2016: Canterbury Anifest

Canterbury Anifest is an award-winning animation festival and the largest annual event of this kind in the South East. It’s a great community event that invites people of all ages to come and experience the magic of animation; allowing them to get involved with something out of the ordinary. With its range of workshops, masterclasses, talks and films, it has something for everyone. Anifest also caters for specialists and those in the industry, featuring national and international awards, and guest speakers from some of the biggest names in animation. The festival is from September 30 to October 2, 2016 in Canterbury, Kent.(United Kingdom)
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Founded in 2007 by Canterbury City Council, the festival has been programmed and delivered by a number of different teams over the years. Since the humble beginnings of that first festival, Anifest has grown dramatically, welcoming the likes of Aardman, Double Negative, DreamWorks, LAIKA, Pixar, and The Ray Harryhausen Foundation. We’ve also been fortunate to welcome individuals who have played leading roles in the production of films such as Avatar, Ghost in the Shell, and X-Men, to name but a few. In 2016, Canterbury Christ Church University took over ownership of the festival and handed the responsibility of delivering the next Anifest to a small team of media lecturers – who also happen to be huge animation enthusiasts.

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2016: International Digital Film Festival Kinofest

We are heading for the 10th edition of the festival, which will take place on 30 September – 2 October 2016, in Bucharest

Kinofest is the first and most important digital film festival in Romania, since 2007, and one of the most significant in Central-East Europe. Kinofest is an independent project, that has the explicit goal of promoting young film-makers, artists and their work – film, music and visual art; and also, to cultivate the interest in and promote the arts and media culture among the general public throught independent film, video and new media making. We manage to bring every year a premium short film selection that is the best in Romania.

The festival includes various events and projects: the film competitions, an Off-competition section, presentations and screenings of invited artists/films/festivals, music concerts, live performances, a virtual art gallery where we present interesting “non-moving” digital art: graphic-design, photography, illustration. We would like to offer larger perspectives to our public, to gather all digital trends and new techiniques, to have films and music, graphic and video art.

2016: Marbella Film Festival

The Marbella Film Festival is the flagship project of New World Trust, an organisation created to provide support for talented artists across the globe. The festival is from September 28 to October 2, 2016. Located in Estepona ( MALAGA), Spain.

Van Gogh cut off his ear. Artists are known for displaying their tempestuous passion for their craft. Oddly enough, despite this passion and often remarkable talent, artists find it difficult to emerge into the commercial world. This is because most artists are left unequipped with the means and often the knowledge to have their talent appreciated, thus rendering success as an artist exceedingly difficult. Remember, in his life Van Gogh only sold ONE painting. This festival and it’s workshops are here to improve an artists knowledge and information.

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2016: 2ANNAS / Riga International Film Festival

Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS is an independent film and audiovisual arts festival, which searches for and introduces the innovative visual communication across the globe.The festival aims to promote the European and world cinema Latvian, as well as see the Baltic film art development and trends in the global context. The festival is from September 27 to October 2, 2016. 
The festival consists of several contest and thematic programs:
International Competition for viewers to sample the high-quality short films that have already gained recognition in the world or will be hitting the road to the zenith of fame.Competition program are accepted for all types of genres of short films (fiction, animation, documentary, experimental, music videos, etc.). Every year 2ANNAS program can be viewed at the Cannes Film Festival, Berlianāles and even the US Academy Awards “Oscar” winners of the short film category.

 

2016: Ars Independent Festival

Ars Independent Festival 2016 is the sixth edition of the film, animation, video games and music videos festival. This year, it takes place between September 27 and October 2 in Katowice.
ARSIn previous years, they invited authors from all over the world to Katowice, including Béla Tarr, Nina Menkes, Phil Mulloy, Laila Pakalnina, Bruce LaBruce, Jakub Dvorsky, Mariola Brillowska, Piotr Dumał, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Bodo Kox, Łukasz Barczyk, Sos Sosowski and Andrzej Pitrus.

The festival is organized by the institution Katowice City of Gardens and City of Katowice.Its statute responsibilities among others involve cultural, publishing and educational activity as well as organising artistic events. The latter includes international festivals such as Katowice JazzArt Festival, Gardens of Sounds, Katowice Street Art Festival and Ars Independent Festival.

Animations :
The Gentle Giant
“The Gentle Giant” is another animated document by Marcin Podolec, whose characteristic drawings turn the protagonist’s logorrhea into a series of expressive, black-and-white images. This time, the narrator is a poet – a verse-battler and veteran of poetry slams. The artist’s introspective story describes the tough beginnings, family relations and his struggle against one’s limits in both life and art. The director’s visual style perfectly blends with the protagonist’s words and complements them, giving an original form to his thoughts, feelings and memories, at the same time referencing to comic strip classics such as ”Peanuts” by Charles Schultz. Piotr Markowicz and Rafał Samborski – the men behind the soundtrack – made sure that the story flows with an appropriate rhythm.Olbrzym-1

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2016: Viborg Animation Festival

Viborg Animation Festival – lovingly known as VAF – is Denmark’s largest animation festival and a celebration of the possibilities of animation. This year, the 9th edition of the festival will take place from the 26th of September to the 2nd of October in Viborg, Denmark  and surrounding areas.

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Staying true to tradition, you will be able to see a broad selection of films for free in cinemas in Viborg, Bjerringbro and Karup during the festival. Bring your family to see “The Peanuts Movie” and “The Little Prince” or explore narrower films for youth and adults; like acclaimed film “Anomalisa” and “Nuts”. The full program will be announced in August.

Game enthusiasts will have their curiosity sated at our Game Expo where we will exhibit over 20 new games along with the newest technology in Virtual Reality.

In Viborg Kunsthal, art and animation will melt together in a challenging way while Viborg Museum will exhibit art from the locally produced, Oscar-nominated film “Song of the Sea”.

 

2016: Tulsa International Animation Festival

Living Arts was organized in 1969 for the development and presentation of contemporary art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We are interested in newly evolving ideas, in the creation of art forms, in exploring the relationship of art to other disciplines and fields of knowledge and in sharing its interests with the community by encouraging the public to attend and participate in creative workshops, performances, exhibitions, films, demonstrations of current art, lectures, related educational activities and research.  The Tulsa International Animation Festival features short film animations submitted locally and from around the world. Animations may be stop-motion, Claymation, 2-D animation, 3-D animation or cut-outs, to name a few. Videos MUST be 5:00 minutes or less.The festival is September 23, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.