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International Conference on Animation,
Effects, VR, Games and Transmedia
April 24 - 27, Stuttgart, Germany

Associated Events 2015

Animafest Zagreb

Animafest Zagreb
June 09-14, Zagreb, Croatia
 

World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb is one of the world’s leading festivals oriented towards auteur film, and in 2015 for the first time since its establishment  merges its feature and short edition and gives a complete overview of contemporary animated world production of short and feature films. The festival will be held from 09– 14 June 2015 in Zagreb’s downtown cinemas and galleries. Six festival days feature the best of the latest world animation production, retrospectives and assorted thematic programs for all audiences, accompanied by workshops, lectures, exhibitions and performances.

 

animago AWARD & CONFERENCE

animago AWARD & CONFERENCE 2015
October 15 - 16, film production site Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany

The animago AWARD honors outstanding productions in all disciplines of digital media production since 1997. We're very much looking forward to a new round of worldwide extraordinary and creative submissions in 2015. Thanks to its industry-wide acceptance and reputation, the animago CONFERENCE as well has grown into an international and established festival with focus on 3d animation & still | visual effects | visualization.

Animation Production Day 2015

Animation Production Day 2015
May 7-8, Stuttgart, Germany

Animation Production Day (APD) – hosted by FMX 2015 and ITFS 2015 – is a business platform for the international animation industry. In individually prepared and customized one-to-one meetings, APD brings together financing, distribution and coproduction partners for cinema, TV and transmedia animation projects. NEW at this year’s APD: “Producers meet Producers” – a programme exclusively for animation producers and service producers. The programme is complemented by the APD conference – a joint venture with FMX.

Animex

Animex 2016 - International Festival of Animation and Computer Games
February 8 - 12, Middlesbrough, England

Now into its third decade, Animex is an inspirational event which brings students and professionals together for a week of talks, workshops, screenings, networking events and activities revolving around the creation of animation, vfx and computer games. It acts as a showcase for artists, designers, directors, producers and animators from world leading studios and offers an in-depth insight into the creation of the years greatest blockbuster titles.

Ars Electronica

Ars Electronica Festival 2015
September 3 - 7, Linz, Austria

Ars Electronica made its debut on September 18, 1979. This festival of art, technology and society spotlighted the emerging Digital Revolution. Within a few years, Ars Electronica developed into one of the world’s foremost media art festivals. For more than three decades now, this world-renowned event has provided an annual setting for artistic and scientific encounters with social and cultural phenomena that are the upshot of technological change. Symposia, exhibitions, performances and interventions carry these inquiries beyond the confines of conventional conference spaces and cultural venues and take them out into the public sphere and throughout the cityscape.

Cross Video Days

Cross Video Days
11 - 12 June, Paris, France

Cross Video Days is the leading Europe digital content market and a 2 days financing and coproduction event for interactive animation, games and transmedia with the commissioners from most emblematic TVs, online channels, MCNs like Tribeca, POV Digital, Youtube, Base79, VICE, Channel 4, BBC, RAI education, YLE, DR Denmark, ZDF, Arte, France Télévisions, RTVE, RTBF, ORF, RTS and more...

Encounters

21st Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival
September 15 – 20, Bristol, UK

Encounters Festival is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival.  Encounters discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform and meeting place for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world.  Encounters is also a gateway to some of the world’s most prestigious awards – The Oscars, BAFTAs, European Film Awards and Cartoon d’Or.

Fantoche

Fantoche – International Animation Film Festival 
September 1-6, 2015, Baden, Switzerland  

Fantoche is Switzerland’s biggest animation film festival. At the beginning of September, Fantoche screens new animated shorts and feature-length films from all over the world bringing animated film to life in all its technical and artistic glory. Each year, another country focus highlights the vast range of different media used and the broad scope of content covered. Fantoche connects animation film with related art forms (e.g. motion comics) and looks at the use of animation in other communication and entertainment media. Fantoche has a particular interest in game design and the interfaces where games meet animated film technology.

 

Inside AR

InsideAR
May 20 - 21, San Francisco, USA

InsideAR is the premier Augmented Reality event for industry leaders, tech companies and brands alike. Hosted by Metaio — the world’s leading AR company for over a decade — InsideAR brings together all innovators and stakeholders in the field of Augmented Reality. Whether you are seeking a comprehensive introduction to Augmented Reality, technical insight from leading computer visionaries, or inspiration from the latest and greatest AR applications, InsideAR is the epicenter of the rapidly growing world of Augmented Reality. After 8 successful events in Munich, Germany and few very exciting internatial events in Tokyo, Japan and Beijing, China, Metaio is bringing in 2015 InsideAR to lovely San Francisco, California. Experience the future of Augmented Reality and the current applications changing the world!

ITFS

22nd Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS)
May 5-10, Stuttgart, Germany     

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) is one of the most important festivals for animated film worldwide, with around 85.000 visitors each year and 1.000 screened films. In addition to the competitions an extensive supporting programme offers numerous special screenings, workshops, informational events, presentations and much more – with plenty of possibilities for networking. The festival takes into its scope the entire spectrum of current animated film productions, including the intersections between games, architecture, art and design.

