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York Independent Film Festival

Saturday, February 23 - Sunday, February 24, 2002, York, UK. Entry Deadline: Saturday, January 12, 2002. Call for Films! York Independent Film Festival is an annual competitive festival held in York, England. The 2002 festival will be held at the University of York on 23rd and 24th of February, and entries are now being accepted. Deadline for entries is January 12th 2002, and entry is FREE. Awards are to be given in the following categories: Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best Feature, Best Short, Best in Festival.

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Taos Talking Picture Festival

Thursday, April 11 - Sunday, April 14, 2002, Taos, New Mexico USA. Entry Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2002. Established as an artists' colony more than a century ago, Taos is known for it's eclectic mixture of cultures, traditions & philosophies. It is in this light that festival organizers program over 150 new indie films & videos, incl. features, documentaries, animation, videos & shorts during its four-day event.

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Anime at AFI Fest 2001

Anime at AFI Fest 2001: Thursday, November 01 - Sunday, November 11, 2001, Hollywood, California USA. Two Japanese animated feature films (dubbed in English) will premiere at AFI Fest 2001 at the Pacific Theatre in Hollywood (6433 Hollywood Blvd.). AH! MY GODDESS will screen Saturday, November 3rd at 4 pm and ESCAFLOWNE: A GIRL IN GAIA will screen Saturday, November 10th at 4 pm. Advance tickets available by calling 866 AFI-FEST or through

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VidTranS 2002: Mastering Broadband Video Technologies

VidTranS 2002: Mastering Broadband Video Technologies: Sunday, March 03 - Wednesday, March 06, 2002, Lake Buena Vista, Florida USA. Entry Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2002. VidTranS offers a specific focus on the interaction of new digital video and broadband telecommunications technologies and on how this interaction will affect service providers, equipment manufacturers and end users.

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Comics World Expo 02

Comics World Expo 02: Tuesday, May 07 - Sunday, May 12, 2002, Innsbruck, Tyrol Austria. Entry Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2002. Insbruck - Austria from May 7 to 12, 2002, the first true worldwide Fair/Festival for Comics, BD, Manga, Cartoons, Animation Films, Video Games with Awards (inscription rights for Awards included in the stand rental fees). Everyone is welcome: Exhibitors and Visitors (we are expecting more than 200,000 professionals and individuals the 2 first days) coming from all over the world. For information and conditions, please visit our Web-site.

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10th Annual Midwest Animators Conference

10th Annual Midwest Animators Conference: Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28, 2002, Downers Grove (suburban Chicago), Illinois USA. Sponsored by ASIFA Central, the conference features speakers who focus on various aspects of animation production. The emphasis for many of the presenters is the personal and artistic influences in their work. Another feature of the conference is screenings of various animations as well as open screenings for attendees to show their work.

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Billy West To Host 29th Annie Awards

The 29th Annual Annie Awards will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2001 at the beautifully restored Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale, California. Voice actor Billy West will host this year's black-tie event. The festivities begin at 5:00 pm with a champagne reception in the theatre's courtyard. The awards ceremony follows at 7:00 pm.

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Nightmare Before Christmas - Special Screening

Nightmare Before Christmas - Special Screening: Friday, October 19 - Wednesday, October 31, 2001, Hollywood, California USA. Tim Burton's stop-motion masterpiece, directed by Henry Selick, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS will be screening for two weeks (Oct. 19 - 31) at Hollywood's historic, restored movie palace The El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. This is an annual Halloween tradition. On the first night, Friday Oct. 19th, Jerry Beck will be moderating a panel of guests on stage in a Q & A about working with Tim Burton on NIGHTMARE, VINCENT and FRANKENWEENIE.

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The Real Bugs Bunny and Friends

The Real Bugs Bunny and Friends: Saturday, October 20 - Saturday, November 24, 2001, Toronto, Ontario Canada. A few years back everything that might offend anyone was cut from the great films of Hollywood's Golden Age Of Animation. Little was left for those of us who love these films. This special program offers two hours of great cartoons exactly as their creators meant us to see them.

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Webisode Academy / Lecture Series

Webisode Academy / Lecture Series: Wednesday, November 07 - Wednesday, November 28, 2001, Studio City, California USA. Masters of Animation Lecture Series. Open to all - check-in at 6:30pm. Reservations recommended - class size: 25 people max, $20 per person. November 7 - Gwen Wexler. Topic: Progress & Contributions of The Women in Animation. November 14 - Dave Brain. Topic: It's All In the Animation Timing! November 17 - Art Leonardi. Topic: The Pink Panther Days. November 28 - Iraj Paran. Topic: The Hanna-Barbera Days.

