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Holland Animation Film Festival 2008

This year the Holland Animation Film Festival(HAFF) takes place November 5-9. During these five days, the festival will show international competitions and a range of programs to show the variety of animation. In addition to the regular competitions (applied, independent and student work -- call for entries closed on all three), this year the festival will introduce a new online competition: The Holland Animation Web Competition.

The online competition will take place on HAFF's YouTube channel, HaffTube ( Aside from the competition, the channel will showcase past festival editions, trailers and more.

Entries will be accepted starting September 8.

Animation filmmakers from all over the world can enter the Web competition. Call for entries are open now, rules, regulations and the entry form are on HaffTube.

During the second week in September, the Web competition will launch, filling the channel with films from around the world. Festival organizers will vet and rate all films entered for competition. When 50 films have been submitted, voting begins. Each week, films will be voted off to make room for new entries.

Entries will be closed on October 22, 2008, then a jury will decide which one of the 50 films should be the winner out of the final group. The selected winner will be announced on the opening night of the festival at November 5. The winner will receive a guest accreditation and free hotel stay during the festival.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 12:00pm to Sunday, November 9, 2008 - 8:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 12:00pm