With the changes, constant evolution, and advancement in animation technology, animators are required to keep up to date with these changes so that they are not left behind. This is why animation events are organized to inform animators of the latest animation techniques they should be aware of.
Check out the top 10 animation events you should attend:
1. The SIGGRAPH Animation Event
Date: Aug 8-11, 2022
SIGGRAPH is an acronym for Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. This animation event incorporates both academic presentations as well as an industry trade show for animators.
2. The THU Animation Event
Date: Sep 19-24, 2022
THU is an acronym for Trojan Horse was a Unicorn. The event helps to build unique experiences where animators can foster genuine connections with people from all over the world.
3. The Animist Tallinn Animation Event
Date: Aug 17-20, 2022
The Animist Tallinn event is an annual animation event that offers animators an overview of the best contemporary films, values animation as an art form, and promotes creative thinking.
4. The Viborg Animation Festival (VAF)
Date: Sep 26-Oct 2, 2022
The main objective of VAF is to celebrate the diversity of animation. The Viborg Animation Festival focuses on animation culture and seeks to show that animation is more than entertainment by exploring areas of art, animation pedagogy, and its tremendous ability as a means of communication.
5. The Festival of Animation Berlin
Date: Sep 30-Oct 2, 2022
FAB is the first film festival dedicated to animation film in Germany's capital city of Berlin. Established in 2018, it annually presents the best-animated films in both regional and international categories featuring traditional Cartoons, Stopmotion, CGI, Cross-Media Experiments to 360 film.
6. The Fantoche International Animation Film Festival
Date: Sep 6-11, 2022
This event is the largest cultural event in Switzerland that is devoted exclusively to the full array of animation techniques, content, and media. It offers the very best in entertainment for young and old alike.
7. The Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (GIRAF)
Date: Nov 24-27, 2022
GIRAF is an annual animation event that runs each November at the Globe Cinema in Calgary, Alberta. The event is aimed at celebrating the spirit of independent, underground, and experimental animation.
8. The Ottawa International Animation Festival
Date: Sep 21-25, 2022
This animation event was established by the Canadian Film Institute and it is the largest competitive animated film festival in North America, regularly attracting upwards of 25 000 attendees every year.
9. Taichung International Animation Festival (TIAF)
Date: Sep 23-28, 2022
TIAF is organized by the Taichung Film Development Foundation (TFDF) with the support of the Information Bureau of the Taichung City Government. Founded in 2015, TIAF is the only city film festival in Taiwan that features strictly animation.
10. Supernova Digital Animation Festival
Date: Sep 1-30, 2022
The event is presented by Denver Digerati, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization specializing in digital animation and motion art, promoting the freedom to create without restrictions.