NW Animation Fest 2015

Official selections announced!

We are proud to announce the titles of 176 films selected for this year’s festival:


Our team of 99 film jurors worked hard to ensure that every film received a fair evaluation. In the end, there were still many excellent films that we simply could not fit into the time available. We sincerely thank every animator who submitted their work.


Experience the complete week-long extravaganza and save 50%! Portland All-Festival Passes ($70) can be purchased HERE.

Tickets for individual shows will be forthcoming soon. Sign up here for breaking festival news.

PORTLAND: May 4-10

May4/Mon 7pm   Northwest Animators Showcase   $8
9pm   Oregon Animation History   $8
May5/Tue 7pm   SIGGRAPH Computer Animation   $8
9pm   POWFEST Women of Animation   $8
May6/Wed 7pm   Exploding Mind! Abstract/Experimental   $8
9pm   NFB Oscar® Winners   $8
May7/Thu 7-10pm   Oregon Animation Industry Showcase
  incl. Bent Image Lab presentation
May8/Fri 7-11pm   International Short Films 1   $15
11:15pm   after-party: ASIFA Drink & Draw   free
May9/Sat 10-1pm   Animate It! workshop (ages 7-13)   $65*
1pm   Family Friendly   $8
3pm   Song of the Sea   $8
7-11pm   International Short Films 2   $15
11:15pm   after-party: Let’s Play with PIGSquad   free
May10/Sun 12noon   Meet the Animators panel   free
1pm   Strange & Sexy   $8
3pm   coming soon   $8
7-11pm   International Short Films 3   $15
11:15pm   after-party @ Moon&Sixpence   free
* Pre-registration required. Not included in festival pass.

EUGENE: May 15-17

May15/Fri 7-11pm   International Short Films 1  
May16/Sat 1pm   Family Friendly  
3pm   coming soon  
7-11pm   International Short Films 2  
May17/Sun 1pm   Strange & Sexy  
3pm   Exploding Mind! Abstract/Experimental  
7-11pm   International Short Films 3  

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    topic     short films     morning/noon
    special event     feature film     after-party

(top to bottom)
Nothing Else But Water by Carlos De Carvalho
Song of the Sea by Cartoon Saloon
Cupidiculous by Panop Koonwat
Fol’Amor by Gobelins, L’école De L’image
Raw Data by Jake Fried
Lost Senses by Marcin Wasilewski

The biggest animation show

in the United States

This year’s festival will take place May 4-10 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon. The heart of the festival, our juried selection of international shorts, will repeat on the following weekend, May 15-17, at the Bijou Art Cinemas in Eugene.

The NW Animation Fest is a variety show that celebrates the best new work from independent animators around the globe. We showcase the breadth of this art form, screening films that are in turn hilarious, dramatic, strange and inspiring.

Portland’s schedule will include many additional events, including thematic programs by guest organizations, the Oregon Animation Industry Showcase, an exhibition of stop-motion puppets, after-parties, and a presentation by the animation geniuses behind Portlandia, Bent Image Lab.

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