August updates

FilmFestival Cottbus 8/01/17
The FilmFestival Cottbus’ rules and regulations consider a film to be East European when its producer or one of its co-producers and / or director resides in one of the Europe’s post-socialist countries (including all successor states of the Soviet Union).

International Animated Film Festival Tindirindis 8/01/17
Noncomercial International Animated Film Festival “Tindirindis” has been organised in Vilnius in Lithuania each fall continuously since 2003. The mission of the festival is to show the latest animation from around the world covering the spectrum of styles and schools, created both by professionals with years of experience and by art students. We also promote animation as an art without any limits.

YOUKI (Austria) 8/10/17
International Competition. Eligible are young people with individual or group works, home or school projects. To participate in the YOUKI competition young people must be between the ages of 10 and 26 (at the time of production). The competition is divided into three age groups  (10–14 | 15–20 | 21–26 years old). Max. film length is 20 minutes. Online submission.

New posts

StopTrik Festival 2016  7/15/17
StopTrik IFF is a stop motion animation film festival therefore competitions are open for films that use stop motion means of expression (puppet/ clay/ cut-out/ objects/ loose materials/ pixilation etc).

International Animated Film Festival “Les Nuits Magiques” 7/15/17
All animated short films are eligible if they are directed after 2014 december the 31th. We only can accept DCP or digital HD file as screening copy. Foreign films are eligible only if they are subtitled in french, with french dialogues or without dialogues. No registration fee is required.

International Film Festival Tofifest (Poland) 7/31/17
Presentation of trendsetting, ambitious, auteur cinema. The Festival presents a cinema showing independent and bold content, taking up substantial and original subjects, seeking to establish cultural bridges between different regions—geographical as well as social. The Festival discovers talented young artists, both Polish and foreign, and extensively promotes their films. The Festival is open to artists from all over the world. Submit by mail or online platform.

Contact International Student Film Festival 8/1/17
The festival will be held from 17th to 21st October 2016 and will be divided into two different programs: 1. international competition of short films made by students currently enrolled in film and media courses or students that will graduate in the academic year 2015-2016; 2. out-of-competition film schools showcase, special programmes of International film schools and other special presentations.

Singapore International Film Festival 8/07/17* april to august 7th, free submission
The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore. Founded in 1987 by Geoffrey Malone and L. Leland Whitney, the Festival focuses on showcasing international films and providing a global platform for the best of Singapore cinema. Over the decades, it has grown to become an iconic date in the Singapore arts calendar.

24 fps International Short Film Festival (Texas) 8/10/17
Since its inception in 1999, the 24fps Short Film Festival has presented programs of short films by aspiring and established artists from around the world. The juried competition is open to any work made outside the major worldwide film studio system, and provides cash awards to the festival’s top films in six major categories.

World Film Festival Bangkok 8/15/17
The objective of the World Film Festival of Bangkok is to introduce quality, non-mainstream films from all over the world. It aims to become a showcase for independent films and new work from rising talents to cinema masters to show the continuity from generation to generation as a vital component in the development of the film industry.

Fresh Film Northwest (Portland, OR) 08/18/17
Any young filmmaker between the ages of 13 and 19 living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, or British Columbia may enter a film in any theme or style made after September 1, 2015. Group projects as well as individual works are acceptable. All entries must be student produced. We cannot accept work that includes copyrighted music without express written permission from the artist. Adult guidance and instruction is permissible, but the primary hands-on creative work and point-of-view must be by a student(s).

Canaltown Short Spooky Movie Festival

Canaltown Short Spooky Movie Festival (aka Spookyfest) 09/24/2017
A diverse selection of short, spooky, moving picture shorts (seven (7) minutes or less) presented live, in downtown Honesdale, Pennsylvania, USA. A popular, audience vote determines which shorts take home the custom crafted Spooky Awards (aka Spookies) at the end of the night. This year marks the fourth year of our festival, which takes place on October 21, 2017. In addition to there being no entry fee for submitting artists, the popcorn is amazing, so you should not only submit but attend. Cheers!

A few more updates

Tuzla Film Festival 7/15/17
Festival accepts applications of directors with residence or origin from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia, as well as the application of the foreign directors who deal with themes related to these countries. This program includes four following categories: feature, short, documentary or animated.

Silicon Valley African Film Festival 7/31/17
Set in beautiful Silicon Valley, California (the high-tech capital of the world); the Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF) is a showcase of seasoned and emerging filmmakers from the African continent whose works reflect the true stories, hopes and dreams of Africa. The mission of the Festival is to promote an understanding and appreciation of Africa and Africans through moving images.

Multivision 8/1/17
The International Festival of Animation Arts “Multivision” is an annual event in St.Petersburg, Russia, held in November. The festival includes competition in animation shorts (duration 1 – 30 min) and video installations evaluated by a professional jury.

Light Field is a new artist-run film festival located in the San Francisco Bay Area showcasing experimental/avant-garde films with an international focus. We are looking for moving-image work finished on celluloid only (all gauges welcome). No restrictions on duration, completion date, or premiere status Both single-channel and expanded/performative works will be considered. 

Support Independents- Animation Show of Shows

It’s not a festival, but a yearly screening that took place initially in California, and now, in theaters. The Animation Show of Shows focuses on creative animation, that have unique stories and approaches.

By supporting the Animation Show of Shows Kickstarter at the 10.00 level, you will receive a ticket to a screening near you. Please contribute if you can to bring beautiful, inspiring animations to local theaters, and, the best part is, you can go see them yourself. Each year it is a wonderful collection, curated by Ron Diamond, not to be missed.

Please take a look- one week left!



PRIMANIMA is a festival, which is exclusively dedicated to up-and-coming animation artists from all over the world! The competition programme of PRIMANIMA is divided between- WORKSHOP AND STUDENT WORKS (stuff you make during your studies or at animation workshops) DIPLOMA FILMS (the film you finish your academic studies with) DÉBUT ANIMATIONS (your first film made without school background) FILMS FOR CHILDREN (your student, diploma or first film made for children) PRIMANIMA will take place for the 6th time in the town of Budaörs (in the suburbs of Budapest, Hungary) from the 18th to the 21nd of October 2017.

Women in Latin American Experimental Animation Call for short films

Women in Latin American Experimental Animation 9/1/17
Moebius Animación wants to recognize the important contributions that women have made to the field of Experimental Animation in Latin America as directors, animators, art directors, sound engineers, sculptors, etc.  Although the participation of women in this field has become more and more visible, we believe their work has not been sufficiently exhibited or discussed. Also, we have observed that the varied and singular perspectives of women authors have not been given enough attention. In an effort to reverse this trend, we are organizing an exhibition titled Women in Latin American Experimental Animation, which will be promoted by Moebius Animación and exhibited in academic and cultural spaces in Latin America and the United States. The curators of Moebius Animación, Lina X. Aguirre y Cecilia Traslaviña, invite Latin American women and women of Latin American descent who are involved in production of experimental animation to submit their short films to be considered for inclusion in this international exhibition. From our perspective, experimental animation reinterprets, reorganizes and challenges the material, technical, narrative and affective conventions of animation established by large studios. In line with this vision, we would like to receive a broad range of short films, which represent varied animation techniques, both abstract and figurative, and with either fictional or documentary content. Email submission. Guidelines on website.