Tag: festivals

press release: New direction at Festival Stop Motion Montreal

On its way to the 11th edition – From September 16 to 22! Montreal, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 – Festival Stop Motion Montreal is proud to present Marie Valade and Dominique Côté as the new co-directors of the event. With…

TAAFI 2019 Poster, by Joel Mackenzie!!!!

Feast your eyes. (More Joel here) Submit your films! It’s free!!! The deadline to submit is January 14, 2019. TAAFI 2019 competition categories include: Best Kids Short Best Student Short Best International Short Best Canadian Short Audience Choice Grand Prix…

OIAF 2018!

Tomorrow is the big day, it’s Day o1 of the Ottawa International Animation Festival and The Animation Conference (TAC). AND, for the first time in a very loooong time, I’M NOT GOING TO BE THERE! But don’t fret, Cartoon North…

press release: NFB at TIFF 2018, Snowden and Fine’s Animal Behaviour and Patrick Bouchard’s the Subject

August 1, 2018 – Toronto – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, Astra Taylor’s latest National Film Board of Canada www.nfb.ca (NFB) feature documentary, What Is Democracy?, makes its North…

TIFF Wants Tiny Films: TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival

Do you make (tiny) films? We want to see your miniature masterpieces TIFF joins forces with Instagram to present the TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival, a digital shorts competition that invites aspiring and established filmmakers from around the globe to share their…

Call for Submissions: Vancouver Short Film Festival Invites British Columbia Residents to Submit

Vancouver, BC (May 22nd, 2018) – Calling all short filmmakers around BC: The Vancouver Short Film Festival (VSFF) is seeking submissions for its 9th edition, which will run January 25-26, 2019 at Vancity Theatre. Short format filmmakers from all around…

Call for Submissions: Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival (deadline January 10, 2018)

Submit your animation short films! The Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival is Hungary’s biggest short film festival, taking place every year in Budapest. The deadline for submission is 10 January, and the festival will be held between 3-8…

Say hi to this guy at OAIF 2017

It’s the eve of OIAF 2017 and we’re en route from Toronto today. I’m doing some Startoon stuff, including a Cartoons by Cartoonists panel tomorrow morning at TAC. I also finally get to see the Breadwinner on Friday night! Ottawa…

press release: NFB at OIAF 2017

A leader in auteur animation for over 75 years, the NFB has 12 new short films showcased at the 2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), including eight in official competition: Matthew Rankin’s THE TESLA WORLD LIGHT; Chintis Lundgren’s Manivald; Eva…

The Breadwinner.

The Breadwinner had its world premiere yesterday at TIFF and the reviews are coming in. Oscar talk is already happening. This is an important film, for a variety of reasons. It’s the latest from Cartoon Saloon, the studio behind Secret…

Vancouver Short Film Festival Call For Submissions

Calling All Student Filmmakers: Submit to the Vancouver Short Film Festival A new school year has arrived, and with that comes the opportunity to get creative. As classes resume, the Vancouver Short Film Festival (VSFF) is inviting BC film students…

Volunteer at OIAF 2017!

The 2017 edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival is coming up fast, and they’ve just put out their open call for volunteers. It’s an amazing experience for anyone looking to get a foot in the door in the world…

events: 2017 Animation Job Fair, Toronto, April 29

TOMORROW!!!!!! TAAFI did one of these a couple years ago, and it was a madhouse. This time around they’ve teamed up with CASO and it looks like it’s going to be another doozy! So if you’re looking for work, just…

OIAF 2017 Poster!

I think it’s lovely. Here’s the info provided by Kelly Neal via Facebook: The 2017 poster is here! The stunning new poster was created by Montreal-based animator Elise Simard, a film director who has contributed visual signatures and handmade special…

OIAF 2017 Submissions OPEN!!

ALL-OUT CALL-OUT: OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL OPENS SUBMISSIONS FOR 2017 OTTAWA, ON, CANADA (February 21, 2017) – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation film festival, is now accepting entries for competition in 2017! Entries are due…

jobby: Administrative Assistant, TAAFI, Toronto

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TAAFI, The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, is seeking applicants for the part-time position of Administrative Assistant. This person provides a wide range of administrative support to the organization’s Board of Directors and associates. BACKGROUND: The Toronto Animation…

press release: Indie sci-fi feature Nova Seed to open GIRAF12 festival of independent animation

Quickdraw Animation Society announces features and visiting artist for Calgary animation festival’s 12th year   The Quickdraw Animation Society’s annual GIRAF animation festival (a.k.a. the Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival) will kick off its 12th year on Thursday, November 24…

OIAF 2016 in Review, by Noam Sussman

This year was the Ottawa International Animation Festival’s 40th anniversary, which meant that I had to find a way to get up to Ottawa from Toronto and watch some beautiful works of animation done by some kooky filmmakers. As always,…

Press Release: Okanagan International Animation Festival to Launch in 2017

International animation festival set for October 2017 in BC’s spectacular Okanagan The Okanagan International Festival of Animation is on! Kelowna, B.C. ­ The Okanagan International Festival of Animation (OkIFA) is an annual five-day animation and digital media festival, market and…

press release: VIFF announces $20,000 award for Call-To-Action Films re: Refugee Crisis

$20,000 Prize to be Awarded in Refugee Crisis Film Competition Frank Giustra, Founder of the Radcliffe Foundation, and the Vancouver International Film Festival, urge film-makers to participate – Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Sarah McLachlan, Louise Arbour, Craig Kielburger, Ivan Fecan, Atom…

OIAF 2016 Official Selection

This year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival has announced both their feature and short film official selections. Here are the press releases: FEATURE COMPETITION This is a ground breaking year for Canada at OIAF with three feature films competing for the…

Festival Stop Motion Montreal: Official Selection Announced!

The 8th edition of the Montreal StopMo Festival is coming up and they’ve announced their official selection. Among them are a bunch of Canadian films, so we’ll highlight those: FILMMAKER FILM TITLE SCHOOL/COUNTRY YEAR Eustace Ng APE Sheridan 2015 “Hands…

Event Report: TAAFI 2016

Happening this past weekend, (April 22-24, 2016) was the third TAAFI festival. TAAFI opened on Friday with 3 workshops and the opening ceremony including screening of Spark (Toon Box Entertainment). I wasn’t able to attend the opening ceremony this time…

TAAFI 2016 STARTS TOMORROW!

It’s going to be a busy few days for animation here in Toronto! TAAFI 2016 launches tomorrow and there’s too much to see and do. We’ll be at our table at the MAARKET on Saturday and Sunday, and will do…

EVENTS: Animation Job Fair at TAAFI 2016

Get a Job – Animation Arts Maarket 2016 Free animation job fair and networking event at TAAFI 2016 From April 23 to 24, the Animation Arts Maarket returns during the TAAFI 2016 festivities held at George Brown College’s Waterfront Campus…

Earlybird Rate Extended for TAAFI Passes! Additional Discount for CAR Readers! For Reals! Read this Post Far Cheap TAAFI Tickets!

TAAFI has extended early bird sales until Friday March 25. The full program is almost completely locked in and can be viewed on TAAFI’s new website: taafi.com/festival-2016/program-overview. There’s a ton going on at the festival this year, as usual. They’ve…

TIFF KIDS Industry Registration Opens

Industry registration for TIFF Kids 2016 now open! TIFF Kids celebrates great children’s screen content with a programme of terrific new films, a three-day Industry Conference, networking opportunities, workshops, roundtable discussions and our award winning digiPlaySpace. Industry passes offer fluid…

TAAFI 2016 Poster, by Nneka Myers

Here’s this year’s TAAFI poster, by Nneka Myers. And a “making of” video! Designing the TAAFI 2016 Poster – Nneka Myers from Toronto Animation Arts Festival on Vimeo.

press release: TAAFI ANNOUNCES 2016 GUEST SPEAKERS

Walt Disney Studios, Hanna-Barbera, and many recognized animators TORONTO, ON — The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) has announced six guest speakers for its 2016 program. Recognized for their work on various award-winning animated films and popular television series,…

Call For Entries: 2016 Fest Anca

The 9th Fest Anča International Animation Festival has launched a call for entries that will end on March 15, 2016. Only films made after January 1, 2014 can be considered for the 9ᵗʰ Fest Anča 2016. Only those submitters whose…

press release: NFB’s Carface directed by Claude Cloutier wins at 2015 Sommets du cinéma d’animation

  Carface (Autos Portraits) by Claude Cloutier, a short produced by Julie Roy for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), won the International Competition Prize at the 2015 Sommets du cinéma d’animation earlier this evening. The Festival ran from…

press release: Annecy 2016 – Film and Project Submissions

Opening of Registration for Films and Projects Annecy 2016 will be opening its doors from 13th June. For the first time the International Animation Film Festival will pay tribute to… French animation! We have asked a number of foreign programme…

Great Event in Toronto on Saturday: Animation, Routes to Success, Moderated by Howie Shia

Toronto’s Reel Asian Film Festival has done a great job of embracing animation over the years. Next Saturday, they continue that tradition with an excellent looking panel hosted by animation director Howie Shia. The panelists include NFB animation honcho Michael…

Event Report: OIAF 2015

Happening this past week (Sept. 16-20, 2015) was Ottawa International Animation Festival. I only went for the weekend portion of the festival and overall I had a pretty awesome time. Here’s brief highlight of the stuff I got to see and…

OIAF 2015: FREE WEEKEND PASSES!!!!!

That’s right! Free passess! 2 of them! The Ottawa International Animation Festival is almost upon us. If you’ve never been, now’s your chance! They’ve graciously offered us 2 free weekend passes, and I’m passing them on to YOU! If you…

OIAF 2015 Trailer Film

2015 Ottawa International Animation Festival Trailer from Ottawa Animation Fest Press on Vimeo. The 2015 edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival is a week away, and I can’t wait to see you there. Ottawa’s my home town, and the…

press release: Ottawa Animation Festival Spotlights Canadian Animators in Competition

Canadian Filmmakers Light Up the World Stage  Ottawa International Animation Festival Shines Spotlight on Canadian Filmmakers OTTAWA (July 14, 2015) – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation event, announced today the complete list of films to…

Pitch This! Submissions Open for TAC 2015

PITCH THIS! Offers Pitching Opportunities at The Animation Conference 2015 OTTAWA, ON, CANADA (JUNE 17, 2015) – The Animation Conference (TAC), in collaboration with 9 Story Entertainment, is pleased to once again offer PITCH THIS!, a specialized program dedicated to…

Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival Call for Entries

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is back for its seventh year, and the call for entries is now open.   Our Call for Entries is now open! We are actively seeking stop motion short films for this year’s MSMFF.…

jobby: TAAFI Launches TAAFI Animation Job Fair, May 2nd, Toronto

Gaming, Broadcast and VFX Studios Converge on Toronto for One­-of­-a­-Kind Animation Job Fair TAAFI, Toronto’s Animation Festival helps the booming Canadian animation industry connect with much needed talent TORONTO, Ontario (March 23, 2015) – The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International …

events: TIFF KIDS 2015

TIFF Kids is coming! The programme for the festival is always great, and this year looks like no exception. For us animation types, there’s the Creativity X Curiosity screening, described as follows: This diverse collection of international animated shorts celebrates…

OIAF 2015 Poster!

We’re a bit behind on our OIAF coverage. Here’s this year’s poster reveal, along with some descriptive wordy things.   First up… we got ourselves a nifty little poster created by the Hub collective whose roster includes Caleb Wood, Dylan…

OIAF 2015 Call for Submissions!

World-Leading Animation Event Seeks Submissions for International Showcase in Ottawa OTTAWA, ON, CANADA (February 24, 2015) – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), one of the world’s most respected film festivals, is seeking state-of-the-art, thoughtful, funny and provocative animated films…

Amir Avni’s McLaren retrospective available online

In honour of the legendary Canadian-by-way-of-Scottish animation pioneer, Norman McLaren’s 100th birthday, animator Amir Avni put together a wonderful tribute that was presented at this year’s Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI). I wasn’t able to catch it there, but…

OIAF 2014 Winners Announced! Poland and Canada Take Top Prizes

  OTTAWA (September 20, 2014)— The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) competition component has come to an end with the highly anticipated award ceremonies, which were held this evening at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. OIAF organizers announced the…

OIAF 2014: Nickelodeon Pitch Sessions

Nickelodeon is bringing it’s traveling pitch-fest to the Ottawa International Animation Festival next week. They’re really doing a huge push to reach out beyond their usual networks. They’ve received some criticism from the usual places, but in my opinion, any…

press release: OIAF 2014 in Two Weeks!

A WORLD OF ANIMATION IN THE CAPITAL OIAF JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY! OTTAWA, Ontario (September 3, 2014) – From September 17-21, Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) audiences will feast their eyes on the edgiest, most innovative animation the world has…

from the internets: Oscar-Winning Animator Torril Kove at TIFF

CP24 ran a nice little interview with Award-winning animator, and Concordia alum, Torril Kove. Torril is a wonderful filmmaker and her latest, Me and my Moulton, will be screening at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Here the link: http://www.cp24.com/entertainment-news/oscar-winner-torill-kove-among-big-talents-unspooling-short-films-at-tiff-1.1982247#ixzz3Bm8m7CBE

press release: Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival presents Behind-the-Scenes of The Boxtrolls and Robot Chicken

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival Behind-the-Scenes of The Boxtrolls and Robot Chicken September 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2014 Montreal, August 26, 2014 – The sixth edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce the release…

call for entries: 18th Japan Media Arts Festival

18th Japan Media Arts Festival | Call for Entries Deadline: 2 September 2014 (18:00 Japan Standard Time) The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of…

press release: OIAF Spotlights Walt Disney Animation Studios

WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS IN SPOTLIGHT AT THE OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL OTTAWA (August 20, 2014) – Presented with the support of Celebrate Ontario and Walt Disney Animation Studios, the Ottawa International Animation Festival is celebrating the world’s most beloved,…

OIAF/TAC 2014: Iron Developer. Have you got what it takes?

Calling all Writer/Artist teams! We’re seeking two eager artist/writer teams that will step up to the plate and participate in this year’s Iron Developer, a live development exercise where the creative teams tweak a concept based on real-time curve-balls thrown…

events: PITCH THIS! at TAC 2014

GET YOUR IDEAS OFF THE PAGE AND ON THE AIR with TAC and PITCH THIS! 2014 OTTAWA, Ontario – Do you have an animated series idea that needs to be seen? Are you looking for the perfect audience to present…

OIAF 2014 Announces Selection For Feature Film Category

LEMONS, CONVICTS AND CARTOONISTS A RICH AND ENGAGING COLLECTION OF FEATURE FILMS TO BE SHOWCASED IN THE OIAF 2014 COMPETITION OTTAWA (July 4, 2014) – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is pleased to announce the selection of films competing…

press release: OIAF ANNOUNCES THE SHORT ANIMATION AND SERIES FOR KIDS COMPETITION

OTTAWA (June 24, 2014) The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is pleased to announce the finalists for the competition of Short Films for Kids and Series for Kids at this year’s Festival running September 17-21. While last year’s OIAF winner…

TAAFI winners!

TAAFI 2014 has released a list of their winners. Congrats to all! Best Student Short: Blackout – dir. Sharron Mirsky (Chosen by Education Specialist, National Film Board of Canada, Laurence Desrosiers-Guité) Best Canadian Short: Bless You – dir. David Barlow-Krelina…

Behind A Table At TAAFI 2014

  Gosh I love TAAFI.  You can ask Mike, he’ll back me up.  The atmosphere is what I like the most, I think. The air at TAAFI is laid-back and happy.  There are cartoons to watch, panels to attend and…

TAAFI: Day 3 Highlights and Impressions

Alright, TAAFI day 3. I started the day by checking out Darren Donovan’s demo on creating 2D FX in flash. I thought the demo would have been great if Darren had more time and had proper setup he was used to…

TAAFI 2014: #FindKyu update

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.…

TAAFI Maarket Booth Pics! Today’s Guests: Kris Pearn, FunkFuzz, Jon Ng, Joel MacKenzie, Lillian Chan, Kaj Pindal!

The Animation All-Stars booth at this year’s TAAFI Maarket is a hit. I’m calling it. Yesterday’s turnout was amazing. Despite a few slow patches, we had a pretty steady stream of fans stopping by to say hi to our lineup…

TAAFI: Day 2 Highlights & Impressions

Hey guys, it’s midnight. I just got back from full day of TAAFI day 2. The day was really great. I’ll write quick summary of what was fun and unique about it. The first place I visited after I picked…

TAAFI: Day 1 Impressions

Toronto Animation Arts Festival International 2014 officially started off today. I didn’t attend the first event of the day Pitch-a-Palooza. Perhaps our very own Mike, who was one of many speakers, can shine a light on his experiences. I just came…

Where in the World is Kyu-bum Lee?

CAR contributor Kyu-bum Lee is going to be out and about this weekend at TAAFI. I can’t keep track of the guy, but perhaps you, our readers, can! Kyu’s a little on the quiet side, so if you see him…

Do you Jalloo?

TAAFI, TAAFI, TAAFI…. seems like that’s all we talk about around here. Well TAAFI, there is another event happening this weekend. It’s out in Miramichi, NB, it’s called Jalloo, and it’s a ton of fun. Also, there’s lobster. I haven’t…

TAAFI TALKS special offer!

TAAFI’s got a couple of special packages available until 11:59 pm today: For less than 48 hours buy three talks and get a Nelvana Bouncing Ball 2014 ticket FREE*. Act now as this offer ends 11:59pm Tuesday, June 3 (Only…

shameless self-promotion: Creating Success Panel at TAAFI 2014 featuring Natasha Allegri, Dave Cooper, Rob Davies, Michael Rex and Mike Geiger

With TAAFI 2014 just around the corner, you’re going to be hearing a lot about it on here. This festival just keeps getting better with each year, and we’ll have a few more exciting announcements over the next couple of…

Event: Toronto Comics Arts Festival 2014 This weekend! May 10 & 11

At Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. Saturday May 10th, 9am-5pm Sunday May 11th, 11am-5pm FREE ADMISSION Toronto Comics Arts Festival is happening this weekend! For those of you who don’t know, TCAF is a week long event that celebrates the works of…

TAAFI’s Pitch-A-Palooza Registration Now Open

Registration is now open! Now in its second year, Pitch-A-Palooza at Toronto’s animation fest will welcome 80 lucky writers and artists to pitch their next big idea to almost 30 industry leading production and broadcast executives on Friday, June 13, 2014, Corus…

TAAFI Party Ticket Giveaway!

Are you in Toronto? Do you like parties? Do you like free stuff? Then email me directly for a pair of free tickets to this Friday’s School’s Out Party!!!! mv@canadiananimationresources.ca Make haste!

OIAF 2014 Call for Submissions!!!!!

Submissions are open for OIAF 2014 until May 16th. Send ’em your films! Films must be completed after June 15th, 2013, there’s no fee to submit, and screening at Ottawa is just about the awesomest thing that can happen to…

cool beans: TAAFI’s Got a Maarket

TAAFI’s really trying a few cool things this year. They’ve shifted away from the TIFF Bell Lightbox, and in doing so, having opened themselves up to a few new options. We mentioned the ArtBook before, which I think is an…

OIAF Call For Entries!

OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL ISSUES CALL FOR ENTRIES OTTAWA (March 20, 2014) – The 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) today announced its worldwide call for entries. The largest festival of its kind in North America, the OIAF will take…

Call for Entires! Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival!!

CALL FOR ENTRIES   Our Call for Entries is now open! We are actively seeking stop motion short films for this year’s MSMFF. Please visit the Rules and Regulations page of our website for information concerning eligibility, dates and accepted…