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Last Call for HAFF 2009 Student Films

Last Call for HAFF 2009 Student FilmsDeadline: 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.

Animation Headline News

Playboy Announces Winner of Animation Contest, Calls For Round 2 Entries

Press Release from Playboy Enterprises

CHICAGO (July 21, 2009) -- Playboy announced today that "Basement Gary," an original animation co-created by New York animator Sean Donnelly and actor Alessandro Minoli, was named winner of its 2009 Animation Contest. The honor has earned the creators $10,000 and bragging rights in the animation world. "Basement Gary," as well as other top contest contenders, can be viewed at

Digital Headline News

Jamaica Digital Arts Festival 2009

Jamaica Digital Arts Festival 2009Kingston, JamaicaSeptember 19-20, 2009Deadline: July 31, 2009

The Jamaica Digital Arts Festival was formed to create a new opportunity to unleash and showcase some of the nation's productive energy and to develop a critical mass across all social divides to push this creativity for societal benefit. This festival is intended to kick-start national interest in a cultural industry based on the creation of digital arts products.

Festival Headline News

FIA Animation Festival 2009

FIA Animation Festival 2009Stockholm, SwedenOctober 2009Deadline: August 19, 2009

In October 2009 it's time for the second annual FIA Animation Festival in Stockholm. You can see the splendid program from last year's festival on our site ( Films from all over the world, exhibitions, workshops, guests, parties and debates about animation! This year's festival will take place at Kulturhuset (the Culture House) and at Cinema Rio in Stockholm.

Film Headline News

Fantastic Planet Film Festival 2009

Fantastic Planet Film Festival 2009Sydney, AustraliaDeadline: July 31, 2009Withoutabox Deadline: August 14, 2009

Fantastic Planet: Sydney's Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival reminds filmmakers and screenwriters to submit their film or script soon.

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eDward - The Young Filmmaker's Award 2009

eDward - The Young Filmmaker's Award 2009Deadline: August 28, 2009

eDward - The Young Filmmaker's Award is the international Film-Competition for young talents up to 30 and is announced by eDIT 12. Filmmaker's Festival. Prove your talent and creativity with a 30-second-film and win prizes in a total of 4.000 Euro. The Competition is open to young filmmakers up to 30. They must have been born on or after 1.1.1979. Students, agency juniors and free film-creative especially are called worldwide to take part individually or in teams.

Online Headline News

FIAE -- 4th International Festival of Erotic Animation

FIAE -- 4th International Festival of Erotic AnimationRio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, BrazilDeadline: August 31, 2009November 2009

Our online submission form is now available, so submit your film! The Regulation and the answers to all your questions can be found via our submissions page. The deadline for submitting your online form is August 31st, 2009, and we must receive your DVD by September 15th, 2009.

Films Headline News

CINANIMA 2009 - Call for Entries

CINANIMA 2009 - Call for EntriesDeadline: July 24, 2009

CINANIMA - The International Animated Film Festival invites you to enter your films in the 33rd edition of this yearly meeting point of animation, directors, friends and the audience.

Animation films may apply to the following categories:

-- Short Films-- Medium Length Films-- Feature Films-- First Film, Graduation Film, School Film-- Series-- Commissioned Films

Universal Headline News

Halloween Horror Nights-Chiller Scary Good Film Competition

Halloween Horror Nights-Chiller Scary Good Film CompetitionDeadline: August 21, 2009

Chiller and Universal Studios Hollywood(SM) are partnering to recognize the nation's top short-form filmmaking horror genre talent with the "Halloween Horror Nights-Chiller Scary Good Film Competition," offering filmmakers an opportunity to have their scariest short film rewarded with a broadcast on Chiller of their work, a $1,000 cash prize and a trip for two to the October 2 opening night of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Cartoon Headline News

Cartoon Network Partners with HP to Launch Toon Creators Awards

Press Release from Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network, the number one kids' channel in Asia Pacific, has partnered with HP to launch the inaugural Toon Creator Awards, an online animation contest for children, in July 2009. Open to kids aged 6-14, the contest provides a regional platform for young talent from Australia, India, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore to showcase their creativity through technology.

People Headline News

Aniboom Makes History Contest

Press Release from HISTORY and Aniboom

HISTORY and Aniboom, the world's first virtual animation studio, announced today a collaboration that will enable talented animators to create unique interpretations of 10 readings and musical performances by A-list talent and compete for $35,000 in cash prizes and the opportunity to have their animation shown on HISTORY. The audio recordings to be animated are featured in the highly anticipated The People Speak film airing later this year on HISTORY.

Short Headline News

Kansas City FilmFest 2010

Kansas City FilmFest 2010Kansas City, Kansas, USAApril 14-18, 2010Deadline: August 15, 2009 (early)

All filmmakers, anywhere, are invited to submit your short or feature film -- drama, comedy, documentary, animation or experimental work. It must have been completed since January 1, 2008.

EARLY DEADLINE DATE: August 15, 2009 (Other deadlines: 10/1/2009, 11/15/2009. and 12/01/2009)

ENTRY FEES: Vary by short or feature and increase with each new deadline date

Films Headline News

Anifest India 2009

Anifest India 2009Mumbai, Maharashtra, IndiaAugust 13-16, 2009Deadline: July 31, 2009

The largest annual international animation festival held in India. Competitive categories for animation shorts. 1. Student Films 2. Independent professional films 3. Commissioned films 4. Films made by teachers/trainers.

Pre-selection jury of professional animators select films for screening and voting by the audience at a live session during the festival. No entry fee. DVD format only, duration in all categories should be under 10 mins.

Films Headline News

Canterbury Anifest 2009

Canterbury Anifest 2009Canterbury, U.K.November 7-8, 2009Deadline: September 30, 2009

The Canterbury Anifest is an animation festival that takes place annually. There is no submission fee. The Award Categories are Festival Grand Prize, Festival Runner Up, Audience Selection Award, Creative Design, Creative sound design, Technical Achievement and Smallfilms Award.

Films Headline News

Video Festival Imperia 2010

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.


Artists Headline News

Design Festa Vol.30

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!

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Animation Headline News

Flip Animation Festival 2009

Flip Animation Festival 2009Wolverhampton-Birmingham, West Midlands, U.K.November 5-7, 2009Deadline: July 3, 2009

Flip Animation Festival, UK. Established 2004. Animation screenings, seminars, workshops and competitions in the heart of England. Last year we included 6 competition categories:

Best FilmInternational FilmBest NewcomerBest Sound DesignBest Experimental FilmStudent Film

Free Film Submission - Deadline,3 July 2009

Animation Headline News

Last Call For Entries -- HAFF 2009

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 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

Headline News

Harry Potter Advanced Potion-Making Experience on YouTube

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 Headline News

Animated Dreams Call for Entries 2009

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 displays the regulations, the short film entry form. For any kind of information please write to

Artists Headline News

Titmouse Animation is Calling for Characters with Characters for 7200 Frames

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 (

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Win Opportunity to Interview Peter Jackson, District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp

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