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Omaha Film Festival 2009

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

The Omaha Film Festival is now accepting entries in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Short Film, Animated Short Film, OFF the EDGE Feature Film (Horror, Experimental, Dark Films longer than 25 minutes) and Nebraska Short Film.

Screenplays will be accepted in Feature Length (30-140 pages) and Short Length (Under 30 pages).


Makeup Nominees to Add Glamour to Oscar Week Event

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

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the Makeup Artist and Hairstylist Symposium, a program spotlighting the work of the 2008 Academy Award nominees in the Makeup category, on Saturday, February 21, at 2:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The program, moderated by Academy governor Leonard Engelman, will feature a discussion of the nominees' creative process as well as present film clips, photographs and models of their work.

The 2008 Makeup nominees are:


AMC Presents a Single-Day Showing of All Five Best Picture Nominated Films

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

On Saturday, Feb. 21, the AMC Best Picture Showcase will take place at 99 AMC theatres in 42 North American markets (check local listings for availability and show times). Guests can purchase an exclusive AMC Best Picture Showcase All-Day Pass for $30, or $25 for AMC MovieWatcher members. Moviegoers will have the chance to see all five Oscar-nominated Best Picture films and will also receive a large popcorn with unlimited refills for the entire day. This offer is valued at more than $50 and marks the third year of this exclusive event.

Award Events


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

The FICCI Best Animated Frames Awards (BAF), hosted by the Federation Of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), is now in its sixth year. FICCI BAF Award is the biggest award in India recognizing talent in animation, gaming and vfx.

Technology Events

Hollywood Post Alliance's 15th Annual HPA Technology Retreat

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

Offering an up close view of the latest in cinema, television, and related technologies, and insight into the ideas that will shape the industry's future, the Hollywood Post Alliance's 15th Annual HPA Technology Retreat will be held February 17-20 at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California.


Watchmen / Apple In-Store Events

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

Meet Dave Gibbons at the Apple Store in San Francisco

Join Dave Gibbons as he discusses his Hugo Award-winning graphic novel, WATCHMEN. Arguably the most honored graphic novel ever created, WATCHMEN was named one of the 100 Best Novels of all time by Time Magazine. After the discussion, Gibbons will take questions from the audience and also demonstrate his illustrations. Download the "Watchmen Motion Comics" and other film related content from the iTunes store.

Tuesday, February 17Apple Store San Francisco7 p.m.

World Events

Toy Fair 2009

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

Toy Fair is the largest international toy trade show in the Western Hemisphere where the newest and hottest products in the children's entertainment marketplace are exhibited. It is the premier meeting place for manufacturers, retailers, importers, licensors and reps from around the world.

Toy Fair 2009 will take place February 15-18, 2009 (Sunday-Wednesday) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and showroom locations in the Toy District.


Watchmen Exhibition at Cartoon Art Museum

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: February 14, 2009

The Cartoon Art Museum presents an in-depth look at one of the most anticipated films of 2009 and the graphic novel that inspired it in its latest exhibition, WATCHMEN. The exhibition features dozens of concept illustrations, preparatory sketches and original comic book pages illustrated by Dave Gibbons, the co-creator and illustrator of the critically-acclaimed WATCHMEN graphic novel.

Award Events

American Society of Cinematographers Open House

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: February 14, 2009

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will host their annual open house here on Saturday, February 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mole Richardson (925 North La Brea Avenue, Hollywood). The open house is held in conjunction with the ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration on February 15, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

Animation Events

Evening of Dance-Based Animation at Kinetic Cinema

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 11:00am

On February 11, 2009 at 7 p.m., the Kinetic Cinema screening at Chez Bushwick will feature a wide-variety of dance and movement animation videos. Curated by Doug Fox, blogger and founder of Great Dance, the program will show how directors, artists, choreographers and dancers have used different animation styles and techniques to capture, illustrate and transform human movement.

Effects Events

VES Nominations Sneak Peek

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

The Visual Effects Society and UCLA Film and Television Archive present VES Nominations Sneak Peek on Saturday February 7, 2009 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Bill Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum10899 Wilshire Blvd (intersection of Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards)Los Angeles, CA 90024Tel: 310 206 8013

Featuring VES nominated categories:Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion PictureOutstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion PictureOutstanding Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture


24: Redemption Photography Exhibit Moves to Paley Center in New York

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, February 6, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: February 6, 2009

On the heels of a run at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles, the "24: REDEMPTION -- Captured in Africa" exhibit is traveling to the Paley Center in New York for a two-month stay. The exhibit is composed of a stunning collection of photographs shot by five members of the Emmy Award-winning FOX drama's creative team during the filming of 24: REDEMPTION last year.



