Northwest Animation Fest 2018

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The Northwest Animation Festival (May 23-27) showcases visionary worlds of fantasy, unforgettable stories, and outlandish oddities from around the globe. See the year's best short films, selected from over 1500 submissions. Explore special topics, talk with filmmakers, and play at late night parties. If you're an animation-lover, this is the must-see event of 2018! More information at nwanimationfest.com.

Buy an All-Festival Pass here.  

The All-Festival Pass guarantees a seat at every screening during the extravaganza, Wednesday through Sunday, May 23-27. With a total value of $108, the full pass saves nearly 40% off tickets!

Buy a 3-Day Weekend Pass here

The 3-Day Weekend Pass guarantees a seat at all festival programs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 25-27.

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NWAF 2018 All-Festival Pass

The Northwest Animation Festival (May 23-27) showcases visionary worlds of fantasy, unforgettable stories, and outlandish oddities from around the globe. See...

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Wednesday, May 23
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Oregon Studio Spotlight: Hinge

HINGE is the Portland animation studio that created Adult Swim's thrilling "Toonami Intruder II", a hilarious series of "Snow Knows" shorts inspired by Game ...

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Wednesday, May 23
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Networking: Join the Animation Tribe

A professional networking party, presented as part of the 2018 Northwest Animation Festival.

Schmooze with friends both old and new, talk shop, and trade busi...
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Wednesday, May 23
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Exploding Mind! Abstract/Experimental

Throw out the rules of traditional filmmaking! Inspired animation architects build hovering fourth-dimensional forms. Morphing imaginations teeter between th...

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Thursday, May 24
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Strange & Sexy

Take a wild romp through the jungles of psyche and sexuality! This uninhibited collection of shorts plunges into the themes of lust and liberation, deviant d...
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Thursday, May 24
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NWAF 2018 3-Day Weekend Pass

The Northwest Animation Festival (May 23-27) showcases visionary worlds of fantasy, unforgettable stories, and outlandish oddities from around the globe. See...

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Friday, May 25
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International Spectacular #1

Friday evening kicks off a three-night extravaganza of amazing international shorts. Selected from over 1500 submissions, this panoramic variety show offers ...

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Friday, May 25
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PARTY: LET'S MAKE ANIMATION NOW

A late night party, presented as part of the 2018 Northwest Animation Festival.

Have a drink, then try making animation yourself. Attendees are provided with ...
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Friday, May 25
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Family Friendly

Save your city from a rampaging Tyrannosaurus Rex! Bring penguins, monkeys, and alligators home from the zoo to live with you! Bravely adventure into the dar...

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Saturday, May 26
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Fantastic Worlds: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Intergalactic space travel! Strange, alien life forms! Magicians, mad scientists, mecha, mythology, and mayhem! Fantastic Worlds delivers ten outstanding sho...
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Saturday, May 26
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International Spectacular #2

NW Animation Fest's parade of astonishing short films continues on Saturday night with a second anthology of this year's very best work. Selected from over 1...
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Saturday, May 26
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PARTY: ANIMATION IN VIDEO GAMES

A late night party, presented as part of the 2018 Northwest Animation Festival.

Journey into the world of games animation with the Portland Indie Game Squad! ...
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Saturday, May 26
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Northwest Animators Showcase

The Northwest indie animation scene is super-charged with creative energy. Maybe it's the rain inspiring us to sit down and make art? Dig into the mystery wi...
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Sunday, May 27
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Rise Up! Resistance & Revolution

Queer pride, black lives, women who strike back, and people around the world marching for liberation! Whether the characters are fighting openly for regime c...
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Sunday, May 27
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International Spectacular #3

This year's NW Animation Fest concludes with an explosive cabaret of cartoons, digital delights, and show-stopping stop-motion. Selected from a pool of over ...
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Sunday, May 27