The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood announced its Call for Entries for the 40th Annual Annie Awards this week. Featuring a new, more direct and entirely online platform this year, step-by-step instructions are located at submissions.annieawards.org. While submissions in all categories can be registered today, art and film/video uploads will begin on September 15. The submissions deadline has been extended to midnight, October 21.
The 40th Annual Annie Awards ceremony is set for Saturday, February 2, 2013 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles. This year’s awards will be presented in 30 categories including two new categories – Best Student Production and Winsor McCay Member’s Choice Award. The new Winsor McCay Member’s Choice award will be on a separate ballot located on the Annies website (www.annieawards.org). While Annie voting is limited to ASIFA-Hollywood’s professional membership, all members both professional and associate of ASIFA’s worldwide chapters will be able to vote on this award.
Entries submitted for consideration will be from productions that were released in the United States between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. The deadline to join ASIFA-Hollywood or to renew membership in order to participate in the Annie Award voting is Sunday, November 4, 2012. For more info, visit www.annieawards.org.