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Headline News Animafrik Animation Festival 2009

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."

Headline News Animator of the Year Competition

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:

Headline News Aardman Launches Morph Competition

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.

Headline News Celeste Prize Call for Entries

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.

Headline News Art By Chance

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.

Information: http://www.artbychance.org/.

Organizers have extended the deadline to April 10, 2009.

Headline News Open Development Call for Batman: Brave and Bold Flash Game

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.

Headline News Into the Pixel 2009 Submissions Open

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.

Headline News NVIDIA Looking for the Next Great GPU Computing Company

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.

Headline News Savannah Film Festival Accepting Entries for 2009

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.

Headline News Hard Times Short Film Competition

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.

Headline News Scene from a Movie Contest

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.

Headline News Asolo Art Film Festival 28th Edition

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;

Headline News E-on Software 2009 Show Reel Call for Submissions

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.

Headline News Fest Anca 2009

Fest Anca 2009Zilina, SlovakiaJuly 31-August 2, 2009Deadline: April 10, 2009

The second edition of the International Fest Anca Animation Festival, established by the ANCA civic association, will be held on July 31-August 2, 2009 at the Stanica Zilina-Zariecie cultural centre in Zilina, Slovakia.

Headline News Milano Film Festival 2009

Milano Film Festival 2009Milan, ItalySeptember 11-20, 2009Deadline: May 31, 2009

The fourteenth edition of Milano Film Festival will take place September 11-20, 2009.

The feature film competition is open to first and second films of any genre, language, format and running time, provided that they were completed after January 1, 2008. The works will not be divided into categories.

Headline News Call For Infectious Films

PooP, in association with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London International Animation Festival (LIAF) and the Global Handwashing Day coalition have launched a competition for short animation films, which tackle the serious issues of hygiene and sanitation in an engaging and thought-provoking way.

Headline News Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival 2009

Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival 2009Seoul, South KoreaAugust 12-16, 2009Deadline: April 30, 2009

Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF) is calling for entries. The fesvial is one of the acknowledged international animation festivals in Asia, accredited by ASIFA International. This year, SICAF is celebrating its 13th edition, with more than 1,500 expected entries from Asia, Europe, the Americas and beyond.

Entry form: http://www.sicaf.or.kr/2009/newsletters/files/sicaf09_entryform.pdf

Headline News SIGGRAPH 2009 Seeks Live Real-Time Video Games Content

Deadline: March 4, 2009

As part of the SIGGRAPH 2009 expanded focus on video gaming, this year's Computer Animation Festival will dedicate a segment of the festival specifically to real-time rendering projects. The top selections will be played and demonstrated live on their respective platform (X-Box 360, PS3, PC, etc.).

Headline News Portable Film Festival 2009: Call for Entries

The Call for Entries for the fourth annual Portable Film Festival is now open. An online festival that programs and presents from the best in film, video and digital storytelling, Portable is a festival for a new way of watching. From the second that the Portable Film Festival opens its virtual doors online in August, festival punters can take the program away with them. All they need is a portable device like an iPod, PSP, laptop, or fancy mobile phone. It is free to enter or watch.

Headline News 2009 SPJA Industry Awards

Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) announces a call for entries for the 2009 SPJA Industry Awards, one of the most prestigious awards that can be given to any studio and/or individual within the Anime/Manga industries to be held during the Industry Reception at the nation's largest Anime/Manga convention Anime Expo 2009 (July 2-5, 2009; www.anime-expo.org).

Headline News 40th ASIFA-East Animation Festival Call for Entries

ASIFA-East is now accepting entries for the 40th Animation Festival. Films are due by March 2, judging begins March 10 and the awards ceremony will be May 3.

Only up-to-date ASIFA-East members may vote in the jury screenings, but it is possible to join or renew a membership that evening. Non members are welcome to attend, but will not be allowed to vote

All screenings at 6:30 p.m. -- Admission: Free

Tuesday, March 10 -- Student Films (3rd fl. amphitheatre)Thursday, March 12 -- Commercials/Sponsored under 2 min (3rd fl. amphitheatre)

Headline News SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival 2009 Call for Entries

SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival 2009 Call for SubmissionsDeadline: March 4, 2009

The SIGGRAPH 2009 Computer Animation Festival call for Submissions are here.

For the Computer Animation Festival's Multicultural Representations and Visualizations call for submissions they are seeking works that showcase the wealth of cultures and diversity through the use of computer graphics. A unique medium that is able to reach beyond boarders, beyond languages to audiences, filmmakers, students and researchers worldwide.

-- Feature Films

Headline News Autodesk's NAB 2009 Call for Submissions

Deadlines: February 16 and March 4, 2009

The Autodesk 2009 Best of the Best Show Reel is seeking submissions. Enter your latest film, commercial, broadcast, music video, and episodic projects created using Autodesk software, including Softimage|XSI and Softimage|Face Robot.

Headline News Stoke Your Fires Festival of Animation 2009

Stoke Your Fires Festival of Animation 2009Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, U.K.April 2-3, 2009Deadline: February 16, 2009

The Stoke Your Fires Festival of Animation will return in 2009. This year's animation festival builds on the success of the 2008 event by hosting a month of animation themed events at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.

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