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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.

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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.

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Call for Entries 2017 for the Be there! Corfu Animation Festival

Be there! Corfu Animation Festival, an international competitive festival organized by ANIMATE CORFU NGO since 2011 in Corfu, Greece, once more invites international filmmakers to submit their animation films. Submission deadline: 21st December 2016.

Its 6th edition takes place from 29 March - 2 April in Corfu, Greece.

call for entries Blogs

Call for Entries Animafest Zagreb 2017

The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb invites you to submit your films for the 27th edition of the Festival, taking place 5-10 June 2017 in Zagreb.
All short and feature animated films completed after 1 January 2016 are eligible to apply via an online application form on

anidox Blogs

Call for Entries - Anidox Residency and Anidox Lab in Viborg, Denmark

ANIDOX:LAB is open for applications until December 1st!

  • 3 professional seminars in Viborg and Copenhagen - Denmark. 
  • A unique opportunity for talented documentary and animation filmmakers to engage and combine their two worlds. 
  • A time-based cinematic approach, as well as digital platforms that allow for multiple stories and timelines.
In Passing Blogs

Another Bright Star in the World of Animation Shines in the Heavens: Eduard Nazarov 1941-2016

On September 11, 2016 the world lost a renowned animator with the passing of Russian director Eduard Vasilevich Nazarov in Moscow at the age of 75.

film animation festivals competition Blogs

Upping the Ante on Festival Standards: Animafest Zagreb; Zagreb, Croatia 6 – 11 June 2016

Animafest Zagreb is the second oldest animation festival in the world, after the Annecy International Animation Festival.  It has always been an excellent festival, but this year Artistic Director Daniel Suljic set a new standard for festival excellence. Along with the six International Competition programs, the Student Film Competition, two Croatian Film Competitions and nine feature films, the week was packed with special events.

Film Blogs

The 7th Annual Golden Kuker International Festival of Animated Film 9 – 15 May 2016 - Sofia, Bulgaria

In the 7 years since its inception the Golden Kuker International Animation Festival has become an important event in Sofia.  Under the guidance of founder Nadezhda Slavova, the festival continues to grow.  This year 935 short films and 15 feature films were submitted to the selection committee.

animated film festival Blogs

Call for Submissions: VOID International Animation Film Festival - Copenhagen, Denmark 26 January - 4 February, 2017

VOID International Animation Film Festival in Copenhagen is calling for submissions: new, animated films - made for an adult audience - completed after January 1st, 2015.

Stuttgart 2016 Blogs

Animation For Grown-Ups: 23rd International Trickfilm Festival Of Animated Film and FMX - 26 April to 1 May 2016 in Stuttgart, Germany

The motto of the 23rd International Trickfilm Festival was Animation For Grown-ups, and sure enough, the films shown at the opening night of the International Competition were very thought provoking.

film animation festivals competition puppets Blogs

Call for Entries - PUPPET IS A HUMAN TOO - International Festival of Puppet Theatre and Animated Films

Call for Entries for the International Festival of Puppet Theatre and Animated Films for Adults - October 10 - 16, 2016 - a festival that combines two worlds, the world of theatre and cinema.