Skybound Entertainment is excited to announce “Skybound Presents: Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation!”
Since its inception in the late 1970s, Spike & Mike’s curated festivals, including the renowned “Spike & Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation,” have showcased cutting-edge, daring, and often hilarious animated shorts. These guerilla style festivals became the theatrical launchpad for many of the animation industry’s most acclaimed figures, including the likes of Pete Doctor (Monsters, Inc., Up), Mike Judge (Beavis & Butt-Head), and Nick Park (Wallace and Gromit).
And now YOU have the opportunity to join this lauded class of creators!
Skybound Entertainment, the creator-led multi-platform entertainment company behind The Walking Dead, Invincible, and dozens of other properties across film, TV, animation, gaming, and podcasts, has announced the revival of the iconic Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation.
If you’re an animator, university, and organization with a library of shorts, shoot us an email for your original work to also be considered for the newly minted “Skybound Presents: Spike & Mike’s” library of animation.
Creators may submit to one of the following festival categories:
This classic animation showcase aims to highlight creator’s unique, innovative animation styles across mediums, content, and backgrounds.
Does your short push some boundaries? Is it definitely NSFW? The Sick and Twisted Festival began in 1990 as a home for animated pieces which are simply too revolting or adult in nature for the prestigious and tasteful Classic show. Let’s see how far we can push the envelope in 2024.
Is your short film is best watched in a ball gown or a tuxedo? Is the art of your poster only complete if it’s covered in leafy festival laurels? Do you have ambitions for it to win ALL the awards? Consider submitting to the Arty Farty festival, and audiences the world over will sip expensive champagne and clap politely as they watch your art come to life on-screen.
Details of the festival, including partnerships, are still being finalized, but festival awards in the works include project stipends, acquisitions, and development opportunities.
For questions about the festival, or if you’re a creator, university, or organization with a library of shorts you’d like considered for the festival, please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again to everyone who submitted! For updates follow us at @spikeandmikefest on YouTube and Instagram, and join the festival discord at https://discord.gg/spikeandmike.