In an exclusive online PreVIEWevent, VIEW Conference assembles a panel of a dozen acclaimed film directors. They each will discuss the contenders for the animated feature category at the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards.
This event is FREE to attend. The PreVIEW panel Animated Features Oscar Contenders – A Directors’Discussion takes place on March 5, 2021, at 10:00 PST / 18:00 GMT / 05:00 AEST.
During the 90-minute session, twelve talented animated feature directors will discuss this year’s Academy Awards contender line-up. In conversation will be Glen Keane (Over the Moon), Pete Docter and Kemp Powers (Soul), TommMoore and Ross Stewart (Wolfwalkers), Joel Crawford (The Croods: A New Age), Walt Dohrn (Trolls World Tour), Kris Pearn (The Willoughbys), Dan Scanlon (Onward), Gitanjali Rao (Bombay Rose), Will Becher and Richard Phelan (A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon). Ramin Zahed, editor-in-chief of Animation Magazine will moderate.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences first recognised the potential of animated features at the 11th Academy Awards in 1939, when Walt Disney received an Honorary Oscar for his seminal motion picture Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In subsequent years, other animated features were occasionally honoured with Special Achievement awards, until the category of Best Animated Feature was finally introduced in 2002, at the 74th Academy Awards, when producer Aron Warner received the iconic gold statuette for DreamWorks Pictures’Shrek.
An international community of over 9,000 artists, filmmakers and executives, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded in 1927, with Douglas Fairbanks as its first president. The 93rdAcademy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 25, 2021, five days before the official opening of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
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