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Taiwan Events

Taiwan International Graphic Design Award 2015

Begins: May 27, 2015

The Taiwan International Graphic Design Award (TIGDA) 2015 competition has opened for entries and designers from all regions and countries are invited to participate.

The Competition is open for innovative works in two categories – Poster Design and Corporate Identity Design – through individual or group registration.

Almost 30 separate awards – medals and certificates – will be announced in November 2015 and the best works will be features in a special publication prepared by the organizer.

Each of the two main competition categories have subcategories:

  1. Taiwan International Poster Design Award:
    • Specific Theme: Human Concerning, Sustainable Development (Environment Protection, Energy Conservation and Carbon Reduction are included.) (Type A)
    • Non-specific Theme: Commerce, Arts, Public Welfare and Purpose Popularization. (Type B)
  2. Taiwan International CI Design Award:
    • Corporate Identity: Brand, logo and other series of design application works for corporations and institutions. (Type C)
    • Event Identity: Logo and series of design application works for commercial campaigns/events. (Type D)

Submitted entries must be original creations of the contestants completed after 30 June 2013.

The competition is organized by the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Economic Affairs of China in collaboration with International Council of Design (ico-D) and Japan Graphic Designers Association (JAGDA).

No Entry Fee!

It's free to enter.

Winter Film Awards Events

CALL FOR ENTRIES | 2016 Winter Film Awards Indie Film Fest

Begins: February 24, 2016

CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 2016 Indie Film Festival featuring emerging filmmakers in all genres.  Feb 24-27 2016 in NYC!

London Animation Festival Events

London International Animation Festival

Begins: October 23, 2015

The London International Animation Festival proudly showcases the whole spectrum of creative animation, showing that animation is for everyone.

Founded in 2003, LIAF aims to dispel the popular misconception that animation is just cartoons for kids by screening the broadest possible range of intelligent, entertaining and provocative current films on offer from all around the world as well as retrospectives and specialised sessions from countries and animators who don't normally elicit such attention.

Animation Events

Melbourne International Animation Festival

Begins: June 21, 2015




The Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) is one of the largest animation festivals in the world. It usually screens around 400-450 films each year in competitive, panorama, student, curated and retrospective programs. MIAF generates a smaller touring festival called the Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF), is a submissions base for the London International Animation Festival, the New Zealand Film Festival, the Sydney Film Festival and assists in programming a number of other festivals in Australia, Taiwan, South Korea and the USA.

When you submit your film to MIAF, your film is automatically considered for each of these festivals although these other events will send you a separate and specific invitation if they wish to invite your film.

For full guidelines and entry form:

film animation festivals competition Events

3rd Annual Roseville Film & Animation Festival Accepting Submissions

By aaronmlane | Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 6:50pm
Begins: October 24, 2014

Join us for a weekend celebrating the diversity of styles in the ever-emerging field of Film and Animation. Attendees will experience a selection of films, art and animated works from around the globe at the historic Tower Theatre in old Roseville, culled from independent artists and major motion picture companies. 

Call for Submissions Events

Byron Bay International Film Festival

By bbff | Monday, July 21, 2014 at 7:28pm
Begins: March 6, 2015

Open Your Aperture at the

9th Byron Bay International Film Festival



FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE: 27th November 2014


Be a part of Australia’s largest regional film festival with your latest work


Enter your film and you could join some of the world’s most exciting film talent and thousands of film lovers at BBFF2015 over 10 fantastic days in beautiful Byron Bay! This dynamic and truly distinctive film festival experience is known for its trademark friendly, laid-back vibe and characteristically open, expressive and appreciative audiences.

Animation Festival Events

FIAUY, International Animation Festival

Begins: September 17, 2014

Universidad ORT Uruguay, organizer of FIA´14, is pleased to invite animators, producers and specially students and graduates of animation schools, to present shorts to be selected for an exhibition and subsequent awarding ceremony between September 17th and 19th of 2014 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Universidad ORT Uruguay aims to promote and exhibit animations produced by students and graduates of animation, advanced High-School students, independent animators and international producers, and also seeks to provide a space for artistic and technological reflection in this area.


La Universidad ORT Uruguay, como organizadora de FIA’14, invita a presentar trabajos que serán seleccionados para una exhibición y posterior premiación a realizarse durante los días 17, 18 y 19 de setiembre de 2014, en la ciudad de Montevideo, Uruguay.

