Cinema by the Bay Festival 2009San Francisco, California, USAOctober 23-25, 2009Deadline: July 15, 2009
Category: Call for Entries
Video Festival Imperia 2010Imperia, Liguria, ItalyApril 20-24, 2010Deadline: February 8, 2010
The Videofestival City of Imperia is open to amateurs and professionals. Registration is free. The Festival is now at its 5th edition and will take place in Imperia from April 20 to April 24, 2010. Deadline for foreign works is February 8, 2010.
551 authors from 45 nations participated to the 2009 edition. 100 films were screened.
Design Festa Vol.30Tokyo, JapanOctober 24-25, 2009Deadline: September 1, 2009
An international art event with over 8,500 artists attending!
Design Festa is a biannual international art event. Artists who have original work can participate with no restrictions. It is open to all artists from all over the world who want to exhibit their creative talent. For experimentation and an opportunity to take the next step in their artistic lives, this event is the place for artists to express their ideas freely!
Holland Animation Film Festival 2009Utrecht, The NetherlandsNovember 4-8, 2009Deadline: July 1, 2009
There are only a couple of days left to enter your film for HAFF 2009. Don't hesitate and submit your film now at www.haff.nl for the following competitions:
-- Competition for independent animated shorts in the categories narrative and non-narrative-- Competition for applied animation in the categories commercials, educational films, music videos and leaders-- Competition for best Dutch animation
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Advanced Potion-Making Experience on YouTubeDeadline: June 24, 2009
The "Advanced Potion-Making Experience" is an interactive video submission contest launched in support of the July 15 opening of HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE.
Animated Dreams Call for Entries 2009Tallinn, EstoniaNovember 18-22, 2009Deadline: August 15, 2009
The 11th edition of Animation Film Festival ANIMATED DREAMS will take place from 18th to 22th November 2009 in Tallinn, Estonia.
Beware, your dreams have been animated!
How to submit a film:
The website poff.ee/anima displays the regulations, the short film entry form. For any kind of information please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Titmouse Animation is Calling for Characters with Characters for 7200 FramesDeadline: July 3, 2009
Beverly Hills -- June 17, 2009 -- Hollywood based Animation studio Titmouse, Inc., is offering an amazing opportunity to artists from around the country with ideas for a short animated film. The chosen films will be fully funded and the process will be documented from start to finish as part of a TV show being produced called 7200 Frames (www.7200frames.com).
Press Release from Sony Pictures
CULVER CITY, Calif., June 15 -- In IGN's District 9 VIP Access Sweepstakes, two moviegoers can win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interview Oscar(R)-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, as well as DISTRICT 9's director, Neill Blomkamp, and star, Sharlto Copley. The grand prize winners will get the unique chance to learn exclusive details about the highly-anticipated science-fiction thriller DISTRICT 9 during a two-day trip to San Diego, California as they cover Comic-Con for IGN.com.
Summer 2009 Animation Workshop, Film School Zlin -- Prolongued Application DeadlineZlin, Czech RepublicJuly 12-26, 2009Deadline: June 30, 2009
European Independent Film Festival 2010 Call For EntriesEarly Deadline: December 14, 2009Late Deadline: January 4, 2010
The European Independent Film Festival -- Europe's foremost festival for independent filmmakers -- is currently accepting submissions for its 2010 edition. The festival accepts films in 13 categories:
European-- Dramatic Feature-- Dramatic Short-- Documentary Feature-- Documentary Short-- Animation-- Experimental
Non-European-- Foreign Dramatic Feature
Press Release from e-on software
June 15, 2009. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, maker of the leading solutions for natural 3D environments, in association with Maxon, Pixologic, 3D Total, 3Dconnexion, Cornucopia3D and 3D World Magazine, today announced the fourth edition of the "Vue 3D Environment Competition", designed to showcase the capabilities of 3D technology for CG environments.
The CGSociety is offering a challenge, should you choose to accept it, in its mission to track down the best Secret Agent inspired art!
The 24th CGChallenge calls for entries based on the shadowy world of spies, secret agents and their evil adversaries. Who do they work for? What secrets do they know? Who do they protect? And, most importantly, what cool and curious gadgets do they wield?
