By Jerry Beck | Animation Scoop May 14, 2013 at 2:20AM
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced its Key Dates for the upcoming awards season.
The 41st Annual Annie Awards ceremony is set for Saturday, February 1, 2014. Location to be announced shortly.
Call for Entries will begin on Monday, September 2, 2013, with complete Rules and Category information to be posted on the official Annies website this summer.
"We are going to try a few new things this year, as far as the ceremony goes," says Frank Gladstone, president of ASIFA-Hollywood. "Our goal is to make sure that the audience, either in the theatre or watching the streaming broadcast, has a more elegant, streamlined and fun experience."
Entries submitted for consideration will be from productions that were released in the United States between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. The deadline to join ASIFA-Hollywood or to renew membership in order to participate in the Annie Award voting is Monday, November 4, 2013.
41st ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS KEY DATES
September 2, 2013 Call For Entries
October 25, 2013 Deadline to receive Annie Award entries and materials
November 4, 2013 Deadline to receive Annie Award entries and materials
December 2, 2013 Annie Award Nominations announced
December 9, 2013 Deadline to renew or join ASIFA-Hollywood to be able to participate in the Annie Award voting
December 13, 2013 Deadline to reserve an ad or become an Annies Sponsor
January 3, 2014 Materials for Annie Awards ballot and ceremony due
January 3, 2014 Online Balloting Begins
January 13, 2014 Bios, photos for Annie Awards Program Book due
January 20, 2014 Deadline to cast Annie ballots and Deadline to receive Sponsor advertising artwork
February 1, 2014 41st Annie Awards