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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...
Live Animation Competition
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...
If you’ve just finished your awesome and original short film and are ready to share it with our team, our public and our jury…
Then welcome!! Registering a film for our festival is free!
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.
For any questions concerning film registration, don’t hesitate to contact us by email...
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...
In May Porto opens its doors to the monochromatic aesthetics. The Black & White - International Audiovisual Festival, which receives video, audio and photographs in black and white, will take into competition works from all over the world.
With unique worldwide characteristics this initiative grew from the need to answer to the audience's growing sensitivity to black & white specificity, leaving behind the prejudice that relates this aesthetics with works of early cinema.
But the festival shows more than videos and photos in two colours, it also encourages the creation of sound environments referring to the black and white.
Over four days, several activities related to the audiovisual world will be carried out in addition to the competitions: artist talks, screenings and extensions from other international festivals. The nights will also be exciting with a broad cultural program.
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 (...
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 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.
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
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 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
Archived festival (terminated)
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.
Aim of the Festival "0+"
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 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
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 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
More info: ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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 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...