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LOCAL SUGAR going to Malmö, Sweden!

LOCAL SUGAR is going to The Financing Forum for Kid's Content in Malmo, Sweden! (Sorry if I missed an umlaut--I'm fighting the text editor...) Local Sugar is a family-friendly, Louisiana-set animated feature screenplay that has been winning and placing high in various contests--time to talk to people who can get movies made, no matter where on Earth that takes me! If you're a fan of animation and storie

Gold Coast Film Festival is now accepting submissions for 2017!

You’ve put blood, sweat, tears and money into your short or feature film, and now it’s time to build your film’s profile and find audiences. Gold Coast Film Festival has been showcasing new Australian and international filmmaking talent for 14 years. We screen films for their World Premiere, Australian Premiere or Queensland Premiere. We encourage indie filmmakers to submit as we pride ourselves on providing a festival environment where your film won’t get lost, i...

Annie Awards Nominations 2016

44th Ceremony Set for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at UCLA’s Royce Hall The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations for its 44th Annual Annie Awards™ recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation.  This year’s Best Animated Feature nominations include: Finding Dory (Pixar Animation Studios), Kubo and the Two Strings (Laika), Kung Fu Panda 3 (DreamWorks Animation), Moana (Walt Disney Animation Studios) and Zootopia (Walt Disne...

Bucharest Short Film Festival 2017 is OPEN for SUBMISSIONS!

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  Dear film lovers, We are now opened for submissions for our 2017 festival edition. Good luck, everybody!     ...

Bucharest Short Film Festival

Bucharest Short Film Festival [BSFF]

Independent is the key word for Bucharest Short Film Festival [BSFF], as it is founded by independent film professionals, and focuses on independent artists in cinema, from all over the world. Bucharest Short Film Festival aims at recognizing, showcasing and spreading-out the most professional, most innovative, and most interesting fresh short international films, while always prioritizing independent short films.

Bucharest Short Film Festival will showcase some of the finest short international film in Narrative, Animation, Student, Experimental, Documentary, Fashion, Music Video, Stop Motion, Human Rights , Trailer, Webisode. We take to heart the amount of work put into each film. Therefore, the festival rules ensure that each movie is reviewed at least two times and well-debated by the jury. Some of the winner films will also be screened at other international film festivals.

Independent artists and their short films will meet an effervescent, and a quite experienced with cinema and film festivals audience, ensuring quality networking, and engaging opportunities, while the selected films will be determined by a panel of industry experts.

Bucharest Short Film Festival is building a new community of interest around international independent film professionals and film lovers, in the heart of one of the most interesting emergent capitals of arts and culture, a city that never sleeps – Bucharest.

The festival will run film screenings, preceeded or followed by artists Q&A, or networking side events, and, surely, parties, that all take place in various conventional and unconventional stages around Bucharest, as in cinemas, open spaces, and even summer theatres. Bucharest, you’ve heard about it, eventually – a city for young people. Well known for different things – like “Old Paris” nickname, in its bourgeois times, before the communism decades, or the world’s biggest parliamentary building [and one of the largest buildings of any kind], from its communism times new arhitecture, or the explosive contemporary art scene, and the also quite impressive underground arts and music and nightlife communities, in its current times.

FMX 2017 - International Conference on Animation, Effects, VR, Games and Transmedia

FMX is Europe’s most influential conference dedicated to Digital Visual Arts, Technologies, and Business. In 2017, FMX takes place under the slogan "Beyond the Screen", focusing on how we, as a society, experience content now and in the near future. FMX will explore the evolution from the 2D screen to 3D screen to IMAX and Domes. What's more, it will also focus on storytelling beyond the movie theater, including VR and AR, 360° projects, location-based entertainment, geo-localization, interactive and installative screenings and more. However, FMX will not only look at the technological aspects of this evolution. Instead, it will also take into account the broader, societal implications: This year's theme is a call for open-mindedness and awareness, encouraging each and every one of us to look beyond the screen and to think outside the box.

Every year, VFX specialists, Animation experts as well as Games and Transmedia talents come to FMX to present cutting edge achievements, state of the art tools and pipelines, fascinating real time technologies, spectacular immersive experiences, innovative business models and more. More recently they have been joined by VR, AR, and 360° creatives who have introduced a new dimension into movie making and, more general, into entertainment. Every single one of them defines the diverse scope of the Conference program. Their contributions are complemented by the Marketplace that allows visitors to get their hands on the latest innovations of industry-leading companies and start-ups.  Workshops, Masterclasses and Company Suites dig even deeper into the learnings of international companies. To round things off, top-notch studios and service providers scout talent at the Recruiting Hub and international schools present their best projects on the School Campus.

