1st Annual Palm Springs International Animation Festival

101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262


*Past event

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - Saturday, November 11, 2017; All Day

101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Welcome to the 1st Annual Palm Springs International Animation Festival

This inaugural season we have received over 2000 + unique film entries from 92 countries. Each year our team of jurors work to select 150+ titles from shorts to features that showcase the breadth of the art form. We hold our judging to nine cinematic virtues: storytelling, humor, heart, ideas, originality, visual interest, craftsmanship, diversity, and gut-level viewing pleasure. 

We're proud to be featuring award winning films from Cannes, Annecy, Tribeca and Sundance with Oscar and Grammy artists and producers in a variety of styles from 2D, 3D, Hand Drawn, Water Color, Oil Painted, VFX & Rotoscoping, Experimental, Sand, Paper, Anime, and Stop-Motion. We will be featuring film for All Ages in a variety of genres from Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi,  Fantasy, Horror and Abstract.

The festival experience is about more than just watching film after film. During intermissions, or at the after-parties, strike up a conversation about what you’ve just seen. Review the show with your date, pointing out personal favorites in the program. Ask one of the animators about what went into creating their project. Join the animation tribe, trading tips about local job opportunities. At its heart, the festival is a family reunion for animation-lovers.

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