AEAF Animation Effects Awards Festival is an international competition and screening and speaker program, now in its 20th year with entries from around the world. The awards are given for creative and technical excellence in the use of visual effects and animation in the creation of screened work. The judging criteria include the technical skill, artistry and quality of the visual effects and animation, their appropriateness within the project as a whole, and their contribution to storytelling.
AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTION DESIGN GUILD AWARDS The APDG Awards is an annual event for professionals from the Australian film, television, stage and interactive multimedia industries, to celebrate the art of visually captivating audiences the world over.
CGSociety and CG Forum CGSociety would like to congratulate all of the artists that participated in the AMD Challenge.Wacom and CGSociety would like to congratulate all of the artists that participated in the Wacom Challenge.
2017 Entries are now closed. Voting is open until November 10th. Hot on the heels of its success in 2016, motion graphics and animation festival Node has sold out in the first week
Unleash your creativity and join our 3D Artist of the Month Contest! Each month we are looking for your best 3D image or video! If you want to be our next 3D Artist of the Month, just send us one of your self-made 3D images/videos. The winner will receive great prizes including 250 RenderPoints worth AUD 393.38 and promotion during the whole month.
THE ROOKIES – sponsored by Autodesk – is an annual awards and mentor platform open to young creatives in film, animation, games, VR, motion graphics and architecture visualisation.
The Rookies Excellence Awards – Each week the Editors selects the most interesting projects submitted by people. Make sure to check these out as they are well worth the time.
THE 21 FILM PROJECT It is with great gratitude that we thank our filmmakers, viewers, fans, staff and volunteers for all their time and efforts during the last nine years of the 21 Film Project. While each year became better than the last, and while we were able to witness firsthand the talents of thousands of creative individuals, we have decided to not continue with the 21 Film Project festival for 2017 and beyond. Filmmakers, please continue to express your creativity and keep making those remarkable videos. We wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavors. Again, thank you for making our festival successful since 2007. – 21 Film Project staff
VES STUDENT AWARDS Every year, the Visual Effects Society acknowledges the outstanding work of students worldwide and Autodesk is a proud sponsor of this Award. The 2018 Student Winning Project, Hybrids is particularly impressive.
Kino Sydney hosts their monthly short film screenings at SUNSTUDIOS, Alexandria.
This is your opportunity to be inspired my the local short filmmaking community, screen your short film and network over some drinks and snacks.
Kino #127 will include Industry Speakers, Q&As, Snacks, Networking and Trivia.
You are welcome If your not involved in making films and want to support some local film talent, try your hand at film trivia and meet loads of like minded creatives.
We encourage filmmakers to start with what they’ve got and give it a go!
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In the face of the COVID19 health crisis, the major international audiovisual markets are canceled, change their calendar or become virtual editions. This is the case of the LA Screenings, which is transformed this year into Virtual Screenings , keeping the same scheduled dates: from May 12 to 21.
Virtual Screenings is the result of the agreement between the prestigious publication Prensario , NATPE and Events TM , it will allow viewing 250 hours of exclusive content from various providers in the USA (from the best in Hollywood to independent producers), Europe, Latin America, Asia and Turkey. The 50 already registered production companies will offer their titles to international buyers, including free-to-air channels, pay TV, OTTs, mobile phone and Internet service providers (IPTV), as well as international distributors.
The contents to be marketed include very diverse typologies: series, miniseries, films, documentaries; as well as formats and programs of dramatic genre, comedy, thriller, action / suspense, children and youth, factual, family, sports, etc.
Antenna, Australia’s Documentary Film Festival, takes place every October in Sydney, screening the very best in non-fiction films from Australia and around the world. The festival also includes Antenna DocTalk – our one-day industry seminar series, retrospective programs, international guests and gala events.
This is the 7th Antenna festival. You’ve built a reputation for screening challenging films that don’t shy away from controversial topics. With that in mind how do you go about putting together the program?
