Animoweb and Guerre e Pace Filmfest 2008 in Nettuno
The movies of the 4th Edition of AniMOweb are presented during the 6th edition of Guerre e Pace (Wars and Peace) Filmfest taking place in Nettuno near Rome from 21st to 27th July.
The festival is located in the impressive Sangallo Fortress and has been organised by Associazione Culturale Seven. Every year, it proposes a schedule of films and documentaries on the themes of war and peace. Showcasing aniMOweb 4th Edition movies about parallel themes, the festival is dealing with cartoons for the first time.
During Guerre e Pace Filmfest a selection of the best short films of the festival promoted by Modena Province will be proposed before the evening screenings of feature films. The section devoted to AniMOweb also involves a presentation of the contest by Andrea Cavazzuti - ex- editor of aniMOweb - on the 22nd July.
DVDs on the 4th edition of aniMOweb will be given freely. In addition, all the movies will be performed on the big plasma display panel in Sala Luce on one of the afternoons following Guerre e Pace Filmfest.
Animoweb contest has reached its 4th edition. Unfortunately, there are few chances it will start again. However, the movies and videogames produced in the 4 years of the festival from 2002 to 2005 are still largely appreciated and remain fresh and interesting.
As well as with ainMOweb, the schedule of the 6th Edition of Guerre e Pace Filmfest includes some outstanding live action feature films produced in 2007 and 2008, such as Hotel Meina by Carlo Lizzani, Lions for Lambs by Robert Redford, The Kite Runner by Marc Forster and many others. The programme also includes historical documentaries on 2nd World War by Istituto Luce, the presentation of the books by the journalists Giuliana Sgrena and Duilio Gianmaria and finally two exhibitions organised by the Italian State Police and the Italian Red Cross Association.
Nina Paley winner at Annecy 2008
Nina Paley's film Sita sings the Blues is the 1st prize winner in the section of feature films at the 2008 International Animation Festival in Annecy, ahead of Idiots and Angels by Bill Plympton and other 7 high quality cinema productions costing several millions of euros. During the prize awarding ceremony the American cartoonist received her prize (the Cristal D'Or) directly from the hands of Barry Purves, member of the jury together with Matt Groening, the creator of the Simpsons series.
During the 4th edition of AniMOweb Nina was one of the members of the jury, together with Luca Raffaelli, Matteo Bittanti, Gili Dolev, Daniela Marsino and Chiara Rubbiani.
Nina Paley took part in the festival in Modena in March 2006, presenting her short animation films and long parts of Sita Sings the Blues, still in progress at the time. Sita is being screened with great success in numerous other festivals all over the world. The film will be a DVD. Information can be found in the site of the American cartoonist and animator.
AniMOweb editorial staff wishes to congratulate Nina for her great and deserved success and for this 1st prize in Annecy - a turning point in her career. We are very proud about being the first to invite her to Italy and about contributing - even for a very small part - to promote her work.
aniMOweb at Web and Music Festival 2006
AniMOweb animations and videogames are taking part in WebFestival 1st Edition, from Thursday, 19th October to Saturday, 21st October in Francavilla sul Mare, in the province of Chieti.
This new event is associated with the WebItaliaPrize (5th edition in 2006), the annual occasion where the Oscars for the best Italian sites are awarded.
The Councillor for Culture of Modena Province Beniamino Grandi and Andrea Cavazzuti, aniMOweb's coordinator, are holding a workshop on the 4 editions of the Modenese contest. They are illustrating the organisation and the results of the festival and showing the most significant movies since the 2002 edition. A large number of DVDs of the edition on the themes of peace and war (which concluded in March 2006) will be delivered to participants.
The workshop on aniMOweb is due for Friday, 20th October from 12 to 1 p.m. at Museo Michetti (MU.MI) in Francavilla sul Mare.
The WebFestival schedule is impressive, including meetings, workshops, musical shows, multimedia events, premières of films and art works presentations. The leading theme of this edition is web music.
WebFestival is organised by SynTeam. It is a good opportunity to meet Web professionals and amateurs from all over Italy and a further showcase for aniMOweb authors, who will see their works promoted once more.
