The fantastically successful screening series Animation Nights New York is having its second annual ANNY Best of Fest, a two-day event of screenings, panel discussions, vr demos, a fine art installation, and other events taking place in the Wall Street area of Manhattan.
The Best of Fest will take place next Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30 and many of the events, including the screenings and panels are free to attend. The event, founded by Yvonne Grzenkowicz, is headlined by the ANNY Best of Fest Winners screening, a juried selection of 20 short films that were selected from the 175 films that were showcased at the event’s monthly screenings. Additionally, three of the films selected for best of fest won the following awards:
2017 ANNY Best of Fest Grand Prize Winner
Ossa by Dario Imbrogno (Italy, 2016)
Animation for Adults Award Winner
Hanging by Nick LeDonne (United States, 2016)
Anderson Contemporary Award Winner
All Their Shades by Chloé Alliez (France, 2015)
Best of Fest’s Virtual Reality Animation Showcase promises to be impressive for its scope and variety. The showcase will take place in a 26,000-square-feet space, and will feature work by vr filmmakers and artists including Chris Milk, Penrose Studios, Jakob Steensen, Pirahna/Hey Mister!, Midas Touch, Artella/Sketchfab, Third Wish Media, High Fidelity, and NYU Magnet, among others.