Friday, April 30, 2010

Machinima@FMX 2010

FMX 2010 will take place next week from May 04-07 in Stuttgart, Germany. FMX is the leading conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media in Europe and has grown to become one of the most important international conferences in the industry during the past few years. I'm invited to present a 1h Machinima screening as part of the ECHTZEIT Lounge and Symposium. The screening will be on May 7th 15:00-16:00. If you plan to attend FMX please let me know. Thank's a lot to all of you who helped and supported me preparing that event. I wish I had more time to screen all the excellent machinima movies that were released since last year.

Here is the final list of films that will be screened at FMX 2010:

Push by Lainy Voom
The Remake by Tom Jantol
Shelf Life: Chapter One by James Spencer and Jon Sortland
Sweet Nothingness by Phil Rice
Clockwork by Iain Friar
The Orchard by Dan Ross
Mo&Ma (Making of) by Thorsten Strack (L4-Kreation)

If time permits, I've planed to screen my movies "9" and "the Graveyard" as well.

In addition next week we'll have here the The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (May 4.-9. 2010). It was founded in 1982 and is one of the biggest and most important festivals of animation film worldwide. Although they have not yet a machinima category or screening it's great to see that Friedrich Kirscher will run two machinima workshops there.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Chromatose Anymation Festival starts tomorrow

The first Chromatose Anymation Festival – taking place in St. John's from April 30 to May 2 - a fusion of animation, performance art and live music, featuring experimental, D.I.Y., C.G.I. and cross-platform animations from innovative minds around the world.

Tom Jantol (Croatia/UK), Liz Solo (NF), Osprey Therian (UK), Phaylen Fairchild (USA), DTR/Crash Jones (NF), The Third Faction (International), Jeremy Rice (NF), Claus-Dieter Schulz (UK), Robbie Dingo (UK), Aram Kouyoumdjian/Down With the Butterfly (Nova Scotia), Alasdair Brotherson/Jock Mooney/Tom Fun Family Orchestra (Nova Scotia), Company House (Nova Scotia), Pyewacket Kanyanenko (Australia), Trace Sanderson/Lainy Voom (UK), The Second Front (International), Drew Lightfoot/In Flight Safety (Canada) and more.

I'm proud they accepted and will screen my most recent movies "9" and "the Graveyard" at this new festival.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Chromatose Anymation Festival

The Chromatose Anymation Festival will take place in St. John's, Newfoundland from April 30 to May 2, 2010. This festival celebrates the work of independent artists pioneering new approaches to animation. The term "anymation" was coined by Croatian animation artist Tom Jantol (see Tom Jantol's Anymation Manifesto)
The festival organized by the Black Bag Media Collective will be a fusion of new animation, performance art and live music events. They are still accepting submissions and are looking for handmade, DIY, cross platform and/or experimental machinima and animation from independent artists.
To propose a screening of your work send a link to your animation in an email to with the heading CHROMATOSE ANYMATION FESTIVAL.
Deadline to send animations is April 15, 2010.