The second edition of GLAS Animation is on its way, taking place March 2-5, 2017 in the historic city of Berkeley, California, just a quick ride away from San Francisco. GLAS introduces new ideas and expands the scope of animation by bringing new voices, new talents, new themes, and a new generation of independent filmmakers and curators to the United States. They highlight fresh voices in independent animation while curating special programs of the most significant periods of animation history that serve as an inspiration for contemporary animators.

They are excited to share with you some of our special guests for the upcoming festival edition. As the festival approaches they will release more information about featured guests, official selection, workshops, installations, and special programs.

Guests will include Brad Bird, Mathieu Labaye, Peter Burr, Madeline Sharafian, Masaaki Yuasa, Amy Lockhart, Ana Ramirez, Georges Schwizgebel, Lei Lei and Chris Robinson.

This is a great event that offers something different in the Bay Area. With very few animation events around San Francisco, this festival gives film fans in the area something a little extra and off the beaten path. For more information, visit their official website.

To add a little energy to the event, the organizers have done a terrific job getting corporate sponsors. Not bad for their second year!

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