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FMX 2016

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 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 City of Stuttgart and the MFG Film Funding, taking place in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH, World Building Institute and Eurographics. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction, hosting the Animation Production Day (APD), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS). FMX 2016 takes place April 26-29 in Stuttgart.

FMX shines a light on topics such as:

Realtime Storytelling | Visual Language | Concept Art | Cinematography | Disrupters | Layout & Set Design | Location-based Entertainment | Virtual Human Forum | VFX in Commercials | Hack Art | Machine Learning | Business Leaders | Virtual Storyboarding | Visual Communication | Animation Wild 'n Strange | Worldbuilding | VFX in TV | User-generated Content | Stop-Motion | The New Scene of Digital and Visual Arts

Award Winning Festival Film FOXED! now on Vimeo

FOXED! from James Stewart on Vimeo. My Letter to filmfestivals.com editor Hi Bruno, I hope you are well. It is a sad time for Paris but be brave and know that the word is praying for Paris. I just wanted to thank you again for your help with Foxed.  We had a great run on the festival circuit and are now making the FOXED feature film.   I have posted the short film on Vimeo and in the Foxed Blog.  Please pass it on.  It is a true film festivals.con succes...

Global Short Film Awards - New York and Cannes

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Global Short Film Awards Global Short Film Awards recognize excellence in highly creative and imaginative films under 15 minutes long. These short films will be suitable to meet the increasing content demand for intelligent phones, digital and hand held devices as well as internet, commercial, art, science and educational applications. For this premier issue, finalists and a winner will be selected in 2-D and 3-D formats in each category.  Sponsors welcome. Filmmakers FRE...

Cult Films, atypical success from Rocky Horror Picture Show to Heavy Metal

Cult films are and  may be regarded as the enigmas of the film industry; the black sheep who may do good once they pass adolescence, a heap of trouble. You can't be sure that they don't fall into the crevice of anonymity. What can we say about the rebel without a cause who does 180 turn? A loser who eventually turns a prophet err do we mean profit? No film marketing plan, great director or big budget can ever guarantee the success of any film. What constitutes a successful film in...

Cardiff Independent Film Festival announces new animation category!

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Cardiff Animation Nights has announced they will be bringing a brand new animation strand to the Cardiff Independent Film Festival (C.I.F.F.) in April 2016.   Established in October 2014, Cardiff Animation Nights runs bi-monthly screenings of award-winning independent animation from around the world at venues in Cardiff.     Managing the new animation program at C.I.F.F. will be Lauren Orme, who runs Cardiff Animation Nights, supported by local animation companies Cloth Cat A...

The Flying Animator - Documentary - 3x Oscar nominee Gerald Potterton! On Kickstarter!

Musivision Films has launched its Kickstarter campaign for the The Flying Animator documentary on 3x Oscar nominated animator Gerald Potterton. Director Laurie Gordon has been filming Gerald for nearly five years at his home in Quebec and in London, Toronto. Still scheduled for more shooting days Laurie is really excited about editing the film into shape. Oh so many surprises and gems to be discovered! Please visit the Kickstarter campaign page for followups news and updates. https://www.kick...

Submit for The 7th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival!

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The NYC Independent Film Festival celebrates the true independent filmmaker and provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including documentaries, short and feature-length films, music videos, and animated works. Whether a submission is comedic, dramatic, or something in between, The NYC Indie film Fest is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling. With panels, parties and a weekend long gathering of fellow indie filmmakers The NYC Indie Film Festival is the place to be Ap...

21. Caminhos · Open Calls!

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Caminhos Film Festival is receiving films, up to 25 September, for selection in the competitive sections Caminhos Selection and Ensaios Selection. We hope to show again the best national cinematic productions, with a scope of all the Portuguese cinema. From film schools to professionals, everyone is entitled to display their works in a spirit of communion with the different audiences. ...

