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9th EDITION OF THE FETE DE L’ANIM - 14 to 17 March, 2013, Tourcoing and Lille, France

My first visit to the Fete de l’Anim, 14 through 17 March was full of lovely surprises.   It was a real pleasure to meet up again with my good friends Joanna Quinn and her scriptwriter husband Les Mill.  They have been busy in their studio in Wales so it’s been a couple of years since I have seen them.  It was great to have a few days to catch up on all of their news over meals.  Joanna told me that after years of commercial projects she is finally getting down to work on her next Beryl film.  I don’t want to give away much about their new film but I will say that after her disastrous “career” with the video camera Beryl has now decided to pursue a career in “fine” art.


ANIMA BRUSSELS – The Brussels Animation Festival 2013

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 15, 2013 at 12:30pm

Each year I look forward to Anima Brussels because it is my first festival of the year and an opportunity to see a large number of new Belgian animated films. Over the ten days of ANIMA there are also many noted guests and old friends.


CALL FOR ENTRIES - ReAnimania - 2 -8 November, 2013; Yerevan, Armenia

ReAnimania is now heading to its 5-year jubilee and the call for applications is open!

We have already received many films from different countries and if you have missed the big news then you still have time to submit your film to ReAnimania 2013   which will take place from 2nd to 8th of November!
Deadline for all film entries (Short/Graduation/TV/Commissioned/Music) is August 15, 2013.

The closing date for FEATURE film submission is August 29, 2013.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As regards sending and returning the selection DVD, in case you declare 'value' the festival is not responsible if the film gets stuck at customs.
Entry forms are available at
Please send your submissions to:
ReAnimania IAFFY
Argishti St. 7/4
0015 Yerevan, Armenia


CALL FOR ENTRY: ANIBAR 2013, 9 - 14 Aug, 2013

I was invited to be a juror at 2012 Anibar and I am so happy to have discovered this wonderful festival.  I urge everyone to send their films and you can read all about my trip to Peja on my blog.

Anibar International Animation Festival is pleased to announce its worldwide call for entries for its 2013 festival, taking place 09 to 14 August, in the city of Peja, Kosova.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: FESA '13 31 Aug -1 Sept, 2013

Initiated by the Public Enterprise “Belgrade Fortress”, FESA – Festival of European Student Animation, was established in 2012 under the auspices of the Serbian Ministry for Culture.
The main goal of the festival is to promote the art of animation from the European countries and to create conditions that will enable the younger generation to conquer new concepts and new technologies.
The Festival of European Student Animation will be held from August 31th to September 1st 2013.
The Festival comprises of Students Competition programme (film schools and single student authors)
This year’s competition themes are CHRISTIANITY and WISDOM in the widest sense of the terms.
Only animated films/works of European production not longer than 30 minutes will be accepted (using classical »frame by frame« or computer animation techniques or combining live action and animation (Animation being primary media).
Works completed in this Millenium will be considered eligible for this year’s festival.
Works coming from Non European Countries cannot be accepted for competition, but can be screened at the festival
if chosen by the Pre-Selection Committee.
One author can submit more than one film according to festival rules.
There is no entry fee.
For Pre-Selection films must be sent only in MP4, AVI or MOV format.
The ENTRY FORM – please download from the festival website
should be sent by e-mail to –
The Entry Form must be sent together with:
– digital copy of the film for Pre-Selection,
– two or more stills from the film (6 cm width, 300 dpi),
– film synopsis (maximum 500 characters)
– photo of the author,
– brief biography of the author and filmography.
Deadline for submission is August 5th 2013
Digital copies sent for selection and competition will be kept in the Festival’s archive.
The Pre-Selection Committee consists of two members from Serbia and the Artistic Director of the Festival.
The Official International Award Jury for the Student Competition consists of three members, professors, theorists or animation artists from the European countries:
The Participants will be informed about the results of Pre-Selection by e-mail before August 20th 2013.
The following official Festival Awards will be granted by the International Jury:
1. Prize of the festival for the Best Student Film
2. Special Jury Award
The International Jury is also free to award 3 special diplomas by their own choice.
All the awards must be granted.
All the films need to have English subtitles incorporated, except if the spoken language in the film is English.
The participation (sending films for Pre-Selection and signing the Entry Form) in the FESA implies unconditional acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth in these Regulations. Films once applied for the festival cannot be withdrawn.
Festival confirms that all the authors’ rights, clearly indicated in the Entry Form, will be guaranteed.