The third edition of the GLAS Animation Festival, which has previously announced its special guests and competition line-up, unveiled its full programming line-up today, and also made a major prize announcement.
First, the prize: FX Networks will award one of the films in competition this year the FXX Elevation Award. The award will honor a film that “embodies distinctive characters, bold storytelling, and a singular point of view.” But here’s the big news: the winning director will receive a $25,000 grant to develop an original animated project with FXX. As far as animation festival prizes go, that’s a major financial investment in a single artist, and signifies the growing profile of GLAS as an important place to discover talent.
The newly released trailer below offers a taste of the films that’ll be in competition for the FXX Elevation Award: