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GLAS Animation Announces Latest Grant Recipients

Festival also issues Call for Entries for next year’s event, running April 7-10, 2022; submission deadline is December 1, 2021.

GLAS Animation has announced the winners of the most recent GLAS Animation Grants competition. A cash prize is awarded to selected artists to support creation and completion of their projects. Also announced was the film competition call for entries for the 7th edition of the animation festival, which will take place April 7-10, 2022, in Berkeley, California.

The newest Glass Animation Grants recipients are:

  • Wei Keong Tan:  An animation filmmaker, Tan uses his films to explore his gay identity through personal storytelling and fantasy worlds. His most recent film, Kingdom, was selected to compete at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019 and was also the opening short film at Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) 2018. His previous film, Between Us Two, received the Best Singapore Short Film award at SGIFF 2017 and the Grand Jury Prize Documentary Short at Outfest Los Angeles 2018. His films have been selected at many film festivals, including those at Annecy, Zagreb, Stuttgart and GLAS.
  • Kevin Eskew: A Los Angeles-based animator Eskew received his MFA in Experimental Animation from CalArts. His short films have screened internationally at festivals including Ann Arbor Film Festival, Slamdance, Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, and the New Chitose International Animation Festival, where he won the New Talent Award in 2019.
  • Chaerin Im: An experimental filmmaker from South Korea with a focus on animation, Im is living and working in Los Angeles and Ann Arbor. Using craftsmanship and distinct materials, she explores gender issues and sexual imagery. Im graduated from Seoul National University’s Visual Communication Design BFA program (2017) and earned an MFA degree from the CalArts Experimental Animation program (2020). Her films have competed in festivals such as Annecy, Ann Arbor, Animafest Zagreb, DOK Leipzig, Ottawa, Vienna Shorts, Ars Electronica, Slamdance, and GLAS. She is currently working on her new short film I am a Horse at Open Workshop.

The grants were made possible through the support of GKIDS, Wacom and an anonymous donor.

Submissions are being accepted for GLAS Animation Festival 2022

  • GLAS Animation Festival welcomes all animation techniques.
  • Films must be completed after January 1, 2020
  • Short films submitted must not exceed 40 minutes
  • Feature length films must be over 40 minutes
  • Short films that are online are eligible for selection
  • Each applicant must be the rightful owner of submitted films and own all literary and musical rights.
  • Films must be comprised of a minimum of 30% animation to be in consideration for competition

The deadline to submit is December 1, 2021. Additional information is available here.

Source: GLAS Animation