Complete List of Visual Effects and Animation Organizations In World
Here is the list of the Visual Effects and Animation Organizations around the world.
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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars) (AMPAS)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema.
We are a cross-company initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the VFX industry. Many VFX companies, educational establishments and industry organisations have come together to create initiatives & events to help raise awareness and champion the important issue, helping to bring about change.
The African Animation Network is a pro-profit, talent-driven social enterprise and open network that endeavors to build a sustainable African animation industry.
Animation Ireland is the trade association for the leading Irish animation studios working together to promote Ireland’s world class sector internationally. With millions of children watching animated programmes produced here, Ireland is a recognised leader for TV, Film, Games and Visual Effects.
Subsidised Training for Animation, Games and VFX. Animation Skillnet provides subsidised training solutions to the animation, games and VFX sectors in Ireland. We run subsidised, high-end, bespoke training courses designed and delivered by industry specialists and we organise and support professional networking events and conferences for these sectors in Ireland and internationally.
Founded in 2013 by Lindsay Watson, AWUK exists to positively support, represent, celebrate and encourage women in the animation and VFX industries in the UK. We aim to change the gender landscape by building a vibrant network that facilitates mentoring, knowledge exchange and education resulting in women in fulfilling their potential.
The Association Of Animation Artistes Kenyais a registered Association in Kenya with the aim of promoting All type of animation art, digital art and other Creative disciplines associated with Animation in Kenya, East Africa and the Continent of Africa.
Burkinabe Association of Animation Cinema (Association Burkinabè du Cinéma d’Animation) (ABCA)
The Burkinabè Association of Animated Cinema (ABCA) is a non-profit organization created in 2009. Its mission is to promote animation and contribute to a real development of the cultural and creative sector.
Association of Bangalore Animation Industry (Animation, Visual Effects, Games and Comics) (ABAI)
ABAI is a non-profit organization committed to developing the Animation, VFX and Gaming industry in India. We are a connector of the ecosystem – industry, academia, government & the community – and a catalyst for development.
A special interest group of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s first and largest computing society, ACM SIGGRAPH offers a diverse menu of programs and services for its members and the computer graphics community.
Association for Chinese Animation Studies (ACAS), the leading scholarly and public organization dedicated to introducing and promoting Chinese animation to the English-speaking world.
The Animation Council of the Philippines is a non-stock and non-profit organization whose member companies specialize mainly traditional and digital 2D & 3D animation.
The people who teach animation can vary from an old studio veteran, to a young independent filmmaker, to a computer tech. All are united in their love of teaching and a desire to ensure the skills of the past are passed on to future generations. Despite the large number of people now teaching animation, there has been very little communication between these teachers outside of their respective institutions, other than casual social contact…until now.
The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA), mainly consisting of animation studios, was established in May, 2002 aiming to preserve and cultivate animation cultures Japan is proud of and promote the animation industry to the world. Working together with the member companies, AJA, the sole organization representing Japanese animation industry, is engaged in various activities for the purpose of development of animation in close coordination with other industrial organizations as well as governmental organizations, both central and local.
We are proud to be artists. Striving every moment of the artistic journey to reach one single goal with one single voice we are together to make the creative fraternity a desire to cherish. In spite of possessing able & young technical expertise, cost effective work hours and Numero Uno in producing films, we still haven’t covered 2% of the Global Media & Entertainment Industry.
The Association of Czech Animation (ASAF) brings together Czech producers, independent filmmakers and animation studios who have decided to play an active role in the development of animation in the CR as a branch of industry and to present it abroad.
The International Animated Film Association (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation) (ASIFA)
ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation) was founded in 1960 in Annecy, France as an association of individual animation artists. Today ASIFA can be described as an international network of numerous local ASIFA Chapters, which have developed their own local identities and special activities. These ‘local’ ASIFA Chapters send their representatives to the ASIFA Board. The key board positions, including President, Vice-Presidents, General Secretary, Treasurer and all additional functionaries are elected for three years by the ASIFA Board. All ASIFA Members can participate in the democratic decision processes through their chapter representatives and the ASIFA General Assembly.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts – BAFTA – is a world-leading independent arts charity. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round, international programme of learning events and initiatives that offers unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia.
