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1st International Folklore Association Animation Contest of Folktales and FablesIstanbul, TurkeyJuly 7, 2004Deadline: June 25, 2004

The goal of Hida International Animation Festival of Folktales and Fables 'The 2nd Animation Contest of Folktales and Fables' is to unearth promising animation artists in order to support them in their future endeavors. The contest will offer a place for animation artists to display their works as well as an opportunity to exchange ideas and techniques with other artists. The theme is for animated works created in a story-like format that correspond to folktales, fables, myths, legends and folkways that are conceived in nature or lifestyle, of the Hida. Any regions in the world are invited to enter this contest. Original animation works based on modern-day interpretations are also welcome.

All entries must have a screening time that does not exceed 30 minutes, be completed within the last four years (since January 1st 2002), clearance for all music and characters and does not contain content that violates public order on standards and decency. Animations that have already been released either domestically or internationally are still eligible as well as entries that have received past awards at other festivals are also eligible. In such a case, documentation certifying each respective event date is required. First prize will win 4 billion Turkish lira, second place 3 billion, third place 1 billion and three special prize winners will received 500 million. For more information, visit www.folklorkurumu.org.

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