"Small Shop, Big Punch" is the theme of the February 12 meeting of the Los Angeles Chapter of SIGGRAPH. Featuring artists from several southern California-based boutique effects houses, the meeting aims to explore the rise of boutique CGI houses and how they manage to work alongside industry giants on blockbuster feature film and commercial effects projects. The event is co-sponsored by Side Effects Software and the Art Institute of Los Angeles and will take place on February 12, 2002 at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the Leonard H.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) kicks off its celebration of 100 years of Disney on Friday, February 1, 2002 with a screening of SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, the one that started it all. On Saturday, February 3, 2002 at 5 pm, noted animation historian John Canemaker will be at LACMA presenting "The Nine Old Men," highlights of the work created by the now-legendary group of artists that joined the Disney studio in the 1930s and remained there over many decades. Mr. Canemaker will also be available to sign copies of his new book WALT DISNEY'S NINE OLD MEN.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Pixar Animation Studios on Thursday, January 10 beginning at 7:30 pm. Pixar founder John Lasseter will participate in a retrospective of the studio's feature and short films, as well as a Q&A hosted by ABC-TV film critic Joel Siegel. Clips from the studio's four feature films and five animated short films will be presented. Also scheduled to attend the event are Pete Docter, director of MONSTERS, INC., Ed Catmull, president of Pixar Animation Studios, and other Pixar filmmakers.
MPSC Local 839 IATSE, ASIFA-Hollywood and Women in Animation present a non-denominational celebration of departed friends from the animation community, Saturday, January 26, 2002 at the Hollywood Heritage Museum (Lasky-DeMille Barn) 2100 N. Highland (across from Hollywood Bowl), Hollywood, California. Food and refreshments will be served at 6:00 pm. Memorials begin at 7:00 pm. This evening is free of charge and open to all. No RSVP is necessary. For more information visit the MPSC Website at http://www.mpsc839.org.
In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, comics creators shared their talents by lauding the firemen, policemen, medical technicians and everyday citizens that were the real-life heroes of September 11. Numerous anthologies of artwork commemorating September 11 have been created including Marvel Comics HEROES and A MOMENT OF SILENCE, Alternative Comics 9-11: EMERGENCY RELIEF trade paperback anthology, and Dark Horse and DC Comics SEPTEMBER 11 two-volume set. Now some of this artwork will be on display beginning January 22, 2002 in New York City.
WinFemme Film, Video & Screenplay Festival: Monday, January 01, 2001 - Wednesday, January 01, 2003, Los Angeles, California USA
California SUN International Animation Festival: Thursday, April 04 - Saturday, April 06, 2002, Northridge, California USAEntry Deadline: Thursday, January 31, 2002
Vampire Hunter D Now Showing in Los Angeles: Friday, December 21 - Thursday, December 27, 2001, Los Angeles, California USA, 5:30 pm; 7:30 pm; 9:30 pm, Set in a supernatural world that's equal parts Sergio Leone and BLADE, this astonishing, adrenaline-stoked animated film follows the enigmatic "D" as he slices and dices his way through snake-headed bloodsuckers, shadow creatures, bigoted humans and more, while attempting to stop the Romeo and Juliet romance of a beautiful young woman and a dashing vampire count. English language. (Spielberg Theatre inside the Egyptian Theatre).
Huge Private Collection! Animation Art Auction, December 29, 2001.
On December 29, 2001, American Estate Services and Tracy Luther Auctions will sell, by live auction, the largest single-owner collection of Animation Art ever to be sold at auction in the upper Midwest! 650 total pieces all sell with no minimums and no reserves! Absentee bids are welcome from those unable to attend call 651-770-6175 for details.
Flashbang 4: Thursday, February 21, 2002, Atlanta, Georgia USA. Entry Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2002. Attention all designers, animators and digital film enthusiasts! An installation and screening of cinematic and interactive Flash films. This is the largest event of its kind held in the southeast and will feature cinematic Flash films on the big screen and also feature kiosks allowing attendees to explore interactive Flash media up close and personal. Submissions are now being taken for cinematic Flash films and interactive Flash works.
Animation 2002: Thursday, January 31 - Friday, February 01, 2002, Middlesbrough, Teesside UK. Animation 2002 will take place at the University of Teesside on January 31 and February 1 2002. Following on from last years hugely successful events which brought together past-masters such as Ray Harryhausen and future stars like Michael Dudok De Wit, the 2002 event has a hard act to follow. However, it seems that organisers Chris Williams and Siobhan Fenton have managed to achieve the impossible. The line up of speakers and workshops is, to say the very least, impressive.
Tropfest: Sunday, February 24, 2002, Sydney + world-wide web, NSW Australia. Entry Deadline: Thursday, January 17, 2002. Tropfest aims to support emerging filmmakers and gives them the opportunity to showcase their work to a broad audience in a festive environment. Tropfest also enourages production - films entered must include the Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) to show that the film was specifically made for Tropfest. Sixteen films in total are chosen for screening at Tropfest and prizes are announced in the lead up to the event.
