* Thursday, March 16 - Tuesday, March 21, 2000. Stuttgart, Germany.
The 10th International Trickfilm Festival will present the best animated
productions from the past two years. More than 500 films will be screened
at the festival. The Best of Animation includes a selection of the most
interesting films in the history of artistic, animated film. Young
Animation is a competition featuring animated film schools and colleges.
The festival will also present the International Panorama, Tricks for Kids,
* Thursday, April 6 - Sunday, April 9, 2000. Brisbane, Australia.
The Third Brisbane International Animation Festival represents Australia in
an international animation festival alliance with Ottawa, Holland, Fantoche
and Anima Mundi. It is Australia's only festival dedicated exclusively to
animation in all o
* Sunday, April 9 - Sunday, April 16, 2000. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Comic book fans can hobnob with the best in the business on a 7 day/7 night
cruise benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit
organization protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics community.
The "Making WAVES" cruise will stop at three Mexican ports -- Puerto
Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan. The event will feature week-long
* Monday, February 28 - Saturday, March 11, 2000. Brussels, Belgium.
Each year the Brussels Cartoon and Animated Film Festival programs the
"crème de la crème" in international animation. It is one of the top
festivals on the international cartoon and computer generated images
circuit. It features 150 to 200 films, plus premieres, original
retrospectives, exhibitions, "making of" programs and invites a host of
* Friday, March 3 - Saturday, March 4, 2000. Glendale, California, U.S.A.
This year, ASIFA-Hollywood will host its 7th Annual Animation Expo. The
Expo is a two day animation industry trade show focusing on the exhibition
of animation related products and services and the recruitment of related
talent and personnel. In addition, the Expo offers industry seminars and
workshops, digital tutorials and a showcase of animation. Admission price
* Wednesday, March 8 - Sunday, March 12, 2000. Tampere, Finland.
As the biggest short film event in Northern Europe, the Tampere
International Short Film Festival features 80 screenings, a film market and
seminars. 16mm and 35mm films under 30 minutes, completed after January 1,
1998, are accepted for competition. Awards available include Grand Prize,
Special Prize of the Jury, Best Animation, and an Audience Award. Last
* Thursday, March 9, 2000. London, U.K.
The 3rd annual British Animation Awards will include the following: Best
Film Under Seven Minutes, Best Longer Short Film, Best TV and Film
Graphics, Best Film at the Cutting Edge, Mari Kuttna Award for Best
Directorial Debut, Best Direction of an Animated Commercial, Best
Animation/Craft in a Commercial, Best Adult Series, Best TV Children's
Special, Best Children's Series, Best Pre-School Series, Children's Choice
* Saturday, February 12, 2000. Ontario, Canada.
Cinematheque Ontario will present Lotte Reiniger's timeless silhouette
animation, THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED (DIE ABENTEUER DES PRINZEN
ACHMED). The story is adapted from the "Tales of the Arabian Nights." The
film, that took Reiniger two years to make, captures fantasy, romance,
adventure, and humor. The screening will begin at 2 pm. The Jackman Hall
Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to the first screening of the day. Ticket
* Wednesday, February 16, 2000. Westwood, California, U.S.A.
For the tenth consecutive year Clifford Cohen's AnimAction will be
presenting the TEAM (Tobacco Education Awareness Message) Awards.
Twenty-seven middle schools have participated in AnimAction's filmmaking
program this year. Students work together in creating animated Public
Service Announcements (PSAs). The award winning PSAs will be aired on
network and cable TV. Previous PSAs have been distributed by UNICEF and
* Sunday, February 20 - Wednesday, February 23, 2000. Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
Created in 1979, the Monte-Carlo Television Market was established as a
companion to the world renowned Monte-Carlo International Television
Festival. Today, the Television Market ranks as one of the top program
markets in the world. In 1999, the Market had 487 registered buyers and
1,920 participants on hand. For 2000, two new events have been added to the
* Thursday, February 24 - Sunday, March 5, 2000. San Jose, California, U.S.A.
Cinequest San Jose Film Festival showcases features and short films (16mm &
35mm all genres) of artistic, social or stylistic merit. This year, the
festival is celebrating Maverick Films, Filmmakers and Technologies. For
more information contact Cinequest 2000 at: P.O Box 720040, San Jose, CA
95172-0040; Tel.: (408) 995-5033; Fax: (408) 995-5713; E-mail:
* Thursday, February 10, 2000. Westwood, California, U.S.A.
The Women In Animation Writers' Group will meet at Saban Entertainment at
7:30 pm. This month's topic is the animation premise and general animation
structure. The charge for the workshop is US$5. RSVP required. For more
information please contact Jean Ann Wright at: Tel.: (818) 360-8321 or
* Saturday, January 29 - Sunday, January 30, 2000. Ontario, Canada.
Cinematheque Ontario will present a series of screening of
animator/filmmaker Stan Brakhage's work. Since 1952, Brakhage has
experimented with manipulating celluloid by directly scratching,
hand-painting, etching and collage on its surface. What makes these works
so exquisite is the precision with which they are made. Brakhage's abstract
films are rewarding viewing for anyone interested in cameraless filmmaking
* Saturday, February 5, 2000. Ontario, Canada.
