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Events: Visual Effects

Effects Events

Visionary Lunch VO.4 presented by CASO

Begins: January 8, 2010

TORONTO, ONTARIO — Following the success of The Road, DIVE Visual Effects Supervisor Mark O. Forker will be the featured speaker at the Computer Animation Studios of Ontario (CASO) Visionary Lunch on January 8, 2010 in Toronto.

The visual effects veteran will discuss his artistic vision and dissect the workflow of his latest project, The Road—the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic novel, starring Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron.

Awards Events

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.

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Li-Fi and Southwest Video Game Expo 2009

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

The Southwest Video Game Expo (SWGE) has announced it would be postponed due economic reasons. Li-Fi, the consumer electronic side of SWGE was cancelled previously.

The Southwest's largest technology and video game expos for consumers, Li-Fi and the Southwest Video Game Expo (SWGE), today announced they would hold their premier shows at the Dallas Convention Center from November 20-22, 2009. Consumers and industry professionals are invited to experience over 400,000 square feet of the newest technology products and video games.

Media Events

European Conference on Visual Media Production 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: November 12, 2009

CVMP, the European Conference on Visual Media Production (www.cvmp-conference.org), is now announcing its call for submissions. The conference takes place on 12th and 13th November 2009 at the BFI Southbank, London. Now in the sixth year of CVMP, a new management team is injecting fresh momentum to this unique event, which brings together practitioners in media production from the film, broadcast and games industries with leading academics and researchers in imaging and graphics.

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.

Digital Events

VIEW Conference

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

VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 3D Animation, Gaming and VFX. It takes place, every year, in November in Turin (Italy). 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 video games.

The VIEW Award

Digital Events

VIEW Conference 2009

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

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

VIEW 2009 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.

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:

Game Events

GameX Industry Summit 2009

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

GameX Industry Summit is two-day game industry conference presented by the IGDA chapters in New York, New Jersey, Boston, Baltimore and Philadelphia. GameX Industry Summit is co-located at GameX (Games & Media Expo), a national game consumer show and 'pop culture' festival produced by Virtual Rush Gaming and NBC Universal, designed to draw from local, regional and national audiences of game players, film and TV fans, comic book buffs and tech enthusiasts.

Production Events

VES Entertainment Production Summit

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

The Visual Effects Society (VES) will present a Production Summit for the greater entertainment industry on October 24th. The Production Summit 09 will convene a unique consortium of leading creatives, executives and visionaries to offer a rare opportunity to examine innovative approaches to producer challenges, technology developments and the globalization of the production industry. The one-day event will bring together the entertainment community for a day of inspiration, conversation and collaboration.

Artists Events

motion09

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

motion09 is an event that inspires. Once a year, animators, motion graphics artists, title designers, visual effects (VFX) artists and broadcast designers come together to share their skills, work, and professional insights. Joined by 360 industry professionals and students, four days are spent together in a non-traditional conference atmosphere -- an atmosphere designed to inspire.

follow us on twitter: motion09 for the latest updates and details on our reels and superstar competitions.

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New York Comic Con 2010

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: October 8, 2010

New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens.

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:

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.

Animation Events

Animation Supercon 2009

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

Anime Supercon (ASC) is now Animation Supercon, as it returns for a 4th year to an all new, bigger & better location; the Doubletree Miami Airport Hotel and Convention Center. Animation Supercon will replace Anime Supercon as the shows focus shifts to encompass the entire animation world, and not just Japanese anime. Set for October 2-4, Animation Supercon is a three day festival and convention dedicated to Animation, Cartoons, Anime, Comic Books and Video Games.

Design Events

5D|09 The Immersive Design Conference

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

5D|09 The Immersive Design Conference will take place October 1-3, 2009 on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, co-produced by the Art Directors Guild and the University Art Museum.

Last year’s event, which united 1,000 diversified entertainment industry professionals and students, explored the latest ideas in the practice of immersive design from such speakers as Henry Jenkins (MIT), Gore Verbinski (director), Paola Antonelli (MOMA), Mike Benson (ABC Ent.) and Sebastian Sylwan (Autodesk), among others.

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.

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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.

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2009 ArtCAM User Group Meeting

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

Delcam will hold its 2009 ArtCAM User Group Meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kansas City, from 30th September to 2nd October. The event will open with a special networking evening at Hallmark Cards, one of the largest ArtCAM users in North America. This will be followed by two days of workshops on the latest versions of the software.

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.

Festival Events

Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival 2009

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

The First Annual Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival runs September 18 through 20, 2009. The complete festival schedule will be announced in August. Tickets will be made available online as well as in designated ticket venues. For more information on the festival, including descriptions of films and events, please visit www.mifff.org.

Festival Events

Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival

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

The First Annual Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival runs September 18 through 20th, 2009. The complete Festival schedule will be announced in August. Tickets will be made available online as well as in designated ticket venues. For more information on the Festival, including descriptions of films and events, please visit www.mifff.org. Members of the press can find and download more information, including press kits, photos, press releases, and full film descriptions in the press section of the website.

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