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Video Festival Imperia

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

The Video Festival Imperia is organized by the Cineforum of Imperia and is open to amateurs and professionals. The festival is now at its fourth edition and will take place in Imperia, Italy from April 22-26, 2009. Deadline for foreign works is February 23, 2009.

The international category is reserved to foreign authors. The sections are: Short, Documentary, Animation with an unlimited running time. Works must be subtitled in Italian, French or English. Prizes will go to winners in each section.

Festival Events

Red Stick International Animation Festival 2009

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

Red Stick International Animation Festival, the largest event of its kind in the United States, is now accepting entries for its fifth annual 2009 "Best of the Fest" competition.

Red Stick highlights the intersections among art, technology and computational science. Each year, the festival draws renowned animators, video game developers and other digital media industry professionals to Baton Rouge to host lectures, workshops and other events for aspiring artists, programmers and entrepreneurs.

Animation Events

The Animation Madness of Max Fleischer

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

This wonderful collection from the animation pioneer collects his most popular creations in one fantastic program. Headlining is the 70th Anniversary of GULLIVER'S TRAVELS (1939, Original 3-Strip Technicolor Print), preceded by the shorts BETTY BOOP IN BLUNDERLAND (1933), SUPERMAN'S MECHANICAL MONSTERS (1941), and POPEYE MEETS ALI BABA & HIS FORTY THIEVES (1937) (Total program runs 109 minutes, all 35mm).

Screenings at 2:30, 5 and 8 p.m. All seats $5 all day.

The Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114

World Events

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2009

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

There are seven animated shorts and one feature-length film at IFFLA 2009. For full synopsis and festival schedule, visit www.indianfilmfestival.org.

BATTLE OF THE ALBUM COVERSDirector: Rohitash RaoUSA/2007/3min/Digibeta LA Premiere

CURIOUS TODD AND THE MYSTERY DREAMDirectors: Ganesh Gothwal, Rahul JogaleIndia/2008/7min/Beta World Premiere

KEY TUMI?Director: Kunal SenCanada-India/2008/7min/Digibeta LA Premiere

THE PASSION OF CRICKETDirector: Shyam A. Salunke

College Events

Hudson Valley College Tour Featuring Bill Plympton

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

Bill Plympton will be presenting a selection of some of his favorite work and following each screeening with a Q&A. Screenings are free of charge and open to the public.

In addition to his many shorts, Plympton has made seven feature films, (five of them animated) including THE TUNE, MONDO PLYMPTON, I MARRIED A STRANGE PERSON, MUTANT ALIENS and HAIR HIGH. His most recent feature IDIOTS AND ANGELS won two prizes at the Fantasporto Festival in Oporto, Portugal for Best Film and Best Screenplay. Visit www.plymptoons.com for more information.

Animation Events

Joanna Priestley: Fighting Gravity

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

Dubbed "the queen of independent animation" by Bill Plympton, Joanna Priestley unveils her new short MISSED ACHES, a humorous rant about the need for proofreading. This can't-miss program for animation buffs also includes a series of animated gems representing the range of the artist's techniques: VOICES, GROWN UP, ALL MY RELATIONS, STREETCAR NAMED PERSPIRE, UTOPIA PARKWAY, CANDYJAM, SHE-BOP, PRO AND CON, and DEW LINE.

Festival Events

Mexico International Film Festival

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

Now in its third year, the Mexico International Film Festival is committed to bringing the best independent cinema from around the world to Mexico in an effort to maintain and enrich the country’s film culture. The festival is held in the serene and beautiful town of Rosarito, situated on the Baja coast, where the sun shines all year with cooling sea breezes, glorious clear skies, and the crystal azure Pacific as a backdrop.

Show Events

NAB Show 2009

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

The NAB Show is the world's largest professional digital media industry convention. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has been hosting this event for over 80 years for all traditional broadcast, entertainment and emerging platform industries, including TV, Radio, Film, Internet and many others.

Animated Events

NY Children's Film Fest Screenings: The Secret of Moonacre & Shorts for Tots

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

THE SECRET OF MOONACRE UK, Gabor Csupo, 2008, 97 min In English - recommended ages 5 to 12

Sat, April 18 at 1:00pm Sun, April 19 at 12:30pm Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)

Film Events

Raimund Krumme -- Play for Lines and Figures

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, April 17, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 17, 2009

For the first time ever in Germany, an exhibition is presenting Raimund Krumme's work including drawn phases from his animated films, graphically impressive, playful studies on paper as well as examples of his filmic output. The exhibition has been running since 17th April at the Technische Sammlungen Dresden technical collection museum where it will continue until 27th September 2009.

Events

The 42nd Annual WorldFest -- Houston International Film & Video Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 16, 2009

Entries open for the 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston on August 15, 2008. The main entry deadline is December 15, 2008. The 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston Dates are April 16-25, 2009.

Go to www.worldfest.org to see the subcategories for features, shorts, music videos, documentaries, student, experimental and new media.

Festival Events

Purple Violet Student Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 16, 2009

Kean University in Union, New Jersey is currently seeking student submissions for the Purple Violet Film Festival, an innovative new festival that provides student filmmakers with cash awards and an opportunity to have their work seen and embraced by a large audience. The 2009 Festival also features renowned filmmaker, Emily Hubley, who will screen and discuss her film “The Toe Tactic”. Ms. Hubley is best known for her award-winning short films and her animated sequence in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (2001).

