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Annecy US-based partner Animation Is Film sets 2022 dates

Animation Is Film (Aif) and its partner Annecy International Animation Film Festival have announced the fifth edition of the US-based festival set for October 21-23.Aif celebrates global animation and will take place at the Tcl Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. Last year the event presented new features from Asia, Europe, South America, and North America.2021 […]

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‘Drive My Car’ Becomes Second Japanese Film in History to Win International Feature Oscar

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” has won Best International Feature at the 94th Academy Awards. The Japanese film is only the second film from that country to win this prize competitively, following 2008’s “Departures.” Japan previously won three Honorary Oscars before the (previously named) Best Foreign Language Film category was instituted for films from 1956. […]

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Netflix’s ‘Mitchells vs. the Machines’ and ‘Arcane’ Dominate the 49th Annie Awards

Netflix owned the Annie Awards on Saturday, picking up 20 of the night’s 31 competitive trophies during the virtual show. The streamer’s “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” was named best animated feature, topping the film categories with eight wins while “Arcane” ruled the TV side with nine, including best TV/media – general audience.Neon’s animated documentary […]

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‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ Leads 49th Annie Awards with Eight Wins; ‘Flee’ Takes Indie Prize

Sony Animation/Netflix’s innovative, 2D-inspired “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” led the 49th annual Annie Awards Saturday with eight wins, including best animated feature, direction and writing, character design, production design, editorial, FX, and voice acting (Abbie Jacobson as Katie). Asifa-Hollywood’s animation version of the Oscars was held virtually at UCLA’s Royce Hall for the second […]

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‘Flee’ Wins Best Feature at IDA Awards — Full Winners List

“Flee” won best feature at the International Documentary Association’s annual awards ceremony on Friday night.Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, “Flee” is also nominated for best documentary feature at this year’s Oscars. Leading the ceremony with the most wins, however, was “Summer of Soul,” which took home the best director prize for Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson as […]

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Documentary Awards Rack Up for Oscar Nominees ‘Flee’ and ‘Summer of Soul’

The 37th Annual International Documentary Association Awards, streamed online Friday night, capped a big week for nonfiction awards that also included the 15th Annual Cinema Eye Honors, presented live in New York on Wednesday.Both awards groups honored Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s animated immigration saga “Flee” (Neon) with their top honors, while the Danish International Feature Oscar […]

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‘Flee’ Wins Best Feature At 2022 IDA Awards

The Oscar for Best Documentary is likely going to Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s “Summer of Soul,” but the 2022 IDA Awards gave its main competitor a notable boost. Jonas Poher Rasmussen‘s “Flee,” which made history as the only film to earn Documentary, Animated, and International Oscar nominations, took Best Feature. “Summer” took four honors including Direction […]

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Oscar-Nominated Animation Filmmakers and VFX Artisans to Speak in Free Online View Conference Panels

The View Conference, in partnership with Ogr, presents a full slate of free virtual PreVIEW panels in March featuring an array of Oscar nominees.First, on Friday, March 4, at 10 a.m. Pt, will be a talk with the filmmakers behind the five nominees for animated feature. Speakers are Byron Howard, Jared Bush and Charise Castro […]

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‘Flee’ Wins Top Prize of Outstanding Nonfiction Feature at Cinema Eye Honors for Documentaries

The Oscar-nominated “Flee” took home the top prize at the 15th annual Cinema Eye Honors on Tuesday evening at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York.Going into the evening, Neon and Participant Media’s “Flee” led the field with a total of seven nominations, while “Summer of Soul (…Or When the Revolution Could Not […]

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Paramount Plus, Showtime and More New Doc Distributors Offer Worthy Oscar Competition

This year’s documentary Academy Award feature race is historical on many fronts. Four of the five nominated films were directed by people of color; Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s “Flee” made history by scoring three Oscar nominations: not only the doc feature category but also in the animated feature and international feature categories; Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu […]

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