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Headline News Svankmajer Feature To Make U.S. Debut at LAAF

The Los Angeles Animation Festival, which is unspooling Friday December 3 through Tuesday December 7 at Cinefamily's Silent Movie Theatre at 611 N. Fairfax in Los Angeles, continues to book great events.

Headline News imagineNATIVE, NFB Seek Proposals for Digital Media Project

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) are looking for proposals from Canadian Aboriginal artists for audacious, innovative and socially relevant digital media works.

Headline News South Park Creators Apologize for Lifting Dialogue

Matt Stone and Trey Parker have issued an apology to the unapproved lifting of dialogue from a CollegeHumor short, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Headline News O’Reilly’s 'The External World' Takes Grand Prix at Ottawa

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 4:42pm

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) comes to an end with a highly anticipated closing ceremonies which were held this evening at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. OIAF organizers announced the 2010 winners of the official competition during the ceremonies.

Blogs Ottawa Day 2: Jan Pinkava is Utterly Charming and It's Really Cold

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 11:35pm

The highlight of my second day in Ottawa was finding a working ATM. But the “treat” of the day was sitting in on an intimate discussion with former Oscar-winning Pixar and current Laika writer/director Jan Pinkava. Friendly, engaging, entertaining and brilliant – utterly charming. Made me feel like audience extra at a taping of “Regis and Kelly.” And it’s really, really cold here.

Headline News Framestore Turns Circus into 3D Experience for Philips Parallel Lines Film

Framestore has helped take PHILIPS' award-grabbing campaign, Parallel Lines, into a whole new dimension with its sixth incarnation, The Foundling.

Blogs Ottawa Day 1: Please Move Out of My Way!

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 11:20pm

Is it just me, or do Canadians like to congregate and talk hockey while blocking the entrance to every elevator, hallway, doorway and turnstile in the vicinity? It seemed every single path I took yesterday was impeded by some throng completely oblivious to those trying to navigate past them. Oh, plus I saw some good films!

Blogs None Of Us Were Drafted

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 18, 2010 at 3:25pm

So here I am in Ottawa, and the film I submitted this year to the festival was rejected. Not only this year but none of my films have made competition here. Not only that, but I'm blogging on the festival and my blogs are really positive. So I'm thinking, maybe I should put in some heavy doses of criticism so the folks at the OIAF won't think I'm kissing their royal Canadian asses. But I don't care if they think that. Let them. I'll blog what I want.

Blogs 10 Till 6 #1: Crying Through Toy Story 3, A Stick Figure Action Hero Returns & Animated Politicos

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 12:22pm

Time Magazine asks why parents cry during animated kids movies, Alan Becker's newest installment of Animator vs. Animation hits the web and Ray Grigg's political documentary I Want Your Money, highlighted by animated US Presidents past and present, hits selected theaters.

Headline News Between Bears Wins Animation Prize at Vimeo Awards

Online video sharing site Vimeo, an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI] tonight announced the winners of the Vimeo Awards at a gala awards ceremony hosted by Ze Frank at the SVA Theater in New York City.

Headline News Plympton, Stan Lee Bring Content to MTV Geek

At New York Comic-Con, MTV Geek, a new genre site focusing on comic books, games, animation, toys, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and technology content, announced content deals with Bill Plympton and Stan Lee.

Blogs New Road Runner & Coyote Shorts from Warner: The Matt O’Callaghan Interview

By Joe Strike | Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 10:40am

When Warner Bros. asked Matt O’Callaghan to return their yin-and-yang, would-be predator and hoped-for prey pair Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, to the big screen – only in CGI-shape and 3D-depth, O’Callaghan took a deep breath and delivered the goods – and fortunately for all involved with the production, without once resorting to Acme technology…

Headline News The NFB at VIFF 2010: Featuring the World Premiere of Charles Officer’s Mighty Jerome

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) returns to the Vancouver International Film Festival with seven films, including features that spotlight local heroes Harry Jerome and David Suzuki, and a new short from acclaimed Vancouver animator Ann Marie Fleming

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