The event closes on Saturday, 21st October at 6 p.m. with the prize awarding ceremony of the best Italian sites presented by the unforgotten Carlo Massarini, also present at aniMOweb two first editions on the themes of Tourism and Environment.
AniMOweb at the Festival of International Cooperation and Solidarity
AniMOweb takes part in the first Festival of International Cooperation and Solidarity with the title "Let us globalise peace and justice". The event is taking place in Modena, Via Salvo D'Acquisto at Parco della Repubblica, on the nights from 14th to 18th June at 9 p.m., with meetings and other programmes. Before each contribution, the films of aniMOweb 4th edition on the themes of peace and conflicts are showed for the audience. On the first night, 14th June, after the welcoming introduction by local authorities, Padre Alex Zanotelli is contributing. On the 15th June "Rights, Duties, Justice", a talk with the judge Gherardo Colombo. On 16th June "Un'altra Strada" (Another street), presentation of the book by the photographer Leda Tasselli, on the life of street people in Săo Paulo, Brazil. Together with the author, contributors are: Maurizio Chierici, journalist and writer, Antonio Vermigli, Rete Radiè Resc, Gianni Minà, journalist and writer. On 17th June "Stop sexual tourism against children", a talk with Antonio Condorelli of the Human Rights Centre in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil, Luca Mucci, Italian representative of the Campaign Stop Child Sexual Tourism. Finally, on 18th June "Information and the Southern part of the world: what we should know and few people tell" a meeting with Rodrigo Vergara, Arcoris TV and journalists of the Modenese media, a reportage on the Sarahawi people.
The Festival of International Cooperation and Solidarity has been organised by Associazione Di Solidarietà Internazionale Modena Terzo Mondo Onlus and by Circolo Florida, in cooperation with other 22 associations of volunteers, with the patronage of Modena Municipality and Provincia.
In order to support some projects of international cooperation in Brazil, it is possible to have dinner at the traditional cuisine restaurant (opening every night at 7.30). These projects are about the building of a children's house in Săo Paulo, a sports centre in Goiânia, the Fernanda Park Centre and the Itaberai Saint Frances centre. After the meetings Latin American dances and capoeira.
Control Arms and aniMOweb
The aniMOweb animations are showed during the events organized by Amnesty International section of Modena in support of the international campaign Control Arms.
Control Arms is a world-wide campaign promoted by Amnesty International, Iansa and Oxfam asking governments to toughen up controls on the arms trade, with the goal of an International Arms Trade Treaty to be adopted in the short period.
Amnesty International Italia 064 group of Modena organizes some events to support the Control Arms campaign, in collaboration with ARCI Solidarietà, Associazione Papa Giovanni XXIII, Attac Modena, Casa per la pace, Cooperativa sociale Oltremare, Emergency Modena, Legambiente Modena, Libera nomi e numeri contro le mafie, Modena per gli altri, Modena Terzo Mondo, Overseas, Pax Christi peace point of Modena, Rete Lilliput node of Modena, W.W.F. section of Modena.
The Conference "Arms out of control: from the manufacturer to the consumer" takes place on Wednesday the 26th April, at 21PM, in La Tenda, Molza street in Modena.
The contributors are:
- Fabio Affinito, Amnesty International italian section
- Marco Deriu, Parma University
- Tonio Dell'Olio, Libera International network
- Paolo Busoni, Emergency
- Francesco Galli, from TRC is presenting the conference.
During the night a selection of the animations of the aniMOweb 4th edition on the theme of conflicts, war and peace is showed.
Arcoiris TV is shooting a tv feature about the event.
From 21/04/2006 to 05/05/2006, an international photo exhibition is organized at the Palazzo S. Margherita in Corso Canalgrande n° 103 in Modena, images against the international arms trade.
During both events an informative table is organized about the Control Arms" campaign. There it is possible to sign the support request to the campaign addressed to the italian government, and participate to the worldwide photo-petition "One Million Faces" for the ONU.
