San Francisco Animation Shows in April 2017

San Francisco International Film Festival, April 5 – 19

The longest-running film festival in the Americas, the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM Festival) is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country’s most beautiful cities. The 60th edition runs April 5–19 at venues across the Bay Area and features nearly 200 films and live events, 14 juried awards with close to $40,000 in cash prizes, and upwards of 100 participating filmmaker guests. See your newsletter for descriptions of the shorts.

Green Film Fest, at the Roxie, April 20 – 26

The festival includes a full program of animated ecology films from Russia and other program that include animated shorts. See your newsletter for descriptions of the shorts.

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OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL, NO SUBMISSION FEE, ENTER BY MAY 26

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation film festival, is now accepting entries for competition in 2017! Entries are due May 26, and there is no entry fee. Festival dates are from September 20-24.  OIAF invites animators from around the globe to submit their recent work in the following major categories:  Animated Feature, Narrative Animated Short, Non-Narrative Animated Short, Student Animation, and several categories for Commissioned Animation (Short Preschool Animation Made for Children 0-5, Short Animation Made for Children 6-12, Preschool Animation Series Made for Children 0-5, and Animation Series Made for Children 6-12).  There will also be craft and other awards including the Film Critic’s Prize, which is new to 2017!  For more information, including Festival rules, please visit the OIAF website at: www.animationfestival.ca

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KLIK AMSTERDAM ANIMATION FESTIVAL’S CALL FOR ENTRIES

Submission deadline is June 1.  They love fun films as well as serious works. http://www.klik.amsterdam/

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CAREERS IN ANIMATION

CAREERS IN ANIMATION
SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2 PM, SF STATE,
FREE, PUBLIC INVITED, FINE ARTS BUILDING 101, COPPOLA THEATRE

Our panelists will be:

  • Don Allen
    Motion graphics artist at Guidespark
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ODPDVeZ8K0
  • Jamie Burton
    Working on the game Skylanders at Toys for Bob in Petaluma
    http://toysforbob.com/
  • Norm DeCarlo
    Art Director, Sculptor, Stop-motion
    Credits include Nightmare Before Christmas, Toy Story 1 & 2, The Matrix, Gumby, Monsters, Inc.
    http://normdecarlo.com/sculpture.html
  • Janelle Hessig
    Animator, video editor and social media specialist
    She works at KQED in their Film School Shorts Program
  • Jonathan Lyons
    He has worked locally at ILM, Tippett, Image Movers Digital and The Orphanage.  See his award winning film and sample reel at http://stupix.com
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FOURTH EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION CONTEST SUMMA3D

The International Animation Short Film Contest, Summa3D, has opened the call for its fourth edition for professionals, students and lovers of animation and special effects. Summa3D aims to support the development of new projects, talents and enhance the 3D animated film market. The contest is based on five categories: “3D Short-Film Project”, “Finished short-film in 2016”, “Character Design”, “Best 3D architecture infographics” and “Public prize to “The best short-film of 3D animation.”

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BEST ANIMATED SHORT OSCAR NOMINEES SHOW

ASIFA-SF,  AND THE ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS PRESIDENT INVITE YOU TO SEE THE 5 FILMS NOMINATED FOR THE BEST ANIMATED SHORT OSCAR AND MEET SOME OF THE ANIMATORS
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16,  8 PM
Check your member newsletter for the location.

Pear Cider and Cigarettes by Robert Valley who used to work local for Colossal and WildBrain and Cara Speller.


Blind Vaysha
 by Theodore Ushev
(National Film Board of Canada)
http://www.indiewire.com/2017/01/blind-vaysha-theodore-ushev-short-1201776201/


Borrowed Time is by Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, two Pixar animators who spent five years working on their own project on weekends and in the evening after work.


Pearl
 by Patrick Osborne (a Google Spotlight Story)


Piper
 by Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer, a Pixar short that was released with Finding Dory.
http://www.indiewire.com/2017/01/oscars-2017-animated-shorts-will-piper-end-pixars-15-year-drought-1201773528/

RON DIAMOND ORGANIZED AND WILL HOST THIS PROGRAM

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Cartoon Museum Traveling Third Thursday Event

Third Thursday

The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to partner with The American Bookbinders Museum for a celebration of American history as part of the Yerba Buena Third Thursdays on February 18, 2016, from 5:30-8:00 pm. This event takes place at the American Bookbinders Museum’s new location, 355 Clementina Street, and is free and open to the public. The festivities include live art demonstrations, trivia, food and beverages.

Visitors will enjoy an evening celebration of historical talent with a diverse group of creators from right here in the Bay Area, including Myisha Haynes, Melissa Pagluica, and Liz Mayorga, who will sketch portraits of your favorite historical figures.

 

For more information, please visit thirdthursdaysf.wordpress.com

Visit cartoonart.org for more information.

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Sanjay’s Super Team at the 8th Annual Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival


The Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival (BAICFF) will return for its 8th consecutive year January 29-31, 2016. The full weekend Festival, beginning with a Friday evening opening night program, will take place in Oakland at the Chabot Space & Science Center. As in years past, the 8th fest features a full line-up of high-quality, family-friendly films from around the world along with a weekend of innovative animation workshops for children. The Festival will include over 60 animated, live action, short and feature-length films, special “How did they do that?” presentations, and Q&A sessions with award winning guest filmmakers. Films hail from 20 different countries including Spain, Egypt, Lebanon, Brazil, Ireland, England, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Russia, Australia, Switzerland, India, Croatia, Argentina, Canada, Hungary, the US & Japan, and almost half are made by female filmmakers. The full program is available at http://baicff.com/films.

BAICFF will kick off it 8th year with a Pixar Story Artist Showcase: A Conversation Amongst Peers. Get a behind the scenes glimpse into Pixar’s story process from 5 veteran story artists showing and discussing their work from some of Pixar’s most popular movies, The Incredibles, Inside Out, Cars 2 and Wall*E. 19-year Pixar veteran and BAICFF co-founder, Jim Capobianco will lead the discussion with his Pixar compatriots Enrico Casarosa, Valerie LaPointe, Nate Stanton and Alex Woo. Opening night will also include a sneak peek of Festival shorts.

To learn more about the festival go to http://baicff.com

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The GLAS Animation Festival is coming


GLAS is coming to Berkeley March 3 – 6.  They have recently announced selections for the Children’s Competition, US Competition, and International Showcase for GLAS Animation Festival 2016, including the Oscar nominated short We Can’t Live Without the Cosmos by Konstantin Bronzit.  The program is shaping up to be an exciting weekend of animation.  Visit the GLAS Website for more information about Official Competition SelectionsSpecial Programs LineupFestival PassesHotel Discounts, and more!

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Toy Story at Twenty

SFO’s New Exhibit

Toy-Story-At-Twenty-Hero_4Toy Story at Twenty

Recognizing the Twentieth Anniversary of Toy Story SFO is hosting an exhibition, which runs from November 17, 2015, until May 22, 2016. Check out the story behind the story, with a variety of illustrations, props, and sculptures from the making of Toy Story. This is where the 3-D generation of feature-length animated films began. The exhibit is located, before security and is accessible to all visitors, in the International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby of the San Francisco International Airport.

A remarkable film setting the bar as the first feature-length computer-animated film while also getting three Academy Awards nominations and becoming the highest-grossing film of the year. ASIFA member Karl Cohen recently attended The SF Film Society’s Toy Story’s Twentieth Anniversary event at The Castro Theater. Read in our December newsletter how he got to hear panel discussions, see film clips and still images as to the making of Toy Story.

 

http://www.flysfo.com/museum/exhibitions/toy-story-twenty

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