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Call for Entries for the 43rd Annie Awards Now Open

The 43rd Annual Annie Awards is scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2016 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

BURBANK, CA -- The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced its Call for Entries on Tuesday for the 43rd Annual Annie Awards. This year’s Annie Awards are set for Saturday, February 6, 2016 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. 

There are 36 categories for consideration again this year, including production, individual achievement and special juried awards. A new category -- Best Feature-Independent -- has been added to the production categories. The Best Video Game category has been removed from this year’s consideration.

“The Best Feature-Independent category is designed to highlight and award feature films with a smaller release strategy,” says ASIFA-Hollywood executive director Frank Gladstone.

The online submissions portal can be found at Click HERE for step-by-step instructions; Categories and Rules are located at

Animated productions that were released in the United States between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015 can be submitted for consideration. Exceptions are commercials, short subjects, special projects and student films, which can qualify with or without United State releases.

The deadline to join ASIFA-Hollywood or to renew membership, to become a sponsor, and to submit entries and materials is midnight Friday, November 6, 2015.

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 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.