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Oscar Nominated Shorts at Vancity Theatre

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

In anticipation of the 81st annual Academy Awards the Vancity Theatre will present the 10 nominees in the best animated and live action short film categories.

The 2008 Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film nominees are:

Animated Short FilmsWednesday, February 18, 6 p.m.; Thursday February 19, 7:50 p.m. 95 minutes.

LA MAISON EN PETITS CUBES, Kunio Kato, directorLAVATORY LOVESTORY, Konstantin Bronzit, directorOKTAPODI, Emud Mokhberi and Thierry Marchand, directorsPRESTO, Doug Sweetland, director

Film Events

Oscar-Nominated Shorts to Play in New York

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

On Saturday, February 14, New York movie lovers will have the opportunity to see all 10 of this year's Oscar-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International (111 East 59th Street). There will be two separate screenings of the nominated films, the first at noon and an encore presentation at 4 p.m.

Animation Events

Women In Animation Int'l's Initiative Is To Party

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

Women In Animation International is buying the first round of wine, courtesy of Toon Boom, at KidScreen Summit in New York. The cork will pop on Friday, February 13 at the Hilton's Bridges Bar at 5 p.m.

Meet WIA hosts, Rita Street, Jan Nagel, Heather Kenyon, Lisa Goldman and Joan Vogelesang, CEO of Toon Boom. No need to be a member, just bring a business card to get in.

Visit and join Women In Animation at

Oscars Events

Meet the Oscars, Chicago

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

For the first time, Oscar fans in Chicago will be able to hold an actual Oscar statuette and have their photo taken at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Meet the Oscars, Chicago." The exhibition will open Friday, February 13, at The Shops at North Bridge on Michigan Avenue, and run through Sunday, February 22, the night of the 81st Academy Awards presentation. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Chicago is the only city to host a "Meet the Oscars" exhibition this year.

Animation Events

Evening of Dance-Based Animation at Kinetic Cinema

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

On February 11, 2009 at 7 p.m., the Kinetic Cinema screening at Chez Bushwick will feature a wide-variety of dance and movement animation videos. Curated by Doug Fox, blogger and founder of Great Dance, the program will show how directors, artists, choreographers and dancers have used different animation styles and techniques to capture, illustrate and transform human movement.

Animation Events

Chris Robinson in Conversation with Ellen Besen

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: February 10, 2009

Canada's leading independent animation filmmakers are scattered all across the country. Veteran programmer and writer Chris Robinson chronicles his long distance, year long quest to meet them in CANADIAN ANIMATION: LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO HAPPEN (Indiana University Press). Robinson will discuss his findings with acclaimed animator Ellen Besen, and show film clips to punctuate their conversation. -- A This Is Not A Reading Series event presented by Pages Books & Magazines, University of Indiana Press, EYE WEEKLY, Gladstone Hotel, Take Five On CIUT and Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS).

Film Events

Las Vegas International Film Festival

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

The Las Vegas International Film Festival is one of Las Vegas’ premiere film events, taking place annually in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. Dedicated to showcasing and promoting the finest quality films and screenplays that the entertainment world has to offer, our mission is to bridge the gap between independent film audiences and filmmakers, as well as to connect emerging filmmakers with established industry professionals.

Animation Events

WIA Annual Meeting: This Gun For Hire: Careers In Freelance Animation

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

Animators are migrant workers. Lifetime employment at a single studio is a mere nostalgic dream. Most of us are freelancers, either by preference or necessity. We must network constantly, keep our skills fresh, and be ready at the drop of a hat to move to the next job. Reinvention is the name of the game. So how do you continually repackage yourself without becoming completely bored or totally insane?

Festival Events

Bhumika International Film Festival 2009

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

Gaining an ever-escalating support and popularity every year for four years, Bhumika Film Festival stands as an encouraging platform for the young creative media students to showcase their talent and gain guidance from the experts in the industry. An initiative by the Mass Media students of ICLES' Motilal Jhunjhunwala College, Bhumika has been an electrifying success at the amateur level.

Animation Events

Animex International Festival of Animation & Computer Games 2009

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

The Animex International Festival of Animation & Computer Games takes place every year in Middlesbrough in the North East of England. Animex seeks to educate, entertain and inspire at every level from school children right through to the highest level of professional practitioner.

Cartoon Events

Cartoon Dump with Frank Conniff, Andy Kindler and Mary Lynn Rajskub

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: January 31, 2009

Cartoon Dump combines sketches, songs, puppets, stand-up comedy and crappy cartoons to create a uniquely disturbing and hilarious experience. For the past year it has played to sold-out audiences at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood. It stars Frank Conniff ("TV's Frank" from MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000), Erica Doering, and a rotating cast of deranged characters. The incredibly awful cartoons are curated by animation historian Jerry Beck.

Films Events


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

The Picture House in Pelham, NY, the Westchester Arts Council, Howard Beckerman, J.J. Sedelmaier, & the Jacob Burns Film Center celebrate the 103-year history of animation in the NY region. Sunday, January 25th the Picture House presents THE NEW YORK INDEPENDENTS: LEGENDARY FILMS & FILMMAKERS, a 2-part program: “Animation in Advertising” & “Independent Animators/Films.”

