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Events: Competitive Festivals

Festivals Events

Cartoons on the Bay: December 3-5 in Pescara, Italy

Begins: December 3, 2020

International Cross-media Animation and Children’s Television Festival rescheduled due to COVID-19 postponement; The Pulicinella Awards remains unchanged.

Festivals Events

KABOOM Animation Festival Returns Spring 2021

Begins: March 27, 2021

The festival promises nine exciting animation-filled days March 27 – April 4, 2021; Call for entries extended to October 1, 2020.

Festivals Events

ITFS 2021 Returns May 4–9

Begins: May 4, 2021

After hosting an online edition for 2020, Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2021 looks forward to a post-pandemic gathering.

Festivals Events

Animateka 2020 is Happening November 30 – December 6

Begins: November 30, 2020

The 17th edition of Slovenia’s weeklong animation festival promises to deliver the best and latest productions from the Eastern and Central European film scene.

Festivals Events

Animafest Zagreb 2020 - September 28 – October 3

Begins: August 28, 2020

Festival, postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic, looks forward to once again bringing together a global audience to celebrate animation. 

Festivals Events

Brussels International Animation Film Festival – February 12 -21, 2021

Begins: February 12, 2021

Over 150 films compete in the international event including animated shorts, features, commercials, and music videos.

Festival Events

VIEW 2020 Set for October 18 – 23 in Turin, Italy

Begins: October 18, 2020

The VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

Festivals Events

44th Ottawa International Animation Festival Goes Virtual

Begins: September 23, 2020

Scheduled for September 23 – October 4, the event will feature screenings, virtual artist talks, workshops, and meetings with schools and recruiters.

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.

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