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Animation Block Party 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, July 24, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: July 24, 2009

Animation Block Party will be open for 2009 submissions on January 9. The sixth annual ABP summer festival will run at Rooftop Films and Bam Cinematek from July 24-26.

A one of a kind Animation Block Comedy College tour is now available for college booking. For info about ABP cartoons and standup comedy, go to:

Animation Block also has a new Metacafe channel, full of animator interviews, behind the scenes spotlights and festival films at:

Festival Events

Rushes Soho Shorts 2009

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

The entry form for this year's Rushes Soho Shorts Festival can now be downloaded at

Celebrating the previous year's best director in each of the six competition categories Short Film, Animation, Documentary, Music Video, Newcomer and Broadcast Design, the festival has built a phenomenal following and maintains a significant bridge between the independent and commercial film making communities.

Film Events

Comic-Con 2009

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

Comic-Con International is the largest gathering of comic book, science fiction, film and television fans in the nation. Featuring celebrity guests, seminars on breaking into filmmaking and near 24-hour film retrospectives. Comic-Con is the place for fans of all things pop culture. For more information, visit


World Premiere of Green Lantern: First Flight at Comic-Con

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

GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT, the highly-anticipated fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies, will have its world premiere at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday, July 23, 2009.

More than 4,000 fans will have the opportunity to see GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT on the big screen five days before the latest DC Universe film is distributed on DVD and Blu-Ray Hi-Def. The film will premiere in the San Diego Convention Center's Ballroom 20 at 8:00 p.m.


U.S. Premiere of The Secret of Kells

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: July 18, 2009

NYICFF is honored to present the US Premiere of THE SECRET OF KELLS, the highly anticipated new animated masterpiece from the producers of KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS and TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE. Hailed by international critics as one of the most beautiful films of the year and winner of the audience award at the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival. The film blends fantasy and mythology, folding traditionally Celtic influences into a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes. Do not miss this wonderful film!

Kids Events

SpongeBob Day of Happiness Kids Party

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: July 18, 2009

In celebration of the SpongeBob SquarePants' 10th Anniversary, Borders(R) and Waldenbooks(R) stores nationwide will host a "SpongeBob Day of Happiness" kids event July 18 beginning at 2 p.m. Kids of all ages won't want to miss this opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of free fun in honor of the quirky yellow sea sponge, his zany sidekicks Patrick and Squidward and all of the inhabitants of Bikini Bottom. Stores have a number of activities planned for kids, which may include the following:

Disney Events

25th Anniversary NFFC Disneyana Convention and All Disneyana Show and Sale

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

Registration is now open for this year's 25th Anniversary NFFC Disneyana Convention and All Disneyana Show and Sale July 14 thru July 19 at the Anaheim Crowne Plaza Resort, which is located in Garden Grove, CA.

Our 25th Anniversary Convention is shaping up to be our biggest and best Disneyana bash yet, with such Disney favorites as Don Hahn (Disney producer extraordinaire), Paige O'Hara (the voice of Belle in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST), and Jodi Benson (the voice of Princess Ariel in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID) scheduled to be part of Celebration Banquet, A Royal Gathering.

Technology Events

Academy Ventures into Space with NASA Atlantis Crew

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

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.


A Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

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

We showcase the stunning artistry, soaring imagination, and social conscience of internationally acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki in four special screenings, presented in collaboration with the Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley. Co-founder of the renowned Studio Ghibli, Miyazaki is admired for his hand-drawn animation and masterful storytelling. Even if you already treasure Miyazaki's films on DVD, you won't want to miss this chance to appreciate their beauty as it was meant to be seen: on the big screen.

Animated Events

2nd International Animated Film Festival Animator 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, July 6, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: July 6, 2009

Animator 2009 offers film retrospectives of renowned animators, premieres, concerts, meetings with artists, exhibitions, performances, workshops and a range of special and thematic screenings, including screenings with live music, outdoor screenings, screenings for children and the open international competition for animated films up to 30 minutes with Grand Prix of 60,000 PLN/12,000 Euros. The entry form and regulations can be downloaded from

Final deadline is April 30.

Special guests of ANIMATOR 2009 include:

Animation Events

July at the NFB Mediatheque

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

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


Anime Expo 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: July 2, 2009

Located in Los Angeles, California, Anime Expo, the nation's largest anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2009 will be held July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at its website (

Award Events

CON-CAN Movie Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: July 1, 2009

=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?