Caminhos film Festival

The Caminhos Film Festival was stated in the latest editions as the reference event in the Portuguese panorama, the only festival dedicated in its competition, to the Portuguese cinema in various aspects, from the final draft film school, through animation , documentary, short film to feature film. Since 1988 we were privileged as an organization to see and live within the best of Portuguese national productions over the past twenty editions, but also to follow the progress of all the Portuguese film industry. We opened the event from Juniors, to seniors, to Film Schools, publishers and booksellers, all Portuguese production turning it in true showcase of national cinema in Portugal. A showcase, which has focused on bringing the creators to the publics, focusing on interaction at all levels.
 
O festival Caminhos do Cinema Português afirmou-se nas últimas edições como o evento de referência do panorama português, sendo o único festival dedicado, na sua competição, ao cinema português em várias vertentes, desde os projectos finais de escola de cinema, passando pela animação, documentário, curta-metragem até à longa-metragem. Desde 1988 tivemos o privilégio, enquanto organização de ver e (con)viver com o melhor da produção nacional portuguesa ao longo das últimas XIX edições, mas igualmente de acompanhar a evolução de toda a indústria cinematográfica portuguesa. Abrimos o evento aos Juniores, aos Séniores, às Escolas de Cinema, às editoras e livreiros, a toda a produção portuguesa transformando-o na verdadeira montra do cinema nacional em Portugal. Uma montra, que tem apostado em aproximar os criadores dos seus públicos, apostando na interacção em todos os níveis.
 
 
 

Awards & Prizes

Prémios da Selecção Caminhos 
- Grande Prémio do Festival 
- Prémio para a Melhor Longa-metragem 
- Prémio para a Melhor Curta-metragem 
- Prémio para a Melhor Animação 
- Prémio para o Melhor Documentário 
- Prémio Revelação 
- Melhor Actor 
- Melhor Actor Secundário 
- Melhor Actriz 
- Melhor Actriz Secundária 
- Melhor Direcção Artística 
- Melhor Fotografia 
- Melhor Guarda Roupa 
- Melhor Realizador 
- Melhor Caracterização 
- Melhor Montagem 
- Melhor Som 
- Melhor Argumento Original 
- Melhor Argumento Adaptado 
- Melhor Música Original
 
Prémio do Público 
- Melhor Filme
 
Prémio D. Quijote - Prémio da Federação Internacional de Cineclubes 
- Melhor Filme
 
Prémio Imprensa 
- Melhor Filme
 
Prémios da Selecção Ensaios 
-Prémio do Júri Ensaios Nacional; 
-Prémio do Júri Ensaios Internacional;
 
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Caminhos Selection Awards 
- Grand Festival Award 
- Award for Best Feature Film 
- Award for Best Short Film 
- Award for Best Animation 
- Award for Best Documentary 
- Breakthrough Awards 
- Best Actor 
- Best Supporting Actor 
- Best Actress 
- Best Supporting Actress 
- Best Art Direction 
- Best Cinematography 
- Best Wardrobe 
- Best Director 
- Best Characterization 
- Best Film Editing 
- Best Sound 
- Best Original Screenplay 
- Best Adapted Screenplay 
- Best Original Music
 
Audience Award 
- Best movie
 
D. Quijote Award - Award of the International Federation of Film Societies 
- Best movie
 
Awards Press 
- Best movie
 
Essays Selection Award 
- Best National Essay 
- Best International Essay

 

 

 

 

 

Rules & Terms

 
1.- Finalidades do Evento 
1.1.- Caminhos Film Festival têm como finalidade geral do projecto reforçar o acesso à cultura cinematográfica Portuguesa, promovendo a sua divulgação, os elementos para à sua comparação e compreensão. 
1.2.- Para além disso em cada edição o projecto deverá reforçar os laços de comunidade e identidade local existentes, promovendo a integração numa identidade e comunidade nacional.
 
