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Headline News The Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee -- Call For Entries Deadline January 15

Kansas City Jubilee 2002 - US/International Short Film Division, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

Sunday, April 7, 2002 Sunday, April 14, 2002.

Entry Deadline: January 15, 2002.

For submissions in the below categories, all entries must be 30 minutes or under. Work may originate in any film, video or digital medium unless otherwise noted. Cash or inkind prizes are awarded for first place in each division & genre. A single work may be entered in multiple divisions with separate entry forms and screener tapes (VHS NTSC).

Headline News Nintendo GameCube Makes European Debut

Nintendo will showcase its GameCube video console at Milia 2002, weeks before its initial European launch. The video game set-top was released in the United States and Japan in 2001 and has sold nearly 1.5 million units in North America alone. Nintendo will preview GameCube along with 20 new games including LUIGIS MANSION, PIKMIN, STAR WARS ROGUE SQUADRON 2: ROGUE LEADER and SONIC ADVENTURE 2. Milia visitors will receive the exclusive European preview of GameCube at the Milia 2002 conference held February 48, 2002 at the Palais de Festivals in Cannes, France.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include:- The State of the Industry: Friday, January 18, 2002, Burbank, California USA.- Moondance International Film Festival: Thursday, January 24 -Sunday, January 27, 2002, Boulder, Colorado USA.- Hollywood Cartoons Author Michael Barrier in Person: Thursday,February 07, 2002, Burbank, California USA.- The Second Annual Puppet Short Film and Video Festival: May 2002,Los Angeles, California USA.

Headline News R!OT Has The Write Stuff For Honda

R!OT provided visual effects and post-production services for a new 30-second spot for Honda that delivers a message about the new Accord in two languages. Conceived by Los Angeles ad agency Muse Cordero Chen, the spot shows a red Accord gliding back and forth across a white background. As it rolls along, the car leaves a black trail. It's only when the camera pulls back at the end of the spot that it becomes apparent that the car's path had a purpose, as the black lines form an elegant calligraphy character.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include:- Marco Polo-Return to Xanadu (Academy Awards Qualifying Screenings):Friday, December 28, 2001 - Thursday, January 03, 2002, West Hills,California USA.- Cartoon Movie: Thursday, March 14 - Saturday, March 16, 2002,Potsdam/Babelsberg, Germany.

Headline News Job Opportunities For Animators, Compositors, Agents, Instructors And More

New York, New York's Cartoon Pizza is looking for a DESIGN COORDINATOR . . . Tampa, Florida's International Academy of Design and Technology is looking for a MAYA INSTRUCTOR . . . New York, New York's Just 2 Guys is looking for a 3D MODELER AND/OR TD . . . KE Consult | Digital Entertainment is looking for a FLASH EXTREMIST . . . Luxembourg's Oniria Pictures is looking for an ASSISTANT DIRECTOR and a COMPOSITOR . . . SD Animation is looking for a CEL PAINTER . . . Sweden's Starbreeze Studios is looking for a 3D ANIMATOR . . .

Headline News Mercury Filmworks Expands To Toronto

Independent animation studio Mercury Filmworks recently opened a full feature and episodic television production facility in Toronto, Ontario. The expansion has nearly doubled the companys studio capacity and increased its talent to 120 employees in Vancouver and Toronto. A deal with Nelvana Limited to work on a 13-episode season of RESCUE HEROES II allowed Mercury the resources to open the Toronto location. Mercury successfully wrapped the RESCUE HEROES II series at the end of October 2001. The series airs on Teletoon in Canada and Kids WB! in the U.S.

Headline News Cherokee Signs With DIC To Promote Liberty's Kids

Apparel brand and licensing company The Cherokee Group has agreed to represent DIC Entertainment's property LIBERTY'S KIDS and engineer strategic licensing agreements for the animated show. LIBERTY'S KIDS, an educational series depicting the events and people surrounding the United States' fight for independence, will debut in the fall of 2002 on PBS. The show will be airing a minimum of five days a week for two years. The series will feature personalities such as Walter Cronkite, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller and Whoopie Goldberg in voice-over roles portraying historical figures.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include:* Vampire Hunter D Screening: Friday, December 21 - Thursday, December 27, 2001, Los Angeles, California USA.* McKenzie College Open House: Thursday, January 17, 2002, Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada.* WinFemme Film, Video & Screenplay Festival: Monday, January 01, 2001 - Wednesday, January 01, 2003, Los Angeles, California USA.* DirecTV - Level13.Net Animated Film Festival: Wednesday, December 26 - Thursday, December 27, 2001, DIRECTV Channel 104.

Headline News Vampire Hunter D Now Showing in Los Angeles

Vampire Hunter D Now Showing in Los Angeles: Friday, December 21 - Thursday, December 27, 2001, Los Angeles, California USA, 5:30 pm; 7:30 pm; 9:30 pm, Set in a supernatural world that's equal parts Sergio Leone and BLADE, this astonishing, adrenaline-stoked animated film follows the enigmatic "D" as he slices and dices his way through snake-headed bloodsuckers, shadow creatures, bigoted humans and more, while attempting to stop the Romeo and Juliet romance of a beautiful young woman and a dashing vampire count. English language. (Spielberg Theatre inside the Egyptian Theatre).