A Night of Horror International Film Festival announces its official call for entries today. The festival is now accepting feature films, shorts, music videos, and screenplays for the 2010 event.
What began as an idea for a one-night event (hence the festival's name) now spans for 10 days. The 2009 festival showcased 15 feature films and 70 shorts and music videos, along with hosting parties, filmmaking forums, and a screenplay competition.
Game industry professionals are invited to submit session proposals for GameX Industry Summit, October 24-25, 2009 in Philadelphia. GameX Industry Summit presents the 'Right Brain' Creativity Track and the 'Left Brain' Leadership Track.
GameX Industry Summit is presented by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) chapters in New York, New Jersey, Boston, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Submit your session ideas to GameX Industry Summit today!
Animex Awards Call for EntriesDeadline: October 1, 2009
Animex Awards is inviting entries from student animators, games designers and visual effects artists for 2010. Judging panels from previous Awards have included representatives from Pixar, ILM, Disney, Aardman Animation, Sony Imageworks, DreamWorks Animation and Electronic Arts, to name but a few.
There are two ways to enter:
Animarte 2009 Call for EntriesDeadline: September 30, 2009
The 4th Animarte - International Animation Festival is receiving submissions until September 30, 2009. Animarte is open to animated and mixed media shorts with a duration of 15 minutes or less. There is no entry or registration fee and all animation techniques are accepted.
VANCOUVER, BC -- Vancouver Opera announces the launch today of Operabot, an international online animation contest for its Golden Anniversary 2009-2010 Season.
HAFF 2009 -- Student Film Call for EntriesDeadline: August 1, 2009
Get your film screened at the international Holland Animation Film Festival 2009! Submit your film for the competition for Student Films from The Netherlands and Belgium.
This competition is open for students from art academies, film studies and graphic schools in The Netherlands and Belgium.
Entry form is available at www.haff.nl. The winner of this competition receives a scholarship of Euro 13,500, made possible by the Netherlands Film Fund.
Cartoon Competition from Fantoche and Swiss Youth HostelDeadline: August 16, 2009
To celebrate the 85th anniversary of Swiss Youth Hostels, Fantoche is joining forces with them to launch a unique competition. Everyone, whether young or old, professional or amateur, is invited to send us an animated film. We're looking for your animated film stories that play out in and around Swiss youth hostels. The animation film competition is being advertised worldwide.
Downtown Film Fest - L.A.Los Angeles, California, USAAugust 12-22, 2009Deadline: July 15, 2009
The second annual Downtown Film Festival - Los Angeles (DFFLA), the only dedicated film festival in the historic core of the Entertainment Capital of the World, will be held August, 12-22, 2009. The festival doubles in size to 10 days from last year's inaugural event with a series of film screenings of Hollywood, independent and classic films, lectures, panel discussions, exhibits, and parties and receptions, all celebrating downtown L.A.'s renaissance.
Press Release from Disney
BURBANK, Calif. -- May 26, 2009 -- Irascible, cranky, mischievous, outrageous -- Donald Duck has a seemingly limitless personality, and in honor of his birthday on June 9, Disney's D23 is commissioning an official portrait from those who know Donald best: his fans.
Animators have just a few more days to get their applications in to North America's biggest animation festival.
Thousands of animators, students and studio executives will flock to the Canada's capital from October 14-18 to take part in the 2009 Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF). It's a five-day whirlwind of screenings, presentations, parties and the Television Animation Conference (Oct. 14 and 15).
NYC's premiere animation festival, Animation Block Party, closes for worldwide submissions on May 29, 2009. All entries must be postmarked by that date in order to be considered for this summer's July 24-26 film festival. In 2008, ABP received over 800 submissions, screening over 100 of these films during its three-day annual festival at Rooftop Films and Bam Cinematek.
SIGGRAPH is just around the corner and Autodesk is seeking fresh and exciting new work for its Best of the Best Animation Show Reel, which will be showcased during SIGGRAPH 2009 in New Orleans, LA from August 4-6.
Anything from video game cinematics, short films, feature films, commercials, broadcast design, music videos, or episodic projects created with 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, MotionBuilder, Toxik or Mudbox is welcome.