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The dragon of dragons award of 51st Krakow Film Festival goes to PIOTR KAMLER

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Piotr Kamler - master of worldwide animation, awarded three times in Krakow, laureate of Grand Prix at Annecy Film Festival (1975) - will receive the Dragon of Dragons Award at 51st Krakow Film Festival (23rd-29th May 2011). The Dragon of Dragons Award - life achievement award, has been given by the organizers of Krakow Film Festival, one of the oldest film events dedicated to documentary, animated and short fiction films in Europe, to outstanding documentary and animation fi...

Libangbang

Director: Chia-Chi Tseng.
In this animated poetry, a traveler is inspired by the flying fish of Orchid Island. Orchid Island is home to the rich and unique culture of the Yami aborigines. Until these days Yami people still maintain their traditional culture and lifestyle. They believe Flying Fish from long time ago as their spirit. Therefore, they respect flying fish and their tradition culture. The traveler documents and experiences their love from aboriginal culture.

DreamWorks Animation Announces Feature Film Release Slate Through 2014

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DreamWorks Animation SKG today announced its feature film release slate through 2014. The Company's current plan features six original films and is anchored by three sequels based on its hit Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon franchises. DreamWorks Animation's theatrical release schedule is currently planned as follows: Kung Fu Panda 2 for May 26, 2011 and Puss In Boots for November 4, 2011; Madagascar 3 for June 8, 2012 and Rise of the Guardians for November 21, 2012;...

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...

Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival

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After a successful debut last spring, the Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival ("Citrus Cel") is back to spotlight animation as a creative and commercial force with three days of screenings, an exhibit, a competition and parties, April 8-10, 2011 at the 5 Points Theatre and The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida. Citrus Cel is back even stronger in 2011 with three headlining films. First up is famed illustrator, animator and filmmaker Bill Plympton's feature...

Tim Burton Receives a Heartfelt Tribute by Movie Legend on Kickstarter

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Kickstarter, an online fundraising platform, was once the domain of unknown artists seeking funding for small, low budget creative projects. Now, more ambitious projects with higher profile names like Tim Burton and Sir Christopher Lee are beginning to materialize on the site. Buzz is building about a new a six-minute stop-motion animation tribute to visionary filmmaker Tim Burton entitled TIM, which is inspired by Burton's first short film VINCENT. Using clever rhyme and Burtonesque imagery, TI...

San Francisco International Animation Festival

The Decemberists’ 'The Hazards of Love' Visualized, The Best of Annecy, Semiconductor Live, Animated Music Videos and Award-Winning Shorts from Around the World

The San Francisco Film Society presents the fifth annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIAF), a four-day celebration of the Bay Area’s preeminence as a hub for one of the most creative forms in cinema, November 11–14 at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema. This year’s International Animation Festival ranges from FX-based features to family-friendly cartoons and includes Hayao Miyazaki protégé Sunao Katabuchi’s Mai Mai Miracle, the Decemberists-inspired Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized, six wildly diverse shorts programs and a live animation and musical performance by artist duo Semiconductor.

“SFIAF explores the many forms of animation as both an artistic practice and a mode of production,” said programmer Sean Uyehara. “Each year it’s exciting to discover and present a range of work from established artists such as anime director Sunao Katabuchi and this year’s Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award recipient Don Hertzfeldt to works by emerging talents such as Brent Green and Skye Thorstensen to the unique work of the innovative duo Semiconductor.”

Japanese anime film Summer Wars wins 3rd Finnkino Prize

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The winner of the third Finnkino Prize, Japanese anime film Summer Wars, will get its theatrical release in Helsinki on Friday the 25th of February."Besides being family-friendly entertainment, Summer Wars is an incisive commentary on the ongoing transition from the grandmother's analog world of handwritten cards and letters to her heirs realm of digital devices, in which the human touch is attenuated ? or nonexistent. Will we succumb to our gadgets and machines? The film's "wars" are no fiction...

..fascinating, threatening and surreal! Jan Švankmajer Retrostrospective in Dresden

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  A series of screenings of remarkable feature films by Czech surrealist, artist and animator Jan Švankmajer is set to open on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, in Dresden's Thalia theatre. The series runs until April 2, and is organized by Czech Film Center in cooperation with the German Institute of Animated Film (DIAF).   Jan Švankmajer's cinematic adaptations are inspired by the "visionaries of consciousness," Lewis Carroll, Edgar Allen Poe and Marquis de Sade. Th...

Science+fiction the International Science fiction festival of Trieste Awards

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The Méliès d'Argent winner for 2010:  Rare export: a christmas tale    Dir. Jalmari Helander    Finland/Norway/France/Sweden    2010 78 mins          The jury also gives a special mention to:  Technotise- Edit and I    Dir. Aleksa Gajic    Serbia    2009    100 mins         T...

Most Memorable Shorts: SF Int'l Animation Festival 2010

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What follows are the short films from this weekend's San Francisco International Animation Festival that in my opinion were most fantastic and that I think in one way or another stick with me forever. I Forgive You (Pierre Mousquet, Cauwe Jerome, Belgium 2009)Played as part of the Best of Annecy Program. An animation style reminiscent of The Simpsons. Two wrestlers fight, plot turns unexpectedly and the result is hilarious. San Francisco crowd chuckled with glee. Jean-Francois (Tom Haugomat, Bru...

