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Digital Headline News

Bitfilm Collection Now Available For Download

Bitfilm has released the first issue of its new BITFILM COLLECTION. It contains 12 groundbreaking digital animations, voted on the first ranks by the international audience of the Bitfilm Festival -- including all six winners of the Bitfilm Awards. Once a month, the digital film experts will select 12 films that they consider state of the art of digital animation.

Film Headline News

Filmakademie Students Competing In NY Machinima Festival

A team of Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg students has received a nomination for the film NICO BELLIC -- A PORTRAIT at the 5th Machinima Film Festival 2008 in New York. They will compete with five films from the U.S. in the category Best Student Work at the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology on November 1, 2008.

Animation Headline News

Reallusion's iClone 3.0 EX Unveils Free Play-to-Create 3D Filmmaking

3D software developer Reallusion has announced the launch of iClone 3.0, the latest release of their popular and critically acclaimed animated filmmaking software, which promises to transform any PC into a robust 3D real-time filmmaking studio.

Festival Headline News

2008 Machinima Film Festival

2008 Machinima Film FestivalDeadline: September 12, 2008November 1, 2008

The Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences (AMAS) has opened the call for submissions for the 2008 Machinima Film Festival, which will be held Saturday, November 1, 2008, at Eyebeam, a multi-disciplinary art and technology center in New York City. Filmmakers interested in submitting their work for the 2008 Machinima Awards ("The Mackies") should do so by Friday, Sept. 12.

Films Headline News

An Israeli And A Lebanese Win Big At Bitfilm Festival

The Internet audience has made its decision after two months, and the Bitfilm Festival Awards are official. Ninety-one films from 25 countries competed for Bitfilm Awards in six categories. More than 130,000 people from 146 countries visited the Bitfilm Festival online.


3D Space -- Computer Generated 3D Animations

First Place (2,000 Euros): OUR WONDERFUL NATURE by Tomer Eshed (Israel/Germany)Second Place: DO PENGUINS FLY by Alban Lelievre (France)

Headline News

Portal Star Launches Machinima In The U.K.

Rustlers may be the market leaders in the hot snacking section of your local supermarket, but that doesn't mean they're content to rest on their burgers. They've teamed up with, the most popular machinima website in the world, to launch the art in the U.K. -- and they've brought along a friend to help them.

Films Headline News

Bitfilm Voting Close To The Finals

For one more week, the worldwide online community has the chance to cast their votes to decide upon the winners of the Bitfilm Festival. The online voting runs until July 1, 2008 at 91 films compete in six categories for the Bitfilm Awards. On July 9 the winners will be disclosed at the Bitfilm Award Show held at Planetarium Hamburg. The prize money, donated by the Hamburg Cultural Authority, totals 10,000 Euros.

World Headline News

Cash And Prizes Up For Grabs At NVISION 08

NVIDIA ups the ante at NVISION 08 by throwing down hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and hardware and giving you a chance to win part of the largest prize package in North America this year.

All you need to do for your chance to win is participate in one of NVISION's marquee consumer events: GeForce LAN and NVScene. And you can watch the best video game players in the world battle it out for their share of the prize money at the Electronic Sports World Cup. All this happens this August in San Jose, California.

Company Headline News

The Electric Sheep Company And ILL Clan Agree to Split

After a 16-month run, virtual world content creator The Electric Sheep Company (ESC) and its critically acclaimed machinima animation division, previously ILL Clan, have restructured to operate as distinct business entities.

Animation Headline News

In Review: fmx/08 In Stuttgart

In its 13th annual appearance, fmx/08 once more lived up to its reputation. For four days, the conference on all things relevant to digital entertainment drew the international CG community to Stuttgart's Haus der Wirtschaft to inform themselves about the latest developments and -- more importantly -- to exchange ideas and experiences.

Animation Headline News

CSI: NY Virtual World Killer Wrapped Up By Electric Sheep

CBS drama CSI: NY and the Electric Sheep Company partnered to wrap up the Virtual World killer plot line in recent episode "DOA for a Day."

