Posted by Sadie Dean

Some of the most intelligent and inspirational filmmaking has come to light recently through the incredible work of animators around the world. With recent hits such as Zootopia, Inside Out, Finding Dory, My Secret Life of Pets, My Life as a Zucchini and more winning over global audiences, there is no denying that animation is here to stay. Plus, there is no denying that genius animators are being found from all corners of the globe.

With that in mind, we introduce the Stage 32 Animation Fellowship. Stage 32 is looking to bring animators from around the world the opportunity to be exposed to some of the largest animation industry movers and shakers. 

We’re looking to uncover some of the world's top undiscovered animation talent and put your work on a global platform for animation professionals to take notice. One lucky winner will move on to have an animation fellowship with some of the industry's top professionals as mentors. But, it doesn't end there. We will chose the top 5-10 animated films to go on to be screened at Animaze International Animation Festival in Montreal, plus to a global audience on Stage 32.

If you have an animated short film in any genre between 3-10 minutes running time, we will be accepting these submissions to be considered for the fellowship. Bring us your best – either it be a traditional animation, stop motion, mixed media, or more... we want to see it!

This is a rare opportunity to use your animation skills as a calling card in this ever-evolving industry. Show us what you got!

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The Grand Prize Winner will win a 1 year animation fellowship. Your mentors include:

  • Animation Literary Manager/Development Executive, Daniel Kendrick
  • Producer Max Karli of My Life As a Zucchini (Golden Globe-Nominated, European Award Winning Animated Film and also on the 2016 Oscar short list for Best Foreign Film).
  • Christopher M. Anthony, Senior Technical Director for Kayfabe Films (Harry Potter franchise, the X-Men franchise, Indiana Jones, Jungle Book, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four)
  • Daniel Gonzales, Animator for Walt Disney Animation Studios (Toy Story 3, Frozen, Wreck it Ralph, Cars 2, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Moana)

Top 5-10 Finalists:

Festival Screening: The top 5-10 Animated Short Films will screen at Animaze International Animation Festival in Montreal.

Special Global Online Screening: The top 5-10 Animated Short Films will be screened online to a worldwide audience on Stage 32 in a special global event! (This is at the filmmaker's discretion.)

Exposure to over 500 Stage 32 Executives: The top 5-10 Animated Short Films will be placed in a special private section on Stage 32 and sent to over 500 Stage 32 executives who will be able to view the films. Our executives will also receive information about the filmmakers and each project. 

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