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Effects Events

10th Annual VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 12:08pm
Begins: February 7, 2012

The Visual Effects Society (VES) is the entertainment industry's only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers in all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials to music videos and games. Comprised of a diverse group of more than 2,300 members in 26 countries, the VES strives to enrich and educate its own members and members of the entertainment community at large through a multitude of domestic and international events, screenings and programs.

The Visual Effects Society announced the nominees for its 10th Annual VES Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in 23 categories of film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games. Nominees were chosen Saturday, January 7 by distinguished panels of VES members who viewed submissions at the FotoKem screening facilities in Burbank and New York, FotoKem’s Spy in San Francisco, and other facilities in London, Sydney, Vancouver and Wellington, NZ. “The standard of the creative work that is being considered this year is unbelievably high across all categories,” said Jeffrey A. Okun, Chair of the Visual Effects Society. “The judges faced a huge challenge because all of the work was so far above the norm. We’re honored to have the opportunity to focus the spotlight on the outstanding work that has contributed to some of the highest grossing films and broadcast projects of all time.” As previously announced, Stan Lee will be honored with the VES 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award and Douglas Trumbull with the Georges Méliès Award.

Animation Events

The 39th Annual Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 23, 2012 at 12:32pm
Begins: February 11, 2012

   Patton Oswalt, who was recently nominated by the Chicago, Toronto and Los Angeles Film Critics’ Associations for his performance in the film Young Adult starring opposite Charlize Theron, will host this year’s 39th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Animation Events

ANIMA MUNDI 2012 - Sao Paulo

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 20, 2012 at 12:18pm
Begins: July 25, 2012

Anima Mundi is the International Animation Festival of Brazil.

The 20th edition of the International Animation Festival of Brazil, ANIMA MUNDI 2012 takes place from July 13th to 22nd in Rio de Janeiro and from July 25th to 29th in São Paulo. We would like to invite you to enter your most recent works for the festival.

Animation Events

ANIMA MUNDI 2012 - RIO DEJANEIRO

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 20, 2012 at 11:45am
Begins: July 13, 2012

The 20th edition of the International Animation Festival of Brazil, ANIMA MUNDI 2012 takes place from July 13th to 22nd in Rio de Janeiro and from July 25th to 29th in São Paulo. We would like to invite you to enter your most recent works for the festival.

 A festival that aims to inform, train, educate and entertain by using the infinite possibilities of the language of animation. Participate in Anima Mundi by entering your film, joining our virtual community and glancing through our windows the universe of International Animation.

The deadline for entries and for sending the preview material is March 22nd. It is very important to send us only one work per DVD separately.   Please, go to our website for an online entry-form and rules at: www.animamundi.com.br If you need additional information send email to:entry@animamundi.com.br

Online Events

Online Storyboarding Holiday Special!

Begins: December 12, 2011

Tis the Season to Board On!

Get the Art of Storyboarding Online Classes for the low price of $80! That is $160 off the regular price! Also get the Storyboarding Toolbelt DVD for $20! Packed with over 70 minutes of demostrations and instruction! Or not sure you want all 8 storyboarding online classes? Pick n choose the sessions you want and save 50%!

Find out more here

Animation Events

The Art of Storyboarding Online Workshops: The Wonders of TV Paint!

Begins: April 7, 2011

The Wonders of TV Paint!

Saturday April 07, 2012 11am PST

  • with Sergio Paez
  • Cost: $5
  • Length: 60 minutes

TV paint animation is an amazing storyboard tool. In this talk we will show you why. This talk may change the way you create storyboards, and make you a TV Paint disciple.

Design Events

The Art of Storyboarding Online Workshops: How to Design Your Portfolio

Begins: March 3, 2011

How to Design Your Portfolio

Saturday March 03, 2012 11am PST

  • with Sergio Paez
  • Cost: $5
  • Length: 60 minutes

Are you confused about what to put in your portfolio? We will cover the basics, and hopefully give you tips to create a winning submission to the major studios.

