The Art House Convergence is taking theatrical exhibition and distribution to the next level. The AHC members’ e-letter recently had a most interesting
view of programming for shorts. I believe “The Animation Show of Shows” offers the very first look at the likely Oscar-nominated animated shorts – before
anyone else gets to see them.
Carlos Aguilar, SydneysBuzz correspondent reviewed them
The letters about this reveal their point of origination:
I am pleased to present a new animation compilation called “The Animation Show Of Shows”.
This compilation is a blessed return to the varied and sophisticated animator’s art that was new and popular 30 years ago.
The compilation is curated by Ron Diamond who is a recognized expert in international animation. Ron has presented “The Animation Show of Shows” annually
for 16 years to animation students and professionals from the top studios. The 162 shorts that Ron has curated include 14 Academy Award® winners, as well
as 37 nominees, and other films that have won major prizes at Cannes, Annecy, Zagreb, Ottawa, and Berlin. Ron shows his compilation annually in the 6,500
seat theater at Comi-Con. This work has been a labor of love for Ron. He wants the world to love and understand the artistry and power of the animated
For the first time ever, The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows will play publicly in cinemas across the U.S.
This film was a huge Kickstarter success – far exceeding the original ask. Animation fans are rabid fans and will come out to see these shorts in force.
We premiered in L.A. on Sept. 24 at The Arclight, Hollywood.
Ron has asked me to go to all of the indie theaters first for this compilation, so that they’ll have their chance at the huge grosses that these shorts can
Please let me know if we you would like more information.
Take a look at a sampling of some of the shorts that await in the full program: HERE
Finally a chance for a really high quality animation show again. Ron was part of the team that created the Tournee of Animation and Animation Celebrations
shows we packaged during the 70-s-90s [with Terry Thoren]. He works with the
world’s best animators and has been taking a package around for private screenings for animators for several years. He has finally decided to bring a new
show to rest of us. Between the shorts are brief interviews with some of the animators…sort of like DVD extras on the big screen.
If you do well with the Oscar animated shorts this should be at least as good at the polar opposite tie of the year.
And you know it won’t be playing at the multiplex down the road.
I’m delighted to share with you that we have had a very positive response to the “The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows”. Those programmers and the press
who have seen it have been enchanted by this feature presentation of 11 curated international animated short films.
Since I mentioned the Oscars, it might also be reassuring to some to know that all of the press and promotional materials for this program have been
submitted to The Academy and that they have been approved as acceptable.