Supernova selected the theme World on Fire in early January for this year’s festival. Each year, the festival has coincided with a world facing vast challenges, stemming from human impact, that have threatened large swaths of the population. Even prior to a life-changing global pandemic, with no end in sight, it still felt as though an urgency was mounting as we inch ever closer to a precipice of insurmountable change to our world. Desperate situations call for major statements and serious introspection, the kind artists are most suited to deliver, whether tending towards the darkness or the light, social and political issues, or to those that extend beyond the bounds of our imagination. Stunned by the response, Supernova is proud to offer a multitude of perspectives that firmly fit the intentions we aimed to explore during what started out as just another year. All animations are eligible for new cash prize awards, to be determined by Supernova’s team of digital animation experts.
Most animations are suitable for all ages, though perhaps not all political persuasions.
Selections from Supernova’s World on Fire program will screen live in Denver, Colorado on Saturday September 19th on the 14th and Champa LED screen. The program will be available to the world through Supernova.video on Sunday, September 20th beginning at 6pm.