Cinematheque Ontario presents a screening of Canadian animator Norman
McLaren's work. McLaren was one of the most prolific and inventive figures
in abstract cinema and experimental animation. McLaren's greatest abstract
films from five decades of work will be shown like: BEGONE DULL CARE,
SPHERES, BLINKITY BLANK and SYNCHROMY. The event will be held in the Art
Gallery of Ontario's Jackman Hall at 2 pm. Jackman Hall Box Office opens 30
* Sunday, February 6, 2000. Ontario, Canada.
Cinematheque Ontario will present "Round-Up: Recent International Gems"
featuring animation and experimental films. The screening will include
British Columbia-based animator Richard Reeves' LINEAR DREAMS. Other works
on the programme explore different areas of abstraction outside the realm
of animation. Jackman Hall Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to the first
screening of the day. All screenings restricted to individuals 18 years of
* Tuesday, February 8, 2000. Glendale, CA, U.S.A.
Women in Animation, ASIFA-Hollywood and Glendale Community College proudly
present the Fourth Annual Lecture Series "Careers in Animation." This
year's presenter will be Frank Gladstone, head of Artistic Development at
DreamWorks SKG Animation. Gladstone has been a professional animator,
producer, director, writer and teacher for more than twenty-five years.
Between 1973 and 1989, he managed his own award-winning studio, Persistence
NEW! * Friday, February 25, 2000 - Thursday, March 2, 2000. Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
CARTOON NOIR comes to LA. This multi-technique film is a feature-length
compilation of animated shorts from American and European artists. Featured
in CARTOON NOIR are: APE, Julie Zammarchi's darkly comic critique of
monogamy, meat eating and the daily pattern of human brutality; ALTAIR,
Lewis Klahr's collagist elegy on New York nightlife; CLUB OF THE DISCARDED,
* Wednesday, January 26, 2000. Toronto, Canada.
TAIS, the Toronto Animated Image Society, will present "Creating Appealing
Cartoon Characters" with Peter Emslie. In the evening's presentation, the
long-time Disney animator will explain his personal theory on what makes
for good cartoon character design, by referring to videotape and sketching
on the spot to illustrate various points. Since 1979, Emslie has spent much
of his time drawing for the Walt Disney Company. On staff for 10 years and
NATPE is one of the leading television markets and conferences in the
world. The event in New Orleans offers animation and special effects
companies a rare opportunity to showcase their work to a global audience.
NATPE 2000 will offer a vast array of exhibitors gathered in pavilions such
as Animation/Licensing sponsored by KidScreen; Cable sponsored by ATVC
(Asociacion Argentia de Television por Cable); HDTV/Visual Effects
sponsored by SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers);
* Monday, January 31 - Saturday, February 5, 2000. San Roque, Cadiz, Spain.
22nd International Short Film Festival of San Roque is open to all films
under 30 minutes made after January 1, 1997. Categories will include
fiction, animation and documentary. Cash prizes range from Euros 3,000 to
900. For more information contact Ilusre Ayuntamiento de San Roque, Semana
Internacional del Cortometraje, Cine-Teatro Alameda Alameda de Alfonso,
11360 San Roque (Cadiz) Espana; Tel.: ++ 34 (9)56-781074; Fax: ++ 34
* Friday, February 4 - Saturday, February 12, 2000. Clermont-Ferrand, France.
This year, Clermont-Ferrand Short Films Festival will be featuring its 12th
international competition and 22nd French competition. The festival will
highlight animated films based off of comic strips. Filmmakers and buyers
can take advantage of the short film market, which attracted more than 50
TV channels, 50 distributors, and 60 international festival organizers last
* Thursday, February 10, 2000. Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The 29th Mobius Advertising Awards is a yearly event recognizing
outstanding television and radio commercials, as well as print advertising
and package designs. The competition is open to television commercials and
campaigns which have been produced, screened or aired in the past 12
months. The animation-related categories include: Animation-Computer,
Animation-Non-Computer, and Animation-Computer & Non-Computer. For more
* Friday, January 28, 2000. Los Angeles, California, USA.
Art In Motion focuses on innovative content and diversity. The criteria for
entry is time rather than medium based, and therefore video, film and
digital projects, animations, Websites, CD-Roms etc. are all eligible.
Hybrids are particularly welcome. There will be a $1000 "Best of Show"
award and "first place" allocations in each exhibition category. For more
information contact Jim Keller or Janet Owen, festival organizers at:
* Friday, January 14 - Sunday, January 16, 2000. Boulder, Colorado, USA.
The Moondance International Film Festival's objective is to promote and
encourage women screenwriters and women who make independent films, in any
genre, including animation. There will be one winner in each category:
Filmmaker, Screenwriter, or Documentary Filmmaker. Awards: $2000 for best
original screenplay, $2000 for best independent film, and $1000 for best
documentary film. There will be 2 semi-finalists in each category. All