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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

Animation Headline News

Bay Area Siggraph Chapter Calls For Animation

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.

Game Headline News

3rd Annual Game Developers Choice Awards: Call For Nominations

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.

Awards Headline News

First Boards Awards Extends Entry Deadline

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.

Festival Headline News

Tough Eye Wants You!

TOUGH EYE: International Turku Animated Film Festival

Turku, Finland

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

Award Headline News

Call For Siggraph Award Nominees

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.