For more informations about the modenese events of Control arms Campaign:
- Elisa Passini (Amnesty International Modena).
The video about the Conference Control Arms of the 26th of April in Modena
Official prizes of the contest and sponsor prizes
Saturday 11th March, the official prize awarding ceremony of aniMOweb 4th Edition on the themes of peace and war is taking place during the night with the presentation of Luca Raffaelli.
The official budget of prizes assigned by the jury (Matteo Bittanti, Gili Dolev, Daniela Marsino, Nina Paley, Luca Raffaelli and Chiara Rubbiani) amounts to ¿ 8.800.
The prizes are 14 for the 3 sections of the contest, the INTRO section, the GAMES AND INTERACTICTIVITY section and the SHORT FILMS section.
The 1st prizes for each section are ¿ 1.500, the 2nd prizes ¿ 700, the 3rd prizes ¿ 300.
In section C of short films there are two 2nd prizes and two 3rd prizes (one for Italian authors, one for foreign authors). The visitors of aniMOweb site assign the AUDIENCE PRIZE amounting to ¿ 100, for each section, selecting and voting their favourite movies. The deadline for voting is 5th March 2006.
The jury might decide further prizes and special mentions. The sponsor prizes will be added to these official prizes offered by Modena Province and Centro Servizi Volontariato.
THE TAB PRIZE
Digital Video, the software house in Rome producing leading applications in cartoon animation like Toonz and The-Tab, offers three copies of The Tab 2.2 amounting to $395 each. The-Tab is software for web animation. 2.2 Version, just issued, offers the opportunity to export animation to mobile phones and other wireless devices. Digital Video team will assign the three copies, one for each section of the contest.
CG COMPUTER GAZETTE PRIZE
IHT Gruppo Editoriale, publishing house of the monthly magazine CG COMPUTER GAZETTE offers a 2-year subscription. The magazine is about visual computing, 3D, digital video, CAD/PLM, audio, DVD, VFX, DCC e HDV. The prize is assigned by the editorial staff of the magazine to an Italian author participating in section C of short animated films. Francesco Filippi, editor of the E-Motion section of the magazine and presenting his ad for ANT, is handing the prize to the winner.
Luca Raffaelli introduces the prize awarding ceremony of aniMOweb 4th Edition
The schedule of the concluding three days of aniMOweb - from 9th to 11th March in Modena - is almost complete.
The members of the jury are also taking part: Gili Dolev, Daniela Marsino, Luca Raffaelli, Nina Paley and Chiara Rubbiani, while Matteo Bittanti is busy in San Francisco.
The prize awarding ceremony is presented by Luca Raffaelli, one of the most outstanding animation cinema and comics experts, journalist for La Repubblica, artistic director of the international festivals I Castelli animati and Romics.
On the afternoon of 11th March, before the prize awarding, the same Luca Raffaelli, Gili Dolev and Nina Paley will be holding a seminar. Luca Raffaelli is introducing the P.O.P. project, a short film about peace created with Palestinian and Israeli young people. Gili Dolev is introducing the making of Promised Land - an intense and ironic picture of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - and Meine Heimatstadt on the holocaust of the Jewish People during 2nd World War. Nina Paley is illustrating some of her animated short films, among which The Stork, on the theme of human overpopulation as a simple demographic cause for the disasters on our planet and some extracts from Sita Sings the Blues, an animated film created by herself with Flash on the Indian legend of the Ramayana.
Daniela Marsino takes part as well. She's introducing the movie The Race, winner of the 3rd edition of the contest in the intro section, while Chiara Rubbiani is discussing the activities of Centro Servizi Volontariato of Modena, sponsor of aniMOweb 4th edition.
As for the jury, Luca Raffaelli is also presenting as bestselling author the new edition of the Le Anime Disegnate, illustrating the mysteries, the legends and the truth about the most popular animated cartoons, from Disney to the other American movies and finally to the up-and-coming Japanese animation.
Anticipation on the concluding week of aniMOweb 4th Edition
The official prize awarding of the 4th Edition of aniMOweb about conflicts, peace and war is taking place on the night of Saturday, 11th March 2006 at Teatro San Carlo in Modena.
