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Animation Nights New York: Best Of Fest Returns October 6-7

Animation Nights New York has announced that the ANNY Best Of Fest will return for its third iteration on the weekend of October 6-7, 2018. The festival will take place at 180 Maiden Lane in NYC's Seaport District.

The festival launched out of ANNY's successful monthly free animation screenings and will include a selection of the best of the films screened at the regular event. The panel judges picked 20 films out of  188 films selected for the monthly curated screening events. A grand prize winner will also be crowned at the fest.

Programming also includes Goose in High Heels by John Dilworth, the Oscar predictive Animation Showcase curated by Benoit Serthe Siward, and the 2018 ANNY Cannes Program.

Additionally, the festival will also feature  Fine Art Installations, an XR Showcase, Virtual Reality Workshop Presentations, Professional Panels, and Industry Events.

Tickets are available now, offering both industry badges and enthusiast packages. The industry badge costs $30, and "includes TWO DAY access to the main venue Animation Screenings, Fine Art Exhibits, and Professional Panels PLUS pre-registration for the XR Animation Showcase / VR Workshop Presentations and access to Industry Events. (Industry Package ticket purchase also includes an ANNY Loot Bag, while supplies last!)". The enthusiast package is free, and "includes TWO DAY access to the Main Venue first floor Animation Screenings, Fine Art Exhibitions, and Professional Panels."

It looks like an unmissable weekend for animation fans in NYC. And we're not just saying that because it's the brainchild of  AFA's own Yvonne Grzenkowicz!. Check out the full schedule here.

Highlights from last year's festival