BURBANK, CA – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood is encouraging student filmmakers worldwide and across multiple animation disciplines to enter to win a Student Annie Award. This award is one of two new Annie awards being presented at the 40th Annual Annie Awards ceremony set for Saturday, February 2, 2013 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles. Students interested in submitting their productions do not need to be a member of ASIFA-Hollywood to enter and according to ASIFA-Hollywood President Frank Gladstone, the entry information is easy to complete. Details on the new Student Annie Award are available online at www.annieawards.org. A fee of $25 for each entry is required and the deadline to submit is October 21, 2012.
The Student Annie Award provides an opportunity for students who are enrolled in accredited academic programs to be recognized for their work by the Hollywood animation community.
To be eligible, the student production must have completed between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012. The student filmmaker(s) must have been enrolled in an accredited college or adult level program during the time in which the principal animation was created. Acceptable programs include: College, University, For-profit school, Adult Education Program, Occupational Programs and Online Programs. Submissions must be entirely the work of students, with faculty or outside mentors providing only advice and consultation.
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 three decades.