Submissions for The World Animation Celebration 2017 are now open! Presented by Animation Libation Studios and Animation Magazine and hosted by Sony Pictures Animation, WAC is an international short film animation festival open to professionals and students. This year’s event will run for two days on September 30 and October 1 at the SPA lot in Culver City, California.
WAC is now calling for entries in all categories:
Professional – CG, 2D Traditional, Stop-Motion, 2D Digital, Experimental
Student – CG, 2D Traditional, Stop-Motion, 2D Digital, Experimental
For complete rules & regulations, deadlines, and to submit online, click here.
In addition to the film competitions, WAC will offer two days of curated screenings, industry panels, guest speakers and artist demonstrations. Aspiring animation filmmakers will also be able to meet with representatives from schools and studio recruiters, and participate in portfolio reviews. Details will be revealed in the coming months, so stay tuned!
Animation Magazine is the oldest leading print magazine, website, daily newsletter, job-board and animation event organizer, promoting the business, art, and technology of animation globally.
Animation Libation Studios is a global animation studio that makes it possible for newly emerging artists to work together with seasoned industry professionals from around the world. It is a gateway between higher education and the industry, working with the brightest, most innovative international artists and professionals to create original content for film, television, and the web.
Sony Pictures Animation — a division of the Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group — produces a variety of animated and family entertainment for audiences around the world, including worldwide hit franchises Hotel Transylvania and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. SPA recently released Smurfs: The Lost Village, which will be followed by The Emoji Movie, a surprising and comic take at the secret world inside our phones, in August 2017; the inspirational feature The Star in November 2017; Hotel Transylvania 3 in July 2018; and an animated Spider-Man feature from the minds of directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord in December 2018. Home entertainment releases Open Season: Scared Silly and Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania are available now on DVD and digital.