FMX is one of the world’s premier conferences to meet with the most influential players in the field. The overall organization and the intimate yet international size of the event offer professionals and students from the digital arts communities a great platform to mingle, network, and share insights about Art, Technologies and Business, at the highest level.

Join the club! FMX 2017 takes place May 2-5, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. 

Real Time | Computational Cinematography | 360° Cameras | HDR | Light Fields | WebVR | WebGL | HFR | Open Source | Machine Learning | Concept Art | Sound Design | Location-based Entertainment | CEO Summit | Virtual Human Forum | VFX in Commercials | Animation Wild 'n Strange | CTO Council | Stop-Motion | The Cloud | Production Tracking | Virtual Production | GPU-CPU | Future of Storytelling  | Game Engines | World Building | and much, much more…

18th Leeds Young Film Festival Calling for Submissions

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Leeds Young Film Festival takes place every Easter and welcomes young people and their families to the largest film event of its kind in the north of England. Now in its 18th year, the festival features a programme of the best new and unseen cinema for young people from around the world, made both for and by young people, as well as classic screenings, moving-image related workshops and masterclasses. It takes place in three of the city’s most loved venues and is the highlight for film lo...

Animaze curates 12 hours of Canadian Animation Programming at Moscow Film Festival 2017

Laurie Gordon and Kirrill Razlogov confrim a collaboration between Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival and the Moscow International Film Festival June 23-29 2017.  Razlogov will curate a special Russian focus and present a masterclass during Animaze in August 2017. Gordon will curate 12 hours of Canadian animation program during one of Russia's oldest and most prestigeous film festivals in the world held annually in Moscow in the early summer. The idea of prese...

Show your adult animation at VOID 2017 in Copenhagen

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Submit via FilmFreeway - it is free untill October 23rd. VOID is screening only animation for adults: shorts, features, documentaries and music videos. Send us your film, or join us in Copenhagen for some of the best, strangest, most beautiful, inexplicable, and impressive animation from all over the world. The festival takes place over ten days. Expect screenings and events at The Danish Film Institute and The National Film School of Denmark, Q&As, award ceremonies, and a celebration of an...

2017 Call For Entries – Now Open!

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Call For Entries 24th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival Festival Dates: May 31 – June 4 2017 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Now in our 24th year, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, the longest running “underground” film festival in the world, is an internationally recognized program providing a venue for documentary, experimental and avant-garde narrative film and video. The festival’s mission is to select and screen fil...

NFFTY 2017 Open for Entries - Named One of the 50 Best Festivals Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine

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WORLD’S LARGEST FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG FILMMAKERS ANNOUNCES CALL FOR FILMS FOR 11TH FESTIVAL   “NFFTY is like Sundance for young filmmakers.” – Bunee Tomlinson, NFFTY Filmmaker SEATTLE, WA – The largest film festival for emerging directors, NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth), is now accepting entries for its upcoming 2017 festival, looking for the best films from filmmakers under 25 years of age. NFFTY 2017 will take place April...

A City of Rust

Galileo tries to convince the City of Rust inhabitants to stop Mr E and his reckless use of the mountain’s resources. Mountain which, he states, holds the energy that is the source of their life. When his recommendations are ignored and the “Rustonians” have to face the consequences of their indifference, they will turn to him for help… A City of Rust had its world premiere at the Animaze international animation festival in Montreal.     ...

A City of Rust

Director: Omar El Araby.

Galileo tries to convince the City of Rust inhabitants to stop Mr E and his reckless use of the mountain’s resources. Mountain which, he states, holds the energy that is the source of their life. When his recommendations are ignored and the “Rustonians” have to face the consequences of their indifference, they will turn to him for help…

Norwich Radical Film Festival

We are very excited to announce our inaugural film festival that will be held in Norwich on 26th–28th August 2016.

We will be showing over 160 films from around the world, from shorts to documentaries and in 6 venues accross Norwich. You won't see these films anywhere else, and you can't afford to miss this event!

The Norwich Radical Film Festival seeks to promote and support filmmakers locally, nationally, and internationally who produce works that are politically subversive and/or unique in form and that challenge the status quo. Our festival is an arena for filmmakers who want to provoke the social constructs of modern global society.

