ASIFA-Hollyood Now Accepting Annie Noms

There are still three more months left in 2007, but the hard-working folks at ASIFA-Hollywood have already begun accepting nominations online for the 35th Annual Annie Awards. If you’d like your work to be considered in the Annies race this year, you can submit your entries on www.annieawards.org. The deadline to receive entry forms is 5 p.m. PT on Friday, October 5, 2007.

Honoring outstanding achievements and excellence in the field of animation, the Annies will be presented in 23 categories including Best Animated Feature, Home Entertainment, Short Subject, Television Production, Television Commercial and Video Game as well as individual excellence in areas ranging from production design, character animation, character design, and effects animation to storyboarding, writing, directing, music, and voice acting.?

Entries submitted for Annie consideration must be from productions that originally aired, were exhibited in an animation festival or were commercially released in the United States between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007. Since its inception, the winner of the most coveted and high profile Best Animated Feature Annie has gone on to claim the Oscar for animation every year, except the most recent ceremony where Happy Feet took home the Oscar while Cars received the Annie!

ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest of an international network of chapters, supports a range of animation initiatives through its membership. Current projects include an animation archives, library and museum, special animation events and film preservation efforts. For more information about ASIFA-Hollywood, please visit www.asifa-hollywood.org. For interviews and questions, please contact Antran Manoogian at (818) 625-3400 or [email protected]