GLAS Animation Festival

GLAS // GLAS Animation Festival

2nd edition

Mar 02 - Mar 05, 2021
Berkeley, United States

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Commercial, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Multimedia, Music video, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description The 2nd annual GLAS Animation Festival takes place March 2-5, 2017 in the historic city of Berkeley, California, just a quick ride away from San Francisco.

We are introducing new ideas and expanding the scope of animation by bringing new voices, new talents, new themes, and a new generation of independent filmmakers and curators to the United States. We highlight fresh voices in independent animation while curating special programs of the most significant periods of animation history that serve as an inspiration for contemporary animators.

At GLAS Animation Festival we have a complete short film competition program as well as retrospectives, special curated programs, Q&As, behind the scene screenings and panels, animation installations and more. GLAS Animation Festival unites the animation community with the Berkeley and Bay Area community, sharing great and unique animated works from around the world.

We also welcome submissions for Animated installations. You can find more information about submitting an animation installation on our website.
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Class Founded: 2016
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Jul 01, 2016

Early bird deadline: Jul 31, 2016
Regular deadline: Sep 30, 2016
Late deadline: Dec 15, 2016

Notification date: Jan 31, 2017

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Fees Fees range from 9.15 to 32.02 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 2.97 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
General rules The GLAS Animation Festival is an international competition animation festival dedicated to animated films and will be held in Berkeley, California, USA March 2 to 5, 2017.

• GLAS Animation Festival welcomes all animation techniques.
• Films must be completed after January 1st 2015
• Short films submitted must not exceed 40 minutes
• Feature length films must be over 50 minutes
• Short films that are online are eligible for selection
• Each applicant must be the rightful owner of submitted films and own all literary and musical rights.
• Films must be comprised of a minimum of 50% animation to be in consideration for competition

Films may be submitted to one of the GLAS Animation Festival competition categories: Undergraduate Competition, Graduate Competition, Narrative Competition, Commissioned Competition, Documentary Competition, and Feature Competition. Installation proposals may also be submitted to be on display at the Berkeley Art Center. (See Installation Submission).

GLAS Animation Festival offers a rolling submission fee,starting with free submissions and gradually increasing the submission fee at fixed points during the year. All festival submissions are due no later than December 15th, 2015.

GLAS Animation does not pay for screening fees for films selected in the Competition programs.

• All films submitted must be fully completed as works in progress will not be considered
• Films with languages other than english must have English subtitles

Preview Copy: The festival accepts link/urls to film
Screening Copy: Apple ProRes 422 HQ. GLAS Animation Festival reserves the right to refuse a screening copy of poor technical condition that may be detrimental to the screening. Films with dialogues in a language other than English must have English subtitles.

Applicant must submit a complete proposal and narrative of proposed installation along with images and documentation. Installation formats include projection, films on monitors, video sculptures, and interactive works.

Film selection is carried out by the festival director in collaboration with selected professionals.

Selected films for competition will be announced on the festival website no later than February 1st. Filmmakers will be notified no later than January 15th.

The party responsible for sending film materials bears the cost of transporting selected films for competition programs. The festival incurs the cost of the films return. If sent via mail, the sender must provide the festival with necessary information regarding its return (date needed by/address/phone number). International parcels should be marked ‘For Cultural Purposes Only/No Commercial Value). The copy will be returned within three weeks after festival completion.

Members of the jury for competition categories are selected by the Festival Director.


Participation in the festival and its submission process indicates acceptance, without reservation, the terms of the present regulations. By submitting a film through our submission process, submitters and filmmakers.

GLAS Animation
Phone: 01+ 661-755-5425