Organizers of the GLAS Animation Festival, which returns to Berkeley, California for a fifth edition from March 19-22, 2020, have revealed the official poster design and named the 2019 recipients of the GLAS Animation Grant.
The GLAS 2020 poster is illustrated by young French animator Lénaïg Le Moigne. Born in Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire in 1991, Le Moigne completed her degree at the Ecole des Métiers du Cinéma d’Animation (EMCA) in 2015 with the film Quand Reviendras-Tu? (When will you come back?). L’après-midi de Clémence (Clemence’s afternoon) is her first professionally produced short film. (Vimeo)
The recipients of the second cycle of the GLAS Animation Grant have been announced as Amanda Bonaiuto and David Delafuente. The funds will help these independent American artists complete their next projects.
Amanda Bonaiuto is a freelance animation director, artist, and educator currently splitting her time between Los Angeles and New York. She is best known for her short films and commissioned pieces which have screened at film festivals and galleries worldwide. She received a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2012 and an MFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts in 2018. Bonaiuto is currently a visiting professor at Pratt Institute and makes films and commissions in her studio. Project title: Confetti
David Delafuente is an interdisciplinary animation artist with interests in the moving image, aesthetic theory, semiotics and graphic design. His work has explored themes of loss, queerness, and romanticism. His films have been shown at festivals and screenings around the world. Currently, David is based in New York, where he continues to play with the relationship between the digital image and its consumer. Project title: Understanding Relationships
Four-day festival passes, weekend passes and day passes are now available for purchase at early registration rates (until December 25). Discounts are available for ASIFA members, students and groups. Register online.
GLAS is still accepting submissions for its film competition. Works completed from January 2018 are invited to enter for consideration in the Narrative Shorts, Non-Narrative/Experimental Shorts, Undergraduate Shorts, Graduate Shorts, Commissioned Shorts and Features categories until November 1. Submit via FilmFreeway.