Events & festivals Archive

Kwalee to host its first-ever event ‘Kickstart with Kwalee’ this April

Kwalee will be hosting its first-ever ‘Kickstart with Kwalee’ event in Bengaluru on 16 April 2021 to share specialist knowledge and mentorship to independent mobile game developers. Kwalee’s hypercasual mobile games have been downloaded well over 600 million times in total, with the firm ranked by App...

San Diego Comic-Con announces dates for the in-person event

Following confirmation earlier this month that its usual summer mega-gathering was once again off the table, San Diego Comic Convention announced dates for their November convention. Comic-Con Special Edition will be held as a three-day event over Thanksgiving weekend — Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 26-28 —...

Unreal Engine announces a new training program for women professionals

Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, an advanced real-time 3D tool has announced, ‘The Women Creators Program’, which will select India’s talented women producers and VFX professionals to participate in a four weeks-long virtual training and mentoring program. The program, starting 19 April 2021, will select 15 women to...

Famous VFX industry festival VFXRIO Live 2021 kicks off

VFXRIO Live 2021 launched its second free digital edition on March 21. The event brings leading national and international specialists in the production of visual effects for cinema and TV, games, and new technologies to Brazil. The program includes lectures and workshops with supervisors, directors and artists...

Cardiff Animation Festival announces collaboration with CTIAF for virtual festival

Cardiff Animation Festival (CAF) and Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) have announced a collaboration celebrating animation in both Wales and South Africa with a week-long online festival including curated shorts screenings, workshops, and live Q+As, supported by the British Council Digital Collaboration Fund. Animator and illustrator...

TAAFI to host a screening for the new animated film ‘The Croods: New Age’

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) will host a virtual screening of the DreamWorks Animation feature, The Croods: A New Age, followed by a Q&A with director Joel Crawford, on Saturday, March 27 at 11:00 AM ET. Crawford previously directed the Trolls Holiday Special. He joined DreamWorks Animation...

Children’s Media Conference to go virtual again this year

The 18th Children’s Media Conference (CMC), will be held virtually again in 2021, owing to the pandemic, from 5 to 9 July. With the theme ‘Together’, the conference will focus on the urgent issues being faced by the children’s media industry and the young audience. Following the...

San Diego Comic-Con in-person event gets cancelled, to be held in 2022

The streets of San Diego will be quiet again this summer, with the news that Comic-Con International has once again cancelled the in-person version of its mega event, and will instead present a 2021 edition of Comic-Con@Home from July 23-25. Attendee badges that were rolled over to...

SIGGRAPH Asia announces 2023 edition to be held in Sydney

SIGGRAPH Asia has announced Sydney to be the host city for its 2023 conference and exhibition, bringing together the world’s most respected technical and creative minds, and further building New South Wales’ position as a leading global knowledge hub for creative industries. Widely recognised as the premier...

Comics convention WonderCon to go virtual this year

WonderCon is an Anaheim-based comics convention hosted by the same non-profit organisation that runs Comic Con International in San Diego. It has become one of the first major conventions of 2021 to officially go virtual as a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which is...