Achievement Category

Best Character Animation in a Video Game

An Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in a Video Game shall be awarded to a Character Animator for creative excellence in the field of animation.

Eligibility: To be eligible to receive this award, an individual must have worked in the capacity of, and received appropriate credit for animation for a single character or multiple characters in a specific video game that was originally released in the United States between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Character animation in real-time game play or cinematics may be submitted.

Episodic series will not be considered as a single submission. Multiple episodes of the same game may be submitted so long as each episode is submitted separately. Post-release or supplementary material, such as expansion packs or downloadable content that includes new game play character animation may be only considered for judging if submitted as a separate entity.

If the game has either not been released to the public or screened for the membership of ASIFA-Hollywood by October 31st, 2017, a submission of required materials must be provided for the members of the video game nominating committee or, if materials are not readily available for judging, late released games may, at the production’s discretion, be held for judging during the 46th Award cycle in 2018.

Mechanical Requirements for submission: Clips demonstrating animation must be uploaded as a digital video file, not exceeding five minutes (5:00) in length. Acceptable formats for video files are listed on vimeo.com/help/compression.

Each clip must include a slate at the head of each shot indicating which character, or characters, the artist animated. These slates are not counted towards the five-minute maximum run time.


Full game copies may be submitted to supplement video clips. Please label this supplemental clearly with the name of the studio, the submission number (generated when the project is submitted through submissions.annieawards.org). Post the clearly labeled materials to the physical address below via a trackable method and advise submissionshelp@annieawards.org of the tracking information: 45th Annual Annie Awards, 2114 West Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91506