The Legendary Bruce Bickford accepting his Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017

Cartoons & Bloody Marys is Seattle's Premiere Animation Festival.

Dark, Surreal, dream-like and over the top. Hailing from around the world, these films take you to places you only imagined as a child. We recognize that there are a lot of amazing animators creating content that appeals to adult audiences and the kid in all of us.

We are looking for Short Animated Films, Animated Music Videos, Short Animated Documentaries, Fan Inspired Animation, VR/360 Animation, Animated Video Game Trailers.

Styles include but not limited to- Traditional Animation, Computer Animation, Stop Motion., Live Action with Animation, 3D, VR/360.

Cartoon's and Bloody Marys is hosted by a local performer/comedian to warm up the crowd and keep the party moving throughout the day. We close each festival with an awards ceremony and party, then we take our attending filmmakers out to dinner at an iconic Seattle location. All filmmakers receive 2 VIP passes which include film screenings, cocktails/drinks and plenty of snacks during the festival.

We give award certificates in multiple categories including Best Hand Drawn Animation, Best Computer Animation, Best Stop Motion Animation, Best Comedy, Most Inspirational Film and Best Film with additional categories being added each year as the festival and our program grows.

Must contain at least 50% animation.

Overall Rating

    I am very happy to attend in cartoon and bloody marys festival.Thanks for every thing

    March 2018
  • The screenings took place at a very nice event space.

    May 2017
  • Sky Blue

    I was so enjoy this festival, nice people, great festival.

    April 2017