Monday, September 29, 2008

Annie Awards call for entries (and judges)

ASIFA-Hollywood announces its 'Call for Entries' for consideration for the 36th Annual Annie Awards, to be held January 30, 2009, at Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA. The deadline for entries is October 10, 2008.

Honoring excellence in the field of animation, Annie Awards will be presented in the categories of animated theatrical feature, television production, television commercial, short subject and video games, as well as to individuals who have worked on these productions.

Entries submitted for consideration will be from productions that originally aired, were exhibited in an animation festival or commercially released between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008.

To access the online official entry form, click here. Current 'Categories & Rules' can be found by clicking here. All entry forms can be found on the Forms page.

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood is seeking individuals interested in serving on nomination committees for the 36th Annual Annie Awards. Nominating committees shall select the Annie Award production nominations and individual achievement nominees.

Applications must be received no later than Friday, October 17, 2008. Individuals who are selected to serve on a nomination committee, shall receive a pair of complementary VIP tickets to the 36th Annual Annie Awards, which will take place on Friday, January 30, 2009, at UCLA's Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, California.

Nomination judging shall take place on Saturday, November 15, 2008, at Woodbury University, in Burbank, California. Judges may also be required to do some additional judging within the following days, as well as participate in pre-selection activities, via email, prior to the judging session(s). To apply, please visit

The Annie Awards have long recognized pioneers at the forefront of animation through nominations, juried awards and certificates of merit. In 1972, legendary voice actor June Foray organized the very first Annie Awards. Today, supported by major animation studios and production companies, the Annie Awards have grown into a much-heralded industry event and are considered an important industry benchmark and a predictor of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

ASIFA-Hollywood is the largest of an international network of chapters and supports a range of animation initiatives through its membership. Current projects include an animation archive, library and museum, classes and screenings, and animated film preservation efforts.

For further details and questions, contact Gretchen Dixon by e-mail or at (562) 209-9900.


Nancy said...

Hi Steve,

Last year, you posted several drawings from your father's collection. I randomly stumbled across them when I was searching for "Wise Men" clipart. I wanted to see if I can get your permission to download and print one of his drawings (Wise Men with the palm trees). The print would be 3.5" x 5." It will be used for a church craft project that I'm doing-we will not be selling these for profit, it is only for making gifts for our family members. I am making Nativity blocks and your father's picture would be perfect! My name is Nancy Lamb and my email is

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