Exploring the relationship between NASA and motion pictures, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present "Astronaut as Filmmaker," featuring Commander Scott Altman and the crew of the STS-125 shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope, on Tuesday, July 14, at 8 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The program will be hosted by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor John Dykstra.
The summer fun never stops at the National Film Board of Canada's Mediatheque, with a July programming lineup offering exclusive activities for all ages and interests. From animation aplenty and films both short and long, to weekly camps for kids and free access to unique digital viewing stations, the NFB continues to entertain and educate well into its 70th year. The NFB Mediatheque is located at 150 John Street, in the heart of downtown Toronto -- the perfect destination for visitors to Toronto and 'staycationers' alike.
Weekend Animation Workshops and Screenings
=Conditions-- Must be no more than 30 minutes in length?-- There are no limitations considering the applicant’s age?-- All genres and languages are accepted?-- Must have been made after January of 2006?-- Copyrights and any other rights of the movie to be submitted must be possessed or registered by the actual applicant?-- Must have never been submitted to a previous CON-CAN Movie Festival?-- Movies in a language other than English or Japanese must have either English or Japanese subtitles?
The Los Angeles Film Festival, held annually for ten days in June, showcases the best of American and international cinema. Drawing on an expected attendance of 85,000, the festival provides films with the opportunity to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry. More than 100 feature films -- narrative and documentary-are featured in the festival, alongside gala premieres, panels and seminars, short film programs, music video showcases, free outdoor screenings, live musical performances, and unique signature events.
Place: Cartoon Network in Burbank, CA, Roof Top (Sweaters/jackets are recommended. No high or spiky heels, please.)
Time: 6:30 Check-in and Networking7:00 WIA Business7:30 One World Giving
Donation: Student Members $5. Members $10. Guests $15. All fees are donations to our new One World Giving Fund.
RSVP: No later than Friday, June 12th via firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited. RSVP early.
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Creating today's entertainment media demands community, collaboration and teamwork. Community is vital to artists struggling in the current economic landscape. The Industry Giants 2009: Building a Community, Visual Effects, Animation and Game Forum features 2D artist/animator Michel Gagne, veteran of Warner Bros., Disney and Pixar, Jay Hawkins, Epic Games' Senior Concept Artist for Gears of War and many other creative professionals.
The first films that will screen in this year's festival have been revealed, presenting a diverse selection of titles that will screen in Australia for the first time.
Amongst those in the official competition are animated features CORALINE, BRENDAN AND THE SECRET OF KELLS and SUNSHINE BARRY AND THE DISCO WORMS.
The Hamburg International Short Film Festival has its roots in the independent filmmaking scene. The Festival first took place in 1985 under the title NoBudget, a name which clearly defined the Festival’s mission. In 1994 it received its current name. Since it was founded, it has always been the Festival’s aim to rise to the challenge presented by new developments and changing parameters in technology, society, and aesthetics.
11th Mo&Friese Children's ShortFilmFestival Hamburg, Germany June 1-7, 2009
The Mo&Friese Children’s ShortFilmFestival is one of the few film festivals for children, that presents exclusively short films. It has developed out of a special programme of the International ShortFilmFestival Hamburg. In 1999 it became an independent festival and has grown ever since. Besides children it attracts also a professional international audience.
Design Festa is a biannual international art event, started in 1994. It is open to all artists from all over the world to exhibit their creative talent freely. 7,000 artists working in a variety of mediums will be present, turning the two day event into artistic chaos. There will be booth areas(2,600 booths), an outdoor live-show stage, an indoor stage, a mini-theater space and a restaurant and cafe/bar area, all for your enjoyment during these two days filled with art, energy, excitement and discovery.
JAWS documentary THE SHARK IS STILL WORKING will debut as part of the Los Angeles United Film Festival on May 2.
The documentary features appearances by Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Kevin Smith, Bryan Singer and M. Night Shyamalan and is narrated by Roy Scheider.
Screenings are at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, May 2 and midnight on Sunday, May 3 at the Los Feliz 3 Cinemas (1822 Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027).
The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) highlights and celebrates the diversity of the Jewish experience through film. With its focus on Jewish identity, LAJFF informs and inspires its audience.
By featuring films that deal with Jewish culture, history, traditions, challenges and characters, LAJFF deepens Jewish values, promotes ideas of tolerance and encourages a new dialogue within the greater Los Angeles Community.
The Video Festival Imperia is organized by the Cineforum of Imperia and is open to amateurs and professionals. The festival is now at its fourth edition and will take place in Imperia, Italy from April 22-26, 2009. Deadline for foreign works is February 23, 2009.
