OUR MISSION

GLAS Animation’s mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of animation through education.

OUR VISION

GLAS Animation (GLobal Animation Syndicate) is a non-profit organization run by animators for animators.

GLAS Animation headquarters is located in Los Angeles, California. While GLAS Animation Festival is located in Berkeley, California GLAS engages in regular special programming and events in Los Angeles.

 

GLAS ANIMATION FESTIVAL

GLAS Animation Festival takes place March 22-25, 2017 in the historic city of Berkeley, California, just a quick ride away from San Francisco. We are introducing new ideas and expanding 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. We 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.

At GLAS Animation Festival we have a complete short film competition program as well as retrospectives, special curated programs, Q&As, behind the scene screenings and panels, animation installations and more. GLAS Animation Festival unites the animation community with the Berkeley and Bay Area community, sharing great and unique animated works from around the world.

 

GRANTS

GLAS aims to fund gifted, innovative, and innovative animation across the country. GLAS enables independent animators to realize their visions by providing grants. We believe it is essential to provide independent animators with the resources to pursue their art, and in turn, advance not only the animation medium, but the film community and general public as a whole. Animation is a limitless and evolving medium and we aim to allow filmmakers to truly expand the scope of animation.

 

GLAS ANIMATION MAGAZINE

GLAS Animation Magazine is an online magazine dedicated to animation and discourse. A place for animators to speak freely about interesting and fascinating subject related to the world of animation as well as provide useful tips and information for both professional and aspiring animators. GLAS Animation Magazine invites animators and animation advocates to  GLAS Animation Magazine also features a shorts blog where we curate an online selection of films from around the world for people to see.

 

OUR BUSINESS MODEL

GLAS Animation is a registered 501(c)3 California Nonprofit Corporation and all donations are tax deductible. Proceeds go toward providing grants to filmmakers and expanding GLAS Animation as an institution available for independent establishing animation artists including an international festival. As GLAS Animation grows, we will provide a greater amount of grants to more filmmakers in addition to providing larger grants for more ambitious projects.