Application Fee

Animation Events

Animation Club presents Secret Handshake -- Cupcakes Edition

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 30, 2009

ANIMATION CLUB!!! presents 'Secret Handshake', a monthly animation night at Loop Bar in Melbourne. Each month, animators from all around the world create a short animation upon a given topic which is then screened and voted upon by the audience. The winner receives fame and glory... and gets to choose the next month's topic.

All animation styles are welcome - from hand-drawn, flash, claymation, stop motion, pixellation -- or any combination of these. However -- it must be animated! No live action allowed!

Festival Events

Neum Animated Film Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, June 29, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 29, 2009

The Neum Animated Film Festival will take place from June 29-July 5 in Neum. The festival has two parts: a "working" festival where children can learn animation techniques, and the competition section of the festival where cartoons from all over the world are presented.

Cartoon selection is done by children who attend the working festival, and make decisions about all awards except for the Jury award.


An Evening with Chris Landreth

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, June 29, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 29, 2009

CSU School of Visual and Performing Arts is proud to announce that one of the true legends of the modern creative animation scene, Chris Landreth, is coming to Australia and heading to Wagga Wagga. This exclusive opportunity to meet the Oscar-winning director and see his work firsthand will simply leave anyone with the merest appreciation of the moving image astounded.

An Evening with Chris LandrethDate: Monday, June 29Time: 7:00 PMLocation: Forum 6 CinemaCost: $10


Video Symphony Open House and Career Exhibition

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

You are invited to our Summer 2009 Open House Career Exhibition!

Saturday, June 27th 10AM @ Video Symphony - The Hollywood Institute

Come see live presentations on Film & TV Editing, Pro Tools Audio Engineering, and Motion Graphics Design for our award-winning professional instructors.

Film Events

Don Hertzfeldt retrospective/Q and A session

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

LIAF is bringing cult animator and Academy Award nominee Don Hertzfeldt to London for a rare, one-night-only presentation of his films, featuring the exclusive U.K. premiere of his new film, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU.

His longest piece to date, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU is the eagerly anticipated second chapter to EVERYTHING WILL BE OK, winner of the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Award in Short Filmmaking and named by many critics as one of the best films of 2007 as well as scooping best film at LIAF 2007.

Animation Events

The TAIS Animation Showcase 2009

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

Join us for an evening celebrating the best of recent animation from Toronto and beyond! Short animated films of all styles and genres will be screened, along with entries from our animated jam session, the Chicken Jam! Awards and reception to follow. An event not to be missed!

Thursday, June 25th 7:00 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm at the NFB Cinema, 150 John Street $5.00 General Admission info: email:

Films to be screened include:

DANCING WITH NORTHERN LIGHTS -- d: Jonathan Amitay, 2009, 2:33 min -- sand animation


Cox Movies Under the Moon Offers Big-Screen Hits Under the Stars

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 24, 2009

In Northern Virginia, some things in life are still free thanks to Cox Communications. For five nights, from June 24 through June 28, at Van Dyck Park in Fairfax, the company hosts its annual Cox Movies Under the Moon, a free outdoor film festival offering family-friendly entertainment under the stars. This is the seventh year that Cox has partnered with the City of Fairfax and 97.1 WASH FM to present this event. In keeping with Cox's commitment to the community, attendees are invited to contribute donations to benefit Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children.

Technology Events

The Academy Dives into The Abyss

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

THE ABYSS, the deep-sea epic renowned for its pioneering digital water effects and sophisticated underwater photography and sound recording, will be screened at a special 20th anniversary event by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. This screening will premiere a newly struck 35mm print from the Academy Film Archive.


Sneak Previews of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs on Father's Day

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

Families throughout the U.S. will have a special opportunity to check out the upcoming CGI-animated family comedy, ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS, at sneak previews held on Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, in 330 theatres across the country, exclusively in 3-D.


Hollywood's Greatest Year Travels to NYC for Summer Run

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

GONE WITH THE WIND, the 1939 Best Picture winner, will kick off the New York presentation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' latest screening series, "Hollywood's Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939," on Saturday, June 20, at 12:30 p.m. at the Academy's Theater in New York City. Robert Osborne, television host, columnist and Academy biographer, will host the event.

Festival Events

Los Angeles Film Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 18, 2009

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.