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Annie Awards Being Streamed Live

February 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood’s annual Annie Awards ceremony, being held at UCLA’s Royce Hall tomorrow (February 4th) at 7:00 pm PST, will be streamed live. It may or may not, as ASIFA-Hollywood would have it, “Animation’s Highest Honor,” it is certainly the most important in the United States outside of the Oscars, and certainly among the most important […]

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Two Films Added to the New UK Memory of the World Register

July 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Awards, British cinema, Documentary films, Feature films

  The young David Lloyd George’s dream of David and Goliath in Maurice Elvey’s The Life Story of David Lloyd George. On July 14th, the UK’s National Commission for UNESCO announced the 10 items and collections to be included in its first UK Memory of the World Register, which follows in the footsteps of  UNESCO’s […]

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Are New Oscar Rules for Mocap a Power Grab?

July 10th, 2010 · No Comments · Animation technology, Awards, Feature films, Motion capture

I’m writing this from Edinburgh, Scotland, where my wife and I have been enjoying a really wonderful Society for Animation Studies conference. A full report will follow when I get back home, but I can’t help responding to the Motion Picture Academy’s new rules for defining what is animation (see press release here), which states […]

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2009 Library of Congress National Film Registry

December 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Awards

The 25 films selected by the Library of Congress for the 2009 National Film Registry were announced today and include the usual mix of classic Hollywood, independent , documentary, amateur and student films. (The Library’s press release announcing the list can be found here.) Also as usual, I found the selection a mixed bag, but […]

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Norman McLaren’s Films Added to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register

August 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Awards, Canadian cinema, Documentary films, Film history and criticism, Filmmakers, Short films

As the CBC reports, “The UNESCO Memory of the World Register has selected McLaren’s films to be held in its heritage collection of the most significant world cultural artifacts. “McLaren’s Oscar-winning anti-war film Neighbours is among 82 films and 52 film tests to be preserved.” The Memory of the World program is aimed at the […]

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