The Athens Animation Festival is now taking submissions! Deadline to submit is July 1st 2012. From their site:
The Athens Animation Festival is a first year festival that will screen animations that thematically speak to the human condition. In a time when animation is often created primarily to serve commercial needs or presented strictly as entertainment, our festival seeks to program animations with a strong message about the world we live in and the problems, joys, fears and issues we face, be they personal, local or global.
The festival will take place on Saturday, September 15th in the quaint, river town of Athens, New York just two hours north of New York City. Stay tuned for the festival’s program and schedule which we will be posted in late July 2012.
The goal of the Athens Animation Festival is to provide a venue to exhibit animations with a message to the public and to foster an appreciation for social/political animations while generating a dialogue within the community. Animation matters!