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AniFest Extends Deadline for Entries

The final deadline for submissions to AniFest 2013 is extended to December 31st, 2012.

The final deadline for submissions to the Czech Republic’s AniFest 2013 has been extended to December 31st, 2012.

AniFest 2013 will take place in Teplice, Czech Republic from April 26 until May 1, 2013. Films made after January 1, 2011, can be submitted in the following categories:

International Competition of Feature-length Animated Films 

International Competition of Student Animated Films

International Competition of Non-narrative and Experimental Animation

International Competition of Short Animated Films • up to 5 Minutes in Length • from 5 to 15 Minutes in Length • from 15 to 60 Minutes in Length 

International Competition of TV creations, music videos and commissioned videos

• Animated Television Films and Series category • Animated Commercials and Jingles category • Animated Music Videos category

International Competition of Animated Films Made by Children

• up to 12 years of age • from 12 to 15 years of age

The online submission form can be found at: There´s no entry fee.

Festival statutes and regulations can be found HERE, and answers regarding technical specifications of the films can be found HERE.

The first AniFest was held in 2002, and since then has grown from a local film event to a big festival with international competition, outstanding focuses, retrospectives and lectures. This year, the eleventh edition of AniFest was held in the North Bohemian spa cities Teplice and Duchcov. There were more than 1,600 films submissions from 67 countries; more than 20, 000 visitors enjoyed the main topic of the festival, “The Magic of Film Puppets,” which was chosen to celebrate the anniversary of Jiří Trnka’s birth. Barry Purves, Michel Ocelot, Will Vinton, Paul Wells, Ian Mackinnon, Igor Kovaljov, Giannalberto Bendazzi, Michaela Pavlátová or Jiří Barta were only a few of the great names to be met there. For a better idea of AniFest’s last edition, please check this.

Source: AniFest

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.