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.