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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.

Headline News 2009 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge

The elegance of the soaring structure, the beauty of the fine detail, the mystery of the hidden pattern, the insight of the novel perspective -- you see it all. In your work, in your mind's eye, on the computer screen or the lab bench, through a camera's lens or an artist's imagination -- you see it all. Now show the rest of us and claim the recognition of the world.

Entry Deadline: September 15, 2009

Headline News China International Cartoon & Animation Festival 2009

China International Cartoon & Animation Festival 2009Hangzhou, ChinaApril 25-May 3, 2009Deadline: February 24, 2009

Sponsored by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television of PRC and Zhejiang Provincial People's Government, organized by Hangzhou Municipal People's Government, Zhejiang Provincial Administration of Radio and Television and Zhejiang Radio and Television Group, the 5th China International Cartoon & Animation Festival (CICAF) will be held in Hangzhou from April 25 to May 3, 2009.

Headline News Anim'est International Animation Film Festival 2009

The fourth Anim'est International Animation Film Festival is open for submissions. The festival is planned for October 2-11, 2009 in Bucharest, Romania.

Films must have been produced after January 1, 2007, in the following competition categories:-- Feature Films-- Short Films-- Student Films-- Video Clip and Advertising-- Romanian Animation

Deadlines:-- July 1, 2009 for the DVD and entry form-- September 10, 2009 for the prints of the selected films

Headline News Anima Mundi 2009

Anima Mundi 2009Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, BrazilJuly 10-26, 2009Deadline: March 25, 2009

The International Animation Festival of Brazil, Anima Mundi 2009 takes place from July 10 to 19 in Rio de Janeiro and from July 22 to 26 in Sao Paulo.

Submit your work for this year festival's edition. The deadline for entries is March 25.

Go to their website for an online entry-form, entry rules and transportation label at: www.animamundi.com.br. If you need additional information send email to: info@animamundi.com.br.

Headline News Stella Artois Short Film Project

Stella Artois, film networking site TriggerStreet.com and award-winning actor Kevin Spacey announced a new award program designed to help independent filmmakers. The program, called the Stella Artois Short Film Project, will provide a $50,000 cash award to one lucky filmmaker who submits an entry to TriggerStreet.com. The film, which must be no longer than 10 minutes, will be judged by the TriggerStreet.com community as well as a panel of high-level actors, directors and producers. The first winner will be unveiled and his/her short film premiered later this year.

Headline News Bigfish Fest

Bigfish FestBrisbane, Queensland, AustraliaDeadline: April 24, 2009

Bigfish FEST is looking for 60 seconds or less short Flash animations that are either unique, different, humorous, disturbed or all of the above. Finalists will be posted on the website for our database to vote on. The winner will receive US$1000. Go to bigfish.tv/fest to view the type of work we like and to get the competition details. This is a competition for those who wish festivals had a "f&*%$-ing weird" category.

Headline News Open Season 2 Contest -- Win the DVD and Art Book

OPEN SEASON 2 will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on January 27, so AWN and Sony Picutres Home Ent. is sponsoring a giveaway for AWN readers. To win a copy of the DVD and art book THE ART OF OPEN SEASON 2, reply to editor@awn.com the answer to...

What is the name of the town where the animals of OPEN SEASON reside?

U.S. readers only, please.

Headline News Annecy 2009 Call for Projects

Annecy 2009 Call for ProjectsDeadline: February 15, 2009

The Creative Focus is strengthening its support to projects for animation films At Annecy 2009. Discovering and promoting projects for animated films has always been central to the Creative Focus and has become a top priority.

After a very promising start in 2008, Annecy is renewing its four Calls for Projects in 2009, adapted especially to the different categories concerned:

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