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Film Festival Events

NYC's 9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival - Feb 20-29 2020

Begins: February 20, 2020

9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival - awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels, career-building workshops and super-fun parties! Check out our 79 outstanding films from 27 countries -- we have something for everyone! 

call for entries Events

Call For Entries: Festival of Cinema NYC

Begins: August 7, 2020

Sponsored by Regal Entertainment, the festival is currently seeking films of all lengths and genres - including animation! Save 10% off your submission fee when you use code AWNFCNYC on FilmFreeway.com.

Film Festival Events

The 49th Edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam Coming January 22 - February 2, 2020

Begins: January 22, 2019

IFFR returns to Rotterdam with its commitment to support and promote independent filmmaking by talented new artists.

Awards Events

CINANIMA Returns to Portugal November 12-18, 2019

Begins: November 12, 2019

CINANIMA 19 welcomes animation fans for a week of competition, screenings and exhibitions in beautiful Espinho, Portugal.

Events Events

Spark Animation Festival Returns October 24 - 27

Begins: October 24, 2019

Spark CG hosts the 11th annual Spark Animation Festival in Vancouver, promising a window into the leading minds of GC and animation.

Animation Festival Events

Animateka International Animated Film Festival Runs December 2-8

Begins: December 2, 2019

Slovenia’s weeklong animation festival promises to deliver the best and latest productions from the Eastern and Central European film scene.

Animation Festival Events

The Melbourne International Animation Festival Returns July 13-21

Begins: July 13, 2019

The world’s biggest window into Australian animation is back in Melbourne, featuring talks, screenings, and international programs that showcase the full range of animation.

TIAF Events

The 11th Tehran International Animation Festival (TIAF) is March 3-7, 2019

Begins: March 3, 2019

The 11th Tehran International Animation Festival (TIAF) will be sponsored by Kanoon (The Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults), an Iranian cultural organization that has produced over 400 short and feature films as well as 2000 published books.

MONSTRA Events

MONSTRA Animation Festival 18th Edition Set For March 20 – 31, 2019

Begins: March 20, 2019

MONSTRA, held in Lisbon, Portugal, is a festival where experimentation and research take place while crossing over into new artistic approaches, culminating with the presentation and promotion of some of the world’s best animation.

Animation Festival Events

CINANIMA Runs From November 12 – 18, 2018

Begins: November 12, 2018

Since 1976, CINANIMA has been promoting Animation as cinema, while supporting its creators. CINANIMA has won international recognition independently of Portugal’s main cultural centers of Lisbon or Porto.

Animation Festival Events

ANIMAGE is Coming to Pernambuco October 12 - 21, 2018

Begins: October 12, 2018

ANIMAGE 2018 aims to offer a safe-haven for the freedom of ideas by sheltering the visual creations of filmmakers in the conflicted contemporary context of Brazil and the world.

call for entries Events

Celebrate Diversity in Film! 8th Annual Winter Film Awards CALL FOR ENTRIES

Begins: February 14, 2019

INDIE FILMMAKERS … Do you have an awesome film? Celebrate Diversity in Film with New York City's WINTER FILM AWARDS, a BEST REVIEWED FEST on FilmFreeway! 

2D Events

Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival is Coming September 25 – 30, 2018

Begins: September 25, 2018

Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival celebrates the creativity, diversity and the impact of short film by connecting industry with audiences.

Animation Festival Events

Anim’est International Animation Festival is Coming September 28 – October 7, 2018

Begins: September 28, 2018

The 13th edition of Anim’est International Animation Festival will take place from September 28 to October 7 in Bucharest, Romania, and the deadline for submissions is June 20, 2018.

HIROSHIMA 2018 Events

The 17th International Animated Film Festival – Hiroshima 2018

Begins: August 23, 2018

Based on the spirit of Love & Peace, the 17th International Animated Film Festival – Hiroshima 2018 kicks off on August 23 as a venue for the international cultural exchange and the development of the art of animation. 

Animation Festival Events

SICAF - The 22nd Seoul International Cartoon Animation Festival Set for August 23 – 26, 2018

Begins: August 23, 2018

With its long historical background in Korean Animation, SICAF seeks to harmonize traditional Animation with modern culture; it strives to make both technical and social changes within society.

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