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Aspen Shortsfest - An Embarrassment of Riches

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  As the 17th-century philosopher Francis Bacon argued, "Rather to excite your judgment briefly than to inform it tediously." Aspen Film would appear to agree. Its acclaimed Aspen Shortfest showcases films two and 27 minutes in length.   The 19th round takes place April 6 to 11, 2010 at Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado, and at the Crystal Theatre in nearby Carbondale.   This year Aspen Film cherrypicked 85 competition contenders out of the 2,500 submissions that poured...

AniFest 2010 in full gear

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  AniFest 2010, the only international specialized competition animation festival in the Czech Republic announces that the festival´s 9th edition will take place in May 18 - 23, 2010 in the North Bohemian spa city of Teplice. After 8 years in Trebon the AniFest management decided to move the festival to Teplice, a larger, and both technically and logistically well equipped city. On top of that, more favorable conditions for holding such an international film event have bee...

FIKE 2009 Awards

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  FIKE 2009, the 8th edition of Évora International Short Film Festival, came to an end this Tuesday, December 1st, with the Closing Session and Award Ceremony. The Official Jury of FIKE decided the following awards: Best Fiction Sotto il mio Giardino (Under My Garden) Andrea Lodovichetti, Italy Best Animation Klotz & Klumpen (Chump & Clump) Stephan Sacher, Germany Best Documentary The Solitary Life of Cranes Eva Weber, United K...

Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival line up

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Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival is proud to announce its line-up of more than 60 films to be screened at the upcoming Festival November 5th through 8th in several venues throughout Ojai and at Ventura’s Brooks Institute. For a complete, downloadable schedule of all films and pass and ticket purchase information, visit www.ojai-venturafilmfestival.com.Celebrated for its consistently high quality and provoking slate of documentary, narrative and ani...

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival Returns for 4th Year, September 10–13, 2009

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Take an exquisite New England island, add fantastic films, parties, and invite lovers of both, and voila: it’s the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival! Established in 2006, the festival’s annual theme is “Other Places,” and is reflected in this year’s slate. “We hope,” says festival director Richard Paradise, “everyone will be challenged to think broadly—about how huge the world of film is—and deeply, about the universal concerns and desires that unite us.” ...

Newport International Film Fest ready to open

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The 2009 NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will take place June 3-7 in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island. This year’s Festival will present five days and nights of screenings of over 90 U.S. and international feature, documentary and short films; Rhode Island focus, narrative, documentary and audience award competitions; filmmaker panels; events; a free screening in beautiful Ballard Park; the presentation of the prestigious Claiborne Pell Award; and those fabulous Newport parties. There wil...

PLASTIC PAPER: WINNIPEG'S ANIMATION FESTIVAL

PLASTIC PAPER: WINNIPEG'S FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED, ILLUSTRATED + PUPPET FILM is an international festival that takes place May 4-7, 2011 at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg, Canada. The festival is one component of the year-round organizational activities of the Big Smash! Film Collective. PLASTIC PAPER’s programming is a mix of premieres, retrospective screenings, short films and features with special guests, workshops, multi-media presentations, installations and exhibits, artist talks, and gatherings where the artists and the audience can interact more informally.

PLASTIC PAPER is currently accepting submissions for short and feature-length animated films made after Jan. 1, 2010.  THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE. DEADLINE: Feb 1, 2011. Download the entry form at www.plastic-paper.org 

 

About PLASTIC PAPER:

PLASTIC PAPER started in 2008 as a mini-program curated by Kier-La Janisse and Dave Barber, and hosted by the Winnipeg Cinematheque before branching out into an independent event. PLASTIC PAPER 2008 featured the Manitoba premieres of Bill Plympton's IDIOTS AND ANGELS, Nina Paley's multi-award winning SITA SINGS THE BLUES, John Bergin's apocalyptic FROM INSIDE and much more. Special guests have included BILL PLYMPTON, HEATHER HENSON and curator NAOMI HOCURA.

PLASTIC PAPER is unique in Winnipeg as an event that serves to explore the animated output of different regions and cultural communities around the world. With an emphasis on self-made work and a careful balance of accessible and experimental animation styles, PLASTIC PAPER’s presentation and outreach offerings serve to educate, enlighten and inspire Winnipeg’s burgeoning roster of independent animators, who will benefit greatly from the international programming as well as personal interaction with visiting international filmmakers.

