Nicktoons and Frederator Studios are holding their second film festival, this year renamed “Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival”. The festival aims to showcase the diversity of independent animated filmmaking. Animators from around the world can submit entries from March 28th through June 17th. Entry forms can be downloaded on www.nicktoons.com. Keith Dawkins, General Manager of Nicktoons said, “Since day one, the Nicktoons brand has been built on creator driven content and a commitment to animated filmmaking from around the world. So we’re excited to begin a new call for entries and bring back a second season of the Film Festival – which upholds the same spirit and goals as our channel”. Submitted shorts will be chosen by a pre-selection jury and will air on Nicktoons beginning in August. A grand jury will select a $10,000 grand prize winner from the top ten films chosen by the pre-selection jury. The Festival will include a new online component allowing viewers to log-on to the Nicktoons website and vote for their favorite films.