The Fox TV network and virtual animation studio Aniboom are looking for some holiday cheer as they announce a contest seeking the next classic animated holiday special.
The contest begins May 27 and invites submissions of holiday-inspired short films featuring the same kind of humor as the network’s current series, The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad!
Submissions should be between two and four minutes long and shorts feature a holiday theme related to any holiday celebrated in the United States. The contest is open to animators who have reached the age of majority in the state or country they live in.
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Aug. 31. All videos are visible to the public as soon as they are uploaded and viewers will have the chance to vote on their favorites during the month of September.
Fox and Aniboom will announce five finalists on Nov. 3, with each receiving a prize of $5,000. Four of those finalists will be decided by Fox executives, with the fifth determined by popular vote. The grand prize winner will be announced in mid-November and will receive an additional prize of $10,000 and a Fox development deal.
‘FOX has long been the sole primetime animation powerhouse, and we’re searching for a fresh new animated holiday special that could potentially become an instant classic and maybe even a weekly series,’ said president of Fox Broadcasting Company, Kevin Reilly. ‘By tapping into Aniboom’s community of undiscovered talent, we hope to find the next original hit holiday concept like The Simpsons‘ ‘Treehouse of Horror’ or ‘A Very Special Family Guy Freakin’ Christmas.”
For complete official rules, eligibility restrictions and other information, please visit www.aniboom.com/fox.