Laval Virtual

Laval Virtual
April 8-12, Laval, France

Laval Virtual is the European event of virtual technologies and uses. 130 Exhibitors, 14 400 Visitors, +400 media impacts. Take advantage of the forthcoming International Virtual Reality Event to discover answers that can solve your present and future problems. Laval Virtual encompasses a professional exhibition, a scientific and professional conference, the student competition "Virtual Fantasy", the Laval Virtual Awards,
the demonstration exhibition "Revolution" and a show for the general public.

London International Animation Festival

The London International Animation Festival is the UK's largest animation festival, screening the broadest possible range of intelligent, entertaining and provocative films from all around the world. A comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the international indie animation scene: every style; every genre; every technique. Our annual 10-day Festival includes International short competitive programmes, abstract animation showcase, animated features, British animation showcase, retrospectives, music videos, late night bizarre, masterclasses, workshops, special guests, animation industry events, Best of the Festival and much more.

Mundos Digitales

Mundos Digitales
July, 9 - 11, 2015, A Coruña, Spain

Mundos Digitales is an international Animation, VFX, Videogames and Digital Architecture Conference. The event is based on lectures given by prestigious international presenters and major industry professionals presenting the year’s most interesting projects. Participants include professionals, media and students as well as other people interested in CG from Spain and abroad. The Conference also holds a Short Animation Film Festival and the Architectural 3D Awards Ceremony organized by CGArchitect.com..
 

New Media Film Festival

New Media Film Festival
June 09-10, Los Angeles, USA

The best in New Media, honoring stories worth telling. Attend June 09 & 10 2015 at Landmark Theatre Westside. Culture Rehab calls it "Sundance for the Facebook Crowd." Submit in 19 categories for screening, with judges from FOX, Pixar & other Industry Leaders.

Ottawa International Animation Festival

Ottawa International Animation Festival
September 16 - 20, Ottawa,  Canada


For 39 years, the OlAF has attracted film and animation buffs, art
lovers and filmmakers from around the globe. You won't want to
miss this year's exciting line-up of screenings, workshops, panels and
parties.  This year's entry deadline is May 15.

Paris Images Digital Summit

Paris Images Digital Summit
28-30 January 2016 - Enghien-les-Bains, France

Paris Images Digital Summit is an event dedicated to digital creation where you can discover the latest trends and innovations in digital visual effects, CGI, motion-capture, 3-D and disruptive technologies in cinema, television, advertising, video games and transmedia. It's also a meeting place for industry professionals (VFX supervisors, producers, directors, Chief Operators ...) who wish to get up to date with the artistic, technical and economic stakes of the industry.

Pixel Vienna

PIXELvienna
Oct 30 - Nov 01, Vienna, Austria

PIXELvienna – the Annual Austrian Conference on Computer Graphics & Animation – aims to entertain CG fans from all over the globe with insights into state-of-the-art productions and developments. 2 days of lectures with international guest speakers at the Vienna University of Technology are complemented by the Animation Film Festival and the famed PIXEL Party & Battle. Established in 2007 and entirely organized by volunteers from the field of the Austrian Computer Graphics industry, this year’s PIXELvienna 10 takes the stage from October 30th – November 1st 2015.

SIGGRAPH Asia

SIGGRAPH Asia 2015
2 – 5 November, Kobe, Japan

The 8th edition of the event, back for the 2nd time in Japan, expects to draw over 7,000 conference attendees, exhibition visitors, and exhibitors from over 50 countries worldwide. Conference Programs include the Art Gallery, Computer Animation Festival, Courses, Emerging Technologies, Posters, Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications, Technical Briefs, Technical Papers, Workshops and 2 new Symposiums this year – Symposium on Education and Symposium on Visualization in High Performance Computing. As a result, SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 will have the largest number of Conference Programs in the history of SIGGRAPH Asia. Alongside the 4-day Conference, there will also be a 3-day exhibition held from 3 – 5 November, showcasing products and services from various sectors related to the computer graphics and interactive technologies sector. Come immerse in the kaleidoscopic world of computer graphics and interactive techniques where art, science, technology and research, and business meet.

SIGGRAPH Paris

Paris ACM SIGGRAPH


Paris ACM SIGGRAPH is the French Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH, the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. Every year, Paris ACM SIGGRAPH organizes approximately 20 events to promote the SIGGRAPH conference, French companies, research labs and schools working in the computer graphics field.

SIGGRAPH USA

SIGGRAPH 2015
August 9-13, Los Angeles

 

The annual SIGGRAPH conference is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience on the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. The conference also hosts the international SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, showcasing works from the world's most innovative and accomplished digital film and video creators. Juried and curated content includes outstanding achievements in time-based art, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, and narrative shorts. SIGGRAPH 2015 will take place 9-13 August 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Visit the SIGGRAPH 2015 website or follow SIGGRAPH on Facebook and Twitter for more detailed information.

Trojan Horse was a Unicorn

Trojan Horse was a Unicorn
September 16 - 19, Tróia, Portugal

Trojan Horse was a Unicorn is the unique 4-day festival for digital artists – a “digital art rave” – next taking place in Portugal 16-19 September, 2015

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and the MFG Film Funding, taking place in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH and the World Building Institute, supported by Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), AMD, AutodeskBackstage, Epic Games and Mackevision. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by the Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Day (APD), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS).