ASIFA-Hollywood has opened the submission process for its 46th annual Annie Awards.
The biggest change this year is that it’s easier for independent shorts to participate in the short film award category. That’s because the Annies will allow any ASIFA-Hollywood member the ability to submit one short subject without charge (a savings of $125).
Additionally, for the first time, the Annies will provide free submissions to the grand prize recipients from the following animation festivals: Annecy, Zagreb, Hiroshima, and Ottawa. It’s unclear what effect, if any, this will have on the short category. This year’s Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject was presented to Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant’s Dear Basketball.