Category: Gateways / Events

Chemical Brothers Salmon Dance

The British Animation Awards 2008 highlighted some beautiful stuff still coming out of UK animation. Never easy to find the edge in BAA results, but definite highlights for inventiveness are the music video winner, Salmon Dance for The Chemical Brothers, by Dom&Nic — and a particularly cool result in the Best Film at the Cutting Edge category with Semiconductor‘s Magnetic Movie (commissioned by the Animate! Arts Council/C4 scheme) leading the pack.

Winning Salmon Dance video and full BAA results after the break.

Read the Post British Animation Award 2008 winners

Take part on May 10, 2008. Pangea Day is about using film to help change the world. “Pangea Day taps the power of film to strengthen tolerance and compassion while uniting millions of people to build a better future.”

An inspirational spin on a film event. The first film to preview is both creative, and thought-provoking.

On May 10, 2008 — Pangea Day — sites in Cairo, Dharamsala, Kigali, London, New York City, Ramallah, Rio de Janeiro and Tel Aviv will be linked to produce a 4-hour program of powerful films, visionary speakers, and uplifting music. The program will be broadcast live to the world through the Internet, television, digital cinemas, and mobile phones.

Read the Post Pangea Day previews

59th Oberhausen Short Film Festival

The 59th International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen has an astounding range of shorts and a very cool music video programme (I had the pleasure of being on the jury for it last year). There’s still time to enter your music video into the festival:

The MuVi International programme combines extraordinary music video productions from all over the world and is highly appreciated by the festival audience with around 1000 professional guests.

Deadline for entries is 5 March 2008.

We are looking for music videos with unusual visual conceptions and stories, experimenting with all kinds of visual techniques – no matter what kind of musical genre.

The works should be produced after 1 January 2007.
Read the Post Call for Entries: MuVi Programme Oberhausen