Story Events

The Art of Storyboarding Online Workshops: Story Artist Freelancers Guide

Begins: January 7, 2012

Story Artist Freelancers Guide

Saturday January 07, 2012 11am PST

  • with Sergio Paez
  • Cost: $5
  • Length: 60 minutes

From marketing to getting jobs, a freelance story artist needs to know how to hustle and how to please a client.  We will chat about different techniques to get the job done and find more work.

Film Events

Kristiansand Int'l Children's Film Festival 2012

Begins: April 24, 2012

We are now accepting entries for our 15th edition, which will run from 24 - 28 April 2012. KICFF is looking for high quality shorts, long shorts, features and documentaries to be screened in our main section and numerous side bars of Norway's largest festival for films for children and youth. Read our guidelines below and fill in our online entry form.

Festival Events

The Hollywood Film Festival 2011

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 3:15pm
Begins: October 20, 2011

The Hollywood Film Festival will run from October 20 to 24 at the state-of-the-art ArcLight Cinemas, in Hollywood.

The Festival will be capped off by the annual prestigious Hollywood Awards Gala ceremony on October 24, which lauds both annual and career achievements of Hollywood's emerging and established talents and launches the awards season.

Media Events

Cinekid for Professionals

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 3:06pm
Begins: October 18, 2011

Cinekid for Professionals is a four day event (26 to 29 October) held during the nine day kids festival. Over 300 makers, financers, producers, distributors and buyers come to Amsterdam to inspire each other and enter into co productions and joint ventures. They close deals, network, watch new films and programmes and find new partners. Cinekid for Professionals consists of co production markets, the ScreeningClub (Buyers Market) and the Cinekid for Professionals Conference.

Events

PIXAR presentation The Making of La Luna by director Enrico Casarosa

By JohnCo | Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 11:03am
Begins: July 24, 2011

The North American premiere screening of Pixar’s La Luna followed by a special presentation of "The Making of Pixar’s La Luna" by its director Enrico Casarosa.

Festival Events

Sundance Film Festival 2012

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 2:23pm
Begins: January 19, 2012

Each year the Sundance Film Festival selects 200 films for exhibition from more than 9,000 submissions. More than 50,000 people attend screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah. In addition to discovering filmmaking's newest talent through the Festival's program of documentary, dramatic, and short films, Festivalgoers experience live music performances, panel discussions with leading filmmakers and industry figures, cutting-edge media installations, parties celebrating the Festival community, and more.

Films Events

Slamdance 2012

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 2:11pm
Begins: January 20, 2012

By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers

Born out of rejection, Slamdance showcases new and emerging independent artists, filmmakers and storytellers.  We welcome films in every genre, on any topic from every country around the world. The festival program is selected from 100% blind submissions and we do not disqualify any films based on premiere status or date of completion.

This year, we are accepting films in the following categories:

Narrative Feature

Comics Events

Comic-Con 2011

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 1:54pm
Begins: July 21, 2011

Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

Thursday-Sunday July 21-24, 2011

San Diego Convention Center 111 W. Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101

Film Events

Renderyard Short Film Festival Calling for Animations 2011

Begins: June 20, 2011

On this 7th Edition Renderyard celebrates film exchange with other established Film Festivals (RUSHES SOHO SHORTS London, MADRID EN CORTO, Madrid) cooperation within the film industry and the creative use of film technology to inspire filmmakers and to provoke social awareness in the international film community.

International Events

Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference

Begins: June 11, 2011

The Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference is a one of a kind international gathering of experts in the stereoscopic 3D art and entertainment arena. From June 11 to 14, 2011 major figures from Canada, Germany, Russia, UK and USA will meet to discuss, analyze and contextualize the “new era in 3D cinema.”

Animation Events

Fantoche International Animation Festival 2011

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 16, 2011 at 12:41am
Begins: September 6, 2011

The ninth Fantoche will be held in the town of Baden from September 6 to 11, 2011. The international show of animation film has become one of the world's most prominent animation festivals and is the only cultural event in Switzerland that is devoted exclusively to the full array of animation techniques, content and media

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