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GLAS Animation Festival Announces Special Guest Henry Selick

GLAS Animation Festival announces inaugural competition jury members, including Jeremy Clapin, Hisko Hulsing, Kirsten Lepore, Nobuaki Doi, Sara Gunnardottir, Gerben Schermer, Rachel Ho, Brooke Keesling, Linda Simensky, Tom Brown, Tom Fulp and Peter Millard.

Organizers for the GLAS Animation Festival have announced the competition jury members, special guests, installations, and additional programs for the inaugural edition of the festival, running March 3­6, 2016 in Berkeley, CA.

Now in its inaugural year, the festival aims to expand 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 GLAS Animation Festival will highlight contemporary independent animation while curating special programs of the most significant periods of animation history that serve as an inspiration for the new generation of filmmakers.

The narrative + graduate films jury includes Jeremy Clapin, Hisko Hulsing and Kirsten Lepore; the non-narrative + undergraduate + commissioned films jury includes Nobuaki Doi, Sara Gunnardottir and Gerben Schermer; the children’s jury includes Rachel Ho, Brooke Keesling and Linda Simensky; and the U.S. jury includes Tom Brown, Tom Fulp and Peter Millard.

GLAS 2016 will also feature the work of animator and director Henry Selick, whose films have delighted and inspired a new generation of filmmakers.

As director of the films Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Selick has made some of the most internationally recognized animated films of all time. They were not only pivotal for the current resurgence of stop-motion, but helped transform the perception of what animation could be and what it could accomplish. His work showed general audiences that animation was not a form to be confined, but rather continuously explored in both its narrative and physical forms.

Selick will participate in a discussion following the screening. More details about the event are still be announced.

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.