Anima Brussels, from 5 February to 14 February, is packed full of film, workshops and special informative sessions.
The call for entries for FIKE 2016 is open to Fiction, Animation and Documentary films, premiered after January 1st 2014, with up to 40 minutes of total running time. Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2016.
Call for Entries: On 27 and 28 August the student animation festival FESA will be held, and the deadline is 18 July.
Estonians are natural story tellers and many of their films are metaphoric stories about very human problems. If you take the time and effort to dig deeper beyond the surface the stories are extremely layered.
After 7 years of extensive research Giannalberto Bendazzi’s long awaited three volume set of Animation A World History is finally here! More than just a continuation of his 1994 ground breaking Cartoons, these three volumes thoroughly cover the history of every phase of animation over the last three centuries.
Putting Nordic/Baltic Animation in the Spotlight - The Frederikstad Animation Festival presents the opportunity to see the best of the Nordic and Baltic animation, much of which is not shown at any other festival.
With 37 animated documentaries and 94 animated films plus live action films and a special Simpson’s event the Dok Leipzig Festival was so full of content it was impossible to see everything.
A PUPPET IS A HUMAN TOO - When most people think of puppets they think of films and performances for children, but the International Festival of Puppet Theatre and Animated Films is different.
Over the years animators have asked me “aren’t you afraid to go to Russia?” and “what would happen if you got seriously ill there?” The answer to the first question has always been no, attending KROK is very safe and I have never been afraid in Russia. Now I can answer the second question with firsthand knowledge. The KROK staff will make sure that you get excellent medical treatment if you should get seriously ill.
My only previous encounter with Belarus was when I was thrown off the train in Minsk and sent back to Poland because I didn’t have a Belarus travel visa on my trip from Belgium to Moscow. This all changed when I was invited to be a juror at the Animaevka Animation Festival.
Call for entries for the 7th International Animation Film Festival - Golden Kuker in Sofia, Bulgaria, held from May 9 - 15 May, 2016.
Last Call deadline for film submissions is 15 January for the Anifilm festival in Trebon in the Czech Republic.
Civita di Bagnoregio is a step back into the past, with stone houses and narrow passages leading to hidden gardens. Except for the numerous tourists, you feel that you time has passed this town by. Luca Raffaelli, one of Italy’s top experts on comics and animation, conceived the idea of La Cittá Incata, bringing together, there, over fifty of Italy’s most distinguished animators, designers, cartoonists, storyboard and visual artists to demonstrate and talk about their work. The meeting was promoted by Regione Lazio with Roma Capitale, realized by Progetto ABC (Arte Bellezza Cultura) together with Nufactory.
Esteemed animation historian Giannalberto Bendazzi has just completed a 3 volume set of books titled Animation – A World History.
This comprehensive animation history took Giannalberto 9 years to write and is a greatly expanded and more detailed addition to his 1994 book Cartoons. The three volumes treat animation as the serious art form that it is, deserving of its own place in film history.
A teaser for Bob Godfrey's Great has been released as part of the crowdfunding campaign for new documentary.
Change in dates for The International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker in Sofia, Bulgaria: May 9 -15, 2016.
The 14th Euganea Film Festival takes place over 3 different weekends in 3 different Northern Italian cities where over 60 films were screened. The first weekend in the beautiful city of Este was devoted to animation. The documentary and short live action films were shown in two other cities on following weekends with different juries.
Lobster Films has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the Keaton Project - which is a venture to restore 32 Buster Keaton films.
Founded in 1955, DOK Leipzig is the oldest documentary festival in the world, and from its beginning, animated films were part of the program, which today extends into crossmedia art. Dok Leipzig 2015 will be from 26 Oct. until 1 Nov. this year.
Scratch, Crackle & Pop: A whole grains approach to making films without a camera
by Steven Woloshen; 106 Pages published by Scratchatopia Books
The Monstra Animation Festival in Lisbon has sent out their call for entries for Monstra 2016 in March, 2016. The entry deadline is 31 October, 2015