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Blogs CALL FOR ENTRY: ANIBAR 2013, 9 - 14 Aug, 2013

I was invited to be a juror at 2012 Anibar and I am so happy to have discovered this wonderful festival.  I urge everyone to send their films and you can read all about my trip to Peja on my blog.

Anibar International Animation Festival is pleased to announce its worldwide call for entries for its 2013 festival, taking place 09 to 14 August, in the city of Peja, Kosova.

Blogs CALL FOR ENTRIES: FESA '13 31 Aug -1 Sept, 2013

ABOUT FESA '13
Initiated by the Public Enterprise “Belgrade Fortress”, FESA – Festival of European Student Animation, was established in 2012 under the auspices of the Serbian Ministry for Culture.
The main goal of the festival is to promote the art of animation from the European countries and to create conditions that will enable the younger generation to conquer new concepts and new technologies.
The Festival of European Student Animation will be held from August 31th to September 1st 2013.
The Festival comprises of Students Competition programme (film schools and single student authors)
This year’s competition themes are CHRISTIANITY and WISDOM in the widest sense of the terms.
ADMISSION CONDITIONS
Only animated films/works of European production not longer than 30 minutes will be accepted (using classical »frame by frame« or computer animation techniques or combining live action and animation (Animation being primary media).
Works completed in this Millenium will be considered eligible for this year’s festival.
Works coming from Non European Countries cannot be accepted for competition, but can be screened at the festival
if chosen by the Pre-Selection Committee.
One author can submit more than one film according to festival rules.
There is no entry fee.
ENTRIES AND REGISTRATION
For Pre-Selection films must be sent only in MP4, AVI or MOV format.
The ENTRY FORM – please download from the festival website
http://www.beogradskatvrdjava.co.rs/FESA-2013_4049-80_1983
should be sent by e-mail to – fesafestival@gmail.com
The Entry Form must be sent together with:
– digital copy of the film for Pre-Selection,
– two or more stills from the film (6 cm width, 300 dpi),
– film synopsis (maximum 500 characters)
– photo of the author,
– brief biography of the author and filmography.
Deadline for submission is August 5th 2013
Digital copies sent for selection and competition will be kept in the Festival’s archive.
PRE-SELECTION COMMITTEE AND THE JURY
The Pre-Selection Committee consists of two members from Serbia and the Artistic Director of the Festival.
The Official International Award Jury for the Student Competition consists of three members, professors, theorists or animation artists from the European countries:
The Participants will be informed about the results of Pre-Selection by e-mail before August 20th 2013.
AWARDS
The following official Festival Awards will be granted by the International Jury:
1. Prize of the festival for the Best Student Film
2. Special Jury Award
The International Jury is also free to award 3 special diplomas by their own choice.
All the awards must be granted.
SUBTITLING
All the films need to have English subtitles incorporated, except if the spoken language in the film is English.
ACCEPTING THE RULES
The participation (sending films for Pre-Selection and signing the Entry Form) in the FESA implies unconditional acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth in these Regulations. Films once applied for the festival cannot be withdrawn.
Festival confirms that all the authors’ rights, clearly indicated in the Entry Form, will be guaranteed.

Blogs CALL FOR ENTRY: Rozafa AniFest 2013

The organizers would like to announce the opening of the International Festive film for Children and Young Audience Rozafa AniFest 2013, which will be held in the city of Shkodra, Albania from September 23- 28, 2013.

DOWNLOAD THE CALL FOR ENTRY FORM - on our website www.anifestrozafa.org   &  www.rozafaanifilm.com

Each authorized person who applies for film registration "………………........................……………." at the International Film Festival "ROZAFA AniFest 2013" after reading this paragraph

“ The applicant films for the Festival are going to be programmed to pass the first phase of the competition by subjecting the general thoughts of the public by voting and engaging in the competitive program on TV.

Blogs Toon Boom Sponsors Award-Winning Child Animator Perry Chen’s New Film About His Late Father

Toon Boom Animation sent a donation check to Perry S. Chen to help fund his new and most personal animation film “Changyou’s Journey,” about his father's fight against cancer.

Blogs ANIMA BRUSSELS – The Brussels Animation Festival February 8 – 17, 2013; Brussels, Belgium

Each year I look forward to Anima Brussels because it is my first festival of the year and an opportunity to see a large number of new Belgian animated films.  Over the ten days of ANIMA there are also many noted guests and old friends.

The festivities got off to a start opening night with the much anticipated Italian/Belgian/Luxemburg animated feature co-production Pinocchio by Italian director Enzo D’Alo.

The first half of the animated feature seemed to drag along slowly, it comes to life in the second half, when Pinocchio reaches Donkey Island.  Suddenly the screen lit up with characters that looked straight out of the American/German artist Richard Lindner’s paintings, bursting into song and dance as the wayward boys get lured into the dungeon where they are slowly turned into donkeys.  Lorenzo Mattotti’s brilliant talents as a noted comic book artist and graphic designer are shown to their fullest in this sequence.

Blogs CALL FOR ENTRIES - KROK International Animation Festival

KROK is one of my favorite festivals and I look forward to it every year.  Nik and I have been sailing on the KROK boat for over ten years so I recommend that you submit your work to KROK and come join the happy KROK family as we sail on up the Dnieper River.

CALL FOR ENTRIES!!!

Dear friends!

We would like to invite you to take part in Animated Film Festival KROK 2013!

We are so happy to announce that it is the 20th birthday of our festival, so we want to celebrate it in a best way possible! Please, pay attention that this year KROK runs earlier, from the 1st till the 10th of September, 2013 and consists of:

- Films up to 5 minutes

- Films of 5-10 minutes

Blogs 35 UP (1992) (****)

Starting as a one-off TV special, the UP documentary series transformed into an amazing sociological study and film achievement, thanks to director Michael Apted, who has been on the series from the beginning and has helmed it since 7 PLUS SEVEN. Watching a group of British citizens from various walks of life since they age of seven, the series chronicles the ups and downs of living like no other. For this installment, we aren’t seeing the radical personality shifts that we saw in earlier editions, but change is still evident. In many ways, this installment is the most melancholy thus far.

For this chapter, two more subjects dropped away and one other returns. We don’t get an update on Peter, who at 28, seemed dissatisfied with his job as a teacher and his marriage, dreaming of the days when he played in a band. We also don’t see Simon, the only mixed race participant, who at 28, was content with having a stable job at a meat packing plant, which provided for his family. Charles, who was a producer at 28 and did not participate in the previous film, declined again.

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