Well I’ll be darned like a sock. It seems this slipped right by me even though I had signed up to go to part of it and didn’t know about all the rest of it. Chicago is, right now, having it’s first INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL called CINEME Nov 6th-9th at DePaul University downtown Chicago, IL. Here is the Festival Site. Some of the highlighted names are Bill Damaschke, Head of Creative Production DreamWorks SKG, Roger Gould, Head of Animated Short Films with Pixar Animation Studios and Academy Award nominated Director for Mike’s New Car, Marjorie Cohn, Sr. VP of Production, Nickelodeon, Sam Hope, Head of Animation with Exposure Animation (UK), Ed Ulbrich, VP Commercial | Music Video Production Departments with Digital Domain. Credits include: “Titanic” | Nike & Adidas spots & Barry S. Weiss, Senior VP Animation Production with Sony Imageworks. AHHH can you believe this, right in my back yard. You would understand my excitement because things like this rarely come to ChiTown. Anyway, if you are in the area, I’ll be at the Discreet Evolve Event on Saturday the 9th and attending the Cineme workshop featuring Yannick Leblanc Kaena, TD on Kaena: The Prophecy Just look for a tall guy with black curly hair wearing a Mickey Mouse jacket, Mickey hat, and jumping around with animation joy :)