The Blender Studio has just announced Project Gold, it's next Blender Open Movie! While the studio is finishing up its current open film, "Pet Projects", this next one seems to be an ambitious project helmed by Director Jericca Cleland, working with her frequent collaborator Florent Masurel as a production designer.
Announcing Project Gold: the Next Blender Open Movie! This visual journey will push art-directable, stylized, non-photorealistic design, rendering and animation tools in Blender.https://t.co/F0qVvpaaxv #b3d
— Blender Studio ? (@BlenderStudio_) May 22, 2023
Traditionally, the Open Movies serve as a testing ground for Blender's latest and greatest features and development, while also focusing on pushing the development of the software in specific areas pertaining to the film's vision. In this case the film aims to push for highly art-directable NPR and stylization tools in Blender, notably via light linking in cycles, the viewport compositor, and much more. Check out the full announcement on the link below:
it looks like from the concept art, this short is about 1 or 2 persons again. Blender can do better. This is already year 2023.