The HISTORY Channel is teaming up with Aniboom to give you the chance to put your take on a great historical speech on television.
This is what you need to do:
– Download these recordings by Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, and others.
– Animate 30 seconds of the sound clips.
– Send in your First Cut storyboard, animatic, or animation to Aniboom.
Five First Cut Finalists receive $5,000 to finish their submissions for consideration for the Grand Prize. The Finalists and a Wildcard Finalist vie for the Grand Prize: a $10,000 cash prize, and a $15,000 development deal and their work aired on The History Channel.
Submissions Phase 1: July 15, 2009 through September 2, 2009
Submissions Phase 2: September 9, 2009 through November 4, 2009
FOX have partnered with Aniboom to launch the FOX-Aniboom Holiday Animation Challenge, an animation contest to find the next great FOX holiday TV special. The contest, which kicks off on May 27, 2009, invites animators worldwide to enter their original holiday-inspired animated shorts for the opportunity to win cash prizes and a FOX development deal.
The FOX-Aniboom Holiday Animation Challenge is open to animators who have reached the age of majority in their state or country of residence. To be eligible to win, entries should be two to four minutes in length and must be holiday-themed – from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas – or any other holiday observed in the U.S.
Animators can submit their shorts online by uploading them directly to the Aniboom website at www.aniboom.com/fox. The contest kicks off at 12:01 AM PT on May 27, 2009 and the deadline for submissions is at 11:59PM PT on August 31, 2009. Viewers can watch and comment on the videos as soon as they are posted. A voting period will take place from September 1 through September 30, in which viewers have the opportunity to rate their favorite submissions. FOX and Aniboom will reveal the five contest finalists on or about November 3, and then announce the grand prize winner in mid-November.
Each of the five finalists will receive a prize of $5,000. A panel comprised of FOX executives will select four of these finalists, while one “Viewer’s Choice” finalist will be chosen based upon the audience response on the contest’s website. The grand prize winner will receive the $5,000 plus an additional $10,000 and a FOX development deal, with the potential to air their winning work on FOX, FOX.com, and other FOX-affiliated websites.
aniBoom today announced its Third Annual aniBoom Awards for submissions from independent animators of all types around the globe. Submissions are welcome from today through December 1, 2008, during which time the animations will be viewed and ranked by the community on aniBoom.com and by a select panel of entertainment industry luminaries. At stake is a Grand Prize for the overall winner that includes a $25,000 investment in commercial development and a distribution deal with aniBoom that will enable the winning animator to significant career-making exposure through a variety of outlets and channels.
In addition, three selected Community Favorites will be selected based on aniBoomâ€™s online animation community ranking, as well as three Top Selections by the competitionâ€™s panel of Judges. All six selections will be awarded a share of the $50,000 in cash and prizes, including ToonBoom software and CG Society books. All 50 of the top picks will receive prizes.
This year’s judges will include industry heavyweights such as: Mr. Yair Landau, former President of Sony Pictures Digital; Ms. Barbara Corday, Senior Television Producer at Columbia Pictures; and Mr. John Mass, Executive Vice President at the international William Morris Agency.