Animation Spotlight is delighted to announce that Kaj Pindal (Denmark/Canada) and Cinzia Bottini (Italy/Singapore) have recently joined the AniMazSpot international jury panel. Many people think of AniMazSpot as simply an annual animation festival, but actually at its core is a non profit organization with a mandate to support and promote animated shorts filmmakers.
The most important success of this mandate has been their unique panel of animation experts, who not only score each short, but give the filmmakers comments and advise. Entrants consistently tell us it’s what they appreciate most about AniMazSpot, now in its fourth year. Many filmmakers have taken advantage of the panel’s ideas to apply to their next short, and every new short of theirs that have been entered into the next festival have been much better, thanks to the AniMazSpot panel.
Pindal and Bottini join a distinguished group, which this year includes; Kine Aune (Norway), Frank Mouris (New York), Paul Dopff (France), Weiling Guo (China), Bill Matthews (California), Dr. Jose Garcia Moreno (Mexico), Yaprak Morali (Turkey), Larry Loc (California), Malcolm Turner (Australia), Jim Keeshen (California), Sharon Wu (Taiwan), Jack Bosson (California), and Monique Renault (Netherlands). Visit www.animazspot.com, click “entries”, then, “intern’l panel” to see other panel members who have come and gone over these first four year, and often return once again. They seem to enjoy it as much as the entrants.