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Animator Turns to Horror: Vote for Minz

By Mike Valiquette

Toronto animator/painter/filmmaker/Kensington Market fixture/outlandish madamn, Chris “DR. MINZ” Minz is embarking on an ambitious enterprise. He’s working on a horror film, and is participating in the Cinecoup Accelerator Contest. The prize? ONE MILLION DOLLARS. All true. But let’s let Minz tell you about it: Notorious Toronto Animation filmmaker and director, Chris Minz, aka DR. MINZ… »

TAAFI 2014: #FindKyu update

By Mike Valiquette

Film-maker. animator, designer, CAR contributor and sneaky guy Kyu-bum Lee has been posting updates on his various TAAFI activities, and yet there have still been very few confirmed sightings. We caught him stopping by the booth yesterday with Darren Rawlings. And here’s a sneaky shot of free-range Kyu. But apart from that, he’s pretty much… »

events: Pixar Masterclass at TAAFI 2013, July 27, Toronto… PLUS: FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY!

By Mike Valiquette

UPDATE: LAST CHANCE FOR THE FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY!!!! I’M PICKING WINNERS TONIGHT! (mv@canadiananimationresources.ca)   I’ve never been to one of these, but everyone I know who has just goes on and on and on about them. A Look Inside Pixar Animation Studios Masterclass July 27, 2013 at 04:45 PM | TIFF Bell Lightbox | Learning… »

CBC Radio’s WireTap: Animated…UPDATE: Contest rules amended!!!

By Mike Valiquette

UPDATE: We posted this a few days ago, and a few of our regulars chimed in over the specifics of the ownership breakdown in the contest rules…. well, looks like the kind folks at the CBC were paying attention, and producer Mira Burt-Wintonick had this to say in our comments thread: We want you to… »

updated:Call for entries, CBC’s Short Film Face Off.

By Mike Valiquette

Saw this on CBC Ottawa’s Facebook feed: Calling all Ottawa-Gatineau filmmakers! CBC Television’s Short Film Face Off is looking for entries. Films must be less than 12 minutes; completed in the past 2 yrs; not have aired on network TV. Comedies and dramas only. (Sorry, no music videos and documentaries). Directors must be available for… »

Last chance to submit for the Vimeo Awards

By Mike Valiquette

Hey filmmakers, Vimeo’s giving out money.  Here’s the blurb: THERE’S JUST ONE WEEK LEFT TO SUBMIT Like a cheetah on roller skates, the Vimeo Festival + Awards are fast approaching, and we don’t want you to miss a thing — especially your chance to submit! Submissions close February 20, which means you have just one week left to share… »

Death By Lemonade needs your vote!

By Mike Valiquette

iThentic.com is an online broadcast portal that  runs a monthly video contest.  This month they’re doing animated videos, and one of the contestants is our fellow Canadian, Kyu-bum Lee.  We ran “Death By Lemonade” in our showcase a while back, and this would be a nice excuse for readers to go have another peek at… »

Nick Fox-Gieg needs your vote!

By Mike Valiquette

Nick (yet another Nick making animated films) Fox-Gieg‘s animated short, The Orange, has been chosen as a finalist in YouTube’s NextUp competition.  He needs votes to push him ahead in the process. Here’s the note I received from Nick this morning: I just got chosen as one of 150 semifinalists in the YouTube NextUp competition,… »

RePost: Portfolio In Toon With Tweens , Deadline June 15th

By Mike Valiquette

June 15, 2010 The deadline for the In Toon with Tweens contest is is today!  Here’s the info again for anyone who’s interested in submitting something.  Get a move on! m PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT ASSEMBLES JURY OF SEVEN INDUSTRY DECISION-MAKERS TO JUDGE FINALISTS OF “IN TOON WITH TWEENS” ANIMATION CONTEST Toronto, Canada (March 16, 2010) –… »

NYTVF call for animated pilots

By Mike Valiquette

May 18, 2010 The 6th Annual Independent Pilot Competition: The New York Television Festival allows creators to showcase their original TV pilots directly to development executives and producers looking for the next hit show. Categories: The NYTVF accepts TV pilots in all categories and genres, both scripted and unscripted, live-action and animated, in traditional or… »

Portfolio launches content contest

By Mike Valiquette

PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES WORLDWIDE  “IN TOON WITH TWEENS” ANIMATION CONTEST Option & Development Deal Prizes Totaling $10,000 CDN Awarded To Top Two Winning Entries Toronto, Canada (February 8, 2010) – Portfolio Entertainment Inc. unveils its inaugural “In Toon With Tweens” animation contest, an initiative designed to encourage creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking by throwing the doors… »

Reel Challenge Contest, from the CFC

By Mike Valiquette

The Canadian Film Centre is offering a challenge to filmakers: The Reel Challenge is a contest for aspiring filmmakers to make a short compelling film about the importance of creators’ rights and copyright protection for their work, from a creator’s perspective. For contemporary artists, including filmmakers, the digital age brings extraordinary opportunities, yet at the… »

Waterloo Festival of Animated Cinema: Press Pass giveaway!!!!

By Mike Valiquette

WFAC 2009 is almost upon us, and I need someone to play the role of intrepid reporter on behalf of the site!  I’m definitely missing out on this truly unique event.  The lineup of films this year is really amazing and hats off to Joseph Chen for putting this program together.  I’m going to quote… »

OIAF animapass contest winner, “9” Review

By Mike Valiquette

It took a little longer than I expected, but I have a winner of our first ever contest. A few weeks back, I encouraged readers to go out and see Shane Acker’s “9”, to try to bring some friends, and to write me a review. I didn’t expect a flood of responses, my readership isn’t… »

Last chance for OIAF ’09 Animapass!

By Mike Valiquette

I haven’t had a chance to read all the reviews for Tim Burton/Shane Acker’s “9” yet, so I’m giving the contest til Monday.  So, anyone who’s looking to save 200 bucks and come to Ottawa for the festival next month, go out and see 9 this weekend.  Bring 5 or 10 friends , and write… »

Shane Acker’s/Tim Burton’s 9, weekend box office

By Mike Valiquette

No analysis here, just a total: $10,856,000 for the weekend, giving it the number 2 spot, and $15,276,000 total so far.  An ok showing, but hopefully it has some staying power. Still time to win an Animapass, go see the movie and send in your… »

Weekend Viewing: Shane Acker’s 9, write a review and win a free Animapass

By Mike Valiquette

Ok, 9 has been out for a few days, but this is the big weekend.  You have the time, you have the interest, go see it.  Maybe you could even win a prize! Here are the rules again if any of you want to win that Animapass for this year’s OIAF: The Ottawa International Animation… »

Checking in on Shane Acker’s 9

By Mike Valiquette

9 came out on Wednesday (9/9/09), which is not generally a day that movies fly into theatres.  It clearly won the day at the box office, with a little over 3 million bucks, but I have no idea if that’s good or not.  There isn’t really anything to compare it to.  So we’ll just have… »

Contest: Review 9 and win a free Animapass for OIAF ’09

By Mike Valiquette

Ok gang, here it is, our first ever contest here at Canadian Animation Resources. The Ottawa International Animation Festival is just around the corner, and I have a free Animapass to give away!  But there are two, yep: 2, conditions.  Here are my terms: All applicants must submit a review for the movie 9, in… »

SuperU & TAC.tv, contest winner, new contest

By Mike Valiquette

I’m a little behind on this one, but here are the announcements from SuperU and TAC.tv: SuperU.ca & TAC.tv Animation Contest – Take 3 – Winner Announced Congratulations to Ales Mav, a UK-based animator, who won $2500 in the 3rd SuperU.ca and  TAC.tv Animation contest for his film “Daphne’s New Broom”. http://www.superu.ca/contestant/921/49 The final SuperU.ca… »

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