Rules & Categories
Best Animated Feature
An Annie Award for Best Animated Feature shall be awarded to an animated feature in recognition of creative excellence in the art of animation.
Eligibility: To be eligible to receive this award, an animated feature must have originally been released theatrically in the United States between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Animated productions that originally premiered in other media (e.g., Television/Broadcast, home video, etc.) and were later released theatrically, shall not be eligible to receive this award.
If materials are not readily available for judging, late released features may, at the production’s discretion, be held for judging next year, during the 46th Award cycle in 2018.
Mechanical Requirements for submission: Clips from the production on a digital video file, not exceeding five minutes (5:00) in length. Acceptable formats for video files are listed on vimeo.com/help/compression). As part of the submission process, all submitted features must provide twenty (20) copies of the entire production, either on DVD or on a password protected video, for judging committee review. Please
Special Note: Screeners may be distributed to the general membership at any time after the Call for Entries has been announced (August 4, 2017).
While not a requirement for this award, if a submitted film is nominated for the Best Animated Feature, it greatly behooves a nominated production to distribute DVDs or protected website screeners to the professional voting membership of ASIFA-Hollywood. (Upon request, ASIFA-Hollywood will provide a voting membership roster for distribution purposes.)
Screeners must conform to the requirements as described in “Screener Requirements.”