The Kansas International Film Festival is one of the high points of the year for the Kansas City film community. It gives us a chance to preview a lot of excellent independent and international films before they are released.
And when you live in Kansas City, you never know when that will be, so this isn't a festival you want to miss.
Aside from that, there is a category for Best Animated Short.
Go check out the submission page.
Or if you don't like that submission page, you can check out this one instead, but I think it will just link you to the one you didn't like, so you might as well just click the first one.
And keep an eye on your Resident Film Snob, because I'm going to get off my lethargic butt and start complaining about something soon.