The SPA Studios is hiring!

The SPA Studios is hiring!

SPA Studios is looking for a production manager for KLAUS, a 2D feature film in Madrid Spain, to begin ASAP through October of 2019. The production manager is responsible for the running of the production teams across all departments and for all day to day production operations. The production manager works with department leads and the production team to schedule departmental work, forecast needed crew, and to forecast delays and shortfalls against the master schedule and report this information to the producer.

Apply online​:

Email contact:

Genius Brands International is hiring!

Genius Brands International is hiring!

Post Production Supervisor for a 2D series delivering to Netflix.
To start: as soon as possible to run through the end of the year
The job: coordinate tracking and communications with all technical and creative retakes, manage the QC phase to track QC reports, coordinate fixes. Experience with a Netflix Original Series is a plus.

Production Manager for a CG TV series delivering to Nick Jr.
To start: between 3-4 wks
The job: manage and track all pre-production and production elements (scripts, 2D and CG designs, dialogue tracks, director’s notes, retakes); manage production assets for the in-house departments. Experience with CG production is a plus.

Contact: Mark Young at

Looking for Key Animator!

Details: 2D, hand-drawn. No dialogue. Features only two main characters. Approx. 6 min

Job Description:
KEY ANIMATOR: Work under the guidance of the Director to create high-quality 2D animation sequences as determined by the poses/storyboards for the main character. The Key Animator will be empowered to improve upon key poses and boards and flesh out limited action sections. Artist must be able to work within production deadlines to meet assigned weekly quotas and expectations as well as work collaboratively.

We are looking for:
– Previous experience as an Animator or Layout Artist on a 2D feature/short
– Strong sense of acting, staging, posing, timing, the ability to stay on model, and familiarity with drawing animals/quadrupeds
– Self-motivated with demonstrated initiative; solution oriented with keen artistic taste
– Ability to multi-task and prioritize
– Communicate in a professional and positive manner
– Bonus Points…if you Believe in magic and children’s storybooks!

We are wrapping up pre-production/development, with production slated to ramp up in late August-early Sept. We have completed the script, key concept art, character designs, and storyboards. Our expected delivery of final cut is May 2018 for the 6-minute picture.

Please contact Shawn Wong at to apply. 

Gaumont Animation is hiring storyboarders!

Gaumont Animation is hiring storyboarders!

Gaumont Animation is looking for storyboarders available as soon as possible for the second season of the 3D series “Oui-Oui, enquêtes au Pays des Jouets.” If you are interested, please send your application (CV + book) to: and

Bonjour à toutes et à tous, Gaumont Animation recherche toujours des storyboarders disponibles dès que possible, pour la 2ème saison de la série 3D “Oui-Oui, enquêtes au Pays des Jouets” (52×11′ + 3 spéciaux de 22′), réalisée par Albert Pereira-Lazaro, pour DreamWorks & France Télévisions. Si vous êtes intéressés, merci d’envoyer vos candidatures (CV + book) à : et​. Bonne journée à toutes et à tous.

Freelance 2D Animation Clean Up/Assistant Animators in Los Angeles!

From Fringe Talent:

Attention 2D animators! Fringe Talent has a client here in Los Angeles looking for a couple of seasoned animation cleanup/Assistant Animators who work preferably in Harmony for a TV series. This is a short term freelance job starting soon and going about 6 weeks, and we are okay with working from home. Due to the quick turnaround on this we need artists who are local, and already have the right to work in the US. Check us out on the website here.

Free Clean-Up Training at the THE SPA Studios (DEADLINE to APPLY is MAY 28th!)

FAT TUESDAYS in Fall 2017

ANIMAFANTASIA (Submission deadline: May 25, 2017)

International Student Film Festival of Animation ANIMAFANTASIA was founded in 2011 under the name FLASH – International Student Film Festival of Animation –, and now the project is reconverted in the 2017 edition under a new title – ANIMAFANTASIA.

The aim of the ANIMAFANTASIA project is reviving Romanian animation film at the European level, the dissemination of innovative creations in the field of animation in national/international academia and the creation of partnerships and collaboration in view of strengthening inter-regional dialogue among the younger generation of students.

ANIMAFANTASIA aims to dispel the popular misconception that animation is just cartoons for kids by screening the broadest possible range of intelligent, entertaining and provocative current films on offer from all around the Europe as well as retrospectives and specialised sessions from trends/animators who don’t normally elicit such attention.

Theme(s): all genres/all themes

Year established: 2017

Is this festival exclusively animation?: Yes – this is exclusively an animation festival

Submission deadline:
25 May 2017

Entry fee:
FREE! There is no charge for this festival


  • Animated Short
  • Best Animation
  • Commercials
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Feature Film
  • Music Video
  • Professional
  • Student

Format(s) accepted for submission:

  • DVD
  • Online Link (& Password)

Application in the competition can be achieved by sending YouTube/Vimeo/web-site link where the movie up-loaded via email: or by sending a CD / DVD via mail / courier services, along with the printed application form and agreement.
Film eligibility:
Each competing author / team of authors may register maximum 3 movies.
If more than one person authored the film, you confirm, by submitting the film, that you have the necessary consent from its co-authors to submit the film.
Meets eligibility any animated short film, created by students, graduates, PhD students from any university of arts in Romania / European Union countries.
Length – Films should be 15 minutes maximum.
Animation method: All animation methods are eligible: hand-drawn, 2D/3D computer animation, stop-motion, pixilation, rotoscope, motion capture, compositing with live action (live action films must have a strong animation component).
All genres of animation are eligible: narrative, abstract, music video, advertisement, documentary, motion comics, non-play video game sequences, etc.
While various formats are acceptable, we prefer:
file format .mov or .mp4 or .avi
frame rate 24 or 25 fps
aspect ratio 16:9
resolution 1920×1080.*
* File Format – We will attempt to play whatever you send — but strongly prefer .mov or .mp4 files or avi. Frame Rate – We accept any frame rate — but want 24 or 25fps if you have it. Aspect Ratio – We accept any aspect ratio. All films will be displayed in a 16:9 frame, with black bars added as necessary. Resolution – Please send the highest resolution file you have got. A vertical resolution of 1080pixels is ideal. Minimum vertical resolution is 480pixels.


Upcoming StudioX Projects this Summer!

Call for Entries: Reimagining the Four Freedoms Juried Exhibition

The Norman Rockwell Museum invites you, your students and alums to join in the National/international call to artists working in all media to create a new work inspired by the theme of the Four Freedoms or the meaning of freedom today, for possible selection and inclusion in a major international traveling exhibition and/or its digital compendium, together with Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms, and other significant works.

Entry fee:  $25                                                                                 

Juried online review. Application and Letter of Intent Due April 28, 2017

Rockwell, Roosevelt, and The Four Freedoms is a traveling show going to EIGHT U.S. cities and the WWII Museum in Caen, FR.,  starting in 2018.  It is a large undertaking, including educational VR recreations of environments (created in partnership with our own GAM and ILL Schools) , and  many great images from the top American illustrators and artists of their day, including Rockwell’s iconic Four Freedoms.

Here is the link to the Contemporary Reinterpretation of the Four Freedoms art contest, open to all mediums: