Se-ma-for Film Festival ( international festival of stop motion animation techniques) takes place in Lodz / Poland/ on 22nd-25th September 2011 and in Lugano /Switzerland/ on 21st-23rd October 2011.The Festival Organizers are: Se-ma-for Film Foundation based in Lodz /Poland/ and its Swiss representative based in Lugano /Switzerland/.Se-Ma-For Film Festival (international festival of puppet animation and other three-dimensional stop-motion animation techniques) is the second worldwide and the only European festival dedicated to stop-motion, especially puppet and three-dimensional animation. Festival consists of three main elements: - competition screenings of international competition for best stop-motion animation, - Polish animation industry competition - special screenings (thematic, historical, monographic) presenting variety and endless possibilities of stop-motion animation techniques. Broad and multidimensional programme of Se-ma-for Film Festival includes: workshops, exhibitions, meetings with artists, seminar, concerts, performances, presentations of equipment and software for animated films production. Moreover, one of Festival’s aims is to create an international forum devoted to the issues of stop-motion animation and children cinema.
We'd like to invite all artistic schools, film schools, production companies, film institutions and individual artists, as well as other institutions and persons entitled, to submit films.