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Animation Events

Industry Giants 2015: Navigating the Future

By Megahertz | Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 6:49am
Begins: September 19, 2015

A Bunch of Short Guys presents


DALLAS: Step behind the scenes and into the world of visual effects, animation design and game creation at the Industry Giants 2015 Conference. The annual event for animators, special effects designers, students and professionals takes place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the newly-remodeled Addison Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, located at 14315 Midway Road in Addison, Texas, 70001, Conference tickets are $150. Tickets to the Life Drawing Master Class are $30. Both can be purchased online at or at the door the day of the event.

Industry Giants 2015 includes a Concept Artist Panel featuring Lorin Wood, Senior Concept Designer/Gearbox Software; Eliott Lilly, Freelance Concept Artist and Illustrator; Elise Hatheway, Visual Development Artist/Reel FX Studios and Samantha Youssef, Artistic Director/Studio Technique. The Life Drawing Master Class will be lead by Samantha Youssef and Stephen Silver. Confirmed speakers to date include:

Armand Serrano - Visual Development Artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios

James Gentile – Senior Motion Capture Technician at Monolith Productions Game Studio
Jorge Gutierrez - Writer, Director and Creator at Reel FX Creative Studios
Katy Heckey – Visual Development Artist at Brazen Animation
Rachelle Lewis - Animation and FX Talent Recruiter

Samantha Youssef – Artistic Director at Studio Technique

Stephen Silver -Character Designer with Disney Television Animation, Sony Feature Animation and Nickelodeon Animation

Tony Bancroft - Animator, Author and Director with Disney, Sony and other studios
Tyson Murphy - Lead Character Artist at Blizzard Entertainment

A Bunch of Short Guys (ABOSG) is a Dallas-based nonprofit animation guild established to foster a community of artists and storytellers. The group serves as educational resource to the local community of entertainment educators and students. Industry Giants is the organization’s annual professional development seminar that brings industry professionals to Dallas for workshops, presentations and panel discussions. Additional information is available at

ABOSG gets its name from a group of 10 animators who came together over 15 years ago to create an animated short for the Siggraph Electronic Theater competition. The name refers to the group of "short film" makers. The original Short Guys silhouetted in the logo feature (from left to right): Vince Sidwell, Brandon Bruce, T.G. Weems, Will Nicholson, Eric Craft, Chad Briggs, Tom Ottinger, J. Marshall Pittman and J. Schuh. The members have changed over the years, evolving from a "bunch of guys" to a community of like-minded individuals working to improve the Texas animation economy. For more information visit


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Animation and VFX Summit Events

b'Ars 2015 - Barcelona International Arts&Vfx fair

By b'Ars | Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 2:35am
Begins: June 11, 2015

b’Ars, Barcelona International Arts & VFX Fair, is a highly specialized fair that wants to give VFX industry a new focus by gathering the industry’s best creative talent in a fun and playful way. The event is aimed at both professionals and students, with a special focus on the artistry of the film-making process and cloud VFX production.

Felix Balbas, director



Animation Events

Melbourne International Animation Festival

Begins: June 21, 2015




The Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) is one of the largest animation festivals in the world. It usually screens around 400-450 films each year in competitive, panorama, student, curated and retrospective programs. MIAF generates a smaller touring festival called the Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF), is a submissions base for the London International Animation Festival, the New Zealand Film Festival, the Sydney Film Festival and assists in programming a number of other festivals in Australia, Taiwan, South Korea and the USA.

When you submit your film to MIAF, your film is automatically considered for each of these festivals although these other events will send you a separate and specific invitation if they wish to invite your film.

For full guidelines and entry form:

Animation Festival Events

FIAUY, International Animation Festival

Begins: September 17, 2014

Universidad ORT Uruguay, organizer of FIA´14, is pleased to invite animators, producers and specially students and graduates of animation schools, to present shorts to be selected for an exhibition and subsequent awarding ceremony between September 17th and 19th of 2014 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Universidad ORT Uruguay aims to promote and exhibit animations produced by students and graduates of animation, advanced High-School students, independent animators and international producers, and also seeks to provide a space for artistic and technological reflection in this area.


La Universidad ORT Uruguay, como organizadora de FIA’14, invita a presentar trabajos que serán seleccionados para una exhibición y posterior premiación a realizarse durante los días 17, 18 y 19 de setiembre de 2014, en la ciudad de Montevideo, Uruguay.

La Universidad ORT Uruguay tiene como objetivo la difusión y exhibición de animaciones realizadas por estudiantes y egresados de escuelas de animación, alumnos de secundaria o su equivalente en UTU, animadores independientes y productoras. Asimismo, busca generar un espacio de reflexión artístico / tecnológico en la disciplina.

masterclass Events

Story & Animation Masterclass - Chicago, IL

By VanArts | Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 2:34pm
Begins: August 22, 2014

VanArts presents a masterclass in Story Development & Animation, taught by artists from Pixar Animation Studios.

masterclass Events

Story, Character & Animation Masterclass - London, UK

By VanArts | Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:02pm
Begins: August 8, 2014

VanArts presents a masterclass in Story Development, Character Design & Animation, taught by artists from Pixar Animation Studios.

masterclass Events

Story, Character & Animation Masterclass - Paris, France

By VanArts | Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 5:47pm
Begins: August 1, 2014

VanArts presents a masterclass in Story Development, Character Design & Animation, taught by artists from Pixar Animation Studios.

China Events


By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 11:32am
Begins: December 3, 2014

The 7th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia will take place from 3 – 6 December 2014 in Shenzhen at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center.


Media Events

ibe expo 2007

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 11:00am
Begins: November 30, 1999

IBE 2007 is a new ground-breaking partnership event in Mumbai. It's India's first broadcast technology convention that tackles convergence issues head-on

IBE 2007 is an International Convention created and supported by IABM, representing broadcast and media technology suppliers worldwide; IMG, the Indian Media Group, representing broadcasters and media business; and Studio Systems, the leading national broadcast journal.