The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.
Events: Short Films
The heart of the Filmmaker’s Festival as an international platform for filmmaking in the digital era is the programme itself: international experts present outstanding productions and the latest developments in film production.
Screenings, detailed making-ofs, presentations, workshops and discussion panels deliver knowledge transfer of the highest quality.
VanArts presents a Masterclass in Animation & Story Development with instructors Story Artist Matthew Luhn and Animator Andrew Gordon, both from Pixar Animation Studios.
Best of Ottawa International Animation Festival ScreeningThursday, July 15, 2010, 7 PMNFB Cinema, 150 John Street, Toronto ON$6, $4 for TAIS members, students, seniors, Front Row passholders
Each January, the entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their attention to the Academy Awards. Interest and anticipation builds to a fevered pitch leading up to the Oscar telecast in February, when hundreds of millions of movie lovers tune in to watch the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in filmmaking.
Anima, the International Animation Film Festival of Brussels will take place at the Flagey Centre from 4th to 13th March 2011 and will be celebrating its 30th edition. In fact, the first ever Anima took place in February 1982.
Short film is still the prime source of innovation for the art of film - the experimental field in which future cinematic vocabularies first crystallize. Today its diversity of forms, themes and approaches across the globe is greater than ever - video or film, short fiction film or essay, installation, graduation film or artist's video, animation, documentary, and all imaginable hybrids thereof.
Making a great one-minute film, that’s TUFF!
The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) is a 10-day public film festival that reaches over 1.3 million daily subway commuters.
Now in our 7th year, CSU Animation and Visual Effects are proud to present the Australian International Animation Festival 2010. The internationally renowned event has gone from strength to strength since its modest start in 2004 and this year has secured amazing exclusives from more than 2,200 submissions from over 40 countries.
Learn how to design powerful and dynamic film imagery that connects with its intended audiences, utilizing techniques painstakingly developed by cinematic masters. This two-day on-line Master Class is an expert analysis of visual planning and directing through the process of storyboarding. It is designed for professionals and students in the areas of film and animation directing, storyboarding, pre-visualization and editing. It offers a practical set of techniques that can strengthen each filmmaker’s storytelling ability.
The lecturer, David Russell, is an authority on the subject of visual storytelling. In close collaboration with celebrated directors including George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Tim Burton and Peter Weir, he has created key sequences for over 100 film and television productions, including Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, The Color Purple, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Thin Red Line, Moulin Rouge, Master and Commander, and the upcoming Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
The CalArts School of Film/Video presents Showcase 2010, a festival of year-end screenings of student work.
A showing of selected films produced by students in CalArts groundbreaking Experimental Animation program, including computer-generated 2D and 3D animation as well as stop-motion and other techniques.
Screening is free and open to the public. For further information, please call the CalArts School of Film/Video at (661) 253-7825.
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Leonard H. Goldenson Theater
The submissions of our Brazilian festival Animacursed - International Festival of Horror Animation is available now! Animacursed - International Festival of Horror Animation is dedicated to the promotion of the art of animation in Brazil and to the discovery and revealing of new films and new directors, within the universe of horror animation.
The first annual KidzFlix Children’s International Film Festival is making its debut in May 2010. KidzFlix is currently seeking entries for this new and exciting film festival. Submissions must be suitable for children’s ages 6-18. Categories for film and video submissions are: features, shorts, live-action, animation, documentaries and child-produced (6-14) productions. The deadline is April 1, 2010. For more information on how to enter, visit www.kidzflix.org.
TRICKY WOMEN 2010 – International Animation Film Festival March, 4th – 8th Tricky Women is the first and only festival of animated film in Europe that is dedicated exclusively to animation by women. With its international competition, retrospectives, presentations by renowned film schools, its special programmes and its forum Connecting Animation, Tricky Women offers a unique, up-to-date overview of animated filmmaking around the world. Since 2007 it has been held annually in Vienna each March.
Curated by Microcinema International and Bill Plympton
Presented by Panasonic Broadcast
Independent Exposure is seeking narrative, artistic, humorous, dramatic, animation, documentary, experimental, alternative, avant-garde, ambient, music videos, and underground works of all genres, formats, and styles.
Prizes include Panasonic AG-HSC1U 1/4" 3-CCD High Definition Video Camera and Selected works from the MicrocinemaDVD.com Catalog.
Since 2005, Independent Exposure has teamed up with a partner to curate the screening programs and select prize winners and a "best-of" selection. Recent partners include Addictive TV, Hal Hartley, and Asthmatic Kitty Records. This year we are pleased to partner with Academy Award-Nominated Animator Bill Plympton.
CELEBRATE THE AMERICAN CINEMATIC EXPERIENCEAccepting Entries Jan 11 - Jun 16, 2010
About Art By Chance 2010
IT'S TIME TO MOVE!
All the world's waiting to see your short film!ART BY CHANCE is a brand new Ultra Short Film Festival that aired May-June-July 2009 in 13 countries and in over 70 cities around the world for the first time and was viewed by more than 1 billion people worldwide.
Cartoons on the Bay and the Pulcinella Awards will take place in Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino from April 15-18, 2010. New aspects of the festival include a new cross-media and interactive animation categories and a free branded new business area to strengthen meetings among all the delegates.
PLASTIC PAPER is an international festival of animated, illustrated and puppet film that takes place May 5-8, 2010 at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg, Canada. The festival is one component of the year-round organizational activities of the Big Smash! Film Collective.
All filmmakers, anywhere, are invited to submit your short or feature film -- drama, comedy, documentary, animation or experimental work. It must have been completed since January 1, 2008. EARLY DEADLINE DATE: August 15, 2009 (Other deadlines: 10/1/2009, 11/15/2009. and 12/01/2009) ENTRY FEES: Vary by short or feature and increase with each new deadline date
The Videofestival City of Imperia is open to amateurs and professionals. Registration is free. The Festival is now at its 5th edition and will take place in Imperia from April 20 to April 24, 2010. Deadline for foreign works is February 8, 2010. 551 authors from 45 nations participated to the 2009 edition. 100 films were screened. INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY:
Renowned as Sydney¹s first beachside cinema, Flickerfest kicks off the summer cinema season outdoors under the stars at Bondi Beach, screening the best short films from Australia and the world in a unique and relaxed summer environment. After our Sydney festival Flickerfest tours to 23 venues around Australia. Our Academy ® accredited short film competition and special showcases celebrate the latest in cutting edge shorts from around the world. Welcome to our world of shorts!
Anim!Arte is an international film festival of animation movies with focus in the student public. It has as objective to stimulate the culture, as soon as the professional artistic grown, of the Animation Business in Brazil. This has been instrumental in the production of animation movies, mainly among students.