Rush Process would like to thank the following organizations for making the 2016 festival possible.

PARTNERS: OOF Collective, The Waughford, and DIY Animation Club
SPONSORS: DZED Systems, Fandor, and Heaven Hell Or Houston podcast

Co-Presenters & Partners


Aurora Picture Show

Rush Process is incredibly grateful for the partnership of Houston’s own Aurora Picture Show, a non-profit media arts center that presents artist-made, non-commercial film and video, and long-time supporters of radical cinema and handcrafted animation, who will serve as our main screening venue.


BETA Theater

BETA Theater is a community hub for improv, standup, and sketch comedy. Through shows, classes, and workshops, BETA strives to be an incubator for local talent. BETA Theater will be hosting and co-leading the workshops for our first edition.

“We’ve been goofing around Houston since 2013 and are passionate about multi media collaboration. We are thrilled to be involved with Rush Process and are excited to bring improv and animation together at the festival!”


OOF Collective

OOF is an animation collective based in Philadelphia. OOF makes and hosts screenings of experimental animations. The collective’s current lineup consists of Harvey Benschoter, Amy Cousins, Jennifer Levonian, and Ash Static. Day 2 of Rush Process will be dedicated to Invisible Ink, an incredible OOF-curated program of animated shorts.


The Waughford

The Waughford is a vital DIY arts and music space in Houston, Texas, and will serve as the venue for our Sunday afternoon Improv Meets Animation Workshop, co-presented with BETA Theater.


DIY Animation Club

DIY Animation Club is monthly animation instruction & collaborative production meetup that takes place at various coffeeshops in the Montrose and Heights areas of Houston, TX. The DIYAnimation.Club blog is a hub for inspiring interviews, lessons, and exercises encouraging readers with limited budgets, tools and materials to embrace animated filmmaking.



DZED Systems

Thanks to a generous donation from DZED Systems, the 2016 Narrative, Documentary, and Audience Award winners will receive a copy of Dragonframe, stop-motion animation software enabling handcrafted animators to capture feature-level, performance-based animation in any format.

“It’s very exciting for us to see a festival devoted to hand crafted animation. Capturing images of hand made art, illuminated by real light, to be projected on the big screen is a beautiful process that will endure. We are proud to be a sponsor of this very special event, the Rush Process Festival.”

Jamie & Dyami Caliri
DZED Systems
Makers of Dragonframe Animation software.



Fandor, our film-loving friends in the 415 area code, will provide the 2016 Narrative, Documentary and Audience Award winners three-month subscriptions to their all-you-can-watch buffet, which includes a generous selection of stop-motion and handcrafted animated shorts from the likes of Stacey Steers, Brent Green, Jodie Mack, The Quays, and Koji Yamamura.


Heaven, Hell, Or Houston

Heaven, Hell or Houston is a podcast run by three friends in Houston, Texas dedicated to highlighting local artists and community members doing meaningful work, as well as inquiring into under-covered areas such as the economic realities of creative enterprise, the nature of transplants, and other stuff we find interesting and important.