ANIMATION NIGHTS NEW YORK

presents the

2018 ANNY Best of Fest

Saturday & Sunday, Oct 6 – 7, 2018

180 Maiden Lane
Seaport District, NYC
10038

The 2018 ANNY Best of Fest is a TWO DAY conference (Saturday & Sunday, October 6-7, 12pm-10pm) featuring Animation Screenings, Fine Art Installation, an XR Showcase, Professional Panels, and Industry Events, held at 180 Maiden Lane in the Seaport District of NYC.

Highlights from the festival.

2018 Festival Highlight Reel

2018 Mobile Festival Site and Schedule

Main Venue

180 Maiden Lane, Seaport District, NYC

Tickets

Enthusiast Package  (Free)
Industry Badge ($30)

Festival Events

ANIMATION SCREENING EVENTS

Animation Screening events will happen in the evening on both Saturday and Sunday. We are scheduled to present “Goose in High Heels” by John Dilworth, the Oscar predictive Animation Showcase curated by Benoit Serthe Siward, and our 2018 ANNY Best of Fest Showcase.

2018 ANNY Best of Fest Jury Selection

2018 ANNY Best of Fest films are selected by industry jurors. This year’s prestigious panel of jurors include Paul Young (Cartoon Saloon), Jimbo Matison (Independent Animation Director), Joanna Quinn (Beryl Studios), Kajsa Næss (Mikrofilm), Ralph Eggleston (Pixar), Maija Burnett (Cal Arts), Jonathan Marlow (Arbelos, CFI Releasing) and Elizabeth Ito (Independent Animator).

Jay Francis (Disney Television Animation) has selected our 2018 Grand Prize Winner.

D. J. Smith (The Glimpse Group) has selected our 2018 ANNY Best of Fest VR Grand Prize Winners (Room Scale & 360).

Our twenty 2018 ANNY Best of Fest filmmakers will each receive an Industry Badge to the conference, a digital copy of the ItsOnCraft “How We Crafted” Art Magazine, a one year subscription to Stash Media, three free months of Midas Creature from Deep Motion, a one year subscription to Gravity Sketch Pro, a one year subscription to Animatic Pro from Inkboard, a one year subscription to Sketchfab Pro, and a one year subscription to Toon Boom.

Our 2018 ANNY Best of Fest Grand Prize Winner will also receive a Bamboo from Wacom and will participate in a scheduled video conference with Jay Francis (Disney Television Animation), our Grand Prize Judge.

Our two 2018 ANNY Best of Fest VR Grand Prize Winners (Room scale & 360) will each receive an Industry Badge to the conference, a one year subscription to Gravity Sketch Pro, a one year subscription to Animatic Pro from Inkboard, a one year subscription to Sketchfab Pro, a one year subscription to Midas Creature from Deep Motion and admittance into the DeepMotion Neuron AI Simulation Tool.

2018 ANNY Best of Fest Winners

Catherine. Britt Raes. Belgium, 11:51.
DEAD RECKONING. Paul Wenninger, Susan Young. Austria, 02:47.
Elsewhere. Junyi Xiao. United States, 06:11.
Frankfurter Str 99a. Evgenia Gostrer. Germany, 03:00.
Ghostory. Alžběta Göbelová. Czech Republic, 09:44.
HYBRIDS. Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion. France, 06:22.
If You Fall. Tisha Deb Pillai. Canada, 06:04.
Invisible. Paola Tejera Manchón. Spain, 06:25.
La Caverna. Hello Savants. Netherlands, 02:02.
Li.Le. Natia Nikolashvili. Georgia, 09:38.
Negative Space. Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter. France, 05:30.
Noon. Tzu Hsin Yang. Taiwan, 03:50.
Oh Willy. Emma de Swaef, Marc James Roels. Belgium, 16:42.
Private Parts. Anna Ginsburg. UK, 03:35.
SPOON. Yikun Wang. Japan, 03:57.
The Ape Man. Pieter Vandenabeele. Belgium, 11:30.
The Bigger Picture. Daisy Jacobs. UK, 07:25.
Three Fitted Flies. María Álvarez, Elisa Morais. Spain, 07:47.
TIS. Chloë Lesueur. France, 09:00.
Tough. Jennifer Zheng. UK, 04:49.

2018 ANNY Best of Fest Grand Prize Winner

“Catherine” by Britt Raes

2018 Animation for Adults Award

“Catherine” by Britt Raes

2018 ANNY Best of Fest VR Grand Prize Winner (Room Scale)

“Manifest 99” by Adam Volker, Flight Studio School

2018 ANNY Best of Fest VR Grand Prize Winner (360)

“Artificial World” by Bas Jansen

2018 ANNY Best of Fest Winners

FINE ART INSTALLATION (Saturday & Sunday, Oct 6-7,12pm)
Anderson Contemporary is curating Art in Motion III  featuring Fine Art Installation celebrating animation!
Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 6, 5:30pm-7:30pm.

XR SHOWCASE (Saturday, Oct 6, 12pm – 6pm & Sunday, Oct 7, 12pm – 6pm)
Our Emerging Technology Animation Showcase is happening on the 3rd Floor of 180 Maiden Lane. We will be presenting work from a number of amazing creators INCLUDING  Within, GO! Pictures KG, Looking Glass Factory, NFB, Polyarc, Nice Shoes, Gravity Sketch, Stanford University Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Tvori, AnimVR, David Lobser, and MORE!

ANNY VR Projects in Competition

Virtual Reality Workshop Presentations (Saturday, Oct 6 & Sunday, Oct 7)
Sign up for our VR Workshop Presentations with talks by the creators! 

PROFESSIONAL PANELS  

Panel, presentation, and industry participants scheduled include folks from IGDA NY, Tvori, NFB, VRNYU, NYC Media Lab, Titmouse, Cartuna, Revrie Immersive Works, SVA, WIA, Littlstar, The Mill, Adult Swim, and MORE!

INDUSTRY EVENTS
Industry Roundtable Discussions (Saturday, Oct 6  & Sunday, Oct 7)
ANNY Exchange Networking Musical Chair Events (Saturday, Oct 6 & Sunday, Oct 7. Invite only.) Animators/directors will have an opportunity to talk one-on-one with Industry reps!
2017 ANNY Best of Fest Wrap Party (Sunday, Oct 7, 10pm.)

Event Details: Sat & Sun, Oct 6-7, 2017, 12pm-10pm, 180 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038
Getting to the ANNY Best of Fest: Take the 4, 5, 6, A, C, 2, 3, J, or Z train to Fulton Street. Street parking is available.

We hope to see you at the festival!

Festival Schedule

We have great things planned for you!

MOBILE VERSION

Day One

Saturday, Oct 6, 12pm – 10pm

Day Two

Sunday, Oct 7, 12pm – 10pm

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2017 ANNY Best of Fest

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2016 ANNY Best of Fest