Women In Animation Chicago Chapter

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Free Flash Training!

Acend has got a free training seminar.  I've been to one of their workshops before and they're chock full of info.  Register for their Flash training seminar in Chicago here:

Friday, October 17, 2008

November Guest Speaker!

Hi everyone! We're working on getting Jackie, the director of Botnik, to be our guest speaker in November. Please check out Botnik at the Chicago International Film Festival if you can!!

Sita Sings the Blues

A group of us are going to see Sita Sings the Blues on Sunday at 12:15 at the AMC River East. If anyone else is going to that showing, please look for us and say hi!!


Monday, October 13, 2008


Botnik!, an 11 minute short from Chicago's very own Calabash Animation, will be playing at the Chicago Internation Film Festival very soon! Come see Jackie Smessaert Brennan's cool new film in the Short 1: Illinois Filmmakers program.

Botnik! (USA)Director - Jacqueline Smessaert Brennan When an artist is forced to unveil his newest art installation ahead of schedule, he turns to an untested robot for assistance. Unfortunately, this robot does not come as packaged. 11 Mins

Sunday- 10-19: 12:00
Monday-10-20: 6:20
Monday-10-27: 6:15

Please come see it!

For more on Botnik!, please visit:
Botnik's MySpace page
Jackie's Facebook page

Thursday, October 9, 2008

High Fructose Article

They've got an interview with designer/animator Chris Reccardi who's worked on alot of shows you've probably watched, including Powerpuff Girls, Ren & Stimpy, Foster's Home, ect. Check out the interview!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sita Sings the Blues

***Edited- I just noticed on the site that the show for this Sunday has changed from 12:45 to 12:15.***
I just found out that Sita Sings the Blues will be playing very soon at the Chicago International Film Festival!!
Here's the info from their site-

Nina Paley
Animator Nina Paley interweaves the Hindu epic Ramayana with a modern divorce story with surprising ease in the visually engrossing Sita Sings the Blues. Each aspect of the story has its own unique look, and songs by jazz singer Annette Hanshaw heighten the emotion throughout. The bright colors, easy humor, and vital music combine to make the film an impressive, inventive feat. 82 mins
10/18/08 4:40 PMRE9
10/19/08 12:15 PMRE5
10/28/08 6:15 PMRE9