Best of Fest 2018

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Announcing Animation Nights New York (ANNY) Best of Fest 2018!

That time of the year is almost here! ANNY Best of Fest 2018 is only a month and a half away. Come join ANNY Best of Fest 2018 this Columbus Day Weekend, at the beautiful South Street Seaport. Enjoy two days of animation screenings, fine art, virtual reality animation experiences, professional panels, and industry events. Tickets go on sale today, Aug 15th, 2018. 

Highlights for this year’s program include a 100-minute screening of our first ever ANNY Cannes program,  The Animation Showcase co-presented by Benoit Berthe Siward, a special screening of ‘Goose in High Heels’ presented by the director John Dilworth, and a wonderful selection of VR experiences featuring works from: Within, GO! Pictures KG, Looking Glass Factory, NFB, Polyarc, Stanford University Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Tvori, AnimVR, David Lobser, and MORE!

This year’s Best of Fest screening will feature 20 films from our monthly screenings to be evaluated by our industry juror team. Jurors for this year’s festival include Paul Young (Cartoon Saloon), Jimbo Matison (Independent Animation Director), Joanna Quinn (Beryl Studios), Kasja Naess (Mikrofilm), Ralph Eggleston (Pixar), Maija Burnett (Cal Arts), Jonathan Marlow (Arbelos, CFI Releasing) and Elizabeth Ito (Independent Animator).

During the festival, a curated ‘Art in Motion’ exhibition by Anderson Contemporary will be featured on the ground floor.  We are also hosting ANNY Exchange—a networking event connecting creative talent with AR, VR, and traditional animation projects. For more information on how to participate, click here. 

ANNY Best of Fest 2018 will be held at 180 Maiden Lane in the Seaport District of NYC and will take place on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 of 2018. We will be announcing hands-on workshop presentations and cutting-edge, in-depth panel discussions in the weeks to come—please stay tuned!


If you are interested in being a part of the  ANNY Team or take part in ANNY Best of Fest 2018 please reach out to

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