FOX and MySpace invite fans to continue to "Unleash Your Yellow" and celebrate 20 years of television's favorite family with THE SIMPSONS Video Contest. Based on the iconic couch gag from THE SIMPSONS opening credits, fans are encouraged to create live-action videos of their own original couch gags and upload them to THE SIMPSONS MySpace page at myspace.com/thesimpsons.
Category: Call for Entries
Holland Animation Film Festival 2009 Call for EntriesUtrecht, The NetherlandsNovember 4-8, 2009Deadline: July 1, 2009
The Holland Animation Film Festival is from now on an annual event and the 13th edition of the festival will take place November 4-8, 2009.
Submit your film for this festival edition for the following competitions:
-- Competition for Independent Animated Shorts in the categories narrative and non-narrative
Playboy 2009 Animation ContestDeadline: May 31, 2009
Playboy promises a tasty $10,000 to someone who blows us away with an animation that out-entertains the competition. Now it's your chance to animate your way into history by proving to us that you have created the next SOUTH PARK, FAMILY GUY or ROBOT CHICKEN. One grand prize winner grabs the cash. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2009, so get to work and come up with something brilliant! Get your foot in the door. Join the Play-Mation Nation!
onedotzero_adventures in motion 2009/2010 Call for SubmissionsDeadline: May 29, 2009
onedotzero_adventures in motion has opened this year's call for submissions for this year's festival of innovative moving image and digital creativity.
The festival will premiere at the BFI Southbank, London on September 9-13, 2009, before an extensive U.K. and international tour.
GameX Industry Summit Call for ProposalsJune 15, 2009
The Games & Media Expo announced the unveiling of its games industry conference, The GameX Industry Summit. Co-located with The Games & Media Expo (GameX), October 23-25, 2009 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, GameX Industry Summit is presented by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) chapters in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Dominance War IV: Massive Art Challenge OnlineDeadline: May 11, 2009
Dominance War Competition is a three month worldwide annual game art contest in which students, professionals, and aspiring game artists from 12 different art communities showcase their computer graphics skills and compete to create the best concept game art.
Go to http://www.gameartisans.org/dominancewar/index.htm for more information.
CourtsFxBegles, FranceJune 12-14, 2009Deadline: April 15, 2009
Le Festival, the first theater specialized in animation and special effects in France, is organizing a short film competition with fiction films using special effects.
This competition takes place from June 12-14, 2009, in the Le Festival theater in Begles, France. The deadline to enter is April 15, 2009.
You can enter your film using the entry form available at http://www.cinemalefestival.fr/telechargement/courtsfx-en.pdf.
2009 Educational Television Awards Call for EntriesDeadline: April 17, 2009
The Royal Television Society has launched the call for entries for the 2009 Educational Television Awards. The awards aim to recognize outstanding contributions to the educational use of television content available across platforms, including terrestrial TV and online.
Super U Animation Contest -- Take ThreeDeadline: April 27, 2009
The contest is open to all forms of animation, from traditional techniques like hand-drawing to cutting-edge digital methods. 2D, 3D, rotoscoping, stop-motion and flip book. The winning animated film will get $2,500, be featured on TAC.tv and have the chance for broadcast on Super Channel.
Animacam.tv, the online animation festival, is now open to submissions for its second edition. Submissions are due by August 31, 2009.
Anyone, professional or amateur, is free to participate. Log onto www.animacam.tv for more information.
Animafrik Animation Festival 2009Accra, GhanaOctober 5-9, 2009Deadline: July 31, 2009
Animafrik is an animation festival dedicated to African animation and designed to promote African art and animation. Events include film screenings, an art exhibition, animation workshops and panel discussion: "Prospect and Challenges of the Animation Industry in West Africa."
Animator of the Year CompetitionDeadline: April 1, 2009
Be recognized as a top animator. As part of their renowned Animate the World Festival, the Barbican is launching an Animator of the Year competition this year to recognize undiscovered talent in the U.K.
As a highly respected animation forum we'd appreciate your support in helping us to spread the word about this competition -- as well as perhaps entering yourself.
