May 23, 2012 (Woodstock, NY): The Woodstock Film Festival’s Call for Entries for its 13th Annual Festival (October 10-14) is now open. WFF is looking for animated short films for its juried Animated Program curated by Oscar nominee Bill Plympton and renowned animator Signe Baumane. WFF’s Animation Program is sponsored by Blue Sky Studios and the winning film receives a $2000 cash award.
Blue Sky Co-Founder and director Chris Wedge will be one of the jurors as well as present the Maverick Award for Best Animation. Wedge won an Academy Award in 1998 for his short film Bunny, and has since directed Ice Age and Robots. His next Blue Sky feature is Leafmen. He can also be heard as the “voice” of the saber-toothed squirrel Scrat in Ice Age and its sequels.