Annie Awards, 16 Apr 2021

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16 April 2021
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Event Description

Honoring excellence in the field of animation, the 48th Annual Annie Awards will be presented in 36 categories including Animated Feature, Animated Feature-Independent, TV/Media Production(s), Sponsored  Production , Short Subject, and Student Film, as well as the Achievement and Honorary awards.

The 48th Annual Annie Awards will take place on April 16th, 2021 online.

2021 Annie Awards Call for Entries

Entries submitted for consideration must be from productions that were released or aired in the United States between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

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, International Animation Festival Hiroshima, 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.

In lieu of being released, student films must have been completed between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

Key Dates for the 48th Annie Awards Ceremony Include:

  • Call for Entries - Monday, January 4, 2021
  • Annies submissions deadline - 5 p.m. (PST), Monday, February 1, 2021
  • Nominations announced at 8 a.m. (PST) on Wednesday, March 3, 2021
  • Online balloting begins Monday, March 29, 2021 and ends Friday, April 9, 2021.

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 About the Annie Awards:

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.



Event Dates

  • 16 April 2021