Mai Mai Miracle at the SF Intl' Animation Festival

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Since I'm a fan of Spirited Away, I was looking forward to seeing Mai Mai Miracle at the San Francisco International Animation Festival this morning.  Mai Mai Miracle is directed by Sunao Katabuchi, who is a protege of Hayao Miyazaki's and worked as his assistant director on Kiki's Delivery Service.  Miyazaki, who has received much critical acclaim for at least a dozen films and is considered the Walt Disney of Japan, is one of the few Anime directors who has managed to make films that hav...

Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized at San Francisco Intl' Animation Festival

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Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized, a 4 part visual representation of the Decemberists' 2009 album The Hazards of Love was meant to only be a one-time show- a backdrop for a performance of the album played live start-to-finish in LA. The result was so well received the film is now being shown in festivals. Last night it opened the San Francisco International Animation Film Festival, which runs until Sunday. Guilherme Marconde and Andrezza Valentin, husband and wife team who w...

Heart Breaking and Beautiful: Anita Killi's Angry Man

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Showing at San Francisco animation Film Festival 2010What is it about animation that can capture emotion and feeling so well? I suppose it's just the theme I have been talking about: subjectivity. Because so much attention to detail is paid by the creator to every single frame in animation, there's a lot of room for her/him to display the kind of feeling she/he means to and the world we see on screen ends up being the animator's brain poured out into an animation. Whatever the case, Angry Man...

The Hazards of Love Visualized at San Francisco Intl' Animation Festival

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Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized, a 4 part visual representation of the Decemberists' 2009 album The Hazards of Love was meant to only be a one-time show- a backdrop for a performance of the album played live start-to-finish in LA. The result was so well received the film is now being shown in festivals. Last night it opened the San Francisco International Animation Film Festival, which runs until Sunday. Guilherme Marconde and Andrezza Valentin, husband and wife team who work...

Fifth Annual San Francisco International Animation Film Festival Promises Excellence (As Usual)

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Today is a very exciting day!  The San Francisco International Film Festival begins, it runs  November 11–14, 2010.This year is the fifth annual.  Last year I had to miss it, but two years ago I met Gene Dietch and pondered the differences between hand drawn animation and digital, talked with Nina Paley about children's animation, and was introduced to the mind-blowing world of Encyclopedia Pictura, among other things.  That year I also interviewed founder Sean Uyehara about animation...(...

San Francisco Animation Film Fest kicks off

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Fifth Annual San Francisco International Animation Film Festival Promises Excellence (As Usual) It runs November 11-14Tomorrow is a very exciting day! The San Francisco International Film Festival begins. This year is the fifth annual. Last year I had to miss it, but two years ago I met Gene Dietch and pondered the differences between hand drawn animation and digital, talked with Nina Paley about children's animation, and was introduced to the mind-blowing world of Encyclopedia Pictura, among...

Animatron winners announced

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Professional jury members Saraswathi Balgam, Charlotte Bavasso, Pete Bishop, Isaac Littlejohn Eddy, Tommy Pallotta, Bill Plympton, Frank Rivera and Jeff Scher picked the $17,000 cash-prize winners of the first Babelgum “Animatron” Animation Film Festival, who were announced Sunday at the Hamptons International Film Festival Awards Ceremony.The Winning Films (viewable at www.babelgum.com/animatron) Are:FANTASY CATEGORYJury Award Winner $2,500“This Is J03,” Once Were Farmers (U.K.)Runner-u...

Adventures in Plymptoons! A Documentary on Oscar nominated animator, Bill Plympton

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ADVENTURES IN PLYMPTOONS! – A Documentary on Oscar nominated animator, Bill Plympton - Now in Post Production The curly red locks of Alexia Anastasio make her easy to spot in a crowd. Recently, this has come in handy as she tours conventions and festivals across the country to promote her upcoming independent feature film, Adventures in Plymptoons!, a documentary on twice Oscar-nominated independent animator, Bill Plympton. Adventures in Plymptoons! is a year and a half in...

The DEBT

Director: Igor Tverdokhlebov.
Multi-genre parody about three bad guys who get lost in deep field with big black bundle…

Waiting for Superman

Shrek Forever After

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Shrek Forever After exclusive video To find out more visit Vue ...

Les Nuits Magiques - 20th International Animated Film Festival

The 20th International Animated Film Festival « Les Nuits Magiques » will takes place in Bègles (France) from 2010, december 3th to 12th. It presents an international animated short and feature film competitions with prizes decerned by audience, a carte blanche to Michel Ocelot (director of "Kirikou", "Azur and Asmar"...) and Serges Ellisaldes (director of "U" and others short films), a concert and cinema seance, a profesionnal day about the futur of animation in view of 3d cinema development...


All animated short and feature film are eligible if they are directed after 2007 december the 31th. We only can accept 35mm (optical sound) or DVD film.
We only can accept 35mm film if the print is allready in France or in Europe during the festival period. Otherwise, the film will be screen on DVD.
Foreign films are iligible only if they are subtitled in french, with french dialogues or without dialogues.
No registration fee is required.

>>> You can enter your short or feature animated film using the entry form enclosed or using the entry form online available on our website www.lesnuitsmagiques.fr

20th edition of the World Festival of Animated Film

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20th edition of the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb dedicated to short animated films is held 1-6 June in Europa, Tuškanac and Movieplex cinemas. Throughout six festival days, more than 450 short animated films from 40 countries will be screened. Out of those, 128 films will compete in four competition programmes – Grand Competition, Student Competition, Special programme and Children’s Competition. In addition, the official programme will include three panoramas – Gr...

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