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