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2013 South Texas Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

The 2nd annual South Texas Underground Film Festival, running Oct. 3-6 in Corpus Christi, Texas, is a massive celebration of international alternative cinema, including plenty from Texas filmmakers, of course.

The fest opened on the 3rd with the drop-dead hilarious comedy Pictures of Superheroes by Austin filmmaker Don Swaynos.

But, there’s still plenty more to see throughout the jam-packed weekend wherein films screen from morning until, well, early into the next morning.

The film that’s absolutely not to be missed is the screening on the 6th at 10:30 a.m. of Savage Witches, the amazing celebration of the art of filmmaking by British directors Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais. A colorful spectacle of multiple filmmaking styles, Savage Witches is a real joy to experience.

Also to be on the lookout for are on the 5th at 11:00 a.m. is the new rockin’ documentary Mondo Fuzz: Twilight of the
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2013 Strange Beauty Film Festival: Official Lineup

The fourth annual Strange Beauty Film Festival will screen on January 24-26 at the Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, North Carolina. The fest primarily screens avant-garde and experimental short films.

Special Events: On Jan. 25, Tom Whiteside’s Circle Spiral Slow, featuring films from Whiteside’s film collection accompanied by live music by local band Arrows Out. And on Jan. 26, give your eyes a rest and your ears a workout with the “Strange Beauty Aural Fixation” experimental audio program.

Bad Lit picks: Leslie Supnet’s The Animated Heavy Metal Parking Lot (Jan. 24), which is quite frankly one of the most charming animated films of all time; and Clint Enns’ psychosexual 8-bit adventure ♥++ (Jan. 24). Also be on the lookout for films by Aaron Zeghers, Kelly Sears, Bill Brown, Robert Todd and Roger Beebe.

For more info and to buy tickets, please visit the official Strange Beauty Film Festival website.

Full lineup below:

January 24

8:15 p.
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Yardbird wins Best Australian Film at Flickerfest

Short film Yardbird was named Best Australian Short Film at Flickerfest. The film was directed by Good Oil’s Michael Spiccia, written by Julius Avery and produced by Jessica Mitchell.

The film had previously been accepted into the Cannes International Film Festival.

The award is Academy accredited which means the film may be entered for consideration to the Oscars.

Avery has written and will soon direct his first feature film Son of a Gun, starring Ewan McGregor.

Meanwhile, Mirrah Foulkes won Best Direction of an Australian Short for her film Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke. It was produced by David Michod and Michael Cody.

The full line-up of winners.

International Award Winners:

Renault Award for Best International Short Film (Academy® Accredited):

Tiger Boy (Italy)

Director/Producer: Gabriele Mainetti

Wri: Nicola Guaglianone

Yoram Gross Award for Best International Animation (Academy® Accredited):

Edmond Was A Donkey (France/Canada)

Wri
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Yardbird wins 2013 Flickerfest Award for Best Australian Short Film

Michael Spiccia's short film Yardbird has won the 2013 Flickerfest Award for Best Australian Short Film while Italian short Tiger Boy has been crowned Best International Short Film.

Yardbird follows a young girl who lives in a remote wrecking yard who takes on the local bullies when they travel out to torment her father. The 13-minute short had its world premiere at the 2012 Cannes International Film Festival (see Cannes interview below). It was produced by Jessica Mitchell and written by Julius Avery, who.is currently set to direct his.debut feature film, Son of a Gun, starring Ewan McGregor, in Western Australia.

Tiger Boy is set in a suburb of Rome where Matteo, a nine year-old boy, is abused by his school headmaster. Only through his relation to his hero,.Italian wrestler The Tiger, can he find the courage to rise against his enemy.

Festival director Bronwyn Kidd said: "We
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Sliff 2012 Day Two – Chained, A Late Quartet, and Much More

Last night was the kick-off with just one film, Silver Linings Playbook, but today the real meat of the fest is served with films screening all day and all evening. Sliff’s main venues are the the Hi-Pointe Theatre, Tivoli Theatre, Plaza Frontenac Cinema, Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium, Washington University’s Brown Hall Auditorium and the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, Il

The entire schedule for the 21st Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival be found Here.

http://cinemastlouis.org/sliff-2012

Here is what will be screening at The 21st Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival today, Friday, November 9th

Chained plays 7:00pm at the Tivoli Theatre with director Jennifer Lynch in attendance (read the Wamg interview with Ms Lynch Here

At the end of an afternoon excursion, Sarah Fiddler and her young son step into a taxi to head home. They never get there. The cab
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Spaceships! Humping Dogs! Trailer for Argentinian Animation Anima Buenos Aires

Anima Buenos Aires is an animated anthology described as "the soul of Buenos Aires", and from what I can gather, concentrates on culture and change in Buenos Aires. It's 4 stories use hand drawn animation, collages, photomontages, and stencils to create what you will see below. One of the talents, Juan Pablo Zaramella, is behind the beautiful short Luminaris. You can read more at Filming in Argentina. [Continued ...]
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Sfotd: The Mesmerizing Stop-Motion Magic of ‘Luminaris’

