“Georges Méliès rocket reached the moon, Felix the cat hit the road, and the great journey continues.” -Anthony Haden-Guest
Animation Nights New York (ANNY) is a curated monthly animation screening and networking event held in the South Street Seaport of NYC. Admission is free.
ANNY Best of Fest is a culmination of the Animation Nights New York screening events. It is a two day festival held annually in the South Street Seaport of NYC (Sept 29-30). The festival features animation screenings, virtual reality animation experiences, art installations, professional panels, and industry events.
Aug 2016 – Jul 2017 | Animation Nights New York curated monthly screening events
Sept 2017 | 2017 ANNY Best of Fest annual symposium
Please note: Animation Nights New York (ANNY) has ROLLING DEADLINES. If you have not received a notification it means your film is still in the running to be screened at one of our monthly events!
Awards & Prizes
The monthly screenings (Aug – Jul) are curated. These events culminate in a juried annual ANNY Best of Fest (Sept) symposium. The films selected as “screened” at the regular monthly programs are automatically submitted to the annual juried show.
The 20 filmmakers selected for the 2016 ANNY “Best of Fest” received free one year subscriptions to Craft and Stash.
Winner of the 2016 Animation for Adults prize received an Intuos Pro from Wacom.
ANNY Best of Fest filmmakers may be eligible for a broadcast/distribution deal with ShortsHD or Shorts International Limited.
Rules & Terms
We accept short animated films in all styles, mediums, and genres. There is no limitation on the age of the film. We do request that you be able to submit a high resolution 1080p digital file as a final format via Film Freeway, Dropbox or YouSendIt.
Please note: Animation Nights New York has ROLLING DEADLINES. Submit now! If you have not received a notification it means your film is still in the running to be screened at one of our monthly events!
Please Attend! If you live in the NYC area we would like you to attend the screening and networking event.
If you live outside the NYC area we would like you to be available to attend the networking event virtually via Skype or Google Hangout. (Coming soon.)
Please note: If the film submission is accepted into the screening events, the entrant grants ANNY: Animation Nights New York a non-exclusive, royalty free license for use for theater screening, and to publish excerpts in print or electronic media to promote the event in any and all media. The filmmaker must secure all rights and clearances. Foreign films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles.
Deadline is rolling! Please submit your short animated films!