If you can dream it, you can do it. -Walt Disney
Quality is a great business plan. -John Lasseter
Let's make some funny pictures. -Tex Avery
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When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins. -Chuck Jones
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? -Jesus
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What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. -Ralph Bakshi
Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about. -Chuck Jones
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The Bitfilm Festival has started its call for entries. Filmmakers may submit their digital films until November 1st, 2012 to the website http://www.bitfilm.com/festival
For the thirteenth time since 2000, the Bitfilm Festival will be showcasing films that use digital technology in a creative and innovative way. All films will be screened on the Internet as well as in real-life places. The worldwide audience will decice by voting online about the winners of the Bitfilm awards.
There will be four awards in these competition categories:
Computer-generated 3D animation short films
Digitally made 2D animation short films
Digitally composed hybrid films, mixing live action and animation
Digital films shot in real-time inside computer games or virtual worlds
For the first time, Bitcoins will be used for the voting process and as prize money. Bitcoin is a digital, decentralized, peer-to-peer-based currency that works without a central bank and knows no inflation.
Each film will have its own Bitcoin account, users may express their preference by donating Bitcoins (or fractions of it) to the films of their liking. The film in each category with the most Bitcoins will win, the donated Bitcoins will be shared among the three highest ranked films.
"We are very fascinated by Bitcoin", says Bitfilms managing director Aaron Koenig. "A digital currency that works like gold but can be transferred online is just what we need in these times of ever growing debt and a doomed Euro. We want to show that Bitcoin can do things no other payment system can do, such as providing a fair voting mechanism for an online competition and generating money for talented film makers.
The festival's trailer is a re-edited version of an animated short film Bitfilm has produced for Bitcoin.de, a marketplace to trade Bitcoins, which explains the new currency in a simple and humorous way:
BITFILM IS LOOKING FOR ANIMATORS!
We are getting more and more requests from clients who have seen our Bitcoin film and also want an animated film to explain their products and services on their website.
So we are looking for independent animators or small animation studios who would like to co-operate with us, especially in countries where labour costs are lower than in Europe (the Bitcoin film was animated in India).
If you want to work with us, please contact us with a link to your showreel: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bitfilm Team
P.S. And don't forget to submit your film to our festival: http://www.bitfilm.com/festival
Submission deadline is November 1, 2012.
BITFILM FESTIVAL DEADLINE PROLONGED
We have prolonged the deadline for submissions, so you have now one more month to submit your films to the Bitfilm Festival.
The new deadline is December 1st, 2012.
If you haven't done so yet, please submit your film here:
If you are not a filmmaker yourself, but you want to see a film of your taste in our competition, please feel free to send us your recommendation. Please send us the title of your favourite digital animation of the year, together with a YouTube or Vimeo link to: email@example.com
BITFILM FESTIVAL DATES CONFIRMED
The exact dates of the Bitfilm Festival have now been confirmed:
The online competition will start on January 9th, 2013, with a kick-off event in Hamburg, Germany.
Online voting will be possible until April 9th, 2013.
The closing event will take place from April 18th to April 20th in Hamburg, Germany.
The Bitfilm Network team
JUST FIVE MORE DAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM
The deadline to submit your film to the Bitfilm Festival is December 1st! So if you haven't submitted any film yet, please do so now:
NEW BITFILM PRODUCTION ONLINE
An animated video that we produced for the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET) is now online:
The animation was done in India by Vijarayaj D and his team. Please have a look!
The Bitfilm Team
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