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GAFX logo unveiled in Bengaluru

GAFX logo unveiled in Bengaluru

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With the unveiling of the logo of Bengaluru GAFX, the government of Karnataka formally announced that India’s largest animation, games and visual effects conference namely the Bengaluru GAFX Conference 2017 will be held from  12 to 14 May at Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru. Honorable Minister of Karnataka for IT & Tourism, Priyank Kharge and core members of Association of Bangalore Animation Industry (ABAI) were present at the gathering. Bengaluru GAFX Conference was earlier known as ABAI Fest & Summit. ABAI is working with Government of Karnataka to organise the event. ABAI has one of its kind formats comprising of workshops, master classes, talks, presentations, screenings of best content from all over the world, live marathon duration artistic competitions as well as technical
Frozen to make its debut on Broadway in spring of 2018

Frozen to make its debut on Broadway in spring of 2018

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Disney Theatrical Productions has confirmed that its forthcoming play Frozen will make its debut in Broadway in the spring of 2018, The casting of the key roles is in process.  While Broadway veteran Caissie Levy will play Elsa, the girl with icy powers who learns how to ‘Let It Go’, Patti Murin, who was in the original Broadway productions of Lysistrata Jones and Xanadu will play the adorable and quirky Anna. Jelani Alladin will make his Broadway debut as Kristoff. Greg Hildreth who had earlier appeared in Peter and the Starcatcher and Cindrella on Broadway will star as Olaf. John Riddle will play the devious Hans while Robert Creighton will play Duke of Weselton. Frozen will be directed by Michael Grandage, a Tony Award winner and director of three Olivier Award-winning musicals  li
‘Annecy Goes to Cannes’ to display five animated works in progress at AIAFFM

‘Annecy Goes to Cannes’ to display five animated works in progress at AIAFFM

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As part of its partnership with the Marché du Film, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival & Market (AIAFFM) will once again bring in its ‘Annecy Goes to Cannes’ showcase of is five animated works in progress. The five selections are all feature films in various stages of development and production, taken from the festival’s Mifa Pitch sessions. The presentations will give the producers a chance to report on the progress of their respective films and show off exclusive first-looks at animation sequences, trailers and artwork for the gathered distributors, investors and sales agents in attendance. The films are Even Mice Belong in Heaven, Nuna: The Last Myth of the Wamani, Nimuendajú, Tito and the Birds and Memoirs of a Man in Pajamas The projects will be presented on Ma
Visual effects and sound artists to talk of their roles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at NAB Show

Visual effects and sound artists to talk of their roles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at NAB Show

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The 2017 NAB Show will be held from April 22 to 27 in Las Vegas. There, the visual effects and sound artists from Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound will enlighten the audience about their roles in creating cinematic magic in last year’s blockbuster hit Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in a special super session. Hosted by the Motion Picture Sound Editors in partnership with NAB, the particular session The Force Returns: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be heldon April 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Upper S222. Speakers at the session will include ILM Visual Effects supervisor John Knoll and animation supervisor Hal Hickel and Skywalker Sound supervising sound editor Matthew Wood. The session would be moderated by Hollywood Reporter technolo
Productions of UK dominate Emmy Kids Awards

Productions of UK dominate Emmy Kids Awards

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At a ceremony held during MIPTV in Cannes recently, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners in partnership with Reed MIDEM. And go to see, productions of the UK dominated the International Emmy Kids Awards that were presented the day before. The UK productions won four of the seven awards at the fifth-annual event honouring the best in global children’s programming. Animated property Hey Duggee from Studio AKA of the UK dominated the pre-school category, while Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas from Aardman Animations reigned supreme in the Kids animation segment. Horrible Histories, the British sketch comedy series from Lion Television, took home the prize in the Factual category. For Best TV Movie/Mini-Series, UK-based Headline Pictures an
ABAI Fest is now Bengaluru GAFX Conference

ABAI Fest is now Bengaluru GAFX Conference

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ABAI, the non-profit organisation which has been committed to developing animation, VFX and gaming industry, ABAI has been organising its annual event ABAI Fest and KAVGC Summit since the last few years, is currently preparing for this year’s fest. Organised at a named hotel in Bengaluru, this event is backed by the extensive support of the Government of Karnataka, Dept. of IT, BT, S&T. However, this year few things have changed and it starts with the name itself. The festival which used to be known as ABAI Fest and KAVGC Summit has been rechristened as Bengaluru GAFX Conference. The event is not only a congregation of animation, VFX and gaming studios, but also production houses, industry veterans, professionals, students, academia and technology partners. The event strives to at
This year’s Animayo Festival dedicated to women

This year’s Animayo Festival dedicated to women

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This year, the 12th summit, conferences and International Film Festival Animayo, that will be held on the  paradisiacal island of Gran Canaria from May 2 to 6 this year, is to be dedicated to the women folk. The organisers of the said awards have announced a programme entirely dedicated to women working in animation, visual effects and video games. The week’s activities will pay tribute to great talents of these industries, focus on work by women, and foster the growth of opportunities for and representation of women in these fields. While events across the world are increasingly spotlighting women’s contributions and challenges with special programming, Animayo has decided to go full-bore to demonstrate that work by women in the audiovisual sector is important and remarkable enough t
NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival chooses Swallows and Amazons for Grand Prize Award

NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival chooses Swallows and Amazons for Grand Prize Award

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  The 20th anniversary edition of the New York International Children’s Film Festival was held in New York City from February 24 to March 19. Before the festival culminated last week, there was the  presentation of the 2017 Festival Awards along with a best-of-the-fest short film screening on March 18. Determined by votes from audience members aged 18 and younger, this year’s Grand Prize Awards went to the UK live-action feature Swallows and Amazons by Philippa Lowthorpe (adapted from the novels by Arthur Ransome) and animated short film Heads Together from Netherlands-based creative team Job, Joris and Marieke. The three juried award winners were selected by NYICFF’s board of jurors namely John Canemaker, Sofia Coppola, Geena Davis, Lynne McVeigh, Matthew Modine, Richard Peña,

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword to debut at FMX International Conference at Stuttgart

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Organisers of the FMX International Conference on Animation, Effects, VR, Games and Transmedia that will run between May 2 and 5 in Stuttgart, Germany have announced that Anne Kolbe, senior vice president of visual effects of Warner Bros. Pictures would release Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword at the FMX event ahead of its release. Other highlights include director Saschka Unseld’s VR experience Dear Angelica, Framestore’s work on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Filmakademie alumnus Volker Engel, who will spotlight his sequel Independence Day: Resurgence. Anne will accompany VFX Supervisor Nick Davis who will talk extensively on the creation of King Arthur… that will release in theatres a week after the FMX event wraps up. Besides Anne, those who will also sp
Nickelodeon comes out with the names of winners of Kids’ Choice awards

Nickelodeon comes out with the names of winners of Kids’ Choice awards

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Nickelodeon has come out with the names of winners of this year’s Kids’ Choice awards. The event, that was hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, highlighted the most popular television series, movies, actors, actresses and more in kids’ entertainment. Additionally, the event featured a host of interactive digital experiences that included allowing kids to choose what happened during the show by voting to determine the outcome of multiple stunts at the show. In addition to live votes, the digital platforms also offered real-time play-alongs, interactive polls and more. Here goes the full list of winners: Favourite Kids’ TV show– Henry Danger Favourite Family TV show– Fuller House Favorite Reality show– America’s Got Talent Favourite Cartoon–SpongeBob SquarePants Favourite Male TV star