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GLAS X Portland

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For this special one-weekend event, the Bay Area's GLAS Animation brings their world-class programming to Portland, with a curated selection of shorts drawn from their 2019 festival. Come see some of the most exciting animated shorts being made from around the world!

This weekend also marks the end of the long-running NW Animation Festival, which concludes its eight-year run with the NWAF Farewell Show on 5/24. NWAF hand-picked GLAS Animation to take up the mantle of presenting world-class animation at the Hollywood, so don't miss this epic changing of the guards!

Weekend passes are available here. This three-day pass allows for entry to all of the GLAS Animation programs on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 & 26, as well as the NW Animation Festival Farewell Show on Friday, May 24.

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NW Animation Fest Farewell Show!

Friday, May 24, 9:30 PM , 7:00 PM

NW Animation Fest presents its final show: a collection of the most astonishing short films from the festival's eight-year span. Celebrate the end of an era at this spectacular one-night-only farewell screening!


Some of what you'll see: Cosmonaut buddies compete for a chance to rocket into space, overcoming impossible odds to reach their childhood dream. An anxious vacationer wonders if …

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GLAS Animation Weekend Pass

Friday, May 24, 7:00 PM

This three-day pass allows for entry to all of the GLAS Animation programs on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 & 26, as well as the NW Animation Festival Farewell Show on Friday, May 24.

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PARTY: Animation in Video Games

Friday, May 24, 11:00 PM

Journey into the world of games animation with the Portland Indie Game Squad! Watch or play through the unique animation styles of several popular, independently-made games.

FREE and open to the public. Hosted by The Magnolia (a beer and wine bar) immediately across the street from the Hollywood at 4075 NE Sandy Blvd.

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GLAS Family Animation

Saturday, May 25, 3:00 PM

GLAS Animation presents a collection of the best international independent animated shorts being made for a family audience. These films are beautiful, fun, imaginative, and an excellent introduction to a completely different perspective on what animated kids films can be.

GLAS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to independent animation.

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The Best of GLAS Animation I

Saturday, May 25, 7:00 PM

We are pleased to present two programs showcasing some of the best international animated shorts from the past year that were in competition at the GLAS Animation Festival 2019. They include award winners, audience favorites, hidden gems, and represent some of the most innovative artists making animated films from all over the world. Whether you’re an animation aficionado or curious about the wor…

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American Independent Animation

Saturday, May 25, 9:00 PM

From the beginning, GLAS Animation has always emphasized the importance of independent animation in the United States. For this screening we defined "independent" as work made without the support of commercial funding and outside of educational institutions. Work made in this context always carries an extra edge of innovation and experimentation, made for no other reason than to satiate…

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PARTY: Let's Make Animation Now

Saturday, May 25, 10:30 PM

Have a drink, then try making animation yourself. Attendees are provided with sharpie markers and lightboxes. Make twelve drawings, then pass them on to the next person. At the end of the night, all of the drawings are assembled... And we'll have made a hilarious, chaotic, short film together. Organized by ASIFA-Portland, a chapter of the International Animation Society.

FREE and open to the…

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Georges Schwizgebel Retrospective

Sunday, May 26, 3:00 PM

We are proud to feature a retrospective of the work of Swiss animation legend Georges Schwizgebel, one of the most celebrated independent animators of all time. In the decades spanning Schwizgebel’s career, he pioneered original techniques to reweave the formal fabric of animation. His structural animations are composed like complex musical scores with a dizzying Escher-like recursivity. A Schwiz…

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The Best of GLAS Animation II

Sunday, May 26, 7:00 PM

GLAS Animation is pleased to present two programs showcasing some of the best international animated shorts from the past year that were in competition at the GLAS Animation Festival 2019. They include award winners, audience favorites, hidden gems, and represent some of the most innovative artists making animated films from all over the world. Whether you’re an animation aficionado or curious ab…

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Lost in a Vapor: Japanese New Wave Animation

Sunday, May 26, 9:00 PM

Japanese independent animators no longer rely on the reputation of film festivals for wide exposure. Retaining their own unique styles, Japanese directors branch into comics, commercials, music videos, and more. In this new era, independent shorts have become the place for artists to create their own unique worlds and nourish them. In this program, Chitose Airport Festival Director Nobuaki Doi pr…

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