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Saturday May 06
Dan Sarto´s Choice

Dan Sarto, Chief Operating Officer, Co-Publisher, Animation World Network Inc.

Ron Diamond and Dan Sarto have put together an entertaining, emotionally and visually provocative screening of award-winning animated short films that showcase the vision and passion of filmmakers from around the world. Each year, they program and tour "The Animation Show of Shows", a collection of the year's top animated shorts, so there's always something to look forward to when they host a short film screening.

Dan Sarto is co-founder and publisher of Animation World Network,, the largest, most comprehensive and respected source for animation news and information resources on the Internet. Key publications include Animation World Magazine, the Animation Pitch Guide, the Animation School Directory, the Animation Industry Database (, the Animation Flash and VFXNewswire newsletters and the leading visual effects portal VFXWorld ( Each month, AWN’s portals are visited by over 200,000 unique readers from more than 100 countries.
Dan and his business partner Ron Diamond founded AWN in 1995. They officially launched the online monthly Animation World Magazine and accompanying animation portal website on April 1, 1996 with a vision to bridge the physical boundaries that separated the world’s animation community with a wide-ranging array of interesting and entertaining animation related information.

Dan Sarto
Chief Operating Officer, Co-Publisher
Animation World Network Inc.

Founded in 1995, Animation World Network ( is the largest and most respected animation-related publishing group on the Internet, providing the animation, visual effects and gaming-related communities with a wide range of unique, entertaining and informative news and information resources. Covering areas as diverse as animator profiles, independent film distribution, commercial Studio activities, CGI and other animation technologies, as well as in-depth coverage of current events in all fields of animation, AWN gives its readers an easy to navigate, visually and intellectually creative mechanism to electronically access a wealth of information previously unavailable anywhere in the world.

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