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Acid Rain by Tomek Popakul

Review for the new film by Polish animation director Tomek Popakul, Acid Rain, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival 2019. Somewhere in the Eastern Europe. Young runs away from her...

Riviera, Uncle Thomas, Nestor, Daughter Win the 2019 CINANIMA Prizes

All winners of the 43rd CINANIMA Festival. Riviera by Jonas Schloesing won the CINANIMA 2019 Grand Prix - Short Films / Espinho City Award snatches CINANIMA - Espinho International Animation Film...

Filled with Wonder Once Again by Emily Scaife

Emily Scaife brings to visual life the song Filled with Wonder Once Again by Bill Fay. Emily Scaife is a RCA (Royal College of Art) graduate experimenting with both materials, colors and moods. In...

7 Films by Suzan Pitt at The Criterion Channel

One of the pioneers of US independent animation, Suzan Pitt, now has its own slot at the Criterion Channel. Suzan Pitt, who passed away 16 June 2019, cannot be praised enough for her courage and...

Fritzi A Revolutionary Tale: Interview with Ralf Kukula & Matthias Bruhn

Zippy Frames interviews Ralf Kukula & Matthias Bruhn, directors of the animation feature Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale. A tale of politics, friendship and courage has already been released in Germany...

Animation Shorts

He Can't Live Without Cosmos by Konstantin Bronzit

Konstantin Bronzit has finished his second short on loneliness and the universe, his...

Filled with Wonder Once Again by Emily Scaife

Emily Scaife brings to visual life the song Filled with Wonder Once Again by Bill Fay. Emily...

Grand Bassin by Héloïse Courtois, Victori...

A swimming pool and a lot of traffic. Watch the Oscar-qualified Grand Bassin by Héloïse Courtois,...

Musical Traumas by Miloš Tomić

Serbian animation artist Miloš Tomić premieres his film Musical Traumas at Zippy Frames. Music and...

La Noria by Carlos Baena

A children's horror story proves more sentimental. Watch and read our film review for La Noria by...

Carlotta's Face by Valentin Riedl and Frédéric...

The acclaimed (and Oscar-qualified) animation documentary short Carlotta's Face premieres online....

Dwell With Me by Eric Leiser

Watch the stop-motion music video Dwell With Me by Eric Leiser for the eponymous track by by MJ...

West Question, East Answer by Dal Park

Dal Park makes a perceptive 2D animation film in West Question, East Answer. Check her interview...

Two For Two by Jelena Oroz

Jelena Oroz premieres her acclaimed animation short Two For Two at Zippy Frames. Our home is a...

Animation Festivals News

20 Years of Agencia: Carte Blanche to Portuguese...

Eliane Gordeeff talks about a special programme of Portuguese shorts from Agencia promotion and...

Bavure, KIDS, Quiet, Good Intentions Share...

Find all winners of the 3rd ReAnima International Animation Festival. The jury of Marita Mayer,...

Riviera, Uncle Thomas, Nestor, Daughter Win the...

All winners of the 43rd CINANIMA Festival. Riviera by Jonas Schloesing won the CINANIMA 2019 Grand...

Daughter, DONT KNOW WHAT Take Home StopTrik...

Find all winners and laureates of the 9th StopTrik IFF 2019 in Lodz, PL. Described as three...

Nikolai Astrup VR Project Presented at ReAnima...

A VR project based on Norwegian painter's Nikolai Astrup work is being developed and presented...

Hide 'N' Seek, Jacques Rampage, Daughter Get...

Find all award winners of the 8th Primanima Festival. AWARDS OF THE JURIES GRAND PRIX: Barbora...

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REVIEWS

Τhe Prince's Voyage Review: Looking for a Utopia

Film review for The Prince's Voyage by Jean-François Laguionie and Xavier Picard. There are certain things you tend to expect from a Jean-François Laguionie film in his later cinematic output: a...

More Than A Film: Zero Impunity Review by Blies Brothers and Denis Lambert

Olga Bobrowska reviews Zero Impunity by Blies Brothers and Denis Lambert. To choose what's most striking and powerful about Zero Impunity , a sincere documentary about sexual violence happening in...

Ville Neuve Review: Like A Fish Out of Water

Vassilis Kroustallis reviews the poetic and intimate Canadian animation feature Ville Neuve by Félix Dufour-Laperrière. How can you recast a broken bell? Félix Dufour-Laperrière 's sober, poetic and...