Australian Effects & Animation Festival 2002: Tuesday, February 26 - Thursday, February 28, 2002, Sydney, NSW Australia. The Australian Effects & Animation Festival 2002 is a unique opportunity for Australians to learn the creative and technical secrets behind some of the biggest VFX/animation projects from Hollywood and around the world. It provides an exclusive access pass to the leading personalities in the global VFX and animation community.
Cartoon Movie 2002: Thursday, March 14 - Saturday, March 16, 2002, Potsdam/Babelsberg, Germany. The fourth annual Cartoon Movie is organised by Cartoon with the support of the European Union's MEDIA Programme and the FilmBoard Berlin-Brandenburg. This unique event had 360 participants in 2001, and presents to investors and distributors a complete panorama of the European production of animated feature films: new concepts, projects in development, work in progress, finished film as well as a catalogue of recent European movies.
35th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film/Video Festival: Friday, April 05 - Sunday, April 14, 2002, Houston, Texas USA. Entry Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2002. The 35th Annual WorldFest is one of the oldest film & video festivals in America and the world. WorldFest gave first honors to Spielberg, Lucas, David Lynch, Randall Kleiser, Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott, The Coen Brothers, Ang Lee, Michael Cimino and hundreds of others. WorldFest offers more than $25,000 in cash and equipment awards, including the $2500 Kodak Raw Stock Award.
An Evening Of Remembrance: Saturday, January 26, 2002, Hollywood, California USA. Entry Deadline: Friday, January 04, 2002. M. P. S. C. Local 839 IATSE, ASIFA Hollywood and Women In Animation present AN EVENING OF REMEMBRANCE a non-denominational celebration of departed friends from our animation community. Food and refreshments at 6 pm, Eulogies begin at 7 pm. The evening is free of charge and is open to all; no RSVPs necessary.
Graduate Portfolio Show: Thursday, December 13, 2001, Portland, Oregon USA. The Art Institute of Portland presents our Graduate Portfolio Show. Thursday, December 13, 2001, 4:00-8:00pm. The Portfolio Show will feature work done by our Fall 2001 graduates from Media Arts & Animation, Multimedia & Web Design, Graphic Design and Interior Design. Please come to: Be a mentor to new graduates * Network with other leaders from Portland's top creative businesses * Learn more about The Art Institute of Portland. Refreshments will be provided. This event is brought to you free of charge!!
Tampere Film Festival: Tuesday, March 05 - Sunday, March 10, 2002, Tampere, Finland. Entry Deadline: Friday, January 04, 2002. Tampere International Short Film Festival offers the best short films from the past two years in International Competition and the best of Finnish short films in Finnish Competition. Fiction, documentary and animation are accepted. Besides the competition screenings and around 70 special screenings Tampere Film Festival organizes film market, seminars, exhibitions and discussions for filmmakers and other professionals at film industry.
Canadian Tales for Children: Saturday, December 29, 2001, Richmond, Virginia USA. The best in animated films for children created by our northern neighbors in Canada, including Oscar winning shorts from The National Film Board. The Children's Museum of Richmond 2626 West Broad St., Richmond, Virginia at 11:00 am. For more information, contact: Janet Scagnelli at The Richmond Moving Image Co-op, PO Box 7469, Richmond, VA 23221, USA; Tel.: 804-355-1383; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: http://www.rmicweb.org.
The Knitting Independent Film Series: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - Monday, December 31, 2525, Los Angeles, California USA. The Knitting Factory in Hollywood presents The Knitting Independent Film Series. The Knitting Factory -- home of great jazz, alternative and world music -- presents a bi-weekly film series to showcase independent filmmakers from around the world. Located on Hollywood Blvd., the Knitting Factory is one block from the red carpet of the Kodak Theater and the Academy Awards ceremony.
THE ANIMATION CELECTION, in conjunction with EBAYLIVEAUCTIONS.com, presents its fifth annual - HOLIDAY ANIMATION, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS AUCTION. This live auction will be held at Popular Culture Highway Gallery in West Hollywood, CA, on December 8th, 2001 beginning at 10:00 AM PST. Pre-bids can be placed via the internet , phone, fax or in person any time up until the auction begins.
Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - Sunday, February 03, 2002, Los Angeles, California USA. Through nearly 400 objects from the 17th century to the present, Devices of Wonder explores our long and playful entanglement with the magical technologies and artful instruments that we have placed between our eyes and the world. Centuries before the advent of cyberspace, humans created a host of gadgets to enhance visual perception.
Saturday, November 17, 2001, Los Angeles, California USA. An Evening of Diversions - Featuring intriguing amusements inspired by the Devices of Wonder exhibition, An Evening of Diversions invites audiences to step back in time 100 years, when the new century offered mind-boggling technological advancements. Produced by Community Arts Resources, the evening features cinema's first frames, a magic lantern show and other acts of wonder that amazed the public in 1901. No reservations required. At the J. Paul Getty Museum on Saturday November 17, 6:00 - 9:00 pm.