2.- Objectivos Gerais e Definição Conceptual 
2.1.- O festival é idealizado por amantes e profissionais do mundo cinematográfico e visa dar visibilidade às diferentes produções nacionais. Os Caminhos Film Festival são um festival singular em Portugal dedicado exclusivamente ao cinema nacional, nos seus distintos registos técnicos e temáticos na secção competitiva Selecção Caminhos.
 
2.2.- Ao nível conceptual os Caminhos do Cinema Português caracterizam-se por uma amplitude de registos que são o fidedigno registo do panorama da produção cinematográfica nacional anual. A inovação do projecto está no facto de se proceder ao acolhimento num único espaço.
 
2.3.- Os Caminhos do Cinema Português pretendem ser aquilo que o nome transmite, a súmula dos diferentes caminhos que a cinematografia nacional percorre. Não existe um só caminho, disso mesmo nos damos conta quando os podemos enumerar, a saber: cinema de autor, cinema comercial, cinema para crianças e o vídeo arte. O cinema português enquadra-se nos mais variados escalões etários e registos estilísticos de que a história do cinema nos pode dar conta.
 
2.4.- A Selecção Ensaios, ao aceitar obras realizados em contexto de formação académica, nacionais e internacionais, pretende promover os elementos para a comparação e compreensão da cinematografia portuguesa no contexto global.
 
3.- Secções Competitivas, Júris e Prémios Oficiais 
3.1.- O festival Caminhos do Cinema Português é constituído por duas secções competitivas, nomeadamente a Selecção Caminhos e a Selecção Ensaios.
 
3.2.- As obras a apresentar em cada uma das secções competitivas serão o resultado de uma pré-selecção da responsabilidade da organização e de um júri expressamente convocado para o efeito, nos termos dos Regulamentos Anexos próprios de cada secção.
 
4.- Selecção Caminhos 
4.1.- Os filmes seleccionados para a Selecção Caminhos serão avaliados por um conjunto de júris e concorrem cumulativamente, quando reunidas as condições expressas nos Anexos ao Regulamentos de cada júri/selecção, aos seguintes prémios: 
-Prémios do Júri Caminhos; 
-Prémio do Júri de Imprensa; 
-Prémio Don Quijote / Júri IFSS – Federação Internacional de Cineclubes
 
5.- Selecção Ensaios 
5.1.- Os filmes seleccionados para a Selecção Ensaios serão avaliados por um júri e concorrem quando reunidas as condições expressas no regulamento desta secção, ao seguinte prémio: 
-Prémio do Júri Ensaios Nacional; 
-Prémio do Júri Ensaios Internacional;
 
6.- Outros Prémios 
Para dos prémios elencados, os filmes a concurso na Selecção Caminhos e Selecção Ensaios, concorrem igualmente ao Prémio do Público. Este prémio será entregue mediante o escrutínio e o cálculo da média aritmética ponderada expressa pelo espectadores, em boletim de voto próprio, no final de cada sessão na Selecção Caminhos e Selecção Ensaios.
 
6.- Casos Omissos 
6.1.- A Comissão Organizadora do festival reserva-se o direito de decidir sobre os casos não previstos nos diferentes Regulamentos, bem como proceder a necessárias alterações, dando conhecimento a todos os interessados.
 
7.- Disposição Final 
A inscrição para pré-selecção e participação nas diferentes secções competitivas (selecção Caminhos/ Selecção Ensaios) do festival Caminhos do Cinema Português XXI implica a leitura deste Regulamento OFicial bem como a aceitação dos Anexos específicos de cada secção.
 
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1.-Purpose of the event 
1.1.-Caminhos Film Festival have as general purpose of the project enhance access to Portuguese film culture, promoting their dissemination, the elements for the comparison and understanding.
1.2.-Plus in each issue the project should strengthen the bonds of community and local identity, promoting the integration in existing identity and national community.
 
