Animation Accelerator Program

8-week program

mitú and Sony Pictures Animation bring a unique and empowering opportunity to the next generation of diverse animators through the mitú/Sony Pictures Animation Accelerator Program.

mitú’s Accelerator and Sony Pictures Animation’s award-winning creative team will provide mentorship, hands-on training and resources to driven and passionate, early to mid level animators, who will immerse themselves in an intensive program from January 8, 2018 to March 2, 2018 hosted at both the Sony Pictures Animation studios in Culver City and mitú’s studios in Downtown Los Angeles. Creators will have the opportunity to receive compensation to develop their original idea while refining and leveraging their talents in:

  • Storyboarding

  • Designing your characters and environments

  • 3D-Production and Pre Vis

  • Pitching your concepts to Sony Pictures Animation and mitú Executives

  • Using After Effects, Music, Voice Overs and much more!

Apply now for the opportunity to evolve YOUR idea into a family-friendly animated short that will be distributed on mitú’s O&O and social media platforms!

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must reside in the Los Angeles area for the entirety of the program

  • Must be available for the 8-week period

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Applications are open to passionate animation graduates, self-taught practitioners or freelancers with an early to mid-level skill set

  • Understanding of and ability to demonstrate visual storytelling

  • Access to relevant animation and editing software packages (Neither Sony Pictures Animation nor mitú will provide any software/hardware to produce any final product)

  • Strong drawing skills are a plus

  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills

  • Must have a GREAT idea for a 3-5 minute, family friendly animated short



About Sony Pictures Animation

Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated and family entertainment for audiences around the world, including the hit franchises Hotel Transylvania, Smurfs, the mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs as well as the recently released comedy The Emoji Movie, and the inspirational The Star (November 2017)