China was in the spotlight this year at Annecy 2017, and their presence was very evident with 9 special programs and a film in the Feature Film Competition. Most people in the West know very little about the rich history of Chinese animation so this was a wonderful opportunity to fill this void.
31 January deadline to submit your animated film to the Golden Kuker Festival, 7 - 13 May in Sofia Bulgaria.
AniMafest is a true celebration of the best of independent animation and animators. With 6 short film competitions, 9 feature films in competition, 4 programs of student films, 2 Croatian film screenings and many special programs, every day at AniMafest was very full.
Stop-motion shorts and TV specials may be submitted for the first edition of ANIMARKT pitching that will take place in Lodz (Poland) in October 2017.
For seven days the beautiful city of Sofia becomes the center of Bulgaria’s animation world with the opening of the Golden Kuker International Animation Film Festival. This year the festival received 1,117 films from 87 countries. 205 films were chosen by the selection committee to be screened in 10 competition categories.
Call for Entries for the Anilogue International Animation Festival 2017. The deadline is 15 August for this short film competition which is open for European short animations and comes with a main prize of EUR 2000. There is no entry fee.
The Festival International du Film d'Aubagne is a film festival which highlights composers and soundtracks as well as directors! Animation plays a big part in their selection, and there is now a Call For Entries for both short and feature works.
Deadline for submitting films for selection to the International Animated Film Festival KROK is June 10, 2017
For six days live action film and animation directors and their composers took center stage at the International Festival of Music and Cinema in Aubagne, France. The aim of the festival is to bring together young artists with professional film makers and composers. With more than 140 composers at the festival along with other people involved in all branches of the film and animation industry, networking was a high priority.
It may have been cold and rainy outside but inside the Flagey the films brought rays of sunshine to ANIMA Brussels. With 279 films to be screened in 98 programs there was something to please everyone.
New volunteer-run organization made up of more than 200 concerned animation professionals releases its first animated PSA, 'Share in the Care: Defend the Affordable Care Act,' that illustrates the problems with repealing the Affordable Care Act in a humorous, informative way.
In the past year I have been invited to be on the jury of three different festivals in Warsaw and Krakow Poland resulting in my developing a deep appreciation of Polish festivals.
Here's a radical love story that puts a woman in the center of the narrative and weaves Neuroscience through it.
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KLIK Animation Festival in Amsterdam has come a long way in its 10 year history. From its beginnings in 2007 as a primarily student festival at the Kriterian Theatre to the 2017 edition at the prestigious Eye Film Institute, KLIK has grown into an important event on the European festival calendar.
The Bob Godfrey Collection announces the release of Bob Godfrey’s 1975 Oscar-winning animated short 'Great' on Blu-Ray/DVD and Digital HD download, the first time that it has been released since its short-lived initial cinematic release in 1975.
“And the ship keeps sailing through dead calm, mist, and rough seas” is the perfect motto for the KROK International Animated Film Festival. KROK is a joint Russian/Ukrainian festival that takes place on a boat, and even the current tense political situation between the two countries and the death of Eduard Nazarov, one of the festivals three Presidents, couldn’t dampen spirits as we sailed from Moscow to Yaroslavl.