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Documentary Events

San Diego Latino Film Festival

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

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

Film Events

Navigating the Film Festival World

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

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.

Film Events

Monstra Animated Film Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, March 9, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: March 9, 2009

Monstra Animated Film Festival is a meeting and convergence point of animation film and other media and arts. Not forgetting the cinematographic character of animation film works, but instead reinforcing its essence, Monstra is a space of experimentation mixing new movements, forms and artistic proposals, where animation is presented as a creative, narrative or aesthetic expression made relevant by its interception with art.

-- The deadline for submission is January 15, 2009.-- DVD, VHS or miniDV are accepted for selection purposes. No registration fee is required.

Animation Events

Tricky Women Animation Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: March 5, 2009

The sixth edition of Tricky Women Animation Film Festival will take place in March 5-9, 2009.

Tricky Women is dedicated exclusively to animation by women. Since 2007 it has been held annually in Vienna each March.

The festival offers an international competition of animated short films created by female artists and produced in 2007 or 2008. The deadline for applications for the preliminary selection is November 14, 2008.

Awards: Tricky Women Award of the City of Vienna worth 3,650 Euro 3-month scholarship in the artist-in-residence program of quartier21/MQ

Cartoon Events

Watchmen Cartoon Art Museum Benefit Screening

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: March 5, 2009

The Cartoon Art Museum presents an advance screening of one of the most anticipated films of 2009, WATCHMEN, in a special benefit fundraiser sponsored by Warner Bros. Pictures. This is your opportunity to avoid the opening night crowds and pledge your support to the Cartoon Art Museum, which will receive 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales to this spectacular advance screening.

General Admission: $25: One ticket to the March 5 advance screening of WATCHMEN at The Metreon, plus one free pass to the Cartoon Art Museum

Events

MoCCA Watchmen Benefit Screening March 5

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: March 5, 2009

This once-in-a-lifetime evening begins with a reception at MoCCA for "The Art of WATCHMEN" exhibition, continues with an advance screening of WATCHMEN, based on the graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons, and concludes with an author signing of WATCHMEN PORTRAITS by Clay Enos.

Tickets are available online, by visiting or calling MoCCA, Tuesday-Saturday at 212-254-3511. Tickets are $100 or $75 for MoCCA members.

All proceeds from this special event go to support MoCCA programming.

Film Events

Screening of Kirikou And The Sorceress with Director Q&A

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: March 4, 2009

The French American Cultural Society celebrates the career of critically-acclaimed animator Michel Ocelot with a free screening of his breakthrough feature film KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS at the Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema on Wednesday, March 4 at 6:40 p.m. Ocelot will host a Q&A after the film.

Special Events

Cartoon Art Museum Benefit: WonderCon Weekend Party 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, February 27, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: February 27, 2009

The Cartoon Art Museum's Annual WonderCon Weekend Party will be held on Friday, February 27, 2008, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.. Admission to this ticketed event will be on a sliding scale from $10 to $35, with guests encouraged to contribute whatever they can to support the Cartoon Art Museum. Many of the featured artists and special WonderCon guests will be in attendance, including featured guests WATCHMEN co-creator Dave Gibbons and USAGI YOJIMBO creator Stan Sakai.

Comics Events

WonderCon 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, February 27, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: February 27, 2009

Coming off its biggest and most successful year ever, WonderCon is gearing up for its 23rd year as a Bay area tradition. The comics and popular arts convention returns to Moscone Center South for another three-day weekend run on February 27 through March 1. More than 29,000 people attended the show in 2008, and 2009 promises to be another incredible convention experience for fans from all over.

Animation Events

CAA Panel on Experimental Animation

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, February 27, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: February 27, 2009

Experimental animation was presented as fine art by its creators long before the art world acknowledged William Kentridge's work, the widely-accepted marker to distinguish animation a "legitimate" language in fine art. Looking beyond the constraining nomenclature of cartoon inherited from Sergei Eisenstein and forwarded by Gilles Deleuze and Rosalind Krauss, this panel visits an earlier history of art practice and critical thinking in experimental animation that was passed over by art history and then relegated to film history, where it was equally ignored.

Film Events

Omaha Film Festival 2009

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

The Omaha Film Festival is now accepting entries in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Short Film, Animated Short Film, OFF the EDGE Feature Film (Horror, Experimental, Dark Films longer than 25 minutes) and Nebraska Short Film.

Screenplays will be accepted in Feature Length (30-140 pages) and Short Length (Under 30 pages).

Film Events

Waltz with Bashir Art Director to Speak Feb. 23

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

David Polonsky, the art director of the acclaimed Oscar-nominated animated feature WALTZ WITH BASHIR, will talk and show clips from the film at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 at Santa Monica College's Academy of Entertainment & Technology.

His talk will kick off SMC's spring entertainment industry speakers series, called the Mary Pickford Series, which features a wide range of speakers representing virtually all aspects of the business.

