The KLDW Festival is the first mega Creative Event of its kind to be organized in Kuala Lumpur. To be making its inaugural mark in KL soon, KLDW 2009 promises a wide mix of creative thoughts and eclectic ideas, of imaginative programs and inspiring showcases, plus loads more under one grand event of "Show + Shine", to showcase what we don't have, and to enhance what we do have.
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DC Anime Club to screen Naruto The Movie at the
Japan Information and Culture Center,
Embassy of Japan.
DC Anime Club in collaboration with Japan Information and Culture
Center, Embassy of Japan will screen Naruto The Movie.
Friday March 27, 2009 6:30 pm as part of inaugural showing for a new film
series based on both Anime (Japanese Animation) and Manga ( Japanese Comics).
Naruto The Movie is a 2004 film directed by Tensai Okamura and written by
Friday, March 27 - 7:30 p.m. 25th Anniversary at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT's Mitchell Hurwitz, Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, and Henry Winkler are reuniting on SIT DOWN, SHUT UP, an animated look at the teaching profession, airing on FOX this spring.
The Paley Center in Los Angeles welcomes Winkler, who will be joined by costars Cheri Oteri and Tom Kenny, along with the show's exec producer, Hurwitz, and other members of the show's cast and creative team, for a premiere screening of the first episode. Can't hurt to bring an apple.
Tickets for the event are $15 for members and $25 for the general public.
Animabasauri5-Animabasque, Basauri-Bizkaia International Animated Film Festival's fifth edition will be held from March 20-27 in Basauri (Bizkaia). Numerous international feature and short films will take part in competitive and non-competitive sections and besides, a lot of activities will be organized such us animation workshops for adults and children, screenings for schools and other several events.
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 2009 edition of Lucca Animation, the international animated film festival, will be held from March 18-22, in the ancient Tuscan town of Lucca. The biggest competitive festival in Italy will screen dozens of works from all over the world in its short film competition, under the examination of an international jury. Directors will be in Lucca to meet the audience, hold workshops, talk about their art. The comprehensive retrospective "The Masters of Prague" will provide a wide look on Czech animation, from its historical masterpieces up to the best of today's work.
The Tokyo International Anime Fair 2009 (TAF2009) will be held Wednesday, March 18 to Saturday, March 21 at the Tokyo Big Sight in Japan.
The eighth anniversary of this event is one of the world's largest anime exhibitions. Featuring extensive programs, TAF has been drawing international attention as the leading anime festival.
Online pre-registration for buyers will start January 15, 2009 at http://www.tokyoanime.jp/en/. During the event, they offer business matching space for free of charge to assist buyers in finding new business opportunities.
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.
Aubagne International Film Festival supports the young cinematographic creation and musical creation related to picture. The festival has a feature and shorts competition. For features, the event screens first and second films of any genre that feature original music. For short films, the event screens first, second and third works running less than 30 minutes of any genre as long as the film presents original music or a particular treatment of the sound. For more information, visit www.cineaubagne.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.
Canada's first digital 3-D film festival is set for a classic movie house in Salmon Arm, British Columbia.
Askew's Foods and Pepsi are proud to present the world's largest digital 3-D film festival It Came From The 3d Dimension on the shores of the Shuswap Lake in the interior of British Columbia. The festival will feature 11 digital 3D films over a two-week period playing at the Salmar Classic Theatre, March 13-26, 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 Television Academy of Arts & Sciences together with the Los Angeles Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH will present a one night only event titled "Emmy Winning VFX". The presentations will feature the Primetime Emmy-winning visual effects employed in BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, JOHN ADAMS and the main title design of MAD MEN.
Thomas the Tank Engine welcomes friends aboard as he steams across the nation visiting more than 45 heritage railroads in the U.S. and Canada as part of the "Day Out With Thomas 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour" presented by HIT Ent. and sponsored by The LEGO Group. This fun-filled event offers preschoolers and their families the opportunity to take a ride on a 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the THOMAS & FRIENDS series, on PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS Sprout, and features a variety of THOMAS & FRIENDS-themed entertainment.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Friday, February 27, Bitfilm will present its new Bitfilm Collection 03 in Tokyo. Following successful cinema screenings of the first two Bitfilm Collections in Berlin and Barcelona, this new compilation of outstanding digital animations will be shown to the public in Japan first. By March 3 the Collection 03 will be available online as download-to-own in DVD quality.
At the Super Deluxe Club in Tokyo all three Bitfilm Collections will be screened. Doors will open at 7 p.m., the screenings will start at 8 p.m. The entry fee is 1000 Yen.
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.
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.