There are 36 categories this year, which include Production, Achievement and Special Juried awards. Please use this link for the online submissions portal. Step-by-step instructions will be located (later today) at: https://submissions.annieawards.org/files/How-To-Create-And-Upload-Your-42nd-Annies-Submission.pdf. Categories and Rules are located at this link. If you need help, please contact the Annie Awards at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The submissions deadline is midnight, Monday, November 5, 2014.
A new category – Best Character Animation in a Video Game – has been added this year. Additionally, while most categories require that submissions must be from productions released in the United States between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, exceptions are made for animated Short Subjects, Student Films and Television Commercials that may not have been released in the U.S.
This year, the Annies will add Special Productions to the list of category projects that do not have to have been released in the U.S., so long as the submitted project was released during 2014. Other than the excepted categories, entries submitted for consideration will be from productions that were released in the United States between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014.
The deadline to join ASIFA-Hollywood or to renew membership, to become a Sponsor, and to submit entries and materials is midnight Monday, November 5, 2014.
ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting the Art of Animation and celebrating the people who create it. Today, ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the international organization ASIFA, supports a range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, animated film preservation, special events, classes and screenings.
Created in 1972 by veteran voice talent June Foray, the Annie Awards have grown in scope and stature for the past four decades.
For up-to-the minute details and information on the Annie Awards, please visit www.annieawards.org. For information on ASIFA-Hollywood, please visit www.asifa-hollywood.org.