The appointments of the concluding week are the following: Thursday, 9th March film review for schools at Sala Truffaut in Modena, Friday, 10th March other films, meetings and seminars Aula Magna Istituto Fermi, Saturday, 11th March films, meeting and seminars at Teatro San Carlo before the official prize awarding taking place at 9 p.m.
Some scheduled events in these 3 days:
- Biennale della pace di Pisa (Pisa Peace Biennale): prize winner films with Tommaso Buquicchio, artistic director of the Tuscan festival
- Webmatch (webmatch.org), sites about war and peace illustrated by their authors and discussed with the audience with the contribution of Giuliano Gaia, Stefania Bojano and Francesco Galli
- Design-Radar: presentation of the project NOWAR on visual writing and of the previous NOWAR - Small Network against War, edited by Jack La Motta
- Nina Paley (Jury) filmography
- Gili Dolev (Jury) filmography
- Fallen art, animated film directed by Tomek Baginski of Platige Image (Poland)
- Daniela Marsino (Jury)
- Luca Raffaelli (Jury), short film P.O.P. (Pace of Peace) and documentary film, Palestinian and Israeli young people creating together a short film on peace
- Kim Grinfeder Money Power and Respect Project (USA) on the tragic suburban life in American cities/city outskirts.
- Short film Cavallette (Grasshoppers) by Bruno Bozzetto, Oscar nomination in 1991
- Documentary film The Gamers on cyber-athletes Olimpic games (violent First Person Shooter games)
- All the movies and video games of aniMOweb 4th Edition (vote the audience prize)
- Meeting aniMOweb authors illustrating their movies and video games
- Modena Volunteer Service Centre talking about their activities and voluntary service in Modena.
Other events are being organised and will be announced in the next weeks.
Animoweb at La Sapienza University of Rome
Monday, 16th January at 2 p.m. a seminar about aniMOweb is taking place with the contribution of Beniamino Grandi, Councillor for Arts and Culture of Modena Province and Andrea Cavazzuti, organiser of the contest, at La Sapienza University in Rome (Caserma Sani, Via Principe Amedeo 184).
Animoweb becomes a case study of the course in Marketing and Communication of the Territory held by professors Anna Rosa Montani and Alessandra Sannella, Faculty of Communication Science of La Sapienza University.
While the fourth edition of the contest on the themes of conflicts, war and peace is still going on with 90 submissions and the online audience vote, this meeting with university students represents an opportunity to illustrate aniMOweb story, motivations, aims and promotional effects on Modena and its territory. In addition, a selection of the works submitted by web designers, animators and amateurs in the four editions of the contest will be presented, as well as the concluding week (March) events for this fourth edition and the prize awarding ceremony, due for Saturday, 11th March.
The seminar is lasting about 2 hs and students will be given DVDs of the 2003 and 2004 editions of aniMOweb. Some copies of the DVD are still available and can be requested by writing to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The video of the seminar about aniMOweb at La Sapienza University in Rome the 16th of January 2006 (courtesy by Alessandra Sannella)
The audience vote is on line
The time to vote, in order to assign the audience prize of the site aniMOweb, runs from 23rd December 2005 to 5th March 2006. The prize consists in ¿ 100 for each section of the contest (total budget of ¿ 300) and will be assigned to the three works reaching the highest score per section. Click the following links in order to vote section A (intro), section B (games and interactivity) and section C (animated short films).
Enter the online vote pages also from the VOTE section of this site.
It is possible to express one vote (score: 1 to 5) for each movie, but it is also allowed to vote for some movies only, with a minimum limit of 10 total scores per section (if at least 10 total scores are not assigned, the voting procedure is interrupted and it is necessary to repeat it).
In the on line vote pages, the biographical notes about the participants are summarised. In order to read the comments of the authors and their biographies, visit the BROWSE section of this site.
It is possible to view each movie by clicking on the title or on the image.
To assign a score, select a number from 0 to 5 in the pop-up menu under the photo of the movie. In order to vote, it is compulsory to fill in the form at the bottom of the on line vote pages. Subsequently press the button "Vote section (A,B,C)".
Only one voting procedure is admitted per computer and per person for each section. It has been decided that filling in the form is an obligatory task (name and surname, city, e-mail address) to make voters more responsible in assigning a money prize. To ensure the highest level of regularity in the voting procedure, aniMOweb editorial staff will periodically make random controls.
The vote counting programme will accept a maximum of 2 voting sessions from the same IP number.
The data of the voting forms are subject to the current laws concerning privacy and will not be used in any other way than the voting procedure.
The contest regulation establishes that the contest organisers retain the right to cancel with incontrovertible decision irregular votes.
The incomplete results of the on line voting will not be published, so as not to influence the decision of voters in any way during voting time.
The final results will be announced during the prize awarding ceremony due for end of February 2006 and will be published in subsequent news.
90 submissions for aniMOweb 4th Edition
The deadline of 4th December to submit works for the 4th Edition of aniMOweb has expired. It has been a great success. The theme of conflicts, cult of war and culture of peace has enticed the participation of authors from all over the world. There are 90 submissions, the highest number in the 4 editions of the contest.
It is too soon to make a commentary on the quality of works and on the subjects chosen by authors. There will be news on this after the publication of the movies. A great many submissions have not been examined yet, may be some CDROM will arrive, but it seems there is a large variety of ideas and approach.
The publication of these works will take longer than estimated, since last minute submissions are a lot. 8th December is a festivity and offices are closed until Monday, 12th December. As a consequence of that, the publication will presumably take place around that date. It will take some days before all the movies can be browsed and the audience vote can begin.
For the moment we would like to thank all the authors that have worked hard for long weeks to produce these jewels. They will certainly offer fresh ideas and reflections on the proposed theme. There are messages of hope and disdain, everybody has used irony, rather than dramatic and emphatic tones, with the aim to take part in the success of the project.
NOWAR!PROJECT: Design Radar at aniMOweb Festival
Design Radar launches NOWAR!PROJECT, a VISUAL WRITING project wich will be presented during the conclusive week of aniMOweb in February 2006 (the exact dates will be decided within the month of December 2005). It's a collaborative project involving artists and visual/graphic designers, aiming at the creation of visual narrations where the writing interlaces with illustration and mobile images.
The theme, coherent with aniMOweb 4th edition on conflicts and peace, is a clear and direct "no to war".
Authors can participate with images, texts, animations, movies, sounds and works must be sent on digital device by email/web.
For all the information and guidelines to participate in NOWAR!PROJECT, see the site of Design Radar, a no profit collective project created in 2001 with the purpose to support and inform about experiences online/offline on webdesign, design, art and communication in general.
NOWAR!PROJECT su Design Radar
Deadline delayed to 4th December 2005
Authors planning to take part in the 4th edition of aniMOweb have 4 more days available to send submissions. The deadline is postponed from 30th November to 4th December 2005. For the submission of files beyond 3,5 MB in a CD ROM the postal date is considered the reference date.
The procedure for the publication of submissions on the aniMOweb site starts from 5th December and its conclusion will be depending not only on the number of works, but also on the number of submissions of the very last moment. The movies will be browsable approximately during the week from 12th to 17th December. Shortly afterwards, the audience vote time begins and will last until the festival in February 2006.
For further information about participation and movie submission see the news with last tips.
aniMOweb 2003 DVD published
The Council for Environment and Sustainable Development and The Presidency of Modena Province are glad to present aniMOweb 2003 DVD-ROM, containing the submissions for the 2nd Edition of the contest on environment and air pollution.
Sustainable development and the need to combine the growth of human activities with the requirements of the environment, waste disposal, pollutants in the atmosphere, water pollution, noise pollution: more than 50 artists from all over the world produced intros, games, interactive products and short films to focus attention in a creative and original way on these themes of the contest.
In 2003 the Councillor for Environment contributing to the success of aniMOweb was Ferruccio Giovanelli. The current Councillor who made possible the publication of this DVD in October 2005 is Alberto Caldana, continuing the contribution of his predecessor.
