Animation fans out there, are you craving for some stellar content without leaving the comfort of your couches? We’re here to tell you the best Animation festivities that are happening in August, 2020. From Animation festivals in New York to local exhibitions here in Singapore: the internet is your oyster!
@Home, Truly: A Digital Experience
The National Museum is set to open its new exhibition later on this year. Growing up with Singapore, 1950s to the Present is set to showcase life in Singapore and the different challenges. As a digital prelude, you can delve into conversations between a curious 9-year-old and his Gong Gong.
These conversations though ordinary provides a unique look into the experiences going on during Singapore’s nation-building past. The illustrations that accompany the conversations help them come to life with an interactive ChatBot aspect that invites to user to play games and quizzes pertaining to the visual experience. Discover what made Singapore and the minds of our ancestors in this unique and personal digital journey just in time for National Day.
Date: 3rd August – 31st December 2020
Every year the line-up for SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Computer GRAPHics) Is one of the most anticipated. With industry professionals lined up for panel discussions, talks and even production sessions you can get the most exclusive behind-the-scenes look into some of the most high-profile films and TV shows in the business.
With a unique combination of animation and other visual effects the conference is going online for the first time in its 47 years of running. Catch some of the crowd favourites such as Watchmen, The Mandalorian, Frozen 2 and so many more. With talks from ILM and Pixar Animation Studio the line up is anything but boring. We’re certain there’s something for everyone out there. Join this symposium of Oscar winning movies and have a sneak behind your favourite works of art form this August.
Date: 17 August 2020 – 27 October 2020
Comic book and film junkies stay tuned to the Philippines’ biggest visual spectacle to date. This year the event speakers span decades worth of experience and will include sneak peeks on video games and popular animation films and shows. Get on a Zoom call with famous animators like Bobby Chiu and Trent Correy and witness the production world of VR first hand. This 4-day extravaganza will be a real treat for fans and geeks alike. Connect with them on Instagram to get a glimpse of teasers for the convention- trust us it won’t disappoint!
Date: Aug 15-16 & 22-23
Animation Block Party
East Coast’s biggest animation festival and all-round fun time is coming back this year to a screen near you! The mixture of student and professional films gives this the underground twist that you have been craving for. Exuding cool vibes and a gritty atmosphere, expect no less from their online installation this year. These collection of short films will humour and shock you in the best possible ways. This year’s Littlefield virtual stage will have live animated comedy and exciting after parties with the coolest industry professionals to date. Proceeds from the streaming event will go to CityHarvest.org and the BlackLivesMatter Movement. The mixture of live comedy, film and even live drawings is the perfect escape in these unprecedented times.
Date: 21-23 August 2020