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Wimbledon SHORTS winner up for Oscar!

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‘A Morning Stroll’, the brilliant animated film by Grant Orchard (studioAKA) won the Wimbledon SHORTS Animated Film prize and 2011, went on to be nominated and won the BAFTA Short Animated Film prize in 2012 and is also nominated for the Short Animated Film Oscar in 2012: http://www.studioaka.co.uk/#/work-amorningstroll Good luck to Grant and Sue on Sunday! Wimbledon SHORTS 2012 is open for entries until 31 March 2012: http://www.wimbledonshorts.com/  ...

London International Animation Festival higlights

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London International Animation Festival – Friday 26 August to Sunday 4 September www.barbican.org.uk/film  Box Office: 0845 120 7527 The London International Animation Festival returns for its eighth year - and first at the Barbican - from 26 August to 4 September (1), with an inspiring, comprehensive, and sometimes controversial collection of animated film. The LIAF is the UK’s largest festival of its kind, bringing the best new animated films from every corner of the worl...

At Night, They Dance - Directors' Fortnight

At Night, They Dance Isabelle Lavigne, Stéphane Thibault   A family story that takes us into the heart of a clan of women who have passed down the art of dancing from mother to daughter since time immemorial. Shot in Cairo, the film takes an unsentimental yet lyrical look at a hidden world full of surprise and fascination.   Screenplay Isabelle Lavigne, Stéphane Thibault

Film festival Go Short focuses on Dutch talent

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For its third edition film festival Go Short will put the spotlight on three talented Dutch directors: Arne Toonen, Hanro Smitsman (winner of the Golden Berlin Bear Award in 2007) and Danyael Sugawara. Also there will be a special selection of stop-motion films and Portuguese shorts. Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen will take place from 16-20 March 2011 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.Dutch talentThe Dutch filmmakers Arne Toonen, Hanro Smitsman and Danyael Sugawara have done se...

Animation Winners In Tallinn

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  Animated Dreams, one of the most important animation festivals in the Baltic and Nordic regions which ran between 19th and 23rd November, has revealed the winners for 2010. The International Competition showcased some of the finest global animated shorts selected from more than 400 entries. The winner of the Grand Prix, in addition to the Wooden Wolf made by Estonian puppet masters, received 1000EUR sponsored by Premia. The international jury members Wiola Sowa (Poland), Tatu Po...

Focus On Animation At Tallinn FF

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The tradition of animation, which has always been a strong cinematic element of Eastern Europe and the Baltics, is again on display at the Animated Dreams Animation Festival, which opens this evening in the cultural heritage city of Tallinn, Estonia. The Festival, one of five under the collective umbrella of POFF, begins its nearly-three week marathon of a diverse slate of films representing every cinematic genre and every corner of the globe. Animated Dreams, one of the most important animation...

Focus On Animation At Tallinn FF

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  The tradition of animation, which has always been a strong cinematic element of Eastern Europe and the Baltics, is again on display at the Animated Dreams Animation Festival, which opens this evening in the cultural heritage city of Tallinn, Estonia. The Festival, one of five under the collective umbrella of POFF, begins its nearly-three week marathon of a diverse slate of films representing every cinematic genre and every corner of the globe. Animated Dreams, one of the most i...

Quebec Producer Denise Robert Wins Award At TIFF

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  The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which opens this evening with a homegrown film (the hockey musical SCORE), does not have a formal film competition. However, aside from the Audience Awards and Best Canadian Feature prizes that will be announced at the end of the Festival, TIFF does bestow a few awards of note. The first of these was announced today. The Canadian Media Production Association announced that veteran Quebec producer Denise Robert is the recipient of...

The Global Film Village: PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR 2010

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    by Marla Lewin The 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest announced that it has selected  314 films from more than 3,000 worldwide entries. Among the films screening and in competition areaward-winning films from 43 countries around the world. The 16th ShortFest will showcase 58 World Premieres, 55 North American Premieres and 24 U.S. Premieres.   All selections are structured into 52 themed programs, which will screen June 22-28, at the Camelot Theatres in ...