The Canadian Animation Directory is an accurate and comprehensive guide to the Canadian animation industry. Researched and published by the Ottawa International Animation Festival team, the directory is an excellent resource for animation professionals, students, independent artists, organizations, and industry leaders. It covers a broad spectrum of existing and emerging production companies, funding agencies, schools, and post-production services. The online version is developed and maintained in co-operation with Canadian Animation Resources.
CASO is a non-partisan, not-for-profit industry association committed to the growth and international competitiveness of Ontario’s animation and visual effects industry, through advocacy, professional development, and marketing initiatives.
The Cincinnati Animation Network is working hard to develop the animation community in Cincinnati. We meet regularly, keep in touch online, share work, discuss challenges of freelance and production work, practice and create together, and share information that is needed to be a successful animation artist.
Creative Skillset works with the UK’s screen-based creative industries to develop skills and talent, from classroom to boardroom. We are the UK-wide strategic skills body that works with employers, individuals, trade associations, unions, learning and training providers, Government and its public agencies and other key organisations to ensure that the UK’s Creative Industries have continued access now, and in the future, to the skills and talent they require.
DigiBC – The Interactive & Digital Media Industry Association of British Columbia – is a member-supported, non-profit organization, based in Vancouver, BC Canada. We were incorporated in 2010 and have previous history under the two banners of the Wireless Information Network (WIN) and New Media BC. We represent the creative tech sector which is made up of the video games and interactive, visual effects, animation, and digital creative and marketing industries.
Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India’s struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies.
The Japanese Animation Creators Association (JAniCA) is a labor union representing workers in the Japanese animation industry. The group was formed back in June 2007 as a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the living standards of workers in the anime industry including livable wages.
Latvian Animation Association represents animation studios, producers, artists and critics from Latvia.
MEAI was formed with the objective of promotion of business of the media and entertainment industry of India. MEAI comprises of media houses, animation and vfx companies, apps and gaming companies, journos, education institutes – amongst the gamut of organizations it represents.
The Open Effects Association (OFX), a non-profit organization, develops and promotes open standards across the visual effects community. The founding members come from Assimilate, Autodesk, Digieffects, FilmLight, The Foundry, Genarts and RE:Vision FX. These are companies which have helped artists create ground-breaking VFX shots on nearly every blockbuster movie.
Quebec Animation Network (QAN)
Welcome to one of Quebec’s best networking hubs for artists in the television, film and gaming industry. Located in Montreal, we’re open to professionals, students, hobbyists and everyone from animators, compositors, storyboard artists, riggers, modellers all the way through to production!
The Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to contribute to the development of Quebec’s competitiveness as a world-class film and television production centre.
The Society for Animation Studies (SAS) is an international organization dedicated to the study of animation history, theory and practice. It was founded by Dr. Harvey Deneroff in 1987. Each year, the SAS holds an annual conference at locations throughout the world, where members present their recent research.
SMPTE’s global membership today includes more than 7,000 members: motion-imaging executives, creatives, technologists, researchers, and students who volunteer their time and expertise to the Society’s standards development and educational initiatives. A partnership with the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) connects SMPTE and its membership with the businesses and individuals who support the creation and finishing of media content.
Founded in 2006 by the merger of five animation and computer graphics companies in five countries, the TV series. VFX Animation (Advertising), Drama and Connectivity, and Education. There are about 100 members, about 50 corporate entities, 20 public and private organizations, and about 30 institutes.
