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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.

Festival Headline News

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.

Festival Headline News

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 www.oeti.org FESTIVAL SECTION, or e-mail fitb@oeti.org.

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

Animation Headline News

Toonz Up Your Entries For MAC

The fourth edition of the Toonz Animation Indias world event Week With The Masters Animation Celebration (MAC) to be held at Trivandrum from November 4-8, 2003, is looking for entries for its IN.SEA Animation Competition 2003. The competition, the only one of its kind in India, showcases talents within Asia and gives them international exposure. Entries are open to independent animation artists around the world, including students from India and other Southeast Asian countries.

Submission Headline News

HypeFest Extends Late Submission Deadline To May 9

April showers have brought May extensions for HypeFest, which has moved its late submission deadline to May 9, 2003. HypeFest, a new film festival that links independent ideas with commercial creativity, is accepting short films (50 minutes or less), commercials, music videos and promos for its premiere event, which will take place July 25-27, 2003 at Cinespace in Hollywood, California.

Festival Headline News

Madcat Calls For Submissions

The MadCat Women's International Film Festival is accepting submissions for its 7th annual festival, which will take place in San Francisco, September 5-30, 2003. MadCat exhibits cutting-edge independent and experimental films directed or co-directed by women. MadCat accepts films and videos about any topic and do not give specific preference to work about women. Festival director Ariella Ben-Dov said MadCat accepts all genres of film and videos produced at any time. Deadline is June 4, 2003.

Film Headline News

AEAF Short Film Festival Deadline Extended

The deadline for submissions to the AEAF Short Film Festival has been extended to April 22, 2003. The AEAF Short Film Festival will showcase a selection of films from Australia and around the world that show a high degree of innovation and mastery of digital film making techniques or computer-animation. To submit a film for consideration, please send a VHS tape (PAL) by end of business April 22 to The Festival Director, AEAF, PO Box 369, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012. The AEAF Short Film Festival will take place from 6:00pm on Monday, May 12 at the Australian Center for the Moving Image in Melbourne May 12-13, 2003. For more information and regulations, visit the Website at www.dmw.com.au or phone 61 2 9319 4277.

Awards Headline News

Animex Student Awards Needs Entries

The University of Teesside and the Animex Animation Festival have issued a second call for entries to the Animex Student Animation Awards, which are due August 1, 2003. The awards are dedicated to promoting the art of animation and recognizing student excellence in computer animation and other techniques. Winners will be chosen in nine categories, and an Audience Award will also be presented. Any frame-by-frame or computer-assisted animated film or video produced as a student work from January 1, 2002 to July 31, 2003, is eligible for entry. The competition is free to enter and open to all international applicants. Winners of the awards will be announced at the Animex festival in January 2004. For more information and to download an application visit www.animex.net/student_awards.cfm or email info@animex.net.

Animation Headline News

Speakers/Papers Needed For College Art Assoc. Conference

The College Art Association's Annual Conference is looking for speakers to present papers on a panel/session "Fine Art and Experimental Animation: Creative and Theoretical Affinities" during the conference Februrary18-21, 2004 in Seattle, Washington. Deadline to submit papers in English from proposed speakers is May 12, 2003. Submissions must be mailed by the deadline to session chair, Janeann Dill, Europäische Universität für Interdisziplinare, Studien, 1217 Greycourt Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23227, USA or they may be emailed to jdill4ffc@aol.com. for the official rules and to receive a proposal form contact CAA at (212) 691-1051 or email nyoffice@collegeart.org. This session will focus on those in-between spaces exciting fine arts and animation in their creative, theoretical and historical affinities. Animation for this purpose is defined as the art of single-frame filmmaking. All points of view are welcome: critical theory; art and film history; the studio practice of narrative and non-narrative genres of animation/fine art; media art, interactive art, sculpture, painting, printmaking; 2D, 3D, stereoscopic animation, cameraless animation; installation, performance, video; and philosophical research instigated by each.

Digital Headline News

LEAF 2003 Needs Papers

Papers are now be accepting on both artistic and scientific themes relating to 3D Animation, Computer Graphics and Digital Art for the LEAF 2003 (London Effects and Animation Festival), to be held in conjunction with Digital Arts World 2003 at London's Earls Court Oct. 28-30, 2003. The event caters to anyone involved in special effects, games, web design, digital video, graphic design and computer music. The deadline is May 16, 2003. For presentation submittal information email strainor@advanstar.com.

April Headline News

Humanitas Deadline April 1

Time is running out to submit scripts from TV and film productions for The Humanitas Prize, which affirms human values in entertainment. Animation writers may compete for $10,000 in the children's teleplay category. TV programs must have been broadcast between April 2002 and April 2003 to qualify. Applications are due April 1, 2003, the winners will be announced in July 10, 2003 in Los Angeles. For submission forms visit www.humanitasprize.org.

Animation Headline News

New Animation Festival In Windy City

Cineme 2003, the first Chicago International Animation Film Festival invites local, national and international animation professionals in the genres of Film, Television, Media, VFX, Gaming, Web, Music and Experimental; Storyboard Artists and Artisans; TV and Screenwriters, as well as directors, producers, distributors and investors to participate in this groundbreaking competition to be held in Chicago, Illinois, Nov. 6-9, 2003. The entrance fees and deadlines vary per category. Entry form, release form, rules and regulations are available online at www.Cineme.org.

Festival Headline News

VFX & Animation Shorts Welcome In Australian Fest

Based upon the reception of the AEAF Awards in Sydney last December, organizers of the Australian Effects & Animation Festival (AEAF) have introduced a Short Film Festival May 12-13, 2003 in Melbourne at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square. The shorts festival will showcase some of the best digital and animated material submitted to the AEAF Awards 2002, as well as some new material. Jim Rygiel/VFX supervisor on the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy is one of the featured speakers. Entries on Pal VHS are due no later than Friday, April 18, 2003.

Award Headline News

Rush Your Entries to Soho Short Film Festival

The Rushes Soho Short Film Festival, to be held in London July 26-August 1, 2003, is accepting submissions for the following categories: The Short Film Award, The Newcomer Award, The Title Sequences & Idents Award, The Animated Short Award and The Music Video Award. The film should be no longer than 12 minutes in duration and produced in the last 12 months, up until May 6, 2003. The six-day festival screens the shortlisted films for free throughout Soho's cafes, bars and cinemas, culminating with the awards ceremony on July 31, 2003.

Festival Headline News

Moondance Festival Final Call for Entries

Moondance International Film Festival 2003 invites international screenwriters, filmmakers, playwrights, short story writers, TV writers, librettists, film music composers, as well as directors, producers, distributors and investors to participate in the annual film festival and competition held in Boulder, Colorado at the historic Chautauqua Park, May 15-18, 2003. Entry form, release form, rules & regs are available online at www.moondancefilmfestival.com.

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