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British Animation Awards

British Animation Awards (BAA): Monday, March 11 - Sunday, March 17, 2002, London, England. Entry Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2001. The British Animation Awards has 19 categories including two for international entries: International Award for Short Film and Best European Feature. Entry is Free for International Award categories.

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Bob Clampett Animation Festival

Bob Clampett Animation Festival: Wednesday, October 24, 2001, Toronto, Ontario Canada. Bob Clampett is recognized today as perhaps the key force in the shaping of Warner Brothers Animation. This program offers a rare chance to see two hours of his films as he meant us to see them. Uncut. In black and white if they were made in black and white, color if they were made in color.Stars Bugs, Daffy, Porky, the original nude Tweety & lots more.

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust: Friday, October 05 - Thursday, October 11, 2001, Los Angeles, San Francisco, California USA. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust is currently playing in theaters in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. Theaters and showtimes: The Showcase, Los Angeles, 323.934.2944. Showtimes: 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm, 10:00pm. The Laemmle Playhouse 7, Pasadena, 626.844.6500. Showtimes: Noon, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm, 10:00pm. Edwards University 6, Irvine. 949.854.8811. Showtimes: 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm, 10:00pm. Encino Town Center, Encino, 818.940.1136. Showtimes: 10:15pm.

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Durango Film Festival

Durango Film Festival: Friday, March 01 - Sunday, March 10, 2002, Durango, Colorado USA. Entry Deadline: Saturday, December 01, 2001. The Durango Film Festival, after its successful 2001 premiere, is in the works for 2002. This juried 10-day festival will present independent feature films, documentaries, animated films, shorts, experimental, and new media works. In addition, the festival will offer educational salons, VIP panels, filmmaker discussions and host a variety of parties and receptions. On Saturday, March 9, 2002, the winners of the Golden Quakie Awards will be announced.

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Kinetica 3

Kinetica 3: Friday, August 17, 2001 - Wednesday, December 31, 2003, Touring, USA and Canada. KINETICA is the iotaCenter's annual travelling film/video exhibition celebrating the art of abstraction in the moving image. KINETICA 3 is touring the US and Canada, dates include San Francisco Cinematheque (Oct 12-13), New York's Museum of Modern Art (October 29-30), Harvard Film Archive (November), Cinematheque Ontario (Dec), please visit website for full calendar and 2002 dates. There are two programs in this third edition in the KINETICA series.

Anime Headline News

Metreon Festival Of Anime

Metreon Festival Of Anime: Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28, 2001, San Francisco, California USA. Metreon-A Sony Entertainment Center in downtown San Francisco will host the first annual Metreon Festival of Anime the weekend of October 27-28 inside Metreon's Action Theatre attraction. The Metreon Festival of Anime will take place in conjunction with the Big Apple Anime Fest scheduled for the same weekend in New York City. Throughout the two-day event, fans will have a chance to watch Sony Pictures' "The Making of Metropolis", Bandai Entertainment's "Love Hina" and the U.S.

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Reg Hartt Presents The Sex & Violence Cartoon Fest

Reg Hartt Presents The Sex & Violence Cartoon Fest: Saturday, September 29 - Saturday, October 27, 2001, Toronto, Ontario Canada. Many of the best films from Hollywood's Golden Age Of Animation have ben banned. The rest have been cut to bits. This program offers the rare chance to see 14 great films exactly as their creators meant us to. It's Bugs, Daffy, Popeye and pals with all their parts. Saturday, September 29, 2001 and October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2001 at 9:30 pm Cineforum, 463 Bathurst, Toronto, Ontario Canada.416-603-6643.

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Webisode Academy / Lecture

Webisode Academy / Lecture: Production Mgmt. Meeting for Animation: Wednesday, October 10, 2001, Studio City, California USA. One night lecture with confirmed speakers from Movie Magic, Peppers Ghost and Rhythm & Hues. Topic: Software for Production Management and Tracking. October 10, 2001, 7pm-9pm. All are welcome but seating is limited to 25 people. Call 818-508-TOON for reservation. $20 at the door.

