1st Annual Palm Springs International Animation Festival
Welcome to the 1st Annual Palm Springs International Animation Festival. Animation is a powerful form of art with the ability to educate, inform and inspire a new world of creativity. Our goal and passion is to celebrate amazing animated films and the talented artist and their teams from around the world. NOVEMBER 9TH AND NOVEMBER 10TH - The Annenberg Theater; 101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 NOVEMBER 11th 2017: RICHARDS ARTS CENTER, Palm Springs High School, 2248 RAMON RD, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92264: Boo2Bullying proudly presents the 1st Annual Palm Springs International Animation Festival (PSIAF) on November 9-11. Tickets will be available on www.psiaf.org and www.boo2bullying.org. This fun family event will feature screenings of more than 150 short and 9 full length films from 92 countries over three days. Films from Cannes, Annecy, Sundance, and Tribeca as well as Oscar and Grammy winners will be presented in the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Annenberg Theater and Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School. In addition to the screenings and a local animation competition, a full complement of panel discussions, seminars and social events will provide the forum for an estimated 400 attending filmmakers, directors, writers, visual artists and students from around the globe to showcase their work and celebrate Global Animation film making. We have received more than 2,000 submissions in a variety of styles ranging from 2D, 3D,Stop Motion, Hand Drawn, Watercolor, Paper, Sand, Oil Painting, Abstract and Experimental. According to Brian Neil Hoff, Director and Founder of the PSIAF and the Palm Springs High School Animation LAB, “Animation if a powerful form of art with the ability to educate, inform and inspire a new world of storytelling with unlimited possibilities. Our goal and passion with this new Festival is to celebrate amazing animated films, the talented artists and their teams from all over the world.” “Art is what binds us together and what prompts us to ask questions of ourselves and of others. As artists, we have the ability to challenge and transform the world and inspire a new way of thinking through various art mediums such as film making,” explains Dimitri Halkidis, Founder of Boo2Bullying, the nonprofit organization based in Palm Springs and Los Angeles which seeks to promote understanding, engagement and unity against bullying and intolerance. Proceeds from the Palm Springs International Animation Festival will benefit Boo2Bullying’s School Programs, New Initiatives and Scholarships.