Twice the First: Quirino Cristiani and the Animated Feature Film almost available

  Italian-born Argentian illustrator and animator Quirino Cristiani has long been recognized (mostly by the efforts of Italian animation scholar Giannalberto Bendazzi himself) as one of the most underrated precursors of animation. He is responsible for, among other, the first-ever feature-length animation film (now lost), the 70-minute political satire in cut-outs El Apostol (1917). Cr...

Animation, Video Games and Virtual Experience: Sport and the Artifice of Moving Image Media

In 2017, the Animation Academy, National Football Museum and Hotel Football will open The Beautiful Frame, an exhibition and symposium that will explore the relationship between sport and animation, video games and other models of virtual experience. Part of the ‘Beautiful Frame: Animation at the National Football Museum’ Exhibition in Manchester, this symposium brings together scholars...

The 24th International Film Festival in Poland Is Coming!

The International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, organized in Kraków since 1994, is the oldest film festival in Poland which juxtaposes the achievements of students of film and art schools from all over the world, as well as works of fine-art animation films creators: professionals, students, as well as independent producers. The main events of every annual festival are the two contests which gi...

Join PCA/ACA in Indianapolis for the 2018 National Conference

    The Popular Culture Association · American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) is highly regarded in academe with well over 5,000 academic oral presentations given internationally, two top-tier journals (The Journal of American Culture and The Journal of Popular Culture), and over 3,000 members. This year’s conference should be exciting with papers on an enormous array of subjects...