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Wolf Children, Fuga Win Awards at Sitges Animation Fest


Mamoru Hosoda’s Ôkami Kodomo No Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children) was named best animated feature film at the 45th Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, while Fuga, by Juan Antonio Espigares of Spain, was honored as best animated short.

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Noodle Fish Catches Warsaw Film Festival Animation Award

Noodle Fish

South Korean director Kim Jin-man’s “Noodle Fish” was named Best Animated Short in the Short Films Competition program at the 29th Warsaw Film Festival.

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Dementia Tale Wins for Animated Short in San Pedro

The Reality Clock

Amanda Tasse’s “The Reality Clock,” in which a watchmaker searching for his lost clock loses himself in memory, was named Best Animated Short at this year’s San Pedro International Film Festival (SPIFFest).

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Rise of the Guardians to get Award at Rome Fest

Rise of the Guardians

The Rome Film Festival (Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma, November 9 to 17, Auditorium Parco della Musica) and Vanity Fair will award the new Vanity Fair International Award for Cinematic Excellence this year to Rise of the Guardians, the latest 3D film by DreamWorks Animation SKG.

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Win Tix for “Persistence of Vision” World Premiere

Persistence Of Vision

Want to go to the world premiere of “Persistence of Vision” for free?

The documentary follows the 30-year quest of animator Richard Williams to make his masterpiece, The Thief and the Cobbler — perhaps the greatest animated film never made.

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MacPherson wins twice at Montreal World Film Fest


MacPherson,” an animated tale of friendship between a white man and a black man in Quebec, was named both the best short film and best Canadian short at the Montreal World Film Festival.

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Winners From The Great White North

Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF)

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) came to a close late last night, with closing ceremonies held at the National Arts Centre. This years festival, which ran September 19th-23rd, featured a special jury of children who voted on-appropriately- Best Short Animation Made for Children and the Best Television Animation Made for Children.

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Penguins Episode Wins Emmy for Animated Program

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy

The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole,” an episode of the Nickelodeon series The Penguins of Madagascar, was named Outstanding Animated Program on Saturday afternoon at the 2012 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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Oh Willy… Wins Award for European Animated Short

Cartoon d'or

The winner of this year’s Cartoon d’Or for best European animation short film is Oh Willy, by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels.

The award was handed out Thursday at the Cartoon Forum at the Théâtre National de Toulouse in France. The other nominees were Zing, Edmond Was a Donkey, Tram and Flamingo Pride.

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Horrifying “Rootless Heart” wins at Korean fest

Rootless Heart

Japanese director Toshiko Hata’s animation “Rootless Heart” was named the Jury’s Choice for Short Film at the 11-day Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, held in South Korea.

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