The California International Animation Festival is dedicated to a recognition that animation, gaming and film making are not separate businesses, but fingers on the same hand.
CalAniFest is now a broadcast event on a local TV station, myTV26, in the Central Valley of California. This allows over 100,000 homes to view and vote on their favorite animated films from July 1st - July 31st. MyTV26 is simulcast on the internet. This will allow anyone in the world to watch your animated film and vote for the audience favorite.
As an international arts, entertainment, and educational organization, the Fireside Foundation, Inc., inspires young and emerging artists through exhibitions, as well as educational programs on an international level.
There will be 5 separately juried competitions in the 2014 California International Animation Festival, open to entries from anywhere in the world.
The juried competitions are as follows. All categories include both movie and television series projects and music videos.
CalAniFest appoints independent selection committees to view all submissions, for both pre-selection and final selection. Selection committees are comprised of industry professionals such as directors, producers, agents, film company executives, animation professionals and advertising agency executives.
The 'Game' category will be judged by individuals from the media and gaming community.
Watch CalAniFest the month of July on mytv26 by clicking on the link above. CalAniFest will be shown from 5 pm - 8 pm. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays in July starting on Monday, July 7th.
Submissions Closed for 2014
You can submit directly to CalAniFest 2014 by downloading our submission form and sending it along with your DVD and entry fee or you can submit your film or game through Without a box at http://www.withoutabox.com/login/4693
Early Deadline - April 1, 2014
Regular Deadline - May 1, 2014
Late deadline - June 1, 2014
WAB Extended deadline - June 15, 2014