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Cardiff Independent Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions

CIFF seeks International Animated Shorts, Welsh Animated Shorts, and Animated Student Film submissions.

The Cardiff Independent Film Festival has opened the call for entries for its 2017 edition. The deadline for submissions to the fourth edition of CIFF is January 13, 2017.

CIFF has a dedicated animation strand run by Cardiff Animation Nights. The festival is calling for entries of International Animated Shorts, Welsh Animated Shorts, and Animated Student Films for its animation competition program.

Established in April this year by the team from Cardiff Animation Nights, the first animation strand at CIFF screened an eclectic selection of animated shorts from across Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and Australia. Conor Whelan’s 2D animated short Snowfall won the 2016 animation competition program, with a special mention for Simon Cartwright’s Manoman.

CIFF’s 2016 animation strand also featured master classes from UK animation industry giants Aardman, ground-breaking children’s TV creator Ben Bocquelet, and Oscar-nominated Cardiff-based animation director Joanna Quinn.

CIFF 2017 will take place on May 5-7 at Chapter, an independent arts venue and cinema space in the heart of Cardiff. For entry rules and submission requirements, visit the festival website at

Source: Cardiff Independent Film Festival