Kalamazoo Animation Festival, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Friday, May 17, 2002 Sunday, May 19, 2002. Entry Deadline: March 15, 2002 (students), March 31, 2002 (professionals).Kalamazoo Michigan will host the Midwest's first animation festival of its kind May 17-19, 2002. Offering $15,000 in cash prizes and featuring a novel cartoon-creating competition the Cartoon Challenge, The Kalamazoo Animation Festival International will feature 24 competition levels, seminars and workshops. Entry is free for students and $30 to $50 for professionals. The deadline for student entries is March 15 and March 31 for professionals. To enter, send your submission, entry fee (if applicable) and the entry form (found at www.kafi.kvcc.edu) to KAFI, Call for Entries, KVCC P.O. Box 4070, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070. Purchase Tickets for the festival online.