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Lola Marymount Gives Lifetime Achievement Award To Lasseter

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 12:00am

John Lasseter has been chosen to receive the 2006 Infinite Power of Story Lifetime Achievement Award at LMUs School of Film and Televisions Film Outside the Frame Festival, Oct. 9.

The honor being given to Lasseter, cco of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios and principal creative advisor, Walt Disney Imagineering, is part of the celebration for Film Outside the Frame Festival, which will showcase and award selected outstanding student work from the past year at SFTV.

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Astonishing X-Men Wins Top Eisner Award

At Comic-Con, the Oscars of the comicbook industry the Will Eisner Aewards were handed out. BUFFY creator Joss Whedon took home one of the top prizes for his work on ASTONISHING X-MEN in the Best Continuing Series award.

The full list of winners include:

Best Short StoryTEENAGE SIDEKICK, by Paul Pope, in SOLO #3 (DC)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)SOLO #5, by Darwyn Cooke (DC)

Best Serialized Story

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Imagen Ent. Industry Awards Announces 2006 Nominees

DORA THE EXPLORER and its spin-off series, GO, DIEGO GO, are amongst the 21st Annual Imagen Awards' 2006 Nominees announced June 29, 2006 by Lorenzo Lamas at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Conference Center in North Hollywood, California. The Imagen Awards Gala is scheduled for Aug. 18 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Imagen was established in 1985 to encourage and recognize the positive portrayal of Latinos in all media, and to increase Latino representation at all levels of the entertainment industry.

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Moondance Hands Out Awards

Moondance 2006 wraps up its four-day event with the announcement of its winners. At he Boulder, Colorado event more than 10 deals and/or important alliances for Moondance projects were made. Visitors attended the networking parties, pitch panels and workshops.

For animated features, John Douglas SARA AND THE STARFISH won the Calypso Award for encouraging a spirit of enterprise in saving the environment, habitats and wildlife. Moreover, James Keeshens EL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS took home the Seahorse Award for men writers and filmmakers.

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Hamburg Int’l Short Film Fest Announces Winners

The 22nd Hamburg International Short Film Festival, which ran from May 31 to June 5, 2006, has announced its winners.

In the International Competition, a special mention went to Finnish animated short, ELUKKA / TIER by Tatu Pohjavirta.

In the NoBudget Competition, the NoBudget Audience Award went to the computer animated MAN OS 1 / EXTRAORDINATEUR from Roland Seidel and Achim Stiermann of Austria and experimental animation JULOT from Maya Tiberman of Israel.

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Renaissance Surprise Feature Winner at Annecy 2006

The coveted short film grand prize at the 30th International Festival of Animated Film at Annecy went to TRAGIC STORY HAPPY ENDING by Regina Pessoa for France while the black-and-white French film, RENAISSANCE, won the Cristal for Best Feature. The awards were presented at the closing ceremony held on Saturday, June 10, 2006 in Annecy, France.

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Gorillaz' Jamie Hewlett Gets Design Award

Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett has been named Britain's designer of the year for his groundbreaking animation for the virtual band.

Hewlett, who first earned fame for co-creating the comicstrip, TANK GIRL, won the award May 22, 2006, in a ceremony at the Design Museum. He was honored for conceiving the graphics, animation and "live" performances for the band, which is composed of four animated, fictional members.

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Academy Announces 2006 Student Academy Award Winners

Thirteen students from nine different colleges and universities have been named winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 33rd annual Student Academy Awards competition. They will participate in a week of industry-related activities and social events culminating June 10, 2006, with the awards presentation ceremony at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. One film student from South Africa also has been selected to receive this year's Honorary Foreign Student Film Award.

The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title within category):

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Overtime Wins Two Awards at Stuttgart

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film wound up its 2006 event on May 2, with the awarding of its coveted prizes. OVERTIME from Oury Atlan, Damien Ferrié and Thibault Berland took home the International Promotion Award and the Best Student Film prize. Other big winners included Aardmans ANGRY KID and OLIS CHANCE by Johannes Weiland and Saschka Unseld.

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fmx/06 Announces Awards

fmx/06, the 11th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Realtime and Content from May 3-6, 2006 in Stuttgart, Germany, announces its prizes. With more than 5,000 international visitors 40% more than last year fmx/06 included 350 speakers from all over the world presented more than 300 lectures, demos, workshops and screenings about creation, production and distribution in all forms of digital content.

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Ray Harryhausen Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Stop-motion animation legend Ray Harryhausen was given a lifetime achievement award at Universal Studios on April 30, 2006, by a new honorary society of motion picture character designers called Cinerouge.

Harryhausen, 86, who hails from Los Angeles but now lives in England, is on a book tour for THE ART OF RAY HARRYHAUSEN. Paul Davids, director of the new documentary, THE SCI FI BOYS (a Best Buy DVD exclusive from Universal Studios Home Ent.), which was screened at the event, presented Harryhausen with his award.

