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ANNY's Best of Fest is October 6th and 7th

(released 10/1/2018)

Animation Nights New York presents "Best of Fest" 2018 in a Saturday, Sunday two day conference. Starting at noon each day October 6th and 7th and will close at ten at night.  There will be animation screenings, a fine art exhibit, XR showcase, VR workshop presentations, professional panels and other industry

Best of the Fest films are in competition films, presented at Animation Nights New York monthly curated events. The following is a list of 2018 ANNY Best of Fest films and their respective filmmakers:

• CATHERINE. Britt Raes. Belgium, 11:51.
• DEAD RECKONING. Paul Wenninger, Susan Young. Austria, 02:47.
• ELSEWHERE. Junyi Xiao. United States, 06:11.
• FRANKFURTER STR 99A. Evgenia Gostrer. Germany, 03:00.
• GHOSTORY. Alžbeta Göbelová. Czech Republic, 09:44.
• HYBRIDS.  Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion. France, 06:22.
• IF YOU FALL. Tisha Deb Pillai. Canada, 06:04.
• INVISIBLE. Paola Tejera Manchón. Spain, 06:25.
• LA CAVERNA. Hello Savants. Netherlands, 02:02.
• LI.LE. Natia Nikolashvili. Georgia, 09:38.
• NEGATIVE SPACE. Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter. France, 05:30.
• NOON. Tzu Hsin Yang. Taiwan, 03:50.
• OH WILLY. Emma de Swaef, Marc James Roels. Belgium, 16:42.
• PRIVATE PARTS. Anna Ginsburg. UK, 03:35.
• SPOON. Yikun Wang. Japan, 03:57.
• THE APE MAN. Pieter Vandenabeele. Belgium, 11:30.
• THE BIGGER PICTURE. Daisy Jacobs. UK, 07:25.
• THREE FITTED FLIES. María Álvarez, Elisa Morais. Spain, 07:47.
• TIS. Chloë Lesueur. France, 09:00.
• TOUGH. Jennifer Zheng. UK, 04:49.

Jury for this year's fest is:
Paul Young - Cartoon Saloon
Jimbo Matison - Independent Animation Director
Joanna Quinn - Beryl Studios
Kajsa Naess - Mikrofilm
Ralph Eggleston - Pixar
Maija Burnett - CalArts
Jonathan Marlow - Arbelos, CFI Releasing
Elizabeth Ito - Independent Animator

Jay Francis of Disney Television Animation selected the 2018 ANNY Best of Fest Grand Prize Winner, which is Catherine by Britt Raes.  Catherine also won the Animation for Adults Award, which was selected by AFA. D.J. Smith of The Glimpse Group selected the 2018 ANNY Best of Fest VR Grand Prize Winner, which was split.  For room scale, the winner is Manifest 99 by Adam Volker (Flight School Studio).  For 360, the winner is Artificial World by Bas Jansen.

The Seaport District 180 Maiden Lane, NYC is the location of the ANNY 2018 Best of Fest.  ANNY Best of Fest 2018 is free and open to the public. Enthusiasts Package is Free. Industry passes are available for $30 each and give exclusive access to all Best of Fest events.  RSVP for open seating options: website, Eventbrite, Facebook, and Meetup (Please RSVP.)

Here is a video sizzle reel from their 2017 Best of Fest.