Annie Awards

Annie Awards

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Los Angeles, CA
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Event Description

Created in 1972 by veteran voice talent June Foray, who passed away in July at the age of 99, and in whose name the philanthropic June Foray Award was established, the Annie Awards™ have grown in scope and stature for the past four decades. ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting the Art of Animation and celebrating the people who create it. Today, ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the international organization ASIFA, supports a range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, Animation Educators Forum, animated film preservation, special events, scholarships and screenings.

2023 Event Coverage

2023 Call for entries (Archive)

Entries submitted for consideration must be from productions that were released or aired in the United States between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.*

An exception will be made for animated special projects, short subjects (including VR productions), sponsored productions,  and student films that were not released in the United States. These may be considered for an Annie Award, providing they were originally released during the award eligibility period anywhere in the world. 

A further exception will be allowed for Annie Award official film festival partners: Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, and Animafest Zagreb. Grand Prize winners from these film festival partners may submit their winning films in the corresponding Production Categories without incurring entry fees. Submitters who qualify must contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrangements. Other films that qualified for festival consideration but did not take grand prizes may also submit to the Annies without having US distribution, but usual fees will be required.

Short Film Regulations

To be eligible to receive this award, an animated short subject must be: (1) a complete film, (2) narrative or experimental, (3) no longer than 44:59:59 minutes in length, and (4) released specifically as a stand-alone project, and not as a part of another longer-form project.

Student Film Reuglations

To be eligible to receive this award, the submitted production must be entirely the work of an individual student or team of students from an accredited post-secondary, degree granting program anywhere in the world, and must have been produced between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.

Teams are limited to 5 students or less, and of those, a limit of 2 director(s) may be noted. Faculty may advise on the production, but all work, from concept through finished film, must be the work of a student or students. ASIFA-Hollywood does not allow for hands-on involvement by professionals in key positions, including but not limited to: animators, production designers, directors, producers, camera persons, editors, writers, etc.

Exceptions to this rule allow professional actors for voice work, professional composers and musicians for orchestrations, and use of professionally recorded stock music or music in the public domain.

If the filmmaker has graduated or left such a program, the film may be submitted as a student film no later than one year from the filmmaker's date of departure.

2022 Coverage

2021 Annie Awards Coverage

2020 Annie Awards Coverage

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NB: 2024 Event dates are tentative


Event Dates

  • 25/02/2024



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