The DVD-ROM (italian language only but very easy to browse) is free and allows the vision of aniMOweb 2003 works also out of the original context for which they were created. Although the real destination of these works is the Web, it is interesting to view them full screen on a TV set. This also offers people who do not usually make use of a computer an opportunity to see them.
The DVD-ROM also contains the original Macromedia Flash files submitted for the contest. With a common CD-ROM player on a computer it is possible to play the games or interact with the interactive applications of the contest.
HOW TO ASK FOR A FREE COPY OF THE DVD
The DVD-ROM has been printed into 2000 copies and it is given out during the events organised by the Council for Environment of Modena Province. The remaining copies can be asked freely by writing to email@example.com. Please provide name, surname and postal address.
WebMatch and aniMOweb
During the concluding week of aniMOweb 4th edition in February 2006, a special session of WebMatch (WebMatch.org) is taking place with a meeting/match between webdesigners and audience. The aim is to analyse and discuss excellent Internet sites. Stefania Bojano and Giuliano Gaia have already been organising 5 web matches all over Italy. With aniMOweb the purpose is to explore the themes of conflicts, war and culture of peace in sites devoted to these subjects. In November 2004 aniMOweb was special guest during a web match in Bologna, organised with the contribution of Francesco Galli - Yo-Yoll.net- (see the report of the event ).
WebMatch is a useful and unusual way to learn about the professional devices and secrets of Italian web designers, in an informal and friendly atmosphere, during interaction between the public and webmasters. Before February 2006 aniMOweb WebMatch, WebMatch.org organises an ArtMatch with San Francisco MOMA: the MOMA site manager Peter Samis takes part in a "match" against the public illustrating the project "Making Sense of Modern Art". The ArtMatch is taking place, Friday, 7th October at 6.30 p.m. at Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan.
Info: www.webmatch.org - firstname.lastname@example.org
The photos by Luigi Ottani in the guidelines of aniMOweb
The guidelines of aniMOweb include some general indications for each section, a reference text that introduces the topic of conflicts, war and peace and finally some images that the authors can use freely in order to produce their works for the contest.
In this fourth edition the images of the guidelines of aniMOweb are by and large (125 out of 128) the wonderful photographs made available by courtesy of the photographer and freelance journalist Luigi Ottani (www.luigiottani.it). They are exclusively for the uses of the contest.
Luigi Ottani was born in 1965, lives in Formigine (MODENA). He works as a newspaper, advertising and reportage photographer. His photographs have been published in the most important Italian newspapers and magazines and in the most outstanding international photography reviews. He is the author of numerous exhibitions and publications and works for "Avvenire", "Gazzetta di Modena" and "L'Espresso".
In 2004 his photograph of a Palestinian child was used as the symbol -image of a world Campaign in favour of Peace. In collaboration with the associations "Rock Not War", "Fair trade", Ecpat, CSI, Overseas and Legambiente he contributed to narrating, with unmistakable hope, the situation in the refugees camps of the Sahel in Eritrea, Bosnia just after the tremendous conflict of the Balkans, the life of the refugees from Saharawi, who have been living for 30 years in the Algerian desert, the plague of the adolescent prostitution in Cambodia, Palestine during the 2nd Intifada, Srilanka ravaged by the Tsunami and Chernobyl approximately after 20 years from the nuclear disaster.
The 125 artistic photos selected for aniMoweb guidelines do not show bloody scenes (Luigi Ottani is not a war reporter, even if he often works in dangerous situations and contexts), but depict the thin layer between daily life and tragedy or impending tragedy. They are able to highlight paradoxical situations and typical moments in the life of people living at the limit of survival.
All the photos by Luigi Ottani have a spirit of their own, but the opportunity to animate them in a "cinematographic" way, is an interesting challenge - not to miss- for authors of aniMOweb.
We remind participants that , like in previous editions, the contest regulation requires, for sections A (Intro animated) and B (games and interactivity), the use of at least one of the photos of the guidelines, which can be revised in any way. For section C of short animated movies the use of the images of the guidelines is optional. The regulation also allows the use of any further image, provided it is copyright free.