The Animation Guild (TAG)
The Animation Guild is Local 839 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). We are a labor organization that represents animation and visual effects artists. We do for our members what every labor organization does: negotiate wage minimums and working conditions, provide pension and health benefits (specifically through the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plan) and act as an advocate for our members over disputes between employees and employers. Our goal is to provide a seamless cloak of benefits and the strength of a collective voice to our members across the animation industry. Our offices are located at 1105 N. Hollywood Way in Burbank, California.
The Animation Network (TAN)
The goal of The Animation Network is to excite and inspire people interested in animation, answer burning questions specifically about TV animation, and share a colorful spectrum of experiences that lead industry pros to where they are today!
The Animation Society of India (TASI) has been formed with a view to increase awareness of the medium of animation in India. It aims to educate the emerging generation and the public at large and at the same time provide a platform for exchange of creative and technical information within the existing art and animation fraternity in India.
TVAGA(Telangana VFX, Animation and Gaming Association) is an exclusive non-profit association of Media & Entertainment industry in Telangana. TVAGA has been working in collaboration with Government of Telangana, with the noble objective of promoting & supporting Animation, Gaming & visual effects industry.
TTAN is a group of industry participants, just like you – animators, illustrators, writers, photographers, producers, filmmakers, advertising agencies, corporate businesses, education institutions – all of us are TTAN. We want the opportunity to represent as an official body, create standards and best practices for the industry, network with artists and take on many more initiatives.
The Rookies – sponsored by Autodesk – is an annual awards and mentor platform open to young creatives in film, animation, games, VR, motion graphics and architecture visualisation.
The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) works to position Vancouver as a globally recognised city for innovative, creative and sustainable business. We do this by strengthening our Tech, Digital Entertainment and Green Economy sectors through strategic programmes and initiatives that address each stage of the business growth continuum.
The Vancouver Animation Network is a hub for all things animation, VFX and gaming in Vancouver, Canada. It represents a community of industry professionals from all disciplines ranging from animation and layout, to rending and FX. We provide a platform for special events, speakers and social gatherings here in the city.
Visual Effects Society (VES)
The Visual Effects Society (VES) is a global professional honorary society and the entertainment industry’s only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio executives, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers. VES’ over 3,700 members in more than 35 countries worldwide contribute to all areas of entertainment – film, television, commercials, animation, special venue, games and new media. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the VES has member Sections in Australia, Bay Area (CA), France, Germany, India, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington state.
VFX Association Ireland (VFXAI)
VFXAI promotes Ireland nationally and internationally as a VFX centre of excellence and a destination with talent and scale. VFXAI represents Irish based companies who are primarily in the business of producing digital visual effects, on a commercial basis, for Irish and International markets.
We’re VFX workers, just like you! We campaign on behalf of VFX workers everywhere, on industry-wide issues like crew credits, workplace sexism, Brexit, and unpaid overtime. We have hundreds of members across Soho across all major VFX houses. We hope that you’ll join us, and help us change our industry for the better.
The IATSE is the largest behind-the-scenes union in the entertainment industry. We represent motion picture and television production technicians, broadcast technicians, scenic artists, designers, animators, editors, wardrobe attendants, makeup artists, hair stylists, stage hands, and a host of others. These workers are organized into local unions by craft and geography. There are over 380 local unions in the United States and Canada. The members of the local unions of the IATSE govern their individual organizations. They elect their leaders, determine their internal rules, and establish their local dues structure. The IATSE provides support to the local unions in all these areas.
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Women In Animation (WIA)
Founded in 1995, WIA is the only organization dedicated to advancing women in the field of animation. We envision a world where women share equally in the creation, production and rewards of animation, and we provide resources and connections to make it happen.
MAXON hosted “Women in Motion Graphics”, a panel session designed to shed light on the challenges female motion designers face every day and what changes could be adopted in the industry to close the gender gap.
Women in Visual Effects is a portrait and video series aimed to highlight and advocate the talented women within the visual effects field of film and television. This series intends to celebrate the many women currently working in the industry. Through their stories and experience, we hope to shatter the normal expectations of women and reach out to inspire future generations of women.