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And the Winners Are...

Posted by Jorgha Haq on April 6, 2014 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The curtains close on another exciting season of the Sims International Film Festival as we announce the winners in The SIFF Buzz. As always, SIFF was an outstanding showcase of talent and creativity featuring both Sims 2 and Sims 3. 

There were so many wonderful flims to watch, and if you haven't seen them you can still check them out on our YouTube page in the Spring 2014 SIFF Playlist. It couldn't have been easy for all of you that voted, and we would like to thank every one of you for voting and helping us picking the winners. It wasn't easy for us behind the scenes as we debated for hours to pick those that recieved honorable mentions for their outstanding work. The Battle of the Bands was also a tough competition this time around with a record 14 bands. 

Going into the fall we are planning many big things for our 10th anniversary and we want everyone to be a part of it. Keep watching the site for all the exciting things to come, including a new site design that we hope will make everything easier to navigate, machinima challenges, the on going 100 Themes Photography Challenge and so much more. We can't wait to share everything that we havce planned for the 10th anniversary and we hope to see you there.

Again, a huge thank you to our participants and our fans for making the Sims International Film Festival what it is, and for making it bigger and better each season.

SIFF BUZZ issue 7

Posted by Minraed on March 30, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Click the cover to read the issue.

     This season of SIFF has been a wild ride and we are just about to come to a close. This is such a sad time for me, but also exciting at the same time. Next weekend we will present the final BUZZ issue with the announcements of the winners and many other exciting announcements.

     Tabby Lloyd,our SIFF Buzz editor and Media Director takes to the Red Carpet in this issue as she attends each film premiere party and gives us a little bit of insight into each film. If you are a machinima maker then watch for Simatography Staff’s official comments on your YouTube channels. These should be completed within the next day or two.

     In this week’s issue we also showcase a few more Red Carpet pics. The stars have come out in full force to celebrate this season’s premieres and you will see many more in the Final Buzz issue next week. We love the excitement of the Red Carpet and all of the celebrities that SIFF draws into town.

     There is LIFE AFTER SIFF too. We have two fun machinima challenges coming your way soon after SIFF wraps up. This will be a good opportunity to practice some of your machinima skills before the next season of SIFF rolls around. In addition, we have a plan for something more for photographers too, and for the first time we will start opening these challenges up to The Sims 2 players. With The Sims 4 coming along we are preparing to open up our website to welcome these new players so we can’t do that without first making space for the dedicated Sims 2 fans who’s love for that version shows no signs of dying.  You can expect to see some changes to the forums that will reflect this shift.

     So, while SIFF comes to a close once again, new exciting things are on the horizon. So stay tuned.


SIFF BUZZ issue 6

Posted by Minraed on March 23, 2014 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

It's Sunday, and you know what that means! It's time for the SIFF Buzz, our weekly showcase of what's happening both behind the scenes and in front of the camera at the Sims International Film Festival. Before we get to that, the Simatography staff wants to remind you that voting is now open for the SIFF films. Be sure to check out all the great machinima submitted from around the Sims community and vote for your favorites.


Since voting has started, Tabby Lloyd has taken the time to write a brief introduction to each of the films. You won't want to miss this. And speaking of things you don't want to miss we are showcasing the Ziggurat Theater put together by Petalbot. This is only one of the wonderful theaters submitted for our building challenge to create venues for SIFF parties, award ceremonies and other events.


We also have a number of celebrity sightings on the SIFF red carpet to share with everyone. Much like the Oscars and Academy Awards, our stars show up on the red carpet for movie premiers dressed in their finest to show support for their films and as well as check out all the other offerings. This week join the cast of Hollow Tower and the child stars of Everything has Changed among others.


It's easy to see that every SIFF gets larger and larger and continues to draw talented entrants from beginners to masters from all over the Sims community. The Sims International Film Festival wouldn't be what it is without the contributors and the fans. While we couldn't have SIFF without contributors, it's the support and encouragement of the fans the ensures it's growth. We want to thank everyone who continues to make SIFF what it is.


SIFF isn't the only thing happening at Simatography. We are still running the 100 Themes Challenge and have a number of great new entries to share with you. If you haven't checked it out, take a few minutes and visit the forum to see the creative ideas that everyone has. There is no deadline on finishing this so there is still time for anyone who wants to join.


Stay tuned. We will be announcing all the winners in just two weeks!



Posted by Minraed on March 22, 2014 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

This season of SIFF has been an exciting ride and we are about to take the last of the exciting dives.

Voting for Battle of the Bands comes to a close tomorrow, March 23. Films voting has just begun so if you have not started watching the SIFF machinima yet, get your but into a comfy seat and start the shows! Voting for Films will close March 31st so don't delay!

Watch for a new SIFF Buzz this weekend with some more important announcements and more of your creative contributions being showcased.

And The Winners Are....

Posted by Jorgha Haq on October 12, 2013 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

SIFF Buzz - Celebrity Edition

Posted by Jorgha Haq on August 17, 2013 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

READ HERE! and find out about some of the celebrities attending SIFF this year as well as some of the behind the scenes scandals...

Rising Stars Issue 6 - Nemesis

Posted by Jorgha Haq on August 17, 2013 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Issue 6 of Rising Stars featuring Nemsis is now available!

Read it HERE

Rising Stars Magazine - Issue 5

Posted by Jorgha Haq on August 11, 2013 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)
The new issue is up! Interview with Britt J.

Weekly Band Challenges

Posted by Jorgha Haq on August 9, 2013 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Week Band Challenges

Don't forget to check out the Mini Band Challenge Thread. Each Friday a new photography challenge is posted in order for us to get to know the bands better. Participation isn't required, you can do all of them, some of them, or none of them, but keep in mind it's promotional material for your band!

Rising Stars Magazine - Issue 4

Posted by Jorgha Haq on August 4, 2013 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The new issue of Rising Stars Magazine is out with Band Search hopefuls, Neon Tarantula. You can read it HERE. If you missed any issues you can find them all in the forum HERE.

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