Our newest promotional video for the Harb40 Passion Competition.
AN annual film competition that now has a short story category for writers to submit their stories also.
To learn more, go to www.harb40passioncompetition.com.
Created by Henrik Safegaard.
- Telcos’ Six-strikes Plan Could Kill Public WiFi: BoingBoing
Here’s a perspective on the alliance between our ISPs and abusive copyright holders from Cory Doctorow. Read it and think about it. Rather frightening when you do. The extinction of public WiFi hotspots… think about what this would mean… what this could do.
- A Few Thoughts on Machinima’s Two New Original Series: Cartoon Brew
A cold, frank look at Machinima’s latest offerings by Amid Amidi.
Machinima Interactive Film Festival
The Machinima Interactive Film Festival shines a light on the hard working filmmakers and animators at the forefront of this unprecedented cultural shift in online video media. YouTube has exploded with talent over the last few years and we here at Machinima have been fortunate enough to be right there with it, forging new paths and being a part of the birth of a true media renaissance. We are excited to launch this groundbreaking and thought provoking event, in collaboration with iam8bit.
Music courtesy of MonstercatMedia: Tristam – Party for the Living
VIEW Conference, the premier international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 3D Animation, Gaming and VFX, has announced several new competitions for 2012:
VIEW SOCIAL CONTEST — First Prize: 1500€
VIEW Conference launches a new contest to celebrate the creative power of technology at the service of society. Movies, short films, music videos or advertising using 2D/3D animation and/or VFX focusing on current social themes are eligible for submission.
Deadline: September 15
VIEW AWARD — First Prize: 2000€
World Wide Short Competition Using 2D/3D Animation and VFX; Animated short with 2D/3D animation and VFX /videogames
Deadline: September 15
Inspiring works about Italy or Italian subjects by Italian or foreign filmmakers
Deadline: September 15
GRIMM ANIMATED — First Prize: 1500€
In Partnership with the Goethe-Institut Turin, VIEW launches a contest for animated short films to mark the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Children and Household Tales by the Brothers Grimm. Animated short films under five minutes that innovatively explore Grimm’s classics are eligible for submission.
Deadline: August 24
PAPERS, WORKSHOPS and ARTWORK
Deadline: July 31
VIEW Conference will take place in Turin, Italy, October 16-19, 2012. VIEWFest will be held October 19-21, 2012. For more info about the contests and conference, visit the official VIEW Conference website: http://viewconference.it
[Source: Cartoon Brew]
Registration is now open for the Video Festival Imperia (International Festival of Cinematographic Digital Art), held in Imperia, Italy. The 8th edition of the festival will be held April 23 – 27, 2013, and the deadline for submissions is January 28, 2013.
For the third consecutive time, Video Festival Imperia has been placed under the high patronage of UNESCO for “the high value of the initiative aimed at promoting arts and at the preservation of the different expressions that make up the inestimable heritage of cultural diversity.”
The 2013 edition of the festival boasts five full days of screenings and events, including more than 100 works to select from and screen to the public. Four competitive categories — Shorts, Documentaries, Animation, and the new Explorer category — are divided in fourteen different sections for professionals, amateurs, schools and international participants.
For additional details, rules and entry forms, visit www.videofestivalimperia.org.
The Woodstock Film Festival’s Call for Entries for its 13th Annual Festival (October 10-14) is now open. WFF is looking for animated short films for its juried Animated Program curated by Oscar nominee Bill Plympton and renowned animator Signe Baumane. WFF’s Animation Program is sponsored by Blue Sky Studios and the winning film receives a $2000 cash award.
Blue Sky Co-Founder and director Chris Wedge will be one of the jurors as well as present the Maverick Award for Best Animation. Wedge won an Academy Award in 1998 for his short film Bunny, and has since directed Ice Age and Robots. His next Blue Sky feature is Leafmen. He can also be heard as the “voice” of the saber-toothed squirrel Scrat in Ice Age and its sequels.
Entries are now open through June 8 on both Withoutabox.com and at Woodstockfilmfestival.com. There will be an extended Withoutabox deadline of June 28. If you want to have your animated film seen by two giants in the animation business, and a chance for Blue Sky’s Chris Wedge to consider your film for the $2000 cash prize get your submission in now.
Plympton and Baumane have curated The Woodstock Film Festival animation program since 2004. The program provides a forum for independent animators to showcase their work, and is consistently one of the most popular programs. Previous award winners of the Animation Award include Juan Pablo Zaramella’s Luminaris in 2011, Anthony Sheppard’s Music Scene in 2010 and Jake Armstrong’s The Terrible Thing about Alpha-9 in 2009.
The seventh edition of Animayo will be held from 9th to 12th of May 2012 at the “Centro de Iniciativas Culturales de La Caja de Canarias”, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Go here for further information and entry forms.