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Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film: Last Call for Entries!

The submission deadline for the Animated Com Award at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film is February 15, 2012.

Announcement from the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film:

Animated Com Award: Submission Deadline February 15, 2012

Submit your films that fall into the category of applied animation and were produced no earlier than October 1, 2010, to the Animated Com Award. Prize money totaling 12,500 Euros will be awarded for outstanding work in the areas of advertising, spatial communication and technology and the special award. This award is funded by the Daimler AG, Frauenhofer IPA and Mackevision Medien Design GmbH.

The award ceremony will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Museum on May 11, 2012. Submission Deadline is February 15, 2012.

The entry form and a DVD copy of your film must be submitted together to the Film and Medienfestival gGmbH by the deadline. More information on the entry conditions, including the submission fee, can be found in the regulations.

Click here for more information on this competition. Special Award "Mercedes-Benz Classic: 60 Years of the SL" In addition to filmmakers and agencies, this competition is targeted at students from schools of film, design, and fine arts, and at media start-ups, who are invited to visualize the Mercedes-Benz SL sports car in an innovative way. No boundaries in concept or technique (from 3-D to Stop Motion) have been set for the animator. The submission, however, must be no longer than 5 minutes. Applicants are given creative freedom to employ their imagination and to realize their own visions, in order to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz SL-series.

Submission Deadline for the Special Award is April 15, 2012. Click here for more information on this competition.

For enquiries regarding the Animated Com Award-Submissions, contact Phillip Haarmann at

48H Animation Jam (Live animation competition): Deadline February 22, 2012 Apply for the live animation competition Crazy Horse Session – 48h Animation Jam. The competition addresses animation students from international film and art schools as well as independent animators and animation producers aged 30 years or younger. The organizers will choose five teams from all of the applicants. The teams must develop an animated short film live and within 48 hours. All of the teams use the same character – the Festival mascot Trixi. The best film will be awarded. Application form and the regulations

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.