4:24pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
Annie Awards to Call for Entries In September
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced that the call for entries for the 43rd annual Annie Awards begins Sept. 1. The Annie Awards ceremony will be held Feb. 6 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
There are 36 categories, including production, individual achievement and special juried awards. A new category, best independent feature, has been added, while the best video game category has been removed.
"The best feature-independent category is designed to highlight and award feature films with a smaller release strategy,” said ASIFA-Hollywood executive director Frank Gladstone.
Productions that were released in the U.S. between Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2015 are eligible for award consideration. Exceptions are commercials, short subjects, special projects and student films, which can qualify with or without U.S. releases.