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Nominees For 1st Internet, Cellphone & iPod Emmy Announced

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the first Emmy Award to be presented for original entertainment programming created specifically for non-traditional viewing platforms, including computers, mobile phones, iPods, PDAs and similar devices. The new Emmy Award will first be presented at the 33rd Annual Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards, hosted by Meredith Vieira, on April 22, 2006, at New York Citys Marriott Marquis.

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Looney Bin Wins Animation Prize at Ann Arbor Film Fest

The Ann Arbor Film Festival wrapped up its 2006 event on March 26, 2006 with the awarding of its prizes. The Chris Frayne Award Best Animated Film went to MARVELOUS KEEN LOONEY BIN by Lizzi Arkana. Moreover, David Chais FUMI AND THE BAD LUCK FOOT won the Prix DeVarti Funniest Film award. In honorable mentions, Bruce Alcocks AT THE QUINTE HOTEL was a recipient. For a complete list of winners, visit

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Game Developers Choice Awards Honors RPG Pioneers, Hecker & Harmonix

The 6th annual Game Developers Choice Awards will devote a portion of the ceremony to honoring a group of individuals whose efforts stand out in the advancement of the interactive entertainment industry. The ceremony, which is produced and hosted by the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and presented by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), will take place on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at the San Jose Civic Auditorium.

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Miami 85 Toon Wins MoTV Award at NATPE Mobile ++

iHollywood Forum, Fun Little Movies and NeTV announced the winners of the first MoTV Awards. Comedian Eddie Griffin (DEUCE BIGALOW: EUROPEAN GIGOLO) congratulated the winners in person last night in a gala ceremony at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

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Wallace & Gromit Wins PGA Award

In its inaugural year for award animated feature, The Producers Guild of America has awarded in top animation prize to WALLACE & GROMIT: CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT. The announcement was made at a ceremony on Jan. 22, 2006, at the Century Plaza hotel. The other animated films nominated were CORPSE BRIDE, ROBOTS, CHICKEN LITTLE and MADAGASCAR. For a list of all the winners, visit

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Winston Wins Tesla Award

Special-effects veteran Stan Winston was awarded the Tesla Award for visionary achievement in filmmaking technology from the International Press Academy on Dec. 17, 2005, reports SCI FI WIRE.

Winston responded by saying, "This award is for technical innovation, and it's interesting that I'm getting this award, because I really don't know much about technology, and, in fact, I'm techno-ignorant. I am an artist... Any technology I created for special effects I was forced to develop in order to do the things I love... I created it for the characters in the movies."

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Jakers, Peppa & Incredibles Win BAFTA Awards

The 10th British Academy Children's Film and Television Awards in association with Time Warner were held on November 27, 2005 at the London Hilton.

The Animation Award went to THE LITTLE REINDEER from Millimages UK and CiTV. The Pre-School Animation Prize went to Nickelodeon UKs PEPPA PIG.

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Flyaway Wins Animation Award At Bethel Film Festival

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 12:00am

Juried prizewinners were announced for the 2005 Bethel Film Festival. Taking the Best Animation award was FLYAWAY from director Danny Oakley. The short film was produced by Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Out Of Our Minds Animation Studio, which landed nearly $2 million in funding from private investors for the production of its first feature-length animated film, MAGISTICAL, earlier this summer.

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VES To Award Lifetime Achievement Honor to Lasseter

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 12:00am

Visual Effects Society has chosen Pixar founder John Lasseter as its recipient of the 2005 Georges Melies Award for Artistic Excellence, reports the trades.

"The VES is thrilled to have John Lasseter as its lifetime achievement honoree at the fourth annual Visual Effects Awards," said VES exec director Eric Roth. "His genius at creating films that captivate both children and adults alike with their humor, whimsy and intelligence is what makes him a true original. His influence in the field of visual effects is incalculable."

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Revenge of the Sith Takes Hollywood Film Festival Movie of the Year Honors

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 12:00am

STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH is the winner of the 9th Annual Hollywood Film Festivals "Hollywood Movie of the Year Award." Director George Lucas will be presented with the award at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Oct. 24.

"Mr. Lucas is a creative genius, a visionary at its best," said festival founder/exec director Carolos de Abreu.

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Prey Alone Takes Digital Excellence in Action/Cut Short Competition

The Irish live-action short, PREY ALONE, comprised almost entirely of virtual environments (co-directed by James Mather and Stephen St. Leger), won the Jury Added Award for Excellence in Digital Filmmaking at The Action/Cut 2005 Short Film Competition earlier this month in Los Angeles.

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Time to Submit Shorts for the BAFTA Awards

BAFTA AwardsLondon, U.K. February 19, 2006Deadline: October 31, 2005

The British Academy Film recognizes that it is essential to reward and nurture the immense diversity and talent demonstrated by filmmakers producing short film and animation. Shorts offer both new and established talent alike the chance to create experimental and innovative films and, by rewarding excellence within these fields, BAFTA aims to raise the profile of these talented individuals and of shorts in general.