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Animation Nights NY Presenting Inaugural Best of Fest September 29-30

New York animation fans invited to one-year anniversary celebration packed with screenings, panels and other industry events on September 29-30.


NEW YORK -- Animation Nights New York began as a screening and networking event in September of 2015. Since then, it has attracted 2500 short animated films international submissions. The caliber of the screened work has been on par with any annual animation festival to date. Animation Nights New York has a community of over 3000 and attendance is growing, with over 500 attendees at monthly screening events. People of all ages, nationalities, and backgrounds are coming together at 180 Maiden Lane in the Seaport District for the love of animation.

September marks the one-year anniversary of Animation Nights New York and in celebration they are sponsoring a two-day festival in celebration, Thurs-Fri, Sept 29-30, 2016, all day. The panel judges, Emily Hubley, Anthony Haden-Guest and Leah Shore have selected 20 films from the 200 beautiful shorts screened at the curated monthly events. Featured will be Panels, Art Installation (Anderson Contemporary), Artist Booths, and Industry Events at 180 Maiden Lane and other locations around the South Street Seaport area of NYC. Best of Fest filmmakers will receive a one year subscriptions to both Craft and Stash. The Animation for Adults award winner will receive an Intuos Pro from Wacom.

Professional Panels include Technology and Story in Animation (Framestore, Aardman Nathan Love, Mark Osborne, Michael Ferraro, Tom Snyder, Flickerlab), Animation in Reporting (TED-Ed, New York Times Op-Docs), Animation as Outreach (Metropolitan Museum of Art #METKids, Hey Mister!, Mythic Bridge, The Animation Project), VR Panel (Revrie Immersive Works, Framestore, Aardman Nathan Love), Animation Distribution (John Andrucci, InDemand, batteryPOP, Vuier, BidSlate, ViviCast), Crowdfunding to Build Independence Workshop (Seed & Spark), Voiceover Acting in Animation and Games (IGDA), Storyboarding (Blue Sky Studios, Outlander), The Little Prince (Mark Osborne), Aardman Nathan Love (Joe Burrascano), and more!

There is a Virtual Reality Animation Showcase presented by REVRIE Immersive Works including The Unknown Photographer (Turbulent), Old Friend (Tyler Hurd), Invasion (Baobab Studios) with additional VR experiences by Framestore and Aardman Nathan Love.

Secondary screening content includes The New York Times Op-Docs: “Animated Life Series,” shorts by TED-Ed, The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead by Elliot Cowan, The Little Prince by Mark Osborne, a Loop-de-Loop collection, Bike Portraits by Sashko Danylenko, and from GKIDS, A Town Called Panic and A Letter to Momo.

Anderson Contemporary has curated “ART IN MOTION,” an exhibit of animation drawings, cells, video, painting, and sculpture through October 7, 2016. Featured artists/filmmakers include: Nin Brudermann, Anthony Haden-Guest, Emily Hubley, Jeff Scher, Jaime Ekkens, Dustin Grella, Signe Baumane, Bill Plympton, Cagil Harmandar, Cem Kurtulus, Fluidtoons, Jake Nelson, M. Henry Jones and Marco Brambilla.

Source: Animation Nights New York