AniMazing! Spotlight Open To Entries
First Deadline: December 29, 2008
AniMazing! Spotlight focuses exclusively on animated shorts, and offers every applicant personal comments on the work by an international panel of animation experts. The applicant may use these comments for promotional purposes as well as valuable edification and encouragement.
The first deadline is Monday, December 29, 2008.
Full details are available from email@example.com
and online at www.tooninanimation.net
AniMazing! Spotlight is open to undiscovered or rarely-seen short animation (12 minutes or shorter) that has not received any major awards prior to AniMazing! Spotlight. There are no age limits, no school requirements, no production year limits, no format limits. Even professionals in the animation industry who are testing out the independent world are eligible.
The international panel for the first quarter includes:
Gene Deitch, Animation Director, Czech Republic
Paul Dopff, Animator/Children's Workshop, France
Tsvika Oren, Animation Director/Journalist, Israel
Chris Robinson, Animation Festival Director, Canada
Raffaella Scrimitor, Animation Professor, Italy
Hrvoje Turkovic, Scholar/Author/Professor, Croatia
Malcolm Turner, Festival Director, Australia
Paul Wells, Historian/Screenwriter/Educator, England
Sharon Wu, Animation Festival Curator, USA
Our experts will send comments to all entries within one month of receiving the short.
Each quarter, AniMazing! Spotlight will then select two entries to award for Excellence in Animation. At the final awards ceremony, the Best Animated Short will be selected from these eight quarterly winners. In addition, they will present Specialty Awards at the ceremony, acknowledging shorts that may score extremely high in one area, but not so high in another. The ceremony will take place at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California on November 8, 2009.
The evening will include the screening of all winning films, and members of the Hollywood animation community will present the awards.
For a PDF application, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.toonanimation.net
The AniMazing! Spotlight awards are being sponsored in part by the UPA Legacy Project, the American Cinematheque, and "Toon In to the World of Animation," a weekly podcast of animation interviews, which can be heard at www.tooninanimation.net