January 1997 - Vol. 1, No. 10

Editor's Notebook by Harvey Deneroff

Animation Festivals: A Brief History
Bruno Edera probes the history of international animation festivals, showing their origin goes back further than most people think. [Eng] [Fr]

The Changing Face of Festivals
Tom Knott, the former director of the Ottawa Festival, takes a look at how festivals have changed over the past few years, in terms of quality, independent filmmaking, and as a venue for the major studios.

FlagsRendezvous In Annecy: An Interview With Jean-Luc Xiberras
Annick Teninge talks with the current director of Annecy, the granddaddy of all animation festivals, about how and why it has changed over the years. [Eng] [Fr]

To Be or Not To Be An ASIFA-Sanctioned Festival
Chris Robinson, Director of the Ottawa Festival takes a hard look at the relationships between festivals and the international animators' association which accredits them.

Festival Programming
Many time festival programmer and juror Otto Adler provides his viewpoint on the ins and outs of selecting and programming films.

Confessions of a Festival Juror
Maureen Furniss recounts her experiences as a member of the Ottawa 96 selection committee, providing some friendly advice from her and her fellow jurors.

Brussels, the Festival
Philippe Moins, the Festival's founder, presents the whys and wherefore's of the event which starts off each festival year. [Eng] [Fr]

Mancia Musings
by Mark Langer
Wherein the Museum of Modern Art's Adrienne Mancia reminisces to Mark Langer about her past efforts in animation programming and her thoughts about the state of the craft today.

Festival Reasonings
A international selection of filmmakers, executives and others share their thoughts about why animators should consider sending their works to festivals.

Yvette Kaplan On the Beavis and Butt-head Watch
Janet Benn provides a case study of the role played by Animation Director Yvette Kaplan on Beavis and Butt-head Do America, while saying more than a little about who Yvette is.

Festivals logosFilm Reviews

Beavis and Butt-head Do America
by John R. Dilworth

La Freccia Azzurra (The Blue Arrow)
Giannalberto Bendazzi [Eng] [It]

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (French Release Version)
by Arnaud Laster [Eng] [Fr]

Mars Attacks!
by Wendy Jackson

Video Reviews

Il Paese degli animali (Animaland)
Giannalberto Bendazzi [Eng] [It]

Desert Island Series . . . Festive Festivalers Make Their Picks
Tom Knott, Gigi Hu, Chris Robinson, Philippe Moins and Yvette Kaplan.

AWN Comics

The Dirdy Birdy by John R. Dilworth


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