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The painting has a value only in the moment of its creation; the rest is just a postcard from a far away voyage.
When Disney bought Pixar eight years ago, the Mickey Mouse creator was coming off such lows as the non-hit Chicken Little.
That made it critically important for Pixar, which had a string of hits such as Toy Story and Finding Nemo, to maintain its own creative culture, nurtured under tech genius Steve Jobs and creative director John Lasseter.
But the turnaround the merger wrought on Disney’s animation house was the real surprise, says Ed Catmull, now presi...
Call for Entries! FAM Fest 2015 is now accepting entries in 8 categories. To enter or get more info go to http://www.lamplightpro.com/FAMFest
FOXED! has won its 5th AWARD - Best International Animated Short at the Garden State Film festival in Atlantic City.
FOXED! continues its festival run this spring 2014 with screenings at:
Dead by Dawn, Edinburgh, Scotland http://www.deadbydawn.co.uk
NorthWest Animation Festival, Portland, OR http://www.nwanimationfest.com
Edinburgh 3D Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland http://edinburgh-3d-film-festival.com
We are the nation's largest celebration of animation and digital art. A festival known for its inspiring program of workshops, conferences, lectures, film screenings and art exhibits offered at no cost. We are recognized for our impressive Competition of International Animated Short Films and for the newly released Living Market, a space to foster a culture of business creativity within an industry that lives off new ideas. We are a unique and amazing experience that every year brings together some of the most influential artists and thousands of minds hungry for knowledge, art, creativity and innovation.
Fantoche opens the 2014 competition and presents Japan as guest country
From 2 to 7 September, Baden will be playing host for the 12th time to Fantoche – Switzerland’s biggest animation film showcase. This international Festival is Switzerland’s biggest festival of animation film, and is among the most popular in the world. For the 'International Competition'’ and the 'Swiss Competition', Fantoche is looking for the latest trends in the world of animat...
2014 GUAM - USA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES
Final Extended Deadline for Submissions is July 21
The Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) has officially announced its open call for entries to begin today, for its fourth annual event scheduled to take place in September. Submission forms can be completed directly online at the official GIFF website, www.guamfilmfestival.org.
Deadlines to submit films for the 2013 Guam International Film Festival are:...
Muppets Most Wanted
A franchise that probably suffered due to the committee-style of film-making, Muppets Most Wanted does have its moments. At the end of it all, though, one feels that it is a case of wasted opportunities. Too many insider jokes, too many take-offs and too many guest appearances of little consequence make the eighth Muppet outing nowhere near the best.
A muppet is a cross between a marionette and a puppet, created by Jim Henson (died 1990), which lends itself to an interestin...
A hipsters unanswered love makes him run amok in an urban environment. After several failed suicideattempts leaving the city in a total disorder he finally gives up. The community gets to clean up.
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent
You may not have heard of Life After Pi, but you certainly remember Life of Pi, which continues to dazzle in VFX and revenues.
Life After Pi, from now-bankrupt studio Rhythm + Hues, is the story of a movie made by hand by 100's of VFX artists whose movie won an Oscar in 2013, only to find themselves out of work in 2014. Out of work on a picket line outside the Academy Awards this year. It is a 30-minute documentary made by the studio ...
Due to a great interest of filmmakers in the 7th edition of the International Animated Film Competition at ANIMATOR \ 2014, the festival organizers decided to introduce the second selection for competition. New, the final entry deadline is : March 24, 2014 /the date on the postmark is what counts/.
The entry form and regulations can be downloaded from www.animator-festival.com.
ITFS – First Programme Highlights
This April, Stuttgart is again the centre of the animation world! The 21st International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) and the FMX 2014, Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia, present all cultural, economic and academic aspects of animation. In addition, the ITFS and FMX host the Animation Production Day, which unites as business platform the international animation industry. Visitors w...
The daily battles of life, cut from paper and animated in 3D
We are calling for entries to Black Horse Competition and Black Horse of Animation Competition at the 4th edition of Ars Independent Festival (Katowice, 23rd-28th of September 2014). Black Horse Competition is dedicated to feature-length debuts and second films. The directors of films qualified for the competition will compete for the Black Horse statuette and cash prize of 2.500 euro. School animations, animated debuts and second films will compete for the Black Horse...
