Sony Pictures Animation is hosting the 2015 World Animation Celebration international short film festival on October 24 & 25.
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The 38th International Animated Film Festival Cinanima, 10 through 16 November, 2014 in Espinho, Portugal is one of the oldest and most respected animation festivals in the world. It has the reputation for screening not only the best of current animation, but is also a major showcase for Portuguese animation. The Grand Prix winning film at the festival qualifies for submission to the Academy Awards and the Cartoon D’ Or. Portugal has a rich literary history and a centuries old connection to the sea, and that is often reflected in their animation. When coupled with the country’s long years of isolation from the rest of Europe, I feel it often makes Portuguese animation difficult for other cultures to appreciate. With the exception of a few well-known Portuguese animators such as Regina Pessoa, Abe Feijo, Jose Miguel Ribeiro, and Joanna Toste, comparatively little animation from this country has been seen at other festivals in the past. There are numerous excellent animators such as Zepe (Jose Pedro Cavalheiro) whose films are well-known in his own country but seldom seen in the rest of the world.
Hugh describes the perseverance, support, and vision it has taken the festival to achieve such phenomenal success.
Anibar Call for Entires
Animators around the world! We invite you all to become part of the competitions, for the 6th edition of Anibar Animation Festival! This year’s Anibar has four new crowns to award in the categories: Best Environmental, Best music video, Best production and Best children.
Regina Pessoa, director of the award-winning ‘Tragic Story with Happy Ending,’ designs the poster for Annecy 2015 with a focus on women and history.
Ottawa International Animation Festival seeks submissions for International Showcase in eight separate categories.
‘Storm Hits Jacket’ from French director and screenwriter Paul Cabon receives the Short Film Jury Award for Animation.
Program highlights include East Coast premiere of new Aardman feature, ‘Shaun The Sheep The Movie,’ North American premiere of new Studio Ghibli film ‘When Marnie Was There,’ U.S. premiere of ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,’ and more.
Nik and I love Portugal, the food, the wine, the people, so when I was invited to be on the jury of FIKE and Nik was asked to give a workshop we were very excited. We had never been to Evora before so we weren’t prepared for the unique beauty of the historic town.
Teesside University’s annual Animex Festival to include a full day dedicated to Britain’s independent games studios and developers.
The Animate Dubai Animation Festival, running April 22 - 25, 2015 is looking for submissions. The deadline is February 8, 2015.
Twelfth annual short film festival is set to run July 30 - August 2 at Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, NY.
Focus on women in animation to include an all-female jury, programs of films by women directors, and a tribute to female animation pioneers.
Directed by Isao Takahata and produced by Yoshiaki Nishimura, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is the first Studio Ghibli film to win an APSA.
With a special spotlight on projects from Latvia and The Netherlands, the 2015 edition of the Brussels International Animation Film Festival will be held February 13-22.
One-day festival of animated shorts showcases CG, stop motion, 2D digital, experimental and traditional hand-drawn animation from over 40 countries around the world.
ANIFILM, International Festival of Animated Films, Trebon 2015 is announcing CALL FOR ENTRIES!
6th Anifilm, which will take place in T?ebo?, Czech Republic 5th - 10th May 2015 opens submissions for your films!
Your creations made after January 1st 2014 you can submit now to following categories:
a/ Films for Grown-Ups
b/ Films for Children
Application deadline is set to 15th January 2015.
Please register your film by filling in at online form at vp.eventival.eu/anifilm/2015 .
They were very busy but they took time out to sit down with me and tell me about The Hollow Land Experience. The talented couple have created an audience inter-active installation to “explore the possibilities and expel the boundaries between theatre and animation, fiction and realism, transforming a screen based experience into a physical one”. Participants are given masks and costumes representing the two characters in the film as they enter the “animated rooms” which are created by multi-angled projections which change rapidly as the masked participants explore them. The blind “explorers” do not realize that there is one actor among them who leads them through the experience and hands them props such as toilet plungers to put on their heads. There is also an audience watching all of the activity much like old time residents of a city would watch newcomers. The installation was conceived at the Open Workshop in Viborg where they are both artists-in-residence. They said that it is expensive to install but they hope to be able to present it at animation festivals and in museums. You can see a small excerpt about the project on their website: http://Hollowlandfilm.wordpress.com