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Just Announced: the 2018 Official Selections of the 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival!

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Congratulations to all the filmmakers participating this year - tickets are NOW available! https://www.nycindieff.com/year/2018 NEW YORK, NY – March 6, 2018 – The 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival will take place this year from May 7th to May 13th in the heart of New York City. The Festival will screen over 250 films from over 30 countries, as well as hosting networking events and educational panels. For more information, please visit: www.nycindieff.com Watch Festival ...

Animation Day in Cannes scheduled for May 15

2018 EDITION We are happy to welcome you to the 4th edition of our event in Cannes May 15th, promoting Animation and Animators @ center stage of the biggest film event in the year. Submit a short to ANIMAZE DAZE COMPETITION Enter the Catalog and Who s who in Animation in Cannes Promote a Work in Progress at the Palais Screening of Animation Day in Cannes Discoveries: Paid promo plans exist please contact bruno@filmfestivals.com Submit to Montreal Intern...

Animation Production Day 2018 - 48 Outstanding Projects Selected

this year the Animation Production Day (APD) jury has selected 48 outstanding animation projects from 19 different countries to participate in APD. They were chosen from the 71 submitted projects. The APD co-production and financing market offers German and international animation producers the opportunity to present their projects in pre-planned, 30 minute one-to-one meetings to potential co-producers, investors, broadcasters, international distributors and funders. Part of FMX 2018 – C...

2018 BJTS Animation Festival is now open for entries.

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From February 1, BJTS animation festival is accepting submissions through FilmFreeway, Motibeta and Festhome. FIlm Submissions from all genres of 2D animation, 3D animation and stop motion animation from all around the world. BJTS Animation Festival 2018 has a special online youtube screening for public. All the selected animation will be played through online screening so that you can have a chance to share your creative animation to a lot of internet users.  BJTS Animatino Festival is ...

BJTS Animation Festival

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BJTS animation festival an animation festival for anyone who loves any types of animation. Our goal is to overcome the limitation of live screening film festivals and connect all the animation lovers around the globe. We celebrate the art of animation in all its forms. From frame-by-frame animation to 3D animation and stop motions, we hope to share interesting films with unique ideas. ...

Fantoche 2018 - Call for Entries

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Fantoche searches for the best animated short films from all over the world every year. Animated shorts of all kind and techniques are eligible for Fantoche’s 2018 competitions if they’ve been completed after 31 March 2017 and last no longer than 40 minutes. Submission is free of charge and will close on 18 May 2018. You can submit either via FilmFreeway or by sending the excel template (see downloads) to film@fantoche.ch. Dear filmmakers, please submit your new an...

Animation in Focus: your next princess is in Berlin

  Berlinale Newsletters 1 I 2 I 3 I 4 I 5 I 6 I FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                          Advertise in our Berlin WRAP Newsletter from 200€ email us for a quote     SummerHill Entertainment Thrills and Chills at EFM   At Summer Hill Ent...

Rija Films introduces the latest film from the Lotte saga to EFM: Lotte and the Lost Dragons

The third instalment of the successfull Lotte saga started in 2006 with  LOTTE FROM GADGETVILLE by  Janno Poldma, Heiki Ernits and, in 2011, LOTTE AND MOONSTONE SECRET Director: Janno Poldma, Heiki Ernits Light, but not lightweight, charming but not silly, genuinely funny both in terms of visuals and dialogue, the ideas and situations stem from characters who are fully-formed in their own right. The Lotte saga is such a nice breath of animated fresh air. ...

Chinese Animated Feature “BIG FISH & BEGONIA” set or US release early April

SHOUT! STUDIOS and FUNIMATION FILMS Bring Highly-Anticipated Chinese Animated Feature “BIG FISH & BEGONIA” To CINEMAS IN THE U.S. AND CANADA ON STARTING APRIL 6, 2018   Los Angeles – February 16, 2018 – Shout! Studios, the multi-platform filmed entertainment distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, has tapped Funimation® Films as its U.S. theatrical partner to jointly launch artful animated feature BIG FISH & BEGONIA across U....

Maya the Bee buzzes to Brazil - Studio 100 Film and PlayArte close rights agreement

Studio 100 Film announced today that Brazilian distributor PlayArte Pictures has acquired the rights to “Maya the Bee – The Honey Games”. The agreement includes theatrical, home video and free TV rights. The family motion picture “Maya the Bee – The Honey Games” explores another heart-warming story of Maya and her best, buggy meadow friends. It was just announced that the movie is invited to be screened at this year’s TIFF Kids International Film Festiva...

The Stolen Princess and The Stronghold are sold to Czech Republic and Slovakia at the EFM

  Today at the European Film Market FILM.UA Group closed a deal on Ukrainian The Stolen Princess animated feature film theatrical distribution in Czech Republic and Slovakia by Bohemia Motion Pictures company. Bohemia Motion Pictures has also acquired all rights, excluding theatrical, for The Stronghold fantasy feature release on these territories.   The Stolen Princess has been previously pre-sold to over 30 territories, including China, Latin America, South Korea, Turkey, France, ...

Russian animated projects by Wizart Studio are sold to Vertical Entertainment for US distribution

The Russian animation projects The Snow Queen: Fire and Ice and Sheep and Wolves  will be released in the United States in 2018. The agreement with the American distributor Vertical Entertainment was announced on the first day of the European Film Market in Berlin.   It is worth noting that Vertical Entertainment was also distributing the first movie of The Snow Queen franchise in 2...

Halfway Through, All the Way There-Oscar Nominated Animated Short Filmmakers Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter

  The journey may not yet even be half over, but Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter are already nearing a creative summit of sorts.  Eight months into what has already been an extensive, awards-filled festival run with no foreseeable end on the horizon, the couple’s animated short “Negative Space” was recently nominated for an Oscar in that category by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  "Negative Space" filmmakers Ru Kuwahata and Ma...

Exclusive interview with Turkish animator Berat İlk

Exclusive interview with Turkish animator Berat İlk Animation artist, director and producer, Berat İlk, is an Eskişehir Anadolu University Cartoon Film graduate. İlk, whose expertise is StopMotion, has been among the founding partners of the reputed animation studio, Anima. He has directed or participated as an animator over 100 commercial projects, using various animation techniques like 3D, cell animation, still drawings, flash, puppet, cut out, claymation and many more stop motion tech...

William Joyce at FMX 2018 | Animation Production Day

FMX 2018 Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media April 24-27, Stuttgart/Germany, Haus der Wirtschaft Ludwigsburg/Germany, February 1, 2018. FMX is proud to announce three more animation industry heavy-weights as speakers for this year’s edition: William Joyce (Moonbot Studios), Stuart Shankly (Cartoon Saloon) and Lynne Naylor. Moreover, the Animation Production Day takes place in Stuttgart on April, 26 and 27, 2018. In addition, in the brand new episode of the FM...

Visegrad Animation Forum: call for submissions

  The VAF Třeboň (May 1 – 3, 2018, Czech Republic) is the leading pitching event for animated film in the Central and Eastern Europe. SUBMIT NOW your animated project in development to the PITCHING COMPETITION in two categories: Short Films (single film less than 20 minutes long) ...

Immersify – Innovative technologies for Virtual Reality

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  European R&D project to develop the next generation of immersive media and tools Virtual Reality (VR) has what it takes to be the next big game-changer in the media sector. In stark contrast to video, TV and the movies, VR applications promise experiences that are not only more intense but, above all, interactive and individual too. Be that as it may, a considerable amount of R&D work still needs to be done to haul VR out of the niches it’s been confined to and launch i...

Annecy to honor Brazilian animation, with music as a special guest star!

      As announced at the close of the 2017 event, the 2018 edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival will focus its lens on Brazilian animation. Music, as well, will be ubiquitous during the week thanks to cine-concerts, screenings, conferences, debates and more. Brazilian animation plus music in animated films – the two were just made to tango!     Brazilian animation "This year, Annecy will focus its bright lights on Brazilian an...

1st look from White Fang!

  An updated reimagining of Jack London's classic novel, this thrilling tale of kindness, survival and the twin majesties of the animal kingdom and mankind traces the loving and magnificent hero White Fang, whose intense curiosity leads him on the adventure of a lifetime.     ...

Ready to submit to the 22nd Edition of Cartoons on the Bay ?

The 22nd Edition of Cartoons on the Bay -  International Cross-media Animation and Children’s Television Festival - will be held in Turin at Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano – Palazzo Carignano - from April 12th to 14th, 2018.   Visit our website www.cartoonsbay.rai.it under the section SUBMISSION and fill-out the online entry form to submit your work to the Festival.   Don’t forget: deadline for submission i...

Creating Worlds is the Theme of FMX 2018

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    First Program Highlights    FMX 2018 Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media April 24-27, Stuttgart, Germany Ludwigsburg/Germany, December 14, 2017. Creating Worlds is the theme of FMX 2018 - Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media. Two top-notch speakers already confirmed their participation in FMX 2018 - Phil Tippett (Tippett Studio) and David Sproxton (Aardman Animations). Moreover, FMX releases the first episode of...

WHITE FANG will receive its World Premiere at SUNDANCE 2018!

      Screening Schedule: Sunday Jan 21 - 11:30am - Prospector Sunday Jan 21 - 6:00pm - SLC Library Tuesday Jan 23 - 12:30pm - Holiday Village 3 (Press + Industry) Saturday Jan 27 - 3:30pm - Redstone 1 ...

"Barn Dance" (working title) - animated musical short

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Hello, all! I am currently developing a short animated musical film with a lot of Cow-reography, tentatively titled "Barn Dance". If the story stands (and dances!) on its own, maybe even makes some headway in festivals, I am hoping to milk that for all it is worth--to get permission to use a specific piece of music.  If that doesn't work, I can come up with some music on my own or enlist help, but it was written with one song in mind. Please check out the attached script.&n...
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