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Events: Short Films


Florida Supercon 2009

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

Now in its fourth year, FSC once again moves into a larger venue as the three day festival continues to grow. This year's event will take place June 5-7, 2009 at the Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Hotel and Convention Center in Miami, Florida. The three day festival will take place in the convention center's west hall and the convention centers entire second floor, making this the largest genre event to ever hit South Florida.


Industry Giants 2009: Building a Community

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

Creating today's entertainment media demands community, collaboration and teamwork. Community is vital to artists struggling in the current economic landscape. The Industry Giants 2009: Building a Community, Visual Effects, Animation and Game Forum features 2D artist/animator Michel Gagne, veteran of Warner Bros., Disney and Pixar, Jay Hawkins, Epic Games' Senior Concept Artist for Gears of War and many other creative professionals.

Screen Events

Sydney Film Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 3, 2009

The first films that will screen in this year's festival have been revealed, presenting a diverse selection of titles that will screen in Australia for the first time.

Amongst those in the official competition are animated features CORALINE, BRENDAN AND THE SECRET OF KELLS and SUNSHINE BARRY AND THE DISCO WORMS.


International Events

Dimension 3 2009, The Forum for the 3D Markets

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

For its third edition, Dimension 3 will be settle in the department of the Seine-saint-Denis, a region that strongly supports 3D research and production. This move will help the Forum to implement an animation plan in favor of the markets convergence

From June 2-4, 2009, Dimension 3 invites all the actors and professionals of the cinema, TV, video games, entertainment, communication or training industries to one of the most important event of the 3D industry in the world.

Festival Events

25. International ShortFilmFestival Hamburg

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

The Hamburg International Short Film Festival has its roots in the independent filmmaking scene. The Festival first took place in 1985 under the title NoBudget, a name which clearly defined the Festival’s mission. In 1994 it received its current name. Since it was founded, it has always been the Festival’s aim to rise to the challenge presented by new developments and changing parameters in technology, society, and aesthetics.

Festival Events

11th Mo&Friese Children's ShortFilmFestival

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

11th Mo&Friese Children's ShortFilmFestival Hamburg, Germany June 1-7, 2009

The Mo&Friese Children’s ShortFilmFestival is one of the few film festivals for children, that presents exclusively short films. It has developed out of a special programme of the International ShortFilmFestival Hamburg. In 1999 it became an independent festival and has grown ever since. Besides children it attracts also a professional international audience.

Film Events

"The Art of UP" Artist Panel in L.A. on May 30

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

With the highly anticipated Disney/Pixar film UP opening this weekend, Gallery Nucleus in Los Angeles is presenting a rare behind-the-scenes look at the production of the film with special guest artist Ronnie del Carmen. The artist, who served as story supervisor and lead story artist, will be on hand to present a plethora of process images and answer questions from the public.

Film Events

5 Centimeters per Second and Voices of a Distant Star Screening

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

The Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan in collaboration with DC Anime Club Present screenings of 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND and VOICES OF A DISTANT STAR on Friday May 29, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. as part of inaugural showing for a film series based on both anime and manga.

Animation Events

May 28 Meeting - A Survey of Contemporary Women Animators

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: May 28, 2009

Our next meeting is a special one. Animators and WIA members, Nina Frenkel and Ru Kuwahata, will be giving a talk on Thursday, May 28th, looking at the works of contemporary women animators. They will be showing work by today's women animators who are creating work and putting it out there in both the commercial and festival realms, discussing their mediums, processes, content and influences.

Advertising Events

Art By Chance 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, May 22, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: May 22, 2009

Art By Chance is the brand new "Ultra Short Film Festival" that will be aired in May 2009 all around the world. Films will meet with us unexpectedly in 10 countries: U.S., U.K., Canada, Italy, France, Belgium, Qatar, Turkey, Netherlands, Germany and 55 cities. New ones are added to the list every day.

Film Events

backup_festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 11:00am

backup stands for films and videos reflecting, defining and readjusting the boundaries and prospects of film and its diverse segments by creatively experimenting with different ways of production and expression.

That is why backup is looking for film works that refuse to be categorized by genres, topics and other traditional criteria -- experiments in the format of moving picture.


Academy to Celebrate "Hollywood's Greatest Year" All Summer Long

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

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will kick off summer screening series, "Hollywood's Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939," on Monday, May 18, with a big-screen presentation of GONE WITH THE WIND. The 10-film 70th anniversary celebration, which will run through August 3, showcases all of the Best Picture nominees from a landmark year that saw the release of an exceptional number of outstanding films. All screenings will be held on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Artists Events

Design Festa Vol. 29

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 11:00am

Design Festa is a biannual international art event, started in 1994. It is open to all artists from all over the world to exhibit their creative talent freely. 7,000 artists working in a variety of mediums will be present, turning the two day event into artistic chaos. There will be booth areas(2,600 booths), an outdoor live-show stage, an indoor stage, a mini-theater space and a restaurant and cafe/bar area, all for your enjoyment during these two days filled with art, energy, excitement and discovery.

