Achievement Category

Best Music in an Animated Feature Production

An Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production shall be awarded for creative excellence for music in the field of animation.

Eligibility: The entire music production, including main title, underscore and songs, shall be judged for award consideration in this category. Partial submission will not be accepted (i.e. songs only).

Only original music and songs that were written for the production shall be eligible for this award.

To qualify to receive this award, an individual or a team of individuals must have worked in the capacity of, and received screen credit as Composer(s) and/or Lyricist(s) on an animated theatrical feature that was originally released in the United States between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

If the project for which this individual or team is nominated 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 this category’s nominating committee or, if materials are not readily available for judging, late projects may, at the production’s discretion, be held for judging during the 46th Award cycle in 2018.

Mechanical Requirements for submission: Clips from the production, featuring a representation of the music (score and/or songs), 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.


Note: Though not necessary, if desired, submissions can also include a full score (all music and songs). This does not negate the submission clip requirement, and, if nominated, will not be part of the online ballot. Full scores will only be considered supplemental material for nomination judging purposes.