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Last Call For Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

The 7th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival Toronto, Ontario, CanadaNovember 26 - 30, 2003Final Deadline: August 1

The 7th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is looking for features, short films, videos, documentaries, comedies, animations, obscure experimental films with or without sound, complex political rants, ironic chop-socky kung-fu flicks, deconstructivist mockumentaries, minimalist Generasian X slacker dramas and anything else that is brilliant, creative, weird or just plain entertaining.

Awards Headline News

Scientific/Technical Oscar Deadline August 1

Friday, August 1, 2003, is the deadline to submit scientific and technical achievements to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 76th Academy Awards consideration.

In late May, application forms were sent to more than 850 companies and individuals within the sci-tech community both in the United States and abroad.

Animation Headline News

Windy City Animation Festival Calls For Entries

Hold on to your cels, Cineme 2003, Chicago International Animation Film Festival is coming at you full throttle November 6-9, 2003. Created to showcase animation in its cornucopia of styles and elements, the Golden Zoetrope award is open to entries from every level of the industry: From high-end digital effects for Film and Television, to Independents and Student Shorts, to Music Videos, Commercials, Game Animation and much more.

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Angelus Student Fest Extends Deadline

The Angelus Student Awards has extended its deadline to July 15, 2003. The awards affirm films that uphold and communicate the values of tolerance, respect for diversity in the human community, peacemaking and dialogue in lieu of gratuitous violence, respect for human life, equality and dignity in relationships and hope and the possibility of change over nihilism and despair. Festival entries are open to all college undergraduate and graduate film, video, doc, animation and media students.

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CINANIMA Puts Out Call For Entries

The 27-year-old CINANIMA - The International Animated Film Festival of Espinho, Portugal has put out a call for entries. The deadline for entries is July 25, 2003. To celebrate this year's edition, the organization has prepared some programs, retrospectives, seminars, workshops and exhibitions in addition to the International Competitive Section. No entry fees are required.

Awards Headline News

Scott Launches VFX Talent Search

Film director Ridley Scott, whose BLADE RUNNER and ALIEN were acclaimed for their ground-breaking VFX, has launched The Ridley Scott Awards to find Britain's best new creative talent in the field. They are open to anyone not employed in the business who dreams of a career in film, television or computer games.

The awards have been set up by London-based VFX school Escape Studios, Alias|Wavefront and Apple. The competition is comprised of four categories:

The Moving Picture Company (MPC) Awardfor Visual Effects

The Aardman Award

Comedy Headline News

Fest Needs Comedy Submissions

The World of Comedy International Film Festival has put out a call for feature film and shorts entries for its second annual event in Toronto February 11-15, 2004. In addition to the film competition, the 2004 festival will host a series of workshops and panels to foster the further development of those interested in comedy filmmaking.

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RESFEST 2003 Call for Entries

Entries are needed for RESFEST 2003, an annual, touring, global festival dedicated to showcasing innovative film, music, art, design and technology. Now in its seventh year, the five-day festival showcases the year's best shorts, features, music videos and animation. Programs on tap for the 2003 festival include Off the Map, Cinema Electronica, Videos that Rock, By Design and more.

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Last Call for Entries In Barcelona International TV Festival

The Barcelona International Television Festival 2003 (Childrens Television Festival) has extended its deadline to June 20, 2003. The Barcelona International Television Festival is devoted to childrens television programs with awards for both national and international productions that showcase ethical and humanitarian values. The festival is seeking live-action and animated shorts, 60 minutes in length or less. Works must have been completed after January 1, 1999. Non-selected works will still be presented during the Festival in the Video A La Carte section. Other sections include: The Other Childhood, dedicated to programs that picture the human condition of children in developing nations; and Surprises, featuring the production of thematic channels, broadcasters, producers and festivals who work in the area of childrens television. For regulations and entry forms please visit FESTIVAL SECTION, or e-mail

Awards Headline News

2003 Scientific and Technical Awards Apps Are in the Mail

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences mailed entry forms on May 27, 2003 for the 2003 Scientific and Technical Awards to more than 850 companies and individuals, including past winners, within the sci-tech community both in the United States and abroad. All entry applications must be submitted to the Academy no later than Friday, August 1, 2003.

"We want to begin compiling a list of achievements that can be considered by the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee for recognition at the 76th Academy Awards," said committee chair Richard Edlund.

Film Headline News

Film Expo Texas Call for Entries

Get your entries in now for the Film Expo Texas to be held June 21, 2003 at the Courtyard By Marriott in Houston, Texas. The Expo will feature contests, seminars, exhibitors, screenings and awards plus Hollywood insiders and film industry veterans and authors signing autographs. Deadline in Jun 7, 2003 for the following categories:

THE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION: Must be between 90-120 pages.Entry fee: $20.

Digital Headline News

Bitfilm Festival 2003 Call For Entries

The 4th Bitfilm Festival for Digital Film and New Media is looking for entries for the event that will take place in Hamburg, Germany on September 19-26, 2003. Prize money totaling 45,000 Euros will be awarded in five categories: Digital FeaturesFilms that run 90 minutes, which use 3D animation and digital effects as an artistic means.Bit ShortsShort films, music videos and ads which use 3D animation and digital effects as an artistic means. FlashLinear films and interactive works made with Macromedia Flash.Machinima