It’s the end of Day Two of The Animation Conference (TAC) and the festival proper is in full swing, so let me get you caught up…
I took a job at FullSail University in East Winter Park to teach the fundamentals with 2D animation. I love teaching the fundamentals.
MONSTRA 2014 - Call for Entries for Feature Films, Short Films and TV Series, Student Films and Super-Short Films
We are proud to announce that the 13th Edition of MONSTRA – Lisbon Animated Film Festival will take place from 13th to 23rd March 2014.
MONSTRA is a festival where experimentation/research, crossing over new artistic approaches, forms and proposals takes place.
The main aim of Lisbon Animated Film Festival is the presentation and promotion of the world’s best animation. This year’s festival edition includes competition, retrospectives, workshops, master classes, exhibitions and interdisciplinary projects.
We invite you to submit your feature film, short film, TV series, student film or super short film to the International Animated Film Competition until the 15th of November 2013.
I’m asked questions all the time about pitching animated TV series. Do I need a bible? — Do I need a pilot script? — Do I need artwork? —Do I need a few minutes of animation? Rather than tell you what I think you need, let me illustrate the reality of pitching with two personal anecdotes...
ANIBAR IS EVEN BETTER THE SECOND TIME AROUND
Sometimes when you attend an animation festival for the second time it isn’t quite as exciting as you remember,but this is certainly not the case with the Anibar Animation Festival in Peja, Kosovo. This year the film programming was excellent and the staff so warm and gracious and I returned home with many happy memories.
Anibar not only brings excellent animation to the community, the festival also has a strong emphasis on ecology . Peja is located at the edge of a plain with beautiful mountains rising above it. The mountains are a popular rock climbing area in the summer and are known for skiing in the winter. The stream running through the center of the city flows down from pristine springs in the mountains. To educate people to the importance of caring for their beautiful surroundings, promote sustainable living and lower the impact of the festival on the environment, Anibar has inaugurated a series of down to earth programs that festival goers could participate in called Earth. To manage waste and promote local products everyone that brought empty aluminum cans for recycling to the information booth received local organic tea as a reward.
Submit your animated films!
Dear filmmakers and friends of animated films,
in 2014 Stuttgart will again open up the doors to the great world of animated film. You would like to be a part of it and show your film to an international audience? The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) will offer a platform to filmmakers, directors and production companies to present their films and give to fans of animated film the chance to watch animated short and feature films of all genres for six days.
The ITFS is one of the biggest and most important international festivals for animated film. It has developed into an essential event within the field of animated film in Germany and worldwide. Around 80,000 visitors and approximately 2,500 accredited professionals attended in 2013. Be a part of it and take the chance to meet well-known filmmakers and young talents, and to participate in numerous workshops, informational events and presentations.
This is what's called a conflict of interest. See I work for the OIAF and I'm using this post to promote the fact that Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs 2 will screen at this year's OIAF before it lands in cinemas.
Did you know that the Russian experimental master, Dziga "Ziggy" Vertov made animation films? You did? Hell, I didn't. Check it out anyway!
Prof. Thomas Renoldner - PROGRAM OF THE FINE ARTS ACADEMY from Vienna
and Prof. Rastko ?iri? - PROGRAM 65 YEARS OF THE FACULTY OF APPLIED ARTS from Belgrade
Ace and Son have been creating lots of nifty music clips for this band called Grouplove. Sounds sexy. No, not really. Sounds hippie. Stupid hippies. Great videos though.
An old battered briefcase triggers a flood of memories.It reminds me of great times, great friends and the good fortune I've had to have had so many of both over the years.
During the season premiere of Breaking Bad's final season, the always hilarious character Badger describes his Star Trek script to Skinny Pete. Less than 24 hours after the premiere, someone has created an animated version of the scene.
We all know at least one person where we scratch our heads and wonder beyond amazement, “How on earth did they land that job?”
Julie Zammarchi is an American indie animator best known for her films Ape (1992) and beautiful The Passenger (2009). I stumbled upon a recentish piece short she did using Johnny Cash's 25 Minutes To Go.
My first trip to the Middle East proved to be the amazing experience I had expected it to be. Unfortunately I had to miss the first two days of the Beirut Animated Festival due to commitments at Annecy. I left early on Sunday morning from the Geneva airport. My first surprise came when I landed at the Beirut airport. The festival staff had told me that I could purchase a visa when I arrived at the airport, but as it turned out with my official invitation to participate in a cultural event, there was no charge for my visa. Even though I would only be there for four days, the visa was issued to me for a month.
With a minimal staff and a very limited budget, festival director Sarra Maali and her staff have created an impressive festival. Headquartered at the beautiful Metropolis Cinema, it combined the best of Middle Eastern animation with a varied selection of international features and short animated films. The opening night was kicked off with a screening of the French feature The Rabbi’s Cat and I was told that the several hundred seat theatre was full.