Away by Gints Zilbalodis Review: Your Eden Is Just Around the Harbour

Away is a prime 3D immersive experience without the use of sex, drugs or rock'n'roll. Read our review for the Latvian animation feature Away by Gints Zilbalodis. It will be definitely be compared...

Love, Death and Robots Review

Our Zippy Frames contributor Kropka reviews and takes a critical stance on the Love, Death and Robots Netflix series. The Netflix’s series carried out by the directors Tim Miller (Deadpool) and...

Ruben Brandt, Collector Review: Artistic Obsession in Action

It's a post-modern heist film, full of references and short of surprises. Our review for Ruben Brandt, Collector by Milorad Krstic. Premiered at the71st Locarno Film Festival, a fit place for a...

INTERVIEWS

Landscape Is the Lens Through Which I See the World: Interview with Sean Vicary

Our contributor Joseph Norman talks to the animator Sean Vicary. Sean Vicary has produced a series of animated works that explore the changing ecological and political climates, and how these impact...

Fritzi A Revolutionary Tale: Interview with Ralf Kukula & Matthias Bruhn

Zippy Frames interviews Ralf Kukula & Matthias Bruhn, directors of the animation feature Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale. A tale of politics, friendship and courage has already been released in Germany...

A Strange Anomaly In the System: Interview with Primanima Team

Interview with three members of the curator team of the 8th Primanima Festival: Anna Ida Orosz co-founder and artistic director, Dóra Bartal and Zsófi Herczeg curators. ZF: What are you proud of...

José Luis Farias, the Creator of 3DWire (oops!), of WEIRD!

Eliane Gordeeff talks to Creator and director of 3D Wire International Animation, Video Games and New Media Market, José Luis Farias . I was in Segovia this year (3-6 Oct 2019) to participated in...

Meet Mousse & Bichon by Vivement Lundi!

Zippy Frames caught up with the creators of the promising stop-motion series in development by Vivement Lunid!, Mousse & Bichon, during CARTOON Forum 2019. It was one of the most-attended CARTOON...

Tito and The Birds: Interview with Gabriel Bitar

Eliane Gordeeff talks with Gabriel Bitar, the Brazilian director of Tito and the Birds feature film. Our Zippy Frames Correspondent Eliane Gordeeff meets Gabriel Bitar, the Brazilian director of...

A Demonstration of Brilliance in Four Acts: Interview With Lucija Mrzljak and Morten Tšinakov (VIDEO)

Two talented independent animators from Croatia/ Estonia, Lucija Mrzljak and Morten Tšinakov, talk to our Zippy Frames contributor Kropka during Annecy Festival. 2D animation can be as narratively...

Helping Others to Speak Up: A Conversation with Zero Impunity team

Olga Bobrowska talks to Stephane Hueber-Blies, Nicolas Blies, Marion Guth and Denis Lambert ( Zero Impunity team) during the 2019 Annecy Festival. Zero Impunity is an artistic animated documentary...

A Lot of Energy, But It's Totally Worth It: Interview with Edwina Liard

Edwina Liard is one of the creative duo of IKKI Films, responsible for bringing Negative Space to life. She talks to Zippy Frames. She's responsible (along with her partner Nidia Santiago) for...

Training - Pitching

Industry Day at Kaboom Animation Festival,...

Check the full schedule for the industry day (12 Nov 2019) at Kaboom Animation Festival. As was...

Animarkt, A Top Class Forum of Stop-Motion...

Our Zippy Frames contributor, Kropka reports from the 4th Animarkt Stop-Motion Forum (Lodz,...

Discover the Animarkt Stop Motion Forum 2019...

All winners of ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum 2019. ANIMARKT Pitching is a great opportunity to...

12 Animation Projects, 6 Film Professionals for...

12 Animated Projects and 6 Film Professionals Selected for the year-long training CEE Animation...

Muedra, Nuit Chérie, Je Sors Acheter des...

Find all winners of 3DWire. The 11th edition of 3D Wire already has its winners, the short films...

A 5-Day Celebration of Stop-Motion Animation at...

15 selected project for ANIMARKT 2019. Find what's happening its 4th edition. On 8-12 October Łódź...

CARTOON Forum 2019: Our Top Picks

Vassilis Kroustallis selects ten TV animation projects pitched at CARTOON Forum (16-19 Sep,...

Finding Your Look and Content: Report from 2019...

Vassilis Kroustallis reports from the 30th edition of CARTOON Forum in Toulouse, 16-19 September...

3D Wire Selection: 153 Animation Projects and 41...

3D Wire selects 153 projects that represent the vanguard of animation end video games. The 3D Wire...
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