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

IMAGINA the European "3D Community Event" presenting solutions which assist in the design process and in decision making through visualization and simulation. Following the success of 2008, IMAGINA will present in 2009 a more specialized content for the entire 3D community.

IMAGINA 2009 will be held from February 4-6, 2009 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Information:


Mad Max, Jurassic Park, Westworld at the Aero Theatre

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

Novelist, screenwriter, producer and director (and doctor) Michael Crichton was one of the most beloved and visionary entertainers of the late 20th century. From popular entertainments (JURASSIC PARK) to provocative social button-pushers (RISING SUN, DISCLOSURE), he never failed to rivet his audience.

American Cinematheque will screen WESTWORLD and LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.

Television Events

NATPE 2009 Market & Conference

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

The annual NATPE Conference & Exhibition is the only American program market serving the worldwide television community. This three-day convention and marketplace is recognized throughout the world as a key media event. If you buy, sell, develop, finance, advertise, market or license content; implement technology; exploit rights; or leverage media assets, the annual conference and exhibition is the best place to be for success today and growth tomorrow.

Film Events

Under the Sign of Fincher

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

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will host director David Fincher on stage for the culminating event of its Walter Reade Theater film series, Under the Sign of Fincher, Jan. 1-4, 2009. The showcase highlights four of Fincher's key works: SE7EN, FIGHT CLUB, the rarely screened director's cut of ZODIAC and his much-anticipated 2008 release THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, from Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros., starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.


Fourteen Hours of Harry Potter Times Three in NYC This Christmas

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, December 19, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: December 19, 2008

Clearview Cinemas will feature a six-day exclusive engagement featuring all five HARRY POTTER films at the legendary Ziegfeld Theatre in New York, from December 19 to 24.

During the event's opening weekend, the HARRY POTTER films will be shown in chronological order, starting at 10 a.m. each day with HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE and concluding with HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX finishing around 12:30 a.m.

The show time schedule for Friday, December 19 through Wednesday, December 24 is as follows:

Online Events

Gnomon Workshop Live! Online Rebroadcasting Event

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, December 12, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: December 12, 2008

The Gnomon Workshop will rebroadcast ten lectures from their past Weekend Live events. Join their private event forum from December 12-26, 2008 and view HD quality video of these amazing lectures and interact with instructors Brom, Erik Tiemens, Iain McCaig, George Hull, Marc Gabanna, William Stout, Wayne Barlowe, James Clyne, Tyruben Ellingson and Kenneth Rocafort.


Gnomon School Master Classes Coming In December

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, December 12, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: December 12, 2008

A week of 18 exclusive online classes taught by working professionals in the visual effects and games industries December 12-26 2008.

Join the Gnomon School of Visual Effects for a special week of new exclusive classes in an interactive, online event. Each two-three hour class focuses on a different element of the VFX/games industries and allows individuals to discuss the content with the instructors throughout the week. One ticket purchase gives you access to all 18 classes.


Live & Real Time Graphic Effects on Air

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: December 11, 2008

Sportvision is the nation's premier innovator of sports and entertainment products for fans, media companies and marketers.

* Eight Emmy Awards, including three for its signature broadcast enhancements, the virtual yellow 1st and TenTM Line and KZoneTM, and three for its pioneering advanced media work with NASCAR * 2000+ live events since 1998 * Invented over half of all the Technological Advancements in Sports Television (Sports Business Journal, 2002)


SIGGRAPH Asia 2008

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 11:00am

SIGGRAPH Asia 2008, the first non-North American venue for a SIGGRAPH conference, to take place Dec. 10-13 at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Center, Singapore, is anticipating 6,000 participants and some 80 exhibiting companies and country pavilions.

SIGGRAPH Asia committee overview:

* Conference Advisory Group Chair - Alyn Rockwood, VP of ACM SIGGRAPH (US) * Conference Chair - Lee Yong Tsui, associate professor at the Nanyang Technological University's School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Singapore) * Associate Chair - John C. Finnegan (US)


AI Philly Quarterly Media Screening

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: December 10, 2008

The Art Institute of Philadelphia will be holding their Quarterly Media Screening on Wednesday, December 10, 2008. Meet potential candidates, take home the resumes and demo reels of all upcoming graduates from The Art Institute of Philadelphia's Animation, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, and Digital Film & Video Production programs and enjoy viewing their work on the big screen.