ODE TO SYROS => Hermoupolis, the capitol city of Syros. From the moment the ferry docked, I fell in love with the island!
Volda, Norway is home to the Volda University College Animation Department and the Volda Animation Festival. The festival is a completely student run undertaking and this year the four festival organizers were women as befits this year’s theme, Women In Animation.
In two days at the StopTrik Festival in Maribor, 5 workshop participants, a photographer, an editorial assistant and I put out a newspaper.
Over these past 10 years of existence the Animator Festival in Poznan has grown in respect internationally so it was a lovely honor to be invited back this year to help celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary.
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.