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Aniwow!2008 China Int'l Student Animation Festival
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Updated: 2008-10-22 09:15

Initiated by Communication University of China in 2006, [Aniwow!] China (Beijing) International Student Animation Festival is the first international student animation festival in China which is approved by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and supported by Beijing Municipal People's Government.

Adhering to the principles of authority, originality, academic stress and internationalization, the festival aims to construct a globally renowned platform to show the achievement of cartoon and animation in the world and promote China’s original cartoon and animation films.

[Aniwow!2008] China (Beijing) International Student Animation Festival is co-organized by Communication University of China and Beijing TV Station. With the integration of the best university in the field of communication and major TV media, this year’s festival will take a new look and appeals to numerous animation artists, industry leaders and animation enthusiasts who gather on the CUC campus for the festival.

At this very moment, we look forward to [Aniwow!2008] China (Beijing) International Student Animation Festival, a platform for communicating ideas, interchanging accomplishments and embodying talents! 

Venue

Communication University of China

China Millennium Monument 

Theme 

The theme of the festival is reflected by a Chinese character (Yu) which means shine, blaze implying the meaning of outstanding and preeminent. As it says, “The sun brighten the day, the moon shines the night”. This theme, characterized with the refinement and conciseness of Chinese language and breath of times, encouraged young people to audaciously create, express themselves and seek the inspiration in the long river of human’s profound and centuries-old history and culture, in modern science and technology, and on the way of pursing the dream of youth.  

Activity Features

Strong combination of College and Media

Creativity Oriented Activities

International Academic Atmosphere

All-round Display Platform 

Main Activities 

A. Competitions

1. White Poplar Award for international university students

l        Aimed at encouraging the young animation directors with innovation, passion and artistic talent in the animation, comic art and new media area.

l        Entry Categories: Animation, VFX, Interactive Design, and Comic Art & Illustration.

2. ASIFA China Award

l        Only for the Chinese works. Aimed at encouraging the young animation directors with innovation, passion and willingness for artistic creation and inheriting Chinese culture.  

3. ACM SIGGRAPH Education Award

l        The first award SIGGRAPH Organizing Committee has set and supported in countries other than America. Aimed at encouraging young talents in the filed of CG and animation.   

4. Little White Poplar Award for high school students in China

l        Aimed at fostering and inspiring the passion for animation creation of the Chinese teenagers, looking for creative candidates for the student recruiting of Animation School of CUC.

l        Entry Categories: Comic Art, Digital Media Art, Game Design.

5. [Aniwow! 2008] Organizing Committee Awards

l        Beijing Animation Creativity Award

Aimed at encouraging the passion for animation creation of individuals and organizations in Beijing, presenting achievements and promoting the growth of Beijing culture creative industry

l        KAKU Animation Creativity Award

Targeting at excellent domestic original animation productions, building platform for the creators to publicize their works, reinforcing the connection between creation and market needs, providing opportunities for communication and co-operation among domestic and international cartoon & animation enterprises, experts and scholars. Works for this competition are mainly from KAKU yearly animation programs and White Poplar Award entry works. Award winners will be selected through both media rating and public voting. 

B. Screening

1.        ChinaDay- Oct. 21

[1]  Animated feature film- Storm Rider

l        Screening

l        Behind the Scenes

[2]  Animated feature film- Olympics is in My Family

l        Screening

l        Behind the Scenes

2.        FranceDay- Oct. 22

[1]  Screening for French animated short films

[2]  Animated feature film- La Reine Soleil

[3]  Animated feature film- Peurs du Noir

[4] Gobelins student works

3.        North AmericaDay- Oct. 23

[1]  NFB first films

[2]  Sheridan student works

4.        UKDay

[1]  BAA Special

[2]  SIGGRAPH 2008 Award-winning Films

5.        Other Screenings

[1]  Official selection of White Poplar Award

Selected pieces from the submissions of [Aniwow!2008] competitions.

  Foreign student works

[3] Award-winning Works of SIGGRAPH 2008 Computer Animation Festival

[4]  Animation School of Communication University of China Student Works

C. Exhibitions

[1]  The Exhibition for Chinese Animation Artists

[2]  Award-winning Works of ACM SIGGRAPH SpaceTime 2008

[3]  Comic Exhibition of Shueisha, Japan

D. Master Classes 

l        Professional and inspiring lectures given by experts from NFB, Disney, Sheridan, Gobelins, South Korea, etc..

E. Special Events

1. Opening Ceremony of [Aniwow! 2008] 3rd China (Beijing) International Student Animation Festival

l        DateOctober 21st, 2008

l        VenueConference Hall of 400 at Communication University of China

2. Spirit of Chinese Animation Art ----- Chinese Animation Masters Talk Show

l        DateOctober 23rd, 2008

l        VenueConference Hall of Animation School

3. What Can We Do Before 30 Years Old? ----China Animation Young Pioneer Forum

l        DateOctober 24th, 2008

l        VenueConference Hall of 400 at Communication University of China

4.  [Aniwow! 2008] 3rd China (Beijing) International Student Animation Festival White Poplar Award Ceremony

l        DateOctober 24th, 2008

l        VenueConference Hall of 1500 at Communication University of China