NW Animation Festival – Call for Entries

Animator Artist Sven Bonnichsen has founded a new animation festival, the NW Animation Festival in Portland, Oregon. The special thing about this festival is, that it doesn’t come with any limitations towards animation: everything is possible, and they really want to discover what you do.


NW Animation Fest
Just click the image to follow their Call for Submissions.

Sven explains his vision at the festival’s website:

This festival is dedicated to the love of animation.
This is the Northwest Animation Festival’s inaugural year. We begin our endeavor with a bold vision:

  • To feed animation lovers’ craving with a sprawling feast of new work
  • To re-inspire independent animators each year with an infusion of new ideas and imagery
  • To encourage students and emerging artists by helping them get their first showing on the big screen
  • To showcase the breadth of the art form with shorts blocks dedicated to different animation methods: hand-drawn, computer-generated, stop-motion…
  • To share this event with the Pacific Northwest by creating a touring “Best of the NW Animation Festival” show
  • In some small way, to nourish the art of animation, helping it grow and evolve

The festival will be held on June 3-4-5, in the heart of downtown Portland Oregon at the historic 5th Avenue Cinema. Early deadline is April 1, 2011, and the regular deadline ends May 1, 2011. For more information, visit: nwanimationfest.com or contact: director@nwanimationfest.com

Animation artist and Goddess Halfland, Shelley Noble did a little promotional video on youtube to support Sven and his festival:

Good luck, Sven! May the festival be a huge success for everyone!

12. March 2011 by Jessica
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Comments (2)

  1. Thank you so much for the spreading the word and for the good wishes, Jessica! I’m really eager to seeing what you submit. Just a few days ago I was looking again at photos of the fish you made for Shelley… It’s such beautiful work!

  2. Sven, you’re welcome! And thank you for your nice words, too! I think I’m going to submit “Another Dream” once more, since I haven’t anything else finished yet…