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2019 ANNY Best of Fest | Sat & Sun, Oct 5-6

Animation Nights New York

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 10:00 PM (EDT)

2019 ANNY Best of Fest | Sat & Sun, Oct 5-6

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
$30 Industry Package Oct 5-6
The $30 Industry Package includes TWO DAY access to the main venue Animation Screenings, Fine Art Exhibits, and Professional Panels PLUS exclusive access to the Virtual Reality Animation Showcase, VR Presentations, Professional Panels, and Industry Events. (Industry Package also includes a tote bag, while supplies last!)
Oct 6, 2019 $30.00 $0.00
(Donation) Enthusiast Package Oct 5-6
Tickets for the Enthusiast Package are FREE but you can choose this option if you'd like to make a donation to Animation Nights New York. Thank you if you are choosing this option! You are supporting Independent Animation! (Our Enthusiast Package includes TWO DAY access to Animation Screening Events, Special Panels, and Fine Art Exhibits.)
Oct 6, 2019 Enter donation ($)
(Free) Enthusiast Package Oct 5-6
Our Enthusiast Package includes TWO DAY access to Animation Screening Events, Special Panels, and Fine Art Exhibits. (To make a Donation to Animation Nights New York see the (Donation) Enthusiast Package option above.) We look forward to seeing you at the festival!
Oct 6, 2019 Free $0.00

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Event Details

Animation Nights New York

 in partnership with Anderson Contemporary

presents the 

4th Annual ANNY Best of Fest!

ANNY Best of Fest is a TWO DAY conference (Sat & Sun, Oct 5-6, 12pm-10pm) featuring Animation Screenings, Fine Art Exhibits, an XR Showcase, VR Presentations, Professional Panels and Industry Events held at 180 Maiden Lane in the Seaport District of NYC

We have wonderful panels and events lined up for you! We hope to see you there!


(We will be adding event details. Keep checking back!)


Festival Details


We are presenting Animation programs on both Saturday & Sunday evenings (Oct 5-6). The following screenings are currently scheduled:

2019 ANNY Best of Fest Screening

Our industry jurors selected 20 films from the 165 in-competition films screened this season.

2019 ANNY Best of Fest Jurors are Ed Hooks (Acting for Animators), Waltraud Grausgruberv (Tricky Women Festival, Vienna), Sally Berger (Formerly MOMA, Now NYU and  Haverford College), Jill Johnston (SUNY Fredoni), John Dilworth (Stretch Films), Lesley Chow (Bright Lights), Gareb Shamus (Ace Comic Con), and Olesya Shchukina (Estrella Production, Paris).

Our Grand Prize and Special Prize Judges are Sabine Heller (Blue Sky), James Pallot (Emblematic Group), Jay Stern (Iron Mule Festival), Chris Perkins (Animation for Adults), Rachael Ward (Animation for Adults).

Additional Screenings will include

  • The Animation Showcase Oscar Predictive Program

  • La Noria by Carlos Baena

  • Augenblick 20th Anniversary Showcase

  • Cartoons on Film (Tommy Stathes early animation archives showcase.)

  • And more…

FINE ART EXHIBITS                                                                                                                   

(Saturday & Sunday, Oct 5-6, 12pm-10pm)   

Opening Reception: TBA                                                                                

Anderson Contemporary is curating the fourth edition of Art in Motion which will feature both traditional and interactive work. 


(Saturday, Oct 5, 12pm - 6pm & Sunday, Oct 6, 12 - 6pm)                                              

Our Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Showcase will showcase both in-competition and invitational projects including work by Penrose Studios, Baobab Studios, Cartoon Network, NYU Future Lab / Parallux, Pink Kong Studios, Simpals, Lucid Realities, EpicScapes, Joren Vandenbroucke, Polyarc, Ollie VR, The Glimpse Group, RLab, Studio Soup, Diversion Cinema, Augmented Pictures, Lava Machine, Michelle & Uri Kranot, and many more! We will also feature Game Demos from IGDA NY.


Professional Panels and Industry Round-Tables will include discussions on Hiring and Recruiting, Animation in Emerging Technology,  Distribution Solutions, Collaborative Platforms, Experiential Marketing, Women in the Workplace, Realtime Projects, Animation Workflow Pipeline, The Importance of Story, Animation in Games, Non-Linear Storytelling, Animation Tools in Development, Animation in Documentary, and Visual Effects. Participants will include representatives from Pocket Studio, BRIC, Flickerlab, Nice Shoes, VES, Stealth Startup, RLab, IGDA NY, Sesame Workshop, Hifi3D, Transistor Studios, Polyarc, Penrose Studios, BEL, KéexFrame, Augenblick, Titmouse, Nickelodeon, and many more!

Industry events include a VR Workshop Presentation from HTC Vive. We are also hosting several Networking Musical Chairs Events and Industry Round-Tables via ANNY Exchange.



This beautiful 26,000 sq ft atrium space is home to Anderson Contemporary Gallery. The main floor also includes a modern Juice Bar & Café (Apogee Events / Chefscape). The North Lawn Plaza features a 40-foot projection screen, a 20-foot stage and over 5,000 square feet of green lawn space. 


Attendees will enjoy the onsite Café in addition to a fantastic Food Program of Chefscape Stations.


What is ANNY?

We curate and connect.

Animation Nights New York (ANNY) is a curated monthly screening event and annual festival held in NYC. We present the best animated short films and virtual reality animation experiences from all around the world.

ANNY Exchange connects talent to (XR & traditional) projects via both in-person and online events.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

The isn't a specific age requirement but the content is geared toward adults.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking is available. Take the J,Z,2,3,A,C to Fulton

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Have questions about 2019 ANNY Best of Fest | Sat & Sun, Oct 5-6? Contact Animation Nights New York

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180 Maiden Lane
Anderson Contemporary
New York, NY 10038

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 10:00 PM (EDT)

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