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FIAUY, International Animation Festival

Universidad ORT Uruguay, organizer of FIA´14, is pleased to invite animators, producers and specially students and graduates of animation schools, to present shorts to be selected for an exhibition and subsequent awarding ceremony between September 17th and 19th of 2014 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Universidad ORT Uruguay aims to promote and exhibit animations produced by students and graduates of animation, advanced High-School students, independent animators and international producers, and also seeks to provide a space for artistic and technological reflection in this area.


La Universidad ORT Uruguay, como organizadora de FIA’14, invita a presentar trabajos que serán seleccionados para una exhibición y posterior premiación a realizarse durante los días 17, 18 y 19 de setiembre de 2014, en la ciudad de Montevideo, Uruguay.

La Universidad ORT Uruguay tiene como objetivo la difusión y exhibición de animaciones realizadas por estudiantes y egresados de escuelas de animación, alumnos de secundaria o su equivalente en UTU, animadores independientes y productoras. Asimismo, busca generar un espacio de reflexión artístico / tecnológico en la disciplina.

Rules and regulations:
1)Any animated short movie, regardless its type, content or country of origin, could be submitted to FIA. FIA will only accept pieces created from the year 2011 onwards.

 a) Every participant may individually present up to 6 pieces. One submission form should be completed for each piece.
 b) Short movies may have been created to be exhibited on cinema, video, TV or the Internet.
 c) Maximum length for short movies: 20 min. including credits.
 d) In order to be admitted, all materials must be delivered in Spanish or English or contain subtitles in any of these languages (preferably in Spanish).
 e) Shorts that somehow imply religious, racial or sexual discrimination, should not be accepted.

The following categories are established:
 a) Short animation movie
 b) Video short movie and experimental animation
 c) Student short animation movie
 d) Advertising clip or videoclip

In order to participate, it is required to fill out this submission form. The link for downloading the clip should be specified in the form.
 The following data should be sent by a download server:
 1. Animation short
 2. Two photos of the piece (300 dpi).
 3. Synopsis of the piece in Spanish or English.
 4. If the category is Student, a certificate of studies issued by the corresponding institution should be included.
 The process of signing up is free of charge.
 The Festival´s Organization shall decide on each short´s date and order of exhibition.

Deadline for reception:
The deadline for reception of all the materials is August 10th, 2014.

Selection, jury and awards:
The selection of the shorts is done by the organization of the festival. The organizers will reveal the selected works at least one week before the festival starts. The jury is made up of members of a recognized background in the animation and audio-visual area. At least one of the members will be of a different nationality.

The jury´s decisions will be non-appealable. On the other hand, the jury will be entitled to consider any of the categories deserted.

The jury´s members shall be announced shortly.

 The jury is responsible for giving the awards specified below.

- Grand Award of the Jury: U$S 1.500 (one thousand five hundred US dollars) + certificate
- Best Uruguayan Short: U$S 1.000 (one thousand US dollars) + certificate
- Best Uruguayan short in the student category: Wacom Tablet and certificate
- Best international short in the student category: certificate
- Best Animation Short Movie:  certificate
- Best Video Short Movie and Experimental Animation: certificate
- Best Advertising Clip / Video Clip: certificate

 Note: In case that the Grand Award of the Jury and Best Uruguayan Short prizes should be awarded to the same short, the latter prize should go to the second best short of the category. The same shall happen if the Grand Award of the Jury and the Best Student Animation Short Movie should be awarded to the same short.
 In addition to the mentioned awards, the Jury may award special mentions to short movies that are exceptional in technical or aesthetic aspects.

The participants accept that the shorts may be saved by the organization or used in public and private exhibitions, provided that they are used for non-profit and educational or cultural purposes.

Acceptance of these regulations:
 All participants, just by having signed up for the festival, do accept the terms specified in these regulations. Any other issues that are not contemplated in the regulations are subject to the decision of the organizers.

Author rights:
The organization accepts works which contain previously used images or sounds. The organizers won´t assume the responsibility for the original rights related to third parties, which will lay upon the entire responsibility of the participant.

 For further information please contact (link sends e-mail).

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:00pm to Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:00pm
Cuariem 1451
11100 Montevideo Montevideo