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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Animae Caribe Animation & Digital Media International Animation Festival June 1st 2021

Animation submissions and projects are now being accepted for Animae Caribe Animation & Digital Media International Animation Festival. The competition’s entry deadline is August 31st, 2021

Celebrating 20 Years of the art of animation in the Caribbean, the Animae Caribe Animation and Digital Media Festival (AC21) will take place both virtually and in Trinidad and Tobago from October 28-31, 2021; animation submissions and projects are now being accepted. The competition’s entry deadline is August 31st, 2021. There is no entry or registration fee.

From October 28 to 31, the Caribbean’s leading animation festival will turn the islands into the premiere destination, for a one of a kind festival experience. The four-day event brings together experts, students, creatives, and global talent to celebrates diversity, encourage innovation and inspire everyone who attends. After a successful 2020 online edition, AC21 returns with blended options. All of its programs and conferences will be available on various platforms, from VR experiences on Alt Space and High Fidelity to Hopin and traditional Zoom platforms. In 2020 there was an increase of 500% in attendance with online access, so this year they would be conducting blended options COVID permitted. “For our 20th Anniversary, we really wanted to make a huge statement and also demonstrate the tangible outcomes over the years.  The ‘Project Re-Root’ and other amazing events at Animae Caribe 2021, were designed to encourage global participation and to make AC21 a preferred festival destination. It will continue to be a space for networking, screening and industry exposure, but also an amazing opportunity to experience the Caribbean #islandlifebliss through inter-island online events. The three days of conferences, screenings, and receptions will culminate in a fantastic ‘in person’ and VR closing ceremony on the Island of Tobago” says Camille Selvon Abrahams, AC founding director. We invite you to #animateinsunshine and enjoy our #islandlifebliss. Submissions will be accepted in the following categories:


  1. Animated Feature Films 
  2. Animated Short Films
  3. Animated Series Pilots
  4. Multimedia Experiences – Game Ar/Vr Interactive Media
  5. Indigenous Animated Short
  6. Student Animation

Our Jury leader Nancy Denny Phelps, writer for AWN (Animation World Network) and global jury member will overlook the process and choose her own ‘Nancy Choice’ for our 2021 selections. Register now to have your film considered to compete in the official selection. Submissions must be entered through the following links:  In addition to category prizes, submissions will also be considered for the Animae Caribe 20th Anniversary Special Awards, AC21 Merchandise Hampers, AC21 Merchandise Items, full pass to all AC22 Events, Toon Boom Harmony Assets, discounted airline tickets for AC2022 and others to be confirmed.

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