The United States is about to get something that it hasn’t had in many years: a world-class international animation festival. GLAS Animation Festival, set to take place March 3-6, 2016 in Berkeley, California, will offer a full slate of competition programs, retrospectives, installations, and international guests.
This morning, the festival announced its international jury, comprised of a dozen artists, filmmakers, curators, and industry professionals. The majority of the jury members will also be presenting programs of work at the festival.
The jury includes a high-profile group of independent filmmakers, including Jeremy Clapin (Skhizein), Hisko Hulsing (Junkyard, Cobain: Montage of Heck), Kirsten Lepore (Move Mountain), and Tom Brown (Teeth). They’ll be joined by other prominent figures such as Newgrounds founder Tom Fulp, PBS senior director of children’s programming Linda Simensky, and Holland Animation Film Festival director Gerben Schermer. The full list of jury members is below: