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.
Geographical Region: North America
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.
Digital Artists Agency, which represents visual effects professionals for work in feature films, television and commercials, has hired former visual effects supervisor Janet Muswell as an artists' representative. Since relocating to the United States from Great Britain, Muswell has held visual effects artist staff positions with The Post Group and Digital Magic. She was visual effects supervisor on projects such as the 1996 television mini-series TITANIC and the Sci-Fi Channel series THE INVISIBLE MAN. Most recently she served as director of visual effects for the Livewire Television group.
* Future Animators Of The Future 2nd Annual Animation And Video Festival
Friday, November 2 - Friday, November 16, 2001. Boston, San Francisco and New York, USA.
Entry Deadline: Sunday, September 30, 2001.
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 Korejwo's unique style of animation is achieved by using colored salts that are manipulated with the use of a condor feather. A demonstration of this animation method will be presented. This is Aleksandra's debut screening of her collection of films and first art exhibition in the United States.
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.
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.
This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: From Dangermouse to Bill & Ben: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 - Tuesday, January 15, 2002, Manchester, England; Aleksandra Korejwo - Screening and Silent Auction: Saturday, September 29, 2001, Hollywood, California USA; FAN International Animation Festival: Thursday, October 25 - Sunday, October 28, 2001, Norwich, Norfolk UK; Big Apple Anime Fest: Friday, October 26 - Sunday, October 28, 2001, New York, New York USA; Animation Workout, Mary Ellen Lord, Guest Director: Tuesday, November 20, 2001,
Decode Entertainment has acquired worldwide distribution rights to OLLIE, a digitally animated 13 x 21 series targeted at kids aged 7 to 11. The show has already been sold to Teletoon in Canada and is set to premiere on that channel in fall 2002. Episodes will be available for the international market at MIPCOM 2001.
Mondo Media has launched its newest Mondo Mini Show, JULIUS & FRIENDS. The show can be viewed exclusively on Sony's just-launched broadband creativity platform, Screenblast (www.screenblast.com). Based on Paul Frank's popular fashion characters and starring the voice of Jason Schwartzman (RUSHMORE) as Julius, the monkey with the wide smile, JULIUS & FRIENDS is an animated series created by artist/designer Paul Frank and content creator Obie Scott Wade of Zeros & Ones, a Los Angeles-based new media company.
Due to the terrorist attacks suffered by the United States on September 11, 2001, the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards presentation has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 7, 2001. However, the Emmys for animation and visual effects have already been awarded on September 8, 2001 as previously published here. The winners for individual achievement in animation were Rodney Clouden for FUTURAMA; Curt Enderle and Brad Schiff for GARY & MIKE; and Kyle Menke for INVADER ZIM. The winners in the voiceover performance category were Hank Azaria in THE SIMPSONS and Ja' Net DuBois in THE PJS.
Friday, April 5 - Tuesday, April 9, 2002. San Francisco, California, USA. * Entry Deadline: Friday, January 18, 2002
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
This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: 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; Future Animators Of The Future 2nd Annual Animation And Video Festival: Friday, November 02 - Friday, November 16, 2001, Boston, San Francisco and New York USA.
Digital production company noisemedia has been contracted to produce an animated version of a broadcast commercial for Canada's largest beer maker, Molson. The "I Am Canadian" campaign will be syndicated across noisemedia's affiliated Web networks and will coincide with Molson's current broadcast advertising campaign. The company will produce a 30-second and a 10-second spot featuring an original cast of animated characters created by noisemedia's animation division.
THQ Inc. has shipped its BOB THE BUILDER line of video games for PC and Game Boy Color. The games, based on the Nick Jr. animated show BOB THE BUILDER, which features stories focusing on teamwork and problem-solving themes appealing to the 2- to 6-year-old audience, are now available in the U.S. and Canada. BOB THE BUILDER: CAN WE FIX IT? for PC features varied difficulty settings for kids 3 and up to engage them in more than eight activities including Hedgehog Rescue, Travis' Race Day, Can We Build It? and Wendy's Birthday. In BOB THE BUILDER: FIX IT FUN!
Rick Krause has joined BOXX Technologies as president and chief executive officer, replacing former president and CEO Todd Bryant who has assumed the responsibility of chief technology officer. Krause brings with him more than 25 years experience in high technology business development and company team building.
This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Matita Animated Film Festival: Thursday, September 27 - Sunday, September 30, 2001, Guardiagrele, Abruzzo Italy; 2nd Golden Bit, International Competition of 3D Virtual Images: Sunday, October 07, 2001, Cascina, Italy USA; The Toronto Digital Image Festival: Tuesday, October 23 - Thursday, October 25, 2001, Toronto, Ontario Canada; Les Rencontres 10/10 De Cinéma d'Animation: Thursday, February 28 - Monday, March 04, 2002, St Quay Portrieux, Cotes d'armor, Brittany France; and West Coast Student Film Festival: Friday, April 05 - Tues
* Tuesday, October 23 - Thursday, October 25, 2001. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Entry Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2001