The 3nd annual GLAS Animation Festival takes place March 22-25, 2018 in the historic city of Berkeley, California, just a quick ride away from San Francisco.

We are introducing new ideas and expanding the scope of animation by bringing new voices, new talents, new themes, and a new generation of independent filmmakers and curators to the United States. We highlight fresh voices in independent animation while curating special programs of the most significant periods of animation history that serve as an inspiration for contemporary animators.

At GLAS Animation Festival we have a complete short film competition program as well as retrospectives, special curated programs, Q&As, behind the scene screenings and panels, animation installations and more. GLAS Animation Festival unites the animation community with the Berkeley and Bay Area community, sharing great and unique animated works from around the world.

We also welcome submissions for Animated installations. You can find more information about submitting an animation installation on our website.

Rules & Terms

The GLAS Animation Festival is an international competition animation festival dedicated to animated films and will be held in Berkeley, California, USA March 22 to 25, 2018.

GENERAL CONDITIONS
• GLAS Animation Festival welcomes all animation techniques.
• Films must be completed after January 1st 2016
• Short films submitted must not exceed 40 minutes
• Feature length films must be over 40 minutes
• Short films that are online are eligible for selection
• Each applicant must be the rightful owner of submitted films and own all literary and musical rights.
• Films must be comprised of a minimum of 30% animation to be in consideration for competition

Films may be submitted to one of the GLAS Animation Festival competition categories: Undergraduate Competition, Graduate Competition, Narrative Competition, Commissioned Competition, Documentary Competition, and Feature Competition. Installation proposals may also be submitted to be on display at the Berkeley Art Center. (See Installation Submission).

NO SUBMISSION FEES
Submissions are free. There are no submission fees.

GLAS Animation does not pay for screening fees for films selected in the Competition programs.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
• Filmmakers are required to fill out a completed application form via FilmFreeway
• The festival only accepts online submission links for preview (Vimeo/Youtube etc.) Film links may be private or public.
• All films submitted must be fully completed as works in progress will not be considered
• Films with languages other than english must have English subtitles

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Preview Copy: The festival accepts link/urls to film
Screening Copy: Apple ProRes 422 HQ.

GLAS Animation Festival reserves the right to refuse a screening copy of poor technical condition that may be detrimental to the screening. Films with dialogues in a language other than English must have English subtitles.

INSTALLATION SUBMISSION
Applicant must submit a complete proposal and narrative of proposed installation along with images and documentation. Installation formats include projection, films on monitors, video sculptures, and interactive works.

FILM SELECTION + NOTIFICATION
Film selection is carried out by the festival director in collaboration with selected professionals.

Selected films for competition will be announced on the festival website no later than February 1st. Filmmakers will be notified no later than January 15th.

FILM TRANSPORT
The party responsible for sending film materials bears the cost of transporting selected films for competition programs. The festival incurs the cost of the films return. If sent via mail, the sender must provide the festival with necessary information regarding its return (date needed by/address/phone number). International parcels should be marked ‘For Cultural Purposes Only/No Commercial Value). The copy will be returned within three weeks after festival completion.

JURY AND AWARDS
Members of the jury for competition categories are selected by the Festival Director.

GRAND PRIX
BEST NARRATIVE
BEST NON-NARRATIVE
BEST COMMISSIONED
BEST GRADUATE
BEST UNDERGRADUATE
BEST FEATURE

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Participation in the festival and its submission process indicates acceptance, without reservation, the terms of the present regulations. By submitting a film through our submission process, submitters and filmmakers.

CONTACT
GLAS Animation
Email: submissions@glasanimation.com
Phone: 01+ 661-755-5425