The fourth edition of Berkeley’s GLAS Animation Festival, which has previously announced its special guests and competition line-up, unveiled its full programming line-up today, including artist retrospectives, educational sessions, and conversations with renowned industry professionals.
This year, for the first time ever, the Vimeo Staff Pick Award will be part of GLAS. Filmmakers who have been selected for GLAS have the additional opportunity of having their work viewed by Vimeo’s curation team, who will select one winner to be announced on Sunday, March 24. The winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize and have their film launched as a Vimeo Staff Pick on Monday, March 25.
In addition, the FXX Elevation Award presented by FX Networks, which was introduced at last year’s festival, returns for the 2019 edition to honor a film in competition that embodies distinctive characters, bold storytelling, and a singular point of view. The winning director will receive a $25,000 grant to develop an original animated project with FXX.