After your application is reviewed and accepted, you will be invited to enter our shorts competition.

Enter our animated shorts competition with a piece that’s 5 minutes or less! Attendees are invited to submit a completed short form content piece prior to our Bootcamp. A group of esteemed judges will choose the winner, plus runner up and third place. The winner will have her/their short screened the end of the conference to kick off the mix and mingle session.

Camille Eden – VP of Recruiting and Talent Development @ Nickelodeon / Chair of Talent Development @ Women in Animation
Nicole Rivera – Vice President, Original Series Development @ Cartoon Network
Lynne Southerland – Director/Showrunner
Sidney Clifton – EP, Jim Henson & Deluxe, Supervising Producer @ BWA Studios
Carl Reed – President @ Lion Forge Animation
Jinko Gotoh – Producer @ Netflix / VP @ Women in Animation
Marlon West – Head of Effects @ Disney

The Rising Star Award at the Black in Animation Awards Show (November 14, 2021)

The competition is open to Black animators who are attendees of our BWA Studios 2021 Boot Camp.