FFFilm Project (Family Fiction Film Project) is a cycle of video and film, which explores several possibilities around the topic of family/familiar: documentary or fiction movies about the intimate, the personal or private, family footage, home movies, self-portraits / about identities, family as a landscape, alternative families, etc. In the era of the democratization of the use of image the objects produced are increasingly on the intimacy and in the precariousness of the production resources. There is a new way to make films and to tell stories. Public and private or global and local, stand in a constant transformation in their inter-connection at the same they have a tremendous impact on the way of producing, creating and living. We believe that at this moment, this kind of cycle is full of sense; it will be a moment for sharing ways of doing and perspectives which concerns are to do with fragility, intimacy and precarity. This cycle is open both to amateur and professional videos.
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, DAMNED proudly presents an exhibition of powerful cinema called Purgatory. Held on March 7th & 8th 2014 at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit, 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 DAMNED BAZAAR – Come in early before the show and visit the DAMNED Bazaar featuring over a dozen local DAMNED artists selling their own merchandise, prints and original art. Help support local artists! (Contact us for reserving your Bazaar space)
Purgatory IV – A Cinematic Exploration of the Soul
Fri March 07 – Showtimes 7pm 9pm
Sat March 08 – Showtimes 5pm 7pm 9pm
The DAMNED Bazaar will open at 6pm Friday and 4pm Saturday until midnight.
Admission is $10 or $5 with valid student ID.
A cash bar is also present for alcoholic (and non) pleasures.
This event is 18+ due to mature/disturbing art and film content.
Tangent Gallery, 715 E Milwaukee, Detroit, MI
The Insight Film Festival exists to encourage filmmakers throughout the world to make films about ‘faith’. It creates events and spaces where such films can be displayed, discussed and celebrated. It welcomes participants from all faith backgrounds and none and focuses particularly on young filmmakers. In doing so it wants to make positive contributions to understanding, respect and community cohesion.
Animation Production Day (APD), an event hosted by FMX 2014, Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia (April 22-25, 2014) and the 21st Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (April 22-27, 2014) takes place on April 24 and 25, 2014 for the 8th time. It is an event by Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and Film- & Medienfestival gGmbH. As a business platform for the international animation industry the APD invites production companies worldwide to submit their animation and digital con...
In 2014 Stuttgart will again open up the doors to the great world of animated film. And the competition for the golden Trickstars starts anew. The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) will offer a platform to filmmakers, directors and production companies to present their films and give the fans of animated film the chance to watch animated short and feature films of all genres for six days. The ITFS is one of the biggest and most important international festivals for animated film. It has...
RabbitFest is an international animation film festival, created in 2010 by the cultural association SKUNK with the aim of fostering an interest in animation in Italy.
The festival has always remained faithful to the philosophy of free entry in order to facilitate the dissemination of its cultural message. It consists of three days of screenings, based on a conception of cinema not just as entertainment, but as a visual and educational experience enabling people to get to know the best international animation.
In fact, the first aim of the association is to promote feature and short films that have not been distributed in Italy and are therefore unknown to the general public.
During the past four years, RabbitFest has screened award-winning international works from all over the world, including of course Italian animation.
One of the characteristics of the previous editions has been the choice of a common theme to all the selected works. Until now, such themes have been: Lost and Found, New Beginnings, Disturbances and Perspectives.
Last year, SKUNK also organized its first international competition for animated shorts, with the participation of more than 300 works from around the world. The artistic direction of RabbitFest selected 25 short films from amongst the entries and awarded a 500 euro prize to the best animated short of 2013, as chosen both by the audience and the association.
Interview: James Stewart – Foxed!
The implementation of stereoscopic 3-D in film is still a relatively new concept. It’s a polarizing subject, with most casual moviegoers having no problem throwing wads of cash at major studios for the chance to put on the infamously un-hip glasses, while most hardcore cinephiles denounce the technique as a distracting, gimmicky blotch on the history of cinema. 3-D movies have been hugely lucrative for major studios, but most 3-D ...
Considered among the top 100 most popular film festivals in the world, the Annual Great Lakes International Film Festival has officially opened its Call for Entries for the 2014 Festival, which will be showcasing the best works of emerging and veteran filmmakers.
For our 2014 season, we are accepting submissions internationally of feature length and short length films in the genres of Documentary, Experimental, Religious/Spiritual, Animation, Comedy, Horror, with Horror sub-genres that include ...
Not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good.
The Bad Film Fest aims to be the baddest film festival it can be.
Want to shoot something stupid or ridiculous? Go for it. Don't fear what the audience will think.
Create for the sake of creating.
*There Will Be Technical Difficulties*