Dear Friends of Rush Process,

Due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey on our home-base of Houston, we have had no choice but to cancel the weekend of events that had been set for November 17-19, 2017. We look forward to seeing you August 18-19, 2018, where we’ll share this year’s accepted films, alongside new special programs and workshops.

If you are an arts educator in Houston and would like to assist with our upcoming series of free animation workshops for kids affected by Harvey, please get in touch:

All the best,

Dave Merson Hess
Festival Director
Rush Process

Rush Process celebrates DIY, handcrafted animation as a vehicle for self-expression.

Rush Process is the only full-scale animation festival in the state of Texas, and the only animation festival in the US explicitly dedicated to handcrafted animation, a materials-focused practice at the intersection of DIY, auteur-driven cinema and analog animation art.

Rush Process aims to screen visually and emotionally stunning, non-digital animation touching a wide variety of genres (narrative, documentary, essay) and techniques (stop motion, ink & paint on paper, charcoal, chalkboard films, paper cut-out & multiplane, cel, paint- and sand-on-glass, analog rotoscoping, direct animation on celluloid).

A parallel goal of the festival is to provide our audiences with the opportunity to create animation themselves, via popup animation stations, workshops and collaborative, time-based production challenges.