ANNY Best of Fest 2016

Thurs-Fri, Sept 29-30, all day

The ANNY Best of Fest is a two day festival featuring Animation Screenings, VR Animation Experiences, Professional Panels, Art Installations, and Industry Events located at 180 Maiden lane and various locations around the South Street Seaport area of NYC.
http://www.annybestoffest.nyc

2016 ANNY Best of Fest Current Schedule
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TICKETS
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Animation Nights New York at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

2016 ANNY Best of Fest Featured Events

– Animation Screenings –

2016 ANNY BEST OF FEST MAIN SCREENING EVENTS
Our panel judges selected 20 films from the 200 films at our monthly curated screening events (Sept 2015 – July 2016). The main screening will happen in two parts. After the screenings, our 2016 ANNY Best of Fest filmmakers will receive free one year subscriptions to both Craft and Stash. The Animation for Adults award will be announced and the filmmaker will receive a gift from Wacom.

CARTOONS ON FILM
Tommy Stathes projects films pre-Walt Disney with a nautical theme for the South Street Seaport

SECONDARY SCREENINGS
NYT Op-Docs Animated Life series
TED-Ed shorts
The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead, An animated feature by Elliot Cowan
Animated Feature Film (Filmrise TBA)

– Art Installations –

In collaboration with Animation Nights New York and REVRIE Immersive Works, ANDERSON CONTEMPORARY is pleased to present

ART IN MOTION
An exhibit of animation drawings, cells, video,
painting and sculptures
September 14 – October 7, 2016
Opening: Wed, Sept 14, 6pm-8pm

Featured artists/filmmakers include:
Nin Brudermann, Anthony Haden-Guest, Emily Hubley, Jeff Scher, Jaime Ekkens, Dustin Grella, Signe Baumane, Bill Plympton, Cagil Harmandar, Fluidtoons, Cem Kurtulus, Jake Nelson, M. Henry Jones, Marco Brambilla

– VR Animation Showcase –

REVRIE Immersive Works is putting together a VR showcase including multiple VR Experiences on various platforms including the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Samsung Gear.

– Professional Panels –

TECHNOLOGY AND STORY IN ANIMATION
Our panelists cover advancement in technology and how that relates to content. Panelists include: Revrie VR, Framestore, Michael Ferraro, Tom Snyder, and Flickerlab.

ANIMATION IN REPORTING
Using animation to convey fact based content in an appealing way. Panelists include TED-Ed, NYT Op-Docs, Drew Jordan Media, and Sashko Danylenko Art.

ANIMATION AS OUTREACH
Animation as a vehicle for community outreach. Panelists include Hey Mister!, Mythic Bridge, The Animation Project, and Hayburn Studios (Glasgow)

TAP THE CUT
The Animation Project (TAP) nurtures the social, emotional and cognitive growth of court-involved youth, using digital art technology as a therapeutic medium. Through collaborative animation production and mastery of industry-standard tools, TAP participants enhance their interpersonal skills and develop job readiness.Experience how TAP is changing lives at a screening of The Cut: Short Film’s from the Animator’s of TAP, Thursday September 29 at ANNY Best of the Fest.

JUDGES PANEL
Emily Hubley, Leah Shore, and Anthony Haden-Guest present their respective work and talk about their respective industry experience.

ANIMATION ALTERNATIVE DISTRIBUTION
Join us as we take a look at the ever growing list of alternative distribution outlets for your short animated films. Our inaugural panel will consist of representatives from Battery POP, Hard Working Movies, ViviCast, Vuier, and IN Demand. The panel will be moderated by John Andrucci, Lucky Uncle Production, who began his career in educational films, After School Specials, and Saturday morning cartoons, and is now helping filmmakers (including animators) bring their films and talents to viewers everywhere.

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