Tony White sent us this press release about the Drawtastic aninmation festival to be held in West Seattle, USA. Definitely pencil this one into your diary folks! DRAWTASTIC is West Seattle’s new and exciting festival of drawing & animation. This festival is entirely unique as it pays special homage to the ‘humble pencil’ in our… Read More »
Dimanche/Sunday, Patrick Doyon
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards® Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2011. The winner will be announced on Sunday, February 26, 2012. Forty-four pictures had originally qualified in the category.
De Riz ou d’Arménie. Best Short 2011.
The VIEWFest, Digital Movie Festival is scheduled for 12 – 14 October 2012 in Turin, Italy. During the festival the VIEW Awards 2012 will take place. The contest plans to widen its scope with new themes, new subjects and include digital work from both students and non-students.
The deadline for entries is 15 September 2012. Works by students will be especially welcome, since VIEW prides itself on being the place to express and discover new digital talent.
The 14th edition, HIROSHIMA 2012 will be held from August 23rd to 27th, 2012.
The Hiroshima International Animation Festival is a biennial manifestation held in Hiroshima City in August, endorsed by Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA). Under the spirit of LOVE & PEACE, the festival has been dedicating to the advancement of visual media art culture in general, by promoting international cross-cultural exchanges through the development of animation art.
LIAF 2011 hits the screen with 10 days of the best new animation combined with diverse collection of themed, retrospective and special programmes. From August 26 – September 4 at the Barbican, the Horse Hospital and the Rio Cinema, LIAF will undoubtedly become the centre of the international animation universe. You’ll see a comprehensive line-up from award winners, outstanding industry veterans, inspiring independents, stupendous studios and those wonderful newcomers exploring their talent on screen for the very first time.
FLIP International Animation Festival will return to the Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton, UK in October 2011. The organisers are inviting animators from all around the world to submit films of up to 15 minutes in length.
Le Chat du Rabbin
There were 223 films in competition and 7,000 accredited visitors at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in July 2011. British animators gained two awards; Grant Orchard got the Junior Jury Award for a short film for A Morning Stroll and Mikey Please got a Special Distinction in the graduation films section for The Eagleman Stag.
Now in its seventh year, the London International Animation Festival will run from 27 August to 5 September 2010. The statistics are impressive, in ten days the festival will show 250 films in 26 programs selected from over 2,000 entries from 30 countries.
UK animators won two prizes at the Hiroshima 2010 International Animation Festival.
The Debut Prize went to “A Family Portrait” by UK director Joseph Pierce for Fiftynine Productions. The jury commented that “this film was chosen for its use of humour to express a very tense situation. Its strong graphic style emphasises the equally strong narrative.”