Film Events

Foreign Language Film Award Nominees Symposium

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: February 21, 2009

Each year the Academy's Foreign Language Film Award Nominees Symposium brings together some of the world's top filmmakers to address such wide-ranging topics as art, politics and the challenges of their profession.

On Saturday, February 21, one day before the 81st Academy Awards, directors of the motion pictures nominated in the Foreign Language Film category will appear onstage to discuss their work. This two-hour event, which always draws an international standing-room-only crowd, will also feature a brief clip from each of the nominated films.

Events

Makeup Nominees to Add Glamour to Oscar Week Event

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: February 21, 2009

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the Makeup Artist and Hairstylist Symposium, a program spotlighting the work of the 2008 Academy Award nominees in the Makeup category, on Saturday, February 21, at 2:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The program, moderated by Academy governor Leonard Engelman, will feature a discussion of the nominees' creative process as well as present film clips, photographs and models of their work.

The 2008 Makeup nominees are:

Film Events

REDCAT International Children's Film Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: February 21, 2009

Thousands of children and their families are expected to gather at REDCAT for the 4th annual REDCAT International Children's Film Festival. An audience favorite, this year's festival looks to all corners of the globe to showcase 86 films from 25 different countries. Film lovers of all ages will be treated to an eye-opening journey around the globe and revel in a treasure trove of unforgettable stories. The festival will be held on Saturdays and Sundays from February 21 through March 8, 2009.

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Oscar Nominees for Art Direction In Person at the Egyptian Theatre

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: February 21, 2009

This year's Academy Award nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators will participate in a panel to discuss their nominated films and what it took to design them on February 21 at 2:30 p.m., the eve of the Academy Awards show, at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood). The Art Directors Guild and the Set Decorators Society of America, in association with the American Cinematheque, are presenting this panel, which will be preceded by excerpts of each nominated film.

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AMC Presents a Single-Day Showing of All Five Best Picture Nominated Films

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: February 21, 2009

On Saturday, Feb. 21, the AMC Best Picture Showcase will take place at 99 AMC theatres in 42 North American markets (check local listings for availability and show times). Guests can purchase an exclusive AMC Best Picture Showcase All-Day Pass for $30, or $25 for AMC MovieWatcher members. Moviegoers will have the chance to see all five Oscar-nominated Best Picture films and will also receive a large popcorn with unlimited refills for the entire day. This offer is valued at more than $50 and marks the third year of this exclusive event.

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Emily Hubley Shorts Program at the Aero

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, February 20, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: February 20, 2009

Emily Hubley has made acclaimed animated shorts for 30 years and provided animation to television, fictional and documentary films for over a decade. Her first feature film THE TOE TACTIC (2008) screened at film festivals including South by Southwest and New Directors/New Films.

Animated Events

Oscar-Nominated Animated Feature Symposium

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

The Animated Feature Symposium celebrates the work of the 2008 Oscar nominees in the Animated Feature Film category. The nominees (subject to availability) will discuss their film's development and their creative process as well as present clips illustrating their techniques.

The 2008 nominees are: BOLT -- Chris Williams and Byron Howard KUNG FU PANDA -- John Stevenson and Mark Osborne WALL-E -- Andrew Stanton

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Watchmen / Apple In-Store Events

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: February 17, 2009

Meet Dave Gibbons at the Apple Store in San Francisco

Join Dave Gibbons as he discusses his Hugo Award-winning graphic novel, WATCHMEN. Arguably the most honored graphic novel ever created, WATCHMEN was named one of the 100 Best Novels of all time by Time Magazine. After the discussion, Gibbons will take questions from the audience and also demonstrate his illustrations. Download the "Watchmen Motion Comics" and other film related content from the iTunes store.

Tuesday, February 17Apple Store San Francisco7 p.m.

World Events

Toy Fair 2009

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

Toy Fair is the largest international toy trade show in the Western Hemisphere where the newest and hottest products in the children's entertainment marketplace are exhibited. It is the premier meeting place for manufacturers, retailers, importers, licensors and reps from around the world.

Toy Fair 2009 will take place February 15-18, 2009 (Sunday-Wednesday) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and showroom locations in the Toy District.

Events

Watchmen Exhibition at Cartoon Art Museum

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: February 14, 2009

The Cartoon Art Museum presents an in-depth look at one of the most anticipated films of 2009 and the graphic novel that inspired it in its latest exhibition, WATCHMEN. The exhibition features dozens of concept illustrations, preparatory sketches and original comic book pages illustrated by Dave Gibbons, the co-creator and illustrator of the critically-acclaimed WATCHMEN graphic novel.

Award Events

American Society of Cinematographers Open House

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: February 14, 2009

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will host their annual open house here on Saturday, February 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mole Richardson (925 North La Brea Avenue, Hollywood). The open house is held in conjunction with the ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration on February 15, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

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