Why Watch? This is absolutely breath-taking work featuring stop-motion mastery and an entrancing story. In Juan Pablo Zaramella‘s Luminaris, a young man who makes light bulbs just like he’d blow up bubblegum plots a plan he can’t execute by himself. It’s stunning work that puts smiles on faces like it was its job. With a whimsical score and a grounding creativity tied to a little light romance, it’s a must-see. What will it cost? Only 5 minutes. Skip Work. You’ve Got Time For More Short Films
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Academy announces 10 animated short film finalists

Academy announces 10 animated short film finalists
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named the 10 finalists for the Best Animated Short Film Oscar. You can see previews of several of them on YouTube via the links below. The 10 finalists are:

Dimanche/Sunday (Patrick Doyon)

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg)

I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat (Matthew O’Callaghan)

La Luna (Enrico Casarosa)

Luminaris (Juan Pablo Zaramella)

Magic Piano (Martin Clapp and Hugh Welchman)

A Morning Stroll (Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe)

Paths of Hate (Damian Nenow)

Specky Four-Eyes (Jean-Claude Rozec and Mathieu Courtois)

Wild Life
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10 Animated Shorts Move Ahead In 2011 Oscar Race

Beverly Hills, CA . The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards®. Forty-four pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company:

Dimanche/Sunday,” Patrick Doyon, director (National Film Board of Canada) “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors (Moonbot Studios La, LLC) “I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat,” Matthew O’Callaghan, director and Sam Register, executive producer (Warner Bros. Animation Inc.) “La Luna,” Enrico Casarosa, director (Pixar Animation Studios) “Luminaris,” Juan Pablo Zaramella, director (JPZtudio) “Magic Piano,” Martin Clapp, director and Hugh Welchman, producer (BreakThru Films) “A Morning Stroll,” Grant Orchard, director and Sue Goffe, producer (Studio Aka) “Paths of Hate,” Damian Nenow, director (Platige Image) “Specky Four-Eyes,” Jean-Claude Rozec, director and Mathieu Courtois,
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Academy Announces 10 Best Animated Short Film Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences narrowed their list for the Animated Short Films category. Forty-four films originally qualified and now, we're down to 10.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company:

"Dimanche/Sunday," Patrick Doyon, director (National Film Board of Canada)

"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors (Moonbot Studios La, LLC)

"I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat," Matthew O'Callaghan, director and Sam Register, executive producer (Warner Bros. Animation Inc.)

"La Luna," Enrico Casarosa, director (Pixar Animation Studios)

"Luminaris," Juan Pablo Zaramella, director (JPZtudio)

"Magic Piano," Martin Clapp, director and Hugh Welchman, producer (BreakThru Films)

"A Morning Stroll," Grant Orchard, director and Sue Goffe, producer (Studio Aka)

"Paths of Hate," Damian Nenow, director (Platige Image)

"Specky Four-Eyes," Jean-Claude Rozec, director and Mathieu Courtois, producer (Vivement Lundi!)

"Wild Life," Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby,
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Preview the 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 2012 Oscar Consideration

I previously detailed all 45 animated shorts in contention for Oscar's 2012 Best Animated Short Film category and today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the ten animated short films that will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards. Taking all of the information I compiled for the long list of 45 films I have listed the ten in contention for the Oscar with videos and additional information directly below The Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting in screenings held in New York and Los Angeles. Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the ten titles on the shortlist. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in January 2012. Dimanche (Sunday) Patrick Doyon, director (National Film Board of Canada) On a gray afternoon,
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Previewing All 45 Animated Shorts Longlisted for Oscar 2012

Last year I previewed all 33 of the Oscar qualifying animated shorts that were up for consideration for the Academy Awards and this year I have 12 additional shorts to consider and I have found either the full short, a clip, a trailer or an image from all but two of the contending shorts and put them together in this one article. These shorts have all been screened for members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who will soon vote on the ultimate short list that will be in contention for an Oscar nomination. Last year ten films made the list. Take a look over the next eight pages and see which ones stand out to you. There are a few instances where you may have to click a link to watch a clip and, in one instance, to watch the entire film.
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45 Animated Shorts: Oscar Will Choose 10... Then 5.

This is the list of 45 animated shorts that the Academy is considering in the Best Animated Shorts category (with links to official sites when I could find them). The Animated, Docs, and Shorts Oscar page is going to be updated piecemeal this week as I work on beating all this information into some form of pundited submission.

Until then, the list. Do you ever try to see the nominees in this category?

A Shadow Of Blue (Carlos Lascano)

A Morning Stroll by Grant Orchard (Studio Aka) A Shadow of Blue by Carlos Lascano Birdboy by Alberto Vasquez (Abrikim Studio) Chopin’s Drawings by Dorota Kobiela (BreakThru Films) Poland Correspondence by Zach Hyer (Pratt) Daisy Cutter by Enrique Garcia and Rubin Salazar (Silverspace) Dimanche / Sunday by Patrick Doyon (Nfb) El Salon Mexico by Paul Glickman and Tamarind King Enrique Wrecks the World by David Chai *Annie Nominee Last Year* Ente Tod
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