Visual Events

Essential Visual Music: Rare Classics

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

"Essential Visual Music: Rare Classics" is a new program at The Billy Wilder Theatre, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Center for Visual Music (CVM) are pleased to present this dazzling program of rare classics from the CVM collection. Featuring a wide range of works from German pioneers to light show psychedelia, this evening highlights the ever-evolving technology and artistry of visual music and experimental animation with many prints newly preserved by CVM.

Animation Events

It All Started Here: Animation Industry Retrospective

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

J. J. Sedelmaier Productions and the Westchester Arts Council, along with Blue Sky Studios, have teamed up to present "It All Started Here," a historical and creative retrospective of the animation industry in the New York area.

Festival Events

Honolulu International Film Festival

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

The Honolulu International Film Festival is a crossroads of the world, bridging the gap between East and West on the pristine island of Oahu, Hawaii. Surrounded by the sparkling Pacific and spectacular scenery, the Honolulu International Film Festival recognizes outstanding achievement in filmmaking from around the world. It is our mission to showcase the finest independent cinema the world has to offer while helping to advance the careers of promising filmmakers by providing a platform through which their talents can be recognized.

Cartoons Events

Brainwashed! -- Innocent Looking Cartoons That Tell Us What to Think!

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

"Brainwashed!" Innocent Looking Cartoons That Tell Us What to Think! is curated by author and collector Karl Cohen, author of FORBIDDEN ANIMATION. This highly entertaining survey of animated cartoons featuring classic animated propaganda, some censored, some silly and surreal, shows us who to hate, who to vote for, what foods to eat or drink and most important, what to buy.

Film Events

15th Annual Slamdance Film Festival

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

The 15th Annual Slamdance Film Festival, scheduled to take place, January 15-23, 2009 in Park City, Utah, officially launched its Call for Entries today, looking for short and feature film submissions in all genres. New this milestone year, Slamdance is also accepting music video submissions. Entry forms, rules and regulations are available on the Slamdance web site -- The early submission deadline is August 25, 2008 and includes a significant entry fee discount. The final submission deadline is October 10.

Animation Events

Hubbub: The Las Vegas Global Animation Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: January 8, 2009

Where does content marry technology in the chapel of creativity? In Vegas, home of Hubbub. Taking place January 8-11, 2009 during the week of the mega-popular Consumer Electronics Show, this is the festival where the most boss short animation in the world meets up with the finest and most advanced screening equipment. We'll showcase all kinds of animation, everything from family programs in the morning to adventurous and creative animation for grown-ups in the afternoons and evenings.

Films Events

Annual Kodak Animation Screening

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

The screening is free and is taking place on Tuesday, January 6 at Kodak. At6 p.m. there are refreshments served and an opportunity to refine your schmoozing skills, and at 7 p.m. sharp there is going to be a screening of brand new animated films (see the list of films and filmmakers below).

The Kodak Screening Room is at 360 West 31st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, please take 9th Ave. elevators to 2nd floor.

RSVP for the screening by calling 1-800 863 5787 and leave your full name and the number of guests you'll be bringing with you.

Films include:


Peter Sis Event at Facets Cinematheque

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: December 14, 2008

Join Facets Cinematheque for a special screening honoring author, children's book writer, illustrator, artist, filmmaker, and MacArthur Fellowship recipient, Peter Sis. Sis' short animated films THE HEADS, PLAYERS, and WE ALL HAVE TALES: RUMPELSTILTSKIN will be screened. A discussion with Sis will follow, and copies of his award-winning children's book THE WALL will be available for signing. For reservations, call 773-281-9075.

This event is co-sponsored by Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago and the Center for Teaching Through Children's Books at National-Louis University.


AI Philly Quarterly Media Screening

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: December 10, 2008

The Art Institute of Philadelphia will be holding their Quarterly Media Screening on Wednesday, December 10, 2008. Meet potential candidates, take home the resumes and demo reels of all upcoming graduates from The Art Institute of Philadelphia's Animation, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, and Digital Film & Video Production programs and enjoy viewing their work on the big screen.

Animation Events

Ed Catmull to Speak at University of Utah

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, December 8, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: December 8, 2008

Edwin E. Catmull, president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, will discuss his experiences making animated films such as TOY STORY, MONSTERS, INC. and WALL-E at the University of Utah at 6:30 p.m. Monday, December 8, 2008.

Catmull will talk about "The Creative Process and Risk: Ten Films Later and We are Still Trying to Figure it Out" during the School of Computing's 2008 Organick Memorial Lecture.


Totoro Forest Project Reception

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: December 6, 2008

The Cartoon Art Museum will present original works of art from The Totoro Forest Project Charity Auction, a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition featuring paintings, illustrations and sculptures from nearly 200 critically acclaimed animators, fine artists, cartoonists and illustrators. All of the artwork featured in the exhibition was inspired by Hayao Miyazaki's iconic animated feature film MY NEIGHBOR TORORO.


HDFEST Los Angeles 2008

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, December 5, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: December 5, 2008

HDFEST's Los Angeles event will be staged at Dolby Laboratories in Burbank. HDFEST Los Angeles will include screenings of high-definition movies, discussions on HD moviemaking and digital cinema, festival parties and the HDFEST 2008 Deffie Award Ceremony. This year's HDFEST Los Angeles will include presentations of seven revolutionary feature length HD films as well as unique High-Definition showcases including the HDFEST High-Definition Animation Showcase and the HDFEST High-Definition Music Video Showcase.