Audience-interactive online film festival targeting shorts in any language & genre up to 20 min which express the very souls of their creators. Free entry fee. The US$10,000 Grand Prix and US$3,000 awards are chosen by a seven-strong international jury of globally acclaimed film professionals.
As the world’s largest event dedicated to animation, Annecy is a fun and friendly way to discover the latest in animation masterpieces, meet major players and young talents, check out new trends, and find ideal business partners, all in one place.
First founded in 1960, the International Animation Film Festival will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is the largest of its kind in North America, attracting film buffs, art lovers, filmmakers, and cartoon fans from around the world to the nation's capital.
The festival has its roots firmly planted in the creative side of the animation business and acts to provide animators, directors, students, artists, designers, writers and educators with a forum in which they can share their knowledge and skills and promote the art of animation.
US theatrical premiers that include Wallace & Gromit, Beavis & Butthead, the first films of Shane Acker, Andrew Stanton, John Lasseter, Pixar, Bill Plympton, Danny Antonucci, Eric Fogel, Breehn Burns, Tim Burton, Brad Bird, Pete Docter, Chris Wedge, Kenn Navarro, Marv Newland, Mike Johnson & Nick Park.
Erik H. Goulet who is a big fan of stop motion has organized the Stop Motion Montreal Film Festival last year. This year "2010" there is another. Deadline is September 10, 2010.
"Bruce Bickford was born in 1947 in Seattle Washington. He began animating clay in the summer of 1964 at the age of 17. He graduated from high school in 1965; and engaged in military service from 1966 to 1969. Upon his return he resumed animation, and did his first line animation in 1970, then in 1973 he went looking for work in Los Angeles-where he met Frank Zappa. He worked for him from 1974 through 1980. Afterwards, he returned to Seattle and resumed animating mostly his own personal work."
The first place you should go to use the internet to finance your films. They provide a way for you to show off your ideas and offer donators perks. A very easy thing to set up if you have a blog or web site. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
DeAnza College located in Northern California. I recently spoke to Marin McNimara about his classes and discovered that his students learn many of the different forms of animation done by hand. These include cel animation, clay animation, and puppet animation.
Jaipur International Film Festival is the world’s fastest growing and now a prestigious Film Festival. The international recognition for JIFF is increasing day by day and the jump in the number of film makers displaying their faith in the Festival has once again proved this.