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16th Festival of German Films in Paris opens with WESTWIND and numerous guests

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  The Festival of German Films will be held in Paris for the 16th time from 23 to 29 November 2011. A total of 12 new feature films, six shorts and the NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2011 program of short films will be presented at the Cinéma L'Arlequin. The festival will open with WESTWIND by Robert Thalheim who has already made a name for himself in France thanks to AND ALONG COME TOURISTS (AM ENDE KOMMEN TOURISTEN). Director Thalheim and actress Friederike Becht will be present at the...

13th Festival of German Films opens in Madrid with GOETHE!

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The Festival of German Films is being held for the 13th time in Madrid from 31 May to 4 June, 2011. In total, seven new feature films, a documentary, the first ever presentation of a complete television series and numerous shorts will be screened in the festival cinema at „Cine Palafox“. Moreover, the programme will be completed by a retrospective dedicated to the „German Film Award“. On the evening of 31 May, 2011, the festival will be opened in Cine Palafox with a gala screening of GOE...

18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film is ready to start

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Today the 18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, one of the largest animated film festivals in the world, will be opening its gates. And so for six days animation in all its glory will again be the order of the day with controversial issues, colourful worlds and well-known figures. The very best animated films from all over the world are competing against one another in the competitions and expected guests include famous animated artists such as Oscar-winners Andrew Ruhemann a...

San Francisco International Animation Festival

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The San Francisco Film Society presents the fifth annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIAF), a four-day celebration of the Bay Area's preeminence as a hub for one of the most creative forms in cinema, November 11 - 14 at Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema. This year's International Animation Festival ranges from FX-based features to family-friendly cartoons and includes Hayao Miyazaki protégé Sunao Katabuchi's Mai Mai Miracle, the Decemberists-inspired Here Come the Waves...

The Ball Is Round – The Film Is Short: Hamburg winners

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The world champions of short film were selected in Hamburg todayThe award winners of the 26th Hamburg International Short Film Festival 2010It is still five days to the start of the world cup in South Africa. However, there are already plenty of reasons for celebrations and grand emotions: At the 26th Hamburg International Short Film Festival, the competition winners received their awards this evening. This year's short film world champion is South Korea: Director Ran-hee Lee wins the jury prize...

A host of awards and streams of visitors to the Festival of Animated Film

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After six eventful days, the ITFS 2010 ended on Sunday evening, May 09 after the "Trickstar" had been presented in seven categories. Guests, filmmakers and organisers celebrate the Festival with a festiva gala.With 1,500 accredited professional visitors, more than 600 films and sold-out theatres the 17th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) was a great success for its organisers. Initially, the mad rush of previous years did not materialise in the open air area and in the Festival Garden a...

Animation visits Stuttgart

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Today the 17th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film opened its doors. That means six exciting days full of animation with hot topics, colourful worlds and strange figures. The crème de la crème of the international animated film industry were all present at the opening gala which was held at the city's largest cinema and completely sold-out. Public interest is huge and as a result many of the other events such as the world premiere of "The Sandman - Adventure in the Land of Dreams", t...

AniFest 2010 in full gear

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  AniFest 2010, the only international specialized competition animation festival in the Czech Republic announces that the festival´s 9th edition will take place in May 18 - 23, 2010 in the North Bohemian spa city of Teplice. After 8 years in Trebon the AniFest management decided to move the festival to Teplice, a larger, and both technically and logistically well equipped city. On top of that, more favorable conditions for holding such an international film event have bee...

Members of the Jury at Imagina (Media and Entertainment)

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Shelley Page - President Head of International Outreach - DreamWorks Animation - United Kingdom Shelley has been working in the field of feature animation since 1986. Her career in animation began in London with the legendary animation director Richard Williams from 1982. She served as head of backgrounds on the Walt Disney film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. In 1989 she was hired by Steven Spielberg as one of the original team ...

Celebrating 100 years of German Animation Film in Stuttgart

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Celebrating 100 years of German Animation Film, the 16th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (5 – 10 May 2009) will present a comprehensive anniversary retrospective. The changeful history of this innovative genre will be visualised in six programme sections. The screenings comprise artistically ambitious works, outstanding commercials and state of the art 3D animations. Hardly any other genre within the realm of film reflects the variety and fractures of German film productions as distinctly ...

Awards Animafest 2008

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Grand CompetitionJury: Joanna Quinn (Great Britain), Moustapha Alassane (Niger), Caroline Leaf (USA / Canada / Great Britain), Igor Kovaljov (Russia / USA), Danijel Šuljić (Croatia) Grand Prize (best short film of the festival) – festival statue and cash award of 2.500 €, honorary presidency at the next Festival 'The Pearce Sisters', Luis Cook, Great Britain, 2007 'For its original and unique graphics and direction which pulls us into the bleak world of two misfit characters.' Golden...

47th Krakow Film Festival line up

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46 films in the international competition of 47th Krakow Film FestivalWe have a pleasure to announce the list of films accepted to the competition run of the 47th Krakow Film Festival which will be held from 31st May to 5th June. Members of the Selection Committee, who have just finished their work, had a very difficult task as this year over 2260 films have been submitted to the Festival. Shorts of any genre were send mostly from Great Britain, Germany, United States, France and Russia, however...

2200 docus submitted to Kassel Docu Film and Video Fest

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22nd Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival Number of submissions reaches record level Now in its 22nd year, the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival is proud to announce a new record for the number of submissions: More than 2200 documentary and artistic experimental films, videos, and installations were submitted for pre-selection. This is an increase of more than 20 percent compared to the previous year. The entries were sent from 46 countries. The percentage of German works is 42 pe...

Cartoons Galore!

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The competition programme of the 12th International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart is completeLong days and long nights at the Bosch Areal: over the last two weeks three different selection committees have got together to select the films for the four competition series from the promising number of film entries submitted to the Festival. The people responsible for the programme, managing director Gabriele Röthemeyer and curator Ulrich Wegenast, were assisted by experts such as Stefan Eling...

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