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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 Internati ...

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

Local Sugar - Meet slimy local land baron Rowley--if you must

ANTHONY J. ROWLEY from LOCAL SUGAR

Local Sugar - Meet Sly Snake, our handless but handy mechanic

SLY SNAKE from LOCAL SUGAR

Local Sugar - Meet mouse mayor, Mary Lou

MARY LOU from LOCAL SUGAR  

Local Sugar - Meet the characters from the award-winning animated feature screenplay!

LOCAL SUGAR-- MEET THE CHARACTERS This and the following images are a quick introduction to the citizens of Sugarville, who have banded together to stop an evil plot that threatens their town--not to mention a wedding!

Animation Day in Cannes: Wrap-up

  The second Animation Day in Cannes took place on May 18th at the Salon La Renaissance, the Palais des Festivals and the UAE pavilion at the Marche du film, putting for a second year animation on the map of Cannes screenings and events and generating audiences from the animation industry and beyond, along with animation cinephiles and festival professionals.    The two panel discussions, one on Virtual Reality and the impact that it has in the animation world of filmmaking a...

Review: "Bilal" by Ayman Jamal a promising start for UAE animation

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Directors: Khurram H Alavi, Ayman Jamal Writer: Ayman Jamal Production company: Barajoun Entertainment United Arab Emirates, 109 mins Bilal is the debut of Dubai-based Barajoun Entertainment, and the first animated feature film to come out of the United Arab Emirates. In a mythical desert kingdom rendered in careful detail, a young slave strives for freedom. With spectacular set pieces and a sweeping scope, Bilal starts off on the right foot for a debut effort. In a mythical des...

Pixel-Perfect BILAL Takes Screen at Cannes 69th & Took a Few Years, 22 Countries to Create

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent One of the most interesting aspects of movie reviewing is looking behind the screen at the provenance of a project, and with Dubai’s first ever CGI animation, BILAL, the story behind this 1400-year-old animation saga is truly gripping. Cannes 69th Film Festival is the perfect venue for this, where it will screen shortly. The cast includes excellent actors Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (who played the yacht assassination target for Matt Damon in...

Bilal: Animation Feature from the UAE at Cannes 2016 (Review)

  A seemingly conventional story for the eternal battle between good and bad transforms an ancient myth into an epic animation that can move both younger and older audiences.    Bilal is the story of a young slave who becomes the symbol of equality and freedom for his people, by turning against the tyrannic ruling of the wealthy and powerful and adopting a new faith. Originally inspired by one of the most widely known myths in Islam culture, this animation feature makes an at...

Bilal, Khubram H. Alavi, Dubai, 2015

BILAL is an extraordinary full length animation feature produced in Dubai and excels in first rate animation conveying a universal message.  Set in the 6th century landscape of the Arabian desert the feature depicts  Bilal and his sister Ghufaira  who were abducted  from their African home as children by slave traders who slayed their mother. As slaves they are growing up in a forlorn village dominated by merchants adhering to a belief in idols and terrorizin...
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