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ASIFA-Hollywood Announces Key Dates for 47th Annie Awards

The 47th Annie Awards ceremony honoring overall excellence as well as individual achievement in 36 categories is set for Saturday, January 25, 2020 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

BURBANK, CA -- The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced its key dates for the 47th Annie Awards ceremony set for Saturday, January 25, 2020 at UCLA’s Royce Hall:

  • Thursday, August 1, 2019 – Call for Entries, Call for Judges and the ASIFA Annual Membership Drive Commences
  • Friday, November 1, 2019 – Deadline for Annie Award submissions (5:00PM)
  • Monday, December 2, 2019 – Nominations Announced (9:00AM)
  • Sunday, December 15, 2019 – Deadline for Annie Ballot & Ceremony materials, Deadline for Advertising Reservations, and Deadline to become an Annie Awards Sponsor (5:00PM)
  • Sunday, December 15, 2019 – Membership Drive Deadline (11:59PM)
  • Monday December 23, 2019 – Deadline to receive Sponsor Advertising Artwork (11:59PM)
  • Monday, December 30, 2019 – Deadline for delivery of all “For Your Consideration” materials to ASIFA-Hollywood membership
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – Online Balloting Begins
  • Sunday, January 12, 2020 – Deadline to Cast Annie Awards Ballots (1:59PM)
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 47th Annual Annie Awards

For a complete list of all of the Annie Award deadlines, visit

“We try to set the Annie Awards early in the award season so that the media and other award ceremonies have a window into how our industry members view what we have produced in the past year,” said ASIFA-Hollywood executive director Frank Gladstone. “We think it is important to have a public voice in celebrating and honoring our peers and what we work so hard to create.”

The Annie Awards honor overall excellence as well as individual achievement in 36 categories, and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Feature-Independent, Special Productions, Commercials, Short Subjects, Student Films and Outstanding Individual Achievements, as well as the honorary Juried Awards. The winners will be announced at a black tie ceremony on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. A pre-reception and red carpet press line begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 7:00 pm. A post-show celebration immediately follows the ceremony. All events will be held at Royce Hall.

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 over the past four decades.

Source: ASIFA-Hollywood

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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.