Supernova is the only major festival to focus solely on the latest advances in digital animation as art, presented free to the public on large-scale LED screens in the heart of Denver, Colorado, one of the fastest growing and, dare we say, most liberal city currently in the US. The festival returns for the third year to the Denver Theatre District with an expanded lineup of screens and exciting program activities slated to energize the city in the fall of 2018. It's an experience not to be missed!
The core of Supernova is our competition showcase, presented simultaneously on our most prominent wide-screen LED at the corner of 14th and Champa as well as a temporary LED screen installed within the Denver Performing Arts Complex grand open-air Galleria, complete with seating and an indoor/outdoor bar. Additional screens are expected to be added in 2018 for optimal public viewing.
Supernova's three invited Jurors for 2018 are another "dream-team" for the festival. Max Hattler (Hong Kong), Katie Torn (New York City) and Robert Seidel (Berlin, Germany) will be joining us in Denver to determine three significant cash prize awards worth a total of $5,000 and also participate in a variety of auxiliary events including art exhibitions, our singular day-long education forum, and other performance related happenings. Jurors are chosen for their prestige within digital media on an international level as well as their involvement with our programming and festival in previous years.
The festival includes up to ten hours of continuous film screenings consisting of curated, short-form digital content presented on our infrastructure of LED screens, all sorted into various genres including but not limited to narrative, abstract, student shorts, experimental, long-form and music video. Supernova financial partners include the Denver Theatre District, Arts and Venues Denver and Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. More sponsors for 2018 will be announced later in 2018.
Submissions prior to May 15th get in at an earlybird discount price. Those needing more time to complete work have until July 15th for final submissions.
Find out all the details and enter through our site on FilmFreeway
Thanks to Jeremy Couillard for creating the animation for this Call for Entries, which reflects two of our main viewing locations. Jeremy sampled artworks from Supernova 2017 award winners Nikita Diakur and Jack Wedge for the simulation. Works sampled from Supernova 2017 at the very end are by Jill Taffet, Jeremy Couillard, Peter Burr, Eric Souther and Peter Whittenberger.
Sound is by Always Human Tapes out of Denver, Colorado
See more of Supernova's awesome history here on vimeo as well as at: