Savannah International Animation Festival 2011

SIAF 2011 Poster

My friend and colleague Hal Miles and wife Nancy, through Hal Miles Imagimation Studios, are once again putting on the Savannah International Animation Festival, to be held February 4-5, 2011 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah, GA  31401.  The festival is accepting entries until December 1st. The submission categories are: Stop Motion Animation, Computer Animation, Traditional Animation, Experimental Animation, Anime, Television Series Animation, Television Commercials Animation, Web Animation, Gaming Animation, and Student Film.

The Festival itself, in addition to screening films in competition, will also be putting on seven workshops and panel discussions featuring  professionals and historians from animation, visual effects and gaming. Films which win the jury and audience awards will be presented with the Reynaud trophy, named in honor of Charles-Émile Reynaud, creator of the Théâtre Optique and inventor of the Praxinoscope.

Savannah International Animation Festival

Joan Gratz's Puffer Gir

The Savannah International Animation Festival (SIAF) is making its debut February 5-6, 2010 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah GA 31401. The event will consist of “7 blocks of animation shorts, consisting of over 60 juried films from 15 different countries [including Joan Gratz’s latest excursion into clay painting, Puffer Gir (see above), as well as] 8 workshops and panels.” The workshops and panels include “Collecting the History of Animation and Film Piece by Piece,” “Reconciling Motion Capture & Animation” and “Getting My Work Out There/Working in the Business.”

The event is the brainchild of my SCAD colleague Hal Miles and is being put on by his Hal Miles Imagimation Studios and is certainly worth a visit. For more details, check out the festival’s website here.

SCAD Stop-Mo Films at Center for Puppetry Arts

stop motion films at puppetry arts center

Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts is presenting a program of “Stop Motion Films from the Savannah College of Art and Design” tomorrow, Saturday, October 3rd, at 8:00 pm. According to the Center, the program, curated by SCAD Professor Hal Miles features

… a collection of award-winning stop motion animated short films created by students and faculty of the Savannah College of Art and Design. The showcase includes Seed by Bennett Cain, No Him, No Me by Eric Urban, Forever I Love You by Selene Mendez Hunnicutt, The Chained Elephant by Lorena Rother, The Madness of Being by animation professor, Hal Miles, and much more.