Rules For The NYC Animation/Anime Short Fest (NYCAASFF)


As a condition of entering the NYC Animation/Anime Short Film Fest, hereafter known as NYCAASFF, I/we hereby certify that:


  • I/we am/are the sole creators of the film, script, short stories, poems which I/we have submitted to the NYCAASFF.
  • I/we warrant as sole and exclusive owner(s) of all legal right and title there to have absolute authority to submit the enclosed material to NYCAASFF.
  • I/we understand that the NYCAASFF will not return and is not obligated to return my film or any other materials I/we have submitted to the NYCAASFF.
  • I/we hereby grant the NYCAASFF the nonexclusive right to use my name, photograph, and likeness in connection with any and all publicity and promotional activities regarding the NYCAASFF.
  • For filmmakers: NYCAASFF may transfer the submitted material to a hard drive for screening, if needed, and if the submitted material is selected for screening the submitted material may be used by NYCAASFF for promotional purposes.
  • I/we will indemnify and hold harmless NYCAASFF, its judges, sponsors and partners, individually and collectively, from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses including legal expenses arising out of or in connection with any and all claims, or third party claims based on material submitted to NYCAASFF.
  • I/we shall be solely responsible for taking all necessary steps to establish and protect my/our copyright in the submitted material, and the NYCAASFF shall have no obligation with respect thereto. The NYCAASFF shall have the right to reproduce all or part of said material for use in its publicity and any and all related communication directly associated with NYCAASFF.
  • I/we have read all of the festival rules, regulations and releases,understand them, and have complied with them. I/we understand that the festival rules, regulations and releases may change or be updated, and that it is my responsibility to read, understand and comply with any changes or updates.


Awards & Prizes


Judges’ Bios

Jonny Lewis was formerly a publisher of environmental science books. At the age of 45 he became an actor and then a filmmaker. He has written and directed 22 short films since 2008. His award-winning antiwar comedy, G.I. Hospital, was featured in the 2017 NYC Short Animation/Anime Film Festival (and 33 other festivals). Long a fan of all types of animation, Jonny especially appreciates the ability of animation to convey messages and tell stories that can’t be told by conventional films. Jonny’s son is a 3-D animator in Japan, and Jonny has great respect for those who commit their time and energy to the art form.