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Skeleton Keyframe is a one-of-a-kind YouTube channel dedicated to the promotion of independent animation. Whether you produce stop-motion, 2D hand drawn, or 3D computer animated films… Whether you produce shorts or feature films… We want to see what you’ve got! So how does it work? How do I get my animated film on Skeleton Keyframe?

Skeleton Keyframe essentially runs as a year-round animation-centric virtual film festival. We collect film submissions right here on our website. Our favorite submissions we receive are put up for award consideration and uploaded to our YouTube channel.

Our 2022-23 season is NOW OPEN! If you’re interested in submitting your animated film for promotion and award consideration, click here.

Submissions


Film submissions for the 2022-23 season are NOW OPEN! To read the official rules and guidelines for submissions, click here. If you’re interested in submitting your animated film for promotion and award consideration, click here. Also be sure to join our mailing list now by clicking here to stay up-to-date!

Awards


Our inaugural award show aired live on our YouTube channel in March 2022. Winners received physical, customized trophies by mail following the show. You can watch the 2022 Skeleton Keyframe Animation Awards now by clicking here. If you’d like to watch the 2022 award winning films, click here.

Awards are given to our favorite animated films in the following categories:

Best Picture

Best Short Film

Best Feature Film

Best Stop Motion Film

Best 2D Animated Film

Best 3D Animated Film