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Devices of Wonder: From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: November 13, 2001

Through nearly 400 objects from the 17th century to the present, Devices of Wonder explores our long and playful entanglement with the magical technologies and artful instruments that we have placed between our eyes and the world. Centuries before the advent of cyberspace, humans created a host of gadgets to enhance visual perception. Mirrors, microscopes, magic lanterns, automata, dioramas, panoramas, perspective theaters and metamorphic toys have all expanded human perception at different times, amplifying reality into more vivid virtual events.

Film Events

eDIT 2001

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: November 11, 2001

eDIT is the international conference for film, postproduction and visual effects in Frankfurt, Germany.eDIT 2001 takes place November 11 - 13, featuring Ray Harryhausen, Volker Engel, Roland Emmerich, Spencer Cook, Mike Belzer and many more.eDIT: Kinowoche is a small festival for film with digital support, from Hollywood to Dogma.

Awards Events

The 29th Annual ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Awards

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: November 10, 2001

Every year, ASIFA-Hollywood, the Los Angeles area-based branch of the International Animated Film Society, honors the best in film, television and Internet animation with their Annie Awards. The award ceremony will take place at the famed Alex Theater in Glendale, California.

Film Events

Budweiser 14th Foyle Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, November 9, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: November 9, 2001

The 14th Foyle Film Festival will present a program of premiere and classic films, masterclasses, workshops and special events. Categories for competition are: Best Animation, Best International Short, Best Irish Short and Best Film. Entry forms are available from the festival Website.

International Events

25th Cinanima International Animation Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, November 5, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: November 5, 2001

This year, Cinanima is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Since 1977, Cinanima has been promoting the international art of animation in Espinho, a city located on the Northern coast of Portugal. Every year, the Cinanima International Animated Film Festival presents an international animation competition program, as well as retrospectives and exhibitions. Categories for competition include: shorts, features, first films, title sequences, educational films and TV series. Cash awards range from Euro 3,800 (Grand Prize) to Euro 1,200. There is no entry fee.

Future Events

Future Animators Of The Future 2nd Annual Animation And Video Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, November 2, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: November 2, 2001

The Future Animators of the Future (www.fafcom.com) is pleased to present the second annual FAF show. The show will run through November 2001, playing in Boston, New York City and San Francisco. It will be a great chance to meet some independent animation and video artists.

The festival is currently accepting submissions for up to ten minute video and animation shorts on digital media.

Festival Events

Angelus Awards Student Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: October 27, 2001

The Angelus Awards recognize and showcase student films of uncommon artistic caliber which explore the complexity of the human condition with creativity, compassion and respect. Festival entries are open to all undergraduate and graduate film and video students. All genres are accepted (drama. comedy, animation, documentary and narrative). Top award is $10,000. The 2001 Angelus Awards will be held at the Directors Guild of America, Los Angeles, California. This year, the festival has received a record 275 submissions (26 animations), from 88 schools in 24 U.S.

Black Events

Bob Clampett Animation Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: October 24, 2001

Bob Clampett is recognized today as perhaps the key force in the shaping of Warner Brothers Animation. This program offers a rare chance to see two hours of his films as he meant us to see them. Uncut. In black and white if they were made in black and white, color if they were made in color.Stars Bugs, Daffy, Porky, the original nude Tweety & lots more.

Films Events

The Real Bugs Bunny and Friends

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: October 20, 2001

A few years back everything that might offend anyone was cut from the great films of Hollywood's Golden Age Of Animation. Little was left for those of us who love these films. This special program offers two hours of great cartoons exactly as their creators meant us to see them.

Festival Events

ARTimation Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: October 17, 2001

On Wednesday, October 17th 2001, The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg will host the second annual ARTimation Festival at the AMC Barrington 30 Theatres, 175 Studio Drive from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. There will be two theatres devoted to the showing of Animation and Multimedia programs.

Festival Events

Hope and Dreams Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, October 5, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: October 5, 2001

The Hope and Dreams Film Festival is seeking features, shorts, documentaries, animation and screenplays for its fourth annual competitive film festival. All types of animation accepted. The Hope and Dreams Film Festival is a program of Hope and Dreams Art Center, Inc., a non-profit corporation created to stimulate, advance and harmonize the arts with the natural environment. Their mission is to educate the community through a combination of filmmaking, traditional fine arts and cultural activities.

Short Events

Los Angeles International Short Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: October 3, 2001

The Los Angeles International Short Film Festival will kick off Wednesday, October 3rd with an Opening Night Gala at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. The evening will be a fundraising event with part of the proceeds benefiting The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The Gala will also feature the LA SHORTS FEST 2nd Annual Celebrity Fashion Show.

The festival continues October 4-8 at the Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood. Over 250 films in 40 programs will be featured, making this one of the largest exhibitions of short films in the world.

Digital Events

DVContest, Digital Film Contest

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, October 1, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: October 1, 2001

DVContest is a contest on the Internet for digital films and animations. Winners in each of the three sections (Independent, Amateur and Animation) will win $5,000 each, while other cash awards will be given for entrants in the following categories: Drama,Comedy,Children,Action/Adventure,Horror/Science Fiction,Adult,and Documentary.

There is no entry fee. All entries must be in digital format.Finalists will be announced on September 15, 2001.

Films Events

Reg Hartt Presents The Sex & Violence Cartoon Fest

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, September 29, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: September 29, 2001

Many of the best films from Hollywood's Golden Age Of Animation have ben banned. The rest have been cut to bits. This program offers the rare chance to see 14 great films exactly as their creators meant us to. It's Bugs, Daffy, Popeye and pals with all their parts.

Saturday, September 29, 2001 and October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2001 at 9:30 pm Cineforum, 463 Bathurst, Toronto, Ontario Canada.416-603-6643.

Festival Events

The 2nd Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF)

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: September 25, 2001

The 2nd Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) highlights films from Canada and around the globe. The festival will hand out such awards as audience favorite; best jury picked short; best jury picked feature; and best jury picked documentary. There are no entry fees or handling fees for this year's festival.

Screen Events

Giant Screen Theater Association 2001 Conference & Trade Show

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: September 20, 2001

The six-day conference will debut the results of the GSTA recently released Economic Impact Study, a comprehensive examination of the quantitative and qualitative factors that affect how large format films are produced, distributed and exhibited. The conference will also feature up to 12 new giant screen films and 4 short films and will introduce a nightly "wrap party" for attendees to network and expound on the events of the day.

Cartoons Events

Silver Lake Film Festival featuring Saturday Morning Cartoons

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, September 16, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: September 16, 2001

Shorts in this all-animation program for grown-ups range from director Kathy Smith's "Indefinable Moods," an exploration of symbols and landscapes in nature that link to psychological hopes, fears and desires that exist in every culture to Hilary Wilder's stop-motion Rudolf the-red-nosed-reindeer redux "Everybody's Got Problems." This wildly inventive animated video re-edits the familiar characters from the 1964 special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" with overlayed audio from the Billy Wilder/Ray Milland classic "The Lost Weekend," resulting in an unlikely narrative in which the reindeer and

Short Events

Cinemakids, 2nd Cinematexas International Short Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, September 15, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: September 15, 2001

Cinemakids is a non-competition program of short films, videos and computer animations created by kids 18 and younger. Bringing together younger and older filmmakers from different walks of life for mutual inspiration and education, Cinematexas and Cinemakids are devoted to inspiring young media producers and honoring their unique perspective.

Festival Events

New York Animation Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, September 14, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: September 14, 2001

The New York Animation Festival showcases the best of independently produced short film and video animation throughout the world. From dark and brooding narratives to satirical and biting social commentary, the NYAF festival emphasizes new works by artists and independent filmmakers. The festival presents a range of animation from around the corner to around the globe - including a program of New York City's own, cutting edge works by up-and-coming young directors, cult favorites, Oscar nominees and many international award winners.

The event takes place at The Cinema Village,

Digital Events

RESFEST Digital Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, September 1, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: September 1, 2001

The RESFEST Digital Film Festival promotes innovative films from independent filmmakers, empowered by the use of digital production tools. The event contains feature films, shorts, music videos, panel discussions and hands-on demos of digital filmmaking tools. The submission fee for early entries is US$15 and $20 for late entries. Locations are San Francisco and Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Seattle, Washington; New York, New York, U.S.A.; Montreal, Canada; Tokyo and Osaka, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; and London, England throughout Fall of 2001.

Films Events

The Don And Bill Show: Slightly Bent

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, August 31, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: August 31, 2001

The Don And Bill Show: Slightly Bent is a unique showcase that will give moviegoers the rare opportunity to see the animated films of Don Hertzfeldt and Bill Plympton on the big screen. Included in the screening are "Rejected," Don Hertzfeldt's Academy Award nominated film and Bill Plympton's "Eat," winner of the Prix Canal Plus at Cannes Film Festival.

Ten films in all: Five from Don; Five from Bill.

Visit Bill Plympton's Website on AWN.

Effects Events

Side Effects' SIGGRAPH 2001 Houdini Training Seminar

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, August 12, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: August 12, 2001

Side Effects Software will host a free seminar at SIGGRAPH 2001 to address increasing worldwide demand for Houdini skills and Certified Houdini Trainers. The event will appeal to school staff with plans to expand their 3D animation offerings and trainers interested in augmenting their existing skill set to take advantage of employment opportunities.

Film Events

Vancouver Film School Presentation

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: August 11, 2001

The Vancouver Film School (VFS) is holding a three hour presentation that includes detailed descriptions of their classical, 3D and Maya programs. Student works will be shown and portfolios will be reviewed. The presentation will be held at the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, 303 East Cordova Street, Pasadena, on Saturday, August 11 from 2-4pm. The event will include refreshments and prizes. RSVP to rebecca@vfs.com or call 1-800-661-4101

Festival Events

1st Georgetown Independent Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, August 9, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: August 9, 2001

The first ever Georgetown Independent Film Festival will present narrative, documentary, animation and experimental films, as well as live performances and random art happenings. Entries will not be juried and there will be no entry fee. The festival welcomes submissions from all countries, in all languages, shot on all formats.

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