ASIFA-Hollywood’s ‘Call for Entries’ for the 46th Annual Annie Awards™ are now in their fourth week. This year’s awards include 10 Production categories and 22 Achievement categories as well as honorary awards for lifetime accomplishment, philanthropy, technical advance, special achievement and meritorious service.
For rules and to submit projects, visit the Annie Awards website. Entries must be from animated productions that were released in the United States between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. Exceptions are commercials, short subjects, special projects and student films, which can qualify with or without United States releases. Submissions close on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 5pm PST.
This year, the Annies will allow any ASIFA-Hollywood member, Pro or Associate level to submit one short subject without charge. Additionally, for the first time, the Annies will also partner with four major animation festivals (Annecy, Zagreb, Hiroshima and Ottawa) to provide free submissions for their grand prize recipients. Also this year, the Annie Awards will commence two new categories, Best Visual Effects in a TV/Broadcast Production and Best Virtual Reality Animated Production.
The deadline to become an Annie Awards Corporate Sponsor, join ASIFA-Hollywood or renew membership, and register to participate in the 46th Annie Award voting is midnight Saturday, December 15, 2018. (Please note that receipt of screeners is not guaranteed unless memberships are current as of November 1st).
The 46th Annual Annie Awards™ ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.