There is something very special about animation. It makes us laugh, cry and feel in ways no other form of cinema can.
The Animation Show of Shows is an annual event in which the world’s best animated short films are presented in one feature-length movie to audiences worldwide. We bring animated short films to the big screen in theaters around the world, shining a spotlight on the brilliance of independent animators, and providing a moving cinematic experience for audiences.
Through the yearly event, independent animated short films by talented international directors are discovered on the big screen and written about in print and online press. Many of them are virtually unknown until the Show of Shows brings to light these compelling shorts.
In 2016, we’re seeking your help to raise the global profile of animated short films. With your support we can launch the 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows in many more theaters this fall, and take animation to an even wider audience.
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In 1999, animation producer Ron Diamond started the Animation Show of Shows. He wanted to share with the wider animation industry the brilliant films he was discovering.
For 16 years, Ron built relationships with animation festivals, studios and leading college programs that enabled him to scout out talent to include in the show. He would then show the final product to the top animation studios, game and technology companies and schools, helping to create greater awareness of budding animators.
Then, in 2015, he felt it was time to take the show public. Becoming a 501(c)(3) non profit, The Animation Show of Shows raised $100,000 on Kickstarter, thanks to the generous support of nearly 900 industry professionals, students and fans of animation. This allowed The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows to premiere in 47 cities, in four countries, for a total of 435 showings.
The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows was the first of its kind, specifically curated for a wide audience and tailored to appeal to all ages. Its principal language is English, but with the help of dedicated international volunteers, it has been subtitled into French, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish and Russian.
We’re going to expand the release and reach out to increase our attendance. Our audiences loved the documentaries in the 17th Show, so we plan to make more for the upcoming 18th Show.
With your help, we will advance the world of short films, enhance the beauty of our world and give voice to poetic treasures of animated art.
Be part of the team bringing this important project to the world by clicking on the “Back this Project” button in the top-right corner of this page.
As we build, we need everyone to participate. Some people can afford a few dollars and others far more. We encourage you to contribute to our effort so we can build our brand awareness and attract large enough audiences to allow us to be independent of crowdsourced funds.
Please support our mission by reaching out to friends and family who are sympathetic to this form of entertainment, and encouraging them to contribute as well. Can you think of three people who you feel might contribute to this campaign?
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Risks and challenges
I've created 17 very successful programs and the 18th annual Animation Show of Shows promises to be just as strong. With adequate funding I will also be able to place the compilation of these films in more theaters along with the documentary profiles. My studio has the skill and experience to fully restore important animated films from the past that have been damaged, and again, funding is all that stands between us and successfully fulfilling our mission. I look forward to sharing these films with you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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