In preparation the DVD of aniMOweb 2003 about the theme of environment
Some good news for the 57 participants in the 2003 edition of aniMOweb: the Council for Environment of Modena Province has decided to produce the DVD-ROM about the second edition of aniMOweb on the topics of environment and atmospheric pollution. The DVD-ROM of aniMOweb 2003 will therefore be available together with the DVD-ROM of aniMOweb 2004 on the topics of women and equal opportunities. The DVD-ROM of aniMOweb 2003 is going to be printed in 2000 copies and is ready for free distribution in October 2005. It is still possible to ask for a copy of the DVD-ROM of aniMOweb 2004 and/or to book a copy of the DVD-ROM of aniMOweb 2003 writing to the address email@example.com.
7th Edition of the Pisa Cinema for Peace Biennale and AniMOweb
The 7th edition of the Pisa Cinema for Peace Biennale is taking place at the Multimedia Centre of Stazione Leopolda in Pisa from 17th to 19th November (www.cinemaperlapace.it - also in the English Language).
The Biennale regulation contemplates the sections "Peace Fiction" (contest for short films/fiction - ¿ 1.000), "Documentaries for Peace" (contest for documentary films- ¿ 1.000), "E-peace" (contest for Internet short films - ¿ 500), "Peace School"(contest for short films produced by school students - ¿ 500).
The deadline for submissions is 1st October 2005.
For the section "E-peace", short films with a maximum duration of 150 seconds can be submitted in the digital formats compatible with Internet diffusion (therefore in Flash format as well) in a DVD or in a CD-ROM. More information can be found in the above mentioned site.
An agreement between Pisa Cinema For Peace Biennale and aniMOweb will result in forms of collaboration between the two festivals. For example, the winning works of the previous editions of the Biennale and a selection of animated movies will be presented during aniMOweb Festival in February 2006 by the editorial staff of the Tuscan contest.
Since the two festivals have similar themes (in particular, the E-peace section of Pisa Cinema For Peace Biennale - deadline 1st October, max. 150 seconds - with aniMOweb 4th edition theme on conflicts, war and peace - deadline 30th November, max 300Kb for intros, 10 Mb for short films), it is possible to participate in both contests with the same movie, by combining the requisites.
This, however, does not prevent authors to take part with different works in both festivals.
Emilia Romagna Animated Region DVD
After the conference entitled "Emilia Romagna Regione Animata" (Emilia Romagna Animated Region) on 11th November 2004, Emilia-Romagna Film Commission and Achtoons have published the DVD presenting all the companies and institutions dealing with animation in the territory of our Regione. The DVD contains the showreels devoted to festivals, production companies and directors. Together with Future Film Festival of Bologna and Cartoon Club of Rimini, aniMOweb showreel includes sequences of movies of the editions of 2002, 2003 and 2004 by authors from Emilia Romagna, as the Region requested. The DVD was presented during MIFA in Annecy (the market of animation) and can be requested to Emilia-Romagna Film Commission only by professionals.
Presentation of aniMOweb in a course on environment education
AniMOweb site has been identified as an example of good practice in public communication in a course on environment education for researchers of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità. Anna Rosa Montani, was the contributor. She is Professor of Sociology of the territory and of tourism, of Communication and Marketing at the Faculty of Sciences of Communication at La Sapienza University in Rome. AniMOweb editorial staff wish to thank Anna Rosa Montani heartily.
Report about Premio Donna è Web Italia 2005
On 14 May, the interesting review of Premio Donna Italia Web 2005 took place in Viareggio with the prize awarding of the best sites created by Italian women. The event is organised by Lucca Province with the cooperation of Syn Team and it is the "feminine" version of the annual Premio Web Italia (Italian web prize) of Francavilla sul Mare in the province of Chieti.
