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Oscar Shorts Coming to 100 Theaters

By Matt Kapko | Monday, February 1, 2010 at 9:18am

Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures are once again planning to bring the Oscar-nominated short film program (Live-Action and Animation) to theaters starting Feb. 19, COMINGSOON.NET reports.

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Aardman Using Nintendo's Flipnote to Make 12 Shorts

Starting on Sept. 16, the site Flipnote Hatena ( will feature shorts made by Aardman Animations using Flipnote Studio, the free animation tool available for DSi.

Animation Headline News

Animarte 2009 Call for Entries

Animarte 2009 Call for EntriesDeadline: September 30, 2009

The 4th Animarte - International Animation Festival is receiving submissions until September 30, 2009. Animarte is open to animated and mixed media shorts with a duration of 15 minutes or less. There is no entry or registration fee and all animation techniques are accepted.

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Oscar Shorts Screen Nationwide on Feb. 6

Shorts International will bring the Oscar-nominated short films in the live-action and animated categories to U.S. theatres on February 6 2009, giving audiences around the country an opportunity to see the nominated films prior to the 81st Academy Awards ceremony on February 22.

The Oscar Shorts program will open in theaters starting February 6, expanding to 60 cities throughout the country in the following weeks. This year's release will also in part be supported by Magnolia Pictures.

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CITV And ITV1 UK Pick Up TV-Loonland's animated show Pat&Stan

TV-Loonland has licensed its multi-formatted animated property PAT&STAN to British children's channel CITV.

Selected shorts have also been licensed to ITV1. CITV, owned by U.K. commercial broadcaster ITV, has acquired UK broadcast and online rights for the whole available set of formats; 350 shorts, a half-hour "Treasure Hunt" special as well the brand new 39x7 season set for delivery in spring 2009. The short formats will be premiering on CITV's website very soon as a lead up to the TV launch scheduled for this Christmas.

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21 Animated Shorts Now Available On iTunes

Short film distributor Shorts International has released THE ANIMATION COLLECTION OF SHORTS to the iTunes Store in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

The 21 animated shorts are in a variety of styles, from traditional hand-drawn cartoons to state-of-the-art computer graphics, in widely ranging moods, from serious to satirical so that anyone could get animated.


Film Headline News

Red Bull Shorts Competition

Red Bull Shorts CompetitionDeadline: August 17, 2008

Red Bull is starting another round in its series of provocative shorts. This round's theme is "Vibrations." Make a film that's narrative, documentary, non-linear, experimental, or any combination of the above. Use any visual style -- animated, grainy film, crisp video, drawn, photographed, painted-onto-the-celluloid -- anything goes.

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Nat'l Film Board Of Canada And YouTube Strike Deal For Oscar Shorts

Seven NFB shorts will be featured on YouTube's new channel The Screening Room, which offers viewers a selection of the best international animated shorts. The first NFB gem to screen on the video sharing Web site will be the 2007 Oscar winner THE DANISH POET by Torill Kove, who attended the launch in Los Angeles yesterday evening.

The selected NFB animated shorts will screen starting today on, each for six consecutive weeks.

Shorts Headline News

Aardman Animations Goes Green

Aardman Animations (WALLACE AND GROMIT) will create a series of claymation shorts on eco-friendly living for Animal Planet, C21 Media reported Wednesday.

"Animals Save The Planet" is a series of 20- to 40-second humorous shorts featuring tips from animals on how to live "green."

The shorts will begin airing on Animal Planet across the U.S., U.K., Europe, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa in March.

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Ex-Pats Create Daily Shorts From Costa Rica

A new animation studio out of Costa Rica launched their website Monday, offering free digital shorts.

PodComics is not only the name of the studio, it describes the content available: original animated shorts posted five days a week.

PodComics are intended to be watched through the internet or on portable media players. We also provide a Hi-Definition version of most episodes for our members, said founder Patrick Davidson.

iTunes Headline News

Teat Beat, Because Washington Up for iTunes Review

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 12:00am

Upon reports circling that iTunes banned Signe Baumane's TEAT BEAT OF SEX and Kenneth Ti and Kin Hung's BECAUSE WASHINGTON IS HOLLYWOOD FOR UGLY PEOPLE, the Sundance Film Festival, who submitted the films along with 40+ other shorts, contacted AWN to clarify the status of the shorts. The Sundance shorts need to go through a review committee for content and technical issues before they can make it into the iTunes store. A Sundance spokesman said that they should have an answer from iTunes by the end of the week and that the festival is pushing to have all the films it submitted online.

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Slamdance Announces Short Films

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

More than 2,000 short films from over 40 countries were submitted to the 2008 Slamdance Film Festival, and 67 have been selected by the shorts programming committee, which is comprised of Slamdance alumni filmmakers. Each of the 67 shorts is now in competition and eligible for a Grand Jury Award.