The first part of the episode titled, "Down The Rabbit Hole" originally aired, Wednesday, October 24.

In "DOA for a Day" the CSI's, working with an anonymous tip, travel to an abandoned warehouse and back into the virtual 3D computer world where they hope to find one of the city's most-wanted criminals.

Animation Headline News

Antics Brings 3D Animation Tools To the Masses

Antics Technologies released Tuesday new premium content for users of Antics V3 BasePack, the recently-released free version of Antics' core 3D animation software.

Antics is a leading provider of real-time, point-and-click 3D animation software.

The free V3 BasePack, the entry-level option to the Antics product family, features increased functionality, enhanced ease of use and improves users' ability to import 3D content.

Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Offers Highlights

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)

Film Headline News

BloodSpell Animation Web Series Spawns Feature Film

In 2006, Web animation viewers watched as beautiful swordswomen battled on a pyrotechnic chessboard. A gladiator with a steam-powered arm fled an army of wraiths. A sorcerer and an angel fought atop a cliff overlooking a fantasy city.

This was BLOODSPELL, the animated epic released online last year and downloaded by more than 100,000 visitors worldwide. Now, the "punk fantasy" has spawned an 84-minute feature film.

Award Headline News

300, Gentlemen's Duel Win at Bitfilm Festival

The 8th Int'l Bitfilm Festival for Digital Film has ended with an award ceremony in Barcelona. The Grand Prix TV Digital went to Zack Snyder's 300. The T-Home 3D Space Award was bestowed on Blur Studios' A GENTLEMEN'S DUEL, directed by Francisco Ruiz and Sean McNally.

The Autodesk FX Mix Awards went to FISSION by Kun-I Chang while the MTV Flash Award was given to THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES, directed by JiHyun Ahn. Phix's I'M ONLY SLEEPING won the Gee Machinima Award with the Hamburg 4 Micromovie Award going to Michael Reissinger's VW PHAETON GALAXY SHOW.

Headline News Creates Medal of Honor Airborne Series

EA has teamed with to create a completely original mini-series based on MEDAL OF HONOR AIRBORNE. Recorded in high-definition and completely in-game, PATHFINDERS tells the story of the 82nd Airborne Pathfinders as they go deep behind enemy lines.

Mobile Headline News

MIPCOM Mobile And Internet TV Awards Goes Virtual in Second Life

A virtual space of information about the MIPCOM Mobile & Internet TV Awards has been set up inside the 3D virtual world of Second Life. This virtual platform brings together creators and new talent in emerging areas of entertainment, such as Internet and machinima.

Star Headline News

Borg War Animated Film to Debut at Official Star Trek Convention

BORG WAR, new Star Trek-themed animated feature-length film, will make its theatrical debut at the Official STAR TREK Convention 2007, at the Las Vegas Hilton on Aug. 10, 2007, at 6:20 pm.

Filmmaker Geoffrey James reprogrammed computer games to generate raw footage (utilizing machinima), which he then edited to create BORG WAR. Online clips from BORG WAR have received more than a million Internet downloads and were nominated for two awards by the Academy for Machinima Arts and Sciences (AMAS).

Film Headline News

Dreams & Desires Wins BAF

The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television has announced the winners of this year's BAF Awards. The awards were presented at a glittering ceremony hosted by legendary stop-frame animator Barry Purves (KING KONG and MARS ATTACKS!) on Saturday night, Nov. 18, 2006, at the museum in Bradford.

Internet Headline News

Sin City Wins Bitfilm Awards

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 12:00am

The worldwide Internet audience has decided in a public voting about the winners of the Bitfilm Awards. More than 750 films from 51 countries have applied for the prizes in seven categories.

The winners are:

T-Com 3D Space AwardVERSUS by François Caffiaux, Romain Noel and Thomas Salas (France)

Adobe FX Mix AwardTRAVEL DIARY by Keng-Ming Liu (Taiwan/U.S.)

MTV Flash AwardBLOW by Hermes Mangialardo (Italy)

Hamburg Machinima Award