About this project
Thanks for visiting the Kickstarter campaign for the 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows. A technical glitch forced us to relaunch this campaign, BUT - please don't be swayed by the lofty % shown - we TRULY need to get as close to $100K as possible. Thanks for your support! - Ron
The Animation Show of Shows is an annual event which curates the world’s best animated short films and presents them as a single family-friendly feature-length film to audiences worldwide. By bringing animated short films to the big screen, and showing them in theaters around the world, we hope to shine a spotlight on the brilliance of independent animators, while providing a moving cinematic experience to global audiences of all ages.
With proceeds from this campaign, we’ll further raise the profile of animated short films by screening our 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows in more locations - especially schools. We will expose an ever-widening audience to these wonderful masterpieces.
This is our 19th annual show. Over the years, we have curated so many remarkable films! It gives us pleasure to bring unknown films of great merit to the general public. And, in fact, thirty-six of the films we presented were nominated for Oscars.
But we can only continue to do what we do by obtaining financial support.
We are a non-profit and pledges are tax-deductible. Please - pick a Reward that suits you best, and help us preserve and present this wonderful and important art form. Thanks!
In 1999, animation producer Ron Diamond started the Animation Show of Shows. He wanted to share the brilliant films he was discovering with the wider animation industry.
For 16 years, Ron built relationships with animation festivals 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. As a 501(c)(3) non profit, The Animation Show of Shows has raised over $227,000 on Kickstarter, thanks to the generous support of well over 1,000 industry professionals, students and fans of animation. This allowed The Annual Animation Show of Shows to premiere in more than 70 cities with more than 570 showings
The Animation Show of Shows is 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, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, and Russian.
This Year's Plan
We’re going to continue to expand the release and bring hope and wonder to our audiences. Our mission is to increase our outreach to colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. We want to continue to take these films to the next generation of animators and creatives, to inspire each student in their journey.
How You Can Help
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
As we prepare for the 19th edition of the Animation Show of Shows, we’re again asking for your support to bring these gems of animation to film lovers around the world. Thanks to the generous donations of hundreds of backers to our last campaign, we were able to bring the 18 th Show of Shows to more than 70 theaters across North America – a 50% increase over the previous year!
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Risks and challenges
I've created 18 very successful programs and the 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows promises to be just as strong. With adequate funding I will also be able to continue to place the compilation of these films in theaters along with the documentary profiles. I look forward to sharing these films with you and expanding our audience!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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