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Headline News SCAD Announces 2011 Savannah Film Festival Competition Films

The Savannah College of Art and Design is excited to announce the competition film lineup for its 14th annual Savannah Film Festival, scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 5 in historic downtown Savannah, Ga.

Blogs Final Thoughts on Ottawa 2011

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 1:07pm

The festival brings together everything uniquely interesting about the animation industry. Art, commerce, tattoos, the best and worst of kids cartoons, unintelligible films from Asia, alcohol, great student films and big studios walking hand in hand with little studios, agreeing they'll refrain from poaching talent except at the parties. The Ottawa festival brings together big and small, have and have not, legend and newbie together in a unique way - cozy, intimate, unpretentious, inviting.

Headline News NFB Gets Animated for Animation Celebration

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is launching the fifth edition of Get Animated! from October 22 to November 6, 2011, and offering an expanded array of FREE animation screenings and activities in over 20 cities across Canada.

Headline News Gnomon Reveals 2011 Student Compilation Reel

The Gnomon School of Visual Effects, a world-class entertainment art school nestled in the heart of Hollywood, has released its 2011 Student Work Compilation reel.

Headline News Bill Plympton to Have First New York Gallery Exhibition

Ellen Sragow, curator/owner of Sragow Gallery, is pleased to announce: “Bill Plympton: “The King of Indie Animation" Exhibit and Sale of his Hand Drawn Works from the 1980’s to the present.”

Blogs Ottawa 2011 – Scenes From The Closing Ceremonies

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 5:37pm

Another OIAF Grand Prix gets awarded, another Phil Mulloy feature takes top prize, another grumbling voice can be heard complaining about the winners. Much like the start of Ontario’s moose hunting season, which I watched in awe Sunday on a TV at the back of a bar, as the Nelvana Grand Prix is announced, "second-guessing the judging" season once again begins in the province. Hopefully, you won’t see too many animators hanging upside down, suspended from a crane over the bloody bed of a pickup truck. But you never know.

Headline News Darren Lamb Joins Crossroads Films UK as Head of Digital Content

Crossroads Films UK is delighted to announce Darren Lamb as their Head of Digital Content, underlining their expertise and commitment to the creation of on-line video content.

Headline News Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film Calls for Entries

As far as the animation world’s calendar for 2012 is concerned, the month of May will remain a firm date: for the19th time, the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film will offer directors and production companies a platform to present their films as well as an opportunity for the fans of animation film to watch animated short and feature films, meet well-known filmmakers and participate at workshops and presentations over a period of six days.

Blogs Interview with 'La Luna' Director Enrico Casarosa

By Joe Strike | Monday, September 26, 2011 at 5:00am

The year-plus early teaser trailer is a given for spectacular genre movies nowadays… but how about the full release of an entire movie – an animated Pixar film at that – some ten months before its official premiere? In this case however, the Pixar film in question runs all of seven minutes and is set to accompany the summer 2012 release of Brave, Pixar’s next full-length feature. It’s called La Luna, and it’s the story of a boy, his dad, granddad… and their peculiar relationship with the celestial body of the title.

Headline News Irwin's Moxie takes Grand Prix at Ottawa

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 9:16pm

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) came to an end with the highly anticipated closing ceremonies which were held this evening at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. OIAF organizers announced the 2011 winners of the official competition during the ceremonies.

Blogs Ottawa 2011 – I Feel So Old

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 4:04pm

The Animator’s Picnic is inspired event programming – stop all proceedings, go to a park, eat, drink, see and be seen. On this unseasonably beautiful Autumn day, as I gaze out on the crowd of young animators, I can’t help but think…I feel so old. Nothing like a large gathering of energetic young hipsters, free from the burdens of metabolic decline and hearing loss, to remind you just what a sorry-ass geez you are. The crowd gets younger, the walk to the Bytowne Cinema gets longer and no amount of Advil or Scotch can change that. Sometimes I wonder, if I start talking to a young female animation student, am I perceived as someone who has something useful to say, or just a perve? Can one be both?

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