Annie Awards Submissions Due Friday

ASIFA-Hollywood, the International Animated Film Society, issued a final reminder that entries for the 32nd Annual Annie Awards are due by Friday, Oct. 1. The event will honor the year’s best animated film, television and short subjects. Judging materials are due on Oct. 29 and final nominations will be announced on Dec. 6.

The Annie Awards recognize overall excellence as well as individual achievement in areas ranging from production design, character animation and effects animation to storyboarding, writing, music and voice acting in a total of 21 categories. New this year is the allowance of video game animation in the shorts category.

Entries submitted for consideration must be from productions that originally aired, were exhibited in an animation festival or commercially released in the Unites States between Jan. 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2004.

Winners and juried lifetime achievement award recipients will be honored at a black-tie gala celebration on Jan. 30, 2005 at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, Calif. Tickets are available to the general public, space permitting.

All rules, category information and entry forms are available at www.asifa-hollywood.org. You may also contact submissions coordinator Gretchen Dixon directly at (562) 235-0991 or [email protected]