AUSTRALIAN VIRTUAL REALITY FILM FESTIVAL (AVRFF) is the first event of its kind in Australia, dedicated to emerging virtual reality technology. Having partnered with Screen Queensland and Brisbane Powerhouse, the inaugural event will showcase the best of Virtual Reality film. A selection of short films, music videos and documentaries that integrate the use of virtual reality technology have been chosen by an curatorial panel to showcase the work of the next generation of filmmakers. AVRFF is a platform for innovative filmmakers to present their art form in a space that promotes creative development and industry discussion.
AUSTRALIAN FILM FESTIVAL is a collaborative, not-for-profit initiative, representing over 50 specialist film festivals based in Sydney and supported by the City Of Sydney. The project aims to build audiences for niche and specialist film festivals, and provide support to film festival organisers. Our activities include building cross-promotional alliances between like-minded festivals, a website portal and festival calendar, umbrella marketing to new and existing audiences, workshops, networking and guidance on social media strategies, resource-sharing and development for film festival organisers.
BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is one of the world’s leading film festivals, being held every February. There are several sections during the days of this festival including Competition, Panorama, and Forum. In Competition section, around twenty films compete for the awards called the Golden Bear and Silver Bear.
BLUE MOUNTAINS FILM FESTIVAL The annual Blue Mountains Film Festival showcases the best short films from the around the world – set against the dramatic landscape of the Blue Mountains. Scenic World have seen the potential of this event for the Blue Mountains from the outset.
BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE BFI FILM FESTIVAL held in the United Kingdom, running in the second half of October with cooperation from the British Film Institute. It screens more than 300 films, documentaries and shorts from approximately 50 countries.
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL was stared in 1946 with the special purpose placing emphasis on artistic value, which is inherent characteristic of films. That is, this festival generally forster the notion that Europiean cinema is “art” cinema. The main event of this festival is the official selection. In competition, the twenty films compete each other for the Palme d’ Or, which is a kind of grand prize. In addition, there is Parallel Selection in this festival. In this section, there is Tous les Cinémas du Monde.
COLONY SHROT FILM FESTIVAL is a showcase for independent films from all over the United States and across the globe, with a focus on featuring local and regional talent from the Ohio Valley. The Colony Short Film Festival features selections from emerging and established short filmmakers that have ranged from innovative to off-the-wall and quirky to provocative.
DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (DIFF), founded in 2004 and held in December, is the leading film festival in the region. Since its inception in 2004, the festival has served as an influential platform for Arab filmmakers and talent at an international level, by spearheading the cinema movement in the region. The DIFF is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. It is a not-for-profit cultural event, presented and organised by Dubai Entertainment & Media Organization.
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is an annual fortnight of cinema screenings and related events taking place each June. Established in 1947, it is the world’s oldest continually running film festival.
GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL, Queensland, Australia. Our location is one with a heritage of filmmaking, with international filmmaking introduced on the Gold Coast in the late 1980’s. Fast-forward to 2017 and major international films Unbroken, Pirates of the Caribbean, Thor: Rangarok and Aquaman have chosen the Gold Coast’s incredible locations and highly competent crew to shoot their multi-million dollar films.
HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL founded in 1976, is Asia’s oldest international film festival and a pioneer in introducing Hong Kong, Chinese language and Asian cinema and filmmakers to the world. Screening over 250 titles from more than 55 countries in over 11 major cultural venues across the territory, the Festival is Hong Kong’s largest cultural event. Taking place in March/April
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is an annual film festival held over three weeks in July, in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1952 and is one of the oldest film festivals in the world. MIFF is one of Melbourne’s four major film festivals, in addition to the Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF), Melbourne Queer Film Festival(MQFF) and Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF). Melbourne is a significant city in the history of film: The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906), the world’s first full-length feature film, was filmed in the city.
RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL is an independent film festival and film school that operates throughout major cities including: London, Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Budapest, Berlin and Brussels. The festival itself was established in 1992 by Elliot Grove to be the voice of British filmmaking. Takes place in September/October.
