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Call for Entries for CINANIMA 2021

The 45th edition of the oldest Portuguese film festival (8th to 14th November) welcomes applications for films.

Welcome to the 45th year edition of CINANIMA! May 31 is the deadline to submit your film to CINANIMA 2021.

The 45th edition of the oldest Portuguese film festival (8 to 14 November) welcomes applications for films running for the five categories in competition this year, with two dates not to be missed: May 31, for candidates in general, and June 25 for students.

Entries are accepted only for films produced after January 1, 2020 and the competition categories are as follows:

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

  • SHORT FILMS
  • FEATURE FILMS
  • STUDENT FILMS

NATIONAL COMPETITION

  • ANTÓNIO GAIO AWARD - Best Portuguese Film
  • YOUNG PORTUGUESE DIRECTOR AWARD

The submission of films is free and only available online, at www.cinanima.pt or at https://filmfreeway.com/CINANIMA_76. Please check for rules and regulations at https://www.cinanima.pt/regulamento-2021.

Since 1976 and every single year, CINANIMA welcomes and selects much of the best-animated author cinema for competition and this year will be no exception. We are looking forward to receiving your film and ready to make this Festival the best stage for its promotion.

We are happy to remind you that CINANIMA is the only Portuguese festival that qualifies the winner of its Grand Prix for the OSCAR® list of animated films, and this year, once again, two films shorts were awarded at CINANIMA 2020 and included in that list: Altötting, by Andreas Hykade, and Elo, by Alexandra Ramires. CINANIMA is also a partner of the EMILE Awards, promoted by the European Animation Awards Association.

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