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Helsinki’s Animatricks Fest Issues Call for Entries

Animatricks Festival issues a call for entries for its 2014 edition, taking place in Helsinki April 25-27.

Animatricks Festival launched its 2014 Call for Entries, inviting filmmakers around the world to submit their animated short films. International competition is arranged now for the first time alongside with the traditional competition for the best Finnish animated shorts. The prize for the international winner is 3000 euros. The festival takes place 25–27 April 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. Submission is open until 31 January 2014.

Animatricks is a cozy three-day festival and a meeting point for animation professionals and fans, held in the heart of Helsinki. Animatricks has been presenting new Finnish animation and selections of international tops since the year 2000 and has awarded Finnish animation since 2005. In 2014 Animatricks extends and opens an international competition. The competition is sponsored by Rovio Entertainment, media company and creator of the globally successful Angry Birds.

Qualifications and prizes

Animatricks wants to share the wonders of animation and show stories that cannot be told in any other art form. We are looking for films with unique storytelling, style and technique. 

International productions chosen to participate will be screened in the International Shorts Competition Category. Films can be maximum 30 minutes long animated films or music videos completed after 1 February 2013. Educational or commercial films are not accepted. Minimum 70% of the film duration must be animation.

Festival jury chooses the most inspiring international and Finnish short animations of the year from the competition films. The best international animation will be awarded with 3000 euros and the best Finnish with 1000 euros, both prizes are sponsored by Rovio Entertainment. The awards are granted to the directors.


Submission is open until 31 January 2014. In order to submit your film, please read the rules and regulations on You will also find the online entry form there.

Source: Animatricks Festival

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