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gradfilms 2020: Home, by Michelle Chua

By Mike Valiquette

I haven’t seen too many of the 2020 Sheridan Gradfilms, but this latest one, Home, by Michelle Chua, seems to be of a similar sensibility to the previously shared In Paint, by Aldi Abujan. It’s gentle, nostalgic, beautifully art directed and feels very personal and grounded. I love it. Great work Michelle. Here’s Michelle’s site,… »

Gradfilms 2020: Seneca 2D Films!

By Mike Valiquette

Different schools take different approaches to their gradfilms. Sheridan has each student do an individual thesis film, for example. At Seneca, where they keep their student intake to a smaller group, they break into teams and make group films. And here they are! We’re All Gonna Die! Directed by Tali Lawrence Things are heating up… »

Call for entries – Festival Stop Motion Montréal 2020

By Mike Valiquette

Festival Stop Motion Montréal is actively working on its 12th edition. The world’s first festival dedicated to frame by frame animation techniques, will once again offer international short film screenings, stop motion discovery activities for children and adults, special conferences and networking opportunities during its 12th edition happening from September 14th to 20th, 2020. Professional… »

Breakout Film Festival Accepting Submissions

By Mike Valiquette

We got a heads up about this festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. It’s got an interesting structure whereby they pick monthly winners who then all compete for a final prize in January. I checked the FAQ and there is an entry fee. Open to all nationalities. No documentaries, commercials or music videos. Here’s their direct link…. »


By Mike Valiquette

TAAFI has been killing it with job fairs, masterclasses and this past fall’s Industry Conference, but finally, FINALLY, we’re getting another edition of the thing that’s in their name: an actual ANIMATION FESTIVAL!!!!! So rev up your eyeholes, cuz this February there’s going to be wall to wall cartoons! But FIRST. They need cartoons. So… »

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

By Mike Valiquette

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 American premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. It will be joined at TIFF… »

Guru Studio’s Space Between Stars at OIAF 2018, Fantasia International Film Festival, Animation Block Party, SIGGRAPH

By Mike Valiquette

Guru Studio is doing exciting work. Originally a commercial shop, Guru evolved into a TV powerhouse with hits like Justin Time and their work on Spinmaster’s Patrol. Recent productions like True and the Rainbow Kingdom and the upcoming Blue look great and really reaffirm their place in the TV market. Last year, Guru worked on… »

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

By Mike Valiquette

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 British Columbia are invited to submit their work starting June 1st. After a successful 2018… »

Friday fun: SKATE, by Diane Shaher

By Mike Valiquette

It’s Friday! Watch this! SKATE from Diane Shaher on Vimeo. And check out Diane… »

showcase: Host Body, by Chad VanGaalen

By Mike Valiquette

A new video from Chad VanGaalen is always a cause for celebration, and today, we celebrate! There’s things to read about this amazing musician/animator over here. But basically: he’s from Calgary, he’s made a bunch of records, and they’re awesome, and he’s also made a bunch of equally awesome animated music videos. Plus a big… »

Vancouver Short Film Festival Call For Submissions

By Mike Valiquette

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 to submit their work before the October 13th deadline. There are no length restrictions (but… »

events: 11th annual TAIS Animated Showcase, Toronto, July 29th

By Mike Valiquette

This is happening. Official Trailer – 11th Annual TAIS Animation Showcase from TAIS on Vimeo. 11th Annual TAIS Animation Showcase Saturday July 29th – 7:00PM Geary Lane – 360 Geary Ave. Toronto $10 advance / $12 door / $8 door TAIS members Advance tickets – HERE w​ww.tais.ca Bringing the Best Independent Canadian and International Animation to… »


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