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Cortoons Festival 2009

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

Cortoons International Short Animated Film Festival is opening registrations for its sixth edition, that will be held March 25-29, 2009 at the Palladium Theatre in Rome, Italy.

The competition's five categories:

Italian Short Movie International Short Movie School Program VFX Videoclip

The festival is totally free and all techniques of animation accepted. The short films must have been created after January 1, 2007. Deadline: January 1, 2009.

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TAC.tv Animation Contest - Take Three

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

The contest is open to all forms of animation, from traditional techniques like hand-drawing to cutting-edge digital methods. 2D, 3D, rotoscoping, stop-motion and flip book. The winning animated film will get $2,500, be featured on TAC.tv and have the chance for broadcast on Super Channel.

The past two contests have yielded some amazing animation: Elohim Sanchez was awarded $2,500 for his film, L'INTERPRETATION DES REVES OU LES AVENTURES DU ROBOT BLEU and most recently, David Wesch of Vancouver won first prize for his short, BLIND DATE.

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Game Developers Conference 2009

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

The Game Developers Conference (GDC), returns in 2009 to the Moscone Center in San Francisco with world-class programming for the art, science and business of developing digital entertainment.

International Events

Anima Basauri 2009

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

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.

Festival Events

33rd Cleveland International Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: March 19, 2009

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.).

Animation Events

Lucca Animation 2009

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

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.

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Aubagne International Film Festival 2009

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

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.

Films Events

European Independent Film Festival 2009

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

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.

Reel Events

REEL TALKS: Cine'mation @ San Diego Latino Film Festival

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

San Diego Latino Film Festival is partnering with the international and local film communities to bring you a live set of workshops & panel discussions. Reel Talks will take place at the UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas during the course of the festival.

Reel Talks offers emerging filmakers, screenwriters, arists, 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.

Reel Talks Package ... $20.00 - Buy Your Tickets Now

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Rushes Soho Shorts Showcase hits Copenhagen

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

Documentary Events

San Diego Latino Film Festival

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

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

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Navigating the Film Festival World

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

The American Cinematheque continues its program of one night seminars for filmmakers. The American Cinematheque debuted its Filmmaking Seminars for Filmmakers and other artists in September 2007 with the concept of offering concrete, practical information on a variety of filmmaking, marketing, creative and business practices at a very reasonable cost to the many independent filmmakers working in the Los Angeles area.

Film Events

Monstra Animated Film Festival 2009

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

Monstra Animated Film Festival is a meeting and convergence point of animation film and other media and arts. Not forgetting the cinematographic character of animation film works, but instead reinforcing its essence, Monstra is a space of experimentation mixing new movements, forms and artistic proposals, where animation is presented as a creative, narrative or aesthetic expression made relevant by its interception with art.

-- The deadline for submission is January 15, 2009.-- DVD, VHS or miniDV are accepted for selection purposes. No registration fee is required.

Media Events

New Media, New Markets

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

Michael Jantze, creator of “The Norm,” will be at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco on March 7th to teach a three-hour class on “the past, current and future markets for new media.” Michael take students through the process of converting traditional comics into new media shorts using his “Audio Comics” product. Register at Cartoonart.org

Animation Events

Tricky Women Animation Film Festival

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

The sixth edition of Tricky Women Animation Film Festival will take place in March 5-9, 2009.

Tricky Women is dedicated exclusively to animation by women. Since 2007 it has been held annually in Vienna each March.

The festival offers an international competition of animated short films created by female artists and produced in 2007 or 2008. The deadline for applications for the preliminary selection is November 14, 2008.

Awards: Tricky Women Award of the City of Vienna worth 3,650 Euro 3-month scholarship in the artist-in-residence program of quartier21/MQ

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New York International Children's Film Festival 2009

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

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.

Animation Events

CAA Panel on Experimental Animation

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

Experimental animation was presented as fine art by its creators long before the art world acknowledged William Kentridge's work, the widely-accepted marker to distinguish animation a "legitimate" language in fine art. Looking beyond the constraining nomenclature of cartoon inherited from Sergei Eisenstein and forwarded by Gilles Deleuze and Rosalind Krauss, this panel visits an earlier history of art practice and critical thinking in experimental animation that was passed over by art history and then relegated to film history, where it was equally ignored.

Comics Events

WonderCon 2009

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

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.

Digital Events

Bitfilm Collection 03 Screening in Tokyo

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

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.

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Omaha Film Festival 2009

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

The Omaha Film Festival is now accepting entries in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Short Film, Animated Short Film, OFF the EDGE Feature Film (Horror, Experimental, Dark Films longer than 25 minutes) and Nebraska Short Film.

Screenplays will be accepted in Feature Length (30-140 pages) and Short Length (Under 30 pages).

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REDCAT International Children's Film Festival 2009

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

Thousands of children and their families are expected to gather at REDCAT for the 4th annual REDCAT International Children's Film Festival. An audience favorite, this year's festival looks to all corners of the globe to showcase 86 films from 25 different countries. Film lovers of all ages will be treated to an eye-opening journey around the globe and revel in a treasure trove of unforgettable stories. The festival will be held on Saturdays and Sundays from February 21 through March 8, 2009.

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Emily Hubley Shorts Program at the Aero

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

Emily Hubley has made acclaimed animated shorts for 30 years and provided animation to television, fictional and documentary films for over a decade. Her first feature film THE TOE TACTIC (2008) screened at film festivals including South by Southwest and New Directors/New Films.

Award Events

FICCI-FRAMES: BAF Awards 2009

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

The FICCI Best Animated Frames Awards (BAF), hosted by the Federation Of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), is now in its sixth year. FICCI BAF Award is the biggest award in India recognizing talent in animation, gaming and vfx.

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