The Kansas International Film FestivalKansas City, Kansas, USASeptember 10 16, 2004Deadline: July 2, 2004
Geographical Region: North America
This week marks the start of production on the Spanish-language feature MAYA, produced by actor Bruno Bichir and pop singer Emmanuel for Escarabajo Producciones. Ricardo Arnaiz will direct the $3 million budgeted film with animation supervision being handled by Mike Kunkel (TARZAN, HERCULES). Music will be supervised by Antonio Zepeda. Lending voice talent will be actor Andres Bustamante (TV's TELETON). The film is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2005.
The Sidewalk Moving Picture FestivalBirmingham, Alabama, USASeptember 23 26, 2004Deadline: June 15, 2004
57th Locarno International Film FestivalLocarno, SwitzerlandAugust 4 - 14, 2004Deadline: June 11, 2004
The Locarno International Film Festival is renowned for its tradition of experimentation, discovery, eclecticism and passion for auteur cinema, and for the convivial and friendly networking opportunity for distributors, buyers, producers and journalists from around the world.
Wine Country Film FestivalRutherford & Kenwood, California, USAJuly 22- August 15, 2004Deadline: May 28, 2004
27th Starz Denver International Film Festival Denver, Colorado, USAOctober 14 - 24, 2004 Deadline: June 1, 2004
This week in AWN's Forums, some junior members want others to check out their work online and give critiques. Another jr. member is looking for good model software. A new member asks if it's two late at age 28 to start a career in animation. Others are talking about the worth of plastic animation paper. As well, a thread collects people's thoughts on DELGO. Another thread discusses artist's dealings with the National Film Board of Canada. Another blogger asks: has every sci-fi story has already been done?
WIA Meeting With Playhouse Disney's Paula RosenthalNew York, New York, USAMay 11, 2004
WIA's next meeting will feature Paula Rosenthal, exec director, Playhouse Disney Original Programming, Current and Development. Rosenthal will give the low down on what is happening at Playhouse Disney. The event will take place from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Little Airplane Prods, 86 Franklin St., 5th Floor. RSVP to Lisa Goldman at LGOLDEE@aol.com.
When ATI Technologies launched the latest generation of its Radeon graphics technology in April, the company wanted a visual demonstration piece that would show off the card's realtime rendering and graphics capabilities.
IMAX Corp. and Warner Bros. Pictures have struck a deal where the CGI feature, THE POLAR EXPRESS will screen in IMAX 3D format day-and-date with the release of the film in conventional theaters, Nov. 19, 2004. The film will be digitally converted into IMAX 3D using both the proprietary IMAX 3D conversion process and IMAX DMR(R) (Digitally Re-mastering) technology.
L.A. How To Break Into Videogame Industry: Conference and Resume Workshop Los Angeles, California, USAMay 8, 2004
ADV Films has announced its slate of May anime releases. The titles include BASTOF SYNDROME: FEAR AND LEMONS, ANGELIC LAYER: INHERIT THE LAYER, LEGEND OF THE MYSTICAL NINJA: LOVE IS A POWERFUL WEAPON, WELCOME TO THE KALEIDO STAGE, SAIYUKI: TROUBLE IN PARADISE and SLAYERS: PREMIUM.
Anime Network, the first cable channel in North America dedicated to anime, is expanding from a Video-On-Demand service to a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week network with multisystem cable operator Insight Communications, which expects to roll out the Anime Network on its digital tier in several markets.
ACM SIGGRAPH announced the Computer Animation Festival's Best Animated Short and Jury Honors winners for SIGGRAPH 2004, to be held Aug. 8-12 in Los Angeles, California. The Computer Animation Festival jury selected BIRTHDAY BOY (by Sejong Park of the Australian Film Television and Radio School) as Best Animated Short and RYAN (by Chris Landreth) for Jury Honors. Chris Bregler, New York University, is the SIGGRAPH 2004 Computer Animation Festival Chair.
Cartoon Network will deliver 22 animated features during its May Movie Month. Each night in May, Cartoon Network will showcase animated movies in primetime, including cartoon classics as well as premieres of SCOOBY-DOO AND THE MONSTER OF MEXICO, THE KING AND I, BATMAN: MYSTERY OF THE BATWOMAN, THE SCARECROW and UNDER THE BLACK FLAG.
The schedule for Cartoon Network's May Movie Month is as follows:
May 1: 7:30 pm - SAMURAI JACK: THE LEGEND BEGINS
Toon Boom Animation has launched Concerto, an animation software for paperless, digital, re-use or cutout animation production. Concerto offers studios increased productivity, raises animation quality and eliminates file management issues so common to the normal Flash pipeline.
The 40th Chicago International Film FestivalChicago, Illinois, USAOctober 7 21, 2004Deadline: July 30, 2004
Can't you wait to see DreamWorks' SHREK 2 movie, you can play the videogame now from Activision, available on PlayStation2, Xbox or GameCube for a suggested retail price of $49.99. The Game Boy Advance and PC versions are available for a suggested retail price of $29.99.
The new videogame, PLAYBOY: THE MANSION, from Groove Games and ARUSH Entertainment, published under license from Playboy Enterprises, will be available on the PlayStation2 for the 2004 holiday season.
Under development at Cyberlore Studios, PLAYBOY: THE MANSION combines intriguing social interaction, party-throwing simulation and empire- building challenges in the gaming experience. This marks the marks Playboy's entry into videogame.