Ten films from five countries have been chosen as the official selections in Cartoon Brew’s second annual Student Animation Festival. This year’s selections contain a remarkable and inspiring range of styles, techniques and ideas, while showcasing an ambitious group of young filmmakers who are unafraid to push the boundaries of the animation medium.
Before we announce the films, we want to thank every filmmaker who submitted their work. We launched the festival last year with the goal of drawing more attention to today’s emerging animation filmmakers. Without support from students, we couldn’t make this happen, and we’re delighted to report that there were nearly 30% more entries this year with 157 student submissions.
Every filmmaker whose work is screened will receive $300. For this, we must thank the generosity of our two major festival sponsors, Titmouse and JibJab. Both of these companies have demonstrated support for young talent throughout the years, and they have done so again by offering their sponsorship to this festival.