Digital broadcast network Babelgum has launched what it claims is the first tri-platform competition for online, mobile and offline covering animation and anime.

The Babelgum Animatron Film Festival will culminate in a special public screening programme, The Hamptons Animation Showcase, at the 2010 Hamptons International Film Festival in October.

Entries will be eligible for an audience award voted on by the public as well as cash prizes from a select jury of leaders in the animation world including RotoScope pioneer Tommy Pallotta, visual effects producer Charlotte Bavasso, and animators Pete Bishop, Isaac Littlejohn Eddy and Jeffrey Scher.