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Call For Entries: Festival of Cinema NYC

Begins: August 7, 2020

Sponsored by Regal Entertainment, the festival is currently seeking films of all lengths and genres - including animation! Save 10% off your submission fee when you use code AWNFCNYC on

therookies Events

The Rookie Awards 2020

By Alwyn Hunt | Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 1:20pm
Begins: March 9, 2020

Since 2009, the Rookies has become the go-to resource for discovering and connecting with aspiring artists around the globe.

Conference Events

FMX 2018

Begins: April 24, 2018

FMX, running April 24-27, 2018, continues to bring together creative professionals at the forefront of digital entertainment. This year, it sharpens its focus on virtual and augmented realities as well as the best world-class animation, VFX, gaming and related education, entertainment and technology. 

AIAF Events

Australian International Animation Festival 2016

By Hages | Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 3:03am
Begins: May 13, 2016

CSU Animation and Visual Effects present the 13th Anniversary of the Australian International Animation Festival, running Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15, 2016.

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Australian International Animation Festival 2014

By Hages | Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 12:55pm
Begins: May 9, 2014

CSU Animation and Visual Effects is proud to present the 11th Anniversary of the Australian International Animation Festival. This internationally renowned event features over 100 prestigious films adeptly selected from more than 2,500 submissions from all around the world. The range of styles, genres and techniques is testament to the vibrancy and relevance of creative animation and the premiere screening of this highly acclaimed collection is happening from the humble host city of Wagga Wagga in regional Australia.


17th LA Shorts Fest

Begins: September 5, 2013

The 17th LA Shorts Fest is the largest short film festival in the world. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences accredited and British Academy of Film & Television Arts accredited. In past years, 44 participants have earned Academy Award nominations including 13 Oscar winning short films. The festival annually attracts more than 10,000 moviegoers, filmmakers and entertainment professionals looking for the hottest new talent.

Artists Events

Pixar Artists' Masterclass - New York

By VanArts | Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 3:31pm
Begins: June 14, 2013

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Pixar Artists' Masterclass - New York

Artists from Pixar are coming to teach in New York City!

VanArts presents a class in Character Design, Animation & Story Development, taught by instructors from Pixar Animation Studios.

Design Events

Global Photography & Graphics Festival-2012

By RBS_Media | Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 12:12am
Begins: August 19, 2012

Entries from students + professionals are invited for PHOTOGRAPHY | GRAPHICS DESIGN | ANIMATION DESIGN categories to participate in 2nd Annual Global Photography + Graphics Festival-2012. For details kindly follow the link.

Films Events

San Diego Asian Film Festival Animation Showcase 2012

By sambochen | Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 8:06pm
Begins: November 1, 2012
Animation Showcase @ San Diego Asian Film Festival 2012
San Diego, California, USA
November 1-9, 2012
Regular Submission Deadline: May 11, 2012
Final Extended Deadline: May 25, 2012
Attention animators!
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.

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.

Media Events

DMC International : Seoul Digital Media Content International Festival

By kgit_dmc | Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 4:00pm
Begins: August 1, 2011

2011 4th Seoul Digital Media City Culture OpenDMC InternationalSeoul Digital Media Content International Festival Sep. 29th, 2011 ~ Oct. 12th, 2011 Digital Media City in Seoul, Korea

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.”

Film Events

Independently Animated: Bill Plympton

Begins: May 27, 2011


May 27 – 28, 2011

Bill Plympton may be the only major animator who still hand-draws every single image of his own films. Though his approach to filmmaking may be old-fashioned, his offbeat and inventive artistic sensibility is unique. This two-day program of screenings and discussions celebrates Plympton’s new book, Independently Animated.

All screenings are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Motion Events

motion 2011

By motionbp | Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 5:30pm
Begins: October 9, 2011

motion is our annual event. Hundreds of brilliant minds – pros in the film, broadcast, and game industries – all coming together to share unique ideas that revolutionize the industry, change the way they look at their work and serve as inspiration for one another.

Events Events

LA ACM SIGGRAPH Presents: “Stereo 3D Essentials: Capture to Conversion” - February 8th

By DianaLee | Friday, January 28, 2011 at 11:23am
Begins: February 8, 2011

The Los Angeles Professional Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH presents “Stereo 3D Essentials: Capture to Conversion”.   Four key subjects will be covered - stereo capture, stereo editing, stereo compositing, and stereo 3D conversion.  Featured speakers are: James Neihouse, IMAX stereographer and DP; Steve Wright, 20 year VFX veteran and master Nuke trainer; and Jonathan Karafin, Director of Production Operations for Digital Domain’s new stereography department in Florida.