Cinequest Film & VR Festival 2017

Cinequest Film & VR Festival (CQFF) in San Jose / Silicon Valley: Set in the home of the world’s most influential media technology companies (Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, LinkedIn etc.) CQFF showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology—empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences.

February 28 – March 12

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.

2016 ANNY Best of Fest Current Schedule


Animation Nights New York at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

2016 ANNY Best of Fest Featured Events

– Animation Screenings –

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.

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

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

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 –

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

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

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.

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

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.

Fantoche 14th International Animation Festival


The core focus of Fantoche is, without a doubt, the screening of current animated short films. And to enhance this focus further, Fantoche will be giving out three new awards in this year’s Swiss Competition: the winners of the New Swiss Talent, sponsored by Jingle Jungle, and the Swiss Fantastic, sponsored by the NIFFF Festival, are both selected by the international jury of experts. The Swiss Youth Award is sponsored by the Castellinaria Festival in Bellinzona and is presented by a specially selected multilingual jury of young people from Ticino and the canton of Aargau. These are all very valuable additions to the Swiss competition.

To judge the submissions, Fantoche involves experts from storytelling, sound design, film production and film schools. The composition of the jury changes from year to year. On 11th September 2016, the Fantoche juries and the audience will award 14 prizes at the closing ceremony.

GLAS 2017 – Call For Entries

The 2nd annual GLAS Animation Festival takes place March 2017 in the historic city of Berkeley, California, just a quick ride away from San Francisco. We are introducing new ideas and expanding the scope of animation by bringing new voices, new talents, new themes, and a new generation of independent filmmakers and curators to the United States. We highlight fresh voices in independent animation while curating special programs of the most significant periods of animation history that serve as an inspiration for contemporary animators.

Festival Dates: March 2017


Competition categories include:
• Narrative Shorts
• Non-Narrative Shorts
• Undergraduate Shorts
• Graduate Shorts
• Commissioned Shorts
• Features (open July 1st)

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Animation Block Party 2016 submission deadlines

Animation Block Party is an international four-day festival featuring panel discussions, exclusive showcases, amazing after-parties and just over 100 of the world’s best new animated shorts in competition. ABP is the largest animation festival on the East Coast with over 5000 people attending in 2015, dedicated to exhibiting the world’s best independent, professional and student animation. The 13th annual Animation Block Party is July 28-July 31 2016 at Rooftop Films & BAMcinématek. Brooklyn NY.

Animation Block Party submission deadlines:
STANDARD – Postmarked by May 16, 2016
Regular: US$40 per film
Student: US$30 per film

LATE – Postmarked by June 3, 2016
Regular: US$45 per film
Student: US$35 per film

Animation Block Party website