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Name: CONSCIOUS CARTOONS International Animation Festival
Date: September 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018
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Event Description:
Conscious Cartoons International Animation Festival debuts on Vashon Island, WA
“Awakening Insight, Justice, and Compassion through Animation”
 
Friday to Sunday, September 14 – 16, 2018
Vashon Theatre, Vashon Island, Washington
Tickets available May 16, 2018 on brownpapertickets.com
http://consciouscartoons.org
More information: animate@consciouscartoons.org or media@consciouscartoons.org
 
April 2018; Vashon Island, WA: Conscious Cartoons, a new international animation festival – the first of its kind worldwide – will debut on Vashon Island September 14 - 16. Conscious Cartoons is an international animation festival featuring 3 days of outstanding animated shorts – many award-winning – with socially conscious, humanistic themes from around the world, in a competitive festival with substantial cash prizes for filmmakers. The festival aims to open eyes, hearts, and minds through the uniquely transcendent medium of animation.
 
Standout submissions so far include stories that range from the horror of school gun violence in the frightening film The Sunshine Boy to Half a Life, the heartbreaking account of an Egyptian man who fears for his life for being gay, from the painful yet uplifting stories of 5 children who survived the 2010 Ivory Coast war in When I Hear The Birds Sing to a holocaust survivor’s story of redemption in I Have a Message for You.
 
Along with promoting greater awareness of social causes, the festival celebrates and supports independent animators from around the world by offering an unprecedented amount of cash prizes – over $20,000 total – in multiple categories, including a $5,000 award for Best Children’s Film, sponsored by Committee for Children.
 
Conscious Cartoons will be hosting animators from the U.S. and abroad who will discuss their work with the public after each screening. To date we have received entries of over 100 films from 25 countries, including 2017 Oscar nominee, Negative Space, by Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata (France), and several other award-winning films (profiles follow).
 
The Conscious Cartoons International Animation Festival takes place September 14 – 16 at Vashon Theatre on Vashon Island, WA. A short ferry ride (10 to 20 minutes) from both Seattle and Tacoma, Vashon Island is a jewel in the Puget Sound known for its vibrant art culture, progressive attitudes, and stunning natural beauty.
 
The founding director of Conscious Cartoons is Bill Jarcho. According to Bill, “This is a unique opportunity for people from all over the pacific NW to see some amazingly poignant and moving animated films, that they won’t get to see anywhere else.”
 
Bill was co-founder and creative director of Olive Jar Studios in Boston, where they produced many of the early MTV and Nickelodeon spots as well as short films, commercials, and music videos. He later worked at Will Vinton Studios in Portland, where he directed episodes of The PJ’s.  Over the past 10 years, his work designing and directing animated Social/Emotional Learning videos with Committee for Children of Seattle, have garnered a number of national awards. His latest film, co-created with Sean Burns, is Not One of Us, which has played at over 35 film festivals throughout the world to date.
 
TICKET INFORMATION
 
Six different programs will be featured – each program will feature different films.
Programs Announced mid-July 2018.
 
ADVANCE Tickets:       $35 Advance Festival Pass: Four Programs* and Free Popcorn 
Buy by July 31 & get FREE POPCORN for each program!
 
After August 1 - $35 Festival Pass includes Four Programs (no free popcorn)
 
Festival Pass Tickets available ONLY via BrownPaperTickets
 
Individual Program Tickets:    $10 Adults, $8 Students/Children
Available August 1     
 
Friday Programs:         7:00pm Program One (Teen-friendly)
9:00pm Program Two
 
Saturday Programs:    4:00pm Children’s Program A
7:00pm Program Three (Teen-friendly)
9:00pm Program Four
 
Sunday:                       4:00pm Children’s Program B
7:00pm: Awards Ceremony and Replay of Award-winning (FREE to all)
 
Films are being accepted for Conscious Cartoons through June 30, 2018.
More information for filmmakers can be found on Filmfreeway:
https://filmfreeway.com/ConsciousCartoonsInternationalAnimationFestival
 
More information about the festival may be found at http://consciouscartoons.org
 
Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ConsciousCartoons/
 
 
Location:
The Vashon Theatre
Date/Time Information:
Friday to Sunday, September 14 – 16, 2018
Vashon Theatre, Vashon Island, Washington
Tickets available May 16, 2018 on brownpapertickets.com or consciouscartoons.org
 
Contact Information:
Bill jarcho animate@consciouscartoons.org
Fees/Admission:
TICKET INFORMATION
 
Seven different programs will be featured – each program will feature different films.
Programs Announced mid-July 2018.
 
ADVANCE Tickets:       $35 Advance Festival Pass: Four Programs* and Free Popcorn 
Buy by July 31 & get FREE POPCORN for each program!
 
After August 1 - $35 Festival Pass includes Four Programs (no free popcorn)
 
Festival Pass Tickets available ONLY via BrownPaperTickets
 
Individual Program Tickets:    $10 Adults, $8 Students/Children
Available August 1     
 
Friday Programs:         7:00pm Program One (Teen-friendly)
9:00pm Program Two
 
Saturday Programs:    4:00pm Children’s Program A
7:00pm Program Three (Teen-friendly)
9:00pm Program Four
 
Sunday:                       4:00pm Children’s Program B
7:00pm: Awards Ceremony and Replay of Award-winning (FREE to all)
 
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