VFX

European Film Academy Unveils Winners of Craft Excellence Awards

The European Film Academy has unveiled the eight winners of the Excellence Awards spanning the arts and crafts categories. These will receive their prizes during the European Film…

‘Wakanda Forever’ VFX Outfit Cinesite Takes Majority Stake in Indian Animation Studio Assemblage

U.K. animation and VFX company Cinesite has acquired a majority stake in Indian CGI animation studio Assemblage. Founded by A.K. Madhavan in 2013, Assemblage’s portfolio includes “Norm of…

Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan to Be Honored by Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival 

Bollywood megastar multi-hyphenate Shah Rukh Khan, one of Indian cinema’s global icons, will be celebrated with an honorary award by Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival.  Khan…

From ‘Disco Africa’ to ‘Inshallah A Boy,’ Buzz Titles, New Talent, Trends at Atlas Workshop Production Showcase 

MARRAKECH — Filmmaker teams from as far afield as Burkina Faso, Qatar and Palestine headed to Morocco this weekend for the Production and Post Production section of industry…

Imanol Rayo’s ‘Dog Days’ Takes Top Honors at Thessaloniki’s Co-Production Forum

Imanol Rayo’s “Dog Days,” a coming-of-age story set one sizzling summer in the Spanish countryside, won the top prize at the Thessaloniki Film Festival’s Crossroads Co-Production Forum, which…

‘Good Night Oppy’ Filmmaker Ryan White on Recreating Famous Mars Landing: ‘It’s Our Action Scene’

Documentary filmmaker Ryan White calls his latest project, “Good Night Oppy,”(in theaters now and streaming on Amazon Prime Video on November 23) his “COVID baby” because this was…

Rian Johnson Receives ‘Visionary’ Director at Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards

It’s rare for sequels to make a big splash on the awards circuit; only two have ever won best picture – “The Godfather II” and “Lord of the…

My Daughter Wants ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ to Win Best Picture, So Why Can’t Her Wish Come True?

What a world we could live in if only we allowed the innocence of children to run it. My 11-year-old daughter Sophia is just learning about the scope…

‘Thirteen Lives’: Ron Howard’s Cave Rescue Film Needed Over 800 VFX Shots With 350 Just for Underwater Sequences

Director Ron Howard is no stranger to working with his VFX supervisors. “Inferno,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and “In the Heart of the Sea,” all required close…

Austin Butler, Ke Huy Quan and More Among Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuosos Award Honorees

Austin Butler (“Elvis”), Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”), Danielle Deadwyler (“Till”), Nina Hoss (“Tár”), Stephanie Hsu (“Everything Everywhere All At Once”), Jeremy Pope (“The Inspection”), Ke Huy…

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ first reactions: ‘Does not disappoint’

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” arrives in theaters nationwide next month.

Women in Animation Diversity Awards Will Honor ‘Doc McStuffins‘ Creator Chris Nee, Epic Games

Writer-producer Chris Nee will be honored at the sixth annual Women in Animation (WIA) Diversity Awards alongside Iranian director Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib and representatives from Epic Games…