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Blogs Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 3, 2011 at 11:10am

This year the sun was shining down brightly on the Trickfilm Festival in Stuttgart in more than one way. Outside, the sky was a beautiful blue and in the screening rooms the films were as brilliant as the sun. While the competition programs were strong and the feature films in competition offered some interesting surprises, and the highlight of the festival for me this year was the large number of special presentation screenings.

Blogs On The Road To Annecy 2011

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 3, 2011 at 10:40am

My flight to Geneva leaves tomorrow morning at 7:50, an ungodly hour to begin 24+ hours of delirium shuffling through airports, getting groped by stink-eyed security drones, squeezing into airline seats designed for anorexics, all the while wondering why I’m not home asleep in bed, or watching Archer reruns while sipping a delicious Kamikazee.

Blogs Be There! Corfu Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 3, 2011 at 10:16am

The debut edition of BE THERE! CORFU ANIMATION FESTIVAL was the first animation festival to be held on this beautiful Greek Island. A large audience from throughout the island enjoyed a wide array of programs and workshops as well as the opportunity to meet Greek and international artists from the world of animation.

Headline News Academy Announces Winners For 2011 Student Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 12:58pm

12 students from nine U.S. colleges and universities and three students from outside the U.S. have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 38th Annual Student Academy Awards competition.

Headline News Motion Theory's Mark Kudsi Directs Branded Music Video for the Fiat 500

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 10:12am

As the Fiat 500 rolls off the assembly line and into US showrooms, director Mark Kudsi of commercial production company Motion Theory is upping the excitement with a kinetic branded music video that tells the story of Fiat owner and car preparing to meet each other.

Blogs Award-winning 'Guard Dog Global Jam' To Open New Media Film Festival, Perry Chen to Attend Premiere as One of Creators

5th-grade award-winning film critic, animator, entertainment personality Perry Chen is the youngest of 75 animators who created “Guard Dog Global Jam,” which will have its Los Angeles Premiere at the New Media Film Festival on May 20, 2011 in Hollywood. Perry Chen will attend the red carpet premiere and audience Q&A on May 20 as the film opens the festival. “Guard Dog Global Jam” is based on Bill Plympton’s Oscar-nominated “Guard Dog.” It won “Best Experimental Film” at the ASIFA-EAST Animation Festival in May 2011.

Headline News Ottawa International Animation Festival Deadline Approaches

North America's largest animation event, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is reminding the animation community to get their work in before it’s too late.

Headline News Disney Animation Teams with Annecy 2011 YouTube Competition

After the great success of the first edition, Annecy 2011 and YouTube are proud to announce the participation of the Walt Disney Animation Studios in this animated film competition.

Blogs Anima Brussels Festival Turns 30!

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 1:05pm

This year Anima Brussels (4 through 13 March 20) pulled out all the stops to celebrate the festival’s 30th Anniversary. In addition to the seven programs of World Shorts in competition and numerous feature films in and out of competition, there was an outstanding roster of who’s who from the world of animation. Read all about this great event!

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