Many of the featured works come in a variety of animation styles with sometimes challenging subject matter; although some films are kid-friendly, PLASTIC PAPER is mainly geared towards adult animation fans as well as animators themselves. The programming is widely eclectic, but shows a preference for independently-financed films, films with an adult sensibility, and films using traditional methods of animation, such as 2-D illustration, cut-outs and stop-motion. The festival also showcases films about animators or illustrators, as well as puppetry films. The connecting thread in the programming is that all selections celebrate the labour-intensity, the obsessiveness, and the unique personalities of these very hands-on crafts.

 

 

60 films lined up from Houston WorldFest

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Houston World Fest will run April 17 - 26, 2009 WorldFest was founded 49 years ago as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society in August, 1961. WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York. WorldFest is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World. It evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April, 1968. It was founded by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd to present a quality fi...

RIFFAwards Hunger

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The 8th edition of RIFF, Rome Independent Film Festival, is closed. Ten thousand people, 90 works in competition, long movies, short movies and documentaries, coming from 30 different countries. During the award ceremony, presented by RIFF director Fabrizio Ferrari and Milena Kaneva, with the participation of Regione Lazio representative members, Giulia Rodano and Comune di Roma, Umberto Croppi, RIFF Awards 2009 have been delivered to the winning works, by an extraordinary jury: Valentina Cervi,...

Aspen Shortsfest 2009 Program

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Aspen Film announced today its film selections that will be screening at Aspen Shortsfest 2009, April 1-5 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and Crystal Theatre in Carbondale. More than 2,500 entries were considered from more than 60 countries, and more than 60 short films were selected from 21 countries for this esteemed, five-day Oscar®-qualifying International Competition. In its 18th year, Aspen Shortsfest is considered one of the world's premier international short film and video showcase...

NEWSLETTER N° 406: March 11, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory database - The renowned ...

NEWSLETTER N° 405: March 4, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory database - The renowned ...

Jury decision-making at Fantasporto: and the winners are...

Jury decision-making at Fantasporto: and the winners are... Jury members were Marina Mathilda Anna Eich, German filmmaker (who does not like beeing called Mathilda) Angel Sata, Spain (Sitges Fest director) Luis Rosales , Spain editor of SciFi World Tony Lima, Portugal, but a LA resident for ever, (actor) Bruno Chatelin, France , editor of filmfestivals.com and fest21.com

"Idiots and Angels" by Bill Plympton wins Fantasporto Fantastic competition,

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The winners of FANTASPORTO 2009 with homages to WIM WENDERS, PAUL SCHRADER and JOSÉ FONSECA E COSTA              With a selection that was praised by juries, audiences and critics, the 29th edition of the Oporto International Film Festival announced its awards. The films "Idiots and Angels" by Bill Plympton (USA), "Moscow, Belgium" by Christophe Van Rompaey (Bel), two directors well known of the festival, together with the  South Corean Phil-sung Yim, the dire...

"Idiots and Angels" by Bill Plympton wins Fantasporto Fantastic competition

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The winners of FANTASPORTO 2009 with homages to WIM WENDERS, PAUL SCHRADER and JOSÉ FONSECA E COSTA With a selection that was praised by juries, audiences and critics, the 29th edition of the Oporto International Film Festival announced its awards. The films "Idiots and Angels" by Bill Plympton (USA), "Moscow, Belgium" by Christophe Van Rompaey (Bel), two directors well known of the festival, together with the South Corean Phil-sung Yim, the director of "Hansel & Gretel", were the winners of ...

Backseat Film Festival screening schedule

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March 6-15th is fast approaching for lucky year seven of the Backseat Film Festival! We’re proud to announce all the great movies we are screening, including 14 feature films (all of which are Philly premieres) as well as over 50 shorts and music videos from around the world! Official selections include films of all genres from Brazil, Sweden, Spain, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, UK, Switzerland, and of course, plenty of local stuff too! And many of the filmmakers will be present at their scre...

