On September 27th, 28th and 29th the second version of The Florida International Animation Festival (FIAF2) at the CINEMATIQUE of Daytona Beach, Florida.
ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL - 10 TO 15 JUNE 2013 - ANNECY, FRANCE
For several years I had been bothered about the direction that the Annecy International Animation Festival has been heading but this year I finally came to terms with the fact that the festival is now about money and feature length films. After thinking about it for a very long time I came to the conclusion that having one animation festival devoted to business is not a bad thing since feature films, television series, and commercials are an important part of the animation world. Besides it means that Annecy is doing the “industry job” very well, so that other festivals don’t have to do it and I can just accept Annecy for what it is.
During the 2012-13 NHL Lockout, the Canadian comedy show, This Hour as 22 Minutes, created a nice little parody of the animation classic, The Sweater.
Remember when Marian Hossa got chased by raccoons during the Stanley Cup Finals and a Bruins' player was decapitated? Me neither, but Taiwanese animators do...
Andrea Hykade's impressive kids series, Tom, has been winning acclaim and awards for years. So why hasn't Tom been picked up in North America?
This year the Trickfilm Festival has taken its place at the top of world class animation festivals and once again I can honestly say that if I could only attend one festival a year it would be the Trickfilm Festival.
We spoke with Avery Sawyer, a software engineer who recently worked developing Comic Director, a free Microsoft Windows 8 UI Touch app that helps users create interactive comics.
Shedding your fear about the future is like taking a brisk jog around the block after a big holiday meal. You may be full but you know you need to get rid of what no longer feeds you.
Having traveled and lived in countries representative of truly diverse ideological, political, economic, social, geographic and otherwise distinctive settings, the issuing realities are dawning on me, and in the reflective process also are becoming uncomfortably clear to me.
You can create career chaos whether you do it intentionally or not. Whether you are attracted towards situations steaming with drama, or you tend to find yourself in the middle of some conflict of some kind, your career chaos is one way you thrive or dive in your attempt to further your goals.
Our pilot stopped short, my hotel has crazy circus performers resting on the walls above my head, and then there was this awesome french driving film that makes Bullit look like a training wheel exercise. All this at the Vienna International Shorts Festival!
Each year I wait with great anticipation for the International Trickfilm Festival of Animation and the 2013 20th anniversary edition did not disappoint me. As befits a milestone 20th anniversary special guests abounded. The venerable British master of puppet animation, Barry Purves, presented 2 programs of his films, and a screen play workshop he titled “The Naked Animator”. Alas, Barry did not appear in the altogether but he did bare the naked truth and some harsh realities about a life devoted to puppet animation. Barry is such an entertaining speaker that I would go out of my way anytime to listen to him read the telephone book which I am sure would be most eloquent with numerous funny asides so the opportunity to hear him talk about what still drives and inspires him to continue to create after 35 years in the land of puppets was a rare treat.
From May 28-June 9th, Chew on This will be giving up daily reports of the dastardly stuff unfolding at the Vienna Shorts Festival and the Zagreb Animation Festival. Stay tuned...
Hello from Sofia, Bulgaria. I’m here for the 4th Annual Golden Kuker International Animation Festival. More about the festival, shortly.
I highly recommend “Epic” to all age groups. It’s a thrilling adventure with magic, fantasy and a lot of heart.
Just how much money does it cost to be Fast and Furious? Check out Nikolay Lamm's infographic to find out.