ANIMATION NIGHTS NEW YORK

ABOUT

Animation Nights New York is a curated monthly screening event and annual Festival held in NYC. We present animated short films and virtual reality animation experiences from all around the world. Admission is free.

ANNY Best of Fest is a two day symposium held annually in NYC (Late Sept/Early Oct). Our Festival features animation screenings, fine art installations, professional panels, a virtual reality animation showcase, and industry events.

ANNY Exchange connects creative talent to (AR/VR/Traditional) projects.

EVENT DATES

Aug 2017 – Jul 2018   |  Animation Nights New York curated monthly screening events
Oct 2018  |  2018 ANNY Best of Fest
May 2018  |  2018 ANNY Cannes Program
On going  |  ANNY Exchange

PLEASE NOTE: Animation Nights New York (ANNY) has ROLLING DEADLINES. If you have not received a notification it means your film is still in the running to be screened at one of our monthly events!

AWARDS & PRIZES

The monthly screenings (Aug – Jul) are curated. These events culminate in a juried annual ANNY Best of Fest (late Sept/early Oct) symposium. The films selected as “screened” at the regular monthly programs are automatically submitted to the annual juried show. Films are selected for our annual Festival by a panel of  judges comprised of industry veterans.

The 2017 ANNY Best of Fest Grand Prize and Animation for Adults Winners each received a prize from Wacom. Our Grand Prize Winner will also had an opportunity to chat with 20-year Pixar veteran Andrew Gordon about their film! All of our 2017 ANNY Best of Fest Winners received an Industry Badge for our 2017 Annual Festival (Sept 29-30), a one year subscription for ToonBoom, a one year subscription for Craft, a one year subscription for Stash, a three month subscription for Midas Creature, and a three month subscription for Sketchfab Pro.

Some of our eligible filmmakers are selected for our ANNY Cannes Program.  The ANNY Cannes Program is an additional opportunity for our filmmakers. Working with the Cannes Marché du Film and Short Film Corner we shortlist qualifying films & filmmakers and then select 20 films to be showcased in our ANNY Cannes Program. Filmmakers receive limited festival accreditation and participate in both a market screening and industry events as part of ANNY Exchange.

RULES & TERMS

We accept short animated films in all styles, mediums, and genres. There is no limitation on the age of the film. We do request that you be able to submit a high resolution 1080p digital file as a final format via Film Freeway, Dropbox or YouSendIt. We also accept VR, AR, and MR animated pieces.

PLEASE NOTE: Animation Nights New York has ROLLING DEADLINES. You can submit now! If you have not received a notification it means your film is still in the running to be screened at one of our monthly events.

Please Attend! If you live in the NYC area we would like you to attend the screening and networking event.

If you live outside the NYC area we would like you to be available to attend the networking event virtually via Skype or Google Hangout. (Coming soon.)

PLEASE NOTE: If the film submission is accepted into Animation Nights New York, the entrant grants Animation Nights New York (ANNY) a non-exclusive, royalty free license for use for theater screenings and to publish excerpts in print or electronic media to promote the event in any and all media. The filmmaker must secure all rights and clearances. Foreign films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles.

Again, the deadline is rolling. Please do submit your project.

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