Hollywood - ASIFA-Hollywood, the International Animated Film Society, is accepting nominations online for the 35th Annual Annie Awards at www.annieawards.org.
Honoring outstanding achievements and excellence in the field of animation, Annie Awards will be presented in 23 categories, including Best Animated Feature, Home Entertainment, Short Subject, Television Production, Television Commercial, and Video Game, as well as individual excellence in areas ranging from production design, character animation, character design, and effects animation to storyboarding, writing, directing, music, and voice acting.
Entries submitted for Annie consideration must be from productions that originally aired, were exhibited in an animation festival, or were commercially released in the United States between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007.
Supported by major animation studios and production companies, the Annie Awards have grown into a much-heralded industry event and are considered an important industry benchmark and a predictor of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Since its inception, the winner of the Best Animated Feature Annie has gone on to claim the Oscar for animation every year, except in 2006.
ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest of an international network of chapters, supports a range of animation initiatives through its membership. Current projects include an animation archive, library, and museum; special animation events; and film preservation efforts.
The deadline to receive entry forms is 5:00pm PT on Friday, October 5, 2007.