Rush Process would like to thank the following organizations and businesses for making the 2018 festival possible.

PARTNERS: DIY Animation Club, Poodlefloss Cotton Candy, El Bambi
PRIZE SPONSORS: Texas Art Supply, A Tasty Pixel, Fingerlab

Co-Presenters & Partners

Aurora Picture Show

Aurora Picture Show is a non-profit media arts center that presents artist-made, non-commercial film and video. Rush Process is proud to be a part of Aurora Picture Show’s 20th year of programming. 

DIY Animation Club

DIY Animation Club is an inspiring hub for interviews, lessons, and exercises focused on the practical aspects of low-budget animation production. We enable readers with limited budgets, tools and materials to embrace animated filmmaking, and teach free and low-cost pop-up workshops for youth and adults in the Houston and Los Angeles areas. Since its founding in 2015, DIYAC has collaborated with Rush Process, GIF Relief, Aurora Picture Show, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and ZineFest Houston.


Poodlefloss is a provider of delicious Cotton Candy Services in Houston, TX, run by designer and DIY Animation Club co-founder, Flora Larrabee.

El Bambi

El Bambi is a vintage store with an in-house seamstress located in the Houston Heights providing curated clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. It is important to proprietors Beale and Hynds to provide size inclusive options for every shopper from ages 2 – 82, no matter their measurements. El Bambi provides size inclusive options for every shopper from ages 2-82, no matter their measurements. More information can be found at

El Bambi was kind enough to stock this year’s GIF Photo Booth with outfits and accessories, and also did an incredible job managing the 2018 festival’s Facebook and Instagram campaigns.

Prize Sponsors

Texas Art Supply

When Texas Art Supply was started in the early 1950’s, there was a very small arts district in Houston…. Houston now has a thriving arts community and we are fortunate to be in the center of it, supporting visual artists of all kinds…. Texas Art Supply’s flagship location on Montrose Boulevard has grown to be the largest arts and crafts store in the country, stocking over 60,000 high quality, name-brand products for crafters, painters, sculptors, educators, architects, illustrators, photographers, and more.

A Tasty Pixel

One-man app development studio A Tasty Pixel, otherwise known as Michael Tyson, is on a mission to create beautiful and inspiring music making experiences. Having created the widely-acclaimed live-looping app Loopy, and the revolutionary audio routing platform Audiobus, A Tasty Pixel continues to relentlessly pursue the very best in user experience and creativity. A Tasty Pixel products have frequently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, have been extensively featured by Apple and have won a number of awards, including Electronic Musician Editor’s Choice, Debug Magazine’s Best Music App and Best App Ever Awards’ Best Musician’s App.

Fingerlab is an independent mobile & desktop app publishing studio, based in Paris, France, and founded in 2010.

Fingerlab won the Apple Design Award in 2012 for its app DM1-The Drum Machine. All Fingerlab apps have been featured on the iTunes App Store in multiple categories: Best of 2013 (Musyc), App of the week (Rockmate, Albert, and Multiponk), and Hall of fame (Multiponk, DM1).

Fingerlab’s stop-motion and GIF-making offering, iMotion Pro, has been the app of choice for mobile animation workshops run by Rush Process and Aurora Picture Show for several years.