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Akbank Short Film Festival Calls for Entries

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 12:00am

Akbank Short Film Festival 2007Akbank, Turkey Dec. 3-13, 2007Deadline: Sept. 15, 2007

Akbank Short Film Festival is organized to encourage the production of short films. The event is designed to support and inform new filmmakers who contribute to the national film industry, and introduce various short films and their makers from different cultures. The festival represents a platform to discuss short films, and thus contribute to the formation of new creative ideas in the industry.

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Your Friend the Rat Short to Accompany Ratatouille DVD/Blu-ray

When Disney-Pixar's RATATOUILLE arrives Nov. 6 on DVD ($29.99) and Blu-ray Disc ($34.99) from Walt Disney Studios Home Ent., it will feature the all-new animated short, YOUR FRIEND THE RAT, with a new adventure starring Remy and Emile.

Other DVD bonus features include:

* Deleted Scenes - With introductions by screenwriter/director Brad Bird.

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WHV Releases Restored Popeye on DVD

The wait for Popeye is over, as Warner Home Video (WHV), Hearst Ent. and King Features Syndicate release POPEYE THE SAILOR 1933-1938 VOLUME 1 on July 31, 2007, for $64.92.

These classic POPEYE animated shorts made Popeye, Olive Oyl and Bluto national pop icons and the four-disc authorized edition DVD collection includes 60 original remastered and unedited theatrical shorts created by the legendary Max Fleischer.

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Surf's Up DVD to Include New ChubbChubbs Short

Sony Pictures Home Ent. announced that SURF'S UP will bow Oct. 9, 2007, on DVD, Blu-ray and PSP ($28.95, $38.95 and $28.95), and that an all-new animated short -- THE CHUBBCHUBBS SAVE XMAS -- will headline the bonus features.

SURF'S UP, the second entry from Sony Pictures Animation, is directed by Ash Brannon and Chris Buck. David Schaub serves as senior supervising animator and Rob Bredow is the vfx supervisor. SURF'S UP stars the voice talents of Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods and Mario Cantone.

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Ubisoft & IFC Host Assassin's Creed Inspired Short Film Competition

Assassin's Creed Inspired Short Film CompetitionWorld Wide WebNov. 30, 2007Deadline: Aug. 20, 2007

Ubisoft and the Independent Film Channel (IFC) are hosting a short film contest inspired by the videogame, ASSASSIN'S CREED, due out in November.

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Madame Tutli-Putli Takes Worldwide Short Film Fest

NFB's new stop-motion short, MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI, won the top animated prize at Toronto's Worldwide Short Film Festival. Directors Chris Lavis and Mciek Szczerbowski were awarded the C.O.R.E Digital Pictures Award for Best Animated Short, which comes with a $5,000 cash prize. By winning the festival, the short is now eligible for the Academy Award and Genie Award. In the film, a young woman takes a strange train ride on which she must confront her demons.

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HBO Calls for Shorts for ABFF

Home Box Office announced it is now accepting entries for its 10th Annual HBO Short Film Award at Film Life's 2007 American Black Film Festival (ABFF). The competition honors the writing and directing talents of Black filmmakers. A grand prize of $20,000 will be presented by HBO at the ABFF, taking place in Los Angeles, Oct. 25-29, 2007.

The HBO Short Film Award has been presented as part of the ABFF's competitive film showcase since its inception in 1998. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of HBO as founding and title sponsor of the festival.

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Nordisk Panorama Brings Regional Films to Finland

Nordisk Panorama - 5 Cities Film Festival 2007Oulu, Finland, Sept. 21-26, 2007Deadline: May15, 2007

Nordisk Panorama Event is the main platform for short films and documentaries in the Nordic region, offering an annual business venue and showcase, spanning all professional focus areas from development and financing to distribution and exhibition.

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Slamdance Wants Your Scripts

12th Annual Slamdance Screenplay Competition World Wide WebAug. 20, 2007Deadline: May 18, 2007

The Slamdance Screenplay Competition accept screenplays in every genre, both feature and short length, on any topic from every country around the world. The grand prize is $7,000 and best short prize is $500. The Duke City Shootout Special Prize gives the winner a production package worth $50,000 for a short screenplay under 15 pages.

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Voice Cast Officially Announced for Shane Acker's 9

An all-star cast headed by Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer and John C. Reilly are providing voice work in Shane Acker's animated sci-fi, fairy tale, 9. Adapted from his Academy Award nominated short, the 3D-animated feature is currently in production at Attitude Studio and LuxAnimation in Luxembourg for Focus Features.


Fresh from the Festivals: March 2007’s Reviews

Taylor Jessen reviews five short films -- The Passenger by Chris Jones, Ujbaz Izbeneki Has Lost His Soul by Neil Jack, Cranium Theater by Jason D. Sandri, The Ballad of Mary Slade by Robin Fuller and Pika-Pika (Lightning Doodle Project) by Takeshi Nagata and Kazue Monno. Includes QuickTime movie clips!

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HollyShorts Calls for Entries

HollyShorts 2007Hollywood, California, USAAugust 10-12, 2007 Deadline: May 25, 2007

HollyShorts, Short Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30 minutes or less.

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interfilm Issues Call for Entries

interfilm 2007 - 23. International Short Film Festival Berlin Berlin, GermanyNov. 6-11, 2007Deadline: July 13, 2007

interfilm 2007 - 23. International Short Film Festival Berlin is one of the premiere short film festivals in the world. An audience of 14,000 saw more than 500 short film productions from 48 countries at last years event. A prominent jury awarded prizes amounting to 40,000 Euro.

Animated Headline News

Happy Feet & Danish Poet Top Animated Oscar Honors

The Oscar animation winners offered a few surprises as the top animation awards went to HAPPY FEET for Best Animated Feature and the indie 2D short THE DANISH POET (NFB) by Torill Kove won for Best Animated Short tonight (Feb. 25, 2007) during the 79th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

Echoing its earlier awards at the VES Awards, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MANS CHEST scored the big win for Best Visual Effects. Taking the stage to accept from ILM were John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Allen Hall.

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Oscar Nominated Shorts Show Box Office Strength

THE 2006 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED SHORT FILMS program, distributed by Magnolia Pictures, opened at #44 on the box office chart, with $128,569 on 38 screens for a per-screen average of $3,383. NOMINATED SHORT FILMS is currently playing at the Nuart in L.A. and opens Friday, Feb. 23, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

The program consists of:

Short Film (Animated)* THE DANISH POET (Norway & Canada, National Film Board of Canada) Torill Kove, director* LIFTED (U.S., Buena Vista), Gary Rydstrom, director