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Festival Events

eDIT 13 The Filmmaker's Festival

Begins: September 16, 2010

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.

Awards Events

83rd Annual Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 28, 2010 at 6:07pm
Begins: February 27, 2011

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.

Films Events

Anima 2011- Brussels Animation Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 25, 2010 at 9:46am
Begins: March 4, 2011

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.

Film Events

International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 28, 2010 at 10:26pm
Begins: May 5, 2011

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.

Animation Events

Australian International Animation Festival 2010

By Hages | Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 3:58pm
Begins: May 14, 2010

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.

Film Events

Direct Before You Shoot: Visual Planning on line Master Class

By Masha | Friday, April 9, 2010 at 11:47pm
Begins: April 24, 2010

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.

Animation Events

Showcase 2010

Begins: May 14, 2010

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. 

Screening location:

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Leonard H. Goldenson Theater

Animation Events

Animacursed - International Festival of Horror Animation

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 9:05am
Begins: September 7, 2010

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.  

Festival Events

KidzFlix Children's International Film Festival

By riarueda | Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 2:11pm
Begins: May 14, 2010

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

Film Events

Tricky Women 2010

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, February 12, 2010 at 11:00am
Begins: March 4, 2010

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.

International Events

CALL FOR WORKS: Independent Exposure 2010, 14th Season

By jekire | Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 9:49am
Begins: September 1, 2010

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 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.

Time Events

ART BY CHANCE Ultra Short Film Festival

Begins: May 1, 2010

About Art By Chance 2010


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 Events

Cartoons on the Bay 2010

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, January 15, 2010 at 10:00am
Begins: April 15, 2010

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.

Festival Events

PLASTIC PAPER: Winnipeg's Festival of Animated, Illustrated + Puppet Film

By kier_la | Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 7:37pm
Begins: May 5, 2010

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.

Short Events

Kansas City FilmFest 2010

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 10:00am
Begins: April 14, 2010

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

Films Events

Video Festival Imperia 2010

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 10:00am
Begins: April 20, 2010

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:

Festival Events

Flickerfest 2010

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 8:29pm
Begins: January 8, 2010

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!

Animation Events

Anim!Arte 2009 - Brazilian Student Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 8:11pm
Begins: October 26, 2009

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.