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6th Annual Imagine This Women's Film Festival

By Patrice | Monday, September 6, 2021 at 8:38am
Begins: September 24, 2021

#ITWIFF21 Film Guide is Live! 160+ films. 30+ countries - Made by Women & Non-Binary Filmmakers, for Everyone; the 6th Annual Imagine This Women’s Film Festival returns this month from Sept 24 - Oct 3rd with both online and in-person programming, featuring 163 films made by women and non-binary filmmakers and 17 screenplays by women storytellers.

therookies Events

The Rookie Awards 2020

By Alwyn Hunt | Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 1:20pm
Begins: March 9, 2020

Since 2009, the Rookies has become the go-to resource for discovering and connecting with aspiring artists around the globe.

call for entries Events

Cartoons on the Bay Comes to Turin in April 2017

Begins: April 6, 2017

International Cross-media Animation and Children’s Television Festival featuring three days of screenings, workshops and competitions, April 6th – 8th, now open for registration.

one-minute Events


By TUFF | Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 12:49pm
Begins: September 10, 2016

TUFF, North America’s longest-running commuter film festival turns 10 this September and is getting ready to celebrate 10 years of outstanding one-minute films from Toronto, across North America and around the world.

Take Up the Challenge. Make a Minute that Counts. Share it with Millions.

TUFF accepts all genres of silent, one-minute film, video, and animation. 

FREE Deadline: May 15th 

An entry fee of $20.00 is required after May 15th. 

Final Deadline: July 15, 2016


competition Events

Call for Entries | 19th Japan Media Arts Festival

Begins: February 3, 2016

Deadline: September 9, 2015 (18:00 Japan Standard Time)

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media - from animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. Since its inception in 1997, the festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity, and in addition to a yearly Exhibition of Award-winning Works has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings, and showcases.

Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent and commercial creators across the globe. Works completed or released between September 3, 2014 and September 9, 2015 are eligible for entry in the four divisions - Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga.

Animation Events

ProWeekend - Animation and Illustration Weekend Seminar sponsored by Lipscomb University

Begins: October 25, 2014 presents ProWeekend Seminar hosted by Lipscomb University. Disney animators Ruben Aquino, Claire Keane & Tom Bancroft will be converging on Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN for seminars, lectures and networking.  This is an opportunity to learn techniques, tips & tricks used by professional animators, character designers and concept artists who have worked on some of your favorite movies.  In addition, there will be an exciting character design contest and plenty of opportunities to ask your questions of these talented artists.


Call for Motion Heroes Challenge

By MEJohn | Monday, September 2, 2013 at 10:26pm
Begins: September 2, 2013
The Call for Motion Heroes Challenge is a submission contest for motion graphics content that rewards Artists who are creative in their craft and are fast to react to the industry’s needs for motion graphics elements.
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Animation Events

Third Annual Competition of Animation Desk™ - iAniMagic

Begins: July 29, 2013

Inspire the world with your amazing animations! We have done it twice and let’s do it again. Kdan Mobile releases the latest version of Animation Desk™ to add blend tool, and forge an alliance with popular styli. These features will fuel your creativity to do even greater works. We cordially invite you to take part in the Third Annual Competition of Animation Desk™, iAnimagic. Great prizes await great animators!

*iAniMagic 2013:

Short Events

8th International Low & No Budget Short Film Festival CLIPAWARD

By ClipAward | Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 9:02am
Begins: April 26, 2013


Send us your short features, animations, trash movies, documentaries, music videos, etc. We bring everything on screen that is freaky, crafty, slick, hard-boiled, and witty! Anything is allowed - as long as it's short and cheap!

As a short film festival for low & no budget productions, ClipAward explicitly addresses independent filmmakers who make films without big money. Therefore, your submissions may not be produced within the scope of media studies and exceed 500€ per minute. The maximum length is 15 minutes. The shorts have to be subtitled in German or English.

Festival Events

JUICED! Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival

By Citrus Cel | Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8:44pm
Begins: November 30, 2012

Hey All,

I wanted to share an event with you taking place in March of 2013. The Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival is running a competition called JUICED! This is a 24hr animation competition where teams are given a few texture assets and a theme, and they are given the task of creating an animated short in a mere 24hrs.

Short Events


Begins: October 22, 2012

Universidad ORT Uruguay, organizer of FIA'12, is pleased to invite animators, producers and specially students and graduates of animation schools to present works to be selected for an exhibition and subsequent awarding between the 22nd and the 23rd October 2012 in Montevideo, Uruguay.


"Them Greeks...!" IndieGoGo Funding Campaign

Begins: March 14, 2012

"Them Greeks...!" is an animated short film being made - over the internet - by artists from around the world.  Please check out our online Funding Campaign through IndieGoGo and claim some of the great gifts we have created for our Funders!

Thank you!

Spyros Tsiounis (Director);  Cindy Rangle, Phillip Williams,  Daniel Zizmor (Producers) ..."Them Greeks...!"

Awards Events


By huntster | Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 2:49pm
Begins: March 5, 2012

London, UK (March 5th, 2012) – The Tasman Theory Pty Limited is now accepting submissions for the 2012 CG Student Awards. The event is split into three categories: Student of the Year, Studio Internships, People’s Choice. There is a prize pool of over $100,000USD and ten (10) Studio Internships. The deadline for submissions is 20th May, 2012. Winners announced 1st June, 2012.   

Media Events

DMC International : Seoul Digital Media Content International Festival

By kgit_dmc | Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 4:00pm
Begins: August 1, 2011

2011 4th Seoul Digital Media City Culture OpenDMC InternationalSeoul Digital Media Content International Festival Sep. 29th, 2011 ~ Oct. 12th, 2011 Digital Media City in Seoul, Korea