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Alert the Kiddies! The New York International Children’s Film Festival (Nyicff) is now front and center.

Youngsters and oldsters alike…here is the reel deal: The New York International Children’s Film Festival (Nyicff) will be making its presence known in the upcoming days. On tap for the 18th annual event will be a noted variety of creative animated films and shorts for all ages to enjoy and relish. The New York International Children’s Film Festival promises to serve up an array of animated showcases that boasts all styles and formats that should prove imaginative and appealing to our past and present childhood memories.

Please note that the Nyicff will run its operation from February 27, 2015 to March 22, 2015. Additionally, the majority of these impressive feature-length and short films have experienced critical acclaim overseas. Therefore, the impact of the Nyicff’s cinematic selections should be rewarding for ardent fans of animated film fodder designed to capture the spirit of its enthusiastic viewers.

Among the films being displayed
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Three-Time Oscar-Winning Animator John Hubley Academy Celebration

Carl Reiner, John Hubley, Hope Lange, Oscar 1959 John Hubley, considered one of animation’s most innovative and influential designer-directors, will have his life and art celebrated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Monday Nights with Oscar screening series. A special evening featuring rarely seen John Hubley movies will be held on Monday, October 10, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City. The event will be hosted by Academy Award-winning animator John Canemaker (The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation). He'll be joined onstage by one of Hubley's daughters, filmmaker Emily Hubley, and animator Michael Sporn. From the Academy's press release: Hubley (1914 – 1977) is known primarily for two decades of film collaborations with his wife, Faith Elliott Hubley. The couple, who opened their studio in 1955, focused a number of their animated films on such subjects as the creative process, the Cold War and overpopulation.
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Academy to Salute Animator John Hubley

Pictured: The Hole, 1962. Courtesy of AMPAS

Beverly Hills, CA . The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Monday Nights with Oscar®screening series will celebrate the life and art of John Hubley, one of animation.s most innovative and influential designer-directors, with a special evening featuring rarely seen films, on Monday, October 10, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City. The event will be hosted by Academy Award®-winning animator John Canemaker (“The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation”), who will be joined onstage by one of Hubley’s daughters, filmmaker Emily Hubley, and animator Michael Sporn.

Hubley (1914 . 1977) is known primarily for two decades of film collaborations with his wife, Faith Elliott Hubley. The couple, who opened their studio in 1955, focused a number of their animated films on such subjects as the creative process, the Cold War and overpopulation. The resulting innovative work garnered many awards,
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Short Film Showcase - 9 (2005)

9, 2005

Written and Directed by Shane Acker

Produced as a student project at the UCLA Animation Workshop, Shane Acker's 9 is an 11-minute short about a rag doll living in the decaying ruins of a post-apocalyptic Earth. Through flash-backs we learn that 9 is the last of his kind, his people having been hunted down by a mysterious creature known as the Cat Beast, who now pursues 9 across the wasteland leading to a final, climactic confrontation.

Originally intended as a stop-motion project, Acker spent four and a half years working on the computer animated film and it went on to earn a host of awards and accolades including a Student Academy Award for Animation, Siggraph Best in Show, Best Animated Short (Florida Film Festival) and the Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Animation (Indianapolis International Film Festival), in addition to an Academy Award nomination for Animated Short Film in 2005, where it lost out
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