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Great Animators: Phil Tippett and Chris Landreth at eDIT 8.

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In addition to the Festival Honors Award to Phil Tippett, eDIT announces another animation master at this year’s Festival: Academy Award winner Chris Landreth will interview Festival Honoree Phil Tippett on Monday, October 10th from 16.30 – 18.00 o'clock. Animators and other filmmakers should not miss, when these two will discuss Tippetts oeuvre and beyond: the history and future of animation itself.Furthermore, Chris will present the making of his Academy Award-winning animation short Ryan ...

Henry Selick honored at the International Family Film Festival

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This year the International Family Film Festival will be honoring two greats in the film industry. Henry Selick will receive the Friz Award for Animation on October 1, 2005 at the Awards Ceremony. Henry Selick is best known as the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach. He is one of the leading stop motion animation professionals working in the world today. He is a graduate of Cal Arts in the first class of Character Animation. He went on to work for Disney...

MAdCat Fest this September

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Dates: September 13 ­ September 27, 2005 in San Francisco October 6 and 13 in Berkeley SF Venues: Artists Television Access, El Rio and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Berkeley Venue: Pacific Film ArchiveAt MadCat you too can be treated year after year with Ariella Ben-Dov¹s exceptional curatorial savvy, dedication, intelligent cultural contributions.² ­ Frances Nkara, Independent FilmmakerMadCat is back with 89 films and videos by women directors from South Korea to Israel, Sweden to Portu...

A List Hollywood Talent lends itself to Indie Film: “Catching Kringle”

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Welcome to the unique world of animation. On the film festival circuit, short animation films tend to stand out amongst the live-action shorts, because there are less of them. But what makes an animation flick stand out amongst all the others? There’s the 3d-animation, which if done in a professional manner, seems to catch all the attention, like Chris Landreth’s film, “Ryan” (2005 Academy Award winner). With 2d animation, even if the artists execute the visuals well, there still lies th...

Sydney Film Festival sparkling opening

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Opening Night last Friday for the Sydney Film Festival was a sparkling affair Sparkle was the official theme, and Pink Diamond specialist Mondial Neuman the sponsor) with the Festival's first ever Red Carpet reception (thanks to Premier Technologies and hosted by this publication's Andrew L.Urban) described by Jane Campion as "a bit too Hollywood" for her liking, but she recalled with pleasure the high drama and big response to the festival screening of her highly acclaimed, Angel At My Table.Th...

Krakow Short & Docu Festival

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45th KRAKOW SHORT & DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL "L'embarras de choix" The 'Krakow Internationl Festival of Short and Documentary Films', which is now its 45th incarnation Making it one of the oldest and most prestigious festivals of this kind in the world, has shortened its official monicker to a more simple "KRAKOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL" and has expanded its offerings to a mind-boggling 440 films -- all screened within six days as singleton showings in four different locations. With this ...

Animago Awards at fmx/05:

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fmx/05: 10th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Realtime, and Content April 27th to April 30th , 2005 / Stuttgart, Haus der Wirtschaft fmx/05 - 10th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Realtime and Content. fmx continues its steady growth, having emerged as the leading event for Animation, Visual Effects and DCC (Digital Content Creation) in the German speaking area. Topics range from film and TV production, animation, effects and realtime to scientific applications, g...

fmx/05 - The Program is set

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fmx/05: 10th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Realtime, and Content April 27th to April 30th , 2005 / Stuttgart, Haus der Wirtschaft A wealth of interesting contributions: one month before the event, you'd have to use a magnifying lens to find open slots in the agenda. In time for fmx's 10 th birthday, the crème de la crème of the animation and effects industry will be converging on Stuttgart for the most important forum for animation, visual effects and digital content in Ger...

Multi-Award Winning RYAN Poised for Oscar© Victory

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To most, animation conjures an alternate realm of magic. In Oscar© -nominated animation RYAN, this realm of magic is incontestably dark. Rather than tripping through to a world of benign fantasy, we are plunged into the foreboding chamber of a haunted mind. That mind once led the hand of celebrated Canadian animator, Ryan Larkin. In the aptly titled RYAN, director Chris Landreth celebrates the work of this overlooked artist while examining the personal demons that led to his professional and pe...

Imagina 2005 wrapped and delivered

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IMAGINA AWARDS 2005 2005, an excellent year for the Imagina Awards!The competition has had unprecedented success and has not finish growing.654 works registred this year and 62 countries participating in the IMAGINA AWARDS 2005 : Europe, USA, Canada, Malaysia, India, China, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Moldavia, Israel, Brazil, Ireland, Poland, New Zealand, Lithuania, Finland...It’s the most important competition of computer graphics and SFX in the world. A very high level competition which rhy...

Animex student animation awards

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Animex Student Animation Awards The winners and runners up for the Animex Student Animation Awards were announced at Animex Talk! by Tom Martinek of Industrial Light and Magic, Rachelle Lewis of DreamWorks and Marc Craste of Studio AKA on Friday 4 February 2005. All the winners will screen at the BALTIC, International Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead on the 5 and 6 February 1.30pm – 4.00pm. Sponsors in this year's awards include Adobe, Alias, Apple, Character Animation Technologies, Chro...

lost in Park City

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Greetings from the quiet space below main street known as the digital center. It's peaceful here at 10:00 a.m. but once the sun sets, the v.i.p. lines form , the alcohol flows and the ego's engage it's total carnage.details so far:Emporer's Journey: this 84 minute french documentary follows the life cycle (in all it's romance and drama) of the emperor penguin. Filmaker Luc Jaquet spent 14 months on an antarctic iceberg shooting 140 hours of footage (including underwater scenes) with a crew of tw...

Dallas KidFilm Festival ready to start

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The USA Film Festival announcesSCHEDULE OF EVENTS21st Annual KidFilm® Festival – January 22-23, 2005The USA Film Festival’s 21st annual KidFilm® Festival announces the schedule of events from the festival taking place Saturday, January 22 and Sunday, January 23, 2005 at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.PROGRAMS LISTING Animation Extravaganza This year’s diverse showcase offers something for audiences of ALL AGES where many favorite books are brought to...

Imagina to celebrate a Happy Birthday to Dreamworks !

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Imagina will open in Monaco February 2 to 5Created in October 1994 by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, Dreamworks is the world-leading producer of animated feature films, (Shrek, Sinbad, Chicken Run, the Prince of Egypte, Antz...)This year will mark Dreamworks 10th anniversary and it has chosen Monaco as the place to celebrate this momentous event. Bill Damaschke is in charge of production at Dreamworks Animation and supervises all the operations concerning the animated fea...

Mindtravel: Lift-Off Extraordinaire with the Animators of the NFB

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Montreal – November 26 to December 2, 2004 at 3:05 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Cinéma Parallèle (Ex-Centris), the National Film Board of Canada presents MINDTRAVEL, a programme of eight shorts from animation’s greatest filmmakers. Featured are eight films and as many countries to pique the appetite of viewers intent on travel and discovery. MINDTRAVEL includes quality works by Montréal award-winning filmmakers Michèle Cournoyer, Jacques Drouin and Craig Welch. Also featured are such renowned...

Ryan animated film by Chris Landreth, from AFI

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An animated documentary film by Chris Landreth: WITH ALL THE SURPRISESWow! Impressive! Imaginative! The list goes on. Academy Award nominated Canadian filmmaker, Chris Landreth, and his film, RYAN deserve recognition beyond a time when the mere idea of recognition may die out. Based on the life of animator, Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who produced influential and original animation at the National Film Board of Canada many years ago, the film chronicles a deceptive path and the life that le...

What is in the Air from AFI: about Backseat Bingo

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WHAT IS IN THE AIR The 2004 AFI Film Festival at Hollywood’s ArcLight Theater showcased a variety of short films, from topics on the CIA to the forgotten suicides of young stars. On Wednesday, November 10 and Saturday, November 13 the LA Film School hosted a group of the AFI shorts. Off to Laemmle’s ? They all should be. But for the time being we can just admire the dedication and creativity these young filmmakers share. One such filmmaker, Liz Blazer, created an animated short on a solo mis...

Salento Fest lines up 26 shorts from 15 countries

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THE SALENTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SIFF) ANNOUNCES THE SELECTED SHORT-FILMS "THE WORLD IN SHORT" COMPETITION, The Salento International Film Festival (SIFF) here proudly announces the Short-Films that have been selected for competition "THE WORLD IN SHORT" and the change of dates due to the high demand to submit films. The new date is September 18 - 26 to be held in Tricase, Lecce, Italy. http://www.salentofilmfestival.comTHE GRAND FESTIVAL: A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD CINEMA The Sa...

St Kilda Film Festival awards

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“AND ONE STEP BACK” takes a huge leap forward as Winner – Best Short FilmWinners of the 21st St Kilda Film Festival were announced at the George Cinemas, the culmination of six days of over 150 short film screenings, attended by filmmakers, film industry producers, luminaries and film lovers.BEST SHORT FILM and the $10,000 cash award went to And One Step Back, written and directed by Mark Robinson. The film also won the EAT CARPET SBS AWARD andBEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY for DOP Yen...

Short Shorts Fest recognised by the Academy

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The Short Shorts Film Festival, Japan's largest arena for short film, now joins the ranks of Cannes, Venice and Toronto as an Academy-recognized film festival for short films. Beginning this June, the film receiving the Short Shorts Film Festival Committee Award will be eligible for nomination for an Academy Award."This is a great honor for Short Shorts," said Short Shorts co-founder Douglas Williams. "And a great opportunity for the filmmakers participatingin our festival. With over 1500 hund...

Shrek 2 press conference

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Shrek 2 showed in Cannes film festival oustside of competition. The press conference displayed one of the most impressive line up in the festival....

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film awards

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The 12th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2004 (1st – 6th April) has broken the attendance record of the last Festival: the organizers expect the number of visitors to total over 40,000. The evening events were completely sold out and even the repeat screenings of the competition programmes were all very full.500 films were screened at four venues (Alte Reithalle, Atelier im Bollwerk, Treffpunkt Rotebühlplatz and KOKI im Filmhaus) over the six days. At the centre of the world...

Stuggart gets animated early April

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12th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated FilmFrom 1st – 6th April 2004 Stuttgart will once again be the Mecca of animated film. The International Festival of Animated Film, which was founded in 1982, is now entering its twelfth year. With over 40,000 visitors, the world’s second largest festival for animated film is the most important event of its kindin Germany.Over 1,200 film entries means that a new record has been set compared with the last Festival (932 entries). Concentrated a...

Cartoons Galore!

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The competition programme of the 12th International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart is completeLong days and long nights at the Bosch Areal: over the last two weeks three different selection committees have got together to select the films for the four competition series from the promising number of film entries submitted to the Festival. The people responsible for the programme, managing director Gabriele Röthemeyer and curator Ulrich Wegenast, were assisted by experts such as Stefan Eling...

Shorts with effect at AEAF Short Film Festival

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Oscar winners and Cannes Grand Jury [prize-winning shorts will be part of an outstanding international program of short films at the first-ever AEAF Short Film Festival on Sunday, December 7 at the Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour. Along with some of the finest and funniest Australian short films produced in 2003, the films will screen to an opening night audience at the ninth annual Australian Effects & Animation Festival. A full program is online at www.dmw.com.au/html/short_film.htm...

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