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The Art of Chuck Jones

The Art of Chuck Jones: Friday, October 26 - Sunday, December 02, 2001, New York, New York USA. Friday evening preview from 6-9 PM, October 26. A reception for Linda Jones. Preview exceptional original production art, rare limited editions and unique works by the legendary film director, animator and creator, Chuck Jones. RSVP required 212-226-7374 or Saturday, October 27 The Art of Chuck Jones - Hosted by Linda Jones. Exhibit runs through December 2. Beginning with a Film Festival 1-3pm at Void Theater 16 Mercer street and followed by a reception in the gallery 3-6PM.

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Homage to New York

Homage to New York: Saturday, December 08, 2001, New York, New York USA. Homage to New York - The Fine Art of Ralph Bakshi. Saturday, December 8. Cocktail Reception for the artist 6-9pm. This collection of paintings and pastels is rendered with superb technique. "Cartoon Portraits" with personalities larger than life are seriously delightful. This famous animation director has had a passion for fine art throughout his career and will be making an appearance with new works in our Soho gallery. RSVP required: Bakshi's fine art is showcased exclusively at Animazing Gallery.

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Animated Exeter

Animated Exeter: Monday, February 11 - Saturday, February 23, 2002, Exeter, Devon UK. Animated Exeter is an annual animation festival consisting of a fortnight of animated films, workshops, events and exhibitions every February. Tied to the British Animation Awards Public Choice - the festival hosts events for all ages and levels of professionalism. Screenings have been programmed by Jayne Piling of BAA. Events include careers day for budding animators, 3d, 2d and computer animation workshops, retrospectives, comic-book conventions, and cutting edge digital animations for the music industry.

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Elmo Aardvark CD Release Party

Elmo Aardvark CD Release Party: Wednesday, October 10, 2001, Burbank, California USA. Will Ryan presents AN ELMO AADRDVARK CD RELEASE PARTY! "Music and Animation" series - Premiere Event! Come celebrate the release of a brand new compact disc of vintage cartoon soundtracks from the classic Hollywood cartoons of Elmo Aardvark. Currently enjoying an internet revival (Renegade Animation and Snappytoons' "Elmo Aardvark: Outer Space Detective!"), these Elmo Aardvark tunes feature many guest performances - including June Foray, Victoria Jackson, Hal Smith, Joanie Sommers and more.

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Animac: Thursday, February 14 - Sunday, February 17, 2002, Lleida, Catalonia Spain. Entry Deadline: Wednesday, October 31, 2001. Animac 2002 is an international annual animation show that celebrating its 6th edition from the 14th to 17th of February 2002 in Lleida, Spain. Animac is a non-competitive event that is a platform for the best animation from all times to be screened and in which the animation cinema researches new ways of experimentation and dialog between the different artistic disciplines. Carolina Lopez is leading the project as artistic director and Animac image is created by Carles Porta. Lleida's culture department and a good qualified coordination team support this event. There will be a public screening of the selected films. To participate, fill out the entry form available at Prefered format is VHS PAL. Send submissions to CASINO PRINCIPAL C/Major 31 25007 Lleida Spain. Enjoy Animac 2002. For more information, contact: Alfred Sesma & Margot Besora at decapacap, Avda. Pearson 11, Baixos, 25005 Lleida, Catalonia Spain; Tel.: +34 (9) 73 700 325; Fax: +34 (9) 73 700 325; Email:; Web:

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The Art of Directing for Animation with John Lasseter

Pixar Animation Studios executive vice president, creative and animation director John Lasseter (Toy Story, A Bug's Life) will be joined by Lee Unkrich (co-director Toy Story 2) and Pete Docter (director, Monsters, Inc.) for a discussion and demonstration of the creation of computer animated graphics, featuring clips from the soon-to-be-released Monsters, Inc. Director Taylor Hackford (An Officer and a Gentleman, Proof of Life) will guide the conversation, covering the production process from beginning to end.

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ARTimation Festival

ARTimation Festival: Wednesday, October 17, 2001, Schaumburg (Suburb of Chicago), Illinois USA. On Wednesday, October 17th 2001, The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg will host the second annual ARTimation Festival at the AMC Barrington 30 Theatres, 175 Studio Drive from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. There will be two theatres devoted to the showing of Animation and Multimedia programs. Work by current students and recent graduates will be showcased in this event, juried by industry representatives including MTV, Film Roman (The Simpsons), Area 51 (The X-Files, Dune the miniseries), and Viacom.