REAL FILM FESTIVAL An initiative of Screen Hunter, The Real Film Festival (RFF) was first held in Newcastle in 2012, to foster and develop the art of telling true stories through film. As the festival enters its sixth year, join us from 27 – 29 October 2017 for our most jam-packed program yet, featuring film screenings, short film competitions, open air cinema, development workshops and networking events.
Watch – Be among the first to view a variety of independent Australian feature and short films and documentaries, as they are premiered during the 2017 Real Film Festival. We encourage filmmakers across all ages and skill levels to submit their films for their chance to tell their story and be a part of this year’s program.
Learn – The program includes an impressive line-up of industry development workshops. Run by key industry figures, this year’s workshops cover topics like ‘Comedy Writing’, ‘Special FX Makeup’, ‘10 advances in iPhones that will change filmmaking’, Filming from a Drone’, ‘Attracting distributors and audiences to your films’ and ‘Storytelling Science’. These workshops will provide participants with the tools and knowledge to help them create their next film project and stay on top of current trends.
Create – Our short film competitions provides a launch pad for filmmakers of all ages and experience levels to tell their ‘real’ stories and showcase their talents. The competitions are divided into three categories: Primary School (5 to 12yrs), High School (13 to 18yrs) and an Open category (19yrs+).
Connect – The festival provides attendees with a unique opportunity to meet and connect with like-minded film lovers in a friendly and social environment. Share experiences and meet fellow filmmakers from all walks of life at our official social events, including the opening-night screening and gala.
REFUGEE FILM FESTIVAL the festival involved several activities including film screenings in Melbourne at Cinema Nova, Carlton and film Screenings in Sydney at the State Library of NSW. The festival was a great success, with a turnout of over 1000 people across Melbourne and Sydney. In addition, the many independent screenings across Australia raised money, awareness and discussion of the themes and content of the films.
SCREEN WAVE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Coffs Coast, NSW, Australia. Starting with our love of film, and its ability to connect us as a community, we curate a program of new films and events that challenge us and provoke discussion. We endeavour to create something beautiful that inspires the community to support its growth into the future as a major festival for the Coffs Coast region. Films have the power to bring together communities when viewed in a cinema, as they were meant to be screened. We believe that a cinema doesn’t necessarily need to have four walls. Screenwave Pop-up Cinema provides indoor and outdoor pop-up cinema services, working with Councils, business leaders, and the community to provide interesting cinema experiences all over the NSW North Coast.
SUNDERANCE FILM FESTIVAL an American film festival that takes place annually in Utah. With 46,732 attendees in 2012, it is the largest independent film festival in the United States.
SXSW FILM FESTIVAL for nine days in Austin, Texas in March, creatives of all stripes gather for the acclaimed SXSW Film Program to celebrate raw innovation and emerging talent both behind and in front of the camera.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL the world’s best new films come to Sydney every June for 12 days and nights of inspiring and entertaining premieres, talks and parties. Sydney Film Festival takes place at our flagship venue the State Theatre, as well as cinemas in the CBD, Newtown, Cremorne, Western Sydney and more, screening more than 200 films you won’t usually find in the multiplex. Twelve films are selected for the Official Competition, which celebrates “courageous, audacious and cutting-edge” cinema with a $60,000 cash prize. Sydney Film Festival also presents seven other cash awards over the course of the festival – you can read about them all here. We also run the Travelling Film Festival year-round, taking the best of international and Australian cinema to 17 regional centres around the country, as well as the Travelling Film Festival at Sea.
TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL is a film festival in Telluride, Colorado, U.S., over Labor Day Weekend in September of each year. It was started in 1974 by Bill and Stella Pence, Tom Luddy, and James Card and the Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities. Founded in 1974 and takes place in September.
