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Ireland’s 'The Duel' Debuts at Trinity

A new animated short film set in the “Unseen University” of Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld produced by the Ireland’s Animation Hub -- the Irish School of Animation at Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Trinity College Dublin and Giant Animation Studios -- launches at a special world premiere screening at the Science Gallery in Trinity College.

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Oscar Winning Moonbot Short Fueled by Ringling Graduates

Ringling College of Art and Design is pleased to announce that a short film created by Moonbot Studios, an animation and storytelling studio cofounded by a Ringling College graduate and Trustee, won an Oscar at the 84th Academy Awards.

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Academy and mtvU Launch Second Annual Oscar Correspondent Contest

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 8:14am

he Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, today announced their second annual “Oscar Correspondent Contest,” giving college journalists nationwide the chance to win a trip to Los Angeles to cover red carpet festivities and backstage activities at the 82nd Academy Awards.

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ASIFA-SF'S Annual Open Screening for Independent Animators and Student Films

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

At the Exploratorium's McBean Theater, free, public invited, lots of free parking.

Everybody with an animated film is invited to bring it and it will be shown (16mm, VHS tape & DVD). Just show up with it. Questions? Email

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Hudson Valley College Tour Featuring Bill Plympton

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

Bill Plympton will be presenting a selection of some of his favorite work and following each screeening with a Q&A. Screenings are free of charge and open to the public.

In addition to his many shorts, Plympton has made seven feature films, (five of them animated) including THE TUNE, MONDO PLYMPTON, I MARRIED A STRANGE PERSON, MUTANT ALIENS and HAIR HIGH. His most recent feature IDIOTS AND ANGELS won two prizes at the Fantasporto Festival in Oporto, Portugal for Best Film and Best Screenplay. Visit for more information.

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Kalamazoo Cartoon-Creating Competitors Set

Ten teams from animation programs spanning North America will engage in a "24/4" cartoon-creating competition prior to the start of the fifth Kalamazoo Animation Festival International (KAFI) scheduled for May 14-17 in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Earning spots in the competition for the 2009 "Cartoon Challenge" are four- and five-person teams from:

-- San Jose State University in California.-- College for Creative Studies in Detroit.-- Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.-- South Dakota State University.

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Ringling College Adds Business BA

Ringling College of Art and Design has launched a new BA program -- Business of Art & Design.

The new BA course, The Business of Art & Design, aims to help graduates understand business, and how better to run businesses if they strike out on their own. The program contains echoes of Harvard Business School. To the knowledge of the college, there is no comparable course among other art and design schools.

Ringling's major courses grew from six to 14 in the past three years and the school boasts an 85 percent graduation rate.

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Cast Your Vote For The Top New Canadian Animators

Emerging animators from across Canada have been selected as finalists for the 2008 TELETOON Animation Scholarship. With shorts spanning from the biblical past to a hyper-industrial future, the short-listed films are now on Cartoon fans are invited to watch and vote to decide which short in each category will win the Voter's Choice Award and receive a cash award of $500. Voting is open until September 15.

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Fringe And Terminator Simul-Stream Premieres On

For the first time, FOX will stream the premieres of TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES and FRINGE exclusively for on-campus college students at Only students on college campuses accessing through a college internet domain (.edu) will have the opportunity to watch the episodes online simultaneously with their primetime premieres.

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Boston College QB Is Cover Athlete For PS3 NCAA FOOTBALL 09

Former Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan will be the cover athlete for NCAA FOOTBALL 09 on the PlayStation 3. This year, the packaging for each of the NCAA FOOTBALL 09 console platforms will feature an exclusive cover athlete.

Electronic Arts' NCAA FOOTBALL 09, scheduled for release in North America on July 15, will feature wide-open gameplay, college atmosphere and online enhancements. This year's iteration of NCAA Football brings to life the fun and excitement of game day Saturdays.

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Katzenberg To Speak At Ringling College Commencement

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, will speak at the Ringling College of Art and Design's 2008 Commencement Ceremony on May 2, 2008 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, Florida.

At this event, Ringling College will present Katzenberg with its first-ever Honorary Doctor of Arts Degree.

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Tin Can Forest: An Exhibition by Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, November 2, 2007 at 11:00am
Begins: November 2, 2007

Tin Can Forest: An Exhibition by Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek

A new series of prints inspired by Slavic folklore and mythology exploring the biodiversity of spirits and devils in the floating forest.

Opening Reception 7pm Friday Nov 2 at the Resistor Gallery,Toronto

Tin Can Forest is an independent art, animation and design studio based in Toronto.

Resistor Gallery, Toronto 284 College St. 2nd Floor, College and SpadinaMon -Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday 2 pm - 5 pm

To learn more about TCF

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Mt. San Jacinto College Animates High School Students

This fall, Mt. San Jacinto College plans to hold animation and video classes for high school students were they could earn college credits, reports THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE. In May, the community college was awarded a Strengthening Career Technical Education Programs grant worth $250,000. The grant will pay for training high school teachers, grow industry partnerships and launch an animation and video festival.

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Visual Effects Artist Eric Algren Dies at 32

Eric Algren passed away unexpectedly on May 25, 2007, at the age of 32, reports the BIG CARTOON DATABASE.

His most recent work was as a Flame artist on FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER. He also served as a digital compositor on the upcoming sci-fi thriller THE INVASION, which is set for release in the U.S. on Aug. 17.

He worked for such companies as Hydraulx, Digital Domain and Creo for projects including 300, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, AEON FLUX, LITTLE MAN, FAILURE TO LAUNCH and TITANIC. In 2000, he was an animation assistant on Disney's DINOSAUR.

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Sierra College 2007 Scollies Animation and Video Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 11:00am
Begins: April 28, 2007

The Sierra College 2007 Scollies Animation and Video Festival invites films from Sierra College students, people of all ages from the Sierra College community and from high school students in the Sierra College district.

The festival will feature a keynote presentation by Katie Hooten, co-producer of HOODWINKED from Blue Yonder Films. She will be joined by her husband, Tim Hooten, also of Blue Yonder Films, who grew up in Northern California and attended Sierra College.

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Final Call for Entries for Scollies Animation & Video Festival

Sierra College 2007 Scollies Animation and Video FestivalRocklin, California, USAApril 28, 2007Deadline: April 9, 2007

The Sierra College 2007 Scollies Animation and Video Festival invites films from Sierra College students, people of all ages from the Sierra College community and from high school students in the Sierra College district.

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Annual College Television Awards Accepting Submissions

The 28th Annual College Television Awards is now accepting submissions searching for the nation's best in film, video and digital works by college students.

Hundreds of students from all across the U.S. enter this competition, whether they are from a small community college or a large university, in order to showcase their talent and bring their vision to the small screen.

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Presenters for Primetime Creative Arts Emmys Announced & mtvU Garners Governors

Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants will be amongst the presenters of the 2006 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Aug. 19, 2006, at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, which is not part of the Emmy awards network broadcast on Aug. 27 on NBC-TV. The ceremony will air as an exclusive two-hour special on E! Entertainment TV on Aug. 26 at 8:00 pm.