Suzuki Drives Animation Contest

Suzuki Auto has teamed with the New York Int’l Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) and to announce the official call for entries for its first nationwide animation contest, Animate!’La vida Suzuki. The competition starts today and will run through February 29, 2008. The winning piece of animation will be featured at the 2008 NYILFF in July.

The online contest is open to U.S. residents over 18 years of age, offering an opportunity to create original animated work with an Urban Latino feel that reflects the Suzuki “Way of Life” branding campaign. Submissions must be no more than three minutes in length and must feature a Suzuki automobile. The Grand Prize winner, to be announced in March, will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to the 2008 NYILFF and a grant of $5,000 to produce a series of two webisodes that will run on in June and July.

Participants can go to for complete submission guidelines and to submit the online entry form. For more information on NYILFF, go to