GLAS Animation Festival


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 2-5, 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.