Thurs-Fri, Sept 29-30, all day
The ANNY Best of Fest is a two day festival featuring Animation Screenings, VR Animation Experiences, Professional Panels, Art Installations, and Industry Events located at 180 Maiden lane and various locations around the South Street Seaport area of NYC.
2016 ANNY Best of Fest Current Schedule
We are offering 2 different package prices. The ticket prices include events for both days of the festival!
The $30 Industry Package includes preregistration for our VR experiences, access to the ANNY Industry Party, Art Installations, and first seating for our Main Screenings and all Panel Events.
Our $15 (suggested donation) Enthusiast Package includes access to our Main Screenings, Art Installations and all Panel Events.
2016 ANNY Best of Fest Featured Events
2016 ANNY BEST OF FEST MAIN SCREENING EVENTS
Our panel judges selected 20 films from the 200 films at our monthly curated screening events (Sept 2015 - July 2016). The main screening will happen in two parts. After the screenings, our 2016 ANNY Best of Fest filmmakers will receive free one year subscriptions to both Craft and Stash. The Animation for Adults award will be announced and the filmmaker will receive a gift from Wacom.
Our 2016 ANNY Best of Fest Filmmakers are:
Tom Brown and Daniel Gray
Alexandra Hetmerová, FAMU 2013
Alien, Martin Máj, FAMU 2013
Jung Hyun Kim
Veronica L. Montaño, Manuela Leuenberger, and Lukas Suter
Jake Nelson and Cem Kurtulus
Junjie "Jake" Zhang
CARTOONS ON FILM
Tommy Stathes projects films pre-Walt Disney with a nautical theme for the South Street Seaport
NYT Op-Docs Animated Life series
Animated Feature Films (TBA)
In collaboration with Animation Nights New York and REVRIE Immersive Works,
ANDERSON CONTEMPORARY is pleased to present
ART IN MOTION
An exhibit of animation drawings, cells, video,
painting and sculptures
September 14 - October 7, 2016
Opening: Wed, Sept 14, 6pm-8pm
Opening: Wed, Sept 14, 6pm-8pm
Featured artists/filmmakers include:
Nin Brudermann, Anthony Haden-Guest, Emily Hubley, Jeff Scher, Jaime Ekkens, Dustin Grella, Signe Baumane, Bill Plympton, Cagil Harmandar, Cem Kurtulus, Jake Nelson, M. Henry Jones, Marco Brambilla
VR Animation Showcase
REVRIE Immersive Works is putting together a VR showcase including multiple VR Experiences on various platforms including the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Samsung Gear.
TECHNOLOGY AND STORY IN ANIMATION
Our panelists cover advancement in technology and how that relates to content. Panelists include: Revrie VR, Framestore, Michael Ferraro, Tom Snyder, and Flickerlab.
ANIMATION IN REPORTING
Using animation to convey fact based content in an appealing way. Panelists include TED-Ed, NYT Op-Docs, Drew Jordan Media, and Sashko Danylenko Art.
ANIMATION AS OUTREACH
Animation can be used as a vehicle for self expression in the community. Panelists include Hey Mister!, Mythic Bridge, The Animation Project, and Hayburn Studios (Glasgow)
TAP THE CUT
The Animation Project (TAP) nurtures the social, emotional and cognitive growth of court-involved youth, using digital art technology as a therapeutic medium. Through collaborative animation production and mastery of industry-standard tools, TAP participants enhance their interpersonal skills and develop job readiness.
Experience how TAP is changing lives at a screening of The Cut: Short Film’s from the Animator’s of TAP, Thursday September 29 at ANNY Best of the Fest.
It's a panel by our distinguished judges! Emily Hubley, Leah Shore, and Anthony Haden-Guest present their respective work and talk about their experience in the industry.
ANIMATION ALTERNATIVE DISTRIBUTION
Join us as we take a look at the ever growing list of alternative distribution outlets for your short animated films. Our inaugural panel will consist of representatives from Battery POP, Hard Working Movies, ViviCast, Vuier, and IN Demand. The panel will be moderated by John Andrucci, Lucky Uncle Production, who began his career in educational films, After School Specials, and Saturday morning cartoons, and is now helping filmmakers (including animators) bring their films and talents to viewers everywhere.
VR PANEL (TBA)
REVRIE Immersive Works
ANIMATION TV DISTRIBUTION
CROWDFUNDING TO BUILD INDEPENDENCE WORKSHOP
Seed & Spark
INDEPENDENT ANIMATION (TBA)
VOICEOVER ACTING IN ANIMATION AND GAMES
2016 ANNY INDUSTRY PARTY
Join us for our closing party!
We hope to see you there. Keep supporting Independent Animation!
Thank you to our sponsors