Key Dates Announced for 41st Annual Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces its Key Dates for the upcoming awards season, with the 41st Annual Annie Awards ceremony set for Saturday, February 1, 2014.

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BURBANK, CA -- The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced its Key Dates for the upcoming awards season. The 41st Annual Annie Awards ceremony is set for Saturday, February 1, 2014. Location to be announced shortly. Call for Entries will begin on Monday, September 2, 2013, with complete Rules and Category information to be posted on the official Annies website this summer.

“We are going to try a few new things this year, as far as the ceremony goes,” says Frank Gladstone, president of ASIFA-Hollywood. “Our goal is to make sure that the audience, either in the theatre or watching the streaming broadcast, has a more elegant, streamlined and fun experience.”

Entries submitted for consideration will be from productions that were released in the United States between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. The deadline to join ASIFA-Hollywood or to renew membership in order to participate in the Annie Award voting is Monday, November 4, 2013.

ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting the Art of Animation and celebrating the people who create it. Today, ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the international organization ASIFA, supports a range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, animated film preservation, special events, classes and screenings. Created in 1972 by veteran voice talent June Foray, the Annie Awards have grown in scope and stature for the past four decades.             

41st ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS KEY DATES

September 2, 2013           Call for Entries

October 25, 2013               Deadline to receive Annie Award entries and materials

November 4, 2013             Deadline to renew or join ASIFA-Hollywood to be able to participate in the Annie Award voting

December 2, 2013             Annie Award Nominations announced

December 9, 2013             Deadline to reserve an ad or become an Annies Sponsor

December 13, 2013           Materials for Annie Awards ballot and ceremony due

January 3, 2014                 Online Balloting Begins

January 3, 2014                 Bios, photos for Annie Awards Program Book due

January 13, 2014               Deadline to receive Sponsor advertising artwork

January 20, 2014               Deadline to cast Annie ballots

February 1, 2014               41st Annie Awards

Source: ASIFA-Hollywood

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