The first prize went to Team Bazar in the person of the chief executive officer Eugenia Romanelli, the communication manager Cristiana Scoppa, the art director Mara Codalli and Vera Risi. The winner site is www.bazarweb.info a model of e-zine, which is particularly effective in promoting free culture with the help of actors and musicians like Renzo Arbore, Claudio Amendola, Alessandro Benvenuti and many others. Team Bazar introduced aniMOweb 2004 movies during Energie Creative at Turin Palace of Sports in November 2004.
Second placed with the special mention of the jury was www.elmuz.com by Laura Copelli on behalf of Exhibit 11 in Turin. The site exhibits the photographs by Elena Muzzarelli with a particularly intuitive use of Flash interactivity. Laura Copelli submitted successful works for aniMOweb 2002 and 2003.
Other women authors submitting works for the previous editions of aniMOweb received awards in Viareggio. Mia Pontano (aniMOweb 2002) won a special prize in the category Best Practices with pixelica.it, while Roberta Matteini (aniMOweb 2004, vitaminadonna.it) placed among the nominations for the special prize of the category Web Team.
Before the prize awarding, in the same room of Centro Congressi Principe di Piemonte, the Councillor for Equal Opportunities of Lucca Province Cecilia Carmassi introduced a workshop on aniMOweb. Morena Diazzi, Councillor of Modena Province, had been invited, but was unable to go because of engagements in Modena. Andrea Cavazzuti of aniMOweb editorial staff, on her behalf, presented the showreel created for Emilia Romagna Animated Region DVD (by Film Commission of Regione Emilia Romagna) and some movies. On the occasion 100 free copies of aniMOweb DVD were handed out to the public. The DVD can be requested writing to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The introduction of aniMOweb at Premio Donna Web Italia
The Prize Awarding Ceremony
3- years Course in Animation at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
The call for participation for the courses at Dipartimento di Animazione of Scuola Nazionale di Cinema - Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - has been published. On a total amount of 78 posts in the different disciplines (directing, screenplay writing, montage) 16 are the posts for animation at Dipartimento di Animazione in Chieri (Turin). The call is addressed to young European citizens ( 1 post is reserved for non- Europeans). The courses deal with the various techniques of traditional and computer animation, including the use of Flash. Deadline for application: July 15, 2005.
For more information:
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - Dipartimento Animazione
strada Pecetto 34 10023 Chieri (Torino)
Tel. (39) 011 947 32 84 int. 201
fax (39) 011 940 27 00
il sito: www.csc-cinematografia.it/animazione
il bando: www.csc-cinematografia.it/animazione/Bando_di_Concorso.pdf
FlashFestival in Turin
The concluding event of the 4th edition of FlashFestival (by -Associazione Culturale Azimut with the cooperation of Regione Piemonte, Council for Culture of Comune di Torino and Fondazione CRT) is taking place in Turin with the projection of some contestant movies and the contribution of some members of the jury on Monday, 30 May at 4 p.m. at Palazzo Nuovo - Sala Auditorium Multidams - Via S. Ottavio, 20. Wednesday, 31 May, the projection is being repeated during the prize awarding in Piazza Emanuele Filiberto, Via S. Agostino and Quadrilatero Romano.
aniMOweb 2005 about the theme of WAR AND CULTURE OF PEACE
The aniMOweb Team is happy to announce that the fourth edition of the contest is coming. The selected theme is about WAR AND THE CULTURE OF PEACE. The contest starts at the beginnning of this June. The deadline is scheduled for the end of October while the conclusive week with the Festival will be organized in Modena between January and February 2006.
aniMOweb guest of PREMIO DONNA E' WEB 2005 in Viareggio
The 13th and 14th of May in Viareggio ends the second edition of DONNA E' WEB - Premio Web Italia 2005. This is the event that prizes the best italian women working in web design. The aniMOweb team was invited by the organizators to show the aniMOweb 2004 DVD about women and equal opportunities to the audience before the prize awarding ceremony. The Councillor for Equal Opportunities of Modena Province Morena Diazzi will present the aniMOweb workshop.
The Flash movie SI TU N'ETAIS PAS LA' by MATTIA FRANCESCO LAVIOSA winner of aniMOweb 2004 in the short animated films section has been selected in the internet category of the Annecy Animated Film Festival