The 2023 Annie Awards are set for February 25

The ASIFA-Hollywood Board of Directors announced today that its 50e The annual Annie Awards, recognizing the year’s best in animation, will return as a live, in-person ceremony on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at Royce Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. A list of deadlines, rules and categories of the ceremony and the call for entries will be announced and available on the Annie’s website Monday, September 12, 2022.

The Annie Awards span 37 categories, including Best Animated Feature, Best Independent Animated Film, Special Productions, Sponsored Films, Short Films, Student Films and Outstanding Individual Achievements, as well as honorary jury prizes.

This year’s sponsors and advertisers include: Platinum Level – Cartoon Network Studios/Warner Bros. Animation, DreamWorks Animation, LA Times, Netflix, Variety and Walt Disney Animation Studios/Pixar Animation Studios; Gold Level – Disney TV Animation, Illumination Entertainment and Riot Games; Silver Level – The Animation Guild LATSE Local 839, Pixar Animation Studios, Sony Pictures Animation and Walt Disney Animation Studios; Bronze Level – Epic Game, GKIDS, Nickelodeon and Skydance Animation; and education level/non-profit organization – Sheridan College.

ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to promoting the art of animation and celebrating the people who create it. Today, ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the international organization ASIFA (International Animation Film Association), supports a range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its members. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, animated film preservation, open source animation support, special events, screenings and of course, the annual Annie Awards.

Created in 1972 by veteran vocal talent June Foray, the Annie Awards have grown in stature and stature for five decades. More information is available here.

Source: ASIFA-Hollywood

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