The Topaz Film Festival is an extension of the Women in Film Dallas Scholastic Grant Fund, a 501c3 that provides financial support through grants and scholarships to women in the pursuit of media arts degrees and those in the productions of film, television and screen-based media. Proceeds from the festival will serve to fund the scholastic grant.
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world, attracting over 480,000 people annually. Over the last 40 years, TIFF has grown to become a year-round destination for film culture operating out of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, a dynamic centre for film culture that offers film lovers a world-class cinema experience including new releases, live one-of-a-kind film events and an interactive gallery.
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff, reportedly in response to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the Tribeca neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, although there are reports that its founding was underway prior to the events of 9/11. The mission of the festival is “to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience.” The Tribeca Film Festival was founded to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan.
UNIVERSE MULTICULTURAL FILM FESTIVAL The film has the power to bring history to life, open windows into other cultures and engage in a way that no other medium can duplicate. Universe multicultural film festival provides an equal stage for every culture to show and shine.
For film lovers, it is a place for unique movies that can open their minds and fresh their eyes. For filmmakers, it is a fantastic place to meet with the others to create cross-cultural film projects; For distributers, it is a market that has the most diversify films to choose from; For locals, it is a wonderful festival that full of fun and cultural education.
VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL was started in 1932, has the longest history among the top 3 film festivals and is held late August. It was stared as part of the 18th Venice Biennale and has grown since 1950s by introducing many unknown but remarkable Japanese films such as Rashomon directed by Kurosawa Akira. Nowadays, it consists of main competition for world premiere, upstream that is competition for alternative filmmaking with innovation and creativity, new territories for films using new technology, and International Critics’ Week. The principal awards in this film festival are the Leone d’Oro (Golden Lion), which is for the best film screened in main competition, the Leone d’Argento (Silver Lion) for the Best Director, the Jury Grand Prix, which is as renowned as Silver Lion, and the Coppa Volpi (Volpi Cup), which is awarded to the best actor and actress.
WINDA FILM FESTIVAL Winda now in it’s second year in 2017, the inaugural Festival last year, curated works by Australian and international Indigenous filmmakers focusing on the theme ‘From the Four Directions’. This year’s Festival will be ‘Celebrating Indigenous Films Under the Milkyway’. The Wurhu Darhuy Foundation, meaning Our Voices in Yaegl, is a collective of Indigenous filmmakers who strive to create, foster and support opportunities for Indigenous voices to empower, unify, inspire and entertain, through social, economic, innovation and self-sufficiency programs for the advancement of Aborigional cultures, and stories in digital landscapes.
WINTER FILM AWARDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Winter Film Awards 9th annual International Film Festival has a jam-packed schedule of 79 films of All Genres — FREE Discussion Panels/Workshops — $10 Matinees — Daily Screenings of fantastic films and lots of Free Parties. Come see a diverse mixture of 11 Animated films, 6 Documentaries, 10 Feature narratives, 11 Horror films, 11 Music Videos, 22 Narrative shorts and 7 Web series! Filmmakers come from 27 countries; 45% of the films were created by women, 53% were created by or about people of color.
ACM SIGGRAPH is a nonprofit international membership organization made up of thousands of people who share a passion for computer graphics and interactive techniques. Members are involved in a wide variety of fields, including computer graphics research, software development, digital art, scientific visualization, interactive technology, game design, visual effects, computer science, education, engineering, graphic design, film and television production, scientific research and more.
AEAF: is an international competition and screening, now in its 18th year with entries from around the world. The awards are given for creative a technical excellence in the use of visual effects and animation in the creation of screened work.
AR Experiments is a site that features work by coders who are experimenting with augmented reality in exciting ways. These experiments use various tools like ARCore, an SDK that lets Android developers create awesome AR experiences. We’re featuring some of our favorite projects here to help inspire more coders to imagine what could be made with AR.
