Savannah International Animation Festival 2011

SIAF 2011 Poster

My friend and colleague Hal Miles and wife Nancy, through Hal Miles Imagimation Studios, are once again putting on the Savannah International Animation Festival, to be held February 4-5, 2011 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah, GA  31401.  The festival is accepting entries until December 1st. The submission categories are: Stop Motion Animation, Computer Animation, Traditional Animation, Experimental Animation, Anime, Television Series Animation, Television Commercials Animation, Web Animation, Gaming Animation, and Student Film.

The Festival itself, in addition to screening films in competition, will also be putting on seven workshops and panel discussions featuring  professionals and historians from animation, visual effects and gaming. Films which win the jury and audience awards will be presented with the Reynaud trophy, named in honor of Charles-Émile Reynaud, creator of the Théâtre Optique and inventor of the Praxinoscope.

Author: Harvey Deneroff

Harvey Deneroff is a Los Angeles-based independent animation and film scholar specializing in labor history. He formerly taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design and was editor of Animation Magazine, Animation World Magazine, and Graiffit (published by ASIFA-Hollywood). He is the founder and past president of the Society for Animation Studies.

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