COSTUME CARNIVAL: The International Ghost Convention @ October 11


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Master Lecture with Andreas Deja on October 11

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Here’s a link to the video:

For more information, click here.

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Deadline Approaching! SFIFF58 Call for Entries



The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF), recognized throughout the world for its eclectic, intelligent and adventurous programs and live events, is accepting submissions to SFIFF58 (April 23–May 7, 2015).  Works in all genres, forms and lengths are considered.

Regular deadline – Monday, November 3
Final deadline (shorts) – Monday, December 1
Final deadline (features) – Monday, December 8

Submit your film now to avoid paying higher entry fees!
Enter online – or

“It was great to participate with the first Costa Rican movie in the history of one of the greatest and oldest festivals in the U.S. It will be hard to forget the warm and engaged audiences and being in such a wonderful city as San Francisco.”­
—Neto Villalobos, director of All About the Feathers

Neto Villalobos, director of All About the Feathers, at the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival. Photo: George F. Gund

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Raise the Bar Recruiting CTNX 2014

Applications for Raise the Bar Recruiting will open on or around October 1st for 3-day and VIP pass holders interested in having your portfolio reviewed by those companies participating in the eXp this year.

You don’t have to rush to apply as you have until October 26th to complete your application and remember this is a two step process. Create a basic portfolio. Apply that portfolio to a recruiting event.

There is some great information for artists and exhibitors who have a 3-day or VIP pass to apply for Raise the Bar Recruiting and other recruiting events happening that weekend.
(If you don’t see your question answered, please email  and we will answer it and add it to the FAQ)

Important things to know:

You must know your CTNEVT_number to register for Raise the Bar Recruiting. You can locate that by signing into your account on our ticket service website where you purchased your ticket at and look in your “my tickets” tab.

All meetings with recruiting professionals participating in RBR will be coordinated by our CTN recruiting coordinators and are held on site at the event in the recruiting lounge. We are juggling a lot of peoples schedules so do not schedule your own meetings.

We open the application opportunity early to encourage everyone to apply their basic portfolio to a recruiting event and NOT wait until the last minute.

Applications close on Oct 26th 11:59PDT. There will be not be any extensions unless CTN experiences a technical difficulties on the site.
Avoid any potential server issues. Apply your basic portfolio to recruiting events early.

Let us know if you have any questions.

The team@CTN
818 404 2931

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Muscle Beach

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Berta and Elmer Hader : A Lifetime of Art

Berta and Elmer Hader

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French Cult Favorite ‘Wakfu’ Premieres on Netflix in the U.S.

From Cartoon Brew:


Since its premiere in France in 2008, Wakfu, an anime styled fantasy-adventure series based on the Dofus/Wakfu MMORPGs, has picked up a dedicated fanbase, even in countries where it hasn’t officially aired like the United States.

Now, through a recent agreement between its Roubaix, France-based production company Ankama and Netflix, the first season of the Flash-animated series has been made available to a global audience of over 50 million Netflix subscribers in the US, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands and Nordic countries.

Netflix has indicated that they plan to add more foreign animated series to their service. “We are thrilled to be working with Ankama to bring its engaging title to millions of Netflix members and expect to further strengthen our relationship with Ankama and other French animation studios,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.

Netflix’s pick-up of Wakfu may in part be attributed to the show’s crowdfunding efforts last February. Ankama launched an $80,000 Kickstarter campaign to create an English dub of Wakfu’s first 26-episode season. The campaign went on to raise over US$440,000, reaching almost all of its stretch goals, which included dubbing both of its existing seasons and a new episode of the show.

Wakfu’s worldwide visibility on Netflix will continue to grow throughout the remainder of the year as the streaming giant has stated that it will release the series throughout Latin America as well as France, Germany, Belgium, and Luxemburg when the service launches in those countries.

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“Feature Animation Training” Panel and Demo Reel Review

Pixar Night 9:29:14

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Sony PlayStation at AAU Tuesday October 7th at 7 p.m. – 491 Post/ Morgan Auditorium


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The 16th Annual Animation Show of Shows SCREENINGS START NEXT WEEK, RESERVE NOW as seating is limited

16th Animation Show of Shows (Academy of Art University)

presented by Acme Filmworks and AWN

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

Once again, Acme Filmworks producer and Animation Show of Shows curator and presenter Ron Diamond has returned from his festival travels with many great new shorts to share with animation professionals, faculty, students and fans of animation. The 16th Annual Animation Show of Shows features both studio and independent films from the US, Canada, Norway, France, Great Britain, Poland and Russia.

Included in the program is Disney’s FEAST (with the animated feature Big Hero Six, November 2014) and Pixar’s LAVA (with Pete Docter’s animated feature Inside Out, June 2015). Also featured is 365 the film by Greg and Myles McLeod, composed of 365 one-second films chronicling a year of day by day filmmaking, veteran Animation Show of Shows featured director Torill Kove (Academy Award® winner for The Danish Poet and Oscar® nominated for My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts) who will personally share her new National Film Board of Canada short ME AND MY MOULTON at select Bay Area screenings. Other films include legendary Disney animator Glen Keane’s directorial debut with DUET, produced at Google’s ATAP unit along with Mikey Please’s stop motion tour de force MARILYN MYLLERHiroshima 2014 Grand Prix winner THE BIGGER PICTURE by NFTS graduate, Daisy Jacobs, Julien Bisaro’s haunting first professional film BANG BANG ! and (Academy Award® nominee for Lavatory Lovestory) Konstantin Bronzit’s WE CANT LIVE WITHOUT COSMOS. Show closer is veteran Animation Show of Shows Piotr Dumala’s (Crime and Punishment) transformative HIPOPOTAMY explores the bestial behavior of one of natures most dangerous creatures but in this allegory, the beasts are represented in human form. Additional shorts will likely be added to the program, which is estimated to run approximately 100 minutes.

Each attendee must be registered individually to receive their own confirmation. Please print and bring your confirmation to the screening. Seating is limited, so reserve early and please notify us immediately of any cancellations, as there will be a waiting list. You are advised to arrive a half hour early to be seating, though programs will be oversold by 10% to allow for no shows, seating is not guaranteed once capacity is reached. Shorts will be shown in some locations prior to the introduction of the program.

DVD’s of past Animation Show of Shows shorts will be offered for sale and credit cards will be accepted at select screenings. See clips from over 200 films including Academy Award® winners and nominees and other great animations at

For any questions or problems registering for this event, contact Ron Diamond at We look forward to seeing you there!

To RSVP to this event, click here.

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