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About this project

The Animation Show of Shows is an annual event in which the world’s best animated short films are presented in one family friendly 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 of all ages.

In 2017, we’re seeking your help to raise the global profile of animated short films. With your support we can launch The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows in many more theaters and schools this fall, and take animation to an even wider audience.

Please support us and help spread the word.

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.

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                                             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

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                                          Financial Support

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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Building awareness is also very important to our campaign. We continue to build our audience both in person and online. Facebook is the best way to keep in touch with the show, give our page a like and a share! By working together, this campaign will be a huge success!

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!

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    Thank You!

    A special thank you from select animators featured in the Show. Receive a computer desktop background featuring art from the Show. A "supported by the students, alumni and faculty of <<name of colleges and universities>>" credit in the end credits of The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows in the name of your college or university. *Check FAQ for important details. FMV $0.

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    Student Special

    Previous reward + 6 hand picked new student films, via online stream for one month, linked access. Also receive A FREE E-TICKET for you to see the The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows in a theater near you. *Check FAQ for important details. FMV $10

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    12 FPS

    Previous rewards + receive Animation Show of Shows merchandise! 6 buttons with designs from the shorts and 6 postcards; each featuring 3 unique designs from the show. FMV $15

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    24 FPS

    Previous rewards + a special limited edition 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows rewards mini poster! FMV $30

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    Swag Bag

    Previous rewards + a Giants First Steps DVD. *Check FAQ for international shipping details. FMV $60

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    Grab the Popcorn

    Previous rewards + The 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows DVD. *Check FAQ for international shipping details. FMV $110

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    Members Only

    Previous rewards + "Special Thanks" to you (one name only) in the end credits of The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows, and Membership. A personalized Membership Card, extends an unlimited one year access to attend The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows in theaters for you and a guest, Photo ID required. *Check FAQ for international shipping details. FMV $150

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    Take Two

    Previous rewards + early access to The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows via streaming link. Plus two tickets to an attend the Los Angeles Premiere. No transportation provided. Also, meet producer and creator Ron Diamond over coffee to talk about the films. *Check FAQ for international shipping details. Date TBA. FMV $200

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    Party and Premiere Invite

    Previous rewards + you and a guest are invited to the exclusive pre Premiere celebration of The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows with Ron and some of the animation world’s top talents at a party in Los Angeles. No transportation provided. *Check FAQ for international shipping details. Date TBA. FMV $300

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    One of a Kind

    Previous rewards + choice of one from select production art from short films by Academy Award® winner Torill Kove, Multiple Academy Award® Nominees Wendy Tilby & Amanda Forbis, Cordell Barker. And from Andreas Hykade, Raimund Krumme, Gil Alkabetz *Check FAQ for international shipping details. FMV $1,300

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    End Credits

    Previous rewards + your name or business on a single title card at the end of The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows. *Check FAQ for international shipping details. FMV $2,300

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    Producer

    Previous rewards up to $2,500 + producer credit in the main opening titles of The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows. *Check FAQ for international shipping details. FMV $4,800

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