Animation Is Film Festival | October 20th-22nd

The inaugural year of Gkids Animation Is Film festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, commences in two weeks. Gkids has teamed with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Variety magazine and ASIFA-Hollywood to launch Animation Is Film, an annual animation festival in Los Angeles. The first edition will showcase feature films in competition, special presentations, retrospectives, and short film programs. Complete schedule below.

TCL Chinese 6 Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028


Friday, October 20, 2017
7pm: Breadwinner (Q&A): U.S. PREMIERE
9:30pm: Fireworks

Saturday, October 21, 2017
11:00am: Outlandish Lands
1:30pm: The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (Q&A)
1:30pm: Three Snow Whites
4:15pm: Zombillenium (Q&A)
4:15pm: Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Q&A)
7:00pm: Mutafukas
7:00pm: Virus Tropical (Q&A): WORLD PREMIERE
9:30pm: Mind Game

Sunday, October 22, 2017
11:00am: Big Fish and Begonia
11:00am: The Incredibles (Q&A)
2:15pm: Lu Over The Wall
2:15pm: The Lego Batman (Q&A)
5:15pm: Mary and the Witch’s Flower (Q&A)
5:15pm: Tehran Taboo (Q&A): NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
8:00pm: Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
8:00pm: Songs of Love and Death (Q&A)


Filmmakers: Nora Twomey (THE BREADWINNER ), Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert (THE BIG BAD FOX & OTHER TALES), Hiromasa Yonebayashi (director) and Yoshiaki Nishimura (producer) (MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER), Alberto Vázquez & Pedro Rivera (BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN), Arthur de Pins & Alexis Ducord (ZOMBILLENIUM), Santiago Caicedo (VIRUS TROPICAL), John Walker (producer, THE INCREDIBLES), Chris McKay (THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE), Ali Soozandeh (TEHRAN TABOO), and other film festival luminaries.

For more information CLICK HERE.

SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival now with VR!

This year, #SIGGRAPHcaf is moving beyond the flat screen. Prepare to join the new VR Theatre at #SIGGRAPH2017.

The Computer Animation Festival online submission deadline is March 21, 2017

The Computer Animation Festival online submission form will be available January 23, 2017

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is the leading annual festival for the world's most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators. An internationally recognized jury receives hundreds of submissions and presents the best work of the year in the Electronic Theater. For SIGGRAPH 2017, the festival is moving beyond the flat screen to present short films and experiences in a new space, the VR Theater, where attendants will experience the next generation of storytelling in virtual reality.

The Computer Animation Festival is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a Best Animated Short Academy Award.

Accidents, Blunders and Calamities

I was on the Siggraph Computer Animation Festival Jury and this is one of the films that made the cut!

Call for Submissions: Yule Log 2016

Now in it’s 4th year, Yule Log 2.0 is a collection of short films created by various artists that are bringing the Yule Log tradition into the digital age.

It’s an opportunity to showcase your work alongside some of the most talented artists in the world. It’s also a chance to make a difference. We’re raising funds to support Camp Interactive in the Bronx, NY. It’s a place where kids can learn to code (and canoe).

Last Year's (2015) Submissions

Yule Log Website

Submit Your Portfolio


I was on the Siggraph Computer Animation Festival Jury and this is one of the films that made the cut!

Tickets available now for The World Animation Celebration 2015

Tickets Available Now for The World Animation Celebration 2015

Animation Libation Studios and Animation Magazine present the 2015 edition of The World Animation Celebration international short film animation festival, hosted by Sony Pictures Animation.

The event will take place Oct. 24-25at Sony Pictures Animation, 9050 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City, Calif.

The World Animation Celebration will feature two full days of animation including:

  • Animated films
  • Industry panels
  • World-class professional judges
  • Portfolio reviews
  • Industry guest speakers
  • Guest artist demos
  • Recruiters

The event serves as a showcase for the best animated short films from all over the world using any number of techniques, including: CG, traditional, student films, stop motion, 2D digital and experimental films.

Animation Magazine is the leading magazine promoting the business, art, and technology of animation globally.

Animation Libation Studios makes it possible for newly emerging artists to work hand-in-hand with seasoned industry professionals from around the world.

Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated and family entertainment for audiences around the world, including the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movies; the 2012 monster hit comedy Hotel Transylvania and its upcoming sequel Hotel Transylvania 2, in theaters this September; as well as a brand-new, all-CG Smurfs movie scheduled for worldwide release in summer 2016. Sony Pictures Animation is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group.

Follow Animation Libation Studios and Animation Magazine for more exciting news about The World Animation Celebration and how to get your early-bird registration tickets and film submissions.

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