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Call for Entries: 2019 Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival

8th annual three-day juried festival in Baltimore, Maryland will feature the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky, and boundary-pushing animation.

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival, now in its 8th year, is expanding to a weekend-long event. The festival takes place October 4-6, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland and will focus primarily on animated short films (under 20 minutes), including three programs of international work. Along with the international shorts competition programs there will also be a competition program of international student animation.

The festival will also feature a guest animator retrospective, curated programs, a Baltimore animation showcase, a midnight screening, animation workshops, animation projection/installations, and late-night cartoon parties.

Call for Entries Deadlines:

Early - May 17

Regular - June 14

Late - July 5

Extended - July 26

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival showcases experimental and diverse voices in the field of animated filmmaking with a focus on innovation in craft, storytelling and work that questions preconceived notions of what animation can and should be.

Festival Highlights:

•             Opening Night - silent animated shorts with live music and sound effects

•             International Animated Shorts Competition

•             International Student Animated Shorts Competition

•             Guest Animator Retrospective and master class

•             Baltimore Animation Showcase

•             Animation Workshops

•             Midnight Animated Feature Film

•             Animation projections/installations

More information about how to submit your entry is available here.

Visit the festival’s website for other information.

Source: Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival