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WAR is an AWARD-WINNING animation film

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WAR, one of my short animation films with voiceover by Annette George and Greg Nutcher, was just designated an AWARD-WINNING FILM by the SYDNEY AUSTRALIAN FILM FESTIVAL (SAFF) in Sydney, Australia. WAR is a heartbreaking anti-war film. OldMan Hawk Film link: http://www.hawkfilme.com/WAR.html  Here is the SAFF link: https://sydneyaff.com/     ...

Manga Productions’ Anime Film “The Journey” Premieres in Malaysia and Indonesia

Following the success of the Saudi Japanese anime film's positive reactions amongst global audiences, Manga Productions, a subsidiary of Mohammed bin Salman Foundation “Misk” premiered “The Journey" anime film in Indonesia, Jakarta, at the "CGV FX SUDIRMAN" as well as the largest Islamic Museum, "The Museum of Islamic Art" in Southeast Asia, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Premiere featured prominent guests from media representatives and dip...

Audience Award - Be Part of the Jury!

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All selected short films will participate in the competition for the Audience Award after they are uploaded on the Cittador International Film Festival´s website. The award is determined by Internet viewers using a voting tool. The film in each category with the highest number of voting will receive the Audience Award. Be part of the public voting jury - visit our website, watch films and vote on: https://iff.cittador.com You can submit your short film!   ...

Call for Entries on CITTADOR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2022

  We consider short films up to 10 minutes length and there are no film premiere requirements or date of completion requirements. The screenings of the winning films will take place at the beautiful Studio Cinema Lugner City Vienna.   Cittador IFF awards films in the following categories: Narrative Short, Original Film Music, Arthouse Short, Feminist Short, Animated Short, Sci-Fi Short, Experimental Short, and LGBTQ+ Short. We want not only to select the inspiring...

Netflix plans to acquire the Australian animation studio Animal Logic

Netflix and Animal Logic are excited to announce today that Netflix plans to acquire the Australian animation studio.* This acquisition will support Netflix’s ambitious animated film slate, building on films like Academy Award-nominated Over the Moon, Academy Award-nominated Klaus and the recently released The Sea Beast.   Animal Logic has been producing award-winning design, visual effects and animation for over 30 years. Headquartered in Sydney, Animal Logic set up a second studio...

Filmakademie’s Animationsinstitut celebrates its 20th anniversary

  A look back at two successful decades Filmakademie is celebrating! Last Friday, July 15, 2022, Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg celebrated its 20th anniversary. Alumni from all over the world as well as political representatives joined students and staff of the institute for a festive Birthday Reception to look back on two successful decades since the foundation of Animationsinstitut. The celebration was attended by many guests, including Albrecht Ade, founder of F...

Beware of Ducks, Backflips and Flying Sailors, the OIAF Announces Animated Shorts Competition

  After much anticipation, the Ottawa International Animation Festival releases its animated shorts competition as the Festival continues its selections rollout.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   OTTAWA, 13 July 2022 - Receiving 2168 submissions for this year’s Animated Shorts Competition, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) selects 51 animated works for its Official Competition. The Shorts Competition, which includes Student, Narrative, Non-Narrative, and Commi...

Earlybird submissions deadline today!

  Are you an independent filmmaker with a unique creative voice? Mirror Mountain Film Festival’s earlybird deadline is TODAY!   We’re searching for the most groundbreaking, outrageous, personal, innovative and audacious films out there, so if you’ve got an original narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, music video, dance film, interactive media or something different altogether, visit our website for info on how to submit!   Info: http://bit.ly/...

Earlybird deadline approaching soon!

  Calling all independent filmmakers! Mirror Mountain’s earlybird deadline is coming up next Monday July 18th. We want to see the most unique, creative and original films out there, so submit your work today! Films of any length and any genre are welcome. Info: http://bit.ly/1DsPZy7 ...

Festival Stop Motion Montreal is actively preparing its 14th edition which will take place in September 2022

This will mark the end of its digital editions held over the past two years, welcoming back both live screenings and in-person activities! An exciting program is to be expected, including international short film screenings, introductory stop motion activities for all ages, networking opportunities, and more. The first-ever film festival dedicated to stop motion animation invites you to celebrate this unique art in Quebec’s metropolis this fall! The Festival is still accepting film subm...

Walt chez Wallace

It may seem an unusual collaboration, to house an exquisite exhibition illuminating some of the inspirations for Walt Disney's early animated shorts and more recent, internationally successful fairy-tale features, in the basement of one of London's richest and perhaps lesser-known art and artifact galleries, the privately endowed Wallace Collection in Manchester Square, a short walk from newly - if gingerly (post-pandemic)- bustling Oxford Street. But it is certainly a marriage ma...

The 2022 edition of Animation Day will kick off May 22, presenting new partners...

As animation continues to grow in popularity — with more works popping up in cinemas and on streaming platforms every day — new territories and markets are taking note of the versatility and storytelling potential of this rapidly rising genre.   That is why Annecy International Animation Film Festival — the world’s leading reference for animation film — partnered with the Marché du Film in 2019 to create a curated program and one-day event that would...