The primary role is to recognise, encourage, promote and celebrate film and television excellence in Australia through the nation’s highest screen accolades, the AACTA Awards – the Australian equivalent of the Oscars® and the BAFTAs. Launched by AFI in 2011 following an extensive review and consultation, AACTA is Australia’s peak screen body and continues to reflect a standard of film and television excellence that mirrors that of AMPAS and BAFTA, whilst maintaining a unique Australian perspective. Australia has produced some of the best screen performers, practitioners and productions in the world, and AFI | AACTA remains committed to promoting, within Australia and internationally, Australia’s best and brightest screen professionals and the great Australian stories which they tell on the big and small screens.
AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARY FORUM OzDox – The Australian Documentary Forum is a joint initiative from documentary filmmakers, academics and industry bodies to discuss and foster documentary culture and community through monthly forums and events. We stream and podcast many of our events, which are available on the YouTube Ozdox Forum and on this site under ‘Videos’.
AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS’ GUILD (ADG) is a registered industry association representing the interests of film, television and digital media directors, documentary makers and animators throughout Australia.
Australians in Film: The Industry Association for Australian Filmmakers and Performers in the U.S.
Is your idea, invention or brand available? Before applying for your intellectual property right, you should do a comprehensive search to make sure that it isn’t already registered.
AUSTRALIAN CINEMA PIONEERS, The Society of Australian Cinema Pioneers The Society provides members with a means to stay in touch with industry colleagues, and connected via newsletters and social gatherings. It also entitles members (and a guest) to complimentary cinema admissions* at selected cinemas throughout Australia.
Australian Production Design Guild established in 2009 as a non profit organisation committed to:
- raising the profile of stage and screen design.
- highlighting the creative contribution made by the mise en scène.
- drawing attention to professional standards.
- encouraging young designers and associated professionals in the industry.
- recognising excellence and outstanding achievements through annual awards.
- granting APDG accreditation to outstanding Australian designers.
AUSTRALIAN SCREEN EDITORS (ASE) is a cultural, professional and educational organisation, dedicated to the pursuit and recognition of excellence in the arts, sciences and technology of motion picture film and televisual post production.
CARTOON is an international non-profit association based in Brussels. CARTOON’s remit is to support the animation industry by organising several types of events through the year dedicated to animation professionals.
We spark investment in the arts by fostering giving and partnerships between the cultural sector, supporters and investors; and by equipping artists and arts organisations with the fundraising and development skills to succeed.
DAME CHANGER is an Australian screen professional women’s collective for mid-career women that provides opportunities for networking, training and personal development for women in the screen industry.
Digital Labourers Federation is a non-profit social group which acts as a contact point for people in the digital arts industry. Most members work in the television or film industries. However anyone involved in the creation of digital media is welcome.
EUROPEAN FILM AGENCIES DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION EFAD (European Film Agency Directors association) is the voice of national European Film Agencies, bringing together the Directors of national film funds from European countries. EFAD membership covers the European Union countries as well as Iceland, Norway, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
EUROPEAN PRODUCERS CLUB EPC is an association of 130 influential independent film and TV drama producers from all over Europe.
INTERNATIONAL CONFEDERATION of SOCIETIES of AUTHORS and COMPOSERS CISAC works to protect the rights and promote the interests of creators across all regions of the world and artistic fields; music, audiovisual, drama, literature and visual arts. We aim to secure fair remuneration for creators for the use of theirs works anywhere in the world.
INTERNATIONAL UNION of CINEMAS UNIC We are an international trade association representing cinema operators and their national associations across 38 European territories.
MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT & ARTS ALLIANCE (MEAA) was formed in 1992 as the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance from the merger of three organisations: the Australian Journalists Association, Actors Equity of Australia, and the Australian Theatrical & Amusement Employees Association. Our members include people working in TV, radio, theatre & film, entertainment venues, recreation grounds, journalists, actors, dancers, sportspeople, cartoonists, photographers, orchestral and opera performers as well as people working in public relations, advertising, book publishing and website production… in fact everyone who works in the industries that inform or entertain.
