Following the recent announcement of its impressive guest lineup, the Berkeley, California-based GLAS Animation Festival has revealed its Official Competition Selections, as well as the short films included as part of the Children’s Competition, the U.S. Competition, and the International Showcase.
Ninety-three films were chosen from over 3,400 submissions. GLAS’s extensive program will have some overlap with the short animation programs at the recent festivals in Park City: Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak’s Untravel, Andre Hormann and Anna Samo’s Obon (pictured above), and Tomek Popakul’s Acid Rain screened at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, while Martina Scarpelli’s Egg, Nienke Deutz’s Bloeistraat 11, and Amanda Bonaiuto’s Hedge were Slamdance selections.
Aside from the screening programs, GLAS offers panels and workshops with internationally acclaimed industry professionals, installations, networking events, and plenty of parties. Now in its fourth edition, the festival has become a hotspot for the U.S. animation community and proven that there’s a lot of independent spirit in the industry-heavy West Coast scene.