The international category is reserved to foreign authors. The sections are: Short, Documentary, Animation with an unlimited running time. Works must be subtitled in Italian, French or English. Prizes will go to winners in each section.
The NAB Show is the world's largest professional digital media industry convention. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has been hosting this event for over 80 years for all traditional broadcast, entertainment and emerging platform industries, including TV, Radio, Film, Internet and many others.
Now in its third year, the Mexico International Film Festival is committed to bringing the best independent cinema from around the world to Mexico in an effort to maintain and enrich the country’s film culture. The festival is held in the serene and beautiful town of Rosarito, situated on the Baja coast, where the sun shines all year with cooling sea breezes, glorious clear skies, and the crystal azure Pacific as a backdrop.
Entries open for the 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston on August 15, 2008. The main entry deadline is December 15, 2008. The 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston Dates are April 16-25, 2009.
Go to www.worldfest.org to see the subcategories for features, shorts, music videos, documentaries, student, experimental and new media.
Monday April 13, 2009, 8:00 pm
Los Angeles Filmforum and Cinefamily presentAnimated Documentaries part 2 – Rendering the FactsA Cocoa ScreeningAt the Silent Movie Theatre611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036 323-655-2510 Admission $12 general, $8 for Cinefamily and Filmforum membersTickets and more details for this show athttp://www.silentmovietheatre.com/calendar/events.html
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Aspen Shortsfest invites submissions of live-action, documentary and animation short films and videos for the 18th annual edition of its Oscar-qualifying competitive showcase. Aspen Shortsfest 2009 will be held April 1-5, 2009.
Entries will be accepted beginning September 1, 2008. Early bird entry (reduced entry fee) deadline is November 1, 2008. Regular entry deadline is December 15, 2008. Instructions for entering are available online at www.aspenfilm.org.
The 33rd Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) will be held March 19-29, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio.
The festival features two family film programs as well as several shorts programs that feature animation. Last year, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences designated the CIFF as one of its qualifiers to the Academy Awards.
Animated short films to screen include TINY NATION from ILL Clan Animation Studios, CLOSED (Germany), MY HAPPY END (Germany), THE NEEDFUL HEAD (U.S.), POUND (U.S.), SLEEPING BETTY (Canada), ZOOLOGIC (U.S.) and ARTS DESIRE (U.S.).
The Producers Guild of America New Media Council East presents a comprehensive session on the latest examples of animation in non-fiction filmmaking -- "What's Up, Documentary?" -- Wednesday evening, March 18, from 7-9 p.m., at the New School's Eugene Lang Auditorium, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor. A wine and cheese reception will follow the presentation.
Admission is free, but RSVP is required to email@example.com.
The European Independent Film Festival (ECU) discovers, promotes and projects the best independent films from around the world every year at La Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris. This year's festival will take place March 13-15, 2009.
Rushes Soho Shorts, Bornshorts and the Danish newspaper POLITIKEN have teamed up to bring Copenhagen a night full of short films, animations and music videos.
The event to be held on March 12, 2009 will showcase work from Bornshorts and the Rushes Soho Shorts 2008 program. Films include:
STAND UP directed by Joseph Pierce (National Film and Television School) THE CONTROL MASTER directed by Run Wrake (Sclah Films) BITCH directed by Dom Bridges (Mustard) THE RED SUITCASE directed by Saul Freed (Black Watch Productions) THE WEATHERMAN directed by Will Becher (Seven Animation)
San Diego Latino Film Festival is partnering with the international and local film communities to bring you a live set of workshops and panel discussions. Reel Talks will take place at the UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas during the course of the festival. Reel Talks offers emerging filmmakers, screenwriters, artists, scholars, students and film lovers an outstanding opportunity to meet with top professionals and learn the craft of the cinema in the real world, with its new trends, insider tips and emerging technologies.
Saturday, March 14
The American Cinematheque continues its program of one night seminars for filmmakers. The American Cinematheque debuted its Filmmaking Seminars for Filmmakers and other artists in September 2007 with the concept of offering concrete, practical information on a variety of filmmaking, marketing, creative and business practices at a very reasonable cost to the many independent filmmakers working in the Los Angeles area.
NYICFF was founded in 1997 to promote intelligent, passionate, provocative cinematic works for ages 3-18 and to help define a more compelling film for kids. Each year NYICFF premieres a highly selective slate of the best animation, live action, documentary and experimental film from around the world, including groundbreaking new works by directors such as Hayao Miyazaki, Danny Boyle, Katsuhiro Otomo and Michel Ocelot. Most importantly, NYICFF is at the vanguard of a movement defining a new, more intelligent, relevant and compelling filmed entertainment for children.