On 11 September 2016 the world lost a renowned animator with the passing of Eduard Vasilevich Nazarov in Moscow at the age of 75.
It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that Alex Stitt passed away on 2 October, 2016.
“The First Animation Study Annual Conference of China", was held at Chengdu University in Sichuan Province during 19th-20th of November. ASIFA-CHINA was involved as of co-organizer (and advisor) of the event.
Celebrated filmmaker and passionate evangelist of handcrafted cinema, Steven Woloshen, has released his latest colorfully informative book on handmade film techniques, Scratch, Crackle & Pop: a whole grains approach to making films without a camera.
"The animated film The Master is a reflection of what we see and feel around us and to which we have no straightforward solution."
For the first time in years I thoroughly enjoyed Annecy and am looking forward to the 2017 edition.
The Hiroshima International Animation Festival is a wonderful gathering of animators, artists, students, writers, and animation fans. The theme is Love and Peace, and despite the language barrier there was a warmth and friendliness throughout the festival.