Paul sez, "The Academy of Machinima Arts and Sciences has announced this year's Machinima Festival, taking place once again at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, on November 4th 5th, 2006. The Academy has also announced its call for entries for this year's Machinima Awards (the Mackies) which will awarded on the evening of November 4th. Deadline for entries is Sept. 22nd!"
Machinima movies are made by creating custom characters and levels in 3D video games, then moving the characters around, recording screen-movies, and adding in audio afterward. Link (Thanks, Paul!)