The 47th Annie Award Season Has Begun

Call for Submissions, Judges, Membership Drive, and Honorary Awards
ASIFA-Hollywood’s ‘Call for Entries’ for the 47th Annual Annie Awards™ began on Monday, August 5th. Presented in 10 Production categories and 22 Achievement categories as well as honorary awards.

Entries will be from animated productions that were released in the United States between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Exceptions are commercials, short subjects, special projects and student films, which can qualify with or without United States releases. Submissions close on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 5pm PST. To review the rules and submit projects, visit our Annie website.

The 47th Annual Annie Awards™ ceremony will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Call for Nominating Committee Judges
Now through September 15, ASIFA-Hollywood is conducting this year’s Call for Judges. All judges, whether they have applied in the past or are enrolling for the first time, must submit a new application. Judges do not need to be ASIFA-Hollywood members, but must have an established career in animation and exemplary professional credentials in at least one of the Annie Award categories. The Annie Judge application can be found here.

Filling out the application will put you on our list of nomination judge candidates, but will not guarantee you a committee position. If you are chosen, you will spend time in early November reviewing your committee’s submissions online and then meet with your committee in person or online for the final nomination selection. Judges will receive two VIP tickets to attend the 47th Annie Awards on Saturday January 25, 2020.

ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annual Membership Drive
Final deadline to join ASIFA-Hollywood or to renew professional level memberships and register to participate in the 47th Annie Award voting is midnight Sunday, December 15. Delivery of screeners, however, is not guaranteed unless professional memberships are current as of November 1.

This is also great time to renew your membership. We will take into account any funds you still have left on your current membership and pro-rate your re-enrollment accordingly.

For more information, to review your current membership and apply to vote (if you have not already done so) please visit the Membership page. For help with your account, please email us at

The Annies have four categories of honorary awards (also called juried awards): the Winsor McCay Award for lifetime achievement, the June Foray Award for significant and benevolent impact, the Ub Iwerks Award honoring technical achievement, and the Special Achievement Award for unique endeavors that fall outside of the general Annie categories.

Submissions for juried awards have no fee, require only a letter of recommendation and may also include any supplemental materials that support the recommendation. Submissions are due by November 1, 2019. Completed submissions can be sent to Gretchen Houser, Annie Awards Event Director, 332 Eliot Lane, Long Beach, CA 90814 or e-mail ​