Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Animation: Quinn's New Video Game

Okay, not directly Pennipotens related.  This animation has had a very good run, and I'm already looking forward to a second magnum opus.  

In the meantime, however, I made a short (2:30) animation with my four-year-old son Quinn. Yes, indeed.  Quinn and I had discussed several times over the summer the video game he would like to design (which is funny, because he's never really played a video game, but he has a pretty good grasp on the concept, seems to me).  So I recorded one of our conversations as he finalized it and animated the "paper test".

Quinn's New Video Game premiered at the UNC Charlotte Art + Art History Faculty Biennial, but it will be screened at elementary schools in Mumbai and Deli as part of "Lessons in the Dark" and in Liblula Animation Festival in Lloret de Mar, Spain.  Not too shabby for a four-year-old, what?

When I told Quinn his animation would be screened at the faculty show, he was rather upset and "didn't want to share".  I can understand that, but we had a good conversation about it, and he was pretty jazzed about seeing his animation with lots of folks around.

Over the summer we'd traveling with my husband through central Europe and Quinn turned out to be a  natural, picking up critical language such as "Darf ich den Hund streicheln?" (May I pet the dog?) and other good life skills as we went along.  He referred to each new city and country as new "planets" and, really, it seemed to accurate an assessment to correct him.

Anyway, when I mentioned to him that it would be screened in the "planets" of India and Spain, he was really stoked.  When I mentioned that India was even farther away that central europe and that, in fact, neither Daddy nor I had ever been there much less shown artwork there, he got pretty jazzed.

This morning he asked me, "Mommy, can we show my video game to kids in all the different planets?"  Wow... No promises, but I'll always do the best I can, kiddo.

Oaxaca International Film Festival!

So I am SUPER stoked about this one!

Pennipotens will be screened in the Oaxaca International Film Festival this November.  It will be screened in the Experimental Shorts Section.  Specific screening dates/times will be announced soon.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bridge Fest 2012

Pennipotens was part of the Bridge Fest 2012 International Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada. It was also awarded 2nd Place in the Animation category!

More information can be found at http://bridge-fest.com/.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Charlotte Horror Film Festival

Pennipotens will be screened as part of the Charlotte Horror Film Festival:

October 28th at the EpiCenter at 4:30pm.

Amazingly, I'll actually be able to make it to this festival, so hopefully I'll see some familiar faces there! More information can be found at http://charlottehorrorfest.com/

Naperville Independent Film Festival

Pennipotens will be screened at the Naperville Independent Film Festival and is an official nomination for the Best Animation Award.

The dates and times are:

Tuesday 9/18/2012 at Classic Cinema, Theater 6 at 11:15pm

Thursday 9/20/2012 at Classic Cinema, Theater 5 at 10:05pm

More information can be found at http://www.NaperFilmFest.org

Sunday, July 15, 2012

No 5 Indie Spirit Film Festival

This is a little bit late, but Pennipotens was also screened as part of the 5th Indie Spirit Film Festival at the Cornerstone Arts Center of Colorado College (Colorado Springs) on April 20th and April 22nd.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2012 Fear No Film Festival

Pennipotens will be screened as part of the Fear No Film Festival during the 2012 Utah Arts Festival.
Part of the "Citizens of the Earth" block, Pennipotens was screened Friday June 22nd at 10pm and Sunday June 24th at 2pm in the Library Auditorium.

2012 California International Animation Festival

Pennipotens will be aired during the month of June on KAZV-TV as part of the California International Animation Festival.  More information can be found at www.CalAniFest.net.

Friday, April 20, 2012

9th Annual Tupelo Film Festival

Pennipotens will be part of the 9th Annual Tupelo Film Festival, May 16 -19th in Tupelo, MS.
Specific screening times will be posted soon.
In the meantime, visit:

Reelie Awarded for Best Animation!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

45th Humboldt Film Festival

Pennipotens is a finalist in the Animation Category. It will be screened at:

7:00pm on Wednesday April 18, 2012
JVD Theatre
Humboldt State University Campus
Arcata, CA

More information can be found at:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ego Searching

So I've been ego-searching "Pennipotens Freeman" to see if there are any articles I missed for my annual activity report, and I found this nice little write-up about Pennipotens back from when it screened at Strange Beauty Film Festival:

Strange beauties on the screen in Durham

Thanks kindly, Mr. Haygood!

And THIS just totally made my month!  A student had to create a video review of Pennipotens for a class.  TOTALLY hilarious.  The video doesn't load on the archive.org page: http://www.archive.org/details/StefaniePratsPennipotens_AReview, so I've posted it here.

Thanks extra kindly, Ms. Stephanie Prats, whoever you are!

Prime Time: New Media Juried Exhibiton

Asheville Art Museum
New Media Gallery | East Wing of Museum

Opening Reception: March 23, 2012
Open  March 23 - September 9, 2012

The opening of this exhibition will be celebrated in conjunction with all new gallery spaces and exhibitions opening as part of the Art Works PRIMED interim expansion project (East Wing of Museum). This reception and the PRIMED Members + Friends Launch Party will take place on March 23, 2012 from 7:30 - 11:00 p.m. "Creative" White Tie attire recommended. Free for Members, $5 non-Members.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Indy Grits Film Festival

Indy Grits Film Festival
April 20-29, 2012
Columbia, SC

This is a giant event with everything from films to puppets to music!  More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/ 185313764912586/
Official Website is at http://www.indiegrits.com/

Thursday, February 16, 2012

2012 Uptown / Detroit Independent Film Festival

Pennipotens was nominated for Best Experimental in the National + International Competition in the Uptown Film Festival in Birmingham, Michigan! The festival will ran March 8-10 that the Uptown Birmingham 8 and Uptown Palladium Theaters.  Although it wasn't awarded the final prize, the nomination was a huge honor... thank you, Birmingham!

Uptown Film Festival Program.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Albany Film Festival

Pennipotens was also be screened as part of the Albany Film Festival and was also a finalist for an award.
Screenings and awards happened all day on March 3rd at the Albany Community Center in Albany, California.

More info can be found at http://www.albanyfilmfest.org.

Greenbay Film Festival

Pennipotens will be screened at the 2nd Annual Greenbay Film Festival, March 23-25th, 2012 at Radisson Hotel and Convention Center in Greenbay, Wisconsin. Specifically, it will be screened on March 24th at 11:00am. 
More info can be found at http://www.gbfilmfestival.org/

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Big Muddy Film Festival

Pennipotens will be part of Big Muddy Film Festival 34

Sunday, February 26th at 1:00pm
Guyon Auditorium
Morris Library, SIUC
605 Agriculture Drive,
Carbondale, IL 62901
More information can be found at http://bigmuddyfilm.com/

Awarded Best Animation!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Appalachian Film Festival

"Pennipotens" is a finalist in the Appalachian Film Festival!

February 24-25th, 2011
Marshall University at the Keith Albee Theater
Huntington, West Virginia

**Update** I was awarded second place in the Short Film Category! Sweet, Big, Blue Apple!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Strange Beauty Film Festival

Strange Beauty 2012 preview from Jim Haverkamp on Vimeo.

Pennipotens will be screened as part of Strange Beauty Film Festival in Raleigh, NC.

February 16-18, 2012
Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, NC

Pennipotens will be screened Thursday, 2/16 at 8:15PM as part of Block 1.
Ticket information can be found at http://www.manbitesdogtheater.org/389/
The full festival schedule can be found at http://strangebeauty.org/

15th Annual George Lindsey UNA Film Festival

Pennipotens will be screened at:
The University of North Alabama
Stevens Hall - 101, Florence, AL 35632-0001

March 1-3, 2012

More details will be announced shortly at:

"Prime Time" Trailer Screening in Asheville, NC

From the Asheville Art Museum website:

"The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present Ready for Prime Time, a preview party celebratingPrime Time: New Media Juried Exhibition, the inaugural exhibition of the New Media Gallery scheduled to open in the Museum's newly-expanded East Wing in March 2012. Ready for Prime Time will take place at Asheville CityMac, located at 755 Biltmore Avenue in Biltmore Village, on Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. (audiences of all ages are welcome). A $5 donation at the door is suggested to support ongoing exhibitions and educational programming at the Museum."

They'll be screening the one-minute trailer for "Pennipotens" along with several other shorts, and will narrow down the final works for screening from there. 

Cross your fingers!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Screening in Charlotte, NC, Thursday January 12th!

I'm really thrilled to announce that Pennipotens will be screened in Charlotte on January 12th... it's North Carolina Premiere!

Indie Spotlight on Heather Freeman
Thursday, Jan. 12 / 7:30 PM
WHERE The Light Factory
345 N. College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
ADMISSION $8 General Public
Free to The Light Factory Paparazzi
& The McColl Center Contemporaries
(Tonight's screening is presented in partnership with The McColl Center for Visual Art.)
More information at www.LightFactory.org.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Love Your Shorts Film Festival

Official Selection!

The Love Your Shorts Film Festival will be held February 10 - 12, 2012 at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Sanford, FL.

Pennipotens will be screened with other animations on Sunday, February 12th at 1pm.