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Studios Events

The Art of Steambot Studios

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: May 9, 2009

This exhibit showcases the art of Steambot Studios, featuring the work created for their forthcoming book EXODYSSEY.

Opening party is May 9 at 7 p.m.

"This book is more than just concept art to us. It reflects our achievements in terms of teamwork, quest of identity, and artistic growth. It has been part of our lives for the past three years, along with our daytime jobs, our trips, our girlfriends, family, and friends."


Night At The Museum Living Window at NYC's AMC Lincoln Square Theater

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

In NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN, due in theaters everywhere May 22, some of history's most famous figures miraculously come to life at the world's largest museum. But New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple can experience, interact with -- and live -- history weeks before the film's unveiling, via a "Living Window" at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater at Broadway and 68th Street.


Final Battlestar Galactica Live Auction Event Set For May

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

NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group is teaming once again with Propworx to offer hundreds of items from the SCI FI Channel's award-winning series BATTLESTAR GALACTICA in a live auction weekend, May 8, 9 and 10. This is the last chance that fans and collectors will have to own a piece of the show, which concluded its series run on Friday, March 20, 2009. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit United Way.

Game Events

2009 Independent Game Conference East

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

The IGC East is for developers of console, flash and casual games who want a leg up on the competition and for the publishers who want to see the hottest games in development by the rising stars of the industry.

To get seen. The IGC Game Demo Night is the place to show your game off to the game publishers is a setting where your game is not one of thousands. By limiting the number of people who can register for the Game Demo Night we make certain that your game is not lost, but has the space to shine.


StudioGPU Offers Sneak Peek of New Real-Time 3D Workflow and Rendering Solution

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

See the impressive performance advantages of real-time 3D workflow and rendering at two sneak peek events in Montreal and Los Angeles this month, both spotlighting MachStudio Pro, StudioGPU's revolutionary new non-linear real-time workspace for 3D professionals. Powered by AMD ATI FireGL V8650 3D graphics workstation accelerator cards, MachStudio Pro keeps creativity moving at the speed of thought.

MONTREAL Thursday May 7, 2009 Place: Opus Hotel 10 Sherbrooke Quest Montreal, Quebec H2X 4C9

Who Should Attend: 3D artists, animators, game developers, designers, technical directors

Digital Events

14th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital Media

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

At fmx/09, international speakers will provide an insight into the creation, production and distribution of digital entertainment and discuss innovative approaches in the industry and research. Numerous panels, workshops and presentations draw a discerning audience, two-thirds of whom are professionals while one-third is made up of students.

Film Events

Comic and Psychedelic Art at Stuttgart

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: May 3, 2009

A handful of top-class artists who have been greatly influenced by the animated film genre will be present at the Galerienhaus during the upcoming 16th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (May 5-10, 2009). In addition to specially chosen multimedia artists from the region, the Japanese designer Keiichi Tanaami and the internationally popular German-Japanese Kota Ezawa will be presenting their works.

Working Events

The Shark is Still Working Screening

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

JAWS documentary THE SHARK IS STILL WORKING will debut as part of the Los Angeles United Film Festival on May 2.

The documentary features appearances by Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Kevin Smith, Bryan Singer and M. Night Shyamalan and is narrated by Roy Scheider.

Screenings are at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, May 2 and midnight on Sunday, May 3 at the Los Feliz 3 Cinemas (1822 Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027).


Death Note: L, Change the World Screenings

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 29, 2009

VIZ Pictures is teaming with NCM FATHOM to present DEATH NOTE: L, CHANGE THE WORLD, a live-action two-night, multi-city event on April 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. local time. By popular demand, a subtitled version will be presented on April 29 and an English-dubbed version on April 30 with L's voice played by Alessandro Juliani from the anime series.

Film Events

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation Screening

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 28, 2009 and Vue present the U.K. charity premiere of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION at Vue West End, Leicester Square on April 28, 2009.

Hailed as 'the greatest fan film yet', RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION is a 100-minute recreation of the classic film. Started in 1982 by Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala at the age of 12, it took all their pocket money, unwavering dedication, astonishing ingenuity, plus a basement fire and the loss of a pair of eyebrows before the film was finally 'in the can' seven years later.

Show Events

Algonquin College Animation Program Grad Show

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, April 27, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 27, 2009

Algonquin College Animation Program in Ottawa, Canada is hosting its annual Grad Show on Monday April 27 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Observatory Pub on campus at 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario. Graduates of the three year traditional drawing and 3D digital streams will be showing their films and demo reels. Students from both streams are also trained using flash and Toonboom's Harmony software.

Studio copies of the "Fine Tooning" graduate art book are available to HR personnel upon request.

April Events

Luxology Hosts modo 401 Roadshow Across Germany

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

Luxology LLC, in collaboration with maconcept and the SAE Institute, will be showcasing the newest version of modo 401, its innovative 3D modeling, painting and rendering software, at the modo 401 German Roadshow from April 24 through April 30, 2009. The demonstrations will be conducted by Luxology's Training Division Manager, Andy Brown, who will provide tips and explore modo's new asset-based workflow, followed by a question and answer period after each session.

