My friend and fellow stopmotion animator Sven Bonnichsen has created an animation festival in the NorthWest (hence the name). It's not only for stopmo, but for all animation techniques. Sven is a great guy and a tireless creator and worker behind the scenes in all sorts of artistic endeavors... the kind of people it takes to run festivals like this. Here's the info --
NW ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2011: Call For Submissions
The NW Animation Festival is now accepting entries for 2011. Films from anywhere in the world are welcome. Deadline is nwanimationfest.com, with discounts for students and films received by . The festival will be held -5, in the heart of downtown at the historic 5th Avenue Cinema. See website for details and submission form:
This is a festival created by animators, for animators, and all lovers of animation.
We are people who hunger to see MORE. Not just the year's top 10 shorts... We want to feast on the year's top 100!
We've thrown the door wide open for submissions. Films may come from anywhere in the world. You may submit films made at any time during your life. And you are free to simultaneously show your work online or at other festivals.
We know that great animation comes from all levels. Contributions from students, independent artists, and professional studios are all valued equally.
All types of animation are encouraged: hand-drawn, computer-generated, stop-motion... We attempt to program shorts blocks focusing on each method separately—both to educate, and to satisfy each methods' enthusiasts.
We strive to pack the weekend with as much animation as possible. But the festival is still bigger than just this. Select films go on to become part of our "Best of the NW Animation Fest" traveling show, which will tour the region during the following year.
For more, visit: nwanimationfest.com