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.
Category: Call for Entries
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.
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.
Arizona State University Art Museum Short Film And Video Festival.Tempe, Arizona, USA.Saturday, April 19, 2003.Entry Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2003.
Star Wars Fan Film Awards
Comic-Con 2003, San Diego, California, USA
Thursday, July 17, 2003 - Sunday, July 20, 2003
Entry Deadline: Tuesday, June 3, 2003
Cordoba 2003 Animation Celebration
Wednesday, May 28 - Friday, May 30, 2003
Entry Deadline: Friday, April 11, 2003
The San Francisco ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter is calling for participants to submit animation of up to 3 minutes for a screening during the March meeting, to be held in San Jose, California on March 7, 2003, in conjunction with the Game Developer's Conference. This screening is open to both students and those just entering the industry. Submission content can be any of the following: 3D models, concept art, lighting, texturing, level design, effects animation, compositing and character animation.
JDAF CALLS FOR DIGITAL ANIMATION.
Japan Digital Animation Festival 2003.
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.
Friday, June 06 - Saturday, June 07, 2003.
Entry Deadline: Monday, March 31, 2003.
Renderfest: New 3D Festival
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Friday, July 25 - Sunday, July 27, 2003
Entry Deadline: Sunday, March 30, 2003
As there is no higher tribute than to be recognized by one's peers, nominations for the 3rd Annual Game Developers Choice Awards are submitted and voted on exclusively by game developers. The nominations are now open, and will be accepted through January 23, 2003. All those directly involved in the development and design of video games are eligible to nominate.
Animation supervisors and or directors take note! The deadline for entries for the First Boards Awards has been extended to Thursday, January 16, 2003. Every year, thousands of freshman around the world are forced to do unspeakable things in order to get a break in advertising. That's why each year 'BOARDS magazine puts on the First Boards Awards, a showcase for emerging international talent that aims to encourage up and comers and help them get on in the business, without having to suck up to their bosses and generally debase themselves.
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Thursday, October 23 - Sunday, November 02, 2003
Entry Deadline: Thursday, May 01, 2003
Animex Student Animation Awards
Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, U.K.
Entry Deadline: Friday, August 1, 2003
TOUGH EYE: International Turku Animated Film Festival
Wednesday, May 14 - Sunday, May 18, 2003
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2003
The second annual TOUGH EYE International Turku Animated Film Festival is calling for submissions. The festival will take place in Turku, Finland and is the largest animation festival in Scandinavia. Tough Eye offers prizes totaling over 8,000 Euros and there are no entry fees. Regulations and entry forms can be found on the Website at www.tough-eye.com.e
Annecy International Film Festival
Monday, June 02 - Saturday, June 7, 2003
Entry Deadline: February 1, 2003
WinFemme Film Festival
Los Angeles, California, USA
Thursday, September 04 - Sunday, September 07, 2003
Entry Deadline: Saturday, May 31, 2003
Hollywood, California, USA
Friday, July 25 Sunday, July 27, 2003
Early Entry Deadline: February 15, 2003
Entry Deadline: April 30, 2003
The Black Maria Film And Video Festival
Touring North America
Friday, January 31 - Monday, June 30, 2003
Entry Deadline: Thursday, November 28, 2002
Cartoons On The Bay, Positano, Italy
Wednesday, April 09 - Sunday, April 13, 2003
Entry Deadline: Monday, January 20, 2003
The ACM SIGGRAPH Awards program recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the computer graphics community through their research, teaching, service or writing. At SIGGRAPH 2003 the Steven A. Coons Award, the Computer Graphics Achievement Award and the Significant New Researcher Award will be presented. The Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics recognizes long-term creative impact on the field of computer graphics through a personal commitment over an extended period of time.
Taiwan International Animation Festival
April 2003 (Dates TBA)
Entry Deadline: Sunday, December 15, 2002