What's up for grabs:
Animator of the Year Winner:
Firebox.com has teamed up with Aardman Animations -- the creators of Morph -- to launch an animation competition entitled Morphmation. Inspired by the popular Make your Own Morph product that the gift e-tailer sells, Firebox will be encouraging Morph lovers to send in their two-minute stop-motion animations starring the lovable clay figure.
Celeste Prize Call for EntriesDeadline: June 30, 2009
Celeste Prize is a unique international contemporary arts competition in which artists decide who wins the 40,000 Euro (US$50,000) award money. The 46 finalists are chosen by a panel of international art critics: Mark Gisbourne, Adrienne Goehler, Victoria Lu, Claudio Sinatti and a panel of consultants with experience in audiovisual performance. These 46 finalists themselves choose the ultimate winners in each category. Exhibition and awards ceremony to be held in Berlin, Germany, September 2009.
Submit 30 seconds of animation, fiction, documentary or video art for a chance for it to be shown in major metropolitan areas.
Films will be shown on digital signage screens in metros, shopping centers, trains, airports. Films will meet with us unexpectedly in six countries: U.S., U.K., Canada, Turkey, Netherlands, Germany and 26 cities.
Organizers have extended the deadline to April 10, 2009.
Open Development Call for Batman: Brave and Bold Flash GameDeadline: March 27, 2009
Warner Bros. Animation and Mochi Media, in association with DC Comics, are having a casting call for developers to submit ideas for creating a new Flash game as a promotional brand extension for Warner Bros. Animation's hit animated series BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD (www.braveandthebold.com), airing Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network.
Submissions for the annual Into the Pixel art exhibition are open for the 2009 exhibit. Now in its sixth year, this is the only juried digital art exhibition that brings together experts from the fine art world and the interactive entertainment industry.
NVIDIA Corporation, inventor of the GPU, has launched the GPU Ventures Program, a new global initiative whose aim is to identify, support and invest in early stage companies leveraging the GPU for visual and other computing applications. NVIDIA is also launching the GPU Venture Zone website, a portal to publicly showcase the innovative GPU applications being developed by its ecosystem partners.
The Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, is accepting entries for the 2009 festival, to be held Oct. 31-Nov. 7. Featuring the best in independent, innovative and influential film from around the world, the annual festival presents a full range of cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Features, documentaries, professional and student shorts, both live action and animated, will be considered. All entries must be postmarked by July 6.
Hard Times Short Film CompetitionDeadline: April 19, 2009
London-based multiplatform distributor Digital Rights Group have partnered with L.A.-based online filmmaking community Filmaka (www.filmaka.com) to sponsor a short film competition around the theme of "Hard Times." The winners win a cash prize plus the chance of being propelled to the movie making major league. If their three-minute short film submitted is selected, the distributor is offering the winners the opportunity to turn it into a TV series, movie or Web series.
Scene from a Movie ContestDeadline: March 29, 2009
Digital-Tutors will support Game-Artist.Net's "Scene from a Movie" competition, an environment challenge supported by CGSociety for new and experienced artists interested in bridging the gap between motion pictures and videogames by creating visual realism and providing real-time experiences through selecting a specific scene from a film and creating a 3D environment based on that chosen setting.
Asolo Art Film Festival 28th EditionAugust 28-September 6, 2009Deadline: May 15, 2009Asolo, Italy
The festival is conceived and organized by the cultural association A.I.A.F. (Asolo International Art Festival).
Starting with the 28th edition A.I.A.F will work together with the Gallery San Fedele in Milano.
The contest is divided into six sections:
-- Films On Art for works on art;
e-on software is seeking submissions for its upcoming 2009 show reel. This year, e-on software would like to invite all Vue artists to submit recent commercial projects that involved Vue or Ozone for inclusion in the 2009 show reel (list all third party applications used alongside Vue or Ozone), whether film, commercial, TV show, broadcast, music video, game cinematic, architectural walkthrough, or any other form of commercial animation project.