LOS ANGELES, CA — To advance its mission “to support and promote international animated shorts filmmakers,” and further energize the AniMazSpot festivals and other programs, Animazing Spotlight’s non-profit Board of Directors have clicked the “Refresh” button.
The primary change will be to hold the AniMazSpot festival every other year, rather than annually, as it has been doing since 2009.Â This creates a more efficient use of financial, staff and program resources, and will allow the board additional time to continue the high quality programming of the first four festivals, and also to explore additional venues and tour locations.Â This bi-annual format is utilized by most international animation festival, and the Board sees the wisdom of this format to benefit the future of the AniMazSpot festivals.
Therefore, the next festival will be in 2014,Â and animated short filmmakers will beÂ invited to submit their shorts aroundÂ mid-July 2013 for AniMazSpot 2014. Nevertheless, all is very much on for AniMazSpot 2012. Weekday Tours, approximately a dozen, Sep 10 thru 14,Â Weeknight Nomination Screenings, Sep 12 thru 14, Magoo at the Alex gala red carpet celebration, Sep 15, and more programs, and awards, at Woodbury, Sep 16. For tickets and more information, visit www.animazspot.com and click on “event.”