Tulsa International Animation Festival

SCREENING: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016, 8PM

Join us for the largest screening in our region of experimental, contemporary, traditional, serious, gritty, and funny short animation films submitted from around the world. Over 100+ five minute or less videos were submitted from across the USA as well as from Austria, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Thailand, Iran, Israel, Japan, India, and more! The best 20 submissions will be selected for the 4th Annual Tulsa International Animation Festival by Living Arts’ Video Committee, including festival founder Mery McNett.

Doors and cash bar open at 7:30pm. Screening starts promptly at 8pm.
Admissions: $7, FREE for members of Living Arts

The Living Arts Animation Festival is made possible with support from The George Kaiser Family Foundation and the Living Arts’ Video Committee.

Call for Animated Short Films 

http://livingarts.org/call-animated-short-films 

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, September 2, 2016 @ 5pm (central standard time) All animated films must consist of work that you have created.  The Tulsa International Animation Festival features short film animations submitted locally and from around the world. Animations may be stop-motion, Claymation, 2-D animation, 3-D animation or cut-outs, to name a few. Videos MUST be 5:00 minutes or less.  Curator Mery McNett and the Living Arts Video Committee will determine the festival selections.    If your animation is selected you will be notified by email on Friday, September 16, 2016 and your film will be presented at the Living Arts Animation Festival on Friday, September 23, 2016, 8pm at Living ArtSpace, 307 E MB Brady St in downtown Tulsa, OK.  The Tulsa International Animation Festival is made possible with support from The George Kaiser Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts

Press conference photos new Animaze partners for festival 2016

    Yona Pelovska filmmaker and VR jury and Animaze director Laurie Gordon   Animaze press conference produced a great turn at Hotel le Meridien in Montreal Canada August 2. In attendenace were new partners for Animaze 2016 and 2017 including  McCord Museum, Valtech, SAT - Societe des arts et technologies, Hotel 10 where th eindustry conference will be held, le Meridien Hotel, Fig55- All 2D screenings at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Spec...

istanbul international short film festival

Istanbul International Short Film Festival is the longest running and most experienced organization among the international short film festivals in Turkey.
 
Short film is a medium based on making best of limited time within the frame of cinema art and gives the directors the opportunity of expressing their talents in the most unique way. The In this perspective the Festival aims to support short film and to provide young filmmakers to present their work both on national and international platforms.
 
The Festival had been started by a group of young enthusiasts on national level and showcased only films produced in Turkey. In years it has attracted a big interest and became an international organization in 1988.
 
As an un-interrupted organization of 38 years, the Festival is a unique example of its kind.
 
The Festival is organized each November and through its one-week-course around 200 distinguished short films from Turkey and the world are screened to filmlovers. Experienced filmmakers, professionals share their experiences through Q&A's and workshops.
 
Until today, around 5400 short films have been screened, 1150 guests have attended the festival, 550 Q&A's and 33 workshops have been organized.
 
The international section consists of only film screenings; there is no competition within this section. Films are selected through a process of focused evaluation process from both the direct applications and also from the films provided by film centers of different countries. These films are being presented to the audience with Turkish subtitles in three different theaters where the directors are ready for an Q&A afterwards. 
 
Festival catalogues of each year provide an important reference for cinematic memory.
 
This organization is being run by an independent committee where Hilmi Etikan acts as the president and keeps it's respectable profile throughout the years.

 


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Local Sugar, a Louisiana animated feature screenplay

LOCAL SUGAR, a Louisiana animated feature screenplay Mouse mayor Mary Lou, newly elected--her wedding to beau Sly Snake is expected. Unfortunately for the town, the sugar mill has just burned down. Rowley (frog and, frankly, scum) has town and bride under his thumb. Just one day--that's all Sly's got, to save his gal and foil the plot. "Best Screenplay - Animation" 2014 International Family Film Festival "1 ...

Local Sugar - Meet Deputy Tib, dogged detective

DEPUTY TIB from LOCAL SUGAR

Local Sugar - Meet Sheriff Hoggert, justice on the hoof

SHERIFF HOGGERT from LOCAL SUGAR

Local Sugar - Meet Miz Coco - part of our gatored community

MIZ COCO from LOCAL SUGAR

Local Sugar - Meet Uncle Neet - captain, mascot, CEO--ghost?

UNCLE NEET from LOCAL SUGAR

Local Sugar - Meet Bucky, paperboy and serial entrepreneur

BUCKY DEPLANQUE from LOCAL SUGAR
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