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Call for Entries: Animatricks 21st International Animation Festival

Submissions now being accepted in International Competition, National Competition, Junior Competition, Experimental Competition, and Documentary Competition; deadline for entries is January 31, 2021.

Animatricks 21st International Animation Festival will take place May 20-23 in Helsinki, Finland. Submissions are now open for films using all animation techniques. All animated films produced after January 1, 2019 and under 30 minutes long (including opening and final credits) are eligible for submission.

As Finland's oldest animation-based festival, Animatricks seeks to bring animated short films and animation art into the public eye and to introduce a host of diverse, thematically versatile films from all over the world. The festival serves both as a venue for presenting films and as a meeting place for filmmakers and animation enthusiasts. The program features retrospectives by Finnish filmmakers; themed screenings; feature films; children's films; workshops; and competitions.

Submissions will be accepted for the following categories:

  • International Competition
  • National Competition
  • Junior Competition
  • Experimental Competition
  • Documentary Competition

In addition to the listed categories an audience award and honorable mentions will also be awarded.

The submission deadline is January 31, 2021.

The year’s themes are women in animation; freedom of speech; and social criticism. The festival is seeking filmmakers to host talks/lectures related to these themes.

With the COVID-19 pandemic being an ongoing factor in the planning of the festival, it is possible that public events will be limited or cancelled in the spring. Depending on the situation at the time, some screenings or the entire festival may be moved online.

Additional information regarding submissions is available HERE.

Source: Animatricks