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Brad Bird, Masaaki Yuasa Among Special Guests at GLAS Animation Festival 2017

Brad Bird, Mathieu Labaye, Peter Burr, Madeline Sharafian, Masaaki Yuasa, Amy Lockhart, Ana Ramirez, Georges Schwizgebel, Lei Lei, and AWN contributor Chris Robinson among special guests at the second edition of the GLAS Animation Festival taking place March 2-5, 2017.

The second edition of the GLAS Animation Festival is on its way, taking place March 2-5, 2017 in the historic city of Berkeley, California, just a quick ride away from San Francisco. GLAS introduces new ideas and expands the scope of animation by bringing new voices, new talents, new themes, and a new generation of independent filmmakers and curators to the United States. The festival highlights fresh voices in independent animation while curating special programs of the most significant periods of animation history that serve as an inspiration for contemporary animators.

Festival organizers have unveiled an initial roster of special guests for the upcoming edition, including Incredibles director Brad Bird, Belgium’s Mathieu Labaye, Brooklyn animator Peter Burr, Pixar and Nickelodeon storyboard artist Madeline Sharafian, Japan’s Masaaki Yuasa, Canadian collage artist and animator Amy Lockhart, Pixar artist Ana Ramirez, Swiss animator Georges Schwizgebel, China’s Lei Lei, and AWN contributor and OIAF artistic director Chris Robinson.

As the festival approaches more information about featured guests, official selection, workshops, installations, and special programs will be released.


GLAS Festival Pass
Attend all four days of and have access to all GLAS events with the Festival pass including all screenings, panels, workshops, installations, guest lectures, and parties!

Weekend Pass
Planning on coming on Saturday and Sunday only? Don’t worry. There’s a weekend pass just for you.


ASIFA – Members
ASIFA members and students can enjoy 15% off festival passes.

GLAS Animation Festival Passes are available to students for 20% off the original price.

Bringing a group?
Whether you’re a group of students, a team of friends, or office mates, GLAS offers a special 25% off festival passes for groups of five or more. For group rates email (link sends e-mail).

Source: GLAS Animation Festival

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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.