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Fantoche – International Animation Film Festival

The international show of animation film has become one of the world’s most prominent animation festivals and is the largest cultural event in Switzerland that is devoted exclusively to the full array of animation techniques, content and media. Since making its debut back in 1995, Fantoche has shown thousands of short and long films from around the world. It offers the very best in entertainment for young and old alike, makes new discoveries for all animated film buffs and serves as a meeting place for animation specialists in Switzerland and abroad.


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Daewit

Director: David Jansen.

An angel, a wolf child, a cat. The film "Daewit", animated in the tradition of wood cut technique, tells the story of an abandoned child, who grows up with wolfs after his mother rescued him from his violent father. Daewit becomes a man who is weary of living and noticed that he inherited some of his father’s characteristics. After an enigmatic journey full of privations and in quest for identity he finds his peace in forgiveness.

Join the Movement, Celebrate The Animation Day in Cannes May 15

Montreal International Animation Film festival, The Ryan Larkin Foundation and filmfestivals.com Proudly Present THE ANIMATION DAY IN CANNES - May 15th, 2015 1st edition. Ever wondered why Animation was only present in Cannes when Pixar, Fox, or Walt Disney...mega Blockbusters had summer releases and a Cannes Launch platform. The great variety of voices in Animation deserve to be heard loud and clear. We have decided to showcase some of the most innovative shorts films. The...

Jecheon International Music & Film Festival

A diverse array of the latest music films that deal with music regardless of genre are introduced in ‘World Music Film Today’. The jury, which consists of 5 members from Korea and abroad, will select 2 films from those in competition to award the Grand Prize and the Jury Special Prize. The Grand Prize winner receives 10 million Korean won and the Jury Special Prize winner receives 5 million won.

World Music Film Today
The official competition at JIMFF for the feature-length film (More than 60mins) 
Music themed films (drama, documentary, animation and experimental films) 

The International Jury is obliged to award the following prizes at ‘World Music Film Today’ 
- Grand Prize : KRW 10,000,000 (appx. 8,800 USD) 
- Special Jury Prize : KRW 5,000,000 (appx. 4,400 USD)


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FMX 2015 - Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia

FMX, Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia is Europe's most influential conference for digital entertainment where Art, Technology and Business meet. Every year, artists, specialists, scientists, producers and other key people come to FMX to network and to discuss production issues, exciting technologies and new ways of financing and distribution across the industries with an international audience. High quality experts deliver insightful presentations and Workshops as part of the Conference program, industry professionals introduce their hard - and software products as well as their latest R&D innovations at the Marketplace, top-notch companies scout talent at the Recruiting Hub and international schools present their best projects on the School Campus.

FMX enjoys a long-standing partnership with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS). Together they host the Animation Production Day (APD), a business platform for invited guests from the animation industry only. FMX is an event by Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction. It is an event in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH, 5D Institute, and Eurographics. FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the Ministry for Finance and Economic Affairs of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the MFG Film Funding and the FFA German Federal Film Board. FMX 2015 takes place May 05-08 in Stuttgart, it's the 20th anniversary edition.

FMX' 20th anniversary edition takes place under the headline "Immersion & Virtual Realities - The Future of Content Viewing and Producing" and focuses on further topics such as:
Virtual Production | the Demo Scene | Concept Art | Funding& Financing | Pipelines | Next Gen Images | The European Scene | Virtual Human Forum | Commercials | Interaction in the Real World | Preproduction | Virtualization | Animation as Fine Art | Visual Communication | SIGGRAPH Papers | Animation Wild 'n Strange | and much more!

le MIAFF! On the hunt for animation films at Berlinale 2015 We are wowed with great submissions!

le MIAFF! Montreal International Animation Film Festival continues to receive many animazing animation films from around the world. Japan, USA, France, Taiwan, Canada, Israel, Macau, Singapore and many other countries.  Each submission more colourful than the next, less haunting than the previous and all as imaginative as Disney on shrooms. We encourage all animators professional or otherwise to connect to le MIAFF! Not onlyas  an animation festival but an industry conference for digi...

