Every now and then, like right now, posting festival previews just fits into the schedule. So, without further ado:
- New York based Rooftop Films among other things is showing independent movies in outdoor locations. TODAY (July 14th, 2010) they are screening The Secret of Kells (Tomm Moore/Nora Twomey, 2009) in the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City!
Although my expectations were a bit too high, this Irish Cartoon Saloon feature is certainly worth seeing, especially since admission is FREE. Details can be found here.
On Thursday, July 15th, Rooftop has a joint birthday party with other New York City independent cinema organisations indieWIRE and Snag Films.
- The New York Television Festival 2010 will be held Sept 20-25 in New York City. It has been described as the industry’s first recognized festival for independent television. The deadline for the “Independent Pilot Competition” has already passed by, but there seems to be a lot to see at the festival itself. Check it out here.
- In Autumn 2010 (there doesn’t seem to be a precise date yet) the 5th International Fest of Contemporary animation & media-art LINOLEUM will take place in Moscow (Russia).
Submission deadline for animated films is August 30th, 2010. According to the press release ‘the works are accepted without any strict thematic limitation, but under the common title “Full Recovery” ‘. The films (created no earlier than 2009 and not previously shown in Russia) are to be sent in on DVD, not length limits.
For more information, click here (and then click on “ENGLISH” upper left corner).
- The Canadian Quickdraw Animation Society is organizing the GIRAF (Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival): Independent Animation Festival in Calgary, Nov 3-7, 2010.
GIRAF is specialized in independent animation, "with a focus on experimental and self-produced animated film. GIRAF plays an essential role in the promotion, education and appreciation of independent animation from around the world, exposing hungry local audiences to the best animated content from at home and abroad.
Submission deadline for films August 2nd, 2010.