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Update Shorts Showcase Film Festival

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To Our Filmmakers and friends..   Shorts Showcase has changed the submission deadline for our annual Film Festival. Now you have until June 30th, 2014, to submit your film.  Your short film entry will be featured in its entirety across the Shorts Showcase media, apps and social media. It also will be considered for a possible showing on our weekly PBS TV Show. The winners will be announced on our televised Shorts Showcase Annual Festival Awards Gala Ceremony 2014. Th...

M.U.F.F. Films to Screen at Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis (May 2-4, 2014 Mpls Convention Center)    MINNEAPOLIS-- the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival teams up with Wizard World Comic Con, the world's largest pop culture convention, for a 90 minute film presentation from it's festival archives.    The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival promises to continue to wow audiences with innovative underground horror and sci-fi films along with music videos by award winning independent direc...

Our meeting point ... www.aim.net.co

  That's the address we are meeting you ... you will know who we are... what's our mission... & what's our current activity... join hands with us by submitting your short to AIM MISFC 2014.... meet our Jury as well..... Spread a word in your friend circle & film circles. share on the social sites & apps... you can even make a fresh film & send or send the one you already have...  they can even make a fresh film & send or send the one the...

How Pixar Changed Disney Animation from Within - Ed Catmull Talks Creativity

CBC.ca When Disney bought Pixar eight years ago, the Mickey Mouse creator was coming off such lows as the non-hit Chicken Little. That made it critically important for Pixar, which had a string of hits such as Toy Story and Finding Nemo, to maintain its own creative culture, nurtured under tech genius Steve Jobs and creative director John Lasseter. But the turnaround the merger wrought on Disney’s animation house was the real surprise, says Ed Catmull, now presi...

FOXED! WINS BEST INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED SHORT AT GSFF - 5 AWARDS/60 Festival Screenings

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FOXED! has won its 5th AWARD - Best International Animated Short at the Garden State Film festival in Atlantic City. http://www.gsff.org   FOXED! continues its festival run this spring 2014 with screenings at:     Dead by Dawn, Edinburgh, Scotland http://www.deadbydawn.co.uk   NorthWest Animation Festival, Portland, OR http://www.nwanimationfest.com   Edinburgh 3D Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland  http://edinburgh-3d-film-festival.com ...

CutOut Fest 2013 Opening Titles

Opening Titles 2013

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2014 Fantoche International Animation Film Festival - Call for Entries

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Fantoche opens the 2014 competition and presents Japan as guest country From 2 to 7 September, Baden will be playing host for the 12th time to Fantoche – Switzerland’s biggest animation film showcase. This international Festival is Switzerland’s biggest festival of animation film, and is among the most popular in the world. For the 'International Competition'’ and the 'Swiss Competition', Fantoche is looking for the latest trends in the world of animat...

17th Holland Animation Film Festival 2014 Award Winners announced

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WINNERS 17th Holland Animation Film Festival 2014 Winner Grand Prix short narrative Love Games by Yumi Joung (South Korea, 2013) Winner Grand Prix short non-narrative Le Labyrinthe (The Labyrinth) by Mathieu Labaye (Belgium, 2013) Winner Grand Prix feature film The Fake by Sangho Yeon (South Korea, 2013) Winner Grand Prix European student film Wind by Robert Löbel (Germany, 2013) Winner Grand Prix for Dutch animation Mute by Job, Joris & Marieke (Ne...

Spare Change short animation film poster Ryan Larkin

Poster of Spare Change Ryan Larkin's final animation film. Short Animation. Completed. 2009, Dir. Ryan Larkin, Laurie Gordon This animation short by Ryan Larkin (Walking, Street Musique, etc.) recounts some “comical experiences” Larkin had during his many years as a panhandler in Montreal. It tells the story of Astral Pan, a street beggar (voiced by Larkin himself), who takes us on a wild

Spare Change - Ryan Larkin's Final Film - An Animated Secret

Image: Spare Change by Ryan Larkin I remember the New Year's eve at my home, Ryan Larkin was drunk as a skunk, mad as hell and he wasn't going to take it anymore... And with many more expletives Ryan drew this image a la Michaelangelo The Hand of God - on the back of a 2 x 3 inch business card from the Copacabana Bar...in animation terms its a short field.... in about three minutes flat. "You want a drawing??? I'll make you a f*cking drawing!!",  Ryan spittin...

Review of the film Muppets Most Wanted

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Muppets Most Wanted A franchise that probably suffered due to the committee-style of film-making, Muppets Most Wanted does have its moments. At the end of it all, though, one feels that it is a case of wasted opportunities. Too many insider jokes, too many take-offs and too many guest appearances of little consequence make the eighth Muppet outing nowhere near the best. A muppet is a cross between a marionette and a puppet, created by Jim Henson (died 1990), which lends itself to an interestin...

Life After Pi: The Oscars are Over, Guess Where Your Next VFX Blockbuster is Coming From?

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   You may not have heard of Life After Pi, but you certainly remember Life of Pi, which continues to dazzle in VFX and revenues. Life After Pi, from now-bankrupt studio Rhythm + Hues, is the story of a movie made by hand by 100's of VFX artists whose movie won an Oscar in 2013, only to find themselves out of work in 2014. Out of work on a picket line outside the Academy Awards this year. It is a 30-minute documentary made by the studio ...

