ASIFA-Hollywood Seeks Annie Entries

Hollywood and the international animation community are gearing up for the 2004 Annie Awards honoring outstanding achievement in animation across film, television, commercials and short subjects. Presented by ASIFA-Hollywood, The International Animated Film Society, for the 31st consecutive year, a black-tie awards ceremony will celebrate the year’s recipients on February 7, 2004 again at the legendary Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA.

Call-for-Entries period officially began on September 1. All rules, category information and entry forms are available online at www.asifa-hollywood.org or by contacting ASIFA-Hollywood at 818.842.8330. The deadline to receive entry forms is October 3, 2003. Deadline to receive all nomination judging materials is October 31. Final nominations will be announced by ASIFA-Hollywood in January 2004.

The Annie Awards honor overall excellence as well as individual achievement in areas including production design, character animation, effects animation, storyboarding, writing, music and voice acting. Entries submitted for consideration must be from productions that originally aired, were exhibited in an animation festival or commercially released in their country of origin between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2003.

Annie trophies in the form of zoetrope replicas, will be presented at a black-tie awards ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Calif. Hosted each year by prominent industry talent and celebrity presenters, the Annie Awards are open to the public and attended by more than 800 guests.

Founded in 1972 by ASIFA member and veteran voice talent June Foray, the Annie Awards have grown in scope and stature for the past three decades. Today, ASIFA-Hollywood supports a range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership.

For tickets and information for the 31st Annual Annie Awards, contact ASIFA-Hollywood at (818) 842-8330 or visit www.asifa-hollywood.org.