WHAT IS GLAS ANIMATION FESTIVAL?
The GLAS Animation Festival is a four day event that takes place annually in Berkeley, California. We showcase a wide array of the most innovative and exciting animation being made in the world today. We bring in speakers and guest artists from all over the world, ranging from new and exciting talent to animation legends. We are entering our fifth year and we want to make GLAS 2020 BIGGER and BETTER than ever!
We (the small team that puts the festival together) are all independent animators ourselves and we understand the madness and passion that goes into making each and every frame of an animated film. We started GLAS after touring with our own films on the international festival scene, and wanted to bring not only the amazing films we saw there, but also that tight sense of community back with us to the U.S.
What started as a blood oath between the creators to bring independent animation to the United States, quickly blossomed into something special, and over our last four years of running it, the festival has grown faster than we could have ever dreamed of. We feel lucky, as well as extremely grateful. We’re also just getting started.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
GLAS has always been a grassroots, DIY effort. We have been able to pull off what we do because of the support of a passionate, and dedicated volunteer team, as well as tremendous support from our community. This festival is made out of pure love.
Every year we have grown, and finally, last year we reached a critical point - sold out shows, significant price hikes from venues and vendors, and a straining infrastructure to match. We know our 5th edition will only be bigger!
This is where YOU come in. We want to make GLAS 2020 not just our biggest event yet, but also the smoothest, and the most delightful for everyone. We want nothing to stop The GLAS 2020 train, but we need you to lubricate the tracks with your hard-earned cash.
WHAT WILL THE MONEY GO TOWARDS?
- New and larger venues.
- Flights and hotels for visiting artists and filmmakers.
- Streamlining of our behind-the-scenes production.
HELP US HELP YOU! LET'S MAKE GLAS 2020 THE BIGGEST AND BADDEST OF THEM ALL!
Did you really think you’d be leaving this campaign empty-handed? Think again! As a thank you for your support, we’ve assembled a cornucopia of goodies and one-of-a-kind items; perfect for animation fans, art lovers, as well as regular folks from the neighborhood.
Risks and challenges
Festivals are as fragile as any other thing and The Big One (California slang for a massive earthquake that will ravage the state soon) might hit at any moment. But this isn’t our first rodeo, we've successfully run the festival for four years and are extremely resilient people from years of practicing the masochistic art of independent animation. We will bring the goods!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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