Headline News Wild Brain UK Creates Body Fantasies

The first commercial project from the newly-opened London branch of Wild Brain, Inc. has been completed. Created for Parfum du Coeur's Body Fantasies fragrance line, the "Just For Me" :15 and :30 ads began airing on November 30 in major markets across the United States. Produced out of Wild Brain UK, LLC conceptualized by WSAA, Inc. and directed by Mike Smith, the "Just For Me" campaign is animated using traditional 2D animation techniques, painted and rendered by hand. The images were then re-worked with digital effects and composited in AfterEffects, Flame and Edit Box.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include:Battle of the Planets Screening: Sunday, December 16, 2001, Los Angeles, California USA . . . Women In Animation Writers' Seminar Group: Thursday, January 10, 2002, Los Angeles, California USA . . . California SUN International Animation Festival: Thursday, April 04 - Saturday, April 06, 2002, Northridge, California USA.

Headline News Discovery Kids UK Gets Why?

Monster Distributes has just completed a deal with Discovery Kids UK to broadcast its educational animated series WHY? The series, which is scheduled to begin airing January 1, 2002, was also recently sold to Mediapark for Pay TV in Spain. A Pay TV deal in Brazil is currently in negotiation. The 24 x 2 minute pre-school series was animated by Irish animation company Brown Bag Films, and explains how things work.

Headline News An Evening Of Remembrance

An Evening Of Remembrance: Saturday, January 26, 2002, Hollywood, California USA. Entry Deadline: Friday, January 04, 2002. M. P. S. C. Local 839 IATSE, ASIFA Hollywood and Women In Animation present AN EVENING OF REMEMBRANCE a non-denominational celebration of departed friends from our animation community. Food and refreshments at 6 pm, Eulogies begin at 7 pm. The evening is free of charge and is open to all; no RSVPs necessary.

Headline News Houston International Film/Video Festival — 35th Annual WorldFest

Houston International Film/Video Festival 35th Annual WorldFest

Houston, Texas, USA. Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 14, 2002.

Entry Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2002.

The 35th Annual WorldFest is one of the oldest film and video festivals in America and the world. The festival selects 60 new features and 100 new shorts, documentaries, student and experimental films. For more information email: entry@worldfest.org. Or visit: http://www.worldfest.org

Headline News Graduate Portfolio Show

Graduate Portfolio Show: Thursday, December 13, 2001, Portland, Oregon USA. The Art Institute of Portland presents our Graduate Portfolio Show. Thursday, December 13, 2001, 4:00-8:00pm. The Portfolio Show will feature work done by our Fall 2001 graduates from Media Arts & Animation, Multimedia & Web Design, Graphic Design and Interior Design. Please come to: Be a mentor to new graduates * Network with other leaders from Portland's top creative businesses * Learn more about The Art Institute of Portland. Refreshments will be provided. This event is brought to you free of charge!!

Headline News Canadian Tales for Children

Canadian Tales for Children: Saturday, December 29, 2001, Richmond, Virginia USA. The best in animated films for children created by our northern neighbors in Canada, including Oscar winning shorts from The National Film Board. The Children's Museum of Richmond 2626 West Broad St., Richmond, Virginia at 11:00 am. For more information, contact: Janet Scagnelli at The Richmond Moving Image Co-op, PO Box 7469, Richmond, VA 23221, USA; Tel.: 804-355-1383; Email: flicker@vcu.org; Web: http://www.rmicweb.org.

Headline News The Knitting Independent Film Series

The Knitting Independent Film Series: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - Monday, December 31, 2525, Los Angeles, California USA. The Knitting Factory in Hollywood presents The Knitting Independent Film Series. The Knitting Factory -- home of great jazz, alternative and world music -- presents a bi-weekly film series to showcase independent filmmakers from around the world. Located on Hollywood Blvd., the Knitting Factory is one block from the red carpet of the Kodak Theater and the Academy Awards ceremony.

Headline News Flashbang 4

Flashbang 4: Thursday, February 21, 2002, Atlanta, Georgia USA. Entry Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2002. Attention all designers, animators and digital film enthusiasts! An installation and screening of cinematic and interactive Flash films. This is the largest event of its kind held in the southeast and will feature cinematic Flash films on the big screen and also feature kiosks allowing attendees to explore interactive Flash media up close and personal. Submissions are now being taken for cinematic Flash films and interactive Flash works.

Headline News 35th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film/Video Festival

35th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film/Video Festival: Friday, April 05 - Sunday, April 14, 2002, Houston, Texas USA. Entry Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2002. The 35th Annual WorldFest is one of the oldest film & video festivals in America and the world. WorldFest gave first honors to Spielberg, Lucas, David Lynch, Randall Kleiser, Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott, The Coen Brothers, Ang Lee, Michael Cimino and hundreds of others. WorldFest offers more than $25,000 in cash and equipment awards, including the $2500 Kodak Raw Stock Award.

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