Female Eye Film Festival Calling

The Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) is an annual international women director’s film festival. The FeFF illuminates the best of independent filmmakers and offers a cinematic perspective through the Female Eye. We showcase high caliber independent films in drama, comedy, sci-fi, action, horror, documentary, animation and experimental by debut, emerging, established filmmakers. Moderated Q & A’s with the directors follow each and every program (screenings are 2 hrs. in durat...

Purgatory V Film Exhibition - A Cinematic Exploration of the Soul

purgatory / noun / an intermediate place or state of temporary suffering for expiatory purification

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Within the word “purgatory”, it is easy to envision condemned souls, torment and darkness. However, purgatory may also reflect the cyclic state in which we often rediscover or recreate ourselves anew from within our personal inflictions. Sometimes it is the necessary stage to exorcise ourselves from the haunting ghosts of the past. Perhaps it is the serene place of self reflection and realization.

From within this, the DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness proudly presents an exhibition of powerful cinema called Purgatory – A Cinematic Exploration of the Soul.  Held on March 13th & 14th 2015 at Detroit’s Tangent Gallery, Purgatory will present approximately 90 minutes of short films of introspective, emotive and/or enlightened subject matters from filmmakers worldwide.  This is not an industry-focused film festival, but a tributary showcase of the often redemptive films from the filmmaker’s personal collections.

NOW FEATURING…THE PURGATORY BAZAAR – Come in early before the show and visit the Purgatory Bazaar featuring over a dozen local artists from the DAMNED Exhibition selling their own original art, prints and merchandise.  Help support local artists!

Admission is $10 ($5 matinee Sat at 5pm), which includes a coupon for $5 off any $25+ purchase in the bazaar and free popcorn.  This event is 18+ due to mature film and art content.  A cash bar is also present for alcoholic and non-alcoholic pleasures.

Purgatory V – A Cinematic Exploration of the Soul
Fri March 13 – Bazaar 6p-midnight – Showtimes 7p & 9p
Sat March 14 – Bazaar 4p-midnight – Showtimes 5p, 7p & 9p

Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom, 715 E Milwaukee, Detroit

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David Cronenberg Producer Turning Animated Short 'Foxed!' Into Feature Movie (Exclusive)

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VARIETY by Etan Vlessing 12/9/2014 9:00am PDT Longtime David Cronenberg collaborator Martin Katz has found creatures more fearsome than the mugwump and Brundlefly for an upcoming feature by Canadian 3D animation guru James Stewart. Katz acquired the worldwide rights to Stewart's stereoscopic 3D short film Foxed! to be made into a stop-motion animated feature from Prospero Pictures and Geneva Film Co. The dark fantasy follows Emily...

Season #4, MiSciFi 2017 is in orbit and ready!

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The Annual Celebration of Science Fiction and other works of Fantastic film are upon us, AGAIN!!  MiSciFi is ready for the 2017 season.  We will select about 50 films to be screened this season.  Some will be revealed for the very first time this January 13th to 15th in Miami, Florida.  The MiSciFi event is an annual celebration for the fantastic filmmaker.  Downtown Miami at the Hyatt Regency becomes a place for enthusiasts, filmmakers, fans and cosplayers to attend on...

CRAZY HORSE SESSION – THE 48H ANIMATION JAM at ITFS - Application Deadline February 1, 2015

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Live Animation Competition CRAZY HORSE SESSION – THE 48H ANIMATION JAM 48 hours of non-stop animating at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2015? All those who are ready to take the challenge are invited to apply for the Crazy Horse Session – 48H Animation Jam till February 1, 2015. Animation students from international film and art schools as well as independent animators and animation producers aged 30 years or younger may participate. The organisers will choose four to fi...

