What’s better than loads of fresh, cool animation? How about making $10,000 for your animation?
(Hey, entries have to be 10 minutes or less. That’s a minimum earning of $1,000 per minute. I don’t know what you do for a living, but that’s a little more than I’m currently pulling down.)
“This is the Animation Festival’s fourth year, and we’re certain it’ll be the best one yet,” said Keith Dawkins, Vice President and General Manager, Nicktoons Network. “We’re excited to work with Frederator once again and are looking forward to receiving submissions from around the globe for a festival created for animators and lovers of animation alike.”
“The film festival has allowed us to help independent animators reach a larger audience, which is very important to us,” said Fred Seibert, Festival Executive Director and President, Frederator Studios. “We are also pleased to award prizes to indies to help them continue their work and realize their unique visions.”
The Nicktoons Network Animation Festival, co-produced by Radar Cartoons, is on the hunt for a selection of original short films created in any style of animation that do not exceed 10 minutes in length. Submitted shorts will be chosen by a pre-selection jury and will be showcased on-air and online on Nicktoons Network with five half-hour episodes kicking off Sunday, August 26 through Thursday, August 30, in addition to a “Best Of” episode on Friday, August 31. A grand jury will select a $10,000 grand prize winner from the top ten films chosen by the pre-selection jury.
So, even if you’re not the animating type, you’ll want to mark your calendar for a very exciting week at the end of August. There should be plenty of good stuff to see… provided it’s not going to depress you to know that one of those cartoons won the creator all that money.