The 2021 Awards Season begins today with the 49th Annie Awards ™ “Call for Entries”


BURBANK, California, August 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Awards season officially kicks off today as the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces its “Call for candidates” for the 49e Annie’s annual awardsâ„¢. Honoring excellence in animation, the 49th annual Annie Awardsâ„¢ will be screened in 36 categories, including Animated Feature Film, Independent Animated Feature Film, TV / Media Production, Sponsored Production, Short Film and Student Film, as well as Awards of Excellence and honor. The ceremony will take place on Saturday February 26, 2022, To UCLA Royce Room.


Changes to this year’s rules include defining episodes in TV / Media categories; limits on the number of team members in the direction, direction and student film categories; and clarification of the content of the clip.

To review this year’s rules and submit your projects, please visit Applications submitted for consideration will come from animated productions released in United States Between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021. The exceptions are commercials, short topics, special projects and student films, which may be eligible with or without United States released. Closing of submissions Tuesday, November 16, 2021, To 5:00 p.m. PST.

The deadline to become a sponsor of the Annie Awards, to reserve advertising space in the program book, to join ASIFA-Hollywood or to renew the membership, and to submit requests to vote is Friday December 31. 2021, 11:59 PM PST.

Now through September 21, 2021, ASIFA-Hollywood is also leading the 49th Annual Annie Awardsâ„¢ Appeal to the judges of the nomination committee. All judges, whether they have applied in the past or are registering for the first time, will be required to submit a new nomination. To be considered for a nominating committee, judges do not need to be a member of ASIFA-Hollywood but must have an established career in animation and exemplary professional credentials in at least one of the Annie categories. Award. Those in the animation community interested in becoming a judge on the nominating committee can find the application at August 9 also started the annual ASIFA-Hollywood membership campaign which will continue the 31st of December.


Created in 1972 by veteran vocal talent June Foray, and on whose behalf the philanthropist June Foray Prize was created, the Annie Awardsâ„¢ have grown in size and stature over the past four decades. ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to promoting the art of animation and celebrating the people who create it.

Today, ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation), supports a range of animation and preservation efforts through of its members. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, the Animation Aid Foundation, the Animation Educators Forum, the preservation of animated films, special events, scholarships and screenings.

For details and up-to-the-minute information on 49e Annie Awardâ„¢, please visit For more information on ASIFA-Hollywood, please visit

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