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Animation Festival Blogs

Animated Dreams Animation Festival - Tallinn, Estonia, 18-22 November 2015

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.

book review Blogs

ANIMATON A WORLD HISTORY Volumes 1, 2, and 3 by Giannalberto Bendazzi

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.

Festivals Blogs

Frederikstad Animation Festival - 12 through 15 November 2015 - Fredrikstad, Norway - Putting Nordic/Baltic Animation in the Spotlight

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.

Animation Festivals Blogs

58th International DOK Leipzig Festival - 26 October to 1 November 2015 in Leipzig, Germany

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.

Animation Festivals Blogs

10th International Festival of Puppet Theatre and Animated Films for Adults 12 through 20 October Warsaw, Poland

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.

KROK 2015 Blogs

To Live (And Almost Die) In Russia . . . But All’s Well That Ends Well

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.

Animation Festivals Blogs

18th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION ANIMAEVKA, Mogilev, Mogilevskaya Region, Belarus: 9 - 13 September 2015

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.

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THREE DAYS ON THE “ISLAND IN THE SKY” La Citta Incantata Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy July 10, 11, and 12 2015

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.

Christmas Blogs

MY CHRISTMAS WISH LIST: ANIMATION – A WORLD HISTORY (3 volumes) , by Giannalberto Bendazzi

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.

film animation festivals competition Blogs

14th Edition of the Euganea Film Festival 2nd to the 19th of July 2015 Este/Euganea/Padova, Italy

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.

film animation festivals competition Blogs

Dok Leipzig Documentary Film Festival - 26 October - 1 November

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.

book review Blogs

Book Review - Scratch, Crackle & Pop: A whole grains approach to making films without a camera, by Steven Woloshen

              Scratch, Crackle & Pop:  A whole grains approach to making films without a camera

                       by Steven Woloshen; 106 Pages published by Scratchatopia Books

Animation Festivals Blogs

Call for entries - 23rd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

23rd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film invites you to submit your animated films produced after October 1st 2014 for the competition categories International Competition, Young Animation, Tricks for Kids and AniMovie. Submission deadline is December 1st, 2015