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.
Category: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.).
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.
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).
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)
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
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.
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.
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
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.