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Call for Entries - FESA 2015, in Belgrade Serbia

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 is going to be held on August 29th and 30th 2015.
The Festival comprises of the Student's Competition programme (film schools and single student authors).
This year’s competition theme is SYMBOLS in the widest sense of the terms.

film animation festivals competition Blogs

6TH GOLDEN KUKER INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL SELECTION COMMITTEE 28 February – 6 March 2016, Sofia, Bulgaria

Most people that I know don’t really enjoy sitting on festival selection committees, but watching 14 or 16 hours a day of animation is my idea of heaven.  I was delighted when festival director Nadezhda Slavova invited me to Sofia, Bulgaria to sit on the selection committee for the Golden Kuker Animation Festival which will be held on the 4th through the 10th of May in Sofia.

call for entries Blogs

Call for Entries: Be there! Corfu Animation Festival 2015

Be there! Corfu Animation Festival announces its call for entries for its 5th edition, 15-18 October 2015.

Be there! Corfu Animation Festival invites all directors to submit their animated films to the competitive festival section of the 4th festival edition, 15-18 October 2015.

The festival has three competitive programmes:

1. Short films: films which were completed after 1/1/2014, regardless of geographic origin.

2. Graduation short films: films which were completed after 1/1/2014, regardless of geographic origin.
Films in the above categoies may range from a few seconds to 35 minutes in length, without restrictions in animation technique or genre.

 3. Feature films: films over 50 minutes length, completed after 1/1/2014, regardless of geographic origin, technique or genre.

There are no submission fees. Submission forms will be completed online, while film prints and accompanying documents will be sent electronically to Competition Section Coordinator, Giorgos Oikonomou.
See the festival regulations for more details.

Submission Deadline (all programmes): 30 June 2015.

 For all requests, email: info [at] betherefest.gr

Be there!

2015 Anima Brussels Animation Festival Blogs

ANIMA BRUSSELS USHERS IN THE YEAR OF THE SHEEP IN GRAND STYLE ANIMA BRUSSELS - 13 to 22 February 2015 at The Flagey, Brussels, Belgium

ANIMA Brussels ushered in the year of the sheep in grand style with the Belgian premier of Shaun the Sheep Movie on their opening nightAardman Studio is back doing what it does best, pure entertainment in flawless claymation.  The 85 minute film brings Shaun and his fellow sheep to the big screen with all of the usual suspects from the television series.

Animation Festivals Blogs

A BIG YEAR FOR PORTUGESE ANIMATION AT CINANIMA

The 38th International Animated Film Festival Cinanima, 10 through 16 November, 2014 in Espinho, Portugal is one of the oldest and most respected animation festivals in the world. It has the reputation for screening not only the best of current animation, but is also a major showcase for Portuguese animation. The Grand Prix winning film at the festival qualifies for submission to the Academy Awards and the Cartoon D’ Or. Portugal has a rich literary history and a centuries old connection to the sea, and that is often reflected in their animation. When coupled with the country’s long years of isolation from the rest of Europe, I feel it often makes Portuguese animation difficult for other cultures to appreciate. With the exception of a few well-known Portuguese animators such as Regina Pessoa, Abe Feijo, Jose Miguel Ribeiro, and Joanna Toste, comparatively little animation from this country has been seen at other festivals in the past. There are numerous excellent animators such as Zepe (Jose Pedro Cavalheiro) whose films are well-known in his own country but seldom seen in the rest of the world.

http://cinanima.pt/

Animation Festivals Blogs

Anibar Animation Festival, Peja, Kosovo 20 - 26 August 2015: Call for Entires

Anibar Call for Entires

Animators around the world! We invite you all to become part of the competitions, for the 6th edition of Anibar Animation Festival! This year’s Anibar has four new crowns to award in the categories: Best Environmental, Best music video, Best production and Best children.

To enter our competition you should fill out the entry form  and read the regulations  on our website. The call is only open until 30 April 2015!

Film Blogs

KLIK! and LESLEY THE PONY HAVE AN A+ WEEK

KLIK! INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL at THE EYE in AMSTERDAM, 4 - 9 November 2014

KLIK! is always a perfect blend of excellent animation and fun, Fun, FUN, but when Lesley the Pony pranced into the Eye this year he brought a whole new meaning to fun!   The spirit of Lesley the Pony, created by Christian Larrave as his junior year project at the Rhode Island School of Design (USA), fit right in with this year’s festival theme of Gender Bending:  Girls, Boys, and Beyond.

Festivals Blogs

“LIFE IS SHORT” - FIKE 12th International Short Film Festival, 21 through 25 October 2014 in Evora, Portugal

Nik and I love Portugal, the food, the wine, the people, so when I was invited to be on the jury of FIKE and Nik was asked to give a workshop we were very excited.  We had never been to Evora before so we weren’t prepared for the unique beauty of the historic town.

