1st Annual

Animation Torrent

April 17, 2014 to April 18, 2014

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7115 W. North Ave #518
Oak Park IL 60302-1002
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Animated Shorts
Animated Shorts ranging in duration from 30 seconds to 10 minutes. CG, Traditional, Stop Motion and more. Any medium is welcome, as long as it's animation.


The inaugural Animation Torrent invades Park Ridge, IL at the historic Pickwick Theatre on April 17, 2014 for one night only; featuring two programs of fresh and alternative, independent animated shorts.

Traditional, Stop Motion, CG and beyond are all fair game. As long as the film is animated, short and entertaining, it's eligible for consideration in one of our two programs. The first program will cater to a more general audience, with content not exceeding what you'd find in a PG-13 film; while our second screening will feature films for a "late night" audience, with adult-themed humor and content. We'll have a little something for everyone.

We're proud to announce that this year's awards will be determined by a jury of three esteemed filmmakers;
-Two-Time Oscar-Nominated, Independent Hand Drawn Animation Legend, Bill Plympton!
-Oscar-Nominated, Stop Motion Sensation, PES!
-Founder of Newgrounds.com, Tom Fulp!


Chicago is already home to a wealth of quality film festivals, many of of which include Animation categories; Animation Torrent was founded to narrow the programming focus on strictly independent animation, and to specifically highlight films that push the envelope and would be considered too "outside of the box". We crave films that are bold, wild and daring in their subject matter and/or art direction. Give us something fresh. Give us something different. Give us another example of why we love animation.


Taylor Armstrong (Founder)


It should go without saying that the film(s) you submit must be your own work and/or submitted with the written-permission of the filmmaker.

ALL SUBMISSIONS must not exceed 10 Minutes in Total Running Time (including credits).

While there is NO Production Timeline restrictions, films that are newer are generally more likely to be selected, to avoid choosing something that has been previously screened to exhaustion. However, we are aware that many films slip under the radar in their first run or two on the festival circuit, so if it's strong, never say never.

For your SUBMISSION COPY we would prefer a Secure Online Screener, but if that isn't feasible for you, we will also accept an NTSC Quicktime movie on a data CD or DVD, a playable NTSC DVD, and/or links to a Public Dropbox download of your file, or a password-protected Vimeo/Youtube link.

Your digital submission links can be sent directly to AnimationTorrent@gmail.com after you have completed your Withoutabox submission. Be sure to include your Submission Number, the Director's name as well as the film's Title in the body of your email.

The program of selected films will be exhibited on a single DCP at the theatre, so if your film is selected we STRONGLY PREFER a 1080p 24fps Quicktime movie for your EXHIBITION COPY.

Animation Torrent
7115 W. North Ave #518
Oak Park, IL 60302-1002


By entering your animation for consideration, you attest that you hold all right to exhibit the given work. I have read, understand, and agree to all Animation Torrent entry guidelines and requirements. Animation Torrent is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Animation Torrent from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.