DOCUMENTA MADRID features the figure of Alanis Obomsawin

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This year, DOCUMENTA 10 will be featuring the work of the internationally known filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin; a politicised filmwriter whose work has gone practically unseen in Spain. Alanis Obomsawin is a Canadian filmmaker, musician, educator and activist who will show a retrospective of her spirited film work in this years 7th edition of the film festival DOCUMENTA MADRID.“Oka Crisis” is one of her most emblematic films, it deals with a conflict between the Canadian city of Oka and the M...

Documenta Madrid highlights

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The 7th International Documentary Film Festival will be held from May 7th to May 16 For the second straight year, HRH the Princess of Asturias will be the Patroness of Honor for the International Documentary Festival of Madrid. In 2010, the competition will feature a new headquarters and sets up for good in Matadero Madrid. Documenta Madrid has set a new record in the number of submissions received, 1,153 films from 92 countries, and a significant number of Spanish productions, 233 entr...

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

Together with the fmx - Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media, the Internationale Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart - Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) is developing into the biggest and most important meeting in the world of animated film. With an enthusiastic audience, a unique location and countless international guests, the ITFS is a regular fixture on the international animation scene and is one of Germany's outstanding cultural events.

Founded in 1982, the Festival of Animated Film has always promoted artistic animated films, young talented artists and the entire animated film sector. The prize categories, with prize money of over 50,000 Euros, attract the newest and most up-to-date animation films from around the world.

The accompanying events and programmes range from presentations by schools and studios, showcases of famous animation artists and the popular “Best Of Animation” series, right up to screenplay writer workshops with well-known animated film professionals. Industry professionals value the numerous workshops, lectures, and presentations as they provide a unique opportunity to make contacts and familiarize oneself with the latest developments. The public enjoys the variety of the presentation and the relaxed festival atmosphere. At the festival’s open air programme on the Schlossplatz in Stuttgart, the people of Stuttgart celebrate the art of animated film together with guests from all over the world.


Competitions:

International Competition
The International Competition is the heart of the Festival. Artistically outstanding short animated films, released over the last 12 months can be seen here.

Young Animation
The Young Animation competition shows the best films produced by talented young filmmakers and students from international film and art schools.

Tricks for Kids
Competition for the bestanimated shorts made for children.

AniMovie
The feature film competition AniMovie screens a selection of internationally outstanding feature-length animated films.

Cartoon for Teens
The competition features the best animated short films, series, Animes, miachinimas, and cut scenes from computer games for young people aged 12 - 18 years.

Animated Com Award
Award for applied animation in the field of advertising, technology and spatial communication

German Voice Actor Award
Award for the best voice Actor in an animated feature film

German Animation Screenplay Award
Award for the best screenplay in  for an animated feature film

Crazy Horse Session - 48h Animation Jam
International teams take on the challenge to produce an animated short film involving the festivals's mascot Trixi within 48 hours.

Montreal’s RIDM docu highlights

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Montreal’s international documentary film festival, the RIDM (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal) is pleased to announce that TV, stage and screen actor Antoine Bertrand will be the spokesperson for its 12th annual event, which runs November 11-21. The multi-talented Antoine Bertrand came to widespread attention as Junior in the television series Les Bougon, which also brought him a Gémeaux nomination. He has quickly become one of the most popular young actors in Quebec, ...

Northern Lights: New Canadian Cinema at ERA

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Wroclaw, Poland-----Canada’s reputation often is overwhelmed by the sheer size and influence of its neighbor to the south. While Canadians may seem interchangeable with Americans to outsiders, the differences are particularly clear in the Canadian film industry, where active governmental subsidy systems have nurtured the careers of such film artists as David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, Norman Jewison, Robert Lepage, and Guy Maddin, who is getting a career retrospective here. Kino Kanady: Cinema ...

Northern Lights: New Canadian Cinema

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   by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor  Wroclaw, Poland-----Canada’s reputation often is overwhelmed by the sheer size and influence of its neighbor to the south. While Canadians may seem interchangeable with Americans to outsiders, the differences are particularly clear in the Canadian film industry, where active governmental subsidy systems have nurtured the careers of such film artists as David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, Norman Jewison, Robert Lepage, and Guy Maddin,...

