It’s that time of year again, as awards season has just started. Even though we still have the rest of the year left, buzz has already begun circulating around this year’s films, such as How To Train Your Dragon 2, The Lego Movie, Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls. With Pixar out until next year, the speculation is already heating up in terms of who will get to win big this year.
One awards show in particular is already getting a head-start in deciding who does. Animation Magazine reports that the IAFS (International Animated Film Society) has just opened the call for entries for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards, set to take place on January 31, 2015 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles.
The upcoming ceremony, which will accept productions released in the US between January 1 and December 31, will cover 36 categories, including Production, Achievement, and Special Juried awards.
Projects can be entered here at submissions.annieawards.org. The deadline expires at midnight on Monday, November 5.
ASIFA-Hollywood executive director Frank Gladstone also confirmed that a new category, Best Character Animation in a Video Game, has been added. He also set guidelines for projects that may have not been made or released in the US, stating here: “Additionally, while most categories require that submissions must be from productions released in the United States between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, exceptions are made for animated Short Subjects, Student Films and Television Commercials that may not have been released in the U.S. This year, we will add Special Productions to the list of category projects that do not have to have been released in the U.S., so long as the submitted project was released during 2014.”
For more details, visit annieawards.org.
What are your thoughts? Any entries you would like to see in this year’s ceremony?