Roadshow dates and locations are as follows:

Friday, April 24, 2009 SAE Institute Berlin Soltauer Str. 18-22

Design Events

Academy to Spotlight Costume Design in the Digital Age

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

The opportunities and challenges facing motion picture costume designers working in the current era of digital technology will be explored at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' program, "Costume Design in the Digital Age," on Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. The evening will be hosted by Oscar-nominated costume designer Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis and Academy Governor Bill Taylor.

Effects Events

Elemental Magic Book Launching Party

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

Celebrate Joeseph Gilland's groundbreaking special effects book ELEMENTAL MAGIC: THE CLASSICAL ART OF HAND-DRAWN SPECIAL EFFECTS ANIMATION with food, drink, live entertainment and a presentation of some of the book's artwork.

6 p.m. to midnight at The Ironworks, 235 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC, 604-681-5003. The book is available for pre-order on and

Comics Events

Comics 4 Comix Benefit 2009

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

Comics and comix collide as the funnies meet the funny in the fifth annual fundraiser and silent art auction for San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum. Join the Bay Area's funniest folk for a night of food, drink, and entertainment, and bid on original art by some of today's brightest stars in comics. This year Comics 4 Comix takes place on Thursday, April 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. Tickets are $20 per person for general admission, with 2-for-1 admission for Cartoon Art Museum members.

Animation Events

The Animation Madness of Max Fleischer

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 21, 2009

This wonderful collection from the animation pioneer collects his most popular creations in one fantastic program. Headlining is the 70th Anniversary of GULLIVER'S TRAVELS (1939, Original 3-Strip Technicolor Print), preceded by the shorts BETTY BOOP IN BLUNDERLAND (1933), SUPERMAN'S MECHANICAL MONSTERS (1941), and POPEYE MEETS ALI BABA & HIS FORTY THIEVES (1937) (Total program runs 109 minutes, all 35mm).

Screenings at 2:30, 5 and 8 p.m. All seats $5 all day.

The Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114


3D Training, Learning and Collaboration 2009

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

3D Training, Learning and Collaboration (3D TLC), taking place April 20-21, 2009 in Washington, DC, is the leading event for businesses seeking to understand and maximize business strategies using virtual worlds. 3D virtual worlds have broad implications for business not the least of which is cost savings and energy conservation. Topics range from the general use of virtual worlds in the workplace to specific examples of applications for e-Learning, onboarding, sales training, collaboration, meetings, and more.

Register at

Films Events

Ground-Breaking Films of D.W. Griffith and Early Pioneers Return to NYC

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

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Monday Nights with Oscar" will celebrate the motion picture highlights and advances of 1908, D.W. Griffith's first year as a director, with the presentation of "A Century Ago: The Films of 1908," on Monday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City.

Show Events

NAB Show 2009

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

The NAB Show is the world's largest professional digital media industry convention. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has been hosting this event for over 80 years for all traditional broadcast, entertainment and emerging platform industries, including TV, Radio, Film, Internet and many others.


Mary Poppins Family Matinee at the Aero Theatre

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

Julie Andrews is God's gift to nanny-dom as MARY POPPINS in this classic musical comedy/fantasy. When Poppins comes to work for the Banks family in their turn-of-the-20th-century London household, she uplifts everyone and brings magic to their lives. Dick Van Dyke is Bert, the good-natured chimney sweep and the great Jane Darwell, in her last screen appearance, plays the bird lady.

Animation Events

Animation Mentor Webinar

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

Save the date and plan to join free webinar on April 18 when eBook contributors and animators Wayne Gilbert and Keith Sintay share their professional knowledge, personal tips and answer questions from the audience. Gilbert, animation director and writer, has animated for films, television, and commercials and is the winner of two Clio Awards. In addition to working as an animator at major studios, he has also designed and taught classes for other animators at Disney, Industrial Light & Magic, and Electronic Arts.

Animated Events

NY Children's Film Fest Screenings: The Secret of Moonacre & Shorts for Tots

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

THE SECRET OF MOONACRE UK, Gabor Csupo, 2008, 97 min In English - recommended ages 5 to 12

Sat, April 18 at 1:00pm Sun, April 19 at 12:30pm Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)


Xanadu Las Vegas

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, April 17, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 17, 2009

Sin City now has its own convention dedicated to the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, imaginative art in all its guises and influence on technology. From rockets-to-the-moon to your garage band podcast, traditional art to CGI and digital graphics, movie magic, independent film to imaginative literature old and new. Robert J. Sawyer is the author guest of honor and internationally known master of gothic art Brom is the artist guest of honor. Oscar-winning vfx technician Joe Viskocil will be the media guest of honor.

Show Events

FX International 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, April 17, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 17, 2009

Orlando -- FX Show, "The Coolest Show on Earth" just keeps getting bigger, as they continue to pull out the punches right up to the shows start this Friday--most recently announcing artist Mark Texeira as one of the "Guests of Honor" at their amazing convention April 17-19, 2009.


The 42nd Annual WorldFest -- Houston International Film & Video Festival

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

Entries open for the 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston on August 15, 2008. The main entry deadline is December 15, 2008. The 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston Dates are April 16-25, 2009.

Go to to see the subcategories for features, shorts, music videos, documentaries, student, experimental and new media.