Search form

Sprockets

Annecy 2017 Blogs

EAST MEETS WEST AT THE ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 12 – 17 June 2017, Annecy, France

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.

film animation festivals competition Blogs

AniMafest Zagreb - 5-10 June 2017 - Zagreb, Croatia: A CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENT ANIMATION

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.

film animation festivals competition Blogs

GOLDEN KUKER INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL 01 – 7 May 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria

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 Blogs

Call for Entries for the Anilogue International Animation Festival 2017

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.

Animation Festivals Blogs

Call for entries for short and feature films for the 19th Festival International du Film d'Aubagne

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.

Film Blogs

MUSIC IN THE AIR AT THE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D’AUBAGNE OF MUSIC AND FILM: 20 – 25 March 2017 in Aubagne, France

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.

Animation Blogs

Our Next 4 Years: Oscar and Emmy-Winning Animators Help Change the Discussion with Animated PSAs

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.

film animation festivals competition Blogs

ETIUDA & ANIMA 23rd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - 22-27 November, 2016 in Krakow, Poland

 

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.

Klik Animation Festival Blogs

YOU’VE COME A LONG WAY BABY! - KLIK Animation Festival 27 October -1 November 2016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.

DVD release Blogs

The Bob Godfrey Collection Announces Release of Bob Godfrey’s 'Great' with a 15% Discount to My Readers

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.

film animation festivals competition Blogs

XXII International Animated Film Festival KROK - 30 September to 8 October 2016 Russia

“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.

Pages

randomness