Geographical Region: North America

Headline News Digital Domain's TIGHTROPE screening

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 12:00am

* Monday, November 23 - Wednesday, November 25. Santa Monica, California, U.S.A.

"TIGHTROPE," Digital Domain's first in-house production, will premiere at the Laemmle's Monica Theatre for Academy qualification. The five minute, CG-animated short was written and directed by Daniel Robichaud. Showtimes are 12:00 PM and 12:45 PM daily. For more information, call (310)477-5581.

Headline News Computer animated/live-action PLUG screening

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 12:00am

* Monday, November 23 - Wednesday, November 25. Encino, California, U.S.A.

"Plug," a computer animated/live-action film about a futuristic society where people live their entire lives plugged into virtual reality machines, will screen at Laemmle's Town Center 5 for Academy Award qualification. Show times are 11:15 and 12:10 daily. For further screening information, contact (818) 981-9811.

Headline News Screening of Purves' new film

By Amid Amidi | Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 12:00am

* Tuesday, November 17 - Thursday, November 19. Beverly Hills, California,U.S.A.

"Gilbert and Sullivan - The Very Models," a film from artist Barry Purves("Rigoletto," "Achilles") will screen at Laemmle's Music Hall for AcademyAward qualification. Show times are 3:30 and 4:10 PM daily. For more info,contact (310) 274-6869.

Headline News A Screening of Bunny

By Amid Amidi | Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 12:00am

* Tuesday, November 17 - Thursday, November 19. Encino, California,U.S.A.

"Bunny," a new computer-animated short film written and directed by BlueSky | VIFX founder Chris Wedge with music by Tom Waits, will be screenedfor three days at Laemmle's Town Center 5 for Academy Award qualification.The film uses a new computer application called "Radiosity" that mimics themost subtle properties of natural light. Show times are 11:15 and 11:30 AMdaily. For further screening information, contact (818) 981-9811.

Headline News Ford gets piggy

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 12:00am

Toronto-based TOPIX/MAD DOG produced a 30-second spot for Ford of Canada which added a twist on the classic 'Three Little Pigs' story utilizing live-action integrated with cel animation. While the CGI work was done at TOPIX/Mad Dog, Chuck Gammage of Chuck Gammage Animation directed the 2D animation. In the ad, the pigs find refuge from the wolf in a 1999 Ford Windstar.

Headline News Meet voice artist E.G. Daily

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 12:00am

* Saturday, November 14. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

E.G. Daily (the voice of Tommy Pickles on "Rugrats" and Babe the Pig) will do a reading during the "Babe: Pig in the City Craft and Story Hour" at Storyopolis. The children's event, which includes craft making, starts at 11:30 AM and costs $6. To RSVP, call (310) 358-2512.

Headline News USC's Keyframe '98

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 12:00am

* Saturday, November 14. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Keyframe '98 is a screening of computer-generated films by USC animation students and a number of guest artists. "Plug," a computer animated/live-action film about a futuristic society where people live their entire lives plugged into virtual reality machines will also screen. The event takes place at the University of Southern California (USC) in the Norris Theater at 7:00 PM and is free to the public. For more information, call (213) 740-3986.

Headline News A very animated book signing

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 12:00am

* Saturday, November 21. New York City, New York, U.S.A.

The Animazing Gallery is hosting a book signing with four animation authors - John Canemaker ("Tex Avery," "Before the Animation Begins"), John Culhane ("Fantasia"), John Grant ("The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney Characters"), and Stefan Kanfer ("Serious Business"). The authors will also share anecdotes and their experiences about the history of animation during the event which takes place from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. To RSVP or find out more about the event, contact Louis Albert Steidl or Nick Leone at (212) 226-7374.

Headline News Selected screenings from "First Light" series

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, November 5, 1998 at 12:00am

* Thursday, November 5 - Friday, November 13. New York City, New York, U.S.A.

The Anthology Film Archives is presenting selected screenings from the First Light series. Films from Jordan Belson, James Whitney, Norman McLaren, and Oskar Fischinger, among others, will be shown. There will also be discussions from scholars and filmmakers following a number of the programs. For screening times and ticket info, contact the Anthology Film Archives at (212) 505-5181.

Headline News Amano and Smith's "1001 Nights" screening

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, November 5, 1998 at 12:00am

* Saturday, November 7 - Monday, November 9. West Hollywood, California, U.S.A.

1001 Nights, a film from Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano and director Mike Smith, will screen at the Laemmle Sunset 5 this weekend. Show times are 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM on November 7 & 8 and 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM on November 9. For screening info, call (323) 848 - 3500.