Film Events

Nippon Connection Film Festival 2009

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

Japanese cinema returns to Frankfurt this spring. From April 15-19, Nippon Connection will feature fascinating and creative Japanese films for the ninth time. With over 150 short and feature films, ranging from experimental and animation films to blockbuster movies and documentaries, the festival includes many German and European premieres. Approximately 20 directors will present their films in person.

Sound Events

8th School Of Sound

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

This special media event puts the spotlight on the soundtrack. First held in 1998, it has featured creatives working at the highest levels of media and the arts including Walter Murch, Ren Klyce, Lynne Ramsay, Graham Hartstone, Christina Kubisch, Ken Loach, Carter Burwell, Tom Holman, Lucrecia Martel, Gabriel Yared, Richard Leacock, the Brothers Quay, Manfred Eicher and many others.

Documentaries Events

Animated documentaries part 2 - Rendering the Facts

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, April 13, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 13, 2009

Monday April 13, 2009, 8:00 pm

Los Angeles Filmforum and Cinefamily presentAnimated Documentaries part 2 – Rendering the FactsA Cocoa ScreeningAt the Silent Movie Theatre611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036 323-655-2510 Admission $12 general, $8 for Cinefamily and Filmforum membersTickets and more details for this show athttp://www.silentmovietheatre.com/calendar/events.html

Note change in day, time, and place!

Events

Quay Brothers at the Coolidge Corner Theatre

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, April 13, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 13, 2009

The independent Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Massachusetts has chosen animation luminaries the Quay Brothers as the recipients of the 2009 Coolidge Award. The prestigious award is given annually to a film artist or artists whose work advances the spirit of original and challenging cinema. Previous honorees are film producer Jeremny Thomas in 2008, film editor Thelma Schoonmaker in 2007, actress Meryl Street in 2006, Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro in 2005 and Chinese director Zhang Yimou in 2004.

Music Events

Visual Music Marathon 2009

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

The MFA Computer Art Department at School of Visual Arts, the New York Digital Salon and the Department of Music and Multimedia Studies at Northeastern University present the New York premiere of the Visual Music Marathon, a 12-hour festival showcasing 120 works by contemporary digital artists and composers from around the world. The event offers an encyclopedic look into the burgeoning practice of visual music, which combines animation and musical composition.

Festival Events

Animate the World Festival 2009

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

Be recognized as a top animator. As part of their renowned Animate the World Festival, the Barbican is launching an Animator of the Year competition this year to recognize undiscovered talent in the U.K.

As a highly respected animation forum we'd appreciate your support in helping us to spread the word about this competition -- as well as perhaps entering yourself.

What's up for grabs:

Animator of the Year Winner: -- Winner's name and animation will be posted on the Barbican Animate the World website on Friday, April 3.

Festival Events

South Beach International Animation Festival 2009

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

The South Beach International Animation Festival is seeking submissions for this annual event. From April 2-5, 2009 the festival will screen world and U.S. animated films including student and professional works of all varieties. Categories include advertising, new media, "Toons After Dark" and "Boomers" for animators over 50 and doing animation for the first time.

Animation Events

Stoke Your Fires Festival of Animation 2009

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

The Stoke Your Fires Festival of Animation will return in 2009. This year's animation festival builds on the success of the 2008 event by hosting a month of animation themed events at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.

The festival itself takes place on April 2-3, 2009 and will see professional animators come to Stoke-on-Trent to take part in seminars, lectures and masterclasses to share and develop their understanding of the industry.

Cartoons Events

Cartoons on the Bay 2009

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

The 13th edition of Cartoons on the Bay, the International Television and Multimedia Animation Festival promoted by Rai and organized by RaiTrade in cooperation with RaiFiction and with the contribution of the Sistema Turistico Locale Terre di Portofino (Local Tourist System - Lands of Portofino), will be held from April 2-5 in the Tigullio Gulf of Italy for the first time.

Film Events

Aspen Shortsfest 2009

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

Aspen Shortsfest invites submissions of live-action, documentary and animation short films and videos for the 18th annual edition of its Oscar-qualifying competitive showcase. Aspen Shortsfest 2009 will be held April 1-5, 2009.

Entries will be accepted beginning September 1, 2008. Early bird entry (reduced entry fee) deadline is November 1, 2008. Regular entry deadline is December 15, 2008. Instructions for entering are available online at www.aspenfilm.org.

Global Events

MIPTV 2009

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

MIPTV is the global content market for creating, co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing entertainment across all platforms. It provides a unique opportunity to meet the key decision-makers and discover future brands on a global level.

Events

Bang Zoom! Beginner's Level Voice Acting Workshop

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

Bang Zoom! will be holding a beginner's level Voice Acting Workshop on Saturday, March 28, 2009 in San Francisco. This is a unique opportunity to take the same course that is typically only offered at our studios in Los Angeles. They are limited to only 15 spots in this class, so act quickly to secure your spot.

Events

Kuala Lumpur Design Week 2009

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

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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