2.-General objectives and Concept Definition 
2.1.-the festival is designed for lovers and professionals in the film world and seeks to give visibility to the different national productions. The paths are a unique festival Film Festival in Portugal devoted exclusively to national cinema, in its distinctive technical and thematic records in competitive Selection Paths section.
 
2.2.-Conceptual level the ways of the Portuguese Cinema is characterised by a range of records that are the trustworthy record of the annual national film production. The innovation of the project is that for the reception in a single space.
 
2.3.- Caminhos film Festival claims to be what the name conveys, summarising the different paths that the national cinematography traverses. There is no one way, that we realize when we can enumerate, namely: cinema, cinema, cinema commercial for children and video art. The Portuguese film fits in various age groups and stylistic records of the history of cinema in can handle.
 
2.4.-the selection Tests, by accepting works carried out in the context of academic, national and international training, aims to promote the elements for comparison and understanding of Portuguese cinematography in the global context.
 
3.-Competitive Sections, Juries and awards Officers 
3.1.-Caminhos Film Festival consists of two competitive sections, namely the selection Caminhos and the selection Essays.
 
3.2.-the works in each of the competitive sections will be the result of a pre-selection of the responsibility of the Organization and of a jury expressly convened for this purpose, in accordance with the regulations specific to each Attachments section.
 
4.-selecting Paths 
4.1.-The selected films for the selection paths will be evaluated by a set of judges and compete cumulatively when the conditions laid down in Annexes to the Regulations of each jury/selection, the following prizes: 
-Jury Awards paths; 
-Press jury prize; 
-Don Quijote Award/Jury IFSS-International Federation of film societies
 
5.-Selection Tests 
5.1.-The selected films for the selection tests will be evaluated by a jury and compete when the conditions expressed in the regulation of this section, the following prize: 
-Jury prize National Tests; 
-Jury prize International Trials;
 
6.-Awards 
For listed Awards, the films in competition Selection paths and Selection Tests, also compete for the prize of the audience. This prize will be delivered by the scrutiny and the calculation of the weighted arithmetic average expressed by viewers, in ballot itself, at the end of each session in selecting paths and Selection Tests.
 
6.- Missing cases 
6.1.-the Organizing Committee of the festival reserves the right to decide on the cases not provided for in the various regulations, as well as carry out necessary changes, giving knowledge to all interested parties.
 
7.-Final provisions 
Registration for pre-selection and participation in different competitive sections (path/selection Selection trials) of Caminhos do Cinema XXI Portuguese festival involves reading this official rules as well as the acceptance of the annexes specific to each section.

Animex Awards 2016 - Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games

Animex Awards 2016 - Call for Entries!

Animex Awards once again invites you to enter work into this years' event.

The submission deadline is 19th October 2015.

Animex Awards is an international competition for student animations, which is part of the 'Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games' held in February 2016, the largest festival dedicated to animation and computer games in the UK.

From visual effects to stop-motion to animation for computer games, from drawing to CGI, Animex Awards aims to celebrate and reward the talent and achievements of students worldwide. In 2015 we received over 700 entries from more than 60 countries and selected 143 short student animations, which screened in eleven programmes during the festival.

As well as some new categories for the international student competition, for 2016 Animex Awards is also launching a professional category ‘Best First Animation’. This new category aims to recognise emerging new talent and animations, open to any animation director who has just completed their first film as a professional production.

Judging panels from previous awards have included representatives from LAIKA, ToonBoom Animation, Beryl Productions International, Atomhawk Design, Pixar, ILM, Disney, Aardman Animation, Sony Image Works, DreamWorks and Electronic Arts, to name a few. 

http://animex.tees.ac.uk/student_awards.cfm

Mirror Mountain Film Festival

Mirror Mountain Film Festival brings the very best in independent, underground, and alternative cinema to Canada’s capital. Mirror Mountain is an inclusive festival that welcomes all types of films and brings together all types of people to share in the collective cinema experience. In addition to film screenings, our annual festival features live performances, parties, panel discussions, Q&A sessions and more.

