Tagged ‘Festivals’

Three Commercial Spots, Short Film Accepted Into Annecy

MARCH 10, 2011: Three commercial spots animated by LAIKA/house were nominated for competition at the 2011 Annecy International Animated Film Festival in the Advertising category.  The spots are: Frito Lay Dips And Then There Was Salsa; The Surfrider Foundation Rise Above Plastics; and Planters Holiday Party.  Academy Award® winner Joan Gratz‘s new short film, Kubla Khan, also was accepted into competition. The clay-painted piece is an animated interpretation of a poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1797.  Held in Annecy, France, the festival runs June 6-11.

LAIKA Sponsors 34th Annual Portland International Film Festival

FEBRUARY 10-26, 2011: LAIKA served as a Champion Sponsor of the 2011 Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), directly supporting PIFF’s Short Cuts series: six programs featuring 42 memorable snapshots—animated, live action, documentary, experimental and narrative works.

Coraline Opens 3D Screen Near Seoul

NOVEMBER 6 2010: Coraline became the first 3D film to play at the Komacon Theater in Bucheon, South Korea.  The screening was in conjunction with the 12th Puchon International Student Animation Festival (PISAF).  PISAF’s short film competition had more than 1100 entries from 38 countries.

Chicago Schools Welcome Coraline During Children’s Festival

OCTOBER 29, 2010: In conjunction with the 27th annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF), LAIKA visited four under-served high schools and presented visuals from Coraline – including behind-the-scenes footage and making-of imagery.  CICFF is the only Academy Award®-qualifying children’s film festival in the world.

LAIKA At Center Stage In Ottawa

OCTOBER 20, 2010: LAIKA was a major participant at the 2010 Ottawa International Animation Festival.  LAIKA took part in the festival’s Animation Celebration and also sponsored the popular Salon des Refusés, a two-night event that showcases and screens films rejected by the Ottawa festival jury.   At the Animation Celebration, held at the National Gallery of Canada, LAIKA presented an inside look into the world of Coraline and a screening of Moongirl.  More than 800 children attended.

Animation Workshops Highlight Science Festival In St. Louis

OCTOBER 16, 2010: Georgina Hayns and Brad Schiff led two animation workshops and presentations of the creative process for more than 50 kids, ages 10-15, at SciFest ’10 International Science Festival in St. Louis.  The workshop was held on October 16.   Students learned the intricate details of how the Coraline puppets were constructed and also had a chance to animate short sequences.  The entire piece was shown at the conclusion of each workshop.  The event also featured behind-the-scenes content from the making-of Coraline and production puppets from the movie were on display. For more information, click here.

Coraline Opens Festival In Greece

SEPTEMBER 30, 2010: Coraline was the opening film at the Animasyros 3.0 International Animation Festival and Forum on Syros Island, Greece.  LAIKA/house Designer/Director Gesine Krätzner attended the festival and led a presentation on animation design.

“Surfrider” Competes at Ottawa

OCTOBER 20, 2010: The Surfrider Foundation’s ‘Rise Above Plastics’ has been selected for the Official Competition in the Promotional Animation Category at the Ottawa 2010 International Animation Festival from October 20-24.

The spot, which was directed by Aaron Sorenson, was one of 89 films selected for competition from a field of 2092 entries.

Learn more about the festival.

Moongirl, Mouse Screen At International Festival In San Diego

JULY 25, 2010: The Seventh Annual San Diego International Children’s Film Festival kicked off Kids Day at Comic-Con on July 25, with more than 60 short films from around the world, including LAIKA’s Moongirl and Kyle Bells The Mouse That Soared, which won Best Animation at Comic-Con’s International Film Festival.

Mouse Wins Best Animation At Comic-Con

JULY 25, 2010: Kyle Bell was awarded Best Animation for his work on the short film The Mouse That Soared at the 2010 Comic-Con International Film Festival. It was the eleventh year of the competition.  Other nominees included animation legends Phil Tippett and Bill Plympton.  The judges of the four day festival within Comic-Con were Lloyd Kaufman, Kerry O’Quinn and Mike Roush.  More information here.

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