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'Dys-' and 'The Cold Heart' Win Audience Awards at Cellar Door Film Festival!

  Dys- and The Cold Heart win Audience Awards at 2014 Cellar Door Film Festival! Films triumph as audience favourites in CDFF’s inaugural year   OTTAWA, ON – Nov. 12, 2014 –   After an enthusiastic first season, Ottawa’s Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is pleased to announce the two Audience Award winners for CDFF 2014. Dys-, directed by Maude Michaud, wins the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at CDFF ‘14 while The Cold Heart (...

Call for entries - Animex Awards 2015

From visual effects to stop motion to computer games, from drawing to computer animation, Animex Awards once again invites students from around the world to submit their work into this years' event. Judging panels from previous awards have included representatives from Pixar, ILM, Disney, Aardman Animation, Sony Image Works, DreamWorks and Electronic Arts, to name a few. Each year, some of the most innovative and exciting work in animation, visual effects and games is created by studen...

Animex Awards 2015 - Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games

Animex Awards is an international competition for student animations, an integral part of the Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games held 9-13 February 2015.

Animex is the largest festival dedicated to animation and computer games in the UK. For one week every February, speakers and representatives from the global animation and games community converge on Teesside to educate, inspire and entertain a diverse audience made up of students, professionals and enthusiasts from across the UK and Europe.

Cortos Verdes interviews Dawn Westlake

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Dawn Westlake was recently interviewed by Cortos Verdes Internacional, an online cinema magazine out of Mexico. To read the full interview (in Spanish) click here: http://cortosverdes.blogspot.mx/2014/11/dawn-westlake-directora-productora.html   ...

Blue Sky Studios Cinematographer Renato Falcão Talks Animation at RioMarket

  If you're among the global moviegoers who helped bring 3-D adventure comedies Rio and Rio 2 nearly a billion dollars at the box office, you've beheld some of the latest CGI magic coming out of Blue Sky Studios. Both of these animated works feature the input of wizzy cinematographer Renato Falcão, who joined the Greenwich, Connecticut hit factory in 2009. Other Blue Sky titles he has collaborated on include Ice Age: Continental Drift, Epic and the imagery to date for Pean...

Clean Shorts Film Festival

Clean Shorts Film Festival is an excellent opportunity for independent filmmakers to screen their films to a welcoming audience in a hospitable environment on the campus of Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center, nestled in the wooded rural area of Choctaw, Oklahoma.

Clean Shorts is established for filmmakers who are open to producing films that are appropriate for a wide array of audiences, and rewards those whose creativity excels in various categories.

Clean Shorts thrives to create a climate that nurtures filmmaker networking and camaraderie with the added excitement of competition. Our goal is to stimulate the passion of veteran and aspiring filmmakers bringing them together to expand the growth of the independent film industry.

The inaugural Clean Shorts Film Festival will take place April 3-4, 2015, in the beautiful Seminar Center of Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw, Oklahoma.

Of course short films are our specialty, but on Opening Night, we will screen one very special feature film (TBA soon!), including a filmmaker panel featuring cast & crew!

The Closing Night Festivities will conclude with an Awards Presentation, in which top films will receive accolades in several categories, including Student Films and Music Videos.

Don’t miss what is sure to be one of the coolest, filmmaker-oriented festivals on the circuit!

Early Bird Deadline: October 31, 2014

Entry Fee: $10

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Imphal International Short Film Festival

This marks the 3rd year for the Imphal International Short Film Festival. IISFF has continued to grow every year. Submissions end November 30,2014, submit through online or through the festivals website, imphalfest.blogspot.in. We are open to all genres and do not judge on content, only quality. IISFF  is entry free and supports every filmmakers around the world. With 23 award categories, IISFF is the giggest short film festival in Northeast India.  
 
We are screening more than 100 International Films and another 50 Indian films in our Third edition of the festival.
 
 
 
 

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Zero Plus International Children's and Youth Film Festival

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Promoting and giving incentives to talented directors, debutant directors and authors of scripts, the works of which contribute to development of audiovisual culture and to formation of positive thinking of children and adults, maintain the best traditions of the children’s and youth film and facilitate development of the world cinematography.

Tasks of the Festival
• Formation of high-quality audiovisual content, oriented to personal development of children and youth.
• Creation of conditions for development of children’s and youth cinema.
• Support for young talented cinematographers: promotion, popularization and realization of feature and short films. 
• Creation of a professional interactive environment of directors, scriptwriters as well as debutants and producers in cinematography and television, facilitating development of positive films and programmes.
• Development of film education in Tyumen region and Russia through organization of schools of cinematography, seminars and workshops, through carrying out theme-based screenings. 

SPECIAL PROGRAM "THE MAN OF LABOUR"
Aims and Tasks
- Bringing to light the value of labour, of one's personality and talent.
- Raising the significance of labour achievements in the contemporary society and showing the contribution of professionals, masters to the development of the country.
- Representing the panoram of existing in the Russian society professions, that can evoke young people's interest, expand their worldview, and help them make a choise of the future profession.
- Awarding film-makers who create films about people's working days.

Parts of the special program:
- «Professions Fair» - competitions of fiction and documentary films about various professions.
- «Energy Resource» - out-of-competition program of 2014 that presents fiction and documentary films, TV series, created by film-makers in the last decade, about power engineers, scientists, and other specialists relating to the sphere of energy development.

Cine//B_7 Deadline for submission coming soon

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    Cine//B_7 is calling for submissions! Shorts Films and Features Film for the International Competition. Any genre, any running time. Submission 100% online & free. Share us your film through vimeo, youtube, wetransfer, google drive, dropbox, or other media file share. Entry form: http://www.jotformpro.com/form/41830531980958 + info: www.festivalcineb.com ...

How CGI Became the Main Character in Hollywood Movies & Do We Care?

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent In a Screenwriting Galaxy Far, Far, Away, the Writers Guild Foundation (https://www.wgfoundation.org) once held “Words Into Pictures,” a series of conferences that brightened the years 1997, 1999, and 2002, with debates about everything from character development to story-craft. Around about 1999, David Koepp (writer of Jurassic Park, director of Panic Room and more) and Stand By Me’s Rob Reiner got into it over VFX vs Storytel...

Cine//B_7: Calling for submissions

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      Cine//B is calling for submission. This will be the 7th edition of the Festival, taking place during November at santiago de Chile. National and Internacional Competition. Feature Films, Short Films and Music Videos. Submission 100% online. No entry fee. Send your film using wetransfer, dropbox, vimeo, youtube, ftp or any othe platform. Easier, Faster, Cheaper. Entry Form: http://www.jotformpro.com/form/41830531980958 Deadline: 30.09.14 More info: ...

Totale Fiction and I Can Fly produces TV series ''Thunder Donuts''

  Totale Fiction production, Montreal production company created in 2000, which recently turned to animation and French animation studio I Can Fly based in Paris and in Bordeaux, were in Annecy to present their new co-production : "Thunder Donuts".         "Baskup Tony Parker" is the first 2D TV series produced by I Can Fly, broadcasted on M6 and Disney XD and for whom the company developed a co...

TVPaint in Annecy

  This year at the International Animation Film Market of Annecy (MIFA), TVPaint presents its 2D animation software created in 1991 by Hervé Adam. The software, originally produced for AMIGA computers, performed its software's function by integrating video editing and drawing softwares and joining new features.   It becomes from 1996 a bitmap animation software which allows at the same time to imitate traditional renderings (gouache, watercolor, crayon, C...

Space Hero, a new chinese animated TV serie

  Chengja He presents us the studio "Snow Leopard October Digital Animation" (''10SLO Digital Animation''), creates in 2004, and based in Wuxi, in the province of Jiangsu in China. Their last production, "Space Hero", is an animated serie produced for television including 26 episodes. A fulllength movie is also in development.   Chengja He directed "Space Hero" and he is "10SLO Dig...

"Feast", the new animated short movie from Disney

One month ago, Walt Disney Animation Studios announced the synopsis and title of their new animated short movie "Feast". This 6'mn short movie produced by Kristina Reed premiered at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 10, 2014. Such event was eagerly awaited by the public. This new gift from Disney features Winston, the dog of a young photographer. The story is told through the eyes of Winston who uncovers his master's lov...

Call for entry (short and feature films) - 16th edition

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The 16th Edition of the Festival International du Film d'Aubagne will take place from 16 to 21 March 2015. Our Festival has 2 main axes : the young creation and the relation between music and image.  The Calls of Entries for the 2015 OFFICIAL COMPETITIONS are opened : FEATURE FILM OFFICIAL COMPETITION Opened to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd feature having a music score and completed after September 2013 Download the rules and the registration form ...

CALL FOR ENTRIES JUNE 20th for Austin International SHORT Film Festival

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Austin International SHORT Film Festival CALL FOR ENTRIES DEADLINE: Friday, June 20, 2014 Austin stands as one of the great cities for filmmakers and independent movie making in the U.S.. Adding to this reputation, Austin can now boast a premiere international short film festival. The Austin International Short Film Festival, will showcase the best short films and its filmmakers from around the world September 10 - 11, 2014 at the The Moviehouse and Eatery complex in ...

