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Montreal International Animation Film Festival a Celluloid Dream
Posted on April 23, 2015. Written by Brittany Lee
The second annual Montreal International Animation Film Festival(MIAFF), presented by Animaze, ran from April 16th to April 19th and, trust me, this festival is going to blow up. Though it’s only in its second year, the MIAFF definitely has a distinct fes...
Home, Review: Me & Oh
DreamWorks Animation's Home is a 3D computer-animated feature film set in the future, which is based on Adam Rex's children's book, The True Meaning of Smekday. It stars Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Parsons, and Steve Martin, as the voices of its main characters.
When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race on the run from its enemies, the Gorg, and in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated to other ...
Le MIAFF 2015 has an incredible poster for this year's edition. An artwork which combines old with new, the poster symbolises the continuous evolution in the world of animation. Our pencilman waters the animation flower with the latest tech microchip-pot.
Inspired and created by Tom Tassel, the poster will soon be all over Montreal, exceeding the expectation for the festival, set for April 16 - 19. Be Ani-mazed!
After a year's break, London Feminist Film Festival is back for 2015 and submissions are now open!
Submit your film to us here: http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/2015-submissions/
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Naoussa International Film Festival is in the pleasant position to announce the Call for Entries for its 12th edition. In the forthcoming festival - which will take place the period from 23 to 27 of September 2015 - exceptional short films will be screened and great ideas will be utilized thus confirming that the Naoussa International Film Festival constitutes a unique cultural experience.
Short films from all
over the world, cinematographic tributes, activities for children, theatrica...
Trailer of "Daewit" (oig. Däwit) by David Jansen
Poster of "Daewit" (oig. Däwit) by David Jansen
Official Selection International Competition:
"Daewit" (oig. Däwit) by David Jansen
27. Filmfest Dresden Official Selection
"Daewit" (oig. Däwit) by David Jansen
The New York International Short Film Festival (NY Shorts Fest) showcases the finest short-form cinema from around the world to enthusiastic audiences in the vibrant filmmaking enclave of New York City.
NY Shorts Fest offers short-form filmmakers an ideal platform to screen their film and gain recognition in the heart of New York City. NY Shorts Fest premiered Ricky Gervais ‘Derek” in 2012, which became a popular British television show written, directed and starring Ricky Gerva...
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The international show of animation film has become one of the world’s most prominent animation festivals and is the largest cultural event in Switzerland that is devoted exclusively to the full array of animation techniques, content and media. Since making its debut back in 1995, Fantoche has shown thousands of short and long films from around the world. It offers the very best in entertainment for young and old alike, makes new discoveries for all animated film buffs and serves as a meeting place for animation specialists in Switzerland and abroad.
: David Jansen.
An angel, a wolf child, a cat. The film "Daewit", animated in the tradition of wood cut technique, tells the story of an abandoned child, who grows up with wolfs after his mother rescued him from his violent father. Daewit becomes a man who is weary of living and noticed that he inherited some of his father’s characteristics. After an enigmatic journey full of privations and in quest for identity he finds his peace in forgiveness.
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Proudly Present THE ANIMATION DAY IN CANNES - May 15th, 2015 1st edition.
Ever wondered why Animation was only present in Cannes when Pixar, Fox, or Walt Disney...mega Blockbusters had summer releases and a Cannes Launch platform.
The great variety of voices in Animation deserve to be heard loud and clear. We have decided to showcase some of the most innovative shorts films. The...
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A diverse array of the latest music films that deal with music regardless of genre are introduced in ‘World Music Film Today’. The jury, which consists of 5 members from Korea and abroad, will select 2 films from those in competition to award the Grand Prize and the Jury Special Prize. The Grand Prize winner receives 10 million Korean won and the Jury Special Prize winner receives 5 million won.
World Music Film Today
The official competition at JIMFF for the feature-length film (More than 60mins)
Music themed films (drama, documentary, animation and experimental films)
The International Jury is obliged to award the following prizes at ‘World Music Film Today’
- Grand Prize : KRW 10,000,000 (appx. 8,800 USD)
- Special Jury Prize : KRW 5,000,000 (appx. 4,400 USD)
FMX, Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia is Europe's most influential conference for digital entertainment where Art, Technology and Business meet. Every year, artists, specialists, scientists, producers and other key people come to FMX to network and to discuss production issues, exciting technologies and new ways of financing and distribution across the industries with an international audience. High quality experts deliver insightful presentations and Workshops as part of the Conference program, industry professionals introduce their hard - and software products as well as their latest R&D innovations at the Marketplace, top-notch companies scout talent at the Recruiting Hub and international schools present their best projects on the School Campus.
FMX enjoys a long-standing partnership with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS). Together they host the Animation Production Day (APD), a business platform for invited guests from the animation industry only. FMX is an event by Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction. It is an event in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH, 5D Institute, and Eurographics. FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the Ministry for Finance and Economic Affairs of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the MFG Film Funding and the FFA German Federal Film Board. FMX 2015 takes place May 05-08 in Stuttgart, it's the 20th anniversary edition.