Headline News Annie Awards coming next Friday

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, November 5, 1998 at 12:00am

* Friday, November 13. Glendale, California, U.S.A

The 26th Annual Annie Awards, a yearly awards ceremony honoring the best inanimation will be held this year at the Alex Theater located at 216 N.Brand Blvd. The event is hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of theInternational Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood. A champagne receptionstarts at 5:00 PM with the awards ceremony following at 7:00 PM. For moreinformation and tickets, call ASIFA-Hollywood at (818) 842-8330 and see the

Headline News WorldFest Film and Video Festival to highlight independent animation

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, November 5, 1998 at 12:00am

* Friday, November 13, - Sunday, November 22. Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.A.

The WorldFest Film and Video Festival, an event which focuses onindependent works which have not yet been picked up for distribution,features eight animation categories this year. For information onattending, contact Worldfest at tel (713) 965-9955, fax (713) 965-9960 oremail at worldfest@aol.com.

Headline News SPIFF showcases short films

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, November 5, 1998 at 12:00am

* Thursday, November 19, - Saturday, November 21. Hollywood, California,U.S.A.

Short Pictures International Film Festival (SPIFF) was originally createdto highlight short films, animation, music videos and documentaries created by Sony Pictures Imageworks employees, however thisyear the program has been opened up to all filmmakers. Visithttp://www.spiffest.com to find out more about the event.

Headline News SVA Digital Salon

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, October 30, 1998 at 12:00am

* Monday, November 9 - Saturday, November 28. New York City, New York.

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents the sixth annual New York Digital Salon, an international juried showcase of computer-generated artwork. Computer animation screenings will be shown at the SVA Amphitheatre and the exhibit takes place in the School's Visual Arts Museum, both located at 209 East 23rd Street, where a reception is scheduled for November 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. For information and to view work on-line, visit www.sva.edu/salon.* Tuesday, November 3. New York City, New York, U.S.A.

Headline News TAZA Digital Image Fest

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 12:00am

* Thursday, October 29. Toronto, Canada.

The fourth Torontos Animators Zoetrope Association (TAZA) Digital Image Festival will showcase independent computer animation such as Macca Strewth by Momentum Animations (Australia). For information visit www.interlog.com/~dolish/taza.htm.

Headline News Estonian animation in Vancouver

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 12:00am

* Tuesday, November 3. Vancouver, Canada.

VanArts presents Before and After Independence: 40 Years of Estonian Animation, a retrospective put together for the Ottawa International Animation festival, which is now touring North America. The show takes place at the Pacific Cinemateque, 1131 Howe Street, at 7:30 p.m The show is made possible by the Ottawa International Animation Festival and the Canadian Consulate in Estonia.

Headline News Disney's pride: Lion King II

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, October 26, 1998 at 12:00am

On October 27, Walt Disney Home Video releases "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride," a direct-to-video animated feature sequel to the 1995 blockbuster theatrical feature, "The Lion King." Disney hopes to achieve similar success to that of the film's predecessor, which has made history as both the number one animated movie and best-selling video of all time.

Headline News Castle crowns “Geri’s Game”

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, October 23, 1998 at 12:00am

The Castelli Animati (Animated Castles) International Animated Film Festival held its second edition, October 15 - 17, 1998 in Rome, Italy. The prize winners were selected by an international jury: painter Carla Accardi (Italy), cartoonist and director Oscar Grillo (Argentina), director Daniele Luchetti (Italy), cartoonist and director Sergio Staino and director Pal Toth (Hungary).

Grand Prize and Audience Prize: Geris Game by Jan Pinkava (U.S.A.)

First Film Prize: Sientje by Christa Moesker (Netherlands).

Headline News Animazing hosts "Nightmare" party

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, October 21, 1998 at 12:00am

* Saturday, October 24. New York City, New York, U.S.A.

Animazing Gallery hosts a "Nightmare Before Christmas" party, featuring the debut of a Jack Skellington lithograph signed by Tim Burton. Animazing is located at 415 West Broadway. For information, call (212) 226-7374.

Headline News AMMI hosts Blue Sky|VIFX

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, October 21, 1998 at 12:00am

* Saturday, October 24. New York City, New York, U.S.A.

The American Museum of the Moving Image hosts a talk and demonstration by Blue Sky|VIFX about the animated effects the studio produced for the new 3D Imax film, "T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous." The event begins at 12 noon, and is suitable for children ages nine and up. As a special treat, Chris Wedge will give a sneak preview from his soon-to-be-released animated short. For information, call (718) 784-4520.

Headline News LTU offers "How to Get Hired in the Animation Industry"

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, October 21, 1998 at 12:00am

* Saturday, October 24. Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.A.

Learning Tree University offers a class, "How to Get Hired in the Animation Industry," taught by industry recruiter Pamela Thompson, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For information and registration call (805) 497-2292.

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