Canada’s National Film Board Gets Animated

30.09.09
Daniel Janke's How People Got Fire In celebration of International Animation Day and the National Film Board of Canada’s 70th anniversary, the NFB is launching Get Animated! – a series of free public screenings running from October 23–31, 2009 in 13 communities across Canada. The NFB’s Get Animated! website will also offer exclusive animation programming from October 8, 2009. The NFB’s third edition of Get Animated! will ...
Artists’ Film and Video at the London Film Festival 2009

29.09.09
FILM IST. a girl & a gun, Gustav Deutsch Dates: 24-25 October 2009 | Location: BFI Southbank, London At this year’s London Film Festival, Mark Webber presents a varied selection of international artists’ film and video works ranging from the contemporary ethnography of Mirza/Butler to Jim Trainor’s witty, naïve animation of ancient civilisations. Gustav Deutsch introduces FILM IST. a girl & a gun, a battle of ...
London Short Film Festival: submissions now open

29.09.09
London Short Film Festival 2009 The projector with teeth returns… Submissions are now open for the 7th London Short Film Festival, which runs from 8-17 January 2010. The festival is focusing on presenting the best of UK short film talent, in an energetic survey of what’s happening now.  They’re seeking submissions of any budget and genre, and are looking forward to seeing what you’ve got. (Please note: ...
Directors Notes

28.09.09
directorsnotes.com Directors Notes is a site dedicated to independent filmmaking, featuring audio interviews, film clips and a blog. The podcasts feature in-depth interviews with a broad range of filmmakers from animators, documentary filmmakers, music video directors to experimental mixed-media artists, helping to demystify the production process. Recently they’ve quizzed the likes of animator David Wilson on his superb video for Moray McLaren and American filmmaker Stewart ...
Artists working in Scotland: new opportunity

28.09.09
The Harrachov Exchange, Matt Hulse, image by Al Crow The Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen present a major new opportunity for Scotland’s artists working with the moving image. Two awards of £20,000 each will be made to artists proposing major new pieces of moving image work that are ambitious, fresh and experimental. Representing a significant step in their careers, there will be an emphasis on artists’ ...
The Dead Weather: Treat Me Like Your Mother by Jonathan Glazer

28.09.09
Still from Treat Me Like Your Mother by The Dead Weather This graphic new video from Jonathan Glazer sees The Dead Weather duo, Jack White and Alison Mosshart, in a contemporary Western style shootout. It’s a moody, violent portrayal of a relationship gone sour, where the couple armed with machine guns and rapid fire lyrics, try to gun each other down. There’s some nice behind the scenes ...
Holland Animation Film Festival 2009: Official selection

27.09.09
The Black Dog's Progress, Stephen Irwin The official selection of the competitions of the Holland Animation Film Festival 2009, which runs from 4-8 November, is now online. Gerben Schermer and Erik van Drunen selected the films for the competition shorts, the competition commissioned films and the competition student films from the Netherlands and Belgium. The competition commissioned films include Aannaatt by Max Hattler, Gaëlle Denis and SSSR’s ...