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16th Annual Animation Show of Shows Now Underway

Curated by ACME Filmworks founder Ron Diamond, the 16th Annual Animation Show of Shows features both studio and independent films from the U.S., Canada, Norway, France, Great Britain, Poland and Russia.

Curated by ACME Filmworks’ Ron Diamond, the 16th Annual Animation Show of Shows is in full swing, featuring both studio and independent films from the U.S., Canada, Norway, France, Great Britain, Poland and Russia.

Included in the approximately 100-minute program is Disney's Feast, which will play ahead of the animated feature Big Hero Six November 2014, and Pixar's Lava, which will be paired with Pete Docter's animated feature Inside Out June 2015. Also featured is 365, the film by Greg and Myles McLeod composed of 365 one-second films chronicling a year of day-by-day filmmaking; and veteran Animation Show of Shows featured director Torill Kove (Academy Award winner for The Danish Poet and Oscar nominated for My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts), who personally shared her new National Film Board of Canada short Me and My Moulton at select Bay Area screenings.

Other films include legendary Disney animator Glen Keane's directorial debut Duet, produced at Google's ATAP unit, along with Mikey Please's stop motion tour de force Marilyn Myller; Hiroshima 2014 Grand Prix winner The Bigger Picture by NFTS graduate Daisy Jacobs; Julien Bisaro's haunting first professional film Bang Bang!; and (Academy Award nominee for Lavatory Lovestory) Konstantin Bronzit's We Can’t Live Without Cosmos. The Show closer is veteran Animation Show of Shows Piotr Dumala's (Crime and Punishment) transformative Hipopotamy, which explores the bestial behavior of one of nature’s most dangerous creatures, but in this allegory, the beasts are represented in human form.

Wrapping up its West Coast leg of the tour, the Animation Show of Shows has already made stops at many studios and facilities including Pixar, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination Entertainment and Sony Pictures Animation, as well as ILM and the Skywalker Ranch. Presentations were also given for the San Francisco, Seattle and Hollywood branches of ASIFA, the International Animated Film Association.

Schools hosting the Animation Show of Shows included the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, Cogswell College in Sunnyvale, CA and San Jose State University, where the event saw a crowd of nearly 400 attendees.

Tickets for the Animation Show of Shows are free, but seating is limited and many venues are already sold out. Upcoming dates are as follows:

9/30       Capilano University, Vancouver, Canada (7:00PM)

10/3       Viborg Animation Festival, Fotorama Room 5, Viborg, Denmark (3:00PM)

10/7       Woodbury University, Burbank, CA (7:00PM)

10/8       Disney Mobile, Glendale, CA (11:00AM)

10/9       Blizzard Entertainment, Irvine, CA (10:30AM)

10/9       Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Orange, CA (6:30PM)

10/10     UCLA Animation Workshop, Los Angeles, CA (2:30PM)

10/13     Blue Sky Studios, Greenwich, CT (12:00PM)

10/13     School of Visual Arts, NYU, Pratt, FIT, ASIFA East (7:00PM)

10/14     University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (11:30AM)

10/14     Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY (7:30PM)

10/15     Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA (4:30PM)

10/15     Emerson College, Boston, MA (7:00PM)

10/16     Savanna College of Art and Design – Savannah, GA (8:00PM)

10/17     Savanna College of Art and Design – Atlanta, GA (8:00PM)

10/19     Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (7:00PM)

10/24     Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (1:00PM)

DVDs of past Animation Show of Shows shorts will be offered for sale at select screenings. See clips from over 200 films including Academy Award winners and nominees and other great animations at

Source: Animation Show of Shows

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.