CALL FOR ENTRIES 6TH FESTIVAL DU FILM MERVEILLEUX & IMAGINAIRE

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  April 1, 2015 is the official deadline to make sure your film is on our registration list and in our fifth annual festival, with which take place from July 2ndth to July 'th 2015.       ...

LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International

 
 
 
LICHTER Filmfest offers an eclectic mix of films with a focus on the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region but also on international films and video art. The 1th Edition of the Festival in 2015 revolves around the topic of CHAOS, in all its forms. The festival reaches out to the city and the region with several exhibitions, installations and performances.

Sections: Feature-length Competition (Fiction, Documentaries), Short Film Competition, VR Competition, International Video Art Competition, Out of Competition, International Films, Retrospective, Special Screenings

Terms of Entry: Feature- and Short Film Competition: only films connected to the Rhine-Main-Region, completed in 2016 or later
International Program: Focus Topic "Chaos" (2018)
Audience Award: all films without a German distributor (in and out of competition)

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Documentary Films, Drama, Experimental, Short Films

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Format: 35 mm, DCP, Blu-ray

Registration Deadline: 01 December 2017

Attendance Figures: 12,000

Awards: Best Feature
Best Short
Audience Award
VR Storytelling
Lichter International Art Award

VAFI 6 goes koala! Submissions are open until January 20, 2015 :)

Festival date: 21 - 26 April 2015 Submission deadline: 20 January 2015 Partner: Australia www.vafi.hr/en VAFI is a film festival for animated films made by children or youth under 18 years, but also from 5th edition -  film festival for animated films made for children and youth. So, VAFI has two competative sections: section for animated films MADE BY children or youth - VAFI JUNIOR, and section for animated films made for children and youth - VAFI SENIOR. VAFI JUNIOR ha...

Black & White - International Audiovisual Festival

In May Porto opens its doors to the monochromatic aesthetics. The Black & White - International Audiovisual Festival, which receives video, audio and photographs in black and white, will take into competition works from all over the world.
With unique worldwide characteristics this initiative grew from the need to answer to the audience's growing sensitivity to black & white specificity, leaving behind the prejudice that relates this aesthetics with works of early cinema.
But the festival shows more than videos and photos in two colours, it also encourages the creation of sound environments referring to the black and white.
Over four days, several activities related to the audiovisual world will be carried out in addition to the competitions: artist talks, screenings and extensions from other international festivals. The nights will also be exciting with a broad cultural program.

'Dys-' and 'The Cold Heart' Win Audience Awards at Cellar Door Film Festival!

  Dys- and The Cold Heart win Audience Awards at 2014 Cellar Door Film Festival! Films triumph as audience favourites in CDFF’s inaugural year   OTTAWA, ON – Nov. 12, 2014 –   After an enthusiastic first season, Ottawa’s Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is pleased to announce the two Audience Award winners for CDFF 2014. Dys-, directed by Maude Michaud, wins the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at CDFF ‘14 while The Cold Heart (...

Call for entries - Animex Awards 2015

From visual effects to stop motion to computer games, from drawing to computer animation, Animex Awards once again invites students from around the world to submit their work into this years' event. Judging panels from previous awards have included representatives from Pixar, ILM, Disney, Aardman Animation, Sony Image Works, DreamWorks and Electronic Arts, to name a few. Each year, some of the most innovative and exciting work in animation, visual effects and games is created by studen...

Cortos Verdes interviews Dawn Westlake

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Dawn Westlake was recently interviewed by Cortos Verdes Internacional, an online cinema magazine out of Mexico. To read the full interview (in Spanish) click here: http://cortosverdes.blogspot.mx/2014/11/dawn-westlake-directora-productora.html   ...

Blue Sky Studios Cinematographer Renato Falcão Talks Animation at RioMarket

  If you're among the global moviegoers who helped bring 3-D adventure comedies Rio and Rio 2 nearly a billion dollars at the box office, you've beheld some of the latest CGI magic coming out of Blue Sky Studios. Both of these animated works feature the input of wizzy cinematographer Renato Falcão, who joined the Greenwich, Connecticut hit factory in 2009. Other Blue Sky titles he has collaborated on include Ice Age: Continental Drift, Epic and the imagery to date for Pean...

Clean Shorts Film Festival

Clean Shorts Film Festival is an excellent opportunity for independent filmmakers to screen their films to a welcoming audience in a hospitable environment on the campus of Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center, nestled in the wooded rural area of Choctaw, Oklahoma.

Clean Shorts is established for filmmakers who are open to producing films that are appropriate for a wide array of audiences, and rewards those whose creativity excels in various categories.

Clean Shorts thrives to create a climate that nurtures filmmaker networking and camaraderie with the added excitement of competition. Our goal is to stimulate the passion of veteran and aspiring filmmakers bringing them together to expand the growth of the independent film industry.

The inaugural Clean Shorts Film Festival will take place April 3-4, 2015, in the beautiful Seminar Center of Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw, Oklahoma.

Of course short films are our specialty, but on Opening Night, we will screen one very special feature film (TBA soon!), including a filmmaker panel featuring cast & crew!

The Closing Night Festivities will conclude with an Awards Presentation, in which top films will receive accolades in several categories, including Student Films and Music Videos.

Don’t miss what is sure to be one of the coolest, filmmaker-oriented festivals on the circuit!

Early Bird Deadline: October 31, 2014

Entry Fee: $10

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Imphal International Short Film Festival

This marks the 3rd year for the Imphal International Short Film Festival. IISFF has continued to grow every year. Submissions end November 30,2014, submit through online or through the festivals website, imphalfest.blogspot.in. We are open to all genres and do not judge on content, only quality. IISFF  is entry free and supports every filmmakers around the world. With 23 award categories, IISFF is the giggest short film festival in Northeast India.  
 
We are screening more than 100 International Films and another 50 Indian films in our Third edition of the festival.
 
 
 
 

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"Zero Plus" International Children's and Youth Film Festival

"Zero Plus" International Children's and Youth Film Festival Russia, the city of Tyumen November 30 - December 6   ABOUT "ZERO PLUS"   «Zero Plus» International Film Festival follows the criteria of the inner quality and the message of values brought up in the films that are shown to children, adolescents, families, pedagogues, and all people on the whole. These are the films one can truly trust, in terms of psychological and info...

"Zero Plus" International Children's and Youth Film Festival

 

ABOUT "ZERO PLUS"

«Zero Plus» International Film Festival follows the criteria of the inner quality and the message of values brought up in the films that are shown to children, adolescents, families, teachers, and all people on the whole. These are the films one can truly trust, in terms of psychological and informational safety, benefits for personal development of children and young people as well as bright entertainment that is so pleasing to everyone.

 

The festival is hosted in Tyumen city traditionally called “The Gates of Siberia”.

The event will take place in November 27 – December 3, 2016.

Cine//B_7 Deadline for submission coming soon

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    Cine//B_7 is calling for submissions! Shorts Films and Features Film for the International Competition. Any genre, any running time. Submission 100% online & free. Share us your film through vimeo, youtube, wetransfer, google drive, dropbox, or other media file share. Entry form: http://www.jotformpro.com/form/41830531980958 + info: www.festivalcineb.com ...

How CGI Became the Main Character in Hollywood Movies & Do We Care?

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent In a Screenwriting Galaxy Far, Far, Away, the Writers Guild Foundation (https://www.wgfoundation.org) once held “Words Into Pictures,” a series of conferences that brightened the years 1997, 1999, and 2002, with debates about everything from character development to story-craft. Around about 1999, David Koepp (writer of Jurassic Park, The Panic Room and more) and Stand By Me’s Rob Reiner got into it over VFX vs Storytelling. &...
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