Edna ModeThe Deep Ellum Film Festival in Dallas has decided to bestow a yearly award in memory of legendary animator Tex Avery. The festival selected a fine candidate for the first Texas Avery Animation Award: Brad Bird, who directed The Incredibles and The Iron Giant and who worked on The Simpsons for years. I wish I could attend to see if he accepts the award in his Edna Mode voice.

The awards ceremony takes place this Sunday, Nov. 13. However, the actual film festival doesn't kick off until Thursday, Nov. 17. So if you're thinking of visiting Dallas for the film festival like I wish I could, plan accordingly. Opening night of the film festival also looks like fun: the film Breakfast on Pluto will preview with director Neil Jordan attending. The festival runs through Nov. 23.

[via Cinema Strikes Back]
categories Awards, Cinematical