So glad to have been selected to participate in this historical addition to the animation community, here in the Bay Area.

The 1st annual GLAS Animation Festival takes place March 3-6, 2016 in the historic city off Berkeley, California, just a quick ride away from San Francisco. GLAS Animation Festival puts its emphasis on what is new, innovative, and exciting in the contemporary world of independent animation. We focus on the artistry of the international independent animation community while uniting all aspects of animation including professionals, and students alike. Our venues include the Shattuck Cinemas,  the David Brower Centerand the Berkeley Art Center. 

At GLAS Animation Festival we have a complete competition program for best NarrativeNon-Narrative, UndergraduateGraduate, and Commissioned short films as well as a Best Featurecompetition category. We feature retrospectivesspecial curated programsguest curatorsQ&Asbehind the scene screenings and panelsanimation installations and more. GLAS Animation Festival unites the animation community with the Berkeley and Bay Area community, sharing great and unique animated works from around the world.

Our goal is to become the leading animation festival in the United States where the international animation community can gather together to view and share work from around the globe.