The 2009 Animation Show of Shows (ASOS), curated and presented by Acme Filmworks founder Ron Diamond, will begin touring the United States and selected international venues commences during the month of October. Featuring the best animated short films produced worldwide in the past year, the Show of Shows will be screened at major studios including Pixar, Blue Sky, DreamWorks and Disney, as well as at Harvard, Rhode Island School of Design, New York University, UCLA and other universities. The program will also travel to a number of ASIFA chapters across the country.

The Animated Show of Shows was created by Diamond to give greater exposure to exceptional animated shorts that normally would receive only very limited, if any, distribution. Often these works are at the cutting edge of animation, pushing creative boundaries and using the latest technologies to achieve groundbreaking results. The Animated Show of Shows provides an opportunity for animation professionals and other artists to see these films, opening a window onto the most interesting and creative work being done around the world.As in previous years, the 2009 program features films in a variety of styles from all over the world, most of which have won awards at major festivals.

show list

Wednesday, October 7th 6:30 PM
SCA 108

Contact: Raquel Anderson randerson@cinema.usc.edu (213) 821-4396