Annie Awards Call for Entries set for Sept. 3

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The Inter­na­tional Ani­mated Film Soci­ety, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced Mon­day its “Call for Entries” for the 40th Annual Annie Awards.

Sub­mis­sions will be accepted begin­ning Sep­tem­ber 3.

The Annie Award is rec­og­nized by the enter­tain­ment indus­try as the high­est and most pres­ti­gious honor given in ani­ma­tion by the ani­ma­tion indus­try. The 40th Annual Annie Awards cer­e­mony is set next Feb­ru­ary 2 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

The 2012 Annie Awards will be pre­sented in 30 cat­e­gories, includ­ing two new cat­e­gories — Best Stu­dent Pro­duc­tion and Win­sor McCay Member’s Choice Award. The new Win­sor McCay Member’s Choice Award will be on a sep­a­rate bal­lot located on the Annies’ Web site ( While Annie vot­ing is lim­ited to ASIFA-Hollywood’s pro­fes­sional mem­ber­ship, all mem­bers, both pro­fes­sional and asso­ciate of ASIFA’s world­wide chap­ters, will be able to vote on this award.

Entries sub­mit­ted for con­sid­er­a­tion will be from pro­duc­tions that were released in the United States between Jan­u­ary 1 and Decem­ber 31, 2012. Details on how to enter may be found at The dead­line to receive sub­mis­sions and mate­ri­als is 5 p.m. Sun­day, Octo­ber 14.

The dead­line to join ASIFA-Hollywood or to renew mem­ber­ship in order to par­tic­i­pate in the Annie Award vot­ing is Sun­day, Novem­ber 4. Mem­ber­ship infor­ma­tion is located at

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, ani­mated film preser­va­tion, spe­cial events, classes and screenings.

Cre­ated in 1972 by vet­eran voice tal­ent June Foray, the Annie Awards have grown in scope and stature for the past three decades.

For infor­ma­tion on ASIFA-Hollywood, visit For infor­ma­tion on the Annie Awards, visit

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