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By kier_la | Monday, January 3, 2011 at 2:41pm
Begins: May 4, 2011

PLASTIC PAPER: WINNIPEG'S FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED, ILLUSTRATED + PUPPET FILM is an international festival that takes place May 4-7, 2011 at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg, Canada. The festival is one component of the year-round organizational activities of the Big Smash! Film Collective.

Festival Events

2011 Burbank International Film Festival - Early Bird Submissions End!

Begins: September 10, 2011

The Burbank International Film Festival would like to call to your attention our Official Call for Entries. If you could please spread the word regarding the festival it would be much appreciated. The link for submissions on withoutabox is 

Submission Dates December 31st, 2010 Earlybird Deadline June 15, 2011 Regular Deadline July 15th, 2011 Late Deadline 


IBC 2010

Begins: September 9, 2010

IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. In 2009, the show attracted more than 45,000 attendees from 140 countries around the world, exhibiting more than 1,300 of the world's key technology suppliers and showcasing a debate-leading conference that, among other vital sessions, brought together the ASC and the BSC digital camera tests and offered pioneering insight into the latest developments in stereoscopic 3D.

Awards Events

83rd Annual Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 28, 2010 at 6:07pm
Begins: February 27, 2011

Each January, the entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their attention to the Academy Awards. Interest and anticipation builds to a fevered pitch leading up to the Oscar telecast in February, when hundreds of millions of movie lovers tune in to watch the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in filmmaking.

Film Events

Direct Before You Shoot: Visual Planning on line Master Class

By Masha | Friday, April 9, 2010 at 11:47pm
Begins: April 24, 2010

Learn how to design powerful and dynamic film imagery that connects with its intended audiences, utilizing techniques painstakingly developed by cinematic masters. This two-day on-line Master Class is an expert analysis of visual planning and directing through the process of storyboarding.  It is designed for professionals and students in the areas of film and animation directing, storyboarding, pre-visualization and editing. It offers a practical set of techniques that can strengthen each filmmaker’s storytelling ability. 

The lecturer, David Russell, is an authority on the subject of visual storytelling.  In close collaboration with celebrated directors including George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Tim Burton and Peter Weir, he has created key sequences for over 100 film and television productions, including Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, The Color Purple, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Thin Red Line, Moulin Rouge, Master and Commander, and the upcoming Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.


Brownstones to Red Dirt Postcard Art Benefit

By copperpot | Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 8:05pm
Begins: March 6, 2010

Copper Pot Pictures has paired with the Picture Book Project and Schools for Salone to hold an online art auction to benefit the schools featured in its documentary, BROWNSTONES TO RED DIRT.  The auction includes over 150 pieces created by some of the top names in animation as well as children’s book, graphic novel and comic illustration, including Oscar-winning director Chris Wedge, Toy Story 3 Art Director Daisuke Tsutsumi, renowned illustrator Peter DeSeve and legendary Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney.

Festival Events

KidzFlix Children's International Film Festival

By riarueda | Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 2:11pm
Begins: May 14, 2010

The first annual KidzFlix Children’s International Film Festival is making its debut in May 2010. KidzFlix is currently seeking entries for this new and exciting film festival. Submissions must be suitable for children’s ages 6-18. Categories for film and video submissions are:  features, shorts, live-action, animation, documentaries and child-produced (6-14) productions. The deadline is April 1, 2010. For more information on how to enter, visit

Film Events

Tricky Women 2010

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, February 12, 2010 at 11:00am
Begins: March 4, 2010

TRICKY WOMEN 2010 – International Animation Film Festival March, 4th – 8th Tricky Women is the first and only festival of animated film in Europe that is dedicated exclusively to animation by women. With its international competition, retrospectives, presentations by renowned film schools, its special programmes and its forum Connecting Animation, Tricky Women offers a unique, up-to-date overview of animated filmmaking around the world. Since 2007 it has been held annually in Vienna each March.

International Events

CALL FOR WORKS: Independent Exposure 2010, 14th Season

By jekire | Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 9:49am
Begins: September 1, 2010

Curated by Microcinema International and Bill Plympton

Presented by Panasonic Broadcast

Independent Exposure is seeking narrative, artistic, humorous, dramatic, animation, documentary, experimental, alternative, avant-garde, ambient, music videos, and underground works of all genres, formats, and styles. 

Prizes include Panasonic AG-HSC1U 1/4" 3-CCD High Definition Video Camera and Selected works from the Catalog.

  Since 2005, Independent Exposure has teamed up with a partner to curate the screening programs and select prize winners and a "best-of" selection. Recent partners include Addictive TV, Hal Hartley, and Asthmatic Kitty Records. This year we are pleased to partner with Academy Award-Nominated Animator Bill Plympton.

Festival Events

PLASTIC PAPER: Winnipeg's Festival of Animated, Illustrated + Puppet Film

By kier_la | Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 7:37pm
Begins: May 5, 2010

PLASTIC PAPER is an international festival of animated, illustrated and puppet film that takes place May 5-8, 2010 at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg, Canada. The festival is one component of the year-round organizational activities of the Big Smash! Film Collective.

Short Events

Kansas City FilmFest 2010

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 10:00am
Begins: April 14, 2010

All filmmakers, anywhere, are invited to submit your short or feature film -- drama, comedy, documentary, animation or experimental work. It must have been completed since January 1, 2008. EARLY DEADLINE DATE: August 15, 2009 (Other deadlines: 10/1/2009, 11/15/2009. and 12/01/2009) ENTRY FEES: Vary by short or feature and increase with each new deadline date

Films Events

Video Festival Imperia 2010

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 10:00am
Begins: April 20, 2010

The Videofestival City of Imperia is open to amateurs and professionals. Registration is free. The Festival is now at its 5th edition and will take place in Imperia from April 20 to April 24, 2010. Deadline for foreign works is February 8, 2010. 551 authors from 45 nations participated to the 2009 edition. 100 films were screened. INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY:

Animation Events


By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: November 25, 2009

CARTOON, European Animation Film Association has chosen EXPOTOONS, the most representative international animation festival in Latin America, as a strategic partner in that region to organize CARTOON CONNECTION, the first meeting between European and Latin American animation professionals.

The most representative animation event in Latin America. It hosts selected films, conferencists, trainers, production and distribution companies, buyers and more!

This year more than ever it's becoming a bridge to Europe and Asia. And since 2008 it is allied with Annecy Animation Festival.

Film Events

Intervideo Talent Award

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: November 15, 2009

Films permitted for submission are those dealing with the theme “Tomorrow we will see,” in accordance with the description of the competition. The length of the film contributions must not exceed 10 minutes. In the case of longer films, an excerpt of up to 10 minutes may be submitted.

Festival Events

Savannah Film Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: October 31, 2009

The Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, is accepting entries for the 2009 festival, to be held Oct. 31-Nov. 7. Featuring the best in independent, innovative and influential film from around the world, the annual festival presents a full range of cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Features, documentaries, professional and student shorts, both live action and animated, will be considered. All entries must be postmarked by July 6.

Film Events

Cinema by the Bay Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, October 23, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: October 23, 2009

The San Francisco Film Society has announced that the inaugural Cinema by the Bay festival, a celebration of the passion, innovation and diversity of Bay Area filmmaking, the intelligence and probing spirit of local directors and the incredible depth and breadth of America's film and media frontier, will run October 23-25. The three-day festival will feature new work produced in or about the San Francisco Bay Area and provide a compelling window into Bay Area film culture and practice at its best.

Animated Events

San Diego Asian Film Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: October 15, 2009

Attention animators! The 10th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival 2009 will once again be showcasing animated short films produced by animators of Asian ethnicities in a 90-minute all-animation program. All forms of animation (traditional, claymation, stop-motion, flash, CGI, etc) will be accepted for consideration into this competitive festival. Films by all animators pertaining to Asian issues and themes will also be considered. Only DVD formats are accepted for consideration. A Best Animated Short Film Award will be awarded with prizes to be determined.

Animation Events

ANIMA'09 -- 5th Cordoba International Animation Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: October 8, 2009

ANIMA'09 will take place in the city of Cordoba, Argentina, from October 8 through 10, 2009. The festival is organized by the Centro Experimental de Animacion and the Secretaria de Extension Universitaria, National University of Cordoba.

This fifth edition of the ANIMA will be dedicated to exploring the concept of Identity Traits. Therefore, we open the following:

Digital Events

Jamaica Digital Arts Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: September 19, 2009

The Jamaica Digital Arts Festival was formed to create a new opportunity to unleash and showcase some of the nation's productive energy and to develop a critical mass across all social divides to push this creativity for societal benefit. This festival is intended to kick-start national interest in a cultural industry based on the creation of digital arts products.

Film Events

Milano Film Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, September 11, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: September 11, 2009

The fourteenth edition of Milano Film Festival will take place September 11-20, 2009.

The feature film competition is open to first and second films of any genre, language, format and running time, provided that they were completed after January 1, 2008. The works will not be divided into categories.

The short film competition is open to films of any genre, language, format and running time, provided that they were completed after January 1, 2008. The works will not be divided into categories.

Festival Events

Asolo Art Film Festival 28th Edition

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, August 28, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: August 28, 2009

The festival is conceived and organised by the cultural association A.I.A.F. (Asolo International Art Festival).

Starting with the 28th edition A.I.A.F will work together with the Gallery San Fedele in Milano.

The contest is divided into six sections:

-- Films On Art for works on art; -- Artist's Biographies for works of historical reconstruction and critical interpretation on personalities from the world of art and music; -- Films On Architecture & Design for works on architecture, urbanism and design relating to history, movements, main personalities, works and projects;

Festival Events

Downtown Film Fest - L.A. - 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: August 12, 2009

The second annual Downtown Film Festival - Los Angeles (DFFLA), the only dedicated film festival in the historic core of the Entertainment Capital of the World, will be held August, 12-22, 2009. The festival doubles in size to 10 days from last year's inaugural event with a series of film screenings of Hollywood, independent and classic films, lectures, panel discussions, exhibits, and parties and receptions, all celebrating downtown L.A.'s renaissance.