VASHON THEATRE · SEPTEMBER 14-16 · VASHON ISLAND, WA

Conscious Cartoons

Awakening insight, justice, and compassion through animation

Conscious Cartoons is a non-profit competitive international animation festival, and the first of its kind solely focused on short works (15 min. or less) addressing social issues. These issues can be personal, local, national, global or historical in scope but should reflect broader humanistic themes such as peace, justice, inequality, love, responsibility, consciousness, and the joy and pain of the human condition. The aim of this festival is to open eyes, hearts, and minds, through the uniquely transcendent medium of animation.

Along with promoting greater awareness of social causes, the festival celebrates and supports independent animators by offering an unprecedented amount in cash prizes ($20,000) in multiple categories.

The festival is held on Vashon Island, WA, a jewel in the Puget Sound known for its vibrant art culture, progressive attitudes, and stunning natural beauty. Be warned: you may not want to leave.

CONSCIOUS CARTOONS 2018 · SEPTEMBER 14-16 · VASHON ISLAND

PROGRAM FOR 2018

Program 1: Friday Sept 14 @ 7:00pm
Adult/teen friendly

Program 2: Friday Sept 14 @ 9:00pm
Adult friendly

Kinds Program A: Saturday Sept 15 @ 4:00pm
Children ages 8-13yrs

Program 3: Saturday Sept 15 @ 6:30pm
Adult/teen friendly

Program 4: Saturday Sept 15 @ 8:30pm
Adult friendly

Kinds Program B: Sunday Sept 16 @ 2:00pm
Children ages 8-13yrs

Special Program: Sunday Sept 16 @ 4:00pm
with Joan Gratz

SEE COMPLETE PROGRAM

AWARDS

Award Ceremony: Sunday Sept 16 @ 7:00pm
with a screening of the winning films

GRANDE PRIZE $5,000
Judges choice for the overall best submission
AUDIENCE AWARD $4,000
The people’s choice for their favorite animation
STUDENT AWARD $3,000
Specifically to honor the work of upcoming young talent
CHILDREN’S FILM AWARD $5,000 Sponsored by Committee for Children
An award for films specifically for children. (approx. ages 8-13).

INSPIRED & INSPIRING

These films are a great representation of the types of shorts on show at the film festival