METRO SCREEN 1981 – 1015
METRO Media NSW On December 23, when Metro Screen closes, their mailing list will become permanently inaccessible, and their Facebook group will shut down. For privacy reasons, Metro Screen can’t give these contacts to anyone else, but they support our creating a new list in order to maintain, involve, and inform the Metro community. The email list you can join here will be used exclusively for that purpose – it will never be sold or distributed. Metro Screen brought together a strong, diverse, and vibrant group of artists; if we lose the ability to stay in contact with each other, any conversations about where to go from here will be much more difficult. So please sign up the list, join our Facebook group (METRO Media NSW), and invite your friends to do the same!
The MPDAA is a non-profit organisation which undertakes the collection of film exhibition information relating to box-office, admissions and admission prices, theatres, release details, censorship classifications, and so forth, in order to provide meaningful statistics on the film industry in Australia to the Members and associated persons, the media and trade publications.
NATIONAL FILM and SOUND ARCHIVEThe National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is the nation’s living archive – collecting, preserving and sharing our rich audiovisual heritage.
THE PRODUCTION BOOK on film, on tv, on set, on location, online
SCREEN AUSTRALIA is the Federal Government’s primary agency for supporting Australian screen production. In partnership with filmmakers, Screen Australia aims to create an Australian industry that is innovative, culturally important and commercially sustainabl
SCREEN PRODUCERS AUSTRALIA we strengthen partnerships that create and take great Australian stories to the world. We unite screen businesses to campaign for a healthy commercial environment, supported by a representative council and a full-time secretariat.
SYNDEY ANIMATION PRODUCTION GROUP Most animators have, in some part, a dream of creating their own production. Sitting down with a bunch of like minded creatives and coming up with an idea for an animated series or feature. The cherry on top would be that it can generate enough income to allow the production of more. Maybe you’re inspired by children’s TV like Pepper Pig or Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom? Or potentially you’d like to create something more along the lines of Rick and Morty, Bojack Horseman or South Park? Or, are animated feature films your thing?
VFX Forum Everyone that works in the UK VFX industry is welcome to join us, regardless of company, or job, or nationality. Whether you’re a runner, an artist, a producer or a TD, we’d love to have you with us! If you want to see positive change in how the VFX industry treats its people, then that’s all that matters.
WOMEN in FILM and TELEVISION Australia is committed to improving the status of women, both on and off the screen, by supporting and advancing women working in the film, television and related screen industries. We are a membership based non-profit organisation.
WRITERS GUILD of AMERICA WEST A writer’s position in the entertainment industry is determined largely by his or her credits. Their professional status depends on the quality and number of screenplays, teleplays, or stories which bear their names. The administration of an accurate and equitable system of determining credits is, therefore, one of the most important services the Guild performs for writers.
GRINDWORKS Broadcast Media, a global independent digital television network based in the U.S., has a PPV/VOD & live streaming model that offers you an option to sell both single Videos (E.g. Movies) or a set of multiple part video (e.g. TV Shows, Seasons and it’s Episodes) to your audience.
Marketing/Distribution With No Upfront Costs For Films, Shows and Documentaries If You Share Your Links. Thousands of great independent films are made each year and never find an audience. They play at film festivals all over the world and are never discovered. Film Markets like Sundance and Cannes are too costly and complex for most independent filmmakers to attend. At GrindWorks Broadcast Media we believe the need for a new type of digital distribution for truly independent films & tv shows is evident.
Look into submitting to GrindWorks Broadcast Media & joining the GrindWorks Film Community. If you would be interested in your project being mentioned, marketed and MONETIZED GLOBALLY throughout our network and on our website. You can visit www.grindworksbroadcasting.com/submissions and submit there or simply add your files or (YouTube or Vimeo) links to a Dropbox, Google Drive or cloud service and send the links via email at Submissions@GrindWorksBroadcasting.com with the name of the film or series as well as the producers/directors name in the subject line. It’s nothing binding or no obligation to the network. We just like what you have so far and want some people to see it