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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.
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 ...
DEPUTY TIB from LOCAL SUGAR
SHERIFF HOGGERT from LOCAL SUGAR
MIZ COCO from LOCAL SUGAR
UNCLE NEET from LOCAL SUGAR
BUCKY DEPLANQUE from LOCAL SUGAR
ANTHONY J. ROWLEY from LOCAL SUGAR
SLY SNAKE from LOCAL SUGAR
MARY LOU from LOCAL SUGAR
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!
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
2016 has been a great year for Hungarian animation: Sundance had ‘Limbo Limbo Travel’, Berlinale premiered Oscar-shortlisted Réka Bucsi’s brand new piece Love, and now Cannes has announced its choice: Nadja Andrasev and Luca Tóth.
by Anita Libor
Nadja Andrasev and Luca Tóth
Ten years ago neither of them would have imagined they would be preparing for their Cannes premiere. Animation was not...
Here's a teaser poster for multiple-award-winning animated feature screenplay LOCAL SUGAR.
Story by Andrew R. Garrett
Poster art by Ann Smith
The Northern Wave International Film Festival will be celebrated from the 16th to the 18th of October 2015 in Grundarfjörður, Iceland. The philosophy of the festival, upon which its name is based, is Nouvelle Vague, or New Wave. Like Nouvelle Vague, Northern Wave attempts to revive the recognition of film making as an art form and the director as artist/author. An important goal of the festival is to develop relationships between experienced filmmakers and emerging filmmakers in Iceland and other countries. We are a visionary festival that celebrates artistic and ground braking films by filmmakers who dare to take risks.
The festival consists of a short film (all genres) section and, for the first time ever in an Icelandic film festival, a music video section. Bands will be encouraged to attend the festival and support their videos with a concert during the weekend. In this way, the musicians can make contacts with filmmakers and vice versa.
The Northern Wave weekend consist of a numerous screenings of a variety of international short films. The program also includes a lecture from a professional from the film industry, a fish soup competition at the local fish market and numerous concerts and events during the weekend.
Wow! The deal, which could have a potentially profound impact on the animation industry, was made possible after Japanese publisher Dwango acquired the Toonz software from Italian tech company Digital Video, which has been producing the animation package since 1993.
Ghibli has been using Toonz since the production of Princess Mononoke, and the new OpenToonz is dubbed “Toonz Ghibli Edition” because of all the custom-features that Toonz has develo...
Another moment in the history of consciousness-the spawning of Machine Consciousness through ART-For the first time in the history of the man/machine interface-the Artificial Experience has been born.
In the Spotlight today are the 2016 early selects for the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival, named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the "Top 25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" - New Media year after year impresses international audiences with its diverse genres and cutting edge me...
THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE 2016 MOONDANCE AND A WARM WELCOME!
Lights, Camera, Action! The Moondance International Film Festival invites all talented US & International filmmakers, writers and music composers to submit their films, written works and film scores to its 17th annual season, planned to take place in September 2016, our fabulous & memorable festival event location venue to be announced shortly.
Moondance is known as the “American Cannes” of film festiva...
The Holland Animation Film Festival 2016 organizes the following competitions.
The competitions for features, shorts, student films and Dutch films are open for films that had their premiere after January 1, 2015. Subscription for these competitions starts at the beginning of September. Deadline for application is 1 December 2015 (when the film is not yet completed on December 1, the deadline for the preview copy is 1 Ja...
The official opening program of the Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF), the largest animation festival in the Netherlands, is announced. Out of the 450 films HAFF has selected nine short films for the opening night, including the surprising puppet animation and BAFTA winner Edmond from Dutch director Nina Gantz and the world premieres Before Love by Igor Kovalyov (RU) and Ticking Away by Michael Sewnarain (NL). The ope...