Animation Show, Mobifest Join Forces in LA

Mike Judge, creator of Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill, and co-founder of The Animation Show, will host Mobifest LA, an independent film festival devoted to animated content created for mobile platforms. Submission are now being accepted for the show, which will take place at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 on Wilshire Blvd. on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m.

‘Mobile is a fun new format and a totally different way for animators to reach a huge new audience,’ says Robert May, producer of The Animation Show. ‘Soon everyone will be able to carry a pocket full of animation with them wherever they go.’

Established and emerging animators are encouraged to enter the competition for a chance to be one of five to have their work screened at Mobifest LA. Finalists will be selected by a panel of celebrity judges and the grand-prize winner will receive a trip to Los Angeles for the show, a creative session with Mike Judge, a mobile distribution agreement, a Palm Treo smartphone,and a Microsoft Zune digital media player.

The deadline for submissions is March 28 at midnight (PST). All animations submitted must be 60 seconds or less, and shot and created specifically for the small screen. Submission criteria and tips for making made-for-mobile movies are available at the Mobifest website (www.mobifest.net). Animators can also submit original work for ‘Sweet Dreams,’ a special video contest category sponsored by Nestle Butterfinger. Animators and filmmakers are asked to create a dream sequence involving Butterfinger’s icon, ‘The Finger,’ who represents the promise to ‘Feed Your Appetite for Fun.’