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Animation Festivals 2018 (Part 1, January – June)

Animocje International Animated Film Festival (10th – 15th April), Poland

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Submission Deadline: 15th January 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Films can be submitted by: Art and film schools, Production companies, Film institutions, Independent film-makers, Other groups interested in film-making holding the distribution rights to a specific film

Films can be made in any technique (but at least 50% has to be animated), with a running time not exceeding 25 minutes.

Categories: International Competition for the Bydgoszcz Award for the Best Animated Film, The Newest Polish Films Competition, Children’s Films Competition for Polish and foreign films made 2016-2018

Official Website

 

Anifilm, International Festival of Animated Films (1st – 6th May 2018), Czech Republic

Anifilm, International Festival of Animated Films

Submission Deadline: 15th January 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: Student Film, Feature Film, Short, Video Game, Abstract and non-narrative animation

Official Website

 

Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games (14th to 18th May 2018), U.K.

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Submission Deadline: 22nd January 2018

Submission Fee: Free

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORIES: STUDENT – CGI Animation Award, Visual Effects Award, 2D Animation Award, Character Animation Award, Narrative Award, Stop-motion Animation Award, Experimental Animation Award

Official Website 

 

International Animation Film Festival (IAFF) – GOLDEN KUKER SOFIA (7th to 13th May 2018), Bulgaria

International Animation Film Festival (IAFF) – GOLDEN KUKER SOFIA

Submission Deadline: 31st January 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: Short Film (1 minute, up to 10 minutes, 10-45 minutes), Feature Film (over 45 minutes), Student, Music Video, Animated Advertisement

Official Website 

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Animafest Zagreb (4th to 9th June 2018), Croatia

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Submission Deadline: 1st February 2018 (only films finished after 1st January 2017 are elegible)

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: Short Films, Feature Films, Student Films, Films for Children, Croatian Films

Official Website

 

Florida Animation Festival (13th to 17th June 2018), Florida, U.S.A.

Florida Animation Festival

Submission Deadline: 15th February 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Categories (Films must be up to 10 minutes in each category): Entirely computer-generated CGI/3D, Entirely 2D/vector based animation, Entirely traditional/frame by frame animation, Entirely stop-motion animation, Mixed media/experimental, VFX

Official Website

 

Annecy (11th to 16th June 2018), France

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Submission Deadline: 15th February 2018, 15th March (for Feature Films)

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: Short films, Graduation films, TV films, Commissioned films

Official Website

 

ANIMATOR: International Animated Film Festival (6th to 12 July 2018), Poland

ANIMATOR, International Animated Film Festival

Submission Deadline: 20th February 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: Short Films, Feature Films

Official Website

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Fest Anča International Animation Festival (28th June to 1st July 2018), Slovakia

Fest Anča International Animation Festival

Submission Deadline: 20th February 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: Short Film, Student Short Film, Animated Music Video, Films for Children, Slovak Films

Official Website 

 

Lanterna Mágica – International Animation Festival (22nd to 27th May 2018), Brazil

Lanterna Mágica – International Animation Festival

Submission Deadline: 26th February 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: Short films with a maximum duration of 25 minutes and feature films lasting at least 50 minutes

Official Website 

 

Countryside Animafest Cyprus (17th to 21st July 2018), Cyprus

Countryside Animafest Cyprus

Submission Deadline: 28th February 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: Short Films

Official Website 

 

 SUPERTOON International Animation Festival (22nd to 27th July 2018), Croatia

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Submission Deadline: 1st March 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: Short Animated Films, Student Short Animated Films, Animated Films for Children, Animated Music Videos, Animated commissioned films

Festival’s submissions are open to films applying all animation techniques, including combinations with live action and documentary. Over 50% of the production must be animated, and the Festival reserves the right to determine whether an entry qualifies as animation. Films should be completed after 1 January 2016. Films entered for previous festival will not be taken into consideration.

Official Website 

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ANIMAYO: International Film Festival of Animation, Visual Effects & Video Games (30th April to 5th May 2018), Spain

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Submission Deadline: 1st March 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: 2d animation, 3d animation,special effects, experimental, advertising, animation spots, videoclips, video games cinematic, special effects series and animation series

Official Website

 

Animaphix – International Animated Film Festival (26th to 29th July 2018), Italy

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Submission Deadline: 10th April 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: Films up to 20 minues

Offficial Website

 

NAFF: Neum Animated Film Festival (30th June to 6th July), Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Submission Deadline: 15th April 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: (all films must be up to 15 minutes long); 2D, 3D, Stop-motion puppet or clay, Student Films

Official Website

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Anibar Animation Festival (13th to 19th August) Kosovo

Anibar Animation Festival

Submission Deadline: 30th April 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: Feature Film, Student, Music Video

Official Website 

 

Ottawa International Animation Festival (19th to 23 September 2018), Canada

Ottawa International Animation Festival

Submission Deadline: 15th May 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: Feature Film, Student Film

Official Website

 

Fantoche International Animation Film Festival (4th to 9th September 2018), Switzerland

Fantoche International Animation Film Festival

Submission Deadline: 18th May 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: Animated shorts completed after 31 March 2017 that last no longer than 40 minutes

Official Website 

 

ANIMA – Córdoba International Animation Festival (9th to 12th October 2018)

ANIMA – Córdoba International Animation Festival

Submission Deadline: 30th May 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: Feature and medium length animation, Short films: Fiction; Documentary; Non-narrative / Abstract, Commissioned Animation: TV / Internet series; TV / Internet Specials; Music Video; Videogame animation; Promotional / Advertising Animation; Motion Graphics

Official Website

 

Imaginaria – International Animated Film Festival (21st to 25th August 2018), Italy

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Submission Deadline: 31st May 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: Feature Films, Short Films, Children Films, Student Films

Official Website 

 

anim’est (28th September to 7th October 2018), Romania

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Submission Deadline: 20th June 2018

Submission Fee: Free

Categories: Short film – less than 50’, Feature film – more than 50’, Music video, Student film, Romanian Short Film

Official Website 

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