They said it couldn’t be done, but GLAS Animation Festival has proved the naysayers wrong by establishing a major international animation festival in the United States, and turning it into a must-attend event on the festival circuit. The northern California festival will return to its Berkeley home for a fourth edition from March 21-24, 2019.
One of the key highlights every year has been GLAS’s eclectic line-up of international guests. It’s a guarantee that you’re going to meet interesting creators and artists from around the world at the festival, and this year promises to be no different.
The festival today made its first guest announcements, and the list comprises 11 people who represent a wide spectrum of independent filmmakers, animators, educators, show creators, curators, and distributors. Some of the recognizable names include the filmmakers pictured at the top of this post: Superjail! co-creator Christy Karacas, Oscar-nominated Japanese director Koji Yamamura (Mt. Head, A Country Doctor), and Julia Pott, creator of the Cartoon Network series Summer Camp Island.