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REMINDER: CALL FOR ENTRIES - ITFS 2013

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20th Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (April 23-28, 2013) Submission Deadline: December 01, 2012 Online, by letter, by email – each day we receive many many interesting film entries from all over the world. At this point we would like to express our thanks to all those who already have submitted their works for pre-selection to the 20th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film. And we would like to remind all those who have not yet sent in their films that the entry de...

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 20th Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (23 - 28 April 2013)

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There’s a reason to celebrate in 2013: The Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS) will take place for the 20th time! And in its anniversary edition, too, the festival will offer a platform to directors and production companies to present their films as well as a chance to fans of animated film to watch animated short and feature films, to meet well-known filmmakers and young talents, and participate in numerous workshops, informational events and presentations for six days. Since its...

COWS AND BELLS

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Director: Christian Günzler.
Peter is in love with his best friend Johannes. While the cattle is driven back from their summer residence down into the valley, their two different concepts of life collide… COWS AND BELLS is a film about friendship and the courage to find happiness.

The winners of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2012 have been chosen

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The Woodstock of Animated Film   on its 30th birthday, the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has found its place at the centre of the city and the hearts of the local population. "On the one hand the Festival has become one of the most important meeting places for international animated film whilst on the other, it has brought life and international flair to Stuttgart's front room," said Ulrich Wegenast, Artistic Managing Director of the Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH, which has...

Award winners of the Stuttgart Animated Com Award

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The world's best productions in the field of applied animation received their prizes this evening in the Mercedes-Benz Museum at the Animated Com Award held at the 19th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. This year for the first time, the award ceremony was held in the presence of numerous national and international guests in this exclusive atmosphere. Fittingly a special award was presented for the first time – "Mercedes-Benz Classic: 60 years of the Mercedes-Benz SL". The ...

30 years of the Festival of Animated Film – newest trends and fascinating films in Stuttgart

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  In May animation fever will break out again in Stuttgart. From May 08 – May 13, 2012 1,000 of the best animated films worldwide will be shown for six whole days at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. Renowned studios such as Laika and Pixomondo will be providing an insight into their productions. Over 70,000 Euros will be awarded this year in numerous competition categories. And the entries leave nothing to be desired: in the International Competition films from all over the wor...

The Big Black

Director: Oliver Kyr.
Our forefathers warned us not to leave the burden of a guilt behind when we die. Because before your guilt-ridden soul is redeemed to heaven you would enter a queer, dark world. Welcome to the nightmare of purgatory. Welcome to the „Big Black“. 20-year-old Jack hunts the nightmare of his past and crosses paths with mysterious Eve. The beautiful girl who is either his Guardian Angel or his Final Doom. Time runs out as Jack tries to escape the demons of the waste lands in order to find redemption. Intense pictures and gripping music form a poetic base for a surreal plot and bizarre characters: An independent film with a renowned European cast.

FMX 2012 - 17th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia

FMX 2012
17th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia
May 8-11, Stuttgart, Germany

FMX is Europe's largest conference on the creation, production and distribution of digital entertainment and interactive visualization in design, industry and research. Every year artists, specialists, scientists, producers and other key people come to FMX to present new projects, developments and opportunities in the Conference, at the Marketplace, in Workshops or Presentations, in the Recruiting Hub or Education Section, Screenings or Events. As a community-based event, the aim is to provide a space where experiences can be exchanged, innovative approaches discussed and ideas multiplied. The conference’s binding theme is the convergence of film, television, computers, consoles and mobile devices.

FMX 2012 focuses on technical issues such as Virtual Production, Previs, Digital Worldbuilding, Lighting and Rendering, Cloud Computing, VFX on TV, Industrial CG, VFX produced in Europe & India, Scientific Papers and Transmedia. The conference takes place May 8-11 in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2012: Good Films End in Our Minds

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With 13 films, including three full-length documentaries and four full-length fictional films as well two sets of three medium-long films each, the programme of the 2012 Perspektive Deutsches Kino is complete (see also the first press release from Dec. 22, 2011). Section director Linda Söffker sums up the selection: “The GDR was colourful, adolescents are critical and good films end in our minds.”West Berliner Michael Schöbel and East Berliner Ronald Vietz launched Wildfremd Productions in...

Call for Entries: Crazy Horse Session – 48h Animation Jam

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Animating a film before an audience? A frightening thought for most animation artists. All the more challenging is the task of creating a short film within 48 hours. International teams compete with each other in the 48h Animation Jam, live at the 19th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film - ITFS (May 8. - 13. 2012). The competition addresses animation students from international film and art schools as well as independent animators and animation producers aged 30 years or younger. T...

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Extended deadline: Cartoons for Teens and AniMovie

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The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film – ITFS – (May 08 – 13, 2012) was founded in 1982 and is one of the world’s largest and most important festivals for animated film. The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film presents the Trickstar in seven different competition categories which cover a spectrum from short animated film and animated series to feature-length animated films. Cash prizes worth approximately 68,000 Euros will be awarded in 2012. The submission deadline for the following...

