Georges Méliès rocket reached the moon, Felix the cat hit the road, and the great journey continues.

-Anthony Haden-Guest




Yvonne has repeatedly done the vital and nearly impossible, with grace and style. In a NYC animation industry that has long struggled, she has created community and ongoing events of the highest caliber. The fact that there wasn’t an real animation industry festival in NYC was a shame, and she fixed that. I have gotten so much out of every event I participated in. Great content, panels, participants and attendees. We are all lucky to have her, and I recommend working with Yvonne in whatever capacity. She has proven herself beyond compare.

– Harold Moss, FlickerLab

To say that Yvonne Grzenkowicz’s curation is stellar is an understatement. Those of us who have attended ANNY screenings since Yvonne began them remain in awe, and will drop almost anything we can possibly drop to not miss a screening.

She is a source of such tremendous intelligence and inspiration —in our lives and in our art. I sincerely consider ANNY one of my core reasons for living in New York.


– Jamie Leo

ANNY is so amazing and important for the animation community around the world, so thank you so much.

-Gal Haklay

I just wanted to thank you for this event.  This was a fantastic way for people to connect with each other and get their ideas out in the open.

– N.J.

We are so stoked to hear the news!!! ANNY just continues to be such a fantastic realm to have the pleasure of being in.

– Taylor Shortall, PSYOP

Excellent curated sampling events of current animation shorts; highly recommended!

– Patricia Collins

they rock, they roll they Animate….

– Bill Woods

The Anny’s is a great film festival for animators looking to show off their work.

– Shakeem R. Winn

This is hands down one of my favorite monthly rituals.

– Bryan Teoh

It’s been really an awesome opportunity to be part of this team of filmmakers and animators for this inaugural unique experience in Cannes. For sure, the film will have a big step forward with the screening in the festival, and all we have to say is a big and warm thanks to ANNY and all their impressive supportive team.

– André Luiz Machado, Guilherme and Iuri Araújo (Saturn Voyager Team), Brazil

I live in Michigan and enjoy following ANNY – so I was sooo excited to be
able to participate from home! This was honestly a highlight of my year,
all of the films were so good and it was great to have the “film screening”
experience from the comfort of my home. Great selection, easy to join.
Thank you so much! 🙂

– Kaylee

A fantastic event. It really is a perfect opportunity for artists, animators, filmmakers and creatives to nerd out and watch the best of the best together.

– Anthony Galante.

ANNY are so helpful and supportive of filmmakers and it’s been a great honor to be a part of the festival! Thank you.

– Joe Loftus, Ireland

Amazing festival, awesome quality. It was a real pleasure to have my project included in ANNY. All there is left to say is thank you!

– Lior Shkedi

Thank you once again for including us in your VR Showcase. We met some fantastic people and really enjoy being involved with the Animation Nights New York community. You’ve achieved something really wonderful, and we look forward to collaborating more in the future!

– Paul DeKam, Nice Shoes

It has very good projects. Amazing

– Lina Pinilla

ANNY has given our studio a great platform to showcase our film to the rest of the world at no cost at all. It’s incredible that a studio as young as ours, and from Uganda no less can interact and network with filmmakers from across the world thanks to the ANNY Cannes program and the Animation Nights. We’re excited for even more opportunities that come out of our association with ANNY.

– Robin Malinga, Uganda

It’s an excellent venue for animated shorts. Thank you for setting this up.

– Sergio Curbelo

I can only say that in60seconds and I are really happy and excited to get the chance to show our film to a bigger audience. And this all provided by ANNY which deserves a big thumbs up for the organisation so far. You are always able to answer questions very quickly and are clear in communication. And we can’t wait to meet you and the fellow filmmakers in Cannes!

– Lieke and Almar​, Netherlands


February 18, 2021

Animation World Network

ANNY’s ‘Monsters and Me’ VR Event

January 25, 2021


How animation festivals were reinvented during the COVID-19 pandemic

December 18, 2020

Animation Magazine

ANNY Launches Virtual Festival Weekend

November 20, 2020

Austrian Cultural Forum New York

insideVR presents “NYC – THIS IS US FINALE (XR)”

