August 2019


About Us

Who We Are


Since 2005, East Tennessee State University has brought you this annual, curated showcase of work from animators of all skill levels—from all corners of the world.

Our Festival


Every summer, ETSU students and faculty of the Digital Media Program gather entries from around the world and organize screenings of the films in downtown Johnson City during the summer arts and music festival circuit. 



Industry professionals choose the Student, Professional, and Independent category winners. The coveted Critic's Choice Award goes to the highest scoring animation and each festival-goer gets to vote on the Audience Choice.