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ASIFA-Atlanta International Animation Day 2013 Screening: Best Shorts of 2013

December 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Screenings, Short films

ASIFA-Atlanta is celebrating International Animation Day tomorrow at the High Museum of Art, which is a bit late (it usually takes place on or about October 28th, to commemorate the opening of Émile Reynaud’s Théâtre Optique in 1892), but it is nevertheless always welcome. The screenings promise “an inspiring line-up of stop-motion, 3D, mixed-media and […]

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International Animation Day 2012 in Atlanta

October 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Screenings, Short films

This year’s celebration by ASIFA-Atlanta of International Animation Day, held in conjunction with Atlanta Film Festival 365 ,will be held this Sunday at the Plaza Theatre, at 7:30 pm.  As usual, the screening will feature films selected from films shared by other ASIFA chapters around the world. If that’s not enough, ASIFA-Atlanta will also present […]

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An Evening with Joanna Priestley

January 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Filmmakers, Independent animators, Screenings, Short films

For those in the Portland, Oregon area, the Northwest Film Center is hosting “An Evening with Joanna Priestley” on Saturday, January 28th. The event is part of the Center’s Northwest Tracking series celebrating its 40th anniversary.  Priestley is one of my favorite filmmakers who I’ve written about before. (See my article I wrote for Skwigly […]

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ASIFA-Atlanta’s Best Animated Shorts of 2011

November 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Screenings, Short films

For those in the Atlanta area, ASIFA-Atlanta will be hosting two programs of international animated films on Saturday, December 10th, at the High Museum of Art’s Hill Auditorium, 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta. The announcement says to Expect an outlandish assortment of stop-motion, 3D, mixed-media and claymation shorts from Atlanta and beyond. A  Q&A  with  […]

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International Animation Day 2011 in Atlanta

November 4th, 2011 · No Comments · Screenings, Short films

This year’s celebration of International Animation Day by ASIFA-Atlanta is being held this year on November 6th, at the Five Spot, in Atlanta’s Little Five Points Area. As usual, the screening, which is free, will include a selection of films from around the world, including works from Portugal, Australia, Brazil, and Korea. This year’s poster […]

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Richard Williams’ and John Canemaker Pordenone Trailers

October 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Film and Television Festivals, Filmmakers, Short films

(Copyright: Richard Williams) Last year, I blogged about the premiere of Richard Williams’ short film Circus Drawing at the opening night of the Le Giornate del Cinema Muto (The Pordenone Silent Film Festival), in Italy, and his long-standing relationship with the festival. In reading about this year’s Pordenone Silent Film Festival on The Bioscope blog […]

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Music Box with a Secret

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments · Russian cinema, Short films

Valery Ugarov’s Music Box With a Secret (1976) One of the nice things about international/immigrant  students is the films they call to my attention. This was recently the case with Russian émigré  Gabriella DeLamater. After I showed clips from Yellow Submarine, she thought she had seen something like it before and found Valery Ugarov’s Music […]

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Richard Williams’ Circus Drawings’ Silent Premiere

October 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Film and Television Festivals, Filmmakers, Short films

I must admit to being a bit surprised when I discovered that Richard Williams just premiered his long-dormant short, Circus Drawings on the opening night of Le Giornate del Cinema Muto,  XXX ed. (The 30th Pordenone Silent Film Festival) held October 1-8. Pordenone has long ranked as the world’s preeminent silent film event and Williams […]

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Peace on Earth & An Old Box

December 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Politics, Short films

Being that it is Christmas time, I thought I would post Hugh Harman’s Peace on Earth, especially as this is the 70th anniversary of its release (7 December 1939); the film’s pacifist theme resonated with the American public in the wake of the outbreak of the World War II in Europe and Harman said it […]

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Mutt and Jeff: On Strike (1920)

August 6th, 2009 · No Comments · Short films

This rare and delightful Mutt and Jeff cartoon directed by Charley Bowers is one of six American films from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia that were preserved with the aid of the National Film Preservation Foundation, which can be seen online or downloaded as a high quality MPEG file here. (The Museum […]

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Norman McLaren’s Films Added to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register

August 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Awards, Canadian cinema, Documentary films, Film history and criticism, Filmmakers, Short films

As the CBC reports, “The UNESCO Memory of the World Register has selected McLaren’s films to be held in its heritage collection of the most significant world cultural artifacts. “McLaren’s Oscar-winning anti-war film Neighbours is among 82 films and 52 film tests to be preserved.” The Memory of the World program is aimed at the […]

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Fatenah

July 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Documentary films, Politics, Short films

I’m a bit late on this, but I think it important to take note of Fatenah, the new Palestinian animated documentary, which Erika Solomon at Reuters described on July 3rd as: The true story of a young Gazan woman’s futile battle against breast cancer has been commemorated in the first-ever Palestinian animated commercial film. “Fatenah” […]

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New DVDs

July 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Short films

A number of interesting new DVD compilations of short films have recently been announced starting with The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu  from  Kino Video, featuring 13 personal films by the renown “god of manga” and “father of anime” made between 1962 and 1988. (The last, his 1988 animated self-portrait, which is also included, was […]

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Eleven Roses

July 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Canadian cinema, Short films

Canadian filmmaker Pedram Goshtasbpour, for some reason, describes his short film  Eleven Roses (aka E1even Roses) (2008) as a “romantic comedy,” though it is more aptly seen as a 98 lb. weakling tale gone horribly wrong. Pedram, who is someone with whom I’ve had a productive, long-standing correspondence with, shows himself to be a expert […]

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Do You Know This Krazy Kat?

December 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Animation studios, Filmmakers, History and criticism, Short films

The Nitrate Film Interest Group of the Association of Moving Image Archivists‘ has a Flicker site where archivists post frame scans (and clips) of unidentified films. The above "frame scan is from the end of the film when the audience realizes that Krazy has been eating his furniture in his sleep." David Bordwell recently noted […]

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