ION Fest Calls for Entries

The ION Int’l Animation, Games and Film Festival will return to Los Angeles this fall and organizers are looking for submissions of both animated and live-action short films, short documentaries, game trailers, music videos TV spots, movie trailers and films made for mobile devices.

Last year’s inaugural ION program included Chris Landreth’s Ryan, which won ION’s International Animation of the Year Award in and went on to win the Best Animated Short Oscar. The fest also screened Bill Plympton’s Academy Award-nominated toon short, Guard Dog, and named LucasArts’ Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic Game of the Year.

This year’s ION winners in the short films and short docs categories will be featured in ION’s Short Circuit DVD series. The production will be distributed worldwide to key industry professionals, including studio execs, independent film producers, agents, directors, art directors, creative directors, production houses and select members of the press. Among the studios and broadcasters on the mailing list are Sony Pictures, Sony ImageWorks, DreamWorks, Pixar, Disney, Rhythm and Hues, Klasky Csupo, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.

More information on the festival can be found at http://www.ionfilmfest.com. Submission information is available at http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=tedzalbab.0.vqtdclbab.9uoz7yn6.1546&p=

http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ionfilmfest.com%2Fsubmitfilms.html. The submission deadline is July 31. Volunteers are also needed and will receive free screening passes.

More than 100 films, including U.S. and world premieres, will screen during the ION Int’l Animation, Games and Film Festival, taking place October 28-30, 2005, in Hollywood. Questions about tickets, passes or group discounts can be directed to [email protected] or (310) 360-8333.