The first-ever GLAS Animation Festival in Berkeley, California, is just 14 days away. Of more immediate importance, the deadline to purchase a pass online is tomorrow, February 20th.
GLAS gives the American animation community something that we haven’t had in at least a decade: a world-class international animation festival with guests from around the globe and a full-slate of screenings, workshops, lectures, and installations.
Even in this day and age of the Internet, festivals remain the key place where artists gather to share their latest work, meet other artists, and form friendships and collaborations. American filmmakers and animators have lacked such a space for a long time, which is why GLAS is such a momentous occasion. If GLAS is to succeed beyond its inaugural edition, it needs the support of the entire community, especially artists throughout the California animation scene.