Animation World Magazine, Issue 2.4, July1997


Anima Mundi `97, Brazil. The 5th Edition of South America's only animation festival will take place from August 8-17, 1997 in Rio de Janeiro. Film and video screenings as well as retrospectives, lectures and workshops will be held. Guests from all over the world including David Sproxton, from Aardman Animations, Caroline Leaf and others will join Brazilian talents like Luiz Briquet to participate in this international event. For more information visit the Anima Mundi web site at:

Cinanima `97, Portugal. Cinanima `97 will take place in Espinho again this year from November 11-16. The twenty-one year old festival is currently accepting submissions until August 15, 1997. To enter your film, fax the festival at 02.726.015 in order to request rules and entry forms.

Dong-A Lg International Festival Of Comics & Animation, Korea `97. "New Generation, New Trend" is the theme of this Seoul-based festival organized by Dong-A Ilbo and the Seoul Broadcasting System. The event dates run from September 27-October 5, 1997. This annual event promises competitions, galleries, a marketplace, theme song and cartoon drawing contests as well as discussions with creators and a special make-up show. Both animation and comic books will be equally featured. For more information, take a look at!

Mendrisio Cartoon, Switzerland. The 3rd Edition of the Swiss International Animated Film Festival will be held November 24-28, 1998. The festival promises a full schedule with short and feature animated film competitions, student films, special 3D computer animation, retrospectives, exhibitions, conferences, workshops, galleries and more. The 2nd Edition drew over 6,500 people over the course of 5 days and included 230 films. If you wish to start planning ahead you can contact them at telephone: 91.646.16.54 or fax: 91.646.53.64.

Belgian Animation Festival In Bulgaria? Yes! Veronique Steeno has organized the first "Belgian Ambassador" animation festival July 4-6, 1997 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The program will include six feature animated films and 43 shorts from Belgium. Over 3,000 students in Bulgaria have been notified about a prize that will be awarded through this festival, offering a student one year's education in a Belgian animation school. The event will be held in the Endeka Cultural Center in Sofia, and is both free and open to the public. For information, email, or visit the web site, which will host information on the festival in the coming weeks.

SAS Conference In Utrecht. The Society for Animation Studies will present the ninth edition of its annual international conference, October 8-12, 1997 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Ton Crone, Dr. Ed Tan, and Dr. William Uricchio of the Netherlands Institute for Animation Film will host and organize the event in association with Utrecht University and the Vrije University of Amsterdam. The Raoul Servais Foundation, the Pilot Moscow Animation Studio, and UK's Surrey Institute for Art and Design are alsosupporting the conference are. The main topics for this conference will be"The Influence of the European Animation Film", "Animation Film and the New Media" and the annual Student Essay Contest. Anyone wishing to submit a paper (30 minutes) for consideration should send a 250-300 word abstract by June 16 to Ton Crone at Previously published papers will not be accepted. Last year's SAS conference was held in Wisconsin, USA, and the 1999 edition will be hosted by "Animation Journal" editor Maureen Furniss, at Chapman University in Southern California For more information about SAS, visit the SAS web site in AWN's Animation Village, at

Clermont-Ferrand 98. The Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival will present its 20th anniversary festival January 23-31, 1998 in central
France. For entry forms visit the festival's web site at or email

Hiroshima 98 Scheduled. The biannual Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan has scheduled its seventh event for August 20-24, 1998. For information and entry forms, visit the Hiroshima web site accessible through AWN's Animation Village Festivals directory.

Brussels 98 Fest Dates Announced. The next annual Brussels Cartoon and Animated Film Festival is scheduled to take place February 17-March 1, 1998. This non-competitive festival screens over 100 films, and hosts a variety of retrospectives, workshops and exhibitions. The deadline to enter films for consideration is November 1. For information and entry forms, visit the official Brussels web site in AWN's Animation Village

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