Upcoming Animation Events

Event Event Date Event Time

Tuesday French Movie Night: Louise en hiver

 May 14, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Alliance Française de San Francisco
1345 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Tuesday Movie Night !!!

Every Tuesday a Francophone movie with English subtitles is showing.

Louise en hiver by Jean-François Laguionie (2016)

With: Dominique Frot, Diane Dassigny, Antony Hickling
Genre: Animation

Louise, an old lady, finds herself stranded in a seaside resort after the last train of the holiday season has left the station. But far from panicking, the fearless Louise decides to stay, no matter what awaits her. And the worst does await her: foul weather, heavy rains, high tides. Under such circumstances, will this new Robinson achieve her goal and manage to survive amidst the raging elements?


FR Louise, une vieille dame, se retrouve isolée dans une station balnéaire après que le dernier train de la saison soit parti. Au lieu de paniquer, Louise décide de rester et d’affronter les éléments et sa solitude. Parviendra-t-elle à surmonter ce challenge?

The theater doors open 25 minutes before the movie starts. You are welcome to wait in the library if you arrive before then.

The movie is free but we appreciate a donation of $5 for which we will thank you with a glass of French wine before the movie starts.

See you there!


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Weird Film Festival

 May 20, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Venue: PianoFight
Main Stage
144 Taylor St
San Francisco, CA 94102

TWO nights of horror, fantasy, sci-fi & otherwise weird films from around the world - zombie soldiers, vampire skateboarders, killer houses, competitive assassins, and strange animation. Different program each night.


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Teen Animation Festival International 2019

 June 2, 2019 
Venue: The Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery Street in the Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129

The Walt Disney Family Museum’s Teen Animation Festival International (TAFI) celebrates animation created by artists ages 13 through 19. TAFI invites entries from around the world and offers both educational and collaborative opportunities as well as a chance to win great prizes. Previous awards have included family memberships to The Walt Disney Family Museum, portfolio reviews with industry professionals, and Bay Area professional animation studio tours.

2019 marks the Walt Disney Family Museum’s sixth year as host to an animation festival specifically designed for teens. Beginning in 2014 with nine high schools, participation continues to increase year-to-year. The 2018 festival included screenings of Official Festival Selections, portfolio reviews, a panel discussion with animators from the gaming industry, a lecture by the 2017 Festival Winner, and a keynote address from animator Mark Walsh. Honors were presented for outstanding achievement, based on judging from a panel of industry professionals. Awards were presented to the Festival Grand Prize Winner, Festival Runner-Up Winner, Category First and Second Place Winners, and Special Award Winners.

In 2019, TAFI will highlight excellence in high school animation programs as well as outstanding achievement by individual students. The five submission categories (School Show Reel, Individual Reel, 2D Short Film, 3D Short Film, and Stop-motion or Experimental Short Film), reflect the breadth and creative variety of student productions.

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Barb Tetenbaum, Animation + Letterpress

 June 10, 2019
through June 14, 2019
 This event repeats daily for 5 times
Venue: Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, California 94613

In this letterpress-focused workshop participants will create short animations (5 seconds to 2 minutes in length) using a variety of traditional and experimental techniques: printing from metal type, wood type and ornaments, creating tonal images using pressure printing and creating quick line images from bendable wire. Participants will learn the principles of animation as they begin testing each of these techniques. The resulting prints can be used to create paper ‘toys’ such as flip books and thaumotropes or, using a smart phone or tablet, create animated GIFs that can be uploaded to a website or posted on social media. By the end of the week, participants will have a special viewing of the objects and films created.

Barb Tetenbaum has been experimenting with artistic applications of letterpress printing since 1979. The work she has created through Triangular Press is evidence of this continued investigation. Together with Marilyn Zornado, she created two letterpress-printed animations—Old-Time Film and French Film— and organized four international showcases of handprinted animations. Barb is Dept. Head of Book + Print at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon. www.slowread.org

Questions about the Mills College Summer Institute for Book and Print Technologies or the application process, can be directed to BookArtSummer@mills.edu

Cost: Payment required


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