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87th Annual Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 4, 2010 at 10:09pm
Begins: March 7, 2010

The Oscars reward the previous year’s greatest cinema achievements as determined by some of the world’s most accomplished motion picture artists and professionals. The Academy’s roughly 6,000 members vote for the Oscars using secret ballots, which are tabulated by the international auditing firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. The auditors maintain absolute secrecy until the moment the show’s presenters open the envelopes and reveal the winners on live television.

Awards Events

37th Annual Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 4, 2010 at 9:14pm
Begins: February 6, 2010

The Annie Awards will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at UCLA's Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, California. General Admission tickets are $25. Award Ceremony starts at 7:00 p.m.

ASIFA-Hollywood member VIP tickets are $150, and non-member VIP tickets are $250. (VIP tickets include: Champagne Reception at 5:00 p.m., Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. and Post Award Party immediately following the ceremony)

Click here to order tickets.

Animation Events

Annecy International Animation Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 11:24am
Begins: June 7, 2010

The International Animation Film Festival will take place in Annecy (Haute-Savoie, France) from Monday 7 to Saturday 12 June 2010.

On a parallel, the Mifa will be held from Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 June 2010.

As for the Creative Focus and the conferences, they will be held from Tuesday 8 to Friday 11 June 2010.

Animation Events

EXPOTOONS 2009

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

CARTOON, European Animation Film Association has chosen EXPOTOONS, the most representative international animation festival in Latin America, as a strategic partner in that region to organize CARTOON CONNECTION, the first meeting between European and Latin American animation professionals.

The most representative animation event in Latin America. It hosts selected films, conferencists, trainers, production and distribution companies, buyers and more!

This year more than ever it's becoming a bridge to Europe and Asia. And since 2008 it is allied with Annecy Animation Festival.

Animation Events

CTN Animation Expo 2009

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

Come meet the "faces behind the fantasy" from yesterday, today and tomorrow in this signature 2.5 day animation event that includes artist panels, business symposiums, critique sessions, special screenings, both drawn and digital exhibits and one-of-a-kind workshops designed to inspire professionals, empower students and entertain the general public.

Animated Events

Animated Dreams Call for Entries 2009

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

The 11th edition of Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams will take place from 18th to 22th November 2009 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Beware, your dreams have been animated!

How to submit a film:

The website poff.ee/anima displays the regulations, the short film entry form. For any kind of information please write to anima@poff.ee.

Film Events

Intervideo Talent Award

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

Films permitted for submission are those dealing with the theme “Tomorrow we will see,” in accordance with the description of the competition. The length of the film contributions must not exceed 10 minutes. In the case of longer films, an excerpt of up to 10 minutes may be submitted.

Films Events

Canterbury Anifest 2009

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

The Canterbury Anifest is an animation festival that takes place annually. There is no submission fee. The Award Categories are Festival Grand Prize, Festival Runner Up, Audience Selection Award, Creative Design, Creative sound design, Technical Achievement and Smallfilms Award.

Award Events

Nokia Mobifest Toronto 2009

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

Nokia Mobifest Toronto, Canada's premier made-for-mobile film festival, is now accepting submissions for its fourth annual event. Filmmakers -- from amateur to professional -- are invited to submit original films of 90 seconds or less for programming consideration. Entry is free and open to both local and International content creators, aged 18 or older. All genres are welcome and entrants may create and edit video using any equipment of their choice. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59pm EST on Monday, September 28th, 2009.

Festival Events

Savannah Film Festival 2009

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

The Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, is accepting entries for the 2009 festival, to be held Oct. 31-Nov. 7. Featuring the best in independent, innovative and influential film from around the world, the annual festival presents a full range of cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Features, documentaries, professional and student shorts, both live action and animated, will be considered. All entries must be postmarked by July 6.

Animation Events

FIA09: International Festival of Animation

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, October 26, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: October 26, 2009

International Festival of Animation FIA 09:Universidad ORT Uruguay, organizer of FIA 09, 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 26th and the 27th of October of 2009 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Objective:

Artists Events

Design Festa Vol.30

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: October 24, 2009

An international art event with over 8,500 artists attending!

Design Festa is a biannual international art event. Artists who have original work can participate with no restrictions. It is open to all artists from all over the world who want to exhibit their creative talent. For experimentation and an opportunity to take the next step in their artistic lives, this event is the place for artists to express their ideas freely!

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Film Events

Cinema by the Bay Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, October 23, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: October 23, 2009

The San Francisco Film Society has announced that the inaugural Cinema by the Bay festival, a celebration of the passion, innovation and diversity of Bay Area filmmaking, the intelligence and probing spirit of local directors and the incredible depth and breadth of America's film and media frontier, will run October 23-25. The three-day festival will feature new work produced in or about the San Francisco Bay Area and provide a compelling window into Bay Area film culture and practice at its best.

Events

"Drawings that Move -- The Art of Joanna Quinn"

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, October 16, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: October 16, 2009

British animator Joanna Quinn is obsessed with drawing. In an age where animation is dominated by slick computer-generated imagery, her films stand out because they are so evidently handdrawn: pencil and sparse colour on white paper, the constantly shifting lines expressing the huge vitality of her characters, whether it is the old crone and the knight in The WIFE OF BATH, the Toulouse-Lautrec-inspired off-duty prostitutes in ELLES or her signature character, Beryl, in any of the three films that feature her.

Animated Events

San Diego Asian Film Festival 2009

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

Attention animators! The 10th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival 2009 will once again be showcasing animated short films produced by animators of Asian ethnicities in a 90-minute all-animation program. All forms of animation (traditional, claymation, stop-motion, flash, CGI, etc) will be accepted for consideration into this competitive festival. Films by all animators pertaining to Asian issues and themes will also be considered. Only DVD formats are accepted for consideration. A Best Animated Short Film Award will be awarded with prizes to be determined.

Animation Events

ANIMA'09 -- 5th Cordoba International Animation Festival

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

ANIMA'09 will take place in the city of Cordoba, Argentina, from October 8 through 10, 2009. The festival is organized by the Centro Experimental de Animacion and the Secretaria de Extension Universitaria, National University of Cordoba.

This fifth edition of the ANIMA will be dedicated to exploring the concept of Identity Traits. Therefore, we open the following:

Animation Events

Animafrik Animation Festival 2009

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

Animafrik is an animation festival dedicated to African animation and designed to promote African art and animation. Events include film screenings, an art exhibition, animation workshops and panel discussion: "Prospect and Challenges of the Animation Industry in West Africa."

The festival will be held in Accra and regional screenings in the coastal city of Cape Coast, Takoradi and Kumasi, the Ashanti Kingdom. Regional screenings will continue throughout the month of October.

Animation Events

Animafrik 2009 African Animation Festival

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

Animafrik is an animation festival dedicated to African animation and designed to promote African art and animation. Events include film screenings, an art exhibition, animation workshops and panel discussion: "Prospect and Challenges of the Animation Industry in West Africa."

The festival will be held in Accra and regional screenings in the coastal city of Cape Coast, Takoradi and Kumasi, the Ashanti Kingdom. Regional screenings will continue throughout the month of October.

Festival Events

eDIT 12. Filmmaker's Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: October 4, 2009

eDIT The Filmmaker's Festival is an international platform for filmmakers from all production disciplines to meet and share ideas to make them better filmmakers. The goal is to advance the specific parts of the production process with a common purpose of creating better storytelling through understanding. Extraordinary worldwide filmmakers present their work to educate, entertain and inspire their fellow artists in a warm and personal state of the art environment.

Festival Events

MetroCAF 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: October 1, 2009

MetroCAF is the annual NYC Metropolitan Area College Computer Animation Festival organized by the New York City chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH. Started in 2003, MetroCAF has grown into the most important local festival of its kind. It provides an exciting opportunity for all students in the NYC metropolitan area to show their work to not only their fellow students, but also to professionals in the field of computer graphics.

Animation Events

Animation Dance Association

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: October 1, 2009

Hello!

My name is Roman!

I am writing  to invite you to enter the world's first, biggest, and greatest competition for animators!

ADA presents the weekly Animation Dance Competitions!

1) Imagine a character! 2) Animate it! 3) Make it Dance! Make it funny! 4) Max 60 sec! 5) Upload your animation! 6) Win $10,000 (every week) or main prize $100,000 cash!

No jury! Only the people's choice!

Read all about on the Association's official website – www.adasport.com

See you soon!

Best regards, Roman Shaburanov

shaburanov@gmail.com

Events

Call For entries : Celeste Prize

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: September 30, 2009

Celeste Prize is a unique international contemporary arts competition in which artists decide who wins the 40,000 Euro (US$50,000) award money. The 46 finalists are chosen by a panel of international art critics: Mark Gisbourne, Adrienne Goehler, Victoria Lu, Claudio Sinatti and a panel of consultants with experience in audiovisual performance. These 46 finalists themselves choose the ultimate winners in each category. Exhibition and awards ceremony to be held in Berlin, Germany, September 2009.

Anime Events

New York Anime Festival 2009

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

The 2009 New York Anime Festival, an anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture convention from the creators of New York Comic Con, will take place September 25-27, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan, and attendees, professionals and press can all register now at newyorkanimefestival.com. And, for the first time, NYAF will offer all attendees who register online two complimentary weeks of premium online service on crunchyroll.com, the digital world's #1 destination for anime and Asian video content.

Digital Events

Jamaica Digital Arts Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: September 19, 2009

The Jamaica Digital Arts Festival was formed to create a new opportunity to unleash and showcase some of the nation's productive energy and to develop a critical mass across all social divides to push this creativity for societal benefit. This festival is intended to kick-start national interest in a cultural industry based on the creation of digital arts products.

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