Animation Orphans: "Lost Little Big Films" find a home with Animation Day at Cannes!

      Art by NOZART Let's  call  them animation orphans.  With the exception of a few big name panels of Pixar and Dreamworks which typically occur at the AmPav or HP Pavillion at the Majestic there are no other venues and little visibility for animation film at the largest festivals not solely dedicated to animation. Animation Day in Cannes is a new initiative produced by Animaze - Le MIAFF and Filmfestivals.com bringing  together animation  film...

Sublime

Director: Ana Norambuena.

The word Sublime has two completely different meanings in the dictionary. This film puts them together to build a story that invites you to enjoy the present moment... and feel Sublime.

2015 Epic ACG Fest Announces Call for Animation Entries

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Albany, CA - The 2015 Epic ACG Fest (EACGF) will take place from November 7th to 8th at the Albany Community Center in East Bay of San Francisco, California. On behalf of the EACG committee, we cordially invite you to submit your animation films /TV/Video to the 2015 Epic ACG Fest. The event, organized by Maeya Culture Exchange Group LLC, will present a wide variety of animated films, Comic Art exhibition, Cosplay contest and Game tournament, all created by those selected artists from all over ...

Pixar Outdoes Itself With Inside Out Premiere

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Animation Day in Cannes

Today marked the festival's Animation Day that was filled with both big screen premieres in addition to smaller platform discussions about the current environment of this sector of the film industry. Over at HorYou village, winners from Montreal's Animaze animation film festival were presented along with their works. Anima Buenos Aires won best film with a beautiful piece of work that seemed like a seemless sketch all the way through.  Filmfestivals.com's own Bruno Chatelin a...

Animation Takes Cannes

Animation Takes on Cannes Film Festival Today, filmgoers, writers, directors and producers alike gathered at the Horyou Village on the Croisette, to attend the Film Festival's Animation Day. There was a panel to discuss the ups and downs of the animation film industry, the passion it takes to create such work and tips all about the writing, up to the promotion.  Afterwards, a short question/comment section was held in which the panelists did their best to guide other filmmakers in t...

First Animation Day at Cannes 2015

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2015 Epic ACG fest is call for entries for Animation films

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May 15, 2015 Albany, CA - The 2015 Epic ACG Fest (EACGF) will take place from November 7th to 8th at the Albany Community Center in East Bay of San Francisco, California. On behalf of the EACG committee, we cordially invite you to submit your animation films /TV/Video to the 2015 Epic ACG Fest. The event, organized by Maeya Culture Exchange Group LLC, will present a wide variety of animated films, Comic Art exhibition, Cosplay contest and Game tournament, all created by those selected artists ...

Release in Ukraine and a step to Cannes

Participation in the children's television festival “Dytiatko” gives rise to future creative implementation of many young talents. A young director from Kyiv which is preparing to conquer the world famous festival felt something similar.   Clear your heart and you will change the world Fourteen-years-old Mykyta Tymoshchuk is packing his bags, going to Europe. This Ukrainian talent made his way to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Short animation film of a young Kyiv c...

Animated Film “Anne Frank’s Diary” to Release Online This Fall

First animated adaptation of “Anne Frank’s Diary” to stream online and VOD   Critically-acclaimed feature “Anne Frank’s Diary” will release its new remastered 2015 HD version on VOD and online platforms this Fall. “Anne Frank’s Diary” is the first animated feature film adaption of the widely popular book, produced by Globe Trotter Network (France) and A-N Committee (Japan), in collaboration with the Anne Frank Fonds. Produced in ful...

Montreal International Animation Film Festival a Celluloid Dream - Article reprinted here WOW!

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Montreal International Animation Film Festival a Celluloid Dream Posted on April 23, 2015. Written by Brittany Lee One Drink       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...

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