THE A-LIST HOLLYWOOD NEW DIRECTORS SHOWCASE

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The Directors Showcase is open to directors of all formats and styles, who have directed Commercials, Film, TV or New Media, after January 2013. Shortlisted entries will be showcased July 29, 2014 during festival.. The awards recognize new emerging directorial talent exceptional creative work, along with the ability to garner international exposure executed by commercial film directors who have recently launched their directorial careers. Entries must be under 5 minutes, you...

Buzzing for Animation at Annecy 2014 -

  Focus Annecy 2014 New: MyHomeFestival In order to allow as many people as possible to discover certain films that will be screened at the Festival, Annecy has decided to put part of its programme online. MyHomeFestival is accessible to anybody, anywhere, and offers free screening of the entire official selection of commissioned films in competition as well as 3 special programmes broadcast exclusively online. Chec...

Torremolinos International Fantastic Film Festival

Torremolinos International Fantastic Film Festival has become in a few years in one the most important events at Costa del Sol (Spain). Place in the Torremolinos' exhibition and conference centre: theaters with 480 and 920 people capacity. Organized by the Cultural Association "Cinefans", the festival it's now a reference of innovate and transgresive ideas. It starts at Halloween (with its own Halloween night) and it lasts 10 days: galas, shows, cosplay, horror movies marathons, lecture, concerts, charitable sessions, guests and honored films for their anniversary.

 

Puchon International Student Animation Festival

The 16th Puchon International Student Animation Festival 

http://www.pisaf.or.kr/
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Date: Oct 22, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

 About the event:
In 1999, the Puchon International Student Animation Festival (PISAF) embarked on its journey as the sole animation festival in Asia dedicated solely to students and has since earned high marks for the quality of its selections. PISAF has also committed itself to becoming a venue in which to introduce animations created by animators from home and abroad and nurture new talents in the digital content industry. The festival’s central program is its International Student Competition, which is designed to discover young and promising new talent in animation and showcase their work. There are two categories: Short Animated Films (less than 30 minutes) and New Media Content, which can include many different formats such as Internet/web, Mobile-based, stopmotion graphics, interactive animations and etc. In 2011 over 1,200 films from all over the world were submitted to PISAF.

Along with the competition, PISAF offers many opportunities for young animated filmmakers to meet masters of the cartoon and animation world. In 2011, Disney animator John Musker, director of The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules and The Princess and the Frog have been featured. PISAF has played a major role in creating a network linking animation festivals worldwide through its collaborations with film fests in Annecy, Ottawa, Hiroshima, Zagreb, and the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. The festival also offers a cartoon and animation experience program to attract interested audience members. The program is also aimed at exposing the ways that cartoons and animation can help develop creativity across a variety of fields. PISAF hopes to see more people enjoying cartoon and animation in the future.

PISAF 2014, the festival’s 16th edition, will be held on October 22-26 with screenings, an animation fair, an educational convention and a variety of other special events.


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Mili Pictures Worldwide announces Hollywood co-produced animation

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  In the latest example of co-production between Hollywood and China, which already holds the title of world's second largest film territory, chinese animation company Mili Pictures Worldwide has announced the opening of its Los Angeles office as well as its first Hollywood production. Dragon Nest: Warrior's Dawn follows the trend of video game to movie adaption (like Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia, and Silent Hill, among others, before it).  The animated feature based on the M...

I Am So Into YOU

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Over the years, I'd had it. Having worked/volunteered for film festivals for more than a decade, it became increasingly clear that a cancer had reared its ugly head. The observation I made was nothing short of sycophant society hell bent on being seen and/or canoodling with some celebrity. To me, these over-stuffed bras, deluxe Botox, label wearing women and men show up at events like ugly girls accompanied to the prom by a paid-off neighbor. Everyone knows, but no one says anything. I don&...

A Lifestory

Director: Nacho Rodríguez.

'A Lifestory' is an animation based upon 'The Hymn of the Pearl', a poem from the second century AD. We've remade it into a surreal journey starring a space cat. The original poem is considered epic or mystical, we were drawn to it by its archetypical side, by its universal elements which can be found in everyone's psychology: the depart from the family home on a mission to realize our own destiny in a strange land, falling into sleep, forgetting the origin, then being rescued by our most intimate memory, to finally go back home.

Trenton Film Festival

Trenton Film Festival screens new, cutting-edge film of various genres from around the world, offering filmmakers the opportunity to interact with audiences and connect with other filmmakers at various stages in their career. Located half-way between New York City and Philadelphia, Trenton is a small city with easy access to one of the largest film markets in the world, yet intimate enough to give new film exposure that might be hard to achieve in a larger place or festival.

Trenton Film Society returns in 2014 after a 5 year hiatus, during which time the Trenton Film Society developed several other events including the Trenton International Festival--coming up 4/4-4/6/14. We are particularly excited to return to our roots to produce what was our signature event, the Trenton Film Festival.

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