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Begins: October 22, 2012

Universidad ORT Uruguay, organizer of FIA'12, is pleased to invite animators, producers and specially students and graduates of animation schools to present works to be selected for an exhibition and subsequent awarding between the 22nd and the 23rd October 2012 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Film Events

Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-2012

By RBS_Media | Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 12:06am
Begins: August 19, 2012

Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-2012, Kolkata. Entries open for Students + Professionals categories. Short Films, Animations, Documentaries + Music Videos. Regular Deadline: 30 July, 2012. FPL Kolkata: 5ShiftsFilmProject- Make a short film in just 5 Shifts. 21DaysAnimationProject- Make an animation movie in just 21 days. Festival Date: 19 Aug 2012. For further queries please email us at

Animation Events

TAIS Showcase 2012 and NFB Animation Blowout

By TAIS | Friday, May 25, 2012 at 4:28pm
Begins: June 1, 2012

Come join us for an animation filled weekend! Starting with our annual TAIS Showcase 2012 on Friday, June 1, 2012, 7pm - 11pm, the best animations from Canadian and international artists will be shown at the NFB Mediatheque (150 John St.).


Below is the entire weekend's schedule of events:

Films Events

San Diego Asian Film Festival Animation Showcase 2012

By sambochen | Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 8:06pm
Begins: November 1, 2012
Animation Showcase @ San Diego Asian Film Festival 2012
San Diego, California, USA
November 1-9, 2012
Regular Submission Deadline: May 11, 2012
Final Extended Deadline: May 25, 2012
Attention animators!
Film Events


Begins: September 7, 2012

We like our films short, sweet ... and silent!

The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) returns for a sixth year to digital platform screens across the Toronto subway system, September 7 - 17, 2012, concurrent with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Festival Events

2012 Cannes Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 10:29am
Begins: May 16, 2012

2012 Cannes Fil Festival

May 16th -27th Paris, France

Ever since its creation, the Festival de Cannes has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level.


Madcap Modernism: Mid-Century Cartoons from UPA and Beyond

Begins: March 30, 2012

Modernism was enthusiastically embraced by animators of the 1950s. Led by Hollywood’s United Productions of America (UPA) studio, animators began exploring new styles and designs diametrically opposed to the fairy-tale worlds created by Walt Disney. Esteemed animation historian Jerry Beck curates and hosts two programs of theatrical cartoons, presented in conjunction with California Design. Both programs offer visually-exciting—and rarely seen—cartoons in 35mm and include several Oscar-winning shorts.

Cartoons Events

16th Annual Cartoons On The Bay

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 27, 2012 at 11:52am
Begins: February 27, 2012

Cartoons on the Bay

March 22cnd-24th Rapallo, Italy

Cartoons on the Bay 2012 will be held from March 22nd to 25th. The 16th Edition of the Festival will take place in Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino. The guest country will be India and the main theme of the year will be Sport in cartoons, to celebrate 2012 London Olympic Games.

Effects Events

10th Annual VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 12:08pm
Begins: February 7, 2012

The Visual Effects Society (VES) is the entertainment industry's only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers in all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials to music videos and games. Comprised of a diverse group of more than 2,300 members in 26 countries, the VES strives to enrich and educate its own members and members of the entertainment community at large through a multitude of domestic and international events, screenings and programs.

The Visual Effects Society announced the nominees for its 10th Annual VES Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in 23 categories of film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games. Nominees were chosen Saturday, January 7 by distinguished panels of VES members who viewed submissions at the FotoKem screening facilities in Burbank and New York, FotoKem’s Spy in San Francisco, and other facilities in London, Sydney, Vancouver and Wellington, NZ. “The standard of the creative work that is being considered this year is unbelievably high across all categories,” said Jeffrey A. Okun, Chair of the Visual Effects Society. “The judges faced a huge challenge because all of the work was so far above the norm. We’re honored to have the opportunity to focus the spotlight on the outstanding work that has contributed to some of the highest grossing films and broadcast projects of all time.” As previously announced, Stan Lee will be honored with the VES 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award and Douglas Trumbull with the Georges Méliès Award.

Animation Events

The 39th Annual Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 23, 2012 at 12:32pm
Begins: February 11, 2012

   Patton Oswalt, who was recently nominated by the Chicago, Toronto and Los Angeles Film Critics’ Associations for his performance in the film Young Adult starring opposite Charlize Theron, will host this year’s 39th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Animation Events

ANIMA MUNDI 2012 - Sao Paulo

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 20, 2012 at 12:18pm
Begins: July 25, 2012

Anima Mundi is the International Animation Festival of Brazil.

The 20th edition of the International Animation Festival of Brazil, ANIMA MUNDI 2012 takes place from July 13th to 22nd in Rio de Janeiro and from July 25th to 29th in São Paulo. We would like to invite you to enter your most recent works for the festival.

Animation Events


By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 20, 2012 at 11:45am
Begins: July 13, 2012

The 20th edition of the International Animation Festival of Brazil, ANIMA MUNDI 2012 takes place from July 13th to 22nd in Rio de Janeiro and from July 25th to 29th in São Paulo. We would like to invite you to enter your most recent works for the festival.

 A festival that aims to inform, train, educate and entertain by using the infinite possibilities of the language of animation. Participate in Anima Mundi by entering your film, joining our virtual community and glancing through our windows the universe of International Animation.

The deadline for entries and for sending the preview material is March 22nd. It is very important to send us only one work per DVD separately.   Please, go to our website for an online entry-form and rules at: If you need additional information send email

Short Events

Euganean Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 11:59am
Begins: July 6, 2012

The eleventh edition of the Euganean Film Festival will take place in the Euganean Hills, and Monselice Between Este (Padua), from July 6th to 22nd 2012.

The 2012 Festival Edition is divided into three competitive sections : The 2012 Festival Edition is Divided into three competitive sections:

International Events

AniFest Rozafa 2012

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 12:44pm
Begins: September 23, 2012

The organizers would like to announce the third edition of "AniFestRozafa 2012" Event. The International Festive Event of animated film for children and by children will be held in the city of Shkodra, Albania during the period September 23- 30, 2012.  The organizers of the International Festive Event of animated film are experienced creators in this genre of film and are happy to invite colleagues to participate by sending their films to our festival.