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GLAS Animation Festival Unveils 2019 Poster by Manshen Lo

Deadline for submissions to fourth annual event running March 21-24, 2019 is November 30.

Organizers of the GLAS Animation Festival have unveiled a new poster for the 2019 edition designed by Manshen Lo. The 4th annual event takes place March 21-24, 2019 in the historic city of Berkeley, California, just a quick ride away from San Francisco.

The London-based visual artist’s approach to drawing has roots in East Asia, while taking influence from comic art, cinematography and the ligne-claire style. Combining realistic line work with minimalistic compositions, she investigates the subtle tension between humans and urban space in contemporary life.

GLAS Animation Festival 2019 poster designed by Manshen Lo.

GLAS exhibits films from local and international artists and filmmakers across the animation spectrum, creating a community and space for industry veterans, historians, animation enthusiasts, and emerging talent from diverse backgrounds to come together, share, learn, and appreciate the animated art form in a critical context.

Founded with the aim of showcasing the most exciting animation being made around the world and expand the scope of how animation is understood as an artistic medium in the United States, GLAS also hosts retrospectives, special-curated programs, workshops, panel discussions, performances, and installations.

The festival seeks narrative, non-narrative, undergraduate, graduate, commissioned, and feature films to submit to GLAS Animation Festival 2019. Submissions are free. All animation techniques are welcomed. Short films must not exceed 40 minutes; feature-length films must be over 40 minutes. Short films available to watch online are eligible for selection.

Award categories include:

  • Grand Prix
  • New Talent
  • High Risk
  • Audience Award
  • + Special Prizes

Films made January 2017 and after are eligible for submission. Rules and regulation can be found here, and films can be submitted via FilmFreeway. The deadline for entries is November 30. For more information, visit the GLAS Animation Festival website.

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.