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AniFest 2009

The call for entries has begun for the eighth edition of the International Festival of Animated Films. AniFest 2009 will be held in two different locations, Trebon from May 1-4, 2009 and Teplice from May 7-10, 2009.

A written application and a copy of the film on DVD or VHS needs to be delivered to the organizer's registered office no later than December 16, 2008.

The requirements for the Internet Animation competition are specified below. The deadline for entering films into the Internet competition is January 19, 2009.

The online entry form will be available at in mid-November 2008.

Only films made after January 1, 2007 and which have not competed in a previous edition of AniFest are eligible to be entered. For detailed information on the competition, participation requirements and other information, see the International Competition Regulations attached hereto.

The international competition will be the following film categories:

1. Animated Films of up to 5 Minutes 2. Animated Films of 5 to 15 Minutes 3. Animated Films of 15 to 60 Minutes 4. Feature-Length Films 5. Commissioned Films Competition: Works that are funded and produced for commercial or promotional purposes; TV films and series made based on a TV broadcaster's order can be accepted for the competition, but only one episode of the series can be entered. This category also includes commercials, music videos, animated credits, animated spots, educational films, etc. In all cases, these must be short films made to order. 6. School Competition: Collections of films approximately 40 minutes in length comprised of student films made between September 2007 and the end of 2008 can be entered. Films can also be entered individually in the appropriate Student Films competition. 7. Student Films: Films made by film school students to fulfill their school duties. The film can also be part of a school collection. 8. Internet Animation: The competition is announced only on the Internet and the winner is selected by audience voting.

The festival's competition program in Trebon includes:

1. Animated Films of up to 5 Minutes 2. Animated Films of 5 to 15 Minutes 3. Animated Films of 15 to 60 Minutes 4. Feature-Length Films 5. Czech Animated Films

The festival's competition program in Teplice includes:

1. Commissioned Films Competition 2. School Competition 3. Student Films 4. Films Made by Children

More information about the new festival concept is available at

Friday, May 1, 2009 - 11:00am to Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 7:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 12:00pm
Trebon and Teplice
Czech Republic