ANIMATOR \ 2014 Festival - NEW ENTRY DEADLINE!

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Due to a great interest of filmmakers in the 7th edition of the International Animated Film Competition at ANIMATOR \ 2014, the festival organizers decided to introduce the second selection for competition. New, the final entry deadline is :  March 24, 2014 /the date on the postmark is what counts/. The entry form and regulations can be downloaded from www.animator-festival.com. ...

New York No Limits Call For Entry Early Deadline for Feature FIlms is now Open

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NEW YORK NO LIMITS is currently accepting Feature film entries in any subject, category and language for the 2014 NYNL SUMMIT. New York No Limits is proud to host its 4th annual Summit, a film festival event, in New York City on November 20th - 22nd at The Wild Project. NYNL is seeking films that express the most vital vision of the filmmaker. Our goal is to program the best in cutting edge film from all countries and to serve as a platform for filmmakers to explore multifaceted content.  ...

VIDEOHOLICA 2014 <7> OPEN CALL

VIDEOHOLICA 2014 INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL 7TH EDITION 7 OPEN CALL FOR VIDEO ART 1 - 7 AUGUST 2014, VARNA, BULGARIA VIDEOHOLICA International Video Art Festival in Varna, Bulgaria starts the new open call for video art submissions for its 7th edition. The 7th VIDEOHOLICA will take place between 1st and 7th August 2014 in Varna, Bulgaria. This year's edition of VIDEOHOLICA will be accompanied by an international panel discussion on the issues and opportuni...

Animation Production Day 2014 – Looking for submissions of animation projects

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Animation Production Day (APD), an event hosted by FMX 2014, Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia (April 22-25, 2014) and the 21st Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (April 22-27, 2014) takes place on April 24 and 25, 2014 for the 8th time. It is an event by Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and Film- & Medienfestival gGmbH. As a business platform for the international animation industry the APD invites production companies worldwide to submit their animation and digital con...

CALL FOR ENTRIES ANIMATED COM AWARD – Extended deadline: February 14, 2014

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In 2014 Stuttgart will again open up the doors to the great world of animated film. And the competition for the golden Trickstars starts anew. The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) will offer a platform to filmmakers, directors and production companies to present their films and give the fans of animated film the chance to watch animated short and feature films of all genres for six days. The ITFS is one of the biggest and most important international festivals for animated film. It has...

FOXED! Continues Festival Run in 2014

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  Director James Stewart has delivered a beguiling 3D stop-motion animated journey with FOXED! In this 4 minute cautionary tale, delicate Emily is found enslaved by foxes in a dank, hard-labour cave. When she thinks her freedom is within reach, she discovers a reality far more heart-breaking. Delivered with imagination, precision and the otherworld whimsy of a Grimm’s Fairy Tale, this Canadian short film leaves you wanting more, as only the best short films can. Collecting awards aro...

Filmmakers "Contact A Screenwriter" @ ManhattanShort.com

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Filmmakers looking for a Screenplay for their next short film? Why not contact a Screenwriter @ ManhattanShort.com... A break down of all screenplays entered into the MANHATTAN SHORT Screenplay competition each year can be found the this link MANHATTAN SHORT is now accepting Screenplay for its 2014 Screenplay Competition - Screenplays are for short films only - Deadline July 31, 2014. - Register your screenplay for the 2014 Competition at this link: ...

Upcoming Screenplay Contest Winner will be Made into Film

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Upcoming Screenplay Contest Winner will be Made into Film Sunscreen Film Festival partners with Hollywood Production and Distribution companies to produce winning screenplay into film. Click this link to submit http://sunscreen.ticketmob.com/show.cfm?id=7617&cart Submissions Accepted: Oct. 22 to January 31, 2014 Regular Deadline Feb. 1st to Feb. 15, 2014 Late Deadline Finalists Announced: April 1, 2014 Winner Announced: May 3, 2014 (at Sunscreen Film Festival) Questions: ...

Trailer MANHATTAN SHORT 2013

Trailer for MANHATTAN SHORT 2013. Edited by Vito DeCandi at Radical Media

Supreme Court Awards Quebec Animator Claude Robinson Against CINAR GUILTY of Stealing his Animation Series

Animator Claude Robinson has been awarded nearly 2 million dollars in legal fees and damages after a 20 year battle against the now defunct riches to rags production house CINAR. A Montreal story for years we all knew someone who knew the characters in this macabre play of the weaker lowly creator versus big bad production house. CINAR ran a money machine production house plagiarising filmmakers ideas and while milking Canadian and Quebec film funding and tax credit system in the millions of d...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: THE 5TH ANNUAL WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

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The West Virginia University School of Art and Design is accepting entries to the 5th annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival. We seek independent, unique and compelling work in film, experimental video and animation. All interested artists, filmmakers, multimedia enthusiasts are encouraged to submit work for consideration. Student submissions are also encouraged. Send us your work! http://www.mountaineerfilmfest.org/ Deadline for entries: February 25, 2014 (received) Catego...
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