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KLIK 2010: 5 Non-Stop Days of The Best of Animation

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 29, 2010 at 5:40pm

I first met the organizers of the KLIK Animation Festival at the Annecy Animation Festival a couple of years ago and they assured me that their festival is fun, fun, fun. When they invited me to Amsterdam to be on the Short Films and Political Animation jury, I jumped at the opportunity and it did turn out to be some serious fun.

Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia Reveals Its Elements Of Imagination

The third edition of the highly anticipated ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition in Asia will be held in the capital city of Seoul, Korea, from 15 to 18 December at Coex Convention and Exhibition Center.

Comedy Headline News

Comedy Central Picks Up Robot Chicken Producer Pilot

Comedy Central has bought the rights to a new untitled animated anthology show from ShadowMachine, the producer of ROBOT CHICKEN and MORAL OREL, reports

Festival Headline News

Red Stick Festival Announces 2010 Best of the Fest Winners

The Red Stick International Animation Festival has selected the finalists for its seven Best of the Fest film competition categories from among the record 437 films submitted this year.

Animation Headline News

SIGGRAPH ASIA 2010 Publishes Computer Animation Festival and Tech Paper Video Trailers

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 3:35pm

SIGGRAPH Asia, coming this December 15-18 in Seoul, South Korea, has published their Computer Animation Festival and Technical Papers video trailers.


Final Thoughts on the Films at Ottawa

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 5:22pm

No other festival I’m aware of consistently generates as much controversy as does the Ottawa Festival. People may scratch their heads at the judging decisions in Annecy (insert favorite French joke here), but in Ottawa, beer-fueled grumbling and incessant whining are as much a part of the annual festivities as head-scratching competition screening introductions and the cavalcade of toothless panhandlers lining Rue Rideau.

Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2011 Beckons for Films

SIGGRAPH 2011 invites you to “Make it Home” at the 38th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 7 - 11 August 2011 in Vancouver.

Preservation Blogs

Craig Barron's Tribute to Oscar-Winning Preservationist Kevin Brownlow

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 15, 2010 at 7:49pm

Craig Barron has posted a really nice short film tribute to film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, who this past Saturday received the Governors Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival Winners, Featured Speakers Revealed

SIGGRAPH Asia continues its tradition to present the best in computer graphics and interactive techniques to a worldwide audience, this year from the Coex Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul, Korea where its third edition will be held.

Chen Blogs

San Diego Asian Film Festival Review - Animation: The Illusion of Life

By Perry Chen | Friday, November 5, 2010 at 7:07am

Which type of films do you like better, animation or live action? If you are an adult, you’ll probably say live action, but “Animation: The Illusion of Life” aims to change that! It has much of the same themes as live action films, except with more humor, clever storyline, imagination, and fantastic music to match.


Short film draws attention to plight of children in war

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 3:31pm

Frank Gladstone shot me a note about a short animated cg film called Mila being made by former Disney, DreamWorks and Imageworks animator Cinzia Angelini. Hoping to push the boundaries of non-photorealistic rendering to create a painterly aesthetic and character design, Cinzia is also striving to tell a socially relevant story about war’s most tragic collateral damage – the youngest civilians.

Autodesk Headline News

VES and Autodesk Announce VES Student Award 2011

VES is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions for its annual Student Award, exclusively sponsored by Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in entertainment software.


Gary Schwartz - Stop Motion Mayhem in a Single Ottawa Day

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 1, 2010 at 11:07pm

I’ve known Gary Schwartz since, well, since he was a much younger zany filmmaker and animation teacher. In the Webster’s Dictionary, under the word “energy,” there is a picture of Gary with his infectious grin, a camera and a tripod. This year at the Ottawa Animation Festival, as he does every year, Gary made an extremely cool stop motion short – in one day! Fa Fha Pha Ottawa!, inspired by the Ottawa festival award designed by sculptor Tick Tock Tom, is his best yet!