La Universidad ORT Uruguay tiene como objetivo la difusión y exhibición de animaciones realizadas por estudiantes y egresados de escuelas de animación, alumnos de secundaria o su equivalente en UTU, animadores independientes y productoras. Asimismo, busca generar un espacio de reflexión artístico / tecnológico en la disciplina.

Design Award Events

2014 Taipei International Design Award

By 2014TIDA | Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:03pm
Begins: April 29, 2014

In order to convey to the world the quality image of “Taipei Design”, Taipei City Government organized the “Taipei International Design Award”. Creative designers, teachers and students of design schools, and people with design passion from around the globe are invited to submit design works, to be publicly selected among international design works, as well as serve as creative design exchange platform to discover creative works with commercial potential. We would like to encourage using design to improve the city's economic, social, environmental, and cultural development by providing its users with a safer, harmonious, and more convenient lifestyle. 

BFX Events

BFX Competition 2014

Begins: July 7, 2014

The BFX competition is now open.  Good luck! 

Do you dream of a career working on blockbuster films such as SkyfallThe Pirates! or Gravity?

Short Film Events

LA Shorts Fest

Begins: July 24, 2014

The 18th Annual LA Shorts Fest is accepting film submissions. Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences accredited. We are the only film festival with seven award categories recognized by the Academy. In the past, 44 films have received Oscar nominations with 13 winning the coveted Oscar statue. The Festival annually attracts more than 7,000 moviegoers, filmmakers and entertainment professionals looking for the hottest new talent.

Submit online

LIAF Events

The London International Animation Festival

Begins: October 24, 2014

The London International Animation Festival is Britain's premier showcase for independent animation screening annually, showcasing one of the largest collections of auteur independent animation gathered at any festival in the world.

LIAF is a weeklong event, screening up to 10 competitive programs, plus more than 10 curated, themed and retrospective programs. 

LIAF aims to challenge and inspire audiences with thematic, aesthetic and technical diversity from award winners, outstanding industry veterans and those wonderful newcomers who are exploring their talent on screen for the very first time.

LIAF 2013 screened 250 films from 30 different countries, proudly showcasing the whole spectrum of creative animation, showing that animation is so much more than slick blockbusters and special effects.

annecy Events

Annecy’s 2014 MIFA International Animation Film Market

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 2:19pm
Begins: June 11, 2014

The International Animation Film Market (Mifa) is a major event in the world of animation and over the past 25 years has established itself as the leading event on the industry calendar.

China Events


By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 11:32am
Begins: December 3, 2014

The 7th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia will take place from 3 – 6 December 2014 in Shenzhen at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center.


International Events


By Guest (not verified) | Monday, November 5, 2007 at 11:00am
Begins: November 5, 2007

CINANIMA - The International Animated Film Festival of Espinho, Portugal is celebrating its 30th edition this year. The event's purpose is to promote animation art worldwide. Every year CINANIMA holds an International competitive program, panorama screenings, retrospectives, special programs, exhibits, seminars and workshops, besides promoting the gathering of directors, animators, producers and the audience in general in a friendly atmosphere. For more information, visit

Directors Events


By Guest (not verified) | Monday, November 7, 2005 at 11:00am
Begins: November 7, 2005

CINANIMA's purpose is the promotion of the animation art worldwide. Every year CINANIMA holds an International Competitive Program, Panorama Screenings, retrospectives, Special programs, exhibits, seminars and workshops, besides promoting the gathering of directors, animators, producers and the audience in general in a friendly atmosphere. For more information, visit

International Events

CINANIMA - International Animated Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, November 10, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: November 10, 2003

CINANIMA - The International Animated Film Festival of Espinho, Portugal began 27 years ago. To celebrate this year's edition, the organization has prepared some programs, retrospectives, seminars, workshops and exhibitions in additioin to the International Competitive Section. No entry fees are required.

Prizes: - Grand Prix CINANIMA 2003/ Prize Caixa Geral de Dep

International Events

Cinanima 2002

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, November 4, 2002 at 11:00am
Begins: November 4, 2002

Cinanima 2002 -- The 26th Annual International Film Festival ofEspinho --takes place November 4 - 10, 2002. Since 1977, Cinanima hasbeen promoting the international art of animation in Espinho, a citylocated on the Northern coast of Portugal. Every year, Cinanimapresents an international animation competition program, as well asretrospectives and exhibitions. Categories for competition include:shorts, features, first films, title sequences, educational films andTV series. There is no entry fee and the deadline for entries is