Flowers Trailer from Merve Çaydere Dobai on Vimeo.

  • the production designer and art director Laura Carvalho from Brazil; she did the production design for two animated fiction films – „Pety‘ Adventures“ and „Pety’s Magical World“ in co-authorship with the Italian architect Elena Fedeli

AS AVENTURAS DE PETY / PETY’S ADVENTURES [TEASER] from Laura Carvalho on Vimeo.

  • Rachel Pronger is an audience designer and part of the very first generation of audience designers Berlinale Talents invites to its programme. Pronger represents “Invisible Women”, a film collective which she co-founded with Camilla Baier in 2017. Their aim is to highlight the work of female filmmakers in the archive, and they do this through screenings, exhibitions and editorial – one -+of their screening programmes for the Flatpack festival was dedicated to animation
  • screenwriter Liza Tsyganova from Russia, who participates in this year’s Script Station, her filmography encompasses feature films as well as short films and two animated shorts: „The Wolf’s Eyelash“ (2016) and „Do Not Forget About Mory“ (2015)

Best,

Marie

 

Marie Ketzscher

Head of Press

Berlinale Talents

Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin

Jupiter’s Legacy | Official First Look – From Comic To Screen | Netflix

Frank Quitely, the original comic book artist, picks up his pen again for this official first look at Mark Millar’s Jupiter’s Legacy. The first generation of superheroes have kept the world safe for nearly a century. Now their children must live up to their legacy. Streaming only on Netflix May 7th, 2021.

Annecy 2021: Energy, joy and a luminous horizon for the 2021 poster!

„Annecy loves supporting creators. It’s an integral part of our DNA. Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo is a regular at Annecy and his latest film Make It Soul, presented at the 2018 Festival, summarised the festive and energetic spirit of the event. We will remember when Jean-Charles and his friends invaded the stage to dance joyously as the credits finished rolling out, carrying the spectators along for the ride. This poster is also a reminder of this magical moment that only Annecy holds the secret.
Marcel Jean, Artistic Director

The Annecy Festival really wanted to call upon Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo again to do the 2021 poster.

After a completely online 2020 edition, the tribute to animation from the African continent and the Festival’s 60th anniversary were rescheduled for this year, we wanted this explosion of colours and energy again that brought the lakeside to life in our poster last year. Let’s hope they can once again vibrate throughout the city this June!

The Annecy Festival team is working on a hybrid edition that will be held from 14th to 19th June. We are in the process of finalising the on-site and online offers, and various access formulas that will be presented when accreditations open in April.

I am immensely honoured to work on the poster again for the 2021 edition.

I would really have loved to collaborate a second time with Simon Roussin, like last year, but he was already committed to a personal project.

I felt the need to do this poster on paper, maybe to push myself to return to a more traditional art form on a daily basis, but also because screens have taken up even more place in our lives since the current health crisis began.

The theme is similar to 2020, so I kept to our guideline, the pantsula, a traditional South African dance that symbolises the modern view I have of Africa.

I wanted to link this with a unique character: an older woman, independent, free and joyous, who is enjoying the sun’s rays reflecting on the lake.

Last year’s Festival was online, let’s hope we can all join the pantsula dancers on the Annecy pontoons this June 2021!

Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo

Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo

Born in Lyon in 1984, Jean-Charles studied at the École Émile Cohl in the filmmakers’ section and graduated in 2007 with a commendation from the jury.

His graduation film The Heart is a Metronome won the prize for Best First Film at the Hiroshima Festival in 2008. Drawing is his prime passion, but dance has always been a part of his means of expression. He joins the Stylistik dance company in 2008. In June 2012, Jean-Charles learns sign language so he can write and direct The Sense of Touch, under the friendly watchful eye of Emmanuelle Laborit. This second short film, combining the aesthetics of dance and sign language, receives more than 20 international awards, among over 60 festival official selections. Les Mots is the first stage show choreographed by Jean-Charles – a solo for two performers – that sees the light of day in early 2017. He continues this working journey using non-verbal communication. His last film, Make It Soul, with Simon Roussin’s graphics, is designed to pay tribute to the essence of African-American music, by reviving Solomon Burke and James Brown. It was nominated for the César for Best Short Animation Film 2020. He is currently working on a hybrid documentary series (animation and live shots).

Täglich einen Kurzen: „Kapaemahu“ by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson [FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION | BEST ANIMATED SHORT]

Director’s Statement

I am Kanaka — a native person descended from the original inhabitants of the islands of Hawaii. Our survival as indigenous people depends on our ability to know and practice our cultural traditions, to speak and understand our language, and to feel an authentic connection to our own history.

That is why I wanted to make a film about Kapaemahu, and to write and narrate it in Olelo Niihau – the only form of Hawaiian that has been continuously spoken since prior to the arrival of foreigners. It is not enough to study our language in an American classroom, nor to read about our history in an English language textbook. We need to be active participants in telling our own stories in our own way.

I am also mahu, which like many indigenous third-gender identities was once respected but is now more often a target for hatred and discrimination. I want our young people to understand that the ability to embrace both the male and female aspects of their spirit is not a weakness but a strength, a reason to rejoice not to fear.

Whether it is protecting Mauna Kea or Kapaemahu, I shall always believe in what historian S. M. Kamakau articulated in 1865 : He makemake ko’u e pololei ka moolelo o ko’u one hanau, aole na ka malihimi e ao ia’u I ka moolelo o ko’u lahui, na’u e ao aku I ka moolelo I ka malihini.

“I want the history of my homeland to be correct. The foreigner shall not teach me the history of my people, I will teach the foreigner.”

~Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

Kapaemahu from Kanaka Pakipika on Vimeo.

FOR YOU CONSIDERATION | BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Long ago, four extraordinary beings of dual male and female spirit brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii and imbued their powers in four giant boulders. The stones still stand on Waikiki Beach, but the true story behind them has been hidden – until now.

Official website: kapaemahu.com

Written, Directed and Produced by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
Director of Animation Daniel Sousa
Sound and Music Dan Golden
Original Chant Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole

Täglich einen Kurzen: “Wind” by Edwin Chang – Full SparkShort | Pixar

“The SparkShorts program is designed to discover new storytellers, explore new storytelling techniques, and experiment with new production workflows. These films are unlike anything we’ve ever done at Pixar, providing an opportunity to unlock the potential of individual artists and their inventive filmmaking approaches on a smaller scale than our normal fare.”

Jim Morris – President, Pixar Animation Studios

Set in a world of magical realism, WIND sees a grandmother and her grandson trapped deep down an endless chasm, scavenging debris that surrounds them to realize their dream of escaping to a better life

Pixar Animation Studios and the SparkShorts filmmakers of WIND are in solidarity with the Asian and Asian American communities against Anti-Asian hate in all its forms. We are proud of the onscreen representation in this short and have decided to make it widely available, in celebration of what stories that feature Asian characters can do to promote inclusion everywhere.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_(2019_film)

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