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Industry Giants 2011: Ten in Texas, June 25-26

By ABOSG | Monday, May 30, 2011 at 2:52pm
Begins: June 25, 2011

A BUNCH OF SHORT GUYS Hosts INDUSTRY GIANTS 2011: Ten in TexasVisual Effects, Animation and Game Forum

A Bunch of Short Guys are proud to announce this year’s Industry Giants 2011: Ten in Texas, the tenth anniversary event of Texas’ premiere Visual Effects, Animation and Game Forum. The two day conference features id Software co-founder and lead programmer John Carmack, along with many other presentations from creative professionals around the world. The tenth annual event takes place Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, 2011 at the Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis Street, Dallas, TX 75208. The event is open to the public, students, and industry professionals.

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.”

Motion Events

motion 2011

By motionbp | Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 5:30pm
Begins: October 9, 2011

motion is our annual event. Hundreds of brilliant minds – pros in the film, broadcast, and game industries – all coming together to share unique ideas that revolutionize the industry, change the way they look at their work and serve as inspiration for one another.

Entertainment Events

3D Entertainment Summit™

Begins: June 21, 2011

Unlike other entertainment events, the 3D Entertainment Summit™ is focused on how the 3D entertainment transformation is affecting the business of entertainment. At the 3D Entertainment Summit™, you will get a behind the scenes look at where the market is heading; build relationships with industry leaders and potential business partners as business channels for 3D become more defined.

Event Date: June 21-22, 2011 at Hilton New York, New York, NY

Effects Events

Elemental Magic Workshop: An Organic Approach to Special Effects Animation with Joseph Gilland

By TAIS | Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 12:05pm
Begins: February 20, 2011


Production Events

Previsualization and Virtual Production: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER

Begins: February 24, 2011

From storyboard to screen, the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT) brings it all together at a conference dedicated to previsualization and virtual production -- two innovative processes that are changing the face of film and TV production. Hosted by SIRT at its Pinewood Toronto Studios facility, the conference will look at how digital technology and live on-stage computer graphics are allowing film, television and gaming professionals to become more creative, collaborative and efficient.


VIEW Conference 2011

Begins: October 25, 2011

VIEW Conference | A Future in 3D

VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 3D Animation, Gaming and VFX.

VIEW 2010 will continue to focus on exploring the increasingly fluid boundary between real and digital worlds. Through lectures, meetings, tributes, exhibits, screenings and demo presentations VIEW will reveal the new digital frontier sweeping from cinema to architecture, from automotive design to advertisement, from medicine to videogames.

Animation Events

Forum Blanc

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 19, 2010 at 11:42am
Begins: January 12, 2010

Event dedicated to animation and cross-media for industry professionals 2nd edition from 12th to 14th January 2011 - Le Grand Bornand / Annecy (France) Presented by CITIA, organiser of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market (Mifa)

The concept

2 and a half days of information, training, reflection and discussions between professionals for a complete overview of all animation and cross-media issues.

Festival Events

2011 Burbank International Film Festival - Early Bird Submissions End!

Begins: September 10, 2011

The Burbank International Film Festival would like to call to your attention our Official Call for Entries. If you could please spread the word regarding the festival it would be much appreciated. The link for submissions on withoutabox is 

Submission Dates December 31st, 2010 Earlybird Deadline June 15, 2011 Regular Deadline July 15th, 2011 Late Deadline 



Begins: June 23, 2011

CG Overdrive is an event for the artists, by the artists. CG professionals, enthusiasts, students, academics, producers and all CG stakeholders convene and connect at this annual event.  CGOverdrive2011 will be held at Suntec Singapore from 23-25 June, 2011.

Awards Events


Begins: March 23, 2011

Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India's struggle for independence and its subsequent emergence as one of the most rapidly growing economies globally. FICCI plays a leading role in policy debates that are at the forefront of social, economic and political change.

Creature Events

Character & Creature Sculpture Seminar w/ Jordu Schell

Begins: August 22, 2010

Nucleus is pleased to have back in our gallery the talented, humorous, Fine Art sculpter and creature designer, Jordu Schell for this rare one day sculpture course. Students will gain substantial insight and a small intro of the content taught in his regular 5 week courses. Sign up early, seats are limited.

Highlights include:

-A slide show lecture-A sculpting demonstration-Discussion of the tools used and the effects business-Q and A session

Game Events

Game Developers Conference 2011

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 28, 2010 at 5:49pm
Begins: February 28, 2011

The Game Developers Conference® (GDC) is the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event. Presented every spring in San Francisco, it is the essential forum for learning, inspiration, and networking for the creators of computer, console, handheld, mobile, and online games.

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.  

Game Events

Game Developers Conference(r) 2010

By mandrade | Friday, January 29, 2010 at 4:56pm
Begins: March 9, 2010

The Game Developers Conference® (GDC) is the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event. Presented every spring in San Francisco, it is the essential forum for learning, inspiration, and networking for the creators of computer, console, handheld, mobile, and online games.

Chicago Events

Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2010

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 10:00am
Begins: April 16, 2010

Reed Exhibitions has announced the launch of Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), which will take place April 16-18, 2010 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago.

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

Animation Events

Savannah International Animation Festival 2010

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 8:23pm
Begins: February 5, 2010

Hal Miles Imagimation Studios, LLC will sponsor the first ever Savannah International Animation Festival on February 5th and 6th, 2010.  It will be held at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah, GA  31401.  We had 143 entries from 18 countries in the following categories:  Stop Motion Animation, Computer Animation, Traditional Animation, Experimental Animation, Web Animation, Gaming Animation, Visual Effects, and Student Animated Film.