OK so I got a hold of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival screening schedule for this year! It's not online YET but the library had one of the handy paper schedules.
I came across two things that should be seen, one of which is a landmark short of sorts.
Proposed Date and time of Event:
(that's a Saturday)
4614 N. Lincoln Ave.
The film we'd get to see is called The Three Robbers. There's a official trailer courtesy of youtube here.
Itlooks quite beautiful. Of course when they screen it here, it will be translated.
It was recently mentioned in Cartoon Brew here
Even better, they're screening the new Goofy short "How to Hook up Your Home Theatre" before it. This short was made in the old short style, and it's gotten great reviews. And oddly enough, it's the FIRST DISNEY CARTOON directed by a WOMAN!! Maybe we can find a way to get her to talk to us? An interview perhaps? Even an interview/Q&A by email?
Stevie Wermers-Skelton is her name and she directed the short with Kevin Deters
Stevie's "resume" and contact info
Here's a link to a bit about her and Kevin Deters, courtesy of Ottawa Film Fest. It's at the bottom of the page
They both will be in town doing a workshop for the Children's Film Festival on October 27th from 11 am to 1 pm. I'm not sure but maybe we can see if they can do a quick q&a and see if the animation department at columbia will let us have it there.
Cartoon Brew's article on Ottawa & the Goofy Short
And then there's this wonderful interview with Andreas Deja and Mark Henn who animated this short here
We should buy tickets in advance