Glas Animation Grant Program

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15 July 2020
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2020 Call for entries to follow

The third edition of GLAS Animation Festival  launched the GLAS Animation Grant. This program is designed to fund independent animation filmmakers living and able to work in the United States who are making films outside of academic institutions. As filmmakers ourselves, we had a keen understanding of the lack of opportunities for funds specifically geared towards independent animators working outside of a commercial context, making bold, artistic work. In fact, there were literally no national grants exclusively for animators in the United States. We wanted to change that, and support animation artists making groundbreaking and vital work.

2019 Call For Entries (Archive)

For the 2019 GLAS Animation Grant cycle, two separate $2500 grants (made possible with the support of an Anonymous donor) are to be awarded to two individual filmmakers living and working in the United States to create independent short films.


  • Filmmaker must be living and legally able to work in the United States.
  • Proposed project must be for an independent short film.
  • Proposed projects must be able to be completed within 1 year.
  • Filmmaker may not be enrolled in an academic institution.
  • Filmmaker must have at least one completed film to show.
  • Filmmaker must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Please note that pilots, web series, music videos, commissioned works, performances, installations, and features are not eligible for this grant at this time.

Grants Open: April 15th
Deadline to submit: June 14th  15 July 2019
Selections will be announced in August 2019.



Event Dates

  • 15 July 2020


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