All is fair as long as your story fits in with our thematic flavor: “Social issues (personal, local, national, global or historical in scope) and the pain and joy of being Human. The aim of this festival is to open eyes, hearts, and minds, through the uniquely transcendent medium of animation”.
GRANDE PRIZE $5,000Judges choice for the overall best submission
AUDIENCE AWARD $4,000The people’s choice for their favorite animation
STUDENT AWARD $3,000Specifically to honor the work of upcoming young talent (high school or college students)
CHILDREN’S FILM AWARD $5000 Sponsored by Committee for ChildrenAn award for films specifically aimed at children (approx. ages 8-13)
AWARDS OF MERIT $3,000Judges will have the discretion to award these prizes to films of note at the time of the event.*All awards are subject to change at the discretion of the festival