May 18, 2011
ASIFA Seattle eNews Archive
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In This Issue:
Northwest Animation Festival
Animation Screenings @ SIFF
Workshops & Classes
facebook & Forums
Thursday Night we have a socializer hosted by Jason Fruchter. Come network with fellow animators, socializers are our most popular events.
SIFF starts this weekend. There are 50 animations being screened between May 19th and June 12th. Probably a couple live action films too. Seattle International Film Festival is the largest film fest in the United States showcasing 405 films from 74 countries, including 96 premieres.
Pease ask about ASIFA membership at our events. Help us support the animation community and make events like Ani-Jams, Demos, Screenings and the Animation Show of Shows possible.
See you at the events,
Socializer / Open Screening
Thursday, May 19
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ellington Apartments Common Room
2801 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
Come meet local animation artists and see what they're working on. In fact, bring your own short piece (under 15 min) to show! This is an open screening and socializer open for all and free to attend.
We'll have some snacks and drinks. You are welcome to bring food to share.
This event is in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. Join us in the Ellington Apartment Building common room. Thanks, Jason, for hosting us!
Northwest Animation Festival
Tickets are on sale now!
The festival will be held Friday June 3 - Sunday June 5 at the 5th Avenue Cinema, Portland, Oregon The schedule of films will be announced mid-May.
Animated Films Screening at SIFF
Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation + a Look at Cars 2
Sunday, May 22, 2011
90 minutes (1 short + clips)
The US premiere of Hawaiian Vacation, a 3D Toy Story short in which Woody and Buzz lead a group of toys in giving Ken and Barbie the Hawaiian vacation of their dreams. This brand new six-minute short film features the entire original cast of favorite characters from the Toy Story films, and will precede the feature presentation of Cars 2.
Following Hawaiian Vacation, we are excited to present select clips from Disney-Pixar's upcoming comedy adventure Cars 2, along with a very special presentation from a member from the film's production team! A unique experience for the whole family, this look behind-the-scenes of a Pixar production also provides a rare personal interaction that will deepen the appreciation of Pixar's extraordinary animated films.
www.siff.net Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation
Thursday, May 26, 2011
75 minutes (10 shorts)
This year's ALT Shorts move from optically printed images that you might see when you close your eyes to dance films in and out of water to a series of crazy animated films. Enjoy.
Includes the Brother's Quay new film Maska (24 minutes)
www.siff.net Alt Shorts
The Family Picture Show
Saturday, May 28, 2011
75 minutes (13 shorts 12 of them animated)
An international buffet of the finest shorts created for the youthful spirit that resides inside us all..
www.siff.net Family Picture Show
Saturday, May 28, 2011
81 minutes (9 shorts)
Join our side of animation superstars as they endeavor to show you to strange, new, and exciting visions in short film form.
www.siff.net Animation United
Monday, May 30, 2011
85 minutes (19 shorts mix of animation & live action)
SIFF is proud to present FutureWave Shorts 2011, a program of new films created by filmmakers younger than 19 years old whose talents celebrate the creative possibilities of the art form.
www.siff.net FutureWave Shorts
A Cat In Paris
May 30 1 PM Everett Performing Arts Center
June 5 1 PM Kirkland Performance Center
June 11 11 AM Egyptian Theatre
How often have cat owners pondered the inscrutable nighttime antics of their feline companions? A Cat In Paris parts the curtains on one such mystery, illuminating the nocturnal escapades of a black cat named Dino.
www.siff.net A Cat In Paris
The Sandman and the Lost Sand of Dreams
May 21 11 AM Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center
May 27 4:30 PM Admiral Theatre
May 29 11 AM Neptune Theatre
The Dreamworld is in peril when Habumar, dispenser of nightmares and all-around deviant, steals The Sands of Dreams. The benevolent Sandman sends his trusty sidekick, a sheep named Nepomuk, to the real world to fetch a fearless captain who will assist them in saving the day.
The production of Germany's first stop-motion animated feature was an incredible feat. Along with a team of more than 350 people, directors Sinem Sakaoglu and Jesper Moller created, on average, 2.5 seconds of animation a day over the course of three years. The result is a meticulously executed, visually spellbinding film.
www.siff.net Sandman and the Lost Sand of Dreams
official film website
Tony White and the Animaticus Foundation have teemed up with Phil Clarke, Jr. to produce a trailer for their first animated feature film. They are seeking funding through Kickstarter. Take a look, they are close to their $12,000 goal!
Bad Penguin tells the story of Cooper, a blind jazz musician who befriends an angry, armed-to-the-teeth penguin that wishes to show Clover City how it feels about Christmas. In a world where a man's life is worth less than the change in his pockets, can a blind man teach the bird that people and Christmas are both worthwhile?
Once upon a time, in a far away land, cartoons were drawn by hand. Teams of artists painstakingly illustrated cartoons frame-by-frame, creating lavish worlds and colors only previously seen in imagination. In today's computer world, this craft is all but forgotten.
This summer the Clay Animation Network is offering children's classes using clay, LEGOs, and the ipad2. Each student will learn how to create an original animation and then add sound effects and voice-overs. Final works will then be placed on www.cancancancan.com where you can also find over 500 student movies and summer class commercials. C.A.N. is at 9 different schools this summer in Seattle and surrounding areas.
Visit www.cancancancan.com for more information.
The classes are for children ages 7-14, and the cost per week ranges from $150-$325.
facebook and ASIFA Seattle Web Forums
ASIFA Seattle has a facebook page! Like ASIFA Seattle and get the latest animation news.
Catch up with the forums and get the best animation info first. The forums are a great place to share information about screenings and events with animation professionals in the Puget Sound area. Get together with your peers!
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