Day 4 Loose day, great for shopping and computer work

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Hair High by Bill Plympton: a classic Campus Story, prom night, king  and Queen story returning from the dead to party, hair high is nice animation movie. Sexy Killer (in fantastic competition) ie: I cant comment (But I can show you a picture of the fantastic lead actress) courtesy Luis Barbosa The main character of this story combines the criminal mind of Hannibal Lecter with the wardrobe of  Paris Hilton. That is how Barbara, the latest fashion of sexy serial killer, ...

A look back in history of fantasporto

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In the last three decades, Fantasporto brought to Portugal for the first time the films of such names as David Cronenberg, André Tarkovsky, Brian de Palma, John Carpenter, Alain Resnais, David Lynch, Pedro Almodovar, Andrzej Zulawski, Ridley Scott, Luc Besson, Peter Greenaway, Neil Jordan, Jean-Jacques Beneix, Joel and Ethan Cohen, Sam Raimi, Brian Yuzna, Peter Jackson, Hal Hartley, Anthony Minghella, Quentin Tarantino, Roberto Rodriguez, Danny Boyle, Paul Anderson, David Fincher, James Mango...

Reel Talks programming at San Diego Latino

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REEL TALKS, Co-Presented by FRONTERA FILMMAKERSSan Diego Latino Film Festival once again takes audiences behind the scenes with its REEL TALKS programming with the help of Latino Public Broadcasting, Nickelodeon and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Documentary filmmaking, special effects creation and animation will be spotlighted in this years edition of REEL TALKS.“The caliber of talent involved in this year’s REEL TALKS inspired an entire set of related programming that will appeal to local...

New record when Gôteborg festival closes

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The 32nd edition of The Göteborg International Film Festival broke a new record. In total of 124 500 tickets were sold for 700 screenings of 450 films from 65 different countries. 31 000 member ship cards were sold. This means that the festival manifests its strong position, and once again increases both ticket and membership sales. Over a three year period the memberships have increased by 29 %.During the closing press conference today Marit Kapla summed up her second year as festival director...

Northwest Film & Video Festival

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A juried survey of new moving image arts by independent Northwest film and video makers, the Festival draws over 300 entries in all genres each year and is judged by a prominent filmmaker, curator or critic. Now in it's 36th year, the Festival provides a forum where outstanding independent work receives public recognition, critical appraisal, and an engaged and enthusiastic regional audience. Past judges have included Gus Van Sant, Matt Groening, Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon, Bill Plympton, Dan Ireland, Karen Cooper of Filmforum, B. Ruby Rich, Amy Taubin, Jim Hoberman, and John Cooper, Sundance and Outfest programmer. Generally, 30-45 shorts, features, and documentaries are screened during the Festival, then 10-15 shorts are selected for the Best of the Northwest Tour program which travels the following year throughout the Northwest to media arts centers, museums, arts councils, and universities. Total audience exceeds 6000.

Bahamas International Film Festival line up

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  Bahamas International Film Festival will run December 4-11, 2008 http://www.bintlfilmfest.com/ 2008 BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LINE UP   FILM TITLE                                        COUNTRY                   DIRECTOR   NEW VISIONS DRAMA A DEAL IS A DEAL                                  UK                    ...

Bahamas International Film Festival Line up

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Bahamas International Film Festival will run December 4-11, 2008 http://www.bintlfilmfest.com/ 2008 BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LINE UP  FILM TITLE COUNTRY DIRECTOR  NEW VISIONS DRAMA A DEAL IS A DEAL UK Jonathan Gershfield AUGUST USA Austin Chick COLD LUNCH ...

Interview with Sean Uyehara Founder of the San Francisco International Animation Festival

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I had the chance to talk to Mr. Sean Uyehara, founder and programmer of the San Francisco International Animation Festival, about film, animation, and this year's fest. What's the mission of the Animation Festival? The idea is to present films that give a good overview of the state of the field.  We try to bring the best films in the field to San Francisco, and also try to shine a light on the practice of animation in general. Any major challenges with this year's festi...

Interview with Sean Uyehara, San Francisco Animation Festival

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I had the chance to talk to Mr. Sean Uyehara, founder and programmer of the San Francisco International Animation Festival, about film, animation, and this year's fest:(November 13-14, 2008).What's the mission of the Animation Festival? The idea is to present films that give a good overview of the state of the field. We try to bring the best films in the field to San Francisco, and also try to shine a light on the practice of animation in general.Any major challenges with this year's festival?W...

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