Animation Show of Shows Hits Kickstarter Goal

The Animation Show of Shows achieved its Kickstarter campaign ”stretch” goal by raising $107,528. This will allow it to match ASIFA Hollywood’s $7,000 grant to restore Hangman (1964), directed by Les Goldman and Paul Julian.

Pledges beyond the $107,000 level will help underwrite a series of documentary films about animators. The first will feature Oscar-nommed Konstantin Bronzit (whose acclaimed short, We Can’t Live Without Cosmos,  is confirmed for the 17th annual Show of Shows lineup).

Producer Ron Diamond (Acme Filmworks/AWN) recently turned his annual shorts showcase into a non-profit organization to preserve and promote animated shorts.

“Each year I travel to animation festivals around the world in search of new directors making significant, visually compelling, highly entertaining animated short films that are rich in aesthetic,” said Diamond, president of The Animation Show of Shows Inc., who was honored last month with a Crystal Anvil Award from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. “Now with our new non-profit banner, we’re excited to not only share new films that reflect trends in narrative and showcase experimental animation styles, but we’re also able to restore classic short films so they can be seen by audiences everywhere as well.”

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Below the Line, Clips, Crafts, Festivals, Movies, Oscar, Shorts, VFX, Virtual Production

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