Anime Events

ANIME! High Art -- Pop Culture

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

Japanese comics and animation have had a strong influence on modern art and popular culture throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. Colorful and energetic, anime enjoys worldwide popularity through numerous television series and feature films such as AKIRA (1988), GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995), PERFECT BLUE (1998) and METROPOLIS (2001).


2009 Bristol International Comic Expo & Small Press Expo

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

Focusing this year mostly on the best of British comics around, the Bristol International Comic Expo returns at the Ramada Plaza Hotel on May 9-10, 2009, with a special one day extra event -- Small Press Expo 2009 at the nearby Mercure Holland House Hotel.

Panels will run throughout both days, expo exclusives available at various times (signed ashcan of the new DC Vertigo comic from Mike Carey and Peter Gross available only at the Vertigo Panel, for example), and a host of signings, sketchings and comics to check out.

College Events

ASIFA-SF'S Annual Open Screening for Independent Animators and Student Films

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, May 8, 2009 at 11:00am

At the Exploratorium's McBean Theater, free, public invited, lots of free parking.

Everybody with an animated film is invited to bring it and it will be shown (16mm, VHS tape & DVD). Just show up with it. Questions? Email

Film Events

FICAM 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: May 7, 2009

FICAM( Festival International de Film d'Animation de Meknes Morocco) is organized by the French Institute of Meknes and Conserve Meknes-Aicha.

Since 2000, is the largest event of its kind in Africa, a major film events attracting attendees from around the country. FICAM is an opportunity to showcase the latest animation films, with a special platform for Moroccan projects. The event also features an international competition, exhibitions, animation workshop and debates with directors.

International Events

16th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film

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

The 16th Stuttgart International Festival Of Animated Film is open for submissions. The International Competition, Young Animation, Tricks For Kids animated series and AniMovie are due December 1, 2008. Categories for Under Commission films and for the German Animation Acreenplay award are due January 15, 2009.

Films Events

AniFest 2009

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

The call for entries has begun for the eighth edition of the International Festival of Animated Films. AniFest 2009 will be held in two different locations, Trebon from May 1-4, 2009 and Teplice from May 7-10, 2009.

A written application and a copy of the film on DVD or VHS needs to be delivered to the organizer's registered office no later than December 16, 2008.

The requirements for the Internet Animation competition are specified below. The deadline for entering films into the Internet competition is January 19, 2009.

Show Events

Algonquin College Animation Program Grad Show

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

Algonquin College Animation Program in Ottawa, Canada is hosting its annual Grad Show on Monday April 27 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Observatory Pub on campus at 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario. Graduates of the three year traditional drawing and 3D digital streams will be showing their films and demo reels. Students from both streams are also trained using flash and Toonboom's Harmony software.

Studio copies of the "Fine Tooning" graduate art book are available to HR personnel upon request.

Animation Events

China International Cartoon & Animation Festival 2009

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

Sponsored by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television of PRC and Zhejiang Provincial People's Government, organized by Hangzhou Municipal People's Government, Zhejiang Provincial Administration of Radio and Television and Zhejiang Radio and Television Group, the 5th China International Cartoon & Animation Festival (CICAF) will be held in Hangzhou from April 25 to May 3, 2009.

April Events

CalArts Showcase 2009

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

The California Institute of the Arts School of Film/Video will present their annual student showcase between April 25 and May 15.

Character Animation Open Shows: Saturday, April 25, 2 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., The Main Gallery at CalArts. Sunday, April 26, 2 to 10 p.m., The Bijou Theater at CalArts.

Film Directing Program and Program in Film and Video Long-Form Screening: Thursday, April 30, 8 p.m. REDCAT, Los Angeles.

Film Directing Program: Friday, May 1, 8 p.m. at REDCAT.

Program in Film and Video: Saturday, May 2, 7 p.m., REDCAT.


Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2009

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

The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) highlights and celebrates the diversity of the Jewish experience through film. With its focus on Jewish identity, LAJFF informs and inspires its audience.

By featuring films that deal with Jewish culture, history, traditions, challenges and characters, LAJFF deepens Jewish values, promotes ideas of tolerance and encourages a new dialogue within the greater Los Angeles Community.