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Animex Awards 2016 - Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games

Animex Awards 2016 - Call for Entries!

Animex Awards once again invites you to enter work into this years' event.

The submission deadline is 19th October 2015.

Animex Awards is an international competition for student animations, which is part of the 'Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games' held in February 2016, the largest festival dedicated to animation and computer games in the UK.

From visual effects to stop-motion to animation for computer games, from drawing to CGI, Animex Awards aims to celebrate and reward the talent and achievements of students worldwide. In 2015 we received over 700 entries from more than 60 countries and selected 143 short student animations, which screened in eleven programmes during the festival.

As well as some new categories for the international student competition, for 2016 Animex Awards is also launching a professional category ‘Best First Animation’. This new category aims to recognise emerging new talent and animations, open to any animation director who has just completed their first film as a professional production.

Judging panels from previous awards have included representatives from LAIKA, ToonBoom Animation, Beryl Productions International, Atomhawk Design, Pixar, ILM, Disney, Aardman Animation, Sony Image Works, DreamWorks and Electronic Arts, to name a few. 

http://animex.tees.ac.uk/student_awards.cfm

"Games People Play" selected for 2014 MultiFest in Mexico!

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"Games People Play" has just been selected to MultiFest in Jalisco, Mexico for October 1-4, 2014. The dark comedy shot in the style of a Sergio Leone spaghetti western was written/directed by Dawn Westlake and shot/edited by Jon Carr. Canon USA, Inc. provided their C500. The score was composed by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "Games People Play" features LA-based comedic actors David Razowsky & Mark Jacobson, along with Westlake. For more info on MultiFest: http://mi...

"Games People Play"

Director: Dawn Westlake.

A married couple vow never to speak another cross word, but playing some is not off the table.

Alfonso Cuaròn Explores "Gravity"

On a recent wintry night, the 13th snow storm of the season froze the Film Society of Lincoln Center's plans to host Alfonso Cuarón in a conversation about his new film Gravity. The acclaimed Mexican director, whose lift-off to New York was aborted, was instead astral-projected by video Skype. Cuarón is perhaps best known to American audiences for his screen adaptation of the children's book A Little Princess; his Mexican road comedy Y Tu Mamá También; ...

Monster

Director: Deborah Burns.
A short film about Hannah’s journey to feed an illusive monster lurking in the woods. Set in the future, her village lives in harmony with nature. The monster is their only problem. Every time he is hungry he roars, and the villagers hold a lottery. The unlucky winner must sneak into the forest to drop off food and then get out quickly. As a result no one has ever seen the monster. Hannah is a curious teen who inadvertently breaks rules. As a consequence her journey will end much differently than her predecessors.

IFFBoston 2009 - Opening Night Q&A - Blowing Up Prague

Director Rian Johnson explains how he incorporated the destruction of some very nice buildings in Prague on a limited budget for his film, The Brothers Bloom - the Opening Night feature for IFFBoston 2009 - thereby "completely ruining the magic".

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