Rules & Categories
Best Animated Short Subject
An Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject, which shall be defined as a complete film, narrative or experimental, no longer than 20 minutes in length, shall be awarded to an animated short subject in recognition of creative excellence in the field of animation.
Eligibility: To be eligible to receive this award, an animated short subject must be a complete film, narrative or experimental, no longer than 20 minutes in length and released specifically as a stand-alone project, not a part of another longer-form project. Projects longer than 20 minutes should be submitted to the Special Production category.
Virtual Reality projects of under 20 minutes in length shall be accepted in the “Best Short Subject” category.
Short subjects must have been originally exhibited or released on any media (e.g., theatrical, television, Internet, virtual reality) in the world between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
Individual segments from theatrical features, title sequences, animated Television/Broadcast series episodes, Television/Broadcast specials longer than 20 minutes, pilots and television commercials are not eligible to receive this award.
If the short subject has either not been released to the public or screened for the membership of ASIFA-Hollywood by October 20, 2017, a submission of required materials must be provided for the members of this category’s nominating committee or, if materials are not readily available for judging, late projects may, at the production’s discretion, be held for judging during the 46th Award cycle in 2018.
Mechanical Requirements for submission: The entire production must be uploaded as a digital video file. Acceptable formats for video files are listed on vimeo.com/help/compression.