BURBANK, Calif. (August 1, 2018) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced today its ‘Call for Entries’ for the 46th Annual Annie Awards™ to begin on Wednesday, August 1. Honoring excellence in the field of animation, the Annie Awards™ will be presented in 10 Production categories (Best Feature, Broadcast Production, Short Film, Visual Reality, etc.) and 22 Achievement categories (Best Animation, Direction, Production Design, Music, Voice Acting, etc.). Additionally, up to 5 honorary awards may also be granted for lifetime accomplishments, philanthropy, technical advances, special achievement and meritorious service. The 46th Annual Annie Awards™ ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
This year, in an effort to open the awards to more independent productions, the Annies will allow any ASIFA-Hollywood member the ability to submit one short subject without charge and, for the first time, the Annies will also partner with four major animation festivals (Annecy, Zagreb, Hiroshima and Ottawa) to provide free submissions for their grand prize recipients.