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Submit your film for 2015!

Be a part of the biggest animation fest in the USA. We’ve made submitting films easy… Anyone can enter for FREE prior to October 1. Fill out our online entry form in minutes, and send your film using Vimeo, Dropbox, or whatever service you like best. We welcome any animated film – from anywhere, made whenever, shown wherever.

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Best of the 2014 NW Animation Fest

Earlier this year, NW Animation Fest hosted the largest showcase of contemporary animation in the USA. Now, we’ve boiled a full week of excitement down to just fourteen astonishing films. Audience members in two cities helped select this year’s “Best of the Fest” by voting for their favorite titles. Special award winners will be announced at the event. If you can only see one animation show in 2014, this is the one you don’t want to miss!

Sept 5 Best of the Fest – PORTLAND

Join us at our home venue, the Hollywood Theatre, on Friday evening at 7:00pm for a one-night-only extravaganza.

Sept 13 Best of the Fest – EUGENE

Our friends at the Bijou Art Cinemas have opened up a new micro-cinema in downtown Eugene: the Bijou Metro. Seating is limited, so mark your calendar now. (Saturday screening times to be announced.)


Join us in Oregon for the 2015 Festival

Our next full-scale festival will take place May 4-10, 2015, at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon. The heart of the festival, our juried selection of 150+ amazing international shorts, will repeat later that same month at the Bijou Art Cinemas in Eugene (dates to be announced).

The NW Animation Fest is a variety show that celebrates the best new work from independent animators around the globe. Portland’s schedule will include many additional special events, including thematic programs by guest organizations, displays in the theatre’s lobby, after-parties, and more.

We will begin accepting new film submissions this August. For our latest festival news, please visit us on Facebook or Twitter.

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