November 21, 2019

Cartoon Brew

These Are The Best Animated Shorts In The Running For This Year’s Oscar

October 23, 2019

Animation for Adults


September 4, 2019

Animation Magazine

4th ANNY Best of Fest Brings Films, Pros, VR & More to NYC

August 31, 2019

Animation for Adults

Animation Nights New York Announces 4th Annual Best Of Fest

April 29, 2019

Animation Magazine

Cannes Gets Animated

April 11, 2019


Two Iran animations head to Animation Nights New York

April 04, 2019

Animation Magazine

Animation Nights New York Returns to Cannes in 2019

March 25, 2019

XR Artists Collective

Highlights from the 2018 ANNY Best of Fest

January 14, 2019

Animation Magazine

News Bytes: Lasseter’s Mea Culpa, ‘Dragon 3’ Early Screenings, ‘Game of Thrones’ Teaser & More

October 16, 2018


Animation Nights New York Celebrates Third Annual ‘Best of the Fest’

October 05, 2018

Cartoon Brew

This Weekend In NYC: 3rd Annual ANNY Animation Festival And Conference

October 04, 2018

The Villager

Seaport Report: October 2018 | A FESTIVAL OF FUNNIES…

September 21, 2018


ANNY Best of Fest 2018 Coming to NYC Seaport District October 6-7

April 29, 2018

Animation Magazine

Cannes Festival’s Animation Connection

April 16, 2018


Animation Nights New York is going to Cannes

February 15, 2018


Animation Showcase Boosts Profiles of Shorts

February 14, 2018


Animation Nights New York Presents February Films

February 11, 2018

Stash Media

Animation Nights New York Hits WeWork Dumbo on Feb. 14

October 2, 2017


A Look at the Animation Nights New York Festival

September 29, 2017

FOX 5 News New York Minute

Animation Nights New York Best of Fest


September 22, 2017

Cartoon Brew

“Next Week In NYC: 2 Days Of Non-Stop Animation Events At ANNY Best Of Fest”

September 21, 2017

Stash Media
“The Second Annual ANNY Best of Fest Invades NYC”

September 13, 2017

Film Festival Traveler

Animation, Art, & VR at Animation Nights New York Best of Fest”

September 7, 2017

Downtown Express

“Finest Film Fest…”

September 2017

Winthrop Group

“History of Brooklyn Animation II”

August 7, 2017

Animation Magazine

“ANNY Presents Cardiff Animation Nights”

June 2017

Ed Hook’s Acting for Animators

“ANNY was there first!”

June 2, 2017

Animation Insider

June Flix: Animation Nights New York Program for Wed, June 14th, 2017

April 20, 2017

High Fidelity

Virtual ANNY: Environment For The Creatives

April 15, 2017


Virtual Reality Spotlight: ANNY

April 11, 2017


Free NYC Events, Festivals, and Activities

Animation Nights New York (Monthly)

April 6, 2017

Downtown Express

Funny Pictures…

April 3, 2017

Barnard Bite

Animation Nights New York

March 28, 2017


Announcement of Animation Nights New York’s Upcoming Program for April 12th, 2017

March 14, 2017

The Downtowner

Little Water Radio

Anderson Contemporary Artists – The Downtowner 3/16

March 9, 2017

Animation for Adults

ANNY Animator Interviews #1: Hannes Rall

March 3, 2017

Time Out New York

Things to do, Quirky Events

March 6, 2017


Free NYC Events, Festivals, and Activities

March 2017

New York City


Luxury Magazine

Ronni Anderson

Anderson Contemporary Gallery

March 2017


Gold Coast Luxury Magazine

Ronni Anderson

Anderson Contemporary Gallery

Feb 8, 2017

The New York Times

Coming Up Today

January 27, 2017

Seven Bridges Media

Seven Bridges Media Prepping for Animation Nights New York

December 1, 2016

Downtown Express

Seaport Report

Cuddle Up and Keep Warm

November 6, 2016

brooklyn fire proof stages

Color Giants: Brooklyn Animation Expo 2016

November 4, 2016

Observer Today

Arts and Business Luncheon Series continues today

October 31, 2016


ANNY, AniScreen to Present ‘Definitely Not a Czechoslovak Screening!’

October 22, 2016

Animation for Adults

October 12, 2016


October, 2016

Downtown Express

Seaport Report

September 26, 2016

Cartoon Brew

September 20, 2016

STASH Magazine

September 14, 2016

Cutscene Artist

ANNY Best of Fest 2016

 Spoiled NYC Escapes

September 2, 2016


September 3, 2016

Animation Magazine

September 2016

Stage 32

August 19, 2016

Animation for Adults

July 13, 2016

Greenroom New York

July 2016

Downtown Express

Seaport Report

 July 2016

Ed Hook’s Acting for Animators

 May 2016

Downtown Express

Seaport Report

May 15, 2016

Animation Art

March 31, 2016


December 14, 2015


November 15, 2015


 December 9, 2015

The New Yorker