Anidox 2015 Blogs

Anidox 2015 - Open call for animation directors, documentarians and creative producers

Open call for animation directors, documentarians and creative producers:

For projects in development, creative research and for forming new collaborations.

Through a series of professional seminars, ANIDOX:LAB will offer talented documentary and animation filmmakers the opportunity to engage and combine their two worlds.

The coaching seminars and collaborative workshops are designed to progress from fine-tuning an initial idea, through narrative and visual development, to pitching sessions at our prestigious partner festivals.

call for entries Blogs

Anibar Animation Festival, Peja, Kosovo 20 - 26 August 2015: Call for Entires

Animators around the world  become part of the competitions in the 6th edition of Anibar Animation Festival! This year’s Anibar has four new crowns to award in the categories: Best Environmental, Best Music Video, Best Production and Best Children's Film.

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film Blogs

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (May 5-10, 2015) Extended Deadline for AniMovie, Reminder Call for Entries Animated Com Award

ITFS - Extended submission deadline for the animated feature length film competition AniMovie until January 19, 2015.

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Animated Com Award - awarding outstanding work in the areas of advertising, spatial communication and technology, and the special award of the Daimler AG. Films can be submitted until January 15, 2015.

 
Cyber Animation Festival Blogs

THE 7th XIAMEN INTERNATIONAL CYBER SOUSA ANIMATION FESTIVAL - 15 to 19 August 2014 in Xiamen, China

A five day Animation, Comics, and Technology Exhibition held in conjunction with the 7th Xiamen International Cyber Sousa Animation Festival, August 15 - 19.

Animation Festivals Blogs

5th Edition of the Anibar International Festival of Animation 5 - 10 August, 2014 in Peja, Kosovo

Anibar Animation Festival is truly unique.  No one involved with the running of the festival is over 26 years old, they have a strong ecological bent, and the festival is primarily organized for the 60,000 residents of Peja rather than for foreign guests.  The quality of the programing is good and included something to please everyone. I always find their Balkan Competition to be interesting, with many films that I don’t get to see at other festivals.

Animation Festivals Blogs

ANIMATOR INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL IS THE PERFECT MIX OF FILM AND MUSIC 11 – 17 July, 2014 Poznan, Poland

ANIMATOR International Animated Film Festival in Poznan, Poland is a festival with a strong focus on live performance as well as the normal fare of short and feature length animation as well as workshops and panel discussions.

Festivals Blogs

CALL FOR ENTRIES - ANIFILM, International Festival of Animated Films, Trebon

ANIFILM, International Festival of Animated Films, Trebon 2015 is announcing  CALL FOR ENTRIES!

6th Anifilm, which will take place in T?ebo?, Czech Republic 5th - 10th May 2015 opens submissions for your films!

Your creations made after January 1st 2014 you can submit now to following categories:

a/ Films for Grown-Ups

b/ Films for Children

Application deadline is set to 15th January 2015.
Please register your film by filling in at online form at vp.eventival.eu/anifilm/2015 .

Blogs

KROK Festival 2014 Seeking Crowd Funding

Hi everyone,
I hope you are having a great summer.  I returned this afternoon from three weeks at animation festivals in Kosovo and China and an e-mail was waiting for me from my friends at the KROK festival.  We are all aware of the political situation between Russia and the Ukraine and KROK is caught in the middle with their usual government funding sources cut off. They have started crowd funding on two sites to make the festival happen.
I know that animators don't have much money and I don't normally send out pleas for money but for so many years the KROK INTERNATIONAL Animation Festival has given so much to so many of us so if you can give anything to their crowd funding campaign to help the KROK boat sail this year, please do.
The final fund raising date is September 5, so please visit the sites listed below and help if you can
Even if you can only give a few dollars, every little bit will help.
Here are the links to get to the KROK funding sites:

Blogs

ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL - 9 TO 14 JUNE 2014

When I saw French animator and illustrator Franck Dion’s beautiful 2014 Annecy poster I felt it was going to be a good festival this year and it was.   For the first time in its history the festival team choose an animator to design the poster and let’s hope it won’t be the last time. It was also the first time in many years that the sun shone brightly down on the entire six days of the festival. There was no rain, just hot and hotter weather.

The festival got off to a splendid start with the presentation of a Honorary Award to Isao Takahata at the opening night ceremony.  The seventy-seven year old Japanese animator was honoured for his outstanding career and life-long contribution to animation.  His films include Grave of the Fireflies, Pompoko, and My Neighbors Yamadas.  Along with Hayao Miyazaki and the Tokuma Shotem Company he also founded Studio Ghibli.

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