July 17, 2009

This just in: you can win one of 25 tickets to tonight's Montreal screening of Les Lascars, a French feature based on the Flash animations of the same name. Les Lascars shorts are a little rough around the edges but sidesplitting. The feature keeps the overall feel, but some care has been put into the production values, providing lots of polish.

The International premiere of the film takes place tonight, Friday July 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Fantasia festival.

This screening is the original French version with English subtitles.

If you would like a ticket to tonight's film, be one of the first 25 people to send your full name by email to lascars@fpsmagazine.com before 1 pm EST. (You must be available to pick up your ticket at the Hall theatre 20 minutes before the film begins).

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August 12, 2008
We love our Lego around here, and when it's moving around, all the better. So we're happy to pass on this bit of news about the upcoming Nicktoons Network Animation Festival, which is happening this October in Los Angeles. Nickelodeon is specifically looking for stop-mo shorts using Lego bricks and minifigs, no more than two minutes long.

The contest is open to just about anyone who isn't living in a country on the U.S.'s "ain't no friend of mine" list, so Cuban animators will have to look elsewhere. Peep the rules and regulations, and find out how you can win $25,000 to create a new Lego short for Nick. Don't forget to read all the fine print so you don't have any surprises when it comes to rights. The final due date is September 15, so get to it, blockheads!

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October 22, 2007
If you live in the greater Montreal area and are curious about what films are being made in other parts of the world, here's your chance to see something a bit off the beaten path.

Thanks to Atopia, we're going to select 5 names randomly for a pair of tickets to see Montreal's premiere of The District at Cinéma du Parc, this Friday, October 26, at 9:30 p.m.

Act quickly, this contest closes on Wednesday, October 24th at 11:59 p.m. Enter now!

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July 9, 2007

Thinking about global warming this summer? Animate your thoughts on the subject, and enter to win yourself a copy of Toon Boom Solo AND get screened on IAD (International Animation Day). The ASIFA (International Animated Film Association) and Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced the launch of an International Animation Contest for the Web this past week.

The contest is scheduled from July 6 until October 28, 2007. The production date for entries must be between January 1, 2007 and September 24, 2007, so get cracking! Games are not eligible, but interactive creations that run on autoplay only are acceptable.

Work can be created using Toon Boom Studio, Adobe Flash, Shockwave (.SWF), or other equivalent software packages, respecting the theme: "Global Warming" in any language. Ten movies will be chosen and submitted to a public vote. The three movies with the highest votes will be showcased online for a year, AND will be screened in different cities around the world during the evening celebrating the International Animation Celebration Day on October 28th, 2007. For more info, visit ToonBoom's contest site.

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June 18, 2007
It's rare that we run more than one contest at a time, but sometimes we're just bursting with giveaway goodness. We're giving two winners a two full passes each for next week's Platform International Animation Festival, and another two winners are getting a copy The Art of Ratatouille, which features 160 pages of art and text (text? No, really, we get it for the pictures) about the making of Pixar's latest feature. You can enter the Platform contest here and the Art of Ratatouille contest here. The contests close 1t 11:59 p.m. on June 22 and June 29, respectively.

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May 29, 2007
More penguins! But these birds don't sing, dance or march—in this, er, documentary, Cody, Tank and the legendary Big Z are surfin' birds. Sony Pictures Animation's Surf's Up opens on June 8, but we're giving our Montreal readers a chance to win one of ten double passes for the June 2 advance screening. Head over to our contest page and fill out the entry form for your chance to win. The contest closes on May 31, at 11:59 p.m. EST, so get flapping.

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February 26, 2007
Disney fever will be sweeping Montreal shortly, what with the Il était une fois Walt Disney (Once Upon a Time Walt Disney) exhibition coming to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for a three and a half-month run. If you're in town between March 8 and June 24, why not enter our Once Upon a Time Walt Disney contest? We're giving away two double passes for the exhibition, and all you've got to do is click here to enter.

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