PLYMPTON, BAUMANE & BLUE SKY STUDIOS BOLSTER
WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL WORLD CALIBER ANIMATION PROGRAM
ENTRY DEADLINE IS JUNE 8.
(Woodstock, NY) June 5, 2012: The regular deadline to submit animation entries to the world caliber 2012 Woodstock Film Festival is Friday, June 8. The extended deadline is June 29.
The festival's renowned animation program is curated by multiple Academy-Award nominee Bill Plympton and the celebrated independent animator Signe Baumane.
Says Plympton, "What I love about the Woodstock Film Festival is that the audience is so enthusiastic. They're very smart, and they know film."
The $2000 animation award is sponsored by BLUE SKY STUDIOS, the innovative Academy Award winning animation studio behind the ICE AGE franchise and RIO. Using their propriety rendering software, CGI Studio®, Blue Sky creates photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering to tell timeless stories to children of all ages.
Previous festival winners from the program include LUMINARIS by Juan Pablo Zaramella, MUSIC by Anthony Sheppard, THE TERRIBLE THING ABOUT ALPHA-9 by Jake Armstrong, and Yann Jouette's BERNI'S DOLL. Many entries and winners have received Academy nominations, including THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE, 9, GUARD DOG, and RYAN. Filmmakers within the program have found the inspiration, support and connections at the festival to go on to make more award winning films.
To submit your film, visit http://www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/entryform/index.php
About the Woodstock Film Festival:
Hailed by Indiewire as "A true American Maverick Among Fests" and praised by actor Ethan Hawke as "among the finest of a dying breed: a festival that isn't trying to sell you anything, but simply and beautifully celebrating the art & craft of filmmaking", the Woodstock Film Festival premiers exceptional films, hosts the most talented emerging and established professionals in the movie industry; presents
A-list concerts, panels and parties, and creates stimulating, innovative programming year-round.
The Woodstock Film Festival is a non-profit, 501c3 with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning and diversity. The organization is based in THE FILM CENTER in Woodstock, NY.
The Woodstock Film Festival will celebrate its 13th Annual Festival October 10-14, 2012, with an extraordinary line-up of fiercely independent films, panels, concerts and special events in Woodstock and the neighboring towns of Rhinebeck, Saugerties, Boiceville, Kingston and Rosendale.