The AFA Podcast 136: Animation First and The Importance Of Festivals

On this week's AFA Podcast Yvonne is joined by Nina and Kelly to talk about their experiences at the Animation First French Animation festival in New York (0:01). They also discuss the importance of festivals for animation.

We also bring you their reactions recorded live at the festival itself (0:33). In the Watercooler discussion (0:41) they talk about Ride Your Wave, Sonic The Hedgehog, The English Teacher and more.



The Team: 


• Yvonne Grzenkowicz @eyesnare_inc

• Nina Balton @ninanIchi

• Kelly Barahona





Comprehensive list from

Short Films Qualifying Festival List OSCAR

Short Films Qualifying Festival List BAFTA

Best Of Annecy Shorts 

Brazen Shorts 

Marona's Fantastic Tale 

The Prince's Voyage  

Masaaki Yuasa: Director That Made The Decade