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Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival ready to launch in a week

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 The fourth edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce the release of its official program for 2012. This year, the Festival will be taking place on October 19th, 20th, and 21st in the J.A. de Sève Theater at Concordia University (1453 Mackay Street, Montreal).   The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is the “Ultimate Stop Motion Week-end”! The festival is the first in the world to showcase Stop Motion, and we have put together the best ...

Animation Short List For Oscar Gold

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  The Oscar for Best Animated Short Film is in the group of 10 nominated films announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences yesterday. In all, 37 short animated films from around the world were submitted, and that list has now been culled down to 10 films. The Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting in screenings held in New York and Los Angeles.  They will now select the fin...

Holland Animation Film about to kick off

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On Wednesday November 5 the twelfth edition of the Holland Animation Film Festival kicks off with the impressive animated documentary Waltz with Bashir of Ari Folman and the world premiere of Thee Wreckers: No Place Like Home directed by Dutch animation director Rosto. Peter Lord, co-founder of Aardman Animations, attends HAFF as the Guest of Honour. He has compiled a special Aardman retrospective. The master will personally introduce the Aardman sections. They obviously include the famous Walla...

Interview with the makers of Sunshine Barry and the Disco Worms

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Sunshine Barry and the Disco Worms is an enormously fun new animated film from Denmark, about an earthworm who harbours a desire to escape his dull existence and form the world's greatest disco band! We caught up with the film's director Thomas Borch Nielson, along with co-directors Tonni Zinck and Daniel Silwerfeldt. Thomas Borch Nielson Could you start by talking about the animation process used for the film? Were there any unexpected challenges? Tonni Zinck: I was i...

fmx/08: Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital

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fmx/08: 13th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital Media : May 05 - 08, 2008Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany www.fmx.de Deutsche Telekom Digital Entertainment Awards @ fmx/08! This brand new award aims at honoring new concepts, cutting edge developments and forward thinkers, shaping the future of digital entertainment. The award will be given in 3 categories: Best New Technology in Effects & AnimationBest Small Screen AdaptationBest Interactive Design & Usabil...

highlights from Encounters:Britain’s biggest fest for shorts

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Britain’s biggest competitive short film festival, Encounters Short Film Festival (www.encounters-festival.org.uk) returns this Autumn (21-26th November) to Bristol’s Watershed with a new name which reflects the combined talents of Brief Encounters and its sister event, Animated Encounters, who have merged to present another glorious dose of the best of the world’s cinematic shorts.The expanded six-day film fest will present a bonanza slice of brand new international work, and screen over ...

Britain’s biggest competitive short film festival releases line up

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Britain’s biggest competitive short film festival, Encounters Short Film Festival (www.encounters-festival.org.uk) returns this Autumn (21-26th November) to Bristol’s Watershed with a new name which reflects the combined talents of Brief Encounters and its sister event, Animated Encounters, who have merged to present another glorious dose of the best of the world’s cinematic shorts.The expanded six-day film fest will present a bonanza slice of brand new international work, and screen over ...

Animex: world’s largest animation and gaming festival returns

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International Festival of Animation & Computer Games 6 - 10 February 2006, University of Teesside, MiddlesbroughThe World’s largest animation and gaming festival returns to Middlesbrough next year when another helping of Animex hits The University of Teesside and screens around the North East from 6th to 10th February. www.animex.netThe Festival will once again feature its highly successful trademark mix of prestigious international guests, talks and masterclasses, a focus on the best of Briti...

DepicT! 2004 :about shorts

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DepicT! 2004, the short film competition which challenges budding filmmakers from around the world to make their own micro-movie of under 90 seconds, is now inviting entries for this year's competition.DepicT! offers the chance to win a cash prize of £3000, have films promoted online, published on a DVD, and screened at Brief Encounters 10th Bristol International Short Film Festival, taking place fromWednesday 17 - Sunday 21 November 2004."Winning the competition was fantastic as was the respon...

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