Saturday, August 27, 2016

2016 ANNY Best of Fest, Sept 29-30

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 


TICKETS


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


Animation Screenings



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:


Frank Ternier
Rory Waudby-Tolley
David Stumpf
Tom Brown and Daniel Gray
Alexandra Hetmerová, FAMU 2013
Dimitar Dimitrov
Alien, Martin Máj, FAMU 2013 
Emilie Pigeard
Boukraa Jeanne
Dina Velikovskaya
Jung Hyun Kim
Veronica L. Montaño, Manuela Leuenberger, and Lukas Suter
Jake Nelson and Cem Kurtulus
Michael Sullivan
Junjie "Jake" Zhang
Jeff Scher
Yu Yu
Joern Utkilen
Lior Shkedi



CARTOONS ON FILM

Tommy Stathes projects films pre-Walt Disney with a nautical theme for the South Street Seaport


SECONDARY SCREENINGS

NYT Op-Docs Animated Life series
TED-Ed shorts
Animated Feature Films (TBA)


Art Installations


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

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. 

Professional Panels




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.


JUDGES PANEL

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

Cartuna


CROWDFUNDING TO BUILD INDEPENDENCE WORKSHOP

Seed & Spark


INDEPENDENT ANIMATION (TBA)

Cartuna 


VOICEOVER ACTING IN ANIMATION AND GAMES

IGDA

Industry Events


2016 ANNY INDUSTRY PARTY

Join us for our closing party!



We hope to see you there. Keep supporting Independent Animation!




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Saturday, August 13, 2016

ANNY Rescreen Events



Have you missed an Animation Nights New York screening? We are starting ANNY Rescreen events on Tues, Aug 16, 8pm at @gutterbar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Come on out and watch Program #1! Admission is free.


RSVP: 

2016 ANNY Best of Fest events

Wed, Sept 14, 6pm - 8pm

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

Please join us at the artists' reception on September 14th
6-8pm
180 Maiden Lane 
(entrance at South Street)

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 




REVRIE Immersive Works presents

CINEMATIC VR PRESENTATION
September 14th - 6-8pm


Cinematic VR 2.0 Series: Adding Interactivity and Scent

Cinematic VR 2.0 is a series of panels focusing on the newest technologies impacting the cinematic VR industry. 

The first panel in the series will discuss interactivity and scent in monoscopic and stereoscopic 360 videos. Whether it is a "choose your own adventure" or a more passive interactivity that users are unaware of, this session will explore how to write interactive branching narratives, while keeping a set run time, and explain the tools cinematic VR content creators can use to add this new element to their storytelling. Regarding scent, the team behind the upcoming Sentience device will present how their product adds a new element to cinematic VR experiences by utilizing scent as a complementary storytelling medium.

RSVP

Thurs-Fri, Sept 29 - 30, all day


Animation Nights New York presents the
2016 ANNY Best of Fest


The ANNY Best of Fest is a two day festival featuring animation screenings, VR experiences, professional panels, art installations, and industry events located at 180 Maiden lane and various locations around the South Street Seaport area of NYC.

For more information and tickets, check out the Animation Nights New York Best of Fest website:
http://www.annybestoffest.nyc



TICKETS:



We hope to see you there. Keep supporting Independent Animation!

We had a packed house for the Animation Nights New York "August Animation" screening event!

What a great evening! We had a beautiful crowd. Here are some photos from the night:
Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
Attendees arriving early to claim grass space!

 Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Filmmaker Chadwick Whitehead and Yvonne Grzenkowicz at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
 MLH and Caffe Costadoro provided coffee at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
MLH had wine and beer on offer at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
 MLH and Caffe Costadoro provided refreshments at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Brett and Chandra in the crowd at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Mark Reynolds hanging in the crowd at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Andy London and Debra Soloman at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
Emily Hubley, Jaime Ekkens, and Yvonne Grzenkowicz at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Danny Nevitt and Sydney Sturner on Guest Registration at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Cartoons on Film at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Tommy Stathes and Yvonne Grzenkowicz at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Tommy Stathes Ronni Anderson, and Yvonne Grzenkowicz at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
Tommy Stathes, Ronni Anderson, and Yvonne Grzenkowicz at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
Yvonne Grzenkowicz, Ronni Anderson, Tommy Stathes, and Mark Sternberg at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Mark Sternberg, Tommy Stathes, Ronni Anderson, and Yvonne Grzenkowicz at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Cartoons on Film at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Cartoons on Film at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
"Magic Forest" by Artur Marcol at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

We ran out of seats!

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Anderson Contemporary at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

"Old Man" by Leah Shore at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)
"Rita" by Valery Yuzefovich at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

"Reincarnation" by Jeff Scher at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

"Swimming in the Imaginary" by Susan Wolf at Animation Nights New York (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)


Animation Nights New York presents "August Animation" at 180 Maiden Lane (photo credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

We hope to see you next month for the:

Animation Nights New York 2016 Best of Fest, Sept 29-30, all day!

Thurs-Fri, Sept 29 - 30, all day


Animation Nights New York presents the
2016 ANNY Best of Fest


The ANNY Best of Fest is a two day festival featuring animation screenings, VR experiences, professional panels, art installations, and industry events located at 180 Maiden lane and various locations around the South Street Seaport area of NYC.
For more information and tickets, check out the Animation Nights New York Best of Fest website:
http://www.annybestoffest.nyc


TICKETS:




Wed, Sept 14, 6pm - 8pm

Anderson Contemporary presents "Art in Motion" 


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

Please join us at the artists' reception on September 14th
6-8pm
180 Maiden Lane 
(entrance at South Street)

Featured artists/filmmakers include:
Nin Brudermann, Anthony Haden-Guest, Emily Hubley, 
Jeff Scher, Jaime Ekkens, Dustin Grella, 
Signe Baumane, Cagil Harmandar, Cem Kurtulus, 
Jake Nelson, M. Henry Jones, Marco Brambilla 


REVRIE Immersive Works presents

CINEMATIC VR PRESENTATION
September 14th - 6-8pm


Cinematic VR 2.0 Series: Adding Interactivity and Scent

Cinematic VR 2.0 is a series of panels focusing on the newest technologies impacting the cinematic VR industry. 

The first panel in the series will discuss interactivity and scent in monoscopic and stereoscopic 360 videos. Whether it is a "choose your own adventure" or a more passive interactivity that users are unaware of, this session will explore how to write interactive branching narratives, while keeping a set run time, and explain the tools cinematic VR content creators can use to add this new element to their storytelling. Regarding scent, the team behind the upcoming Sentience device will present how their product adds a new element to cinematic VR experiences by utilizing scent as a complementary storytelling medium.

RSVP


We hope to see you there. Keep supporting Independent Animation!