Cartoon Brew is proud to announce the launch of CB Fest, a new programming initiative that turns the spotlight on animated shorts from around the globe.
Each week, mostly on Sundays at 8pm EST/5pm PST, Cartoon Brew will present the online premiere of a hand-picked animated short from around the globe. The films will launch simultaneously on Vimeo, Youtube, and Facebook, with additional background information about the films provided right here on the Brew. Here’s a taste of what’s to come:
Cartoon Brew has emphasized the craft of animated short filmmaking since the beginning of the site’s existence, but CB Fest represents a belief that there’s even more that we can do to draw attention to shorts. Firstly, we think that shorts, much like tv series and films, deserve to be scheduled consistently and with clear release dates. Secondly, with many animated shorts now receiving upwards of one hundred million views on the internet, it’s time to recognize that independent animated shorts have moved beyond the fringe; increasing access to these films will allow them to further enter the cultural conversation.