Antics3D at the Cambridge Film Festival

September 15, 2008

The 28th Cambridge Film Festival will feature a machinima track showing around 50 films, including the winner of the Antics3D Medical Shorts competition that we ran earlier this year. Tony Bannan’s short ‘Folie a Duex’ will be screened alongside movies made in a variety of Machinima tools, including Antics3D, iClone, Second Life, Moviestorm, The Sims, Half Life 2, and Second Life.

Running from September 18th to 28th the Cambridge Film Festival is one of the largest in the UK. Audiences have grown by 40% in the past 5 years, reaching 16,500 participants in 2007.


SXSW Interactive Festival 2009 – We need you!

August 8, 2008

How would you like to see a “Virtual Filmmaking” panel at next year’s South by South West Interactive festival?

We have suggested such a panel to the SXSW organizers and they are very enthusiastic. However we need your help if it is to take place. Our suggested panel topic is just one of hundreds, and the organizers use a democratic method to chose which one makes it to the event.

Panel Picker voting has just gone live on the event site.

Please click HERE to place your vote for the “Virtual Filmmaking for Pre-visualization, Pitching and Machinima” panel that we’ve proposed. The more stars the better!

It’s sure to be a big success at an event which brings together so many cutting-edge movie geeks and up-and-coming indie filmmakers

The SXSW Interactive Festival features five days of exciting panel content and amazing parties. Attracting digital creatives as well as visionary technology entrepreneurs, the event celebrates the best minds and the brightest personalities of emerging technology. Whether you are a hard-core geek, a dedicated content creator, a new media entrepreneur, or just someone who likes being around an extremely creative community, SXSW Interactive is for you!


For your consideration…

August 8, 2008

There have been a couple of Antics created videos which have caught my eye lately.

The “Twaddlers” short by Antics regular Yan has kicked up a real storm on YouTube.

What do you think of this?

Picked up recently by, the video has generated an unbelievable number of comments in the few days it has been on their YouTube page:

Some like it, others seem to take it as a personal insult… opinions are certainly polarised, and voiced very strongly! I’m glad to hear that Yan is pressing on with the second instalment – I can’t wait!

Then there’s a pop video called “Nothing” by Red Ash and the Love Commandos.

This has also caught the eye of the Guernsey Lily Film Festival 2008 where it has been judged “Highly Commended”.


International Machinima Expo – Call For Entries

July 30, 2008

Some of the leading lights in machinima production have gathered to launch the inaugural International Machinima Expo.

Familiar names Ingrid Moon, Damien Valentine, Ricky Grove and Phil Rice have got together to organise the event. Running over the weekend of November 7th, MachinExpo is part of the Festival Arcadia in Montreal.

MachinExpo will feature workshops, premieres of the best work from established and new machinima directors, panel discussions and screenings in front of an expected audience of 20,000.

If you’re interested in getting this kind of exposure for your work, then you’ll be pleased to hear they have just put out a call for entries. There are a total of 6 prizes on offer, it’s free to submit your movie, and the deadline is October 6th.

For more details of the event and the submission rules check out


Machinima FilmFest 2008 – Submission categories announced!

July 17, 2008

It’s nearly time to submit your movies for consideration at the Machinima FilmFest 2008. The submission categories have just been announced – awards will be given in each of the sixteen categories, plus one special award for technical achievement in machinima.

You can submit your work from August 1st until September 12th, keep an eye on the FilmFest blog, details of how to submit will be published there soon.

The festival itself will be held at the Eyebeam centre for Art and Technology in New York on the weekend of the 1st November.

So you still have plenty of time to polish up your Antics story and get it submitted.

The machinima FilmFest is the Academy of Machinima Arts and Sciences annual event to showcase machinima, its creators and technology.

If you have a work in progress, you can post it up in the Showcase area of the Antics forum and we’ll give you feedback, advice and tips to get you closer to one of those prestigious awards!