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Online Events

Online Storyboarding Holiday Special!

Begins: December 12, 2011

Tis the Season to Board On!

Get the Art of Storyboarding Online Classes for the low price of $80! That is $160 off the regular price! Also get the Storyboarding Toolbelt DVD for $20! Packed with over 70 minutes of demostrations and instruction! Or not sure you want all 8 storyboarding online classes? Pick n choose the sessions you want and save 50%!

Find out more here

Animation Events

The Art of Storyboarding Online Workshops: The Wonders of TV Paint!

Begins: April 7, 2011

The Wonders of TV Paint!

Saturday April 07, 2012 11am PST

  • with Sergio Paez
  • Cost: $5
  • Length: 60 minutes

TV paint animation is an amazing storyboard tool. In this talk we will show you why. This talk may change the way you create storyboards, and make you a TV Paint disciple.

Design Events

The Art of Storyboarding Online Workshops: How to Design Your Portfolio

Begins: March 3, 2011

How to Design Your Portfolio

Saturday March 03, 2012 11am PST

  • with Sergio Paez
  • Cost: $5
  • Length: 60 minutes

Are you confused about what to put in your portfolio? We will cover the basics, and hopefully give you tips to create a winning submission to the major studios.

Story Events

The Art of Storyboarding Online Workshops: Story Artist Freelancers Guide

Begins: January 7, 2012

Story Artist Freelancers Guide

Saturday January 07, 2012 11am PST

  • with Sergio Paez
  • Cost: $5
  • Length: 60 minutes

From marketing to getting jobs, a freelance story artist needs to know how to hustle and how to please a client.  We will chat about different techniques to get the job done and find more work.

Film Events

Kristiansand Int'l Children's Film Festival 2012

Begins: April 24, 2012

We are now accepting entries for our 15th edition, which will run from 24 - 28 April 2012. KICFF is looking for high quality shorts, long shorts, features and documentaries to be screened in our main section and numerous side bars of Norway's largest festival for films for children and youth. Read our guidelines below and fill in our online entry form.

Media Events

DMC International : Seoul Digital Media Content International Festival

By kgit_dmc | Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 4:00pm
Begins: August 1, 2011

2011 4th Seoul Digital Media City Culture OpenDMC InternationalSeoul Digital Media Content International Festival Sep. 29th, 2011 ~ Oct. 12th, 2011 Digital Media City in Seoul, Korea

Animation Events

Festival of DRAWN Animation

Begins: August 14, 2011
Selection of Drawn Animation curated by Bill Plympton and Patrick Smith, IN PERSON FOR Q&A AND BOOK SIGNING. Drinks start at 7pm, screening at 8:30pm. Includes recent work by animators Ryan Woodward, Bill Plympton, Patrick Smith, David Chai, Colleen Cox, Rebecca Sugar and more! 
Animation Events

FIA - Festival Internacional de Animación

Begins: October 17, 2011

Universidad ORT Uruguay, organizer of FIA'11, 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 17th and the 18th October 2011 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Media Events

Cinekid for Professionals

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 3:06pm
Begins: October 18, 2011

Cinekid for Professionals is a four day event (26 to 29 October) held during the nine day kids festival. Over 300 makers, financers, producers, distributors and buyers come to Amsterdam to inspire each other and enter into co productions and joint ventures. They close deals, network, watch new films and programmes and find new partners. Cinekid for Professionals consists of co production markets, the ScreeningClub (Buyers Market) and the Cinekid for Professionals Conference.


PIXAR presentation The Making of La Luna by director Enrico Casarosa

By JohnCo | Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 11:03am
Begins: July 24, 2011

The North American premiere screening of Pixar’s La Luna followed by a special presentation of "The Making of Pixar’s La Luna" by its director Enrico Casarosa.

Festival Events

Sundance Film Festival 2012

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 2:23pm
Begins: January 19, 2012

Each year the Sundance Film Festival selects 200 films for exhibition from more than 9,000 submissions. More than 50,000 people attend screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah. In addition to discovering filmmaking's newest talent through the Festival's program of documentary, dramatic, and short films, Festivalgoers experience live music performances, panel discussions with leading filmmakers and industry figures, cutting-edge media installations, parties celebrating the Festival community, and more.

Films Events

Slamdance 2012

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 2:11pm
Begins: January 20, 2012

By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers

Born out of rejection, Slamdance showcases new and emerging independent artists, filmmakers and storytellers.  We welcome films in every genre, on any topic from every country around the world. The festival program is selected from 100% blind submissions and we do not disqualify any films based on premiere status or date of completion.

This year, we are accepting films in the following categories:

Narrative Feature

Film Events

Renderyard Short Film Festival Calling for Animations 2011

Begins: June 20, 2011

On this 7th Edition Renderyard celebrates film exchange with other established Film Festivals (RUSHES SOHO SHORTS London, MADRID EN CORTO, Madrid) cooperation within the film industry and the creative use of film technology to inspire filmmakers and to provoke social awareness in the international film community.

Awards Events

4 Weeks left to Submit to Encounters

Begins: June 1, 2011
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There are only 4 weeks left to submit to the 17th Encounters Bristol International Film Festival (16 – 20 November).
Encounters is now the leading UK gateway to the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards, including the BAFTAs, Cartoon D’Or, European Film Awards, and Oscars®.
International Events

Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference

Begins: June 11, 2011

The Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference is a one of a kind international gathering of experts in the stereoscopic 3D art and entertainment arena. From June 11 to 14, 2011 major figures from Canada, Germany, Russia, UK and USA will meet to discuss, analyze and contextualize the “new era in 3D cinema.”

Film Events

Independently Animated: Bill Plympton

Begins: May 27, 2011


May 27 – 28, 2011

Bill Plympton may be the only major animator who still hand-draws every single image of his own films. Though his approach to filmmaking may be old-fashioned, his offbeat and inventive artistic sensibility is unique. This two-day program of screenings and discussions celebrates Plympton’s new book, Independently Animated.

All screenings are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Festival Events

eDIT 14 The Filmmaker's Festival

Begins: October 30, 2011

About eDIT 14 Filmmaker’s Festival

As a filmmakers’ platform the eDIT Filmmaker's Festival promotes the exchange of information about innovations and the tips and tricks of filmmaking.

International filmmakers use their most recent productions to discuss filmmaking in the digital era.

The festival programme consists of workshops, presentations, screenings and fringe events. Central themes are camerawork, animation, visual effects, editing and production.