FMX' 20th anniversary edition takes place under the headline "Immersion & Virtual Realities - The Future of Content Viewing and Producing" and focuses on further topics such as:
Virtual Production | the Demo Scene | Concept Art | Funding& Financing | Pipelines | Next Gen Images | The European Scene | Virtual Human Forum | Commercials | Interaction in the Real World | Preproduction | Virtualization | Animation as Fine Art | Visual Communication | SIGGRAPH Papers | Animation Wild 'n Strange | and much more!
le MIAFF! Montreal International Animation Film Festival continues to receive many animazing animation films from around the world. Japan, USA, France, Taiwan, Canada, Israel, Macau, Singapore and many other countries. Each submission more colourful than the next, less haunting than the previous and all as imaginative as Disney on shrooms.
We encourage all animators professional or otherwise to connect to le MIAFF! Not onlyas an animation festival but an industry conference for digi...
The Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) is an annual international women director’s film festival. The FeFF illuminates the best of independent filmmakers and offers a cinematic perspective through the Female Eye. We showcase high caliber independent films in drama, comedy, sci-fi, action, horror, documentary, animation and experimental by debut, emerging, established filmmakers. Moderated Q & A’s with the directors follow each and every program (screenings are 2 hrs. in durat...
purgatory / noun / an intermediate place or state of temporary suffering for expiatory purification
Within the word “purgatory”, it is easy to envision condemned souls, torment and darkness. However, purgatory may also reflect the cyclic state in which we often rediscover or recreate ourselves anew from within our personal inflictions. Sometimes it is the necessary stage to exorcise ourselves from the haunting ghosts of the past. Perhaps it is the serene place of self reflection and realization.
From within this, the DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness proudly presents an exhibition of powerful cinema called Purgatory – A Cinematic Exploration of the Soul. Held on March 13th & 14th 2015 at Detroit’s Tangent Gallery, Purgatory will present approximately 90 minutes of short films of introspective, emotive and/or enlightened subject matters from filmmakers worldwide. This is not an industry-focused film festival, but a tributary showcase of the often redemptive films from the filmmaker’s personal collections.
NOW FEATURING…THE PURGATORY BAZAAR – Come in early before the show and visit the Purgatory Bazaar featuring over a dozen local artists from the DAMNED Exhibition selling their own original art, prints and merchandise. Help support local artists!
Admission is $10 ($5 matinee Sat at 5pm), which includes a coupon for $5 off any $25+ purchase in the bazaar and free popcorn. This event is 18+ due to mature film and art content. A cash bar is also present for alcoholic and non-alcoholic pleasures.
Purgatory V – A Cinematic Exploration of the Soul
Fri March 13 – Bazaar 6p-midnight – Showtimes 7p & 9p
Sat March 14 – Bazaar 4p-midnight – Showtimes 5p, 7p & 9p
Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom, 715 E Milwaukee, Detroit
by Etan Vlessing
12/9/2014 9:00am PDT
Longtime David Cronenberg collaborator Martin Katz has found creatures more fearsome than the mugwump and Brundlefly for an upcoming feature by Canadian 3D animation guru James Stewart.
Katz acquired the worldwide rights to Stewart's stereoscopic 3D short film Foxed! to be made into a stop-motion animated feature from Prospero Pictures and Geneva Film Co. The dark fantasy follows Emily...
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CRAZY HORSE SESSION – THE 48H ANIMATION JAM
48 hours of non-stop animating at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2015? All those who are ready to take the challenge are invited to apply for the Crazy Horse Session – 48H Animation Jam till February 1, 2015.
Animation students from international film and art schools as well as independent animators and animation producers aged 30 years or younger may participate. The organisers will choose four to fi...
April 1, 2015 is the official deadline to make sure your film is on our registration list and in our fifth annual festival, with which take place from July 2ndth to July 'th 2015.
LICHTER Filmfest offers an eclectic mix of films with a focus on the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region but also on international films and video art. The 8th Edition of the Festival in 2015 revolves around the topic of money, in all its forms. The festival reaches out to the city and the region with several exhibitions, installations and performances.
Sections: Feature-length Competition (Fiction, Documentaries), Short Film Competition, International Video Art Competition, Out of Competition, International Films, Retrospective, Special Screenings
Terms of Entry: Feature- and Short Film Competition: only films connected to the Rhine-Main-Region, completed in 2013 or later
International Program: Focus Topic "Money" (2015)
Audience Award: all films without a German distributor (in and out of competition)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Documentary Films, Drama, Experimental, Short Films
Format: 35 mm, DCP, Blu-ray
Registration Deadline: 01 December 2014
Attendance Figures: 10,000
Awards: Best Feature
Lichter International Art Award
Festival date: 21 - 26 April 2015
Submission deadline: 20 January 2015
VAFI is a film festival for animated films made by children or youth under 18 years, but also from 5th edition - film festival for animated films made for children and youth.
So, VAFI has two competative sections: section for animated films MADE BY children or youth - VAFI JUNIOR, and section for animated films made for children and youth - VAFI SENIOR.
VAFI JUNIOR ha...