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GLAS Animation Festival 2018 (Submission Period: June 1st to December 31)

Submission Period: June 1st to December 31

GLAS Animation welcomes all animation techniques
Films must be completed after January 2016
Short films submitted must not exceed 40 minutes
Feature length films must exceed 40 minutes
Short films that are online are welcome and eligible for consideration
Each applicant must be the rightful owner of submitted films and own all literary and musical rights.
Films must be comprised of 50% animation to be considered.

For more information, click here.

Save the Date: ANIMATION FALL FESTIVAL (Thursday, November 16th)

Main Details:

Thursday, November 16th from 7pm-9pm at 79NM Theater.

Students can submit a short film that’s under 5 minutes

Students can submit it to the Tea Time Club or Will Ziegler for a chance for it to be featured at the festival.

We will have giveaways for those who make it to the big screen.

Stay tune for more details coming soon!

25th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film – CALL FOR ENTRIES + LIVE ANIMATION COMPETITION



The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) celebrates its 25th anniversary edition! Founded in 1982, the ITFS has evolved into one of the world’s leading events for animated film and presents a full, up-to-date spectrum of animated filmmaking and its intersections with visual effects, architecture, art, design, music and games. The ITFS offers a platform to directors, production companies and distributors where they can showcase their films and transmedia projects to an interested, broad audience and numerous industry representatives.

In 2017, around 90,000 visitors came to Stuttgart in order to see over 1,000 films in Stuttgart’s movie theatres and in the Open Air venue. Industry professionals value the high quality and variety of the film programmes and the numerous special programmes such as workshops, lectures, presentations, information meetings and training events. With the Animation Production Day (APD) a joint venture from the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and FMX, the distinguished industry conference for Animation, VFX, Games and Mixed Realities, the Festival has established an important business platform for the international animation industry.

Baden-Württemberg and especially the region of Stuttgart are a hot spot of the German and European film industry with an emphasis on animation, special effects and digital post production. Germany’s Southwest has a number of excellent education and training facilities. Numerous animation and VFX studios renowned for their creative potential and technical know-how are located here. Furthermore, the region has a constantly and rapidly growing games industry. The ITFS GameZone has seen a particularly dynamic development and attracted almost 10,000 visitors in 2017.

For young filmmakers the Stuttgart Festival is a perfect place to attract attention, to educate, to network, to experience new motivation and gain more insights. Artistic animated film and the support of young talents represent the core of the Festival. In the Young Animation Competition the Jury awards a prize amounting to 2,500 euros to the best student film. In 2016 has been established another talent award – the FANtastic Award for the best animation talent worth 1,000 euros and donated by the Animation Family, the most faithful fans of ITFS.

Please find the regulations and the entry form at:

San Francisco International Film Festival 2018 Call for Entries (EARLY – postmarked Monday, October 2, 2017 )

2018 Call for Entries

The San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest-running film festival in the Americas, recognized throughout the world for its eclectic, intelligent, and adventurous programs and events, is currently accepting submissions to its 61st edition (April 2018). Works in all genres, forms, and lengths are considered.

EARLY – postmarked Monday, October 2, 2017
OFFICIAL – postmarked Monday, November 6, 2017
FINAL – postmarked Monday, December 4, 2017
FINAL (Youth Works only) – postmarked Monday, January 8, 2018

General Information for Entries

  • All entries must have been completed on or after January 1, 2017.
  • Features previously exhibited in the Bay Area, either theatrically, at another local festival, or via television or Internet broadcast are not eligible to apply.
  • Bay Area filmmakers are eligible for additional Bay Area awards given in recognition of the rich variety of work that has established Northern California as a center of independent production. Bay Area awards are presented to a documentary feature film and two short films. To qualify for a Bay Area award, entries must have been made by a filmmaker who is a current resident of the San Francisco Bay Area (the area from Monterey to Mendocino: postal zip codes 93901 to 95457. Producers, crew, and cast members are not eligible for entry fee discounts or Bay Area Golden Gate Awards.
  • Narrative, documentary, and animated short films may also be considered for inclusion in our popular Family Films program. Family films should be suitable for ages seven and up. Selections in this category engage and entertain the entire family. All genres welcome. Programs traditionally mix emerging talent with established filmmakers such as Glen Keane, Moonbot Studios, Bill Plympton, Aardman Animations, and Tonko House.
  • Rough cuts or works-in-progress are accepted and reviewed. However, filmmakers are urged to submit as close to the final cut as possible. The Festival will not accept new versions of an entry unless requested by the programming staff.
  • All entrants will be notified of the Festival’s decision by March 15, 2018.


Fall 2017 ANM Online Director Town Hall Chat

Fall 2017 ANM Online Director Town Hall Chat
Tuesday, October 3rd @ 4:00pm Pacific Time

To participate, register here:
Can’t attend? You can request a recording here:
If you have any issues accessing the online meeting room, please contact the Online Help Desk:
Email:   Phone: 415.618.3545 or 1.888.431.ARTS

Fox TV Animation is hiring a storyboard artist!

Fox TV Animation is hiring a storyboard artist!

For the upcoming season of “American Dad”
Strong comedic timing and acting skills, in addition to a thorough understanding of composition, perspective and storytelling required. Complete assignments in a timely manner that meets the expectations of the directors and supervisors. Strong communication skills, attention to detail and time management skills required. Digital Storyboarding experience (with ToonBoom Storyboard Pro) preferred but not required. Familiarity with the series, characters and style of storyboard very helpful. Previous experience as a storyboard artist or revisionist for TV animation very helpful.

Click here to submit your resume.


ARC Language Lab For Animation and Visual Effects is Now Open for Fall 2017!

Guest Speaker // Mike Makarewicz on 9/13 (Wednesday)

Pixar Directing Animator and current Animation Collaborative teacher, Michal Makarewicz, will be at AAU to give a demo lecture and to discuss Anim C! Be sure to bring a notebook to write some notes!

When: Wednesday, September 13th @7pm
Where: 79 New Montgomery Theater