2011 Submissions

June 15, 2011 Regular Deadline
July 15, 2011 Late Deadline
July 25, 2011 WAB Extended Deadline


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Corbin Bleu Added as Music Video Judge!

Corbin_BleuCorbin Bleu of High School Musical fame has just come aboard as finalist judge for music videos and as a presenter at our Gala. Corbin Bleu is best known for his role as Chad Danforth in all three "High School Musical" productions where he has won acclaim as an actor/singer/dancer. As a singer-songwriter, Corbin has produced two hit albums, "Another Side" and "Speed of Light". He is also currently a film producer on the thriller "Scary or Die" and has feature roles in the dramatic films "Renee" and "Sugar", currently in post production.


Burbank International Film Festival is pleased to announce the following Honorees:

Bill PlymptonBill Plympton

Two-time Oscar nominee for animated shorts, veteran animator and the acknowledged "King of Indie Animation". Bill is also a former cartoonist for the New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy and Screw. He has the distinction of being the only person to hand-draw an entire animated feature film. In addition to being an honoree, Bill is the presenter for this year's inaugural "Plympton Award for Indie Animation" which will go to an entrant of the Burbank International Film Festival, annually.

Mark KirklandMark Kirkland

Three time Emmy Award winning director, Mark Kirkland, has directed more episodes than anyone of TVs longest running animated program, The Simpsons. Mark studied Experimental Animation at CalArts prior to starting his career in the animation industry at Hanna-Barberra, before directing for FOX. He has also been awarded two Environmental Media Awards for his work on The Simpsons.

RogerCorman imdbRoger Corman

Legendary filmmaker, Roger Corman ranks as one of the most amazing motion picture success stories. Having produced more than 550 films and directed 50 others, his influence on American film goes far beyond his own energetic, creative, low-budget movies. In 2009, Corman received an Honorary Oscar of Lifetime Achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

LisaNovaLisa Nova (Donovan)

YouTube's LisaNova (Lisa Donovan) burst onto the New Media scene in 2006 and now boasts over half a million subscribers and nearly 200 million channels views at YouTube.com/LisaNova. She parlayed her comedic success into a gig on the network show Mad TV and continues her pioneering work via Maker Studios established by YouTube independent content creators.