Chicago International Film Festival Awards

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The 44th Chicago International Film Festival is proud to announce the award winning films from this year's competition.INTERNATIONAL FILM COMPETITIONThe Gold Hugo – Best Film is awarded to:Hunger (UK/Ireland), directed by Steve McQueen, for its’ outstanding visual and dramatic strength, telling an uncompromisingly disturbing story of the courage to fight for one’s belief.The Silver Hugo – Grand Jury Prize is awarded to:Tokyo Sonata (Japan/Netherlands/Hong Kong), directed by Kiyoshi Kuros...

Spotlight On Canadian Films

 Thursday, September 4-------Following the lead of the selection of a Canadian film to open the Festival this evening (the World War I epic Passchendale by Paul Gross), the Toronto International Film Festival has laced all of its program strands with some highly anticipated local films. This is not only critical for the Toronto audiences but for the cadre of international film buyers and programmers who have descended on the city to discover, among other things, the next Canadian film gem.Five ...

A rich selection at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

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From the original 1700 entries 190 films have been selected for the six competitions (International Competition, Young Animation, Tricks for Kids, Animated Series, AniMovie, Under Commission) to be held during the 15th Festival. Some 500 films will be shown during the event, for example as part of the focus on Latvia and the homages to Signe Baumane, Joanna Quinn, Hanna Nordholt/Fritz Steingrobe and the Brothers Quay. This year, the popular series ”Best of Animation” has been compiled by Gia...

OSCAR Short Film Nominees showcased in NY

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The ten Animated and Live Action Short Film Oscar Nominees sold out screenings was held at the Directors Guild Theater, New York, Saturday, February 16, 12:00 PM. Presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), produced by New York Program Director Patrick Harrison, AMPAS, and hosted by film historian, television host and Hollywood Reporter columnist Robert Osborne. Crowds of people began forming outside the entrance door of the Directors Guild Theater at approximately 10:0...

Program of shorts to screen at Florida Film Festival

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ENZIAN announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 17th Annual Florida Film Festival, March 28 through April 6, with screenings at Enzian Theater and Regal Cinemas Winter Park Village 20. This year 10 separate programs showcase 109 short films representing 16 countries from 800 submissions by U.S. and international filmmakers. Submissions include 18 world premieres and five North American and U.S. premieres. "This year our patrons will experience a broad scope of work ...

The Calgary International Film Festival Award Recipients

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express has announced the recipients of the juried and audience awards for the 2007 edition of the Festival. The Festival officially closed on Sunday, September 30, 2007. The recipients of the following juried awards were announced at the Avenue Magazine Closing Gala on Saturday, September 29, 2007: • The Citytv Award for Best Canadian Feature was awarded to Clément Virgo for his sixth feature POOR BOY’S GAME. Featuring Da...

Calgary Film Fest announces Award recipients

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express is pleased to announce the recipients of the juried and audience awards for the 2007 edition of the Festival. The Festival officially closed on Sunday, September 30, 2007. The recipients of the following juried awards were announced at the Avenue Magazine Closing Gala on Saturday, September 29, 2007:• The Citytv Award for Best Canadian Feature was awarded to Clément Virgo for his sixth feature POOR BOY’S GAME. Fea...

The Genies: The Canadian Oscars

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Friday, February 16----At a gala ceremony in Toronto earlier this week, the Canadian film industry celebrated its best year to date at the 2007 Genie Awards. The much anticipated event was held at The Carlu in Toronto's theater district, which was immediately followed by Live! At The Genies, a one-hour broadcast on CHUM Television and MusiMax that showcased the night’s memorable moments in a live, schmooze-style atmosphere.  The Genie Awards are presented by and voted on by the Acade...

The top ten Canadian films of 2006

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The Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) announced the top ten Canadian films of 2006 this evening at the annual Canada's Top Ten industry event, hosted by actors Sylvie Moreau and Dave Foley. Public screenings with introductions and Q&As by filmmakers and panel discussions will be held from January 26 to February 4 at Cinematheque Ontario in Toronto.Canada's Top Ten films are chosen by a 10-member, national panel of filmmakers, journalists, programmers, and industry professionals. ...

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