Any long term reader of this site will probably know that this idea is right up our street. The animated short is a wonderfully versatile but underappreciated medium, and any opportunity to see it brought to a wider audience is alright by us.
The hope is to get this year's show into even more cinemas than the previous event. The project seeks $120,000 and will close on July 2nd. $5 will get you access to a selection of animated shorts from the 2016 CalArts program, and $20 will also give you a rare chance to see Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton's student film. For $50 you can see the whole of last year's show online.
The funds will be used to produce, promote and distribute the show to cinemas around the world, and help raise the profile of animated short film in the process.
The campaign was launched with an event at Ron Diamond's ACME Filmworks in Los Angeles, which featured original artwork from original ACME productions and works spanning from the 1930's -70's from Diamond's artistic mentor Max Vaucher. The exhibition will remain open throughout the summer at ACME's offices, by appointment only.
Head over to the campaign page for more information or to pledge your support.