Stories x Women in Animation Opportunity

The Asia Pacific Screen Academy is pleased to promote an exciting initiative led by the International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations (FIAPF) and Women in Animation (WIA). The programme works to increase diversity of voices in animation content globally. It aims to identify authentic animation stories told by female creators coming from emerging national film and audio-visual animation communities in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Creators wil...

Submissions open now on FilmFreeway

Mirror Mountain Film Festival is now open for submissions on FilmFreeway! We’re looking for shorts, medium-length films and features in all genres, including drama, comedy, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, documentary, animation, experimental, music video, dance film and more. For the first time ever, we’re also welcoming submissions of interactive media pieces for exhibition in our festival lounge. If you’re an independent filmmaker with a unique creative voice, then submit your wor...

Call for Entry – 20th International Animation Film Festival Baden, Switzerland

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Fantoche calls up innovative, courageous, and creative filmmakers to submit their new films now on filmfreeway.com/festival/Fantoche or fantoche.ch/submit. Fantoche is looking forward to the latest short films in any possible animation technique! Animated shorts are eligible for Fantoche’s 2022 competitions if they’ve been completed after 31 March 2020 and last no longer than 40 minutes.   Submission is free of charge and will close on 15 May 2022....

FMX back on site: Hybrid edition set for May 2022

FMX 2022 Film & Media Exchange On site May 3-5, 2022 Online May 6, 2022 Ludwigsburg/Germany, October 12, 2021. In 2022, FMX – Film & Media Exchange will return to its home base in Stuttgart after having been hosted online in 2021. From May 3-5, 2022, FMX will open its doors with a first-class program on site at Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart. On May 6, FMX will shift to virtual mode, offering an exclusive online program that will be available worldwide. The conference ...

Black is Back – The trailer for ITFS 2022 and its makers

As of today, the official trailer of the 29th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS, May 3 to 8, 2022) is online and can be admired in full length. It is called "Black is Back" and was created by François Chalet. The Swiss artist teaches storytelling and expanded animation at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and works as a visual artist in the fields of illustration, animation, installation and performance as well as on cross-platform proje...

Cartoon Business 2021: a seminar on development strategies and new business models in the animation industry

CARTOON BUSINESS DELVE INTO THE MAJOR TRENDS OF ANIMATION PRODUCTION IN EUROPE CARTOON's annual programme of activities comes to an end with the last event of the year, CARTOON BUSINESS, a seminar on development strategies and new business models in the animation industry that seeks to provide keys to understanding the current media landscape and its growing trends. To be held on 8-10 December in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the event will feature the participation of profes...

2021 live music + film performance - full concert!

Relive the magic of Mirror Mountain Film Festival’s epic 2021 live music + film performance! Ottawa singer-songwriter Kimberly Sunstrum and filmmaker Hingman Leung collaborated on an original audio-visual experience that combined songs with unique cinematic visuals created in real time. Full video: https://bit.ly/3EGFV9D ...

2021 live music + film performance highlights: "Fix It"

One of the high points of our 2021 live music + film performance was the electrifying closing number, “Fix It,” sung by Kimberly Sunstrum with cinematic visuals created by filmmaker Hingman Leung. See some of their amazing collaboration here: https://bit.ly/3we1taF Co-presented by Girls+ Rock Ottawa. Cover photo by Adrienne Row-Smith. Full video of this epic show coming very soon!   ...

Imaginary Scene @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

Imaginary Scene directed by Neda Goodarzi at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now. www.IranianFilmFestival.org  

Animation films @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

Animation films at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20-26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now. www.IranianFilmFestival.org

Official selections at THREE international animation film festivals.

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I hope that all is well with you. It has been a fruitful couple of weeks at HawkMedia Studios. Two of our short animation films are official selections at THREE international film festivals. MOTHER EARTH – from the womb to the tomb – AN ANIMATION FILM is an official selection of the Warsaw Animation Film Festival in Warsaw, POLAND. PLUS AND MINUS CREATION – AN ANIMATION FILM is an official selection of the BUEIFF film festival in Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA. PLUS AND MINUS CREA...

2021 festival photos

  Visit our Facebook page to see some great photos of our 2021 festival by Adrienne Row-Smith! Adrienne snapped awesome shots of the Kimberly Sunstrum x Hingman Leung live music + film performance, our technicians hard at work, and Q&As with filmmakers from the New Visions and Moving Images programs! Photos here: https://bit.ly/3sGT79N ...

Tickets and passes on sale now!

  Tickets and passes for Mirror Mountain Film Festival are on sale now!   Passes let you access all of this year’s film programming from July 24 – 25. Have the entire 2021 lineup at your fingertips!   If you’re just looking to watch an individual program or a single screening block, then tickets are the option for you! Tickets grant access to one program only from July 24 – 25.    Both are available now at www.mirrormountain.vhx.tv/p...
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