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HAFF 2009 -- Student Film Call for Entries

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 The winner of this competition receives a scholarship of Euro 13,500, made possible by the Netherlands Film Fund.

Animated Headline News

Cartoon Competition from Fantoche and Swiss Youth Hostel

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.

Festival Headline News

Downtown Film Fest - L.A. - 2009 Call for Entries

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.

Disney Headline News

Disney's D23 Members Invited To Become Donald Duck's Official Portrait Artist

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.

Animation Headline News

Ottawa Animation Fest Entry Deadline Approaching

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).

Animation Headline News

Animation Block Party Closes Submissions on May 29

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.

Show Headline News

Autodesk SIGGRAPH 2009 Show Reel Call for Submissions

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.

Animation Headline News

Animation Club Presents Secret Handshake -- Pants Edition

ANIMATION CLUB!!! presents 'Secret Handshake', a monthly animation night at Loop Bar in Melbourne. Each month, animators from all around the world create a short animation upon a given topic which is then screened and voted upon by the audience. The winner receives fame and glory, and gets to choose the next month's topic.

All animation styles are welcome -- from hand-drawn, flash, claymation, stop motion, pixellation -- or any combination of these. However -- it MUST be animated! No live action allowed!

Animation Headline News

ANIMA'09 -- 5th Cordoba International Animation Festival

ANIMA'09 -- 5th Cordoba International Animation FestivalCordoba, ArgentinaOctober 8-10, 2009Deadline: July 17, 2009

ANIMA'09 will take place in the city of Cordoba, Argentina, from October 8 through 10, 2009. The festival is organized by the Centro Experimental de Animacion and the Secretaria de Extension Universitaria, National University of Cordoba.

This fifth edition of the ANIMA will be dedicated to exploring the concept of Identity Traits. Therefore, we open the following:

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New July 1 Deadline for I3A VISION 2020 Competition Entries

Because the I3A Annual Conference is moving later in the year to co-locate with the 6Sight event in Montery, California, November 9-10, the deadline for submitting entries to I3A's VISION 2020 Imaging Innovation Awards has been extended to July 1.

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Deadline Approaching for Academy's Nicholl Screenwriting Competition

Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in ScreenwritingDeadline: May 1, 2009

Beverly Hills, CA -- The deadline to submit entries for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 24th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition is May 1, 2009. Entries must be postmarked by May 1 or submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PT on May 1.

Festival Headline News

Imaginaria Film Festival 2009

Imaginaria Film Festival 2009Deadline: August 31, 2009

Until August 31, 2009, it will be possible to send in film works in order to take part in the seventh edition of IFF (Imaginaria Film Festival) which will take place in Conversano (Italy) on November 25-29, 2009.

All the information regarding the registration and the official Call for Entry can be found on the website

Film Headline News

TAIS Animation Showcase 2009

TAIS Animation Showcase 2009Deadline: May 29, 2009

Submit Now!Deadline: May 29, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Have you made an animated short film in the last two years? Want it to screen to a packed house as part of the fantastic TAIS Animation Showcase at the Toronto National Film Board of Canada Cinema this June? Then submit!

All Genres, mediums, themes!Under 15 minutes in length

Screeners should be in either MiniDV or Quick Time Movie files on DVD/CD.

Send your submission to:

Award Headline News

Bitfilm Festival Calls for Entries

Bitfilm Festival is looking for the world's best digital films

Deadline: July 1Opening event in Hamburg on August 13Online voting from August 13 to September 24Closing event and award show in Tel Aviv on October 110,000 Euros prize moneyNew category for digital animations with a political message

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KROK International Animated Films Festival 2009

KROK International Animated Films Festival 2009Kiev, Zaporozhye, Kherson, Sevastopol and Odessa, RussiaSeptember 2009

The 16th KROK International Animated Film Festival will take place in September, 2009 onboard the river cruiser "Zirka Dnipra" following the route: Kiev - Zaporozhye - Kherson - Sevastopol - Odessa.

Deadline for submitting films for selection May 10, 2009.

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Ottawa International Animation Festival 2009

Ottawa International Animation Festival 2009Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaOctober 14-18, 2009Deadline: June 1, 2009

Want a chance to have the world see your film? Students, independents, and industry alike can now submit their films for the OIAF 09 Festival. With a variety of categories, "best of the rest" screenings and no entry fee, there's no reason NOT to enter!