Rush Process is the only full-scale animation festival in the state of Texas, and the only animation festival in the US explicitly dedicated to handcrafted animation, a materials-focused practice at the intersection of DIY, auteur-driven cinema and analog animation art.
Rush Process aims to screen visually and emotionally stunning, non-digital animation touching on a wide variety of genres (narrative, documentary, essay) and techniques (stop motion, multiplane, ink & paint on paper, charcoal, chalkboard and whiteboard films, paper cut-out, paint- and sand-on-glass, analog rotoscoping, direct animation on celluloid).
A parallel goal of the festival is to provide our audiences with the opportunity to create animation themselves, via popup animation stations, workshops and collaborative, time-based production challenges.
RP has juried awards in the Documentary and Narrative categories, and an Audience Award decided upon by festival attendees.
-- Narrative submissions must be at least 75% animation
-- Documentary submissions must be at least 50% animation
-- All animation source artwork must be analog (digital assembly, e.g. via scanning or Dragonframe, is okay)
-- Competition films must have been produced in 2015, 2016, 2017, or 2018.
-- Link to a secure Vimeo or YouTube screener greatly preferred over FilmFreeway's native player
-- We are far less interested in screening films that are freely available on the web
-- For films originally not in English, please submit a screener with English captions or burnt-in subtitles