ILM Director Tom Bertino In Person and A Tribute to Billy Greene: Wednesday, October 17, 2001, San Francisco, California USA. ASIFA-San Francisco presents an evening with ILM Director Tom Bertino. Tom is currently working as animation director for DreamWorks "The Time Machine" He joined ILM in 1986 and has worked on over 40 features. Tom's experimental digital animated 35mm short "Work In Progress" will be screened and he will discuss his latest projects. Sally Cruickshank's "Make Me Psychic" will also be shown. Tom did ink and paint on this film and it was his first professional job.
Banja in the World Championship: Friday, November 23, 2001, Shibuya, Japan. Entry Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2001. The Europe-Japan Media Exchange (MEX2001) has announced the BANJA-IN-THE-WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP and is accepting submissions for animated shorts (no longer than 5 minutes) featuring characters from BANJA, the free Internet-based game. Submitted works will be posted on the MEX2001 Website, and the champion and second place finalist will win the opportunity to attend the celebration ceremony to be held in Shibuya, Japan on November 23, 2001.
Nashville Independent Film Festival: Wednesday, June 05 - Sunday, June 09, 2002, Nashville, Tennessee USA. Entry Deadline: Friday, February 01, 2002. The Nashville Independent Film Festival proudly announces its 33rd annual competition for independent and student film/video artists. The 2002 Festival, held June 5-9, 2002, will showcase the best in independent features, shorts, documentaries, animation, experimental and works by young filmmakers. Also, NIFF features workshops, panel discussions, vendor and product expo, and guest appearances by nationally recognized film and video artists.
High Falls Film Festival: Wednesday, October 17 - Sunday, October 21, 2001, Rochester, New York USA. Animatus Studio is proud to be a sponsor of the High Falls Film Festival, running October 17-21, 2001 in Rochester, New York. Focusing on women in film, the festival is honoring animator Faith Hubley this year with a retrospective of her independent work.
The annual multi-media and comics convention, Wizard World Chicago 2001, saw over 40,000 consumers attend the three-day event, which featured autograph signings, movie previews, panels and product presentations from exhibitors and guest stars. Wizard World's special guests included filmmaker Kevin Smith (JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK) and numerous comics' artists and writers, along with 2001 guest of honor, painter Alex Ross. This year's attendance was a 12% rise from last year's crowds, filling the 275,000 square-foot hall of the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
From Dangermouse to Bill & Ben: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 - Tuesday, January 15, 2002, Manchester, England. An exhibition celebrating twenty five years of Cosgrove Hall Films From Dangermouse to Bill & Ben runs until January 15th in Artworks, the interactive gallery, The Lowry Centre, Salford Quays, Manchester, England. Entrance Fee: Adults £3.75; Concessions £3.25; Family Tickets £10.00. Open Daily from 10am until 6pm Summer and Half Term Holidays. Term time Mon Fri until 4pm, Sat/Sun until 5.30 pm. For Further details call 0161 876 2000.
Aleksandra Korejwo Screening and Silent Auction: Saturday, September 29, 2001, Hollywood, California USA. ACME Filmworks, ASIFA-Hollywood and Women In Animation present a silent auction of original storyboard pastels and paintings and a screening of six animated shorts by Aleksandra Korejwo. Polish director Aleksandra Korejwos unique style of animation is achieved by using colored salts that are manipulated with the use of a condor feather. Each frame of animation art measures 30 x 24 inches and is rendered and shot on 1s under the top lit Oxberry camera.
FAN International Animation Festival: Thursday, October 25 - Sunday, October 28, 2001, Norwich, Norfolk UK. Animation lovers can look forward to four days of film fun from 25 - 28 October 2001 in the form of FAN International Animation Festival!
Big Apple Anime Fest: Friday, October 26 - Sunday, October 28, 2001, New York, New York USA. Taking place over Halloween weekend - October 26 to 28, 2001 - at the Directors Guild of America Theater and other venues in mid-town Manhattan, the Big Apple Anime Fest considers itself the "Cannes Film Festival of the Anime Manga Culture," one of the hottest media trends among today's global youth.
DC Independent Film Festival: Wednesday, March 06 - Sunday, March 10, 2002, Washington, DC USA. Entry Deadline: Saturday, September 15, 2001. The DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF) and Market works to fuse the production community by hosting filmmakers, distributors and sponsors and others from the film and telecommunication community in a yearly festival for the categories of features, documentaries and shorts. Hosted in Washington, DC, the DC Independent Film Festival & Market is an opportunity for local and national filmmakers to showcase their work.
Animation Workout, Mary Ellen Lord, Guest Director: Tuesday, November 20, 2001, Burbank, California USA, November 20, 2001 7:30pm. Guest Director, Mary Ellen Lord of Sutton, Barth and Vennari will conduct this session. A Fee of $8 for WIA members and $10 for nonmembers per session is charged for the cost of the engineer. The seminar takes place at EarthSalt, formerly HORTA located at 724 So. Victory Blvd. Burbank. Enter Studio B through the parking lot at the rear of the building on So. Victory Blvd.
Silver Lake Film Festival featuring Saturday Morning Cartoons: Sunday, September 16 - Sunday, September 23, 2001, Los Angeles, California USA
Women in Animation SF/Bay Area Resurrection Meeting: Tuesday, September 25, 2001, San Francisco, California USA
* Les Rencontres 10/10 De Cinéma d'Animation: Thursday, February 28 - Monday, March 04, 2002, St Quay Portrieux, Cotes d'armor, Brittany France.
* The Art Of Animation Museum Display: Friday, August 17 - Saturday, October 13, 2001, St. George, Utah USA.
* Reg Hartt Presents: The Sex And Violence Cartoon Festival: Monday, September 10, 2001, Toronto, Ontario Canada.
* New York Animation Festival: Friday, September 14 - Thursday, September 20, 2001, New York City, New York USA.
* 18th EuropaCinema & TV - Viareggio Film Festival: Tuesday, November 27 - Sunday, December 02, 2001, Viareggio, Tuscany Italy.
Entry Deadline: Sunday, September 30, 2001
* Advertising Effectiveness: Thursday, December 13 - Friday, December 14, 2001, Toronto, Ontario Canada.
* Don Bluth's ToonUp Animation Seminar: Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28, 2001, San Francisco, California USA.Entry Deadline: Saturday, October 27, 2001
* Kids & Teens Interactive: Monday, October 29 - Tuesday, October 30, 2001, Los Angeles, California USA.
* Toonz! The Developing World of 2D & 3D Animation: Monday, November 19 - Tuesday, November 20, 2001, Barcelona, Spain.
Entry Deadline: Sunday, November 18, 2001
* Telluride IndieFest: Thursday, December 06 - Sunday, December 09, 2001, Telluride, Colorado USA.
Entry Deadline: Saturday, September 01, 2001