California’s AM2 Convention Announces Animation Festival & Competition

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (February 22, 2011) — ­ Calling all animators, directors and creators! With the intention to encourage new talent and to provide more visibility for new animation properties and talent, this summer’s most anticipated FREE convention event, AM2 (July 1-3, 2011; Anaheim Convention Center) proudly announces its call for entries for the 1st Annual AM2 Animation Festival and Competition. Winners will be selected by the public and will be announced at the end of this year¹s event. Winners will also receive cash prizes as well as the pride of receiving the winning titles of Best U.S. Animated Short, Best International Animated Short, Best U.S. Animated Feature, Best International Animated Feature and Best of Show. More info, rules and attendee registration can be found at

With shorts and features from the U.S. and abroad, fans will be able to see many new animation titles (some which will be U.S. premieres) and vote for who they think should win! Members of the industry including members of the official entertainment guilds of Hollywood will also be in attendance searching for new talent, concepts and titles to bring to the U.S. audience–you never know, you could have the next BIG THING and land a deal with a major studio developer!

AM2 representative Chase Wang states, “We are so excited to bring this film festival to the U.S. audience. It is important to cultivate new talent and provide a venue for them to bring their original concepts and ideas in order to grow the industry and keep it vibrant and fresh.”