Call for Entries: Animated Com Award

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Dear filmmakers, game designers, producers and distributors! Dear friends of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film! In 2012, the month of May will yet again be a fixed calendar date for the animation community. For the 19th time, the International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart will be offering directors, production companies and agencies a platform to present their films, and a chance to network. Established in 1982, the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart has become a...

Spaghetti for Two

Director: Matthias Rosenberger.
When losers win... Of the money-grubbing homeless, to wanton barmaids and armed grocery bandits... Or, how a seemingly ordinary day becomes a significant turning point for an unremarkable man, thanks to a minimal shift of fate.

Nullarbor

Director: Alister Lockhart, Patrick Sarell (CoDirector).
An animated road movie set across the vast and barren landscape of Australia's Nullarbor Plain.

Traces of light

Director: Claire Walka.
In the magic atmosphere of a summer night four different people stray around in the dark, looking for some joy or trying to overcome their melancholia. For some moments their paths cross and they get closer, but they also drift apart. In the end, they all get together by a tune that makes them feel connected, even if maybe only for this night.

Cannes highlights newsletter 508‏

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7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 508: May 13, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Need TV coverage from red carpet or Press conference? Email us Cannes sponsoring and advertising options on call. Email ...

Award winner of the 18. Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

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The 18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, the FMX 2011 and the Animation Production day transformed Stuttgart into the "Animated Capital" for an eventful six days. The extensive Festival programme was an impressive demonstration of how animation is a lot more than just light entertainment. The social relevance and the political topicality of the winning films and numerous other entries to this year's Festival are further proof of this. In total, almost 1,000 films were shown at t...

Presentation of the ANIMATED COM AWARD 2011 in Stuttgart

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The best advertising clips and applied animation 2011 are characterised by perfect illusions, humour and technical finesse For some it is advertising, for others the shortest feature films in the world. Despite being so apparent in everyday life, applied animation has established itself almost unnoticed as an independent genre somewhere between Hollywood blockbusters and artistic short films. The ANIMATED COM AWARD pays tribute to this development at the 18th Stuttgart Festival of Anim...

16th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media

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FMX 2011 May 3-6, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany. The 16th FMX Conference on Animation, Games, Effects and Interactive Media ended yesterday achieving remarkable successes! FMX 2011 brought in larger crowds than ever before, with 3,500 visitors attending each day. The increase in visitor numbers has been overwhelming; during the conference extra special efforts were introduced to keep up with the demand. The conference included high profile animated films such as "Rang...

18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film is ready to start

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Today the 18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, one of the largest animated film festivals in the world, will be opening its gates. And so for six days animation in all its glory will again be the order of the day with controversial issues, colourful worlds and well-known figures. The very best animated films from all over the world are competing against one another in the competitions and expected guests include famous animated artists such as Oscar-winners Andrew Ruhemann a...

Preview on FMX program from Stuttgart animation FX and more...

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  FMX 2011 16th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media May 3-6, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany. Just one month to go! FMX 2011 is about to kick off to a great start, with just one month to go! This year we are bringing an exciting selection of conference programming to Stuttgart for four days, focusing on the most exciting issues taking place in the industry. FMX takes a fresh look at Stereo 3D including contributions from Weta Digital on the ride "King Kong...

A Peep into the world of ILM at FMX 2011

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FMX 201116th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive MediaMay 3-6, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany. Award winning Visual Effects studio Industry Light & Magic, founded by George Lucas in 1975, will feature in a very special screening at this year's FMX. Director Leslie Iwerks and ILM veteran's Tim Alexander, Ben Snow and Hal Hickel will present the documentary, "Industrial Light & Magic: Creating The Impossible". For the past 35 years ILM has been responsible for some of the most memora...

Mobius awards

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The 40th annual Mobius Awards international advertising competition has nominated 37 entries for its Best of Show Shortlist. Agencies in Germany lead with 13 nominations; others came from UK, France, Spain, Amsterdam, Australia and U.S. The 2010 competition awarded 56 First Place Golden Statuettes, 63 Second Place Certificates for Outstanding Creativity, and one Student Award. Entries came from 33 countries. Winners will be announced January 25, 2011. Nominees by medium are: Broch...

ITFS 2011: CALL FOR ENTRIES ANIMATED COM AWARD

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Closing date for submissions: February 15, 2011 Dear filmmakers, producers and distributors, Dear friends of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film! The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has been awarding prizes for animated spots, TV trailers and music videos in the "Under Commission" competition since 2007. After assessing their past experience, the organisers have decided to further develop the competition. The competition now focuses more cl...

8th Bollywood and beyond film festival (2011 ) in Germany announces call for entries.

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The upcoming 8th edition of the  Bollywood and Beyond’ film festival   in Germany has announced a call for entries.  The festival features movies, documentaries, children's and animated films of any length and format. The only Indian film festival in Germany will run July 20th-24th, 2011 in Mumbai's sister city, Stuttgart. There will be jury and audience